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Residents and workers in Maine were exposed to toxic asbestos dust and fibers with highest exposure years being between, 1920-1980. Mesothelioma and asbestos-related cancers are typically diagnosed 10-50 years after initial exposure.
Thousands of asbestos-containing products and materials were used throughout the state of Maine in buildings, residential buildings, industrial plants, factories, power plants, chemical plants, refineries, shipyards and manufacturing plants.
There were 2,003 asbestos related deaths in Maine (360 Mesothelioma) from 1999-2013 – EWG Action Fund 2015 Study.
Maine 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.
Maine Asbestos Exposure Hot Spots
Ton of asbestos shipments were received in the state of New Hampshire. High asbestos exposure was in Hillsborough County, Rockingham County, Stafford County and Merrimack County.
Asbestos-containing products and materials were used throughout Oregon included; asbestos ceiling & floor tiles, asbestos mixed in paints, asbestos mixed in cement, asbestos used in boilers, asbestos used electrical wiring, roofing materials, plumbing pipes & gaskets, attic insulation, heating and air-conditioning products, car and truck brakes, welding equipment, fire retardant clothing & gloves, drywall, fiberboard, wallboard, asbestos tape, vinyl flooring, fireproofing materials, fireplaces, ovens, etc.
Maine Asbestos-Related Deaths
|Androscoggin County, ME – 181 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Aroostook County, ME – 34 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Cumberland County, ME – 264 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Franklin County, ME – 34 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Hancock County, ME – 72 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Kennebec County, ME – 195 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Knox County, ME – 68 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Lincoln County, ME – 165 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Oxford County, ME – 77 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Penobscot County, ME – 142 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Piscataquis County, ME – 44 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Sagadahoc County, ME – 202 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Somerset County, ME – 35 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Waldo County, ME – 87 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Washington County, ME – 91 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|York County, ME – 300 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Source: EWG Group 2015 Study|
Asbestos Cover up – Quotes from Asbestos Executives
Evidence in thousands of court documents have shown that asbestos companies hid and destroyed memos, documents and ignored doctor’s medical reports about the dangers of asbestos exposure. Despite all of the information about the deadly dangers of asbestos exposure available in the scientific and medical literature asbestos companies chose not to take any action to protect workers.
They chose profit over the safety of their workers and then lied and covered it up. This is why U. S. Courts are making asbestos manufacturers and companies pay millions to asbestos victims for their asbestos cover up.
- “…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 company executive, “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.”
Mesothelioma has been medically linked to workplace asbestos exposure.
Maine Mesothelioma Statistics (Asbestos-Related Deaths)
- Maine ranks 34th in the U. S. for deaths from malignant Mesothelioma.
- The mortality rate from Mesothelioma in Maine is 27.5 per million.
- 263 Maine residents died from malignant Mesothelioma.
- 471 asbestos-related deaths were reported in Maine since 1979.
- Cumberland County has more than 102 asbestos-related deaths and more than 52 Mesothelioma Deaths.
*Statistics on Mesothelioma and asbestos related deaths were compiled from CDC (Center for Disease Control’s National Center for Health Statistics), and NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health) and other cancer reporting sources.
Mesothelioma Facts and Statistics
- More than 20 million American workers have been exposed to asbestos.
- Mesothelioma cases are found in 9 out of every 1 million people.
- 3,000 new cases of Mesothelioma are diagnosed each year in the U. S.
- Each year in U. S 10,000 Americans will die from an asbestos related disease.
- 30% of U. S. Veterans will develop an asbestos-related disease in their life time.
- 1 in 125 U. S. males who live over the age of 50 will die from an asbestos-related disease.
- Experts believe 60,000 Malignant Mesothelioma deaths will occur between 2010 and 2030.
Maine 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.
Recent Mesothelioma Verdicts and Settlements
A Mesothelioma claim is a lawsuit filed on behalf of a victim or surviving family members as a result of hazardous exposure to asbestos.
- $4.6 Million Mesothelioma Settlement: For a Union Insulator that developed malignant Mesothelioma from asbestos exposure.
- $10.2 Million Mesothelioma Verdict: For a Paper Mill worker suffering from pleural Mesothelioma.
- $8 Million Mesothelioma Award: For a man diagnosed with Mesothelioma. Noneconomic damages and $1.5 Million for loss of consortium.
- $4.9 Million Settlement: For a man diagnosed with Pleural Mesothelioma from asbestos exposure in workplace in Montana.
- $3.9 Million Settlement: For an Engineer exposed to asbestos on Missouri jobsites.
