Mesothelioma Attorney Lawsuits in Iowa
Residents and workers in Iowa 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 Iowa in buildings, residential buildings, industrial plants, factories, power plants, chemical plants, refineries, shipyards and manufacturing plants.
Iowa 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 2,093 asbestos related deaths in Iowa (397 Mesothelioma) from 1999-2013 – EWG Action Fund 2015 Study.
Iowa Asbestos Exposure Hot Spots
More than 131,000 tons of asbestos shipments were received in the state of Iowa. High asbestos exposure was in Douglas County, Lancaster County, Sarpy County, Lincoln County and Cass County.
Asbestos-containing products and materials were used throughout Iowa 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.
Iowa Mesothelioma Asbestos Exposure Information
Iowa Asbestos-Related Deaths
|Benton County, IA – 17 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Black Hawk County, IA – 61 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Boone County, IA – 17 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Bremer County, IA – 16 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Buchanan County, IA – 14 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Buena Vista County, IA – 13 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Butler County, IA – 10 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Carroll County, IA – 14 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Cedar County, IA – 12 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Cerro Gordo County, IA – 65 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Clay County, IA – 11 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Clayton County, IA – 12 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Clinton County, IA – 69 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Crawford County, IA – 11 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Dallas County, IA – 37 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Delaware County, IA – 12 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Des Moines County, IA – 48 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Dickinson County, IA – 11 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Dubuque County, IA – 82 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Fayette County, IA – 14 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Floyd County, IA – 11 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Hamilton County, IA – 10 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Hardin County, IA – 12 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Henry County, IA – 13 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Iowa County, IA – 11 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Jackson County, IA – 13 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Jasper County, IA – 24 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Jefferson County, IA – 11 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Johnson County, IA – 42 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Jones County, IA – 13 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Kossuth County, IA – 11 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Lee County, IA – 24 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Madison County, IA – 10 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Mahaska County, IA – 15 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Marion County, IA – 21 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Marshall County, IA – 26 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Mills County, IA – 10 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Muscatine County, IA – 27 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Page County, IA – 11 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Plymouth County, IA – 16 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Polk County, IA – 200 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Pottawattamie County, IA – 71 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Poweshiek County, IA – 12 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Sac County, IA – 00 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Sioux County, IA – 21 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Story County, IA – 56 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Tama County, IA – 12 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Wapello County, IA – 23 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Warren County, IA – 29 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Washington County, IA – 14 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Winneshiek County, IA – 14 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Woodbury County, IA – 80 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Source: EWG Group Study 2015|
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 to 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.”
Asbestos Exposure in Iowa – Mesothelioma Lawsuits
|A T & T Company||Iowa Southern Utilities Co.|
|Ag Processing Inc.||Iowa State Hospital|
|Alliant Energy Corporation||Iron Public Service|
|Aluminum Comp. Of America||John Neff Cedar Falls Paper Co.|
|Aurora Energy||Ladd Air Force Base|
|Berkley & Co.||Marshall Canning Co.|
|Board Of Control State Institutions||Maytag Company|
|Cargill, Inc.||Mental Health Institute|
|Cargill-Eddyville Corn Milling||Mid-American Energy Co.|
|Carnation Company||Midwest Power|
|Cedar Falls Municipal Utilities||Municipal Electric Utilities|
|Cedar Falls Paper Manufacturing Comp.||Municipal Light & Power Co.|
|City Of Fairbanks Power Plant||Municipal Power Plan|
|Cold Weather Exp Air Base||Municipal Utilities System|
|College Station||Northwestern Construction Co.|
|Corn Belt Power Cooperative||Oscar Mayer & Company|
|Council Bluffs Powerhouse||Osmundson Manufacturing Co.|
|Crystal Heating & Plumbing||Perry Packing Company|
|Davenport Works||Power Plant|
|Duane Arnold Alliant Energy||Power Service Corp.|
|Eddyville Powerhouse||Quinn Wire & Iron Co.|
|Eielson Air Force Base||Sage Facilities|
|Executive Council of Iowa||Sioux City Coal And Gas|
|Fairbanks Exploration Co.||Spencer Veneer Products|
|Fairbanks Municipal Power||Storm Lake Power Plant|
|Fairbanks Public Utilities||Terra Chemical International|
|Fort Wainwright – Manholes||Tipton Power Plant|
|George Neal Station||U.S. Smelting & Refining & Mining Co.|
|Golden Valley Electric Power Plant||Union Pacific Railroad Comp.|
|Griffin Pipe Co.||University Of Northern Iowa|
|Hawkeye Laundry Co.||US Air Force, Eielson Afb|
|Helix Associates Inc.||US Air Force, Ladd Afb|
|Interstate Power & Light||Van Camp Packing Co.|
|Iowa Electric Light & Power||Wabash Power|
|Iowa Light & Power||War Department Buildings|
|Iowa Public Service Co.||Wiese Corp.|
|Iowa Public Service Station||Wolf Creek Generating Station|
Mesothelioma has been medically linked to workplace asbestos exposure.
Iowa Mesothelioma Statistics (Asbestos-Related Deaths)
- Iowa ranks 24th in the U. S. for deaths from malignant Mesothelioma.
- The mortality rate from Mesothelioma in Iowa is 9.2 per million.
- 670 Iowa residents died from malignant Mesothelioma.
- 758 asbestos-related deaths were reported in Iowa since 1979.
- Polk County, IA has more than 108 asbestos-related deaths and more than 88 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.
Iowa 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.
- $2.5 Million Mesothelioma Verdict: For an Iowa Plastics Factory Worker diagnosed with Mesothelioma cancer.
- $2.9 Million Mesothelioma Settlement: For an Iowa Industrial Plant Worker for a Mesothelioma cancer diagnosis.
- $1.8 Million Mesothelioma Settlement: For an Iowa School Teacher that developed malignant Mesothelioma.
- $1.5 Million Mesothelioma Verdict: For an Iowa Instrument Repairman with on the job asbestos exposure with 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 Iowa
Iowa Workers and Residents Have the Right to Sue Manufacturers that exposed them to Asbestos.
Asbestos Exposure in Iowa Neighborhoods Pre-1980
We Connect You with Mesothelioma Lawyers in all Iowa Cities
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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.
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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