Insurance Companies: Mesothelioma

Asbestos Companies Asbestos LawsuitsPeople that worked for Insurance Companies may have been exposed to high levels of toxic asbestos from a list of over 3,000 asbestos-containing products. Tradesman that worked at Insurance Companies installing, repairing and replacing products and materials are also at risk of developing an asbestos-related disease in their lifetime.

Asbestos was used heavily in U. S. Building Trades between 1930-1980. Over 27 million workers are at risk for developing Malignant Mesothelioma in their lifetime. Asbestos Trust Funds have paid out nearly 21 billion to more than 600,000 asbestos claimants. There are about 65 active Asbestos Trust Funds with an estimated $32 billion in remaining assets.

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Asbestos-containing products were used in the building and construction of office buildings, industrial parks, plants, factories, refineries, mills, and shipyards. U. S workers were exposed to toxic asbestos products on a daily basis in their workplace. Asbestos was used in walls, ceilings, flooring, wiring, drywall, paints, metals, glues, pipes and heating systems.

Asbestos fibers are very tiny as small as .03 microns. The human eye can see particles to about 40 microns. These microscopic particles are very dangerous and when inhaled or ingested and can lay dormant in a human body for 10-50 years. These asbestos particles can weaken the human immune system and may lead to malignant Mesothelioma and other asbestos-related cancers. The average age for a person diagnosed with Mesothelioma is 69.


Diagnosed With Mesothelioma?

If you have been diagnosed with malignant Mesothelioma or an Asbestos related cancer you may be eligible to receive compensation from responsible asbestos manufacturers and Asbestos Trust Funds for your asbestos exposure.

  • Asbestos exposure is responsible for approximately 10,000 deaths each year in the United States.
  • 1 in every 125 males over 55 will be diagnosed with 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.
  • Malignant Mesothelioma is commonly diagnosed in people between the ages of 50 and 75 years old.
  • 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.
  • Men are 4 times more likely to be diagnosed with malignant Mesothelioma than females.
  • 70-80% of all diagnosed Malignant Mesothelioma cases reported had workplace experience.

