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Exposed to Asbestos in Alabama?

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer and have a history of long-term exposure to asbestos or materials containing asbestos, you can file an asbestos claim.

How and Where Were You Exposed to Asbestos in Alabama?

The residents of Alabama were mainly exposed to asbestos containing materials (ACM) at their workplaces and their homes, through secondary exposure from a family member working with asbestos. If you have worked in any of the industries that used asbestos heavily or lived with someone who did, you have a higher risk of developing an asbestos-related disease.

Alabama City

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Alabama City

• Dwight Manufacturing Company
• Gulf States Steel
• Republic Steel Corporation
• Southern Iron and Steel Company


Asbestos Exposure Areas in

48 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Alabama Polytechnic Inst
• Department of Buildings & Grounds - S F Brewster
• Southern Natural Gas


Asbestos Exposure Areas in

255 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• U.S. Pipe and Foundry Co.
• Alabama Steel and Shipbuilding
• Alabama Power and Light
• Alabama Consolidated Coal And Iron Company
• Alabama Fuel And Iron Company
• Alabama Steel And Wire Company
• Alabama Steel And Shipbuilding Company
• Alabama Steel Drum
• American Automatic Railway Switch Company
• B.F. Barbour Plumbing & Electric Company
• Bessemer Coal, Iron & Land Co.
• Birmingham Coke and By-Products Co.
• Birmingham Electric Company
• Birmingham Ice Factory Company
• Birmingham Light Power Company
• Birmingham Linen Supply Company
• Birmingham Machine & Foundry Company
• Birmingham Oil Mills, Incorporated
• Birmingham Railway Light & Power Co.
• Birmingham Rolling Mill Company
• Dimmick Pipe Company
• E.I. Dupont De Nemours & Co.
• Green County Steam Plant
• Gulf States Creosoting Company
• Gulf States Steel Company
• Jim Walter Resources
• Kaul Lumber Company
• Kilby Frog and Switch Company
• Mead Corporation
• Miller Steam Plant, Units 1, 2, 3, 4
• National Gypsum Company
• North Alabama Turn Company
• Phillip Schillinger Brewing Co.
• Republic Iron and Steel Co.
• Reynolds Aluminum Plant
• Semet-Solvay Company
• Sloss-Sheffield Steel & Iron Company
• Sloss Industries
• Southern Detinning Company
• Southern Iron and Steel Company
• Southern Railway Company
• Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company
• Tutwiler Coal, Coke & Iron Co.
• US Pipe & Foundry Co.
• W.M. Smith and Company
• Norfolk Southern Railroad
• United States Pipe And Foundry Company
• Olin Mathieson Chemical
• Southern Railway Systems
• United States Steel
• Woodward Iron


Asbestos Exposure Areas in

248 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Alabama Dry Dock & Shipyard Company
• Alabama Power Company - Bark Burning Plant
• Addsco Shipyard
• Coastal Mobile Refinery
• Gulf Atlantic Operations
• Gulf Ship Building Company
• Gulf Shipyard
• Southeastern Production Company
• Union Carbide
• Wilsonville Steam

Coosa River

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Coosa River

1 to 2 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1979 -2001)

• Beauknit Mills
• Coosa Pines Plant
• Coosa River Newsprint Company
• Kimberly Clark
• Rust Engineering Company