- $2.9 Million Settlement: For an Engineer and Shipyard worker exposed to asbestos in Maine.
- $1.2 Million Mesothelioma Settlement: For a 76 year old Carpenter that developed malignant Mesothelioma.
- $1.1 Million Veteran Mesothelioma Settlement: For a Navy Veteran Machinist that developed malignant Mesothelioma at age 71.
- $245,000 Asbestosis Settlement: For a Paper Mill worker suffering from Asbestosis.
- $2.5 Million Mesothelioma Settlement: For a Union Pipefitter man who died from malignant Mesothelioma.
- $2.6 Million Shipyard Worker Mesothelioma Settlement: For the family of a 72-year old Shipyard worker with Mesothelioma who suffered second hand exposure.
- $1.8 Million Mesothelioma Settlement: For a carpenter that developed malignant Mesothelioma at age 68.
- $7.5 Million Mesothelioma Verdict: For a woman that developed peritoneal Mesothelioma from laundering her husband’s work clothes.
Maine Workers and Residents Have the Right to Sue Manufacturers that exposed them to Asbestos.
Mesothelioma cancer has been linked to workplace asbestos exposure.
Asbestos Exposure in Maine – Mesothelioma Lawsuits
Asbestos was used heavily in U. S. building trades between 1930-1980. More than 3,000 commonly used products in Maine contained toxic asbestos fibers and materials.
Maine Workers and Residents that were exposed to asbestos are at higher risk (7 times) than the general population for being diagnosed with Mesothelioma or an asbestos-related disease in their lifetime.
It can take 10-50 years after initial asbestos exposure before symptoms of Mesothelioma may appear. People that were exposed to asbestos in Maine decades ago are walking time bombs. There is no clear way of knowing if a person will develop Mesothelioma, but most people diagnosed are around 70 years of age.
If you worked in an industry in Maine that exposed you to deadly asbestos fibers a Mesothelioma lawyer can help you seek compensation for medical expenses resulting from a Mesothelioma cancer diagnosis.
When asbestos is disturbed, broken apart, cut, decayed, or damaged, it releases tiny asbestos microscopic fibrous particles that can cling to the skin, hair and clothing. These asbestos fibers are easily transferred to others where they can accumulate in the lining of lungs that cause Mesothelioma lung cancer.
|Abenaki Mill||Kti Inc.|
|Alloy Products Co||Kuhr Technologies, Inc.|
|American Cyanamid Co||Lincoln Pulp & Paper Co.|
|Androscoggin Mill||Lockwood Company|
|Axford Paper Company||Loring Air Force Base|
|Bangor Hydro-Electric Co||Madison Electric Co.|
|Bangor State Hospital||Madison Paper Corporation|
|Bath Iron Works Corporation||Maine Central Railroad Co.|
|Biddeford & Saco Water Co||Maine Energy Recovery Co.|
|Biddeford Hardware & Plumbing Supply||Maine Hopsitals – Pre-1980|
|Blue Rock Quarry||Maine Industrial Parks – Pre 1980|
|Boise Cascade Paper Mill||Maine Military Buildings – Pre-1980|
|Bowater Inc.||Maine Schools – Pre-1980|
|Bowdoin College||Maine Seaboard Paper Company .|
|Broadman Hall||Maine State Hospital – Pre 1980|
|Brunswick Electric Light & Power Co.||Maine Yankee Atomic Power Station|
|Brunswick Naval Air Station||Maine Yankee Nuclear Power Plant|
|Buerhaus Insulation Co.||Maine YMCA Buildings|
|C Y R O Industries||Mead Paper Group|
|Capodanno Inc.||Mount Blue High School|
|Central Maine Power Co.||Mt Mercy Academy|
|Central Maine Power Powerhouse||New England Insulation Co.|
|Champion Paper||Northeast Coal & Dock Corp.|
|Chemitron Corp.||Northeastern Paving Corp.|
|Chinet Company||Northern Chemical Industries Inc.|
|City of Bangor Water Works||Northern Paper Co.|
|Colby College||Ohemetron Corp.|
|Conyngham||Otis Mill Co.|
|Cumberland County Power & Light Co.||Oxford Paper Co|
|Cumberland Mills||Pejepscot Paper Co|
|Dow Air Force Base||Pepperell Mill|
|Downeast Urethane Co.||Pharris Co.|
|Eastern Fine Paper & Pulp||Pine Tree Insulation|
