How and where were you exposed to asbestos in Alaska

The State of Alaska was home to several industries that placed people at risk of asbestos exposure, including power generating plants, petroleum product plants, seafood processing, and marine repair facilities.  In Alaska, people working at petroleum plants, power generating plants, seafood processing, and marine repair facilities built before 1980 may have been exposed to asbestos. For example, asbestos may have been used on pipes or as the lining of boilers and furnaces.

  • United States Naval Air Facilities
  • Alaska Pump & Supply, Inc.
  • Alaskan Pipeline
  • Alyeska Pipeline Service Company
  • Amoco Production Company
  • Anchorage International Airport
  • Anchorage Sewer Utility Board
  • Anchorage Terminal - Phase I
  • Aquatrain Team Track Siding
  • Aurora Power
  • Beluga Power Station
  • Bernice Lake Plant
  • Bernice Lake Power Station
  • C.R. Lewis
  • Campbell Creek Pump Station
  • Chester Creek Pump Station
  • Chevron Asphalt Company
  • Chugach Power Plant
  • Dock - Fire Lane
  • Elmendorf Air Force Base
  • Elmondorf Air Force Base - Powerhouse
  • Fort Richardson
  • Fort Richardson - Steam Distribution System Fy-73
  • G A A B Sewage Plant
  • Industrial Air Products
  • Industrial Air Products - Lox Facility
  • Knik Arm Power Plant
  • Liquid Air Incorporated
  • Northern Roofing & Siding
  • Pan American Oil
  • R L Lawler Inc
  • Ryan & Haworth - Steam & Condensation Lines
  • Standard Oil
  • Standard Oil - Asphalt Plant
  • Standard Oil - Sodium Pipe Line
  • Union Oil - Asphalt Plant - Ocean Dock Road
  • Union Oil Company
  • Union Oil Company - Asphalt Facility
  • Union Oil Company - Bulk Plant
  • Union Oil Company - Casting
  • Union Oil Company - Hot Lines
  • US Air Force, Elmendorf AFB
  • US Army, Fort Richardson
  • Well House #10
  • Westinghouse - Gas Turbine
  • Westinghouse Plant
  • Jualin Mines Company
  • Northern Consolidated Hangar
  • Mallow Construction Company
  • Aurora Energy
  • City of Fairbanks Power Plant
  • College Station
  • Eielson Air Force Base
  • Fairbanks Exploration Company
  • Fairbanks Municipal Power
  • Fairbanks Public Utilities
  • Fort Wainwright - Manholes
  • Golden Valley Electric Power Plant
  • Ladd Air Force Base
  • Municipal Ulitities System
  • Sea Land - Fairbanks Alaska
  • U.S. Smelting & Refining & Mining Company
  • US Air Force, Eielson AFB
  • US Air Force, Ladd AFB
  • War Department. Cold Weather Exp Air Base
  • Alaska Insulation
  • Galena Radar Base
  • Hope Brick Works
  • Yukon Gold Company
  • Alaska Juneau Gold Mining Company
  • Jualin Mines Company
  • Collier Carbon & Chemical Company
  • Locher Company
  • Phillips Petroleum Company
  • Shell Oil
  • Shell Oil - On Shore Facility
  • Shell Oil - Platform A
  • Standard Oil
  • Tesoro Alaska Company
  • Union Carbide
  • Union Collier
  • Union Oil Company - Mono Pod
  • Unocal Chemicals Division
  • Ac & S Inc
  • Ketchikan Pulp
  • Ketchikan Pulp and Paper Corp
  • Ketchikan Pulp Company
  • Ketchikan Pulp Mill
  • Ketchikan Spruce Mills
  • Kodiak Naval Station
  • Siems Drake Puget Sound
  • United States Submarine Base
  • US Naval Air Base
  • Bernice Lake Powerhouse
  • Standard Oil
  • Union Oil Company
  • Nome Mining Company
  • R L Lawler Inc
  • Williams Alaska Petroleum
  • Matanuska Electric Association
  • Arco Chemical Company
  • British Petroleum, Flow Station
  • Seward Marine industrial Center
  • Seward Ship's Drydock
  • Alaska Lumber & Pulp Company
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • United States Naval Air Base
  • Home Power Company
  • Northwest Light and Power Company
  • Healy River Coal Corp
  • Alaska Pipeline Service Company
  • Central Heating Plant
  • Petro Star Company
  • Standard Oil
  • United States Army Corps of Engineers
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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

Asbestos exposure diseases
statute of limitations in Alaska

Be aware of critical legal limitations to file a successful asbestos claim in Alaska. 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 lung cancer and other asbestos claims in Alaska is two years from the date of the diagnosis of the condition.

Statutes of limitations for wrongful death apply to family members of a 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.

Alaska 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 lung cancer and asbestos-related pulmonary diseases 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.

Filing an asbestos claim in Alaska

Current and former residents of Alaska 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 claims) and the time of death (for wrongful death claims). In 90% of the cases, we file asbestos trust fund claims rather than going through a lawsuit. Our experienced attorneys will help you with the steps involved in the asbestos claim process.

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. The case valuation matrix is a document approximating historical settlement 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.

Average amounts paid by asbestos trust funds

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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