Asbestos Exposure Areas in

52 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• 3M Company
• Air Products
• A.E. Staley Manufacturing Company
• Amer Petrochem
• American Oil
• American Hominy Company
• Amoco Chemicals Corporation
• Archer Daniels Midland Company
• Asphalt Paving Plant
• British Petroleum
• Browns Ferry Nuclear Plant
• Calumet & Hecla, Inc
• Capital Fertilizer
• Chemstrand Company, Division Of Monsanto Chemical Company
• Chemstrand Corporation
• Central Soya Company, Incorporated
• Davidson Heating Company
• Davis Construction Company
• Decatur Aluminum
• Decatur Land Improvement and Furnace Company
• Decatur Brewing Company
• Decatur Gas And Electric Company
• Decatur Ice Company
• Decatur Steam Heat And Power Company
• Decatur Traction And Electric Company
• Decatur Strawboard Company
• Dow Chemical Company
• Electric Auto Lite Company
• Ennis Insulation Company
• Ft. Wayne And Springfield Railway
• Fluor Daniel Services Corporation
• Fruehauf Corporation
• Fruehauf Trailer Plant
• Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
• G.S. Lyons And Sons Lumber And Manufacturing Company
• General Electric Company
• H. Mueller Manufacturing Company
• Hardville Hershey Corporation
• Houdaille Hershey Corporation
• Illinois Traction Company
• Ingalls Iron
• Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp
• Ingalls Shipyard
• Louisville and Nashville Railway
• Monsanto Company
• Monsanto Company Textile Divis
• Natonal Fertilizer Development Center
• Newport Mining Company
• Oakes Products Division Houdaille Hershey Corporation
• Pan American Oil
• Pipefitters Union - Local 377
• Pratt Cereal Mill Company
• Rust Engineering Company - 3 M Plant
• Schudel Brothers Laundry And Cleaning Company
• Schudels Model Laundry
• Tennessee Valley Authority
• TVA Nuclear
• Union Compress & Warehouse Company
• US Engineers Corporation
• Victory Ordnance Plant
• Wellington Starch Company
• Wolverine Tube
• Wolverine Tube Div


Asbestos Exposure Areas in

66 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Alabama Machinery & Supply Company
• Borden's Ice Cream Company
• Dothan Electric Light and Water Works
• Dothan Grocery Company
• Dothan Powerhouse
• Farley Nuclear Power Plant
• Faulkner Ice Company - Powell & Cherry Streets
• Michelin Tire Corporation
• Warneco At The Warner Manufacturing Plant


Asbestos Exposure Areas in

255 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Alabama By Products
• Allied Chemical Corp
• Anheuser Busch, Incorporated
• American ECLA Corporation
• Celotex
• Fairfield Service Center
• Fairfield Works
• Harbison-Walker
• Jim Walters Corp (AKA CELOTEX Corporation)
• Koppers Company Inc
• Municipal Plant
• Tenn Coal and Iron Div
• Tennessee Coal, Iron & R.R. Company
• U. S. Steel Corporation
• U.S. Steel Mill
• USX Corporation
• United States Aluminum Company


Asbestos Exposure Areas in

124 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Cherry Cotton Mills
• Colbert Steam Plant
• Knit Kote Textile Mill
• Osborn Ice Company
• Phila Ensley Tur
• Reynolds Aluminum
• Sloss-Sheffield Steel and Iron Company
• Stylon Corp
• Tva Wilson Dam
• Weyerhaeuser Paper Mill


Asbestos Exposure Areas in

64 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Alabama Power Co.
• Gorgas Steam Plant
• Railroad Station High Level


Asbestos Exposure Areas in

114 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Alabama Power Company
• Associated Electric Cooperative
• Automatic Electric Company
• Boeing Aircraft Plant
• Calabama Chemical Company
• Dallas Manufacturing Company
• Dunlop Tire and Rubber Company
• Home Ice & Coal Company
• Huntsville Arsenal
• Huntsville Brick & Tile
• Huntsville Ice Cream & Creamery Company
• Huntsville Railway Light and Power Company
• Hutchens Company
• Linde Air Products Company (Union Carbide)
• Marshall Space Flight Center
• Merrimack Manufacturing Company
• North Brothers, Inc.
• Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation
• Owens Corning
• Pate Supply Company of Huntsville
• Pennsylvania Construction Company
• Pipefitters Union - Local 377
• Redstone Arsenal
• Southern Railroad Siding
• Thiokol Chemical Corp
• Valley Packing Company
• Warren Supply Company, Inc.
• White Swan Laundry


