MESOTHELIOMA STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS: South Carolina

 

The State of South Carolina allows a certain amount of time called Statute of Limitations for you to file your Mesothelioma lawsuit.

The clock starts on the day a person is diagnosed Mesothelioma or dies from Mesothelioma cancer.

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

Asbestos exposure is responsible for approximately 12,000-15,000 deaths each year in the United States.


South Carolina Statute of Limitations and Requirements

  • Documented exposure to asbestos and/or asbestos-containing products or materials.
  • Diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease from a doctor.
  • Case must be filed within 3 years from diagnosis.
  • Case must be filed 3 years from death.

Evidence Required to File an Asbestos Trust Fund Claim

Diagnosis: Medical Documentation, Pathology Report, showing claimant diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease.

Physician Statement: Statement from a qualified doctor regarding the diagnosis.

Exposure Evidence: Witness affidavits, employment records, company invoices linking a company product or facility to asbestos exposure.

The Statute of Limitations varies from state to state and can be more complex when there are multiple state asbestos exposures.

There are strict deadlines for filing asbestos claims or lawsuits in South Carolina after becoming aware that you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease or after a loved one dies from an asbestos related disease.

Your rights can vary depending on many factors such as Victim’s residence, where they were exposed to asbestos, and the location of the responsible asbestos manufacturers or distributors.

An experienced Mesothelioma lawyer who specializes in asbestos law can protect your right to file a Mesothelioma lawsuit against negligent asbestos companies.

Alert: 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. Get help today.

Nolo’s Law’s Statute of Limitations Chart for all 50 States

Malignant Mesothelioma has been linked to workplace asbestos exposure.


South Carolina Mesothelioma and Asbestos Statistics

  • South Carolina ranks 22nd in the U. S. for deaths from malignant Mesothelioma.
  • The mortality rate from Mesothelioma in South Carolina is 8.4 per million.
  • 556South Carolina residents died from malignant Mesothelioma.
  • 858 asbestos-related deaths were reported in South Carolina since 1979.
  • Charleston County, SC has more than 220 asbestos-related deaths and more than 97 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.


South Carolina Resident Asbestos Exposure

South Carolina residents that worked with and lived around toxic asbestos products that exposed them to toxic asbestos dust and fibers are at a higher risk of developing Mesothelioma and asbestos related cancer in their lifetime. Mesothelioma and other asbestos-related cancers can lay dormant in people for 10-50 years.

Asbestos exposure is responsible for 12,000-15,000 deaths each year in the United States. Many asbestos-containing products were used during construction between 1930-1980 in federal buildings, city buildings, libraries, museums, courthouses, industrial buildings, machine shops, manufacturing plants, factories, shipyards, oil refineries, stadiums and homes throughout South Carolina.

There is 2,500-3,000 Malignant Mesothelioma cancer cases diagnosed each year in the U. S.


South Carolina Workplace Asbestos Exposure

People that worked in South Carolina around toxic asbestos containing products that exposed them to toxic asbestos dust and fibers are at a higher risk of developing an asbestos related cancer in their lifetime. More than 20 million American workers have been exposed to asbestos with the heaviest usage in the U. S. during 1930-1980.

South Carolina workers diagnosed with Mesothelioma have complained that they were not given any warning, training or respiratory protective gear when handling, installing, loading, repairing, or removing asbestos-containing products.

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South Carolina Counties with Mesothelioma and Asbestos Deaths

 

Abbeville County, SC – 11 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Aiken County, SC – 85 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Anderson County, SC – 142 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Barnwell County, SC – 10 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Beaufort County, SC – 81 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Berkeley County, SC – 111 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Charleston County, SC – 447 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Cherokee County, SC – 25 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Chester County, SC – 14 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Chesterfield County, SC – 19 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Clarendon County, SC – 14 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Colleton County, SC – 16 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Darlington County, SC – 34 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Dillon County, SC – 13 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Edgefield County, SC – 10 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Fairfield County, SC – 10 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Georgetown County, SC – 35 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Greenville County, SC – 208 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Greenwood County, SC – 35 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Horry County, SC – 205 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Jasper County, SC – 10 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Kershaw County, SC – 104 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Laurens County, SC – 28 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Lexington County, SC – 163 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Marion County, SC – 14 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Marlboro County, SC – 12 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Newberry County, SC – 15 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Orangeburg County, SC – 61 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Pickens County, SC – 78 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Richland County, SC – 149 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Spartanburg County, SC – 140 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Sumter County, SC – 34 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Union County, SC – 12 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
York County, SC – 175 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
Source: EWG Working 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 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.


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.

South Carolina Veterans and Asbestos Exposure

VSouth Carolina Veterans Mesothelioma LawsuitsMilitary 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.

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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.

  • $2 Million Mesothelioma Jury Award: For a South Carolina Naval Shipyard Worker that died from Mesothelioma.
  •  $1.6 Million Settlement: For a South Carolina Construction Painter that developed Mesothelioma from asbestos workplace exposure.
  • $4.8 Million Settlement: For a South Carolina Millwright Worker diagnosed with mesothelioma exposed to asbestos on job sites.
  • $1.1 Million Veteran Mesothelioma Settlement: For a Navy Veteran Machinist that developed malignant Mesothelioma at age 71.
  • $2.5 Million Mesothelioma Settlement: For a Union Pipefitter man who died from malignant Mesothelioma.
  • $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.
  • $2.6 Million Shipyard Worker Mesothelioma Settlement: For the family of a 72-year old Shipyard worker with Mesothelioma who suffered second hand exposure.

Mesothelioma Cancer Has Been Linked to Workplace Asbestos Exposure in South Carolina.


Mesothelioma Cancer

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.

Mesothelioma Damages in South Carolina

 

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

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


Need a Mesothelioma Lawyer in South Carolina?

South Carolina Mesothelioma Lawyer Phone NumberIf you or a family member has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma or an asbestos related disease, we can help you start a Mesothelioma lawsuit against asbestos companies responsible for your injuries. Our experienced nationwide Mesothelioma lawyers will come to you.

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