Insurance Companies and Asbestos Exposure Lawsuits

Accidental Life Insurance Co
Accumulator Insurance San Francisco, CA
Ace American Insurance Company
Aetna Insurance Hartford, CT
Aetna Life Insurance Building Hartford, CT
Aetna Life Insurance Co. Cafeteria Building Hartford, CT
Aetna Life Insurance Co. Refrigeration Building Hartford, CT
Aetna Standard Insurance Co.
All State Insurance Co. Office Bldg Tredyffrin Township, PA
Allstate Insurance Co. Detroit, MI
Allstate Insurance Company
American Founders Insurance Austin, TX
American Founders Life Insurance
American Insurance Building Newark, NJ
American Insurance Co. – FL
American Insurance Co. Newark, NJ
American Insurance Union Building Columbus, OH
American Life Insurance Co. Building Wilmington, DE
Argonaut Insurance Co.
Arkwright Insurance Co. – MA
Atlantic Life Insurance – VA
Atlantic Mutual Insurance Co. New York City, NY
Atlas Mutual Life Insurance Co. – IN
Auto Owners Insurance Building Lansing, MI
Auto Owners Insurance Co.
Barbieri Insurance
Berkshire Life Insurance Building – MA
Caledonian Insurance
California Casualty Insurance Building – CA
California Farm Insurance Co. Berkeley, CA
Chicago Insurance Engineering Chicago, IL
Civil Service Employment Insurance Co. San Francisco, CA
Commercial Insurance Group
Commercial Union Insurance Group San Francisco, CA
Commonwealth Insurance Co. – RI
Commonwealth Title Insurance & Trust Co. Philadelphia, PA
Conn Mutual Life Insurance Co. – IL
Connecticut Mutual Insurance
Conservative Life Insurance Co. Building Los Angeles, CA
Continental American Life Insurance Building – DE
Continental Insurance Co. Building – NY
Continental Insurance Co. Building New York City, NY
Empire Mutual Insurance Building – NY
Equitable Insurance Building San Francisco, CA
Equitable Life Insurance Co.
Equitable Life Insurance San Francisco, CA
Farmers Elevator Insurance Co. – IA
Farmers Insurance Co. Berkeley, CA
Farmers Insurance Department
Farmers Mutual Insurance Co. – IN
Fire & Marine Insurance Co. Building – MN
Fire Insurance Companies
Fire Marine Insurance Co.
Fire Marine Insurance Companies
Firemens Insurance Co. Building Newark, NJ
Founders Life Insurance
General Insurance Co. – VT
General Insurance Co. I71 Galbraith Cincinnati OH
German American Insurance Co. New York City, NY
German Insurance Co. Rochester, NY
Germania Fire Insurance Co. New York City, NY
Gpm Life Insurance Co. Computer Room San Antonio, TX
Gpm Life Insurance Co. South Tower San Antonio, TX
Great Southern Life Insurance Houston, TX
Greenwich Insurance Co.
Gulf Life Insurance Building Jacksonville, FL
Hancock Mutual Life Insurance
Harford Insurance Co. – CA
Hartford Fire Insurance
Hartford Insurance Building – IL
Hartford Insurance Group- Computer Center
Hemisfair Tower Gulf Insurance San Antonio, TX
Home Insurance Co. Chicago, IL
Home Security Life Insurance Co. – NC
Insurance Buildings
Insurance Center Building San Francisco, CA
Insurance Co. North America – MA
Insurance Exchange Chicago, IL
Insurance Exchange Street San Francisco, CA
Iowa Mutual Insurance Dewitt, LA
John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Co. Boston, MA
Liberty Mutual Insurance Boston, MA
Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. Cambridge, MA
Life Insurance Montpelier – VT
Lincoln Life Insurance Co. Fort Wayne, IN
Lincoln National Life Insurance Co. – IN
Manufacturers Casualty Insurance Office
Met Life Insurance North Building – NY
Metropolitan Casualty Insurance
Metropolitan Insurance Co. Los Angeles, CA
Metropolitan Life Insurance Building – Johnstown, PA
Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. New York City, NY
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
Michigan Mutual Insurance Co. Saginaw, MI
Middlesex Insurance Co. Building – MA
Midland Insurance – Columbus, OH
Midwest-United Insurance Co.
Midwest-United Insurance Co. Building – IN
Mony Insurance Building – NY
Mutual Benefit Life Insurance Co. Newark, NJ
Mutual Insurance Saginaw, MI
Mutual Life Insurance Building New York City, NY
National Fire Insurance Co. Hartford, CT
National Grange Insurance – NJ
National Independent Insurance Adjusters
National Life Insurance Co. Montpelier, VT
National Travelers Life Insurance Building – IA
National Vulcan Engineering Insurance Group Ltd
Nationwide Insurance
New England Mutual Life Insurance Building – MA
New Jersey Manufacturers Casualty Insurance – Office
New State Farm Insurance Building Lafayette, IN
New York City Insurance Co. New York City, NY
New York City Insurance Co. St Paul, MN
New York Life Insurance Co. Chicago, IL
New York Life Insurance Co. Kansas City, MO
New York Life Insurance Co. Minneapolis, MN
New York Life Insurance Co. New York City, NY
New York Life Insurance Co. Omaha, NE
North American Insurance Co. – IL
North American Insurance Co. Edward J. Krisors Office
Northwestern National Insurance Milwaukee, WI
NY City Insurance Co.
NY Life Insurance Co.
Ohio National Life Insurance Co. Cincinnati OH
Pacific Insurance Co. San Francisco, CA
Paul Revere Insurance Building – MA
Paul Revere Insurance Worcester, MA
Pennsylvania Mutual Insurance Co. Philadelphia, PA
Phoenix Insurance. – Woodland St.
Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Co. – CT
Protective Life Insurance Birmingham, AL
Providence Insurance Building – RI
Provident Insurance
Prudential Insurance Building – PA
Prudential Insurance Co. – FL
Prudential Life Insurance – Oakland, CA
Prudential Life Insurance Co. Newark, NJ
Prudential Life Insurance Co. VA
Queens Insurance Co. New York City, NY
Raymus Real Estate & Insurance, Inc. – CA
Resolute Insurance Co.
Royal Insurance Building San Francisco, CA
Royal Insurance Co. New York City, NY
Rural Insurance Co. – WI
Safeco Insurance Building South Seattle, WA
Safeco Insurance Co. Real Burlingame, CA
Safeguard Insurance Co.
Sanitarium- Metro Life Insurance Co. Mt. Mcgregor, NY
Security Mutual Insurance Building – NY
Sentinel Insurance Stevens Point, WI
Southern Life Insurance
Southwestern Life Insurance
Standard Insurance Building Portland, OR
Standard Life Insurance Building Pittsburgh, PA
State Farm Insurance San Mateo, CA
State Farm Insurance Austin, TX
State Farm Insurance Bloomington, IL
State Farm Insurance Building Santa Rosa, CA
State Farm Insurance Corporate Headquarters – IL
State Farm Insurance San Mateo
State Life Insurance Co.
State Mutual Life Insurance Worcester, MA
Sue Insurance Companies
Transamerica Title Insurance – Oakland, CA
Travelers Insurance – South Wing
Travelers Insurance Building – MA
Travelers Insurance Co. – Dallas, TX
Travelers Insurance Co. Arch Street Hartford, CT
Travelers Insurance Co. Building Hartford, CT
Travelers- Insurance- Corps
Travelers Insurance Ontario, CA
Travelers Insurance Storage
Travelers Insurance, New York World’s Fair – NY
Trustmark Insurance Co. Lake Forest, IL
Unica Mutual Life Insurance Co. New Hartford, NY
Union Central Life Insurance Co. Cincinnati OH
United Benefit Life Insurance Co. – NE
United Insurance Building – IL
USAA Insurance
Utica Mutual Life Insurance – NY
Washington National Life Insurance Evanston, IL
Western & Southern Life Insurance Co. Cincinnati OH
Western Title Insurance Co. San Francisco, CA