Asbestos Exposure Areas in

30 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Brown & Root
• Ciba Geigy Chemical Company
• MacIntosh Steam Generating Plant
• Mathieson Alabama Chemical Corp
• Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation


Asbestos Exposure Areas in

248 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Abiqua
• Ace Fabrication
• Ackia
• ADDSCO Shipyard
• Alabama Dry Dock and Shipbuilding
• Alabama Power & Light Company
• Alabama State Docks
• Alexander H. Stephens
• Aluminum Company of America
• American Cyanamid
• American Laundry Company
• Amison General Builders & Contractors
• Anco Insulations of Mississippi, Inc.
• Apache Canyon
• Archers Hope
• Arthur Middleton
• Ash Hollow
• Atlantic Land Company
• Atlas
• Auxiliary Pumping Plant
• Avondale Shipbuilding
• Barry Steam Plant
• Beaver Dam
• Beecher Island
• Bell Telephone
• Bemis Bag Company
• Bender Shipbuilding
• Bendix Corporation
• Betbeze Spring Service
• Bethlehem Steel Shipyard
• Birch Coulie
• Black River
• Blakely Island Refinery
• Boilermakers Union - Local 110
• Boonesborough
• Brookley Air Force Base
• Brookley Industrial Complex
• Brown & Root Incorporated - Gas Turbine
• Buffalo Wallow
• Cabusto
• Cahawba
• Callabee
• Camas Meadows
• Camp Defiance
• Canyon Creek
• Caribbean Steamship Company
• Cayuse
• Cedar Mills
• Champion Paper Company
• Chatterton Hill
• Chicaca
• Chickasaw Steam Plant
• Ciba Geigy Chemical Company
• Clark Mills
• Coastal Chemical
• Coca Cola Bottling Company
• Colin P. Kelly, Jr.
• Container Corp
• Cortaulds
• Cottonwood Creek British
• Council Grove
• Crichton Station
• Crow Wing
• Diamond Shamrock Chemicals
• Diamondhead
• Dobytown
• Doran Propellers
• El Caney
• Electric Lighting. Company of Mobile
• Evans Creek
• Fidelity Warehouse Corporation
• Fort Bridger
• Fort Fetterman
• Fort Laramie
• Fort Mims
• Fort Pitt
• Fort Ridgely
• Fort Robinson
• Fort Stevens
• Four Lakes
• G. A. Leftwich
• Gaf Armstrong
• Gaf Corporation
• General Electric
• Gold Creek
• Golden Hill
• Grand River
• Gulf Development Company
• Gulf Electric Plant
• Gulf Flooring
• Gulf Lumber Company
• Gulf Mobile & Ohio R R Company
• Gulf Ship Building Company
• Gulf States Paper
• Haas Davis Packing Company
• Hammermill International Paper
• Hat Creek
• Henry Clay
• Hercules
• Hollingsworth & Whitney Company
• Home Industry Iron Works
• Honningsvaag
• Horras S Turner Lumber Company
• Horseshoe
• Houston Compress
• Ideal Cement Company
• Independent Gulf Line
• Insulation Engineers, Inc.
• International Paper Company
• International Paper Mill
• Ironworkers Union - Local 60
• Israel Putnam
• J.L.M. Curry
• James Hoban
• Jefferson Davis
• Joel Chandler Harris
• John Marshall
• Johns Bargain House Corporation
• Jos Mcwilliams and Company
• Joseph Wheeler
• Judah P. Benjamin
• Julesburg
• Kaposia
• Kathio
• Kerr Mcgee Chemical Corporation
• Larkspur (Lighthouse Tender)
• Lawton B. Evans
• Linde Air Products Company
• Little Big Horn
• Little Butte
• Magnolia Janitor
• Marathon Southern Corp
• Marine Spec
• Marine Specialty Company Inc
• Maritime Shipyard
• Mcclellan Creek
• Mcwane Pipe
• Meador Warehouse
• Mobile Bay
• Mobile Electric Light and Power Company
• Mobile Energy Services
• Mobile Infirmary
• Mobile Light and Railroad Company
• Mobile Linen Service
• Mobile Mill
• Mobile Paper Company
• Mobile Pulley Works
• Mobile Regional Airport
• Mobile Ship Repair Company
• Mobile Shipyard
• Mobile Vehicular Tunnel System
• Mobile Water Works
• Mocasin Gap
• Moffort Team Track
• Moore Mccormick
• Nathaniel Macon
• National Gypsum Plant
• Nordahl Grieg
• North Point
• Old Cotton Mill Site
• Old Sanders Cotton Mill Site
• Olin Chemical
• Painters Union - Local 779
• Palo Duro
• Pan American Shell Products Company
• Pate Stevedore
• Paulus Hook
• Pawnee Rock
• Peerless Steam Laundry and Dyeing
• Phantom Hill
• Pine Ridge
• Pipefitters/Boilermakers Union - Local 119
• Platte Bridge
• Pocket Canyon
• Powder River
• Proividence Infirmary
• Public Library Lecture Hall
• Quaker Hill
• Quemado Lake
• Ratcliff Construction
• Raton Pass
• Red Bank
• Red Canyon
• Reynolds Metals Company
• Rock Landing
• Rogue River
• Ruberoid Company
• Ruberoid/ Gaf
• S.L. Adler Residence
• Sam Joy Laundry Inc
• San Juan Hill
• Sanders Cotton Mill - Barkers Spur
• Sappa Creek
• Scott Paper Company
• Scott Paper Mill
• Seaboard Manufacturing Company
• Seneca Castle
• Shell Chemical
• Shook & Fletcher Insulation Company
• Sideling Hill
• Simon Willard
• Skull Bar
• Smith Kelly Supply Company
• Sothern Kraft Corp
• South Paper Company Southern Div.
• Southeastern Compress and Warehouse
• Southern Electrical & Pipefitting
• Southern Kraft Corporation
• Spirit Lake
• St. Regis Paper Mill
• Standard Equipment Company
• Standard Oil
• State Docks
• Stauffer Chemical
• Stone Container Corporation
• Sweet Water
• The Cabins
• The Cottonwoods
• Thomas Heyward
• Touchet
• Tule Canyon
• Turner Supply
• Union Carbide
• Union Carbide Corporation
• Virginia Chemical
• Wagon Box
• Wagon Mound
• Wahoo Swamp
• War Bonnet
• Warrent Warehouse Company
• Washita
• Waterman Steam Ship Company
• Watermans Shipyard
• Welders Union - Local 170
• Western Electric
• White Bird Canyon
• White River
• Wilson's Creek
• Wolf Mountain
• Wood Lake
• Wyoming Valley


