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 in the early 1920s 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 had toxic asbestos exposure through dust and fibers. The highest exposure years were 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, steelworkers, 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

Los Angeles County, CA 3,970
Cook County, IL 3,144
San Diego County, CA 2,321
Maricopa County, AZ 2,058
Orange County, CA 1,906
Harris County, TX 1,728
Allegheny County, PA 1,616
Middlesex County, MA 1,499
Philadelphia County, PA 1,345
Cuyahoga County, OH 1,276
Montgomery County, PA 1,272
Palm Beach County, FL 1,217
Nassau County NY 1,135
Erie County NY 1,133
Suffolk County NY 1,130
Riverside County, CA 1,109
DE County, PA . 1,078
Baltimore County, MD 1,066
Wayne County, MI 1,061
Pinellas County, FL 1,021
Jefferson Parish, LA 1,013
Norfolk County, MA 991
Broward County, FL 964
Ocean County, NJ 962
Camden County, NJ 934
Contra Costa County, CA 902
Santa Clara County, CA 895
San Bernardino County, CA 879
Hennepin County, MN 864
Somerset County, NJ 864
Bergen County, NJ 863
Middlesex County, NJ 848
Queens County, NY 843
Saint Louis County, MO 835
Clark County, NV 825
Sacramento County, CA 811
Alameda County, CA 787
Pima County, AZ 768
Lake County, IL 768
Bucks County, PA 747
Macomb County, MI 700
Plymouth County, MA 695
Lake County, IN 694
Hillsborough County, FL 689
Oakland County, MI 688
Essex County, MA 674
Monroe County NY 657
Dallas County, TX 641
Burlington County, NJ 634
Multnomah County, OR 623
San Mateo County, CA 615
Lancaster County, PA 605
Kings County, NY 604
Gloucester County, NJ 601
Lee County, FL 600
Pasco County, FL 599
New Castle County, DE 597
Jefferson County, TX 559
Summit County, OH 554
Hamilton County, OH 554
Tarrant County, TX 552
Brevard County, FL 541
Duval County, FL 539
Anne Arundel County, MD 536
Westchester County, NY 529
Will County, IL 522
Worcester County, MA 515
Ventura County, CA 515
Jefferson County, AL 510
Lucas County, OH 509
Monmouth County, NJ 504
Sarasota County, FL 499
Providence County, RI 497
St. Louis County, MN 491
Sonoma County, CA 487
Jefferson County, KY 483
Franklin County, OH 482
San Francisco County, CA 481
Kanawha County, WV 475
Niagara County NY 473
Suffolk County, MA 473
San Joaquin County, CA 461
Ramsey County, MN 460
Clackamas County, OR 458
Fresno County, CA 457
Salt Lake County, UT 449
Charleston County, SC 447
Jackson County. MO 447
Berks County, PA 439
Chester County, PA 439
Union County, NJ 436
Bexar County, TX 436
Montgomery County, MD 436
Bristol County, MA 435
Lorain County, OH 435
Morris County, NJ 428
Douglas County, NE 425
Hawaii County, HI 423
Hampden County, MA 410
New York County NY 409
Jackson County, MS 408
Luzerne County, PA 408
Montgomery County, OH 396
Lehigh County, PA 389
Solano County, CA 377
Northampton County, PA 373
Stark County, OH 370
Placer County, CA 361
Marion County, FL 358
Orange County, FL 358
Westmoreland County, PA 358
Onondaga County NY 350
Essex County, NJ 349
Lake County, FL 349
Madison County, IL 348
Dakota County, MN 345
Mahoning County, OH 345
Manatee County, FL 337
Barnstable County, MA 330
Mecklenburg County, NC 326
Polk County, FL 325
Galveston County, TX 317
El Paso County, TX 316
Beaver County, PA 312
Hernando County, FL 312
Hillsborough County, NH 312
Haralson County, GA 310
Stanislaus County, CA 310
Rockingham County, NH 309
Tulsa County, OK 308
Santa Barbara County, CA 308
Butler County, PA 307
Hamilton County, TN 304
Kane County, IL 304
Lane County, OR 302
Wake County, NC 300
Orange County, TX 298
Kern County, CA 295
Collier County, FL 294
Jefferson County, CO 292
Bronx County, NY 290
Saint Lucie County, FL 290
Albany County NY 289
Passaic County, NJ 289
York County, PA 289
Davidson County, TN 288
Escambia County, FL 284
San Luis Obispo County, CA 283
Washington County, PA 279
Kent County, MI 278
Sussex County, DE 276
Atlantic County, NJ 272
Bay County, MI 272
Prince George’s County, MD 268
Saginaw County, MI 266
Brazoria County, TX 264
Seminole County, FL 262
Knox County, TN 260
Orleans Parish, LA 259
Trumbull County, OH 258
Lake County, OH 257
Washington County, OR 257
Erie County, PA 256
Saint Tammany Parish, LA 254
Shelby County, TN 252
Mercer County, NJ 252
Muskegon County, MI 251
Washoe County, NV 251
Lackawanna County, PA 250
Marion County, OR 250
Charlotte County, FL 246
Hudson County, NJ 246
St. Clair County, IL 242
Genesee County, MI 239
Arapahoe County, CO 235
Citrus County, FL 234
Cambria County, PA 234
Johnson County, KS 233
Fulton County, GA 231
Travis County, TX 231
Winnebago County, IL 231
Sedgwick County, KS 230
Harford County, MD 228
