Asbestos Mesothelioma Deaths By County

 

If you worked for any of these counties listed below you should get have a yearly checkup for asbestos exposure from your doctor. Malignant Mesothelioma symptoms may not show up for 10-50 years after the initial exposure.

Asbestos manufacturers knew as far back as the early 1920’s that asbestos caused asbestosis and the first case of Malignant Mesothelioma was definitively linked to asbestos exposure in 1964. The World health Organization reported that there were 92,253 mesothelioma deaths (and counting) reported by 83 countries. Today, more than 20 million Americans are at risk of developing malignant Mesothelioma in their lifetime due to asbestos exposure.

Workers and residents in these U. S. Counties were exposed to toxic asbestos dust and fibers with highest exposure years being between, 1920-1980. Thousands of asbestos-containing products and materials were used throughout these counties in buildings, residential buildings, industrial plants, factories, power plants, chemical plants, refineries, shipyards and manufacturing plants.

Trade workers, shipyard workers, construction workers, mechanics, power plant workers, mill workers, steel workers, railroad workers, pipefitters, plumbers, Insulators, electricians, and laborers are at higher risk than the general population for being diagnosed with Mesothelioma or an asbestos-related disease in their lifetime. If you have a history of asbestos exposure you should be checked each year by a qualified doctor.

Asbestos Deaths Listed by County – (100 + Deaths)

 

Asbestos Deaths By County – Under 99 A-Z


Asbestos Deaths by County Asbestos Deaths 1999-2013
3,970
3,144
2,321
2,058
1,906
1,728
1,616
1,499
1,345
1,276
1,272
1,217
1,135
1,133
1,130
1,109
1,078
1,066
1,061
1,021
1,013
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964
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934
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Mesothelioma and Asbestos Exposure

  • Malignant Mesothelioma is commonly diagnosed in people between the ages of 50 and 75 years old.
  • There are 2,500-3,000 malignant Mesothelioma cases diagnosed each year in the United States.
  • 1 in 3 U. S. military veterans will develop an asbestos related disease in their lifetime.
  • A 2015 New Study by the EWG Action Fund concludes that 12,000-15,000 Americans die every year from asbestos-related diseases.
  • An estimated 127,000 to 160,000 Americans died from asbestos exposure between 1999-2013.
  • Mesothelioma and asbestos-related cancers are typically diagnosed 10-50 years after initial exposure.

We have been helping victims of asbestos exposure and their families for more than 15 years. If you or a family member has been diagnosed with Malignant Mesothelioma or an Asbestos-related disease, we are here to help you file a claim with an experience Mesothelioma lawyer that will fight for you!

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Malignant Mesothelioma occurs when asbestos lodges itself in the body’s internal organs. There is no known cure for Malignant Mesothelioma and doctors work to relieve symptoms and improve the quality of a patient’s life. Malignant Mesothelioma is known only to be caused by asbestos exposure.

If you are experiencing Mesothelioma like symptoms you should see your doctor immediately. Mesothelioma has 4 stages. In stages 1-2 it is very difficult to diagnose because it looks like other diseases such as bronchitis, pneumonia, COPD, chronic cough, etc.

Quotes From Asbestos Executives About Their Workers

“…if you have enjoyed a good life while working with asbestos products, why not die from it.” 1966 memo from an executive of the Bendix Corporation (now part of Honeywell)

In early 1940s, the president of Johns-Manville called the managers of another company “a bunch of fools for notifying employees who had asbestosis.” When asked by another corporation’s representative, “Do you mean to tell me you would let them work until they drop dead?” he responded, “Yes. We save a lot of money that way.”

Asbestos Settlement Trust Information

Asbestos Settlement Trusts were established to help compensate workers and their families for asbestos exposure which causes Mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. When an Asbestos company establishes a Trust Fund all settlements are managed by trustees that decide the compensation amounts paid to Mesothelioma claimants. U. S. Courts allow Asbestos defendants to file for protection under a legal process known as bankruptcy reorganization. This allows the company to pay claims and stay in business.

  • There are close to 60 Asbestos Trust Funds set up by U. S. Courts.
  • Asbestos bankruptcy reorganization can be a lengthy process that can span several years.
  • Asbestos Trusts publish additional information about their Trust guidelines, qualifications and rules.
  • Representatives of current and future Mesothelioma claimants must consent to any significant changes to these trusts.
  • Since 1988, Asbestos trusts have paid out about $17.5 billion representing more than 3 million claims.
  • Since 2011, Asbestos Trust Funds have combined assets of $36.8 billion.
  • Since 2010, the average percentage paid per asbestos victim is 25 percent of a claim.
  • Asbestos Trust Funds set Statutes of Limitations that only allow a certain amount of time to file an Asbestos claim.
  • Mesothelioma Claimants can sometimes file both Asbestos Trust lawsuits and Asbestos claims.
  • S. Court must approve the amount that is set aside before the Asbestos Company will be granted bankruptcy protection.