Asbestos Exposure Areas in

53 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Adams Manufacturing Company
• Alabama Machine & Supply Company
• American Service Company
• Amoco
• Armour & Company
• Atlanta and West Point Railroad
• Atlantic Coastline Railroad
• Bear Brothers Incorporated
• Bishop-Parker Furniture Company
• Brockway Glass Company
• Capital Chevrolet Company
• Capital Refrigeration Company
• Cloverdale Manufacturing Company
• Collins Baking Company - Ovens
• Dixie Land Dairy
• Edison Electric Light and Power Company
• Flack Lumber Company
• Gambles Structural Steel
• Gunter Air Force Base
• Helburn Company
• Koppers Company Inc
• L C Young Ice Cream Company
• M L Angelini - 511 Cloverdale Road
• Maxwell Air Force Base
• Montgomery Lighting. and Water Power Company
• North Brothers, Inc.
• Richard Tillis
• Standard Electric Machinery
• State of Alabama
• Teague Hardware Company
• Union Bag Camp Paper Corporation
• Union Camp Corporation
• Union Refining Company
• United States Army Corps of Engin


Asbestos Exposure Areas in

6 to 9 asbestos-related deaths (1979-2001)

• American Can Company
• James River Paper Mill
• Marathon Southern Corp
• Naheola Southern Corp