List of Industrial Plant Workers Exposed to Asbestos

Industrial workers that labored in boiler rooms, engine rooms, industrial plants, industrial factories, and industrial facilities that were exposed to these asbestos products have a higher risk of developing an asbestos related disease in their lifetime.

Adjusters Handlers Pressers
Applicators Hands Processors
Assemblers Helpers Programmers
Assembly Man Inserters Pullers
Assorters Inspector Regulators
Binders Inspectors Removers
Buffers Installers Repairers
Casters Instructors Repairman
Changers Investigators Researchers
Cleaners Laborers Rewinders
Coaters Lay Out Sawyers
Collectors Layers Servicers
Coordinators Liners Set Ups
Coverers Loaders Setters
Crushers Locators Sorters
Cutters Maintainers Specialists
Designers Maintenance man Sprayers
Developers Mappers Stackers
Disassemblers Markers Stampers
Diggers Mechanics Strippers
Dismantlers Mixers Superintendents
Dispatchers Modifiers Supervisors
Drawers Monitors Surveyors
Drillers Mounters Technicians
Drivers Movers Techs
Dumpers Observers Tenders
Estimators Offbearers Testers
Examiners Operators Throubleshooters
Feeders Overhaulers Trimmers
Filers Packagers Turners
Fillers Packers Unloaders
Finishers Patternmakers Washers
Fitters Pilers Weavers
Fixers Planners Weighers
Folders Platers Winders
Foreman Polishers Workers
Graders Pourers Wrappers
Grinders Preppers Installation Workers

Inside Office Workers and Mesothelioma

Industrial workers were not only exposed to asbestos working at outside job sites, plants and factories they were also exposed inside of company offices. Asbestos was used throughout office buildings pre 1980 in pipes, insulation, drywall, paints, wiring, floors, tiles, wallboards, cements, glues, adhesives along with 3,000 other products used on a daily basis. If you have a history of work-related asbestos exposure you should be checked each year by a qualified doctor. Office workers exposed to asbestos includes. 

Accountants Coordinators
Administrators Data Entry Workers
Administrative Aides Directors
Agents Executives
Aides Financial Managers
Analysts Human Resource Workers
Assistants Inventory Workers
Associates Managers
Attendants Office Workers
Auditors Operation Managers
Billing & Posting Workers Planners
Board Members Presidents
Book & Record Keeping Public Relation Workers
Buyers Purchasing Agents
Chief Executive Officers Representatives
Clerks Salesman
Collectors Secretary – Secretaries
Computer Workers Timekeepers
Consultants Vice Presidents

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Products Containing Asbestos – Pre-1980

Workers and people that were exposed to asbestos products are at higher risk than the general population for being diagnosed with Mesothelioma or an asbestos-related disease in their lifetime.

 

