CARSON CITY, Nevada – Mesothelioma attorneys from the national asbestos litigation firm of Levy Konigsberg LLP are continuing to help NV mesothelioma patients and families obtain legal compensation from companies who manufactured, sold or used asbestos-containing products.
LK is one of the nation’s premier law firms featuring highly acclaimed mesothelioma attorneys with decades of experience in the areas of asbestos exposure and mesothelioma law. LK has litigated precedent-setting cases and obtained significant rulings and judgments, which have included some of the highest awards in mesothelioma, asbestos, and personal injury litigation. Based on its close to 30 years of experience and proven track record, LK was recently named Plaintiff’s Product Liability Law Firm of the Year for the year 2013, by U.S. News & World Report magazine.
Every year, thousands of men and women across the country are diagnosed with mesothelioma, including many in Nevada. Even more are diagnosed with lung cancer and asbestosis. All of these asbestos-related diseases could have been prevented if workers had been properly protected from exposure to asbestos. Attorneys at LK are experienced in investigating asbestos exposures suffered by Nevada citizens and retirees.
Nevada Casinos & Skilled Tradespeople
On March 19, 1931, the state of Nevada legalized gambling within its borders. Between the 1930s and 1980s, hundreds of casinos, racetracks and other wagering establishments were constructed throughout Nevada. Due to the size of these gaming facilities, heavy industrial equipment was installed, operated, maintained and repaired on a regular basis. Skilled tradespeople, including pipefitters, boilermakers, plumbers, electricians, millwrights, laborers and other trades performed work in boiler rooms, machine rooms, and electrical rooms located on the premises of the casinos. Equipment including industrial HVAC products, boilers, steam traps, valves, and pumps were regularly maintained by skilled tradespeople throughout Nevada. Mesothelioma attorneys at LK are skilled in identifying the products and machinery installed in these equipment rooms.
Foreland Oil Refineries
With plants located in Duckwater, Ely, Railroad Valley and Tonopah, Foreland Refining was a major employer in Nevada for several decades. Employees, independent contractors and other visitors to the Foreland plants were regularly exposed to airborne asbestos. Unfortunately, the asbestos dangers associated with work at these Nevada oil refineries were not limited to the employees and visitors of the plant. Despite OSHA regulations prohibiting employers from allowing employees to wear their soiled clothes home, many oil refinery workers regularly returned home with clothes containing hundreds of asbestos fibers. Mesothelioma attorneys at LK are skilled in identifying the unique asbestos exposures suffered by oil refinery workers and independent contractors. They successfully represented the wife of a career Exxon refinery worker who developed mesothelioma from washing her husband’s work clothes, and won a $7.5 million verdict on her behalf.
Nevada Power Plants
Between the 1950s and 1980s, several major power plants were constructed and operated throughout Nevada. Employees, independent contractors and visitors of these power plants were regularly exposed to high levels of asbestos dust throughout the plant. Attorneys at LK are experienced in investigating powerhouse worksites. Due to the presence of various pieces of equipment and machinery throughout a power plant, including turbines, boilers, furnaces, heating equipment, and several other pieces of machinery, there are many sources of exposure which must be investigated. During your free consultation with an LK attorney, we will explain the traditional and unique exposures suffered by individuals present at a powerhouse.
Tradesmen of various skills were exposed to asbestos at powerhouses constructed and operated throughout the nation. Jerome H. Block, an LK partner, represented a skilled tradesperson who was exposed to airborne asbestos created by the work of contractors installing various asbestos-containing products at a Long Island power plant. Employees, independent contractors and other visitors of these power plants were regularly exposed to asbestos. Mesothelioma attorneys at LK are skilled in identifying the asbestos exposures suffered by constructors and employees of these power plants.
Statistics illustrate that Nevada is the 2nd fastest growing state in the nation, due largely to the number of individuals who choose to retire in the state. Many hardworking families choose to spend their retirement in Nevada’s welcoming climate. After decades of hard labor and financial planning for retirement, individuals who relocated to Nevada to enjoy their retirement may tragically learn that they have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness. When considering filing a lawsuit, retirees in Nevada may be concerned about where their case should be filed. The attorneys at LK are experienced in determining the best location for the filing of a relocated retiree’s lawsuit. During your free consultation, an LK attorney will answer all of your questions regarding your relocation and the filing of your asbestos lawsuit.
Individual Case Review
In Nevada, and across the country, many people also developed mesothelioma from non-occupational asbestos exposures, such as automotive work, home renovations and other hobbies, or from “second-hand asbestos exposure,” which occurred when work clothes contaminated with asbestos were worn home. An experienced LK attorney will assist your family in determining all possible sources of your exposure to asbestos dust.
Nevada worksites where asbestos exposure was common include:
Figure 1. Map of the most common asbestos exposure worksites in the State of Nevada.
- Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corp. (Reno, NV)
- Atomic Test Site (Mercury, NV)
- Basic Magnesium, Inc. (Royson, NV)
- Bell Telephone Building (Reno, NV)
- Beowawe Power Plant (Beowawe, NV)
- Bradley Power Plant (Fernley, NV)
- Caesar’s Palace (Las Vegas, NV)
- Catalytic Construction (Mercury, NV)
- Clark County Power House (Las Vegas, NV)
- Defense Plant Corporation (Royson, NV)
- Desert Peak Power Plant (Reno, NV)
- Dixie Valley Power Plant (Reno, NV)
- Dorcon Inc. (Reno, NV)
- Eagle Picher Industries (Reno, NV)
- Foreland Refining (Ely, NV)
- Fort Churchill Generating Station (Wabuska, NV)
- Las Vegas Van & Transfer Siding (Las Vegas, NV)
- Laughlin Air Force Base (Laughlin, NV)
- Manganese Ore Corp. (Royson, NV)
- MGM Hotel & Casino (Las Vegas, NV)
- Mojave Generating Station (Laughlin, NV)
- Nellis Air Force Base (Las Vegas, NV)
- Nevada Power Company (Statewide, NV)
- Owens Corning Fiberglass (Sparks, NV)
- Reid Gardner Power Plant (Moapa, NV)
- Reno Feed and Seed (Reno, NV)
- Reynolds Electric (Mercury, NV)
- Sierra Pacific Power Company (Sparks, NV)
- Southern California Edison Company (Laughlin, NV)
- Southern Nevada Public Service (Las Vegas, NV)
- State Printing Office (Reno, NV)
- Stead Air Force Base (Reno, NV)
- Valmy Generating Station (Valmy, NV)
- Wells Cargo, Inc. (Sparks, NV)
If you or your loved one are a Nevada resident or were exposed to asbestos in Nevada, 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 attorneys 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.