If you’re a resident of Keaau, you may have worked for the Puna Sugar Company. This plantation existed for most of the 20th century and provided jobs for residents. However, there’s a possibility that those who worked here may have been exposed to asbestos. While this may not have seemed like a problem at the time, you or a loved one may have been recently diagnosed with mesothelioma. This terminal cancer can be caused by asbestos exposure and unfortunately is often aggressive and fast-acting. While this news is devastating, you can take action to recover the compensation and benefits you deserve. A Keaau mesothelioma lawyer from Frost Law Firm, PC will help you fight for your rights.
Our lawyers help those who were wrongfully exposed to asbestos. This substance was widely used in the 20th century in construction and manufacturing, making exposure more likely to occur. Depending on when the structure containing the asbestos-containing material was built, you or a loved one could have been near it when the asbestos was disturbed and released fibers into the air. Once they’re inhaled, they can get into your system and start to cause harm. This doesn’t become apparent until many years later when the cancerous cells form a tumor. As a resident of Keaau, you may wonder where the exposure to asbestos occurred. One place is the Puna Sugar Company.
Puna Sugar Company
Originally called Olaa Sugar Company, Puna Sugar Company got its new name in 1960, but the business had been incorporated in 1899. Olaa Sugar Company took over the Puna Plantation Company in 1905. The company continued to adapt and grow, and by 1939 was embracing modern technology and building roads to haul sugar cane. Those who worked for this sugar company had access to a housing program, medical care, and recreational facilities. While the company faced financial hardship for a time, they were able to turn it around after renaming it to Puna. After some prosperous years, the market turned again, and it was announced in 1982 that the company would shut down over a two-year period.
For those who lived in the towns around the company, they were likely employees or relatives of those who worked for the Puna Sugar Company. If an employee was exposed to asbestos during this time, they may have inhaled it or brought it home to their families.
Frost Law Firm, PC Defends Keaau Citizens
If you’re seeking compensation for your mesothelioma diagnosis, our Keaau mesothelioma attorney is here for you. We’re going to do everything we can to make sure your compensation covers your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses you’ve suffered. It’s important to get in touch with our lawyers today so we can begin fighting for you.