Kansas Mesothelioma Cancer Lawsuits
Residents and workers in Kansas 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 Kansas in buildings, residential buildings, industrial plants, factories, power plants, chemical plants, refineries, shipyards and manufacturing plants.
Kansas 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 1,654 asbestos related deaths in Kansas (312 Mesothelioma) from 1999-2013 – EWG Action Fund 2015 Study.
Kansas Asbestos Exposure Hot Spots
More than 5,600 tons of asbestos shipments were received in the state of Kansas. High asbestos exposure was in Shawnee County, Sedgwick County, Johnson County, Wyandotte County and Butler County.
Asbestos-containing products and materials were used throughout Kansas 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.
Kansas Mesothelioma Asbestos Deaths
|Kansas Asbestos-Related Deaths 1999-2017||2,102|
|Kansas Asbestosis Cancer Deaths||129|
|Kansas Mesothelioma Cancer Deaths||397|
|Kansas Estimated-Asbestos Cancer Deaths||1,588|
Kansas Asbestos-Related Deaths by County
|Atchison County, KS – 10 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Barton County, KS – 16 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Butler County, KS – 59 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Cherokee County, KS – 13 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Cowley County, KS – 48 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Crawford County, KS – 23 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Dickinson County, KS – 11 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Douglas County, KS – 63 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Ellis County, KS – 16 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Finney County, KS – 22 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Ford County, KS – 19 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Franklin County, KS – 15 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Geary County, KS – 18 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Harvey County, KS – 20 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Jefferson County, KS – 11 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Johnson County, KS – 233 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Labette County, KS – 13 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Leavenworth County, KS – 42 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Lyon County, KS – 20 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|McPherson County, KS – 17 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Miami County, KS – 18 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Montgomery County, KS – 58 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Neosho County, KS – 10 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Osage County, KS – 10 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Pottawatomie County, KS – 12 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Reno County, KS – 37 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Riley County, KS – 39 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Saline County, KS – 67 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Sedgwick County, KS – 230 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Seward County, KS – 13 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Shawnee County, KS – 103 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Sumner County, KS – 14 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Wyandotte County, KS – 117 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Source: EWG Group 2017 Study|
Kansas Mesothelioma Asbestos Exposure Information
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.”
Mesothelioma has been medically linked to workplace asbestos exposure.
Kansas Mesothelioma Statistics (Asbestos-Related Deaths)
- Kansas ranks 32nd in the U. S. for deaths from malignant Mesothelioma.
- The mortality rate from Mesothelioma in Kansas is 10.2 per million.
- 456 Kansas residents died from malignant Mesothelioma.
- 539 asbestos-related deaths were reported in Kansas since 1979.
- Shawnee County, KS has more than 79 asbestos-related deaths and more than 64 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.
Kansas 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.
Asbestos Trust Funds and Mesothelioma Claims
U. S. Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts Funds have paid out nearly 21 billion to more than 600,000 asbestos claimants. There are about 60 active Asbestos Trust Funds with an estimated $32 billion in remaining assets.
Asbestos Settlement Trusts were established to help compensate workers and their families for asbestos exposure causing 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. This allows the company to pay claims and stay in business.
Asbestos Trust Fund settlements typically do not come with an admission of guilt by the asbestos company that set up the trust.
If you have a history of asbestos exposure you should be checked each year by a qualified doctor.
We have been helping victims of asbestos exposure and their families for more than 20 years.
If you or a family member has been diagnosed with Malignant Mesothelioma or an Asbestos-related disease, we are here to help you file a claim with an experience Mesothelioma lawyer that will fight for you!
Kansas Mesothelioma Verdicts and Settlements
A Mesothelioma claim is a lawsuit filed on behalf of a victim or surviving family members because of hazardous exposure to asbestos. Here is a list of some noteworthy Kansas Mesothelioma Settlements and Verdicts.
List of Kansas Mesothelioma settlements and verdicts listed in asbestos lawsuits, court documents, and news sources.
- $3.9 Million awarded to a Kansas welder diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer.
- $3.6 Million awarded to a Kansas welder diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer.
- $2.8 Million was settled in favor of a 61-year-old Kansas secretary.
- $1.8 Million awarded to a Kansas truck driver that died from malignant mesothelioma.
- $1.5 Million was awarded to an 84-year-old former farmer and electrician.
