North Carolina Mesothelioma Cancer Lawsuits
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Residents and workers in North Carolina 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 North Carolina in buildings, residential buildings, industrial plants, factories, power plants, chemical plants, refineries, shipyards and manufacturing plants.
North Carolina 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.
Global Asbestos Disaster Study Estimates More than 39,000 USA Deaths Annually from Asbestos-Related Diseases.
Specifically, asbestos contributes to 34,270 lung cancer deaths, 3,161 mesothelioma deaths, 787 ovarian cancer deaths, 443 larynx cancer deaths and 613 chronic asbestosis death. Source: www.adao.us
North Carolina Mesothelioma Statistics (Asbestos-Related Deaths)
- North Carolina ranks 13th in the U. S. for deaths from malignant Mesothelioma.
- The mortality rate from Mesothelioma in North Carolina is 9.3 per million.
- 917 North Carolina residents died from malignant Mesothelioma.
- 1,410 asbestos-related deaths were reported in North Carolina since 1979.
- Mecklenburg County, MA has more than 100 asbestos-related deaths and more than 57 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.
North Carolina Asbestos Exposure Hot Spots
More than 10,000 tons of asbestos shipments were received in the state of North Carolina. High asbestos exposure was in shipyards, industrial plants, power plants, steel mills, iron mills, oil refineries, and construction sites in Mecklenburg County, Forsyth County, Rowan County, New Hanover County and Wake County.
Asbestos-containing products and materials were used throughout North Carolina 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.
Asbestos Exposure in North Carolina
Asbestos was used heavily in U. S. building trades between 1930-1980. More than 3,000 commonly used products in North Carolina contained toxic asbestos fibers and materials.
North Carolina 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 North Carolina 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 North Carolina 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.
North Carolina Mesothelioma Asbestos Deaths
|North Carolina Asbestos-Related Deaths 1999-2017||6,577|
|North Carolina Asbestosis Cancer Deaths||828|
|North Carolina Mesothelioma Cancer Deaths||1,159|
|North Carolina Estimated-Asbestos Cancer Deaths||4,636|
North Carolina Asbestos-Related Deaths by County
|Alamance County, NC – 67 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Alexander County, NC – 21 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Anson County, NC – 16 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Avery County, NC – 11 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Beaufort County, NC – 35 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Bertie County, NC – 12 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Bladen County, NC – 20 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Brunswick County, NC – 77 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Buncombe County, NC – 142 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Burke County, NC – 61 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Cabarrus County, NC – 91 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Caldwell County, NC – 51 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Carteret County, NC – 57 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Caswell County, NC – 14 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Catawba County, NC – 111 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Chatham County, NC – 35 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Cherokee County, NC – 16 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Chowan County, NC – 40 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Cleveland County, NC – 67 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Columbus County, NC – 57 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Craven County, NC – 78 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Cumberland County, NC – 59 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Currituck County, NC – 40 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Dare County, NC – 35 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Davidson County, NC – 45 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Davie County, NC – 23 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Duplin County, NC – 41 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Durham County, NC – 87 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Edgecombe County, NC – 34 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Forsyth County, NC – 157 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Franklin County, NC – 33 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Gaston County, NC – 144 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Gates County, NC – 34 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Granville County, NC – 33 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Greene County, NC – 12 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Guilford County, NC – 227 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Halifax County, NC – 51 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Harnett County, NC – 34 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Haywood County, NC – 69 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Henderson County, NC – 83 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Hertford County, NC – 14 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Hoke County, NC – 23 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Iredell County, NC – 118 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Jackson County, NC – 22Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Johnston County, NC – 76 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Lee County, NC – 35 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Lenoir County, NC – 78 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Lincoln County, NC – 58 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Macon County, NC – 34 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Madison County, NC – 12 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Martin County, NC – 15 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|McDowell County, NC – 70 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Mecklenburg County, NC – 326 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Montgomery County, NC – 16 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Moore County, NC – 86 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Nash County, NC – 71 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|New Hanover County, NC – 162 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Northampton County, NC – 13 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Onslow County, NC – 45 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Orange County, NC – 53 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Pasquotank County, NC – 35 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Pitt County, NC – 35 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Polk County, NC – 12 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Randolph County, NC – 58 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Richmond County, NC – 28 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Robeson County, NC – 34 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Rockingham County, NC – 96 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Rowan County, NC – 128 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Rutherford County, NC – 52 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Scotland County, NC – 22 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Stanly County, NC – 46 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Stokes County, NC – 28 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Surry County, NC – 44 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Transylvania County, NC – 19 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Vance County, NC – 27 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Wake County, NC – 300 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Warren County, NC – 12 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Watauga County, NC – 34 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Wayne County, NC – 51 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Wilkes County, NC – 52 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Wilson County, NC – 34 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Yancey County, NC – 11 Asbestos Related Deaths|
|Source: EWG Group 2015 Study|
North Carolina 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 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 North Carolina – Mesothelioma Lawsuit
|Addie Olivine Mine|
|Appalachian State University Residence Dorms|
|Bad Creek Prospect|
|Blue Rock Mine|
|Carolina Power & Light Co.|
|Coldsides Mountain Mine|
|Corbin Knob Mine|
|Fayetteville Street Apartments|
|Harris Prospect Co.|
|Johns River Mine|
|Liggett Myers Tobacco Factory|
|New Hanover County Administration Building|
|Round Mountain Mine|
|Syngenta Biotechnology Campus|
|Walnut Cove Mine|
|Watauga County Public Schools|
|Willow Creek Mine|
Mesothelioma has been medically linked to workplace asbestos exposure.
North Carolina 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.
North Carolina 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 North Carolina Mesothelioma Settlements and Verdicts.
List of North Carolina Mesothelioma settlements and verdicts listed in asbestos lawsuits, court documents, and news sources.
- $32.7 million was awarded to the family of a former Firestone factory worker in one of the state’s largest mesothelioma verdicts against Covil Corp.
- $32 million was awarded in 2018 to a victim of pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma the case Franklin Delenor Finch and Ann Finch v. BASF Catalysts LLC.
- $11.5 million was awarded to a former North Carolina pipefitter diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer.
- $6.3 million was awarded to a former North Carolina factory plant worker diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma.
- $5.1 million was awarded to a North Carolina lumber yard worker who died from mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure in the workplace.
- $3.1 million was awarded to a former North Carolina Pipefitter diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma cancer.
- $2.7 million was awarded to a former North Carolina Navy Communications worker diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer.
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.
North Carolina 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 North Carolina 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.
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
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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 Wisconsin 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.