|Eastern Manufacturing Co.||Pineland Hospital & Training Center|
|Eastern Paper Co.||Pownal State School|
|Econby Corporation||S.A. Maxfield Co.|
|Elmer Montgomery||S.D. Warren Co.|
|Fenway Motel||Saco-Lowell Shops|
|Fpl Energy Mason Llc||Saint Regis Mill|
|Georgia Pacific Corporation||Sanford Mills|
|Georgia Pacific Paper Mill||Sanford Sheet Plant|
|Georgia Pacific St. Croix||Sappi Fine Papers|
|Great N. Paper Mill||Scott Paper Company|
|Great Northern Paper Co.||St. Croix Paper Company|
|Hearst Corppejepscot Paperdiv||St. Regis Paper Company|
|Hollingsworth & Whitney Co.||Standard Packaging Corp|
|Hyde Windlass Company||Union Chemical Company|
|International Paper Co.||United States Naval Air Station|
|Jay Paper Mill||University of Maine|
|Kathadin Pulp & Paper Co.||W.F. Wyman Power Station|
|Kennebec River Pulp 8 Paper Co.||West Point Pepperell Manufacturing Co.|
|Keyes Fibre Company||Wiscasset Steam Plant|
Asbestos Exposure in Maine Neighborhoods Pre-1980
|Administration Buildings||Convalescent Homes||Juvenile Homes||Reformatories|
|Air Bases||Convention Centers||Laboratories||Rehab Centers|
|Air Facilities||Convention Halls||Landfills||Rehabilitation Centers|
|Air Stations||Convents||Laundries||Research Labs|
|Ammo Depots||Country Clubs||Lighthouses||Residence Halls|
|Ammunition Depots||Courthouses||Lodging Houses||Rest Homes|
|Amphitheaters||Cow Barns||Lunatic Asylums||Restaurants|
|Amusement Parks||Dairies||Medical Buildings||Retardation Centers|
|Animal Shelters||Dams||Medical Centers||Retirement Homes|
|Apartment Complexes||Deaf Dumb Institutes||Memorial Homes||Roads|
|Apartment Houses||Department Stores||Memorial Institutes||Rooming Houses|
|Apartments||Depots||Memorial Parks||Salvage Yards|
|Arcade Buildings||Detention Centers||Men’s Dorms||Sanitariums|
|Armories||Detention Facilities||Military Academies||Schools|
|Art Galleries||Dining Halls||Military Bases||Science Buildings|
|Art Institutes||Dispensaries||Military Homes||Scrap Yards|
|Assembly Hall||Dock Yards||Monasteries||Seminaries|
|Athletic Clubs||Dorms||Motels||Shopping Centers|
|Auditoriums||Elderly Housing||Museums||Shopping Malls|
|Bakery Buildings||Elevators||Music Halls||Skyscrapers|
|Banks||Equestrian Farms||News Buildings||Smelters|
|Barber Shops||Federal Buildings||Nursing Homes||Soldiers Homes|
|Barns||Federal Jails||Observatories||Sports Arenas|
|Barracks||Field Houses||Office Buildings||Stadiums|
|Bath Houses||Fire Departments||Office Complexes||Stock Yards|
|Botanical Gardens||Fire Stations||Oil Storage Facilities||Storerooms|
|Bowling Alleys||Fish Hatcheries||Old Buildings||Streets|
|Boys Clubs||Fisheries||Opera Houses||Supermarkets|
|Boys Farms||Foundries||Orphans Homes||Symphony Halls|
|Bridge Underpasses||Freeways||Parking Lots||Synagogues|
|Bunkhouses||Fuel Depots||Pavilions||Telephone Buildings|
|Bus Terminals||Gas Stations||Penitentiaries||Temples|
|Cabins||Girls Club||Plantations||Terminal Buildings|
|Cafeteria Buildings||Golf Courses||Police Stations||Theatres|
|Campus Buildings||Grandstand Buildings||Post Offices||Tower Buildings|
|Cemeteries||Health Centers||Power Plants||Town Halls|
|Children’s Homes||Highways||Power Stations||Townhouses|
|City Buildings||Hospitals||Print Shops||Training Facilities|
|Civic Centers||Housing Complexes||Prisons||Trams|
|Club Houses||Housing Projects||Public Buildings||Tunnels|
|Coliseums||Ice Skating Rinks||Racetracks||Utility Houses|
|Community Centers||Industrial Centers||Radar Stations||Warehouses|
|Community Houses||Industrial Parks||Rail Yards||Widows Homes|
|Concert Halls||Infirmaries||Railroad Buildings||Wrecking Yards|
|Condominiums||Insane Asylums||Railroad Terminals||YMCA Building|
|Conference Centers||Insurance Buildings||Reclamation Centers||Zoos|
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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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