Guilford County, NC 227
Marin County, CA 226
Napa County, CA 226
Anoka County, MN 224
Jefferson County, OH 223
Kent County, RI 221
Indian River County, FL 218
Yavapai County, AZ 217
St. Joseph County, IN 216
Lebanon County, PA 212
Nueces County, TX 211
Smith County, TX 211
Saratoga County NY 209
Greenville County, SC 208
Santa Cruz County, CA 208
St. Charles County, MO 208
Martin County, FL 207
McLean County, IL 207
Badger Borough, AK 206
Anchorage Borough, AK 206
McHenry County, IL 206
St. Clair County, MI 206
Horry County, SC 205
Williamson County, TX 203
Polk County, IA 200
Sullivan County, TN 199
McLennan County, TX 198
Orange County NY 198
Cobb County, GA 197
Rensselaer County, NY 196
Pinal County, AZ 196
Kennebec County, ME 195
Cumberland County, PA 195
Oneida County NY 194
Ottawa County, MI 193
Porter County, IN 192
Lincoln County, MT 187
Fayette County, PA 186
Washington County, MN 186
Washtenaw County, MI 186
Carroll County, MD 185
Carlton County, MN 183
Baldwin County, AL 182
Calhoun County, AL 182
Marshall County, AL 182
Kalamazoo County, MI 182
Ada County, ID 180
Bay County, FL 180
Monterey County, CA 179
Butte County, CA 177
Rockland County, NY 176
Douglas County, OR 175
Peoria County, IL 175
York County, SC 175
La Salle County, IL 174
St. Johns County, FL 172
Hunterdon County, NJ 170
Wood County, WV 169
Pulaski County, AR 166
Rock Island County, IL 166
Tulare County, CA 166
Utah County, UT 166
Gwinnett County, GA 165
Columbiana County, OH 164
Allen County, IN 163
Lexington County, SC 163
Blount County, TN 162
New Hanover County, NC 162
Chatham County, GA 160
Lawrence County, PA 160
Dutchess County NY 157
El Dorado County, CA 157
Forsyth County, NC 157
Boulder County, CO 156
Cabell County, WV 155
Pueblo County, CO 155
Clay County, FL 152
Tazewell County, IL 152
Bradley County, TN 151
Richland County, OH 150
Collin County, TX 150
Wayne County, NY 150
Richland County, SC 149
Ulster County, NY 149
Yuma County, AZ 149
Adams County, CO 147
Cumberland County, NJ 147
Berkshire County, MA 147
Denton County, TX 147
Champaign County, IL 146
Ingham County, MI 145
Gaston County, NC 144
Grayson County, TX 144
Cattaraugus County, NY 143
Sumter County, FL 142
Anderson County, SC 142
Buncombe County, NC 142
Crawford County, PA 142
Schenectady County NY 142
Frederick County, MD 141
Nevada County, CA 141
Steuben County, NY 141
DeKalb County, GA 140
Fort Bend County, TX 140
Oswego County NY 140
Spartanburg County, SC 140
Allen County, OH 139
Hidalgo County, TX 139
Yellowstone County, MT 138
Larimer County, CO 138
Shasta County, CA 138
Calhoun County, MI 137
Putnam County, WV 137
Strafford County, NH 136
Hampshire County, MA 135
Lake County, CA 135
Linn County, OR 135
Alachua County, FL 134
Washington County, UT 134
Davis County, UT 133
Livingston County, MI 133
Warren County, OH 131
George County, MS 130
Deschutes County, OR 130
Midland County, MI 129
Salem County, NJ 129
Santa Rosa County, FL 129
Ashtabula County, OH 128
Blair County, PA 128
Rowan County, NC 128
Caddo Parish, LA 126
St. Lawrence County, NY 126
Broome County, NY 125
Kootenai County, ID 125
Vanderburgh County, IN 125
Lauderdale County, AL 124
Cameron County, TX 124
Minnehaha County, SD 124
Monroe County, MI 124
Monroe County, PA 124
Harrison County, MS 122
Anderson County, TN 122
Lancaster County, NE 122
Greene County, MO 121
Greene County, OH 120
Portage County, OH 120
Webb County, TX 120
Clearfield County, PA 119
Jefferson County, MO 119
Iredell County, NC 118
Flathead County, MT 117
Wyandotte County, KS 117
Ascension Parish, LA 116
Licking County, OH 116
Wood County, OH 116
Clark County, OH 115
Madison County, AL 114
Medina County, OH 114
Schuylkill County, PA 114
Honolulu, HI 113
Jefferson County, NY 113
Natrona County, WY 113
Weber County, UT 113
Marquette County, MI 112
Sarpy County, NE 112
Catawba County, NC 111
Leon County, FL 111
St. Clair County, AL 111
Berkeley County, SC 111
Calcasieu Parish, LA 111
Merrimack County, NH 111
Yamhill County, OR 111
Tallapoosa County, AL 111
Warren County, NJ 111
Angelina County, TX 110
Howard County, MD 109
Sussex County, NJ 109
Kent County, DE 108
Grand Traverse County, MI 107
Mohave County, AZ 107
Somerset County, PA 107
Dauphin County, PA 106
Hamilton County, IN 105
Washington, OH 105
Berrien County, MI 104
Kershaw County, SC 104
Allegany County, MD 103
Laramie County, WY 103
Mercer County, PA 103
Northumberland County, PA 103
Shawnee County, KS 103
Highlands County, FL 102
Weld County, CO 102
Boyd County, KY 102
Missoula County, MT 102
Yolo County, CA 102
Belmont County, OH 100
Cochise County, AZ 100
Hardin County, TX 100
Mesa County, CO 100
Asbestos Deaths by County Asbestos Deaths 1999-2013

