Washington Workers Mesothelioma Claims
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Washington Workers and laborers that were exposed to asbestos fibers are 7 times more likely to develop an asbestos related disease in their lifetime than the general population. It can take 10-50 years after initial asbestos exposure before symptoms of Mesothelioma may appear.
If you worked in an industry in Washington that exposed you to deadly asbestos fibers a Mesothelioma lawyer can help you seek compensation for medical expenses resulting from a Mesothelioma cancer diagnosis.
Photo Credit: EPA workers in Times Beach, Washington, 1982. (AP Photo/James A. Finley)
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Workers in Washington were exposed to toxic asbestos dust and fibers with highest exposure years being between, 1930-1980.
Thousands of asbestos-containing products and materials were used throughout the state of Washington in commercial buildings, residential buildings, industrial plants, factories, power plants, chemical plants, refineries, shipyards and manufacturing plants.
Mesothelioma is rare cancer that affects the lining of the major organs in the body that includes the lungs, abdomen, and heart. Asbestos exposure has been known to cause life-threatening illnesses, such as Mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis.
Over 27 million Americans are at risk for developing Mesothelioma from asbestos exposure. Washington law allows people that develop asbestos diseases or Mesothelioma even from exposure in the remote past, to sue and receive compensation from the responsible asbestos companies.
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Washington Mesothelioma Statistics (Asbestos-Related Deaths)
- Washington ranks 8th in the U. S. for deaths from malignant Mesothelioma.
- The mortality rate from Mesothelioma in Washington is 20.1 per million.
- 1,387 Washington residents died from malignant Mesothelioma.
- 2,311 asbestos-related deaths were reported in Washington since 1979.
- King County, WA has more than 595 asbestos-related deaths and more than 345 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.
Recent Washington 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.
- $6.5 Million Mesothelioma settlement to a widow of a nuclear submarine Navy Veterans in Washington.
- $4.2 Million Mesothelioma settlement to a Washington paper mill electrician.
- $1.1 Million Mesothelioma Award to a rigger that worked at Washington shipyards.
- $1.2 Million Mesothelioma Settlement for a Mobile refinery worker in Washington.
- $1.3 Million Mesothelioma Settlement for a ship insulator at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.
- 2.8 Million Mesothelioma Settlement for a cement pipe construction worker in Washington.
- $2.9 Million Mesothelioma Settlement for an auto mechanic with Mesothelioma in Snonish County, Washington.
- $3.5 Million jury award to an 80 yr-old woman that developed Mesothelioma from secondhand (“take-home”) asbestos exposure in Washington.
Washington Workers With Highest Asbestos Exposure
Washington plants and factories used large amounts of asbestos because it is a good conductor of electricity and resists heat and fire. Asbestos products were used widely in Washington because of their fire-resistant and insulating Materials.
