Kentucky Mesothelioma Resources and Asbestos Information

Kentucky is one of the states with no asbestiform minerals. Nearly all asbestos-related exposure in the Bluegrass State is considered occupational. The sources of asbestos in Kentucky are natural gas plants, power plants, oil refineries, chemical plants and construction.

During the period from the late 1800s through the early 1980s a number of materials containing some degree of asbestos were used in both domestic and commercial construction projects. As recently as 2010 there were an estimated 3,000 products with at least some asbestos sold and manufactured in the United States.

Construction, renovation, and demolition projects yield the highest level of risk for asbestos exposure. Kentucky is especially susceptible with a number of aging and historic buildings throughout the state. Anybody working in the construction field in Kentucky has likely had some exposure to asbestos.  Chemical plants in Kentucky also used asbestos, including some especially deadly forms. Some of these types of asbestos pose a far greater risk than what is found at construction sites and cause damage to the human body much more quickly.

The military is another source of potential asbestos exposure. The Navy has a long history of using asbestos-containing materials for flame retardant and insulation purposes in its vessels. Power plants in the state also have been known to be a source of asbestos, which has been used mostly for insulation purposes.

It should be noted that mesothelioma-related lawsuits in the state of Kentucky tend to favor the defendants. One reason for this is that rules governing such cases in the state appear to sway towards the defendant. For instance, personal injury-related litigation in the state of Kentucky is restricted to a one-year period. The statute of limitations is greater for such cases in most of the other states.  The restrictions on personal injury litigation in Kentucky mean that is very important to get documentation and contact a lawyer as soon as an asbestos-related condition has been diagnosed or when exposure to asbestos is suspected.