Acoustic Products Friction Products Pottery Products
Adhesive Products Furnace Products Powder Products
Air Conditioning Products Galvanized Products Power Products
Aluminum Products Gas Products Protective Products
Apron Products Gasket Products Pump Products
Artificial Products Gauge Products Putty Products
Asphalt Products Glass Products Refractory Products
Automotive Products Glazing Products Refrigeration Products
Bathroom Products Glove Products Resin Products
Belt Products Glue Products Roofing Products
Blanket Products Gravel Products Rope Products
Board Products Grease Products Rubber Products
Boiler Products Heat Resistant Products Rust Products
Bonding Products Hoist Products Sand Products
Box Products Hose Products Sealant Products
Brake Products Hydraulic Products Sheathing Products
Brick Products Industrial Products Sheetrock Products
Building Products Insulation Products Shield Products
Cable Products Iron Products Shingle Products
Caulking Products Joint Compound Products Shipping Products
Cement Products Laboratory Products Siding Products
Chalk Products Lagging Products Silicone Products
Chemical Products Laundry Products Soundproofing Products
Circuit Products Lead Products Spackling Products
Cleaning Products Lighting Products Spray-On Products
Clothing Products Linen Products Staining Products
Coating Products Lining Products Steam Products
Compressed Products Linoleum Products Steel Products
Concrete Products Lubricant Products Stone Products
Cooling Products Marble Products Structural Products
Copper Products Masking Products Stucco Products
Cord Products Masonry Products Surfacing Products
Cork Products Mastic Products Synthetic Products
Corning Products Mechanical Products Talc Powder Products
Covering Products Metal Products Tape Products
Cylinder Products Mineral Products Tar Products
Decorative Products Mixing Products Textile Products
Diesel Products Molded Products Thermal Products
Door Products Mortar Products Tile Products
Drilling Products Motor Products Transite Products
Dryer Products Mud Products Tubing Products
Drywall Products Nylon Products Turbine Products
Electrical Products Packing Products Valve Products
Electronic Products Padding Products Varnish Products
Elevator Products Paint Products Veneer Products
Energy Products Pallet Products Ventilation Products
Engine Products Panel Products Vermiculite Products
Epoxy Products Paper Products Vinyl Products
Fabric Products Patch Products Wallpaper Products
Felt Products Patternmaking Products Water Products
Fiberglass Products Paving Products Wax Products
Finishing Products Petroleum Products Weatherproofing Products
Fireproofing Products Pipe Products Welding Products
Fitting Products Plaster Products Window Products
Flange Products Plastic Products Wire Products
Flashing Products Plumbing Products Wood Products
Flexboard Products Plywood Products Wool Products
Flooring Products Polishing Products Wrapping Products
Foam Products Polymer Products Yarn Products
Framing Products Porcelain Products Zinc Products

U. S. Military Veterans and Asbestos Exposure

Veterans Mesothelioma LawsuitsMilitary 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.
  • 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.

Malignant Mesothelioma has been medically linked to workplace asbestos exposure.


Median Survival Rate for Mesothelioma Patients by Stage

  • Stage 1 – 21 months
  • Stage 2 – 19 months
  • Stage 3 – 16 months
  • Stage 4 – under 12 months

Mesothelioma Symptoms Include:

  • Chest pain
  • Chronic cough
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Dyspnea)
  • Fatigue
  • Fever or night sweats
  • Fluid build-up in lungs
  • Heart palpitations
  • Heart murmurs
  • Irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia)
  • Nausea
  • Orthopnea (dyspnea when lying down)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Thickening of Pericardial Layers

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;

Abandoned Deteriorated Loose
Aged Disturbed Marred
Blown Off Dried Peeled
Breaks Drilled Pulverized
Brittle Exposed Removed
Broken Falling Apart Replaced
Bucked Flaming Rotted
Burnt Fragmented Sanded
Carried Frayed Sawed
Chiseled Friable Scorched
Chopped Glued Scraped
Cracked Grinded Scratched
Crumbled Ground Shrunk
Cut Grouted Torn
Damaged Handled Touched
Decayed Inhaled Warped
Demolished Leaked Worn Out

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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

Recent Mesothelioma Verdicts and Settlements

7.5 Million Mesothelioma Verdict: For a construction worker who developed mesothelioma against 6 companies that manufactured or distributed asbestos-cement pipe (2012).

$13 million Mesothelioma Jury Verdict: For a 73-year-old woman who contracted Mesothelioma after using asbestos-containing talcum powder manufactured by Colgate-Palmolive Company.

$7.5 Million Mesothelioma Settlement: For a 1970s and 1980s Worker with Mesothelioma who worked installing underground water and sewer lines.

$26.6 Million Mesothelioma Settlement: For a 62-Year-Old Drywaller exposed to asbestos dust on residential and commercial job sites who developed Mesothelioma.

$8.6 Million Mesothelioma Jury Award: For a family man diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma was exposed to asbestos while working as a refinery worker and heavy equipment operator.

$4.4 Million Mesothelioma Verdict: For a Steamfitter diagnosed with Mesothelioma who worked on asbestos containing pumps, valves, and gaskets used in power plant during the 1950’s and 1960’s.

$2.1 Million Mesothelioma Award: For a 77-year-old man who developed pleural mesothelioma from work as a machinist and planner at a Naval Shipyard.

$7.5 Million Mesothelioma Settlement: For a woman who developed peritoneal mesothelioma from laundering her refinery worker husband’s work clothes and died from “take-home asbestos exposure.”


Asbestos Trust Funds

  • There are more than 65+ 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.
  • Court must approve the amount set aside before the Asbestos Company will be granted bankruptcy protection.

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