Washington Workers Exposed to Asbestos-Containing Products
|Aeronautical Engineers||Freight Handlers||Painters|
|Air Conditioning Workers||Furnace Workers||Paper Mill Workers|
|Aircraft Mechanics||Garage Workers||Pipefitters|
|Aircraft Workers||Gas Station Workers||Plasterers|
|Airplane Repairmen||Gas Workers||Plumbers|
|Appliance Installers||Glaziers||Power Plant Workers|
|Asbestos Workers||Grinders||Powerhouse Workers|
|Auto Plant Workers||Grinding Machine Operators||Press Operators|
|Automobile Mechanics||Hairdressers||Railroad Workers|
|Blacksmiths||Heating Workers||Railyard Workers|
|Boilermakers||Heavy Equipment Mechanics||Refinery Workers|
|Brake Mechanics||HOD Carriers||Refractory Workers|
|Brick Masons||Hoist Workers||Resin Plant Workers|
|Bricklayers||Home Inspectors||Road Machine Operators|
|Building Inspectors||HVAC Workers||Rollers & Finishers|
|Bulldozer Operators||Industrial Engineers||Roofers & Slaters|
|Bus Workers||Industrial Patternmakers||Sawyers|
|Cabinetmakers||Industrial Plant Workers||School Workers|
|Cable Men||Insulators||Sculptors & Painters|
|Car Shop Employees||Ironworkers||Sheetmetal Workers|
|Cement Workers||Job & Die Setters||Ship Pilots|
|Chemical Technicians||Lab Scientists||Ship Pursers|
|Civil Engineers||Labor Workers||Ship Scrappers|
|Crane Operators||Locomotive Engineers||Shipyard Workers|
|Custodians||Logging Workers||Smelter Workers|
|Demolition Workers||Longshoremen||Stationary Engineers|
|Derrick Workers||Loom Fixers||Steamfitters|
|Drywallers||Maintenance Workers||Stone Masons|
|Electric Power Linemen||Masonry Workers||Subway Workers|
|Electrical Engineers||Material Handlers||Teachers|
|Electricians||Mechanical Engineers||Telephone Repairmen|
|Engine Room Workers||Mechanics||Textile Workers|
|Engineers||Metal Lathers||Tile Setters|
|Equipment Mechanics||Metal Workers||Tinsmiths|
|Excavating Workers||Mill Workers||Tool & Die Makers|
|Factory Workers||Millwrights||Train Workers|
|Firefighters||Mixing Operators||Ventilation Workers|
|Fireproofing Workers||Model Makers||Vermiculite Workers|
|Floor Covering Workers||Oil Rig Workers||Welders|
|Foundry Workers||Operating Engineers||Wrecking Crews|
Washington workers and laborers that were exposed to asbestos are at higher risk than the general population for being diagnosed with Mesothelioma or an asbestos-related disease in their lifetime.
How Second-Hand Asbestos Exposure Occurs
When asbestos is disturbed, broken apart, cut, decayed, or damaged, it releases tiny asbestos microscopic fibrous particles that can cling to 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.
Asbestos is Most Dangerous When it is;
Washington Worker Duties and Asbestos Exposure
Washington Legal Rights for Mesothelioma Victims
Mesothelioma victims can obtain substantial money compensation for their cancer under Washington law. There are multiple ways in which mesothelioma victims can collect money damages, including:
Civil Lawsuit: Can be filed against asbestos product manufacturers, Distributors and suppliers. This is known as a products liability action. A civil lawsuit can also be filed for not preventing workers from the hazards of asbestos.
Asbestos Trust Funds: Asbestos companies who have filed for bankruptcy have set up trust funds for asbestos victims. There are more than 50 asbestos trust funds totaling more than 30 billion dollars.
Workers Compensation: Mesothelioma victims have the right to file worker s compensation claims under state law or under the Federal Worker s Compensation Act.
Washington Mesothelioma Statute of Limitations
In Washington, the Statute of Limitations for Mesothelioma and Asbestos Claims are;
- 3 years from date of diagnosis
- 3 years from the time a loved one passes away to file for wrongful death claims.
Washington Asbestos Exposure Hot Spots
More than 63,000 tons of asbestos shipments were received in the state of Washington. High asbestos exposure was in King County, Kitsap County, Pierce County, Snomish County and Spokane County. The state of Washington has a population of 6,897,012 (2012 U. S. Census).
Asbestos-containing products and materials were used throughout Washington 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.
Asbestos Cover Up – Quotes From Asbestos Executives
“…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 corporations 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.”
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.
- 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.
Washington Veterans and Asbestos Exposure
Military Veterans 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.
- 30% of U. S. Veterans will develop an asbestos-related disease in their life time.
- 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.
Washington Workers and Residents Have the Right to Sue Manufacturers that exposed them to Asbestos in Adair County, MO
Washington Workers With High Risk Asbestos Exposure
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.
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Family Member Died From Mesothelioma?
If you have a family member that has died from Mesothelioma cancer in Washington 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.
There is More Than 30 Billion Dollars Set Aside for Mesothelioma and Asbestos Victims in Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts
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