FRANKFORT, Kentucky – Patrick Timmins, a mesothelioma lawyer from the national asbestos litigation firm of Levy Konigsberg LLP (“LK”) is continuing to help Kentucky mesothelioma patients and families obtain legal compensation from companies who manufactured, sold or used asbestos-containing products.
Patrick Timmins with over fifteen years of asbestos litigation experience, represents clients throughout Kentucky. Prior to joining LK, Patrick Timmins was a criminal prosecutor, zealously representing various victims of crime. Discussing the serious consequences of asbestos exposure in Kentucky, Patrick Timmins stated, “Many individuals engaged in various work trades routinely worked in hazardous conditions at Kentucky worksites. Our knowledge of the individual occupations, unions and trades that performed the backbreaking work that made these plants productive and successful helps us determine the best litigation and trial strategy for these workers. It is an honor to meet the victims and their families and learn their story. LK will tirelessly work on behalf of the families of these Kentucky workers.” Patrick Timmins’ aggressive representation on behalf of Kentucky families begins immediately, ensuring that each family’s case is placed on the trial calendar as soon as possible.
Due to the presence of numerous industrial employers throughout Kentucky, insulators, steel workers, pipefitters, laborers, plumbers, machinists, oven operators, powerhouse workers, mechanics and many other trades were routinely exposed to asbestos. Each year, approximately three thousand men and women across the country, including many in Kentucky, are diagnosed with mesothelioma, an aggressive asbestos cancer.
Kentucky residents have been exposed to asbestos at industrial facilities, mechanic shops, assembly plants, chemical plants, power plants and steel plants. Numerous independent contractors were also exposed to asbestos from their work at many of these facilities. Many of these asbestos exposure sites are located in and around the Kentucky portion of the Ohio Valley. However, the asbestos problem in Kentucky was pervasive, throughout the entire state. Many asbestos exposure sites were located in West Virginia and Ohio, where Kentucky citizens would commute daily to their places of employment. Many people in Kentucky also developed mesothelioma from non-occupational asbestos exposures, such as automotive work and home renovations, or from “second-hand asbestos exposure,” which occurred when work clothes contaminated with asbestos were worn home.
Mesothelioma lawyer Patrick Timmins shares the map of Kentucky – Ohio Valley worksites where most of asbestos exposure in KY occurred:
Figure 1. Map of the most common asbestos exposure sites in the State of Kentucky.
- Allied Chemical (Ashland, KY)
- American Electric Power (Louisa, KY)
- American Water Works & Electric Company (Lexington, KY)
- Armco/AK Steel (Ashland, KY)
- Ashland Oil (Ashland, KY)
- Ashland Steel (Ashland, KY)
- Atomic Energy Commission Plant – AEC (Paducah, KY)
- B.F. Goodrich (Calvert, KY)
- Burnside Power Plant (Lexington, KY)
- Commercial Incinerators, Inc. (Georgetown, KY)
- DuPont (Louisville, KY)
- Fort Campbell Army Base (Fort Campbell, KY)
- Fort Knox (Louisville, KY)
- General Electric (Louisville KY
- GAF (Calvert, KY)
- General Motors (Bowling Green, KY)
- IBM (Lexington, KY)
- John Graves Memorial Hospital (Georgetown, KY)
- Lorillard Company (Lexington, KY)
- Louisville Firebrick (Louisville, KY)
- Louisville Gas & Electric Plant (Louisville, KY)
- Marathon Oil (Ashland, KY)
- McNally Manufacturing Corporation (Wheelright, KY)
- Ohio Foundry and Manufacturing (Louisville, KY)
- Owensboro Municipal Utilities (Owensboro, KY)
- Owens-Corning Fiberglass Corporation (KY)
- Procter and Gamble (Lexington, KY)
- Paradise Steam (Paradise, KY)
- Reynolds Metals Paint (Louisville, KY)
- Ross Brothers (Ashland, KY)
- Sandy Power (Louisa, KY)
- Shawnee Power Plant (Paducah, KY)
- Shell (Belpre, OH)
- Texas Gas Transmission Plant (Paducah, KY)
- TVA Power (Drakesboro, KY)
- TVA Steam (Paducah, KY)
- University of Kentucky Hospital (Lexington, KY)
If you or your loved one are a Kentucky resident or were exposed to asbestos in KY or the Ohio Valley, and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, please call 1-800-637-6529 or submit an online inquiry on this website to receive a FREE consultation with mesothelioma lawyer Patrick Timmins at Levy Konigsberg LLP.
Under the law of most states, pain and suffering from mesothelioma may be compensated through the award of money damages, usually obtained with the help of experienced mesothelioma attorneys. In some states other types of damages may also be recovered.
Asbestos litigation affords mesothelioma victims the opportunity to receive financial compensation and hold accountable the companies that caused their asbestos exposure.
- Preserve your rights to bring a legal action against the responsible parties within the limited time frame allowed by law, known as statute of limitations;
- Obtain maximum compensation in your case by being able to:
- Preserve evidence and establish facts of the asbestos exposure while the claimant is still alive and able to provide information;
- File and resolve a lawsuit against the responsible parties before they file for bankruptcy or, if they already have, to obtain compensation before their bankruptcy trust funds run out of money;
- Expedite your case, as courts tend to give higher priority to mesothelioma lawsuits where the claimant is still alive.