Asbestos Exposure Areas in

19 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• International Paper
• Prattville Paper Mill
• Union Bag Camp Paper Corporation
• Union Camp Corporation
• Union Camp Paper Mill
• Union Camp Plywood Plant


Asbestos Exposure Areas in

4 to 8 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1979-2001)

• Ala Metallurgical Corp
• Alabama Kraft Mead Paper Mill
• Alabama Metallurgical
• Alabama Metallurgical Corp
• Buckeye Cotton Oil Company
• Combustion Construction Company
• Craig Airforce Base
• Hammermill Paper Company
• Henry Brick Company
• International Paper Company
• Selma Paper Mill
• Southern Natural Gas
• The Buckeye Cotton Oil Company
• Toccoa Manufacturing Corporation


Asbestos Exposure Areas in

85 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Mead Paperboard
• Widows Creek Power Plant, units 1-6
• Tennessee Valley Authority - Widows Creek Station - Unit #8
• Tennessee Valley Authority - Widows Creek Stream Plant


Asbestos Exposure Areas in

15 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Alabama Binder & Chemical
• B.F. Goodrich Company
• Bailey Boiler & Steel Company
• Calgon
• Central Foundry
• Central Supply
• Cole Supply Company
• Gulf State Paper Mill
• Gulf States Lumber Company
• Hunt Oil Company
• Industrical Development
• Kaul Lumber Company
• Mcabee & Company
• Michelin North America
• Reichhold Chemical Plant
• Semet Solvay Company
• Sewage Treatment Plant
• Steamfitters/Pipefitters Union - Local 372
• Tidewater Construction Company


Asbestos Exposure Areas in

2 to 4 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1979-2001)

• Creasey Company
• Tuskegee Normal and Industrial
• Tyndall Air Force Base, Mess Hall

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Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer
Statute of Limitations in Alabama

Be aware of critical legal limitations to file a successful asbestos claim in Alabama. You should submit your legal request before the specified time limit, or it can get rejected. The legal rule is called the statute of limitations and time limits vary from state to state. Personal injury statute of limitations for mesothelioma, lung cancer, and other asbestos claims in Alabama is two years from the date of the diagnosis of the condition.

Statutes of limitations for wrongful death apply to family members of a mesothelioma or lung cancer patient who has passed away. The statutory limit for a wrongful death asbestos claim is the same as the personal injury statute, and family members can file the asbestos claim within two years from the death of their loved one.

Alabama enforced earlier a “last exposure rule” that had a statute of limitations of only 1-year from the last exposure for people filing asbestos claims, which made it tough for mesothelioma and lung cancer patients or their families to seek compensation from the companies responsible for their asbestos exposure in the workplace. However, in May 1980, the “last exposure rule” was amended to establish a more favorable “discovery rule” for asbestos claims. For asbestos claims in which the last exposure has occurred before 1979, the 1-year statute of limitations is still applicable, and for any asbestos exposure in the workplace that has occurred after May 17, 1980, the statute of limitations starts when the diagnosis of mesothelioma, lung cancer, or other diseases has been received.

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Do You Qualify for Asbestos Compensation?

If you were injured by occupational asbestos exposure and struggle with one of the diseases below, you are immediately eligible for compensation. Since these are very serious diseases that are directly linked to asbestos exposure, all you have to do is give our law firm a call and send our legal experts the necessary documents for filing a claim.

Lung Cancer Mesothelioma Throat Cancer Esophageal Cancer Bronchial Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Colorectal Cancer

On the other hand, if you suffer from one of the following diseases and suspect it was the result of asbestos exposure, you will be required to undergo free, additional medical tests with our medical team in Birmingham, Alabama in person. Because the connection between these health problems and asbestos exposure is not completely clear, we will need to find out whether asbestos exposure is the real cause of your diagnosis.