- $1.4 Million was awarded to a 78-year-old navy veteran with mesothelioma.
- $1.1 Million was settled in favor of a 66-year-old Navy veteran affected by mesothelioma.
- $80 Million has been reached in a class-action lawsuit brought by two former Jackson County, Kansas employees exposed to asbestos during renovation of the Jackson County Courthouse.
Mesothelioma Verdicts & Settlements Nationwide
- $10.2 Million Mesothelioma Verdict: For a Paper Mill worker suffering from pleural Mesothelioma.
- $8 Million Mesothelioma Award: For a man diagnosed with Mesothelioma. Noneconomic damages and $1.5 Million for Loss of Life.
- $7.5Million Mesothelioma Verdict: For a woman that developed peritoneal Mesothelioma from laundering her husband s work clothes.
- $5 Million Navy Veteran Mesothelioma Verdict: For a Navy Boilerman who developed Mesothelioma during his service.
- $4.8 Million was awarded to a 65-year-old former plant worker who was exposed to asbestos in the household and at work.
- $4.6 Million Mesothelioma Settlement: For a union insulator that developed malignant Mesothelioma from asbestos exposure.
- $3.2 Million was awarded to a 61-year-old retired maintenance worker.
- $2.5 Million Mesothelioma Settlement: For a union pipefitter man who died from malignant Mesothelioma.
- $2.6 Million Shipyard Worker Mesothelioma Settlement: For the family of a 72-year old shipyard worker with Mesothelioma who suffered secondhand exposure.
- $2.1 Million was awarded to a 73-year-old Navy veteran and former pipefitter.
- $1.8Million Mesothelioma Settlement: For a carpenter that developed malignant Mesothelioma at age 68.
- $1.8 Million was awarded to a 75-year-old Navy veteran and retired warehouse worker.
- $1.5 Million was awarded to a 60-year-old insulator and plant worker who fell victim to mesothelioma.
- $1.5 Million was awarded to an 85-year-old former maintenance worker and electrician exposed to asbestos on the job.
- $1.4 Million was awarded to a 57-year-old furnace operator and plant worker.
- $1.4 Million was awarded to an 81-year-old former Marine and HVAC affected by mesothelioma.
- $1.2 Million Mesothelioma Settlement: For a 76-year-old carpenter that developed malignant Mesothelioma.
- $1.1 Million was awarded to a 75-year-old Army veteran and retired Laborer.
- $1.1 Million was awarded to an 82-year-old Navy veteran and former engineer exposed to asbestos on the job.
- $1 Million Veteran Mesothelioma Settlement: For a Navy veteran machinist that developed malignant Mesothelioma at age 71.
Kansas workers, military veterans, and residents have the right to sue asbestos manufacturers and companies that exposed them to Asbestos. There is more than 30 billion in 60+ asbestos trust funds for people diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer and other asbestos-related diseases.
Malignant Mesothelioma has been linked to workplace asbestos exposure.
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Asbestos Exposure in Kansas
Asbestos was used heavily in U. S. building trades between 1930-1980. More than 3,000 commonly used products in Kansas contained toxic asbestos fibers and materials.
Kansas 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 Kansas 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 Kansas 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 Kansas Neighborhoods Pre-1980
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Malignant Mesothelioma Cancer
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.
