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Residents and workers in Colorado 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 Colorado in buildings, residential buildings, industrial plants, factories, power plants, chemical plants, refineries, shipyards and manufacturing plants.
Colorado 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.
There were 2,429 asbestos related deaths in Colorado (449 Mesothelioma) from 1999-2013 – EWG Action Fund 2015 Study.
Colorado Asbestos Exposure Hot Spots
More than 86,000 tons of asbestos shipments were received in the state of Colorado. High asbestos exposure was in Denver County, El Paso County, Jefferson County, Arapahoe County and Larimer County.
Asbestos-containing products and materials were used throughout Colorado 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.
Colorado Mesothelioma Asbestos Deaths
|Colorado Asbestos-Related Deaths 1999-2013||2,429|
|Colorado Asbestosis Cancer Deaths||197|
|Colorado Mesothelioma Cancer Deaths||449|
|Colorado Estimated-Asbestos Cancer Deaths||1,796|
Colorado Mesothelioma Asbestos Exposure Information
Colorado Asbestos-Related Deaths
|Adams County, CO – 147 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Arapahoe County, CO – 235 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Boulder County, CO – 156 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Broomfield County, CO – 19 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Jefferson County, CO – 292 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|La Plata County, CO – 25 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Larimer County, CO – 138 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Lincoln County, CO – 00 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Logan County, CO – 11 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Mesa County, CO – 100 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Montezuma County, CO – 13 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Morgan County, CO – 14 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Otero County, CO – 10 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Pueblo County, CO – 155 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Routt County, CO – 11 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Summit County, CO – 13 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Teller County, CO – 11 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Weld County, CO – 102 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 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.
Colorado Mesothelioma Statistics (Asbestos-Related Deaths)
- Colorado ranks 31st in the U. S. for deaths from malignant Mesothelioma.
- The mortality rate from Mesothelioma in Colorado is 9.4 per million.
- 456 Colorado residents died from malignant Mesothelioma.
- 584 asbestos-related deaths were reported in Colorado since 1979.
- Denver County, CO has more than 96 asbestos-related deaths and more than 75 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.
Colorado 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.
- $11.5 Million Mesothelioma Trial Verdict: For a Colorado Navy Veteran hat died from Mesothelioma against Asbestos Corporation Limited.
- $4 Million Mesothelioma Settlement: For a Colorado Hospital Worker for a Mesothelioma cancer diagnosis.
- $1.4 Million Mesothelioma Settlement: For a Colorado Bricklayer that worked on industrial and construction sites exposed to asbestos.
- $1 Million Mesothelioma Verdict: For a Colorado Navy Electrical Power Plant Worker for a Mesothelioma cancer diagnosis.
- $1.75 Million Mesothelioma Settlement: For a Boilermaker that worked at a Pulp and paper Mill who died from Mesothelioma.
- $1.6 Million Mesothelioma Settlement: For a Puget Sound Navy Shipyard Worker that developed malignant Mesothelioma cancer.
- $1.6 Million Mesothelioma Verdict: For a Mechanic that worked around valves, boilers, and pumps developed Mesothelioma.
- $1.5 Million Mesothelioma Settlement: For an Aircraft Worker diagnosed with Mesothelioma working around insulators, tapers and drywallers.
- $2.1 Million Settlement: For a Navy Veteran and Insulation Installer suffering with malignant Mesothelioma Cancer.
Mesothelioma Cancer Has Been Linked to Workplace Asbestos Exposure in Colorado
Asbestos Exposure in Colorado
Asbestos was used heavily in U. S. building trades between 1930-1980. More than 3,000 commonly used products in Colorado contained toxic asbestos fibers and materials.
Colorado 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 Colorado 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 Colorado 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.
Asbestos Exposure in Colorado Neighborhoods Pre-1980
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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.
Colorado Mesothelioma Lawsuit Damages
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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