AsbestosisPulmonary FibrosisPleural PlaquesPleural EffusionDiffuse Pleural ThickeningCOPDEmphysemaChronic BronchitisPleurisyLung NodulesLung SpotsAsthmaTuberculosisPneumonitisHistoplasmosisRounded AtelectasisLung Scarring Bladder Cancer

Filing an Asbestos Claim in Alabama

Current and former residents of Alabama diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, and their family members should contact us as soon as possible. The statutes of limitations are only two years from the date of the diagnosis (for personal injury asbestos claims) and the time of death (for wrongful death asbestos claims). In 90% of the cases, we file asbestos trust funds claims rather than going through a lawsuit. Our experienced attorneys will help you with the steps involved in the asbestos claim process.

Bankruptcy trust claims

Asbestos trust funds were set up years ago to pay people that are sick and have been injured by asbestos. However, as asbestos trust funds do not have enough money to pay all asbestos claims fully, they offer a set percentage of the legal demand. But, the funds are typically dispersed faster than in lawsuits. Asbestos trust fund claims are usually handled out of court.

Preparing the claim

The quicker we can get the information from you and get it filed with the asbestos trust funds, the quicker the payment will come. In the beginning, we are on a fact-finding mission, but it's not as intensive as a typical lawsuit would be. It's more of an administrative process.

Gathering the information

Initially what is required from the asbestos trust fund is to prove exposure to that particular's asbestos trust fund product or products and you also have to show that you've been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease. First, we will qualify the medical reports. Then, we have to prove how you were exposed: primarily through occupation or secondarily through a family member that you lived with and who worked directly with or around asbestos-containing products. For occupational exposure, you have to tell us where you have worked at and inform us about any products that were in your working environment.

Filing your claim

We make the process simple, and we don't put anything other than the actual necessity on you to provide certain documentation to prosecute your asbestos claim, such as medical records from your treating hospital or physician, employment records, social security records from the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and, if applicable, military records. As soon as we get the necessary information, we can start filing that with the asbestos trust funds and expect payment within a couple of months to one year. We will also report to Medicare to obtain a clearance to release funds to you.

Claim evaluation

Asbestos trust funds usually qualify the asbestos claim and pay it under two processes. "Expedited Review" is based on a minimum set of probable medical and asbestos exposure criteria and applications receive a scheduled amount that is not negotiated. "Individual Review" allows for asbestos claim amounts up to a published maximum. Factors that determine the actual amount can include but are not limited to, age at diagnosis, jurisdiction, and the settlement history of your counsel.

Claim payment

Trustees make a determination and decide whether they will or won't pay the asbestos claim. Usually, payment comes within a couple of months to one year, and we can set up a stream of revenue for our clients. You will receive your compensation in one installment.

At Environmental Litigation Group, P.C., we strive to get you the best asbestos claim results possible. To pay out asbestos claims, asbestos trust funds managers rely on something called case valuation matrix. Case valuation matrix is a document approximating historical settlements values and assigning different values for compensable cancer types. The base dollar amounts vary by state or region because location sets occupational asbestos exposure levels. The table below provides the average settlement values, by disease level, at asbestos trust funds with seven disease levels, as presented in Rand Corporation's report on Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts.


Lung Cancer
Other Cancer
Non Malignant Diseases

Disclaimer:  Compensation for your asbestos case will be calculated starting from the base calculation matrix, increasing or decreasing the level of compensation according to the specifics of your case. Factors that can affect the value of your case include, but are not limited to, your location, age, work history, pain and suffering, the asbestos products involved in occupational exposure, and expenses related to your illness. Individual cases vary based on such factors, and previous results don't ensure an equal outcome. The factors specific to your case make it difficult to predict its value before you file an asbestos claim. So, determining how much your case is worth can be a complicated process. If you have any questions about settlements and your legal rights, please contact us immediately for a free consultation.

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Headquartered in Alabama, our law firm provides direct legal representation for any environmental case in this state. Alabama residents are our clients because of our expertise in handling asbestos claims. We believe in providing a prompt, as well as complete attention to all our clients and their cases. Here are some key points that explain why you should choose Environmental Litigation Group P.C.:

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