It is very important to contact a Mesothelioma lawyer soon after you have been diagnosed with Mesothelioma. The only known cause of this Mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos. Mesothelioma is a progressive disease, with a 10-50 year latency period developing over years or even decades in many patients. Therefore, your statute of limitations does not begin with the time of exposure. Rather, it begins with your diagnosis that you have Mesothelioma.

If you have been diagnosed with Mesothelioma, you have legal rights. But you need to act quickly, because the statute of limitations in most states is 1-3 years.

Evidence Required to File for an Asbestos claim may Include:

  • Diagnosis– Medical documentation (pathology reports).
  • Physician Statement– From a qualified physician regarding Mesothelioma diagnosis.
  • Exposure Evidence– Product information, witness affidavits, employment records, invoices.

Military Veterans and Asbestos Exposure

Military Veterans that have a 1 in 3 chance of developing an asbestos related disease in their lifetime. Veterans have the right to bring lawsuits against negligent asbestos companies for exposing them to toxic asbestos-containing products and materials.

There are 21.5 million current living Veterans according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans who served between 1940 and 1970 have the greatest risk of developing Mesothelioma or an asbestos-related cancer. Navy Veterans who served during World War II and the Korean War have the highest incidence of Asbestos-related diseases.

The U.S. Military used thousands of asbestos-containing products in their ships between the 1920-late 1970’s. 14 in every 1,000 WW II shipyard workers died of an asbestos-related disease compared to 18 in every 1,000 combat related deaths.

  • Mesothelioma primarily occurs in Veterans between the ages of 55-75.
  • Asbestos was listed as the top contaminant at 32 U.S. Army base closures during the 1990s.
  • A recent study showed that as many as 30-40% of Mesothelioma victims is U. S. Veterans.

A person diagnosed with Mesothelioma may be entitled to recover compensation for the following:

Mesothelioma Damages

Disfigurement Damages (past and future)
Economic Damages (past and future)
End of Life Cost Damages   
Exemplary Damages
Funeral Expense Damages
Future Economic Damages
General Damages
Gross Negligence Damages
Loss of Companionship  
Loss of Consortium Damages
Loss of Earning Capacity Damages
Loss of Life Damages
Loss of Wages Damages (past and future)
Medical Expense Damages    
Mental Anguish Damages  
Monetary Compensation Damages   
Nominal Damages
Non-Economic Damages
Pain and Suffering Damages
Pecuniary and Non Pecuniary Damages
Physical Impairment Damages (past and future)
Asbestos Trust Funds  
Treble Damages
Workers Compensation Damages
Wrongful Death Claims

Malignant Mesothelioma has been linked to workplace asbestos exposure.

Malignant Mesothelioma

Malignant Mesothelioma is rare form of cancer that affects lining of the lungs, abdomen, heart, and major organs in the body. Mesothelioma is a disease in which malignant cancer cells are found in the sac lining the chest (pleura) or the abdomen (peritoneum). There are about 3,000 new malignant Mesothelioma cases diagnosed each year in the U. S. If you are experiencing any Mesothelioma symptoms you should contact a doctor immediately.

Diagnosed With Mesothelioma?

If you or a family member has been diagnosed with malignant Mesothelioma you are going to have a lot of questions about living with Mesothelioma and what legal options you have against asbestos manufacturers and asbestos companies for your asbestos exposure. Mesothelioma is a seriously deadly disease. According to the American Cancer Society with the average survival time for people with Mesothelioma is 4-18 months.

Call TOLL FREE 888.640.0914 right now to talk with a live Mesothelioma Counselor that can answer many of your questions and give you the peace of mind that you need.

Family Member Died From Mesothelioma?

If you have a family member that has died from Mesothelioma cancer you should immediately consult with an experienced Mesothelioma diagnosis lawyer about what compensation may be available to you from asbestos trust funds that total more than 30 billion dollars.

It is VERY IMPORTANT that you file your Mesothelioma claim within your states Statute of Limitations.

We have seen many families lose their right to file a lawsuit because their Statute of Limitations had expired while they were grieving. We know it is a tough time to grieve the loss of a loved one, but please do not let your Statute of Limitations expire for filing your Mesothelioma lawsuit. In most states the Statute of Limitations is 2-3 years. Some states have 6 year Statute of Limitations.

Mesothelioma Latency Period

Mesothelioma has a long latency period of 10-50 years. Many Veterans, Shipyard Workers, Construction Workers, Power Plant Workers, Mill Workers, Steel Workers, Railroad Workers, Pipefitters, Insulators, Electricians, Carpenters, Welders, Auto Mechanics, Veterans, Factory Workers, and laborers are living in the early stages of a variety of asbestos related diseases. Many Mesothelioma lawyers will not accept asbestosis, asbestos lung cancer, pleural plaques, pleural thickening, colon cancer and esophageal cancer cases.

There is More Than 30 Billion Dollars Set Aside for Mesothelioma and Asbestos Victims in Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts

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