Alabama Power

Workers exposed to asbestos

Alabama Power was founded in 1906, and this was the beginning of more than a simple electric utility company. It marked a new era of affordable, reliable electricity that would transform the state's economy and greatly improve the quality of life of citizens. Today, Alabama Power offers reliable electricity supply and unparalleled service to over 1.4 million homes, businesses, and industries in the southern U.S. Sadly, because asbestos use in the power generation industry was the norm during the last century, the company was no exception. Consequently, numerous employees were heavily exposed while working for Alabama Power until the late 1980s, when asbestos was banned. If you were employed at this company and now suffer from a disease caused by occupational asbestos exposure, you should call us, as you might be eligible for compensation.

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Alabama Power employees exposed to asbestos

During the last century, power plants were built with asbestos products to shield the machinery, such as boilers, pipes, and turbines, as they would produce extreme heat. Asbestos crumbled over the years, placing numerous workers and their families at high risk of toxic exposure. Workers who were in charge of building and maintaining power plants would often wear insulated, protective clothing or gear to perform their jobs. For decades across the country, aprons, gloves, and masks contained asbestos. Asbestos exposure was actually unavoidable in power plants during the last century.

These are the employees who worked in the power plants of Alabama Power who are very likely to have been exposed to asbestos:

Another way of significant asbestos exposure was cutting asbestos insulation, which made carcinogenic fibers airborne. Power plants workers have to face higher rates of mesothelioma and lung cancer because of the exposure that occurred when they were using asbestos products on the job. Handling asbestos insulation, asbestos pipes, and asbestos in boilers resulted in many power plant workers becoming sick. The highest risk was among blue-collar power plant workers whose job descriptions referred to installing and maintaining pipes and electrical appliances.

Thousands of Alabama Power employees began suffering from terrible diseases after 1980

If you are diagnosed with a cancerous disease, you or a family member will deal with our staff over the phone and via emails ONLY, no need to travel at all. If you pass away before or during the process, surviving family members will receive the amount awarded by the claims.

Lung Cancer Mesothelioma Throat Cancer Esophageal Cancer Bronchial Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Colorectal Cancer

If you receive the diagnosis of a noncancerous disease, we will need to do more testing (X-rays, breathing, and blood tests) done at our medical facility in Birmingham, Alabama, where you will be accurately diagnosed.

Asbestosis Pulmonary Fibrosis Pleural Plaques Pleural Effusion Diffuse Pleural Thickening COPD Emphysema Chronic Bronchitis Pleurisy Lung Nodules Lung Spots Asthma Tuberculosis Pneumonitis Rounded Atelectasis Lung Scarring Bladder Cancer

Secondary asbestos exposure, a serious concern for the family members of Alabama Power workers

If you lived in the same house as a worker of Alabama Power, chances are you were also exposed to asbestos, although to a lesser extent. Because power plant workers all over the U.S. were not informed about the real dangers of asbestos exposure, they were also not provided with protective equipment to maintain the illusion that asbestos is a safe mineral. Therefore, they were not required to change clothes when their shift ended, so they would bring asbestos dust on their garments, skin, and hair home to their families. Upon greeting the employee, their family members would unavoidably inhale toxic fibers.

Have you developed a disease that you suspect is the consequence of secondary asbestos exposure? If so, we advise you to contact our law firm, as we specialize in toxic exposure and will be able to recover the maximum financial compensation you are entitled to from the culpable employer of your family member. After you call us, you just have to describe your situation and send us your medical records. Following a thorough assessment, our lawyers will decide whether you are entitled to compensation and if you are, they will promptly begin preparing your claim for submission. Eventually, you will get the money you deserve.

Legal assistance in wrongful death asbestos exposure cases for family members

Numerous asbestos exposure victims pass away without having benefited from the compensation they were entitled to. However, their close family members, including their children, their spouse, and siblings, can now file a wrongful death claim to obtain some of the financial compensation the deceased person would have been eligible for. The legal process is easy for you, as we will make sure to attend to the most difficult and challenging aspects for you. After calling us, you will have to describe your situation and send us the employment and medical records of your departed loved one.

After our skilled attorneys review your case, you will know for sure whether you can file a wrongful death claim, and if you can, they will quickly begin working on it. In the meantime, you can carry on as usual, as your involvement will only be necessary during the first steps of the legal process. In the end, you will benefit from compensation on behalf of your lost family member, which might help you with costs such as the funeral expenses or their past medical expenses. Keep in mind that working with our law firm is free of charge unless we obtain money for you, as we operate on a contingency fee basis.