Mesothelioma and Asbestos Exposure

  • People between the ages of 50 and 75 years old commonly receive a diagnosis for Malignant Mesothelioma.
  • 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 a Malignant Mesothelioma diagnosis or an Asbestos-related disease, we are here to help you file a claim with an experienced 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 four stages. In stages 1-2, it is challenging 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 the 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, which 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.
  • U. S. Court must approve the amount that is set aside before the Asbestos Company can have bankruptcy protection granted.

It is essential to contact a Mesothelioma lawyer soon after you receive a Mesothelioma diagnosis. 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 the years or even decades in many patients. Therefore, your statute of limitations does not begin with the time of exposure. Instead, it starts with your diagnosis that you have Mesothelioma.

If you have a Mesothelioma diagnosis, 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 highest risk of developing Mesothelioma or 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 1970s. 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 a rare form of cancer that affects the lining of the lungs, abdomen, heart, and major organs in the body. Mesothelioma cancer cells are in the sac lining the chest (pleura) or the abdomen (peritoneum). There are about 3,000 new fatal 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 had a malignant Mesothelioma diagnosis, you are going to have a lot of questions about living with Mesothelioma. It is crucial to be aware of what legal options you have against asbestos manufacturers and companies responsible for your 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 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, immediately consult with an experienced Mesothelioma lawyer about your available compensation from asbestos trust funds.

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. Although there is a tremendous mourning period with the loss of a loved one, it is crucial not to let your Statute of Limitations expire before filing a Mesothelioma lawsuit. In most states, the Statute of Limitations is 2-3 years. Some states have a 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 are More Than 30 Billion Dollars Set Aside for Mesothelioma and Asbestos Victims in Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts

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