Kansas 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
Asbestos Exposure in Kansas – Mesothelioma Lawsuits
|Adamson Manufacturing Co.||Kansas State University|
|Air Traffic Control Center||Kendall Plumbing Co.|
|Ajax Portland Cement Co.||Kinsler Plant|
|Allied Signal, Inc.||Knop Ordinance Plant|
|American Messer Liquid Helium Plant||Kp&L Powerhouse|
|American Service Co.||L F M Manufacturing Co.|
|Amoco Hugoton Jayhawk Gas Plant||L. M. Marcum Company|
|Amoco Inc.||La Mo Refractory Supply|
|Amoco Products Ulysses Gasoline Plant||Larned Electric Light Dept.|
|Aquila, Inc.||Larned State Hospital|
|Archer Daniels Midland||Lehigh Portland Cement|
|Armour & Company||Liberal Ice Light And Power Co.|
|Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corp.||Manhattan Country Club|
|Atchison Revolving Door Co.||Material Engineering Co.|
|Bestwall Gypsum||Mcnally Pittsburg Office Building|
|Blair Milling Co.||Midwest Energy Inc.|
|Boeing Company||Midwest Grain Products, Inc.|
|Bushton Hydrocarbon Plant||Midwest Solvents Co., Inc.|
|Centel Electric Co.||Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway|
|Central Kansas Power Co.||Mobil Oil Refinery|
|Cessna Aircraft Company||Modine Radiator Co.|
|Chemical Sealing Corporation||Municipal Light Plant|
|Cimarron Rier Station||National Bank Building|
|Cities Service Oil And Gas||National Co-Op Refinery Assoc.|
|Cloride Ceramics Company||National Cooperative|
|Concordia Electric Light Co.||National Helium Corporation|
|Co-Op Refinery||Natural Gas Pipeline Co. Of America|
|Delco Battery Operations||Naval Air Station|
|Delphi Automotive Systems||Northern Gas Products|
|Derby Refinery||Northern Natural Gas Co.|
|Dickey Clay Co.||Oneok Inc.|
|Diversified Insulation Co.||Pan American Kinsler Plant|
|E. I. Dupont De Nemours & Co.||Pan American Pet Corporation|
|E.B. Badger Company||Panhanle Eastern Pipe Line Co.|
|Empire District Electric Co.||Parsons Ammunition Plant|
|Empire District Powerhouse||Petroleum Products Co.|
|Emporia Railway Lt Co.||Pioneer Cooperative Assoc.|
|Emporia State Teachers College||Pittsburg State College|
|Enron Gas Processing||Prairie Pipe Line Co.|
|Exxon Co.||Retarded Childrens Center|
|Fine Arts Center||Riverside Light|
|Fort Riley||Riverton Powerhouse|
|Frick-Reid Supply Co.||Saint Roses Hospital & Sch. For Nurses|
|G.C.M.U.Municipal Plant||Sauder Tank Company Inc.|
|Garden City Company||Socony-Vacuum Oil Co.|
|Georgia Pacific Co.||Southwestern Bell Co.|
|Globe Oil Refining Co.||Spencer Chemical Co.|
|Grindstead Co.||St Joseph Hospital|
|Gulf Chemical||St. Benedict’s College|
|Gulf Oil Company||Standard Oil Company|
|Gulf Refinery||Sunflower Ammunition Plant|
|Habiats, Inc.||Sunflower Army Ordinance Works|
|Hall And Dillon||Sunflower Electric Cooperative, Inc.|
|Harcros Chemical Inc.||Sunflower Power Station|
|Helium Plant||Swift & Company|
|Hercules Power Co.||Tecumseh Film Plant|
|Huxtable-Hammond Co.||Tecumseh Power Project|
|Hydrocarbon Transportation||Trans World Airlines, Inc.|
|Illinois Power And Light Corp.||Travenol Laboratories Inc|
|Independent Manufacturing Co.||Trend Construction Corporation|
|Iola Water Plant||Tudeau Port Cement Co.|
|Iowa Beef Processors, Inc.||United States Army Hospital|
|Kansas Power Plant||Utilicop United Inc|
|Irwin Army Hospital||Walters-Morgan, Inc.|
|Kansas State Agricultural College||Westar Energy Co.|
|Kansas Argonaut Realty Div. GMC||Western Light & Power Co.|
|Kansas Army Ammunition Plant||Western Light And Telephone Co.|
|Kansas Chemical Plant||Western States Port. Cement Co.|
|Kansas City Power & Light Co.||Wheatland Electric Cooperative|
|Kansas City Southern Railroad||White Eagle Refrigeration Co.|
|Kansas Electric Utilities Co.||Kansas YMCA Buildings|
|Kansas Gas & Electric Co.||Kansas Hospitals – Pre-1980|
|Kansas Ordnance Plant||Kansas Schools – Pre-1980|
|Kansas Power & Light Co.||Kansas Military Buildings – Pre-1980|
|Kansas Power Company||Kansas State Hospital – Pre 1980|
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Top 200 Most Mentioned Asbestos Products in Lawsuits
Many of these asbestos-containing products were used in building trades with the heaviest use pre-1980 in the U. S. The latency period for an asbestos-related disease to show up in a person s body is 10-50 years.
Asbestos-containing products and materials were used throughout Nebraska 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.