Mesothelioma Attorney Lawsuits in Montana
Residents and workers in Montana 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 Montana in buildings, residential buildings, industrial plants, factories, power plants, chemical plants, refineries, shipyards and manufacturing plants.
Montana 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 1,135 asbestos related deaths in Montana (182 Mesothelioma) from 1999-2013 – EWG Action Fund 2015 Study.
Montana Asbestos Exposure Hot Spots
Tons of asbestos shipments were received in the state of Montana. High asbestos exposure was in Yellowstone County, Cascade County, Lincoln County, Missoula County and Ravalli County.
Asbestos-containing products and materials were used throughout Oregon 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.
Montana Mesothelioma Asbestos Deaths
|Montana Asbestos-Related Deaths 1999-2015||1,135|
|Montana Asbestosis Cancer Deaths||239|
|Montana Mesothelioma Cancer Deaths||182|
|Montana Estimated-Asbestos Cancer Deaths||78|
Montana Asbestos-Related Deaths
|Big Horn County, MT – 13 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Carbon County, MT – 10 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Cascade County, MT – 85 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Custer County, MT – 12 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Fergus County, MT – 12 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Flathead County, MT – 117 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Gallatin County, MT – 52 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Glacier County, MT – 13 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Hill County, MT – 16 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Jefferson County, MT – 11 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Lake County, MT – 28 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Lewis and Clark County, MT – 40 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Lincoln County, MT – 192 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Missoula County, MT – 102 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Park County, MT – 16 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Ravalli County, MT – 65 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Richland County, MT – 10 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Roosevelt County, MT – 10 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Sanders County, MT – 11 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Silver Bow County, MT – 34 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Yellowstone County, MT – 139 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Source: EWG Group 2015 Study|
Montana 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.
Montana Mesothelioma Statistics (Asbestos-Related Deaths)
- Montana ranks 42nd in the U. S. for deaths from malignant Mesothelioma.
- The mortality rate from Mesothelioma in Montana is 14.2 per million.
- 148 Montana residents died from malignant Mesothelioma.
- 215 asbestos-related deaths were reported in Montana since 1979.
*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.
Montana 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 Montana Mesothelioma Settlements and Verdicts.
List of Montana Mesothelioma settlements and verdicts listed in asbestos lawsuits, court documents, and news sources.
- $250 Million was awarded in 2008 to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) brought charges against W.R. Grace making it one of the biggest payouts in the history of the Superfund program.
- $250,000,000 was settled in 2004 to reimburse the government for the costs of the investigation and the cleanup of the asbestos contamination in Libby in favor of the victim of Pleural Mesothelioma worked as an electrician using wire and electrical components during and after his service with the United States Navy.
- $43 Million was awarded in 2011 in Libby against W.R. Grace & Co. to be divided between over 1,300 contractors, former employees, and were also required to pay $54 million in fines to the U.S. government to pay for the costs of cleaning up the contamination that they had caused.
- $54,000,000 was awarded in 2003 to the Environmental Protection Agency for the cleanup cost damages of contaminated schools, homes, and businesses in Libby against Owens Corning Trust.
- $1.7 Million was awarded to a Montana electrician diagnosed with mesothelioma from workplace asbestos exposure.
- $1 million was awarded to a Montana Teamster diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer workplace asbestos exposure.
- $1 million was awarded to a Montana auto mechanic diagnosed with mesothelioma workplace asbestos exposure.
- $650,000 was awarded to a janitor against Yellowstone County, MT for asbestos exposure on the job.
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.
Montana 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 Montana
Asbestos was used heavily in U. S. building trades between 1930-1980. More than 3,000 commonly used products in Montana contained toxic asbestos fibers and materials.
Montana 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 Montana 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 Montana 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 Montana 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.
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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