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Exposed to Asbestos in Arizona?

United States Federal and States governments in collaboration with environmental protection agencies have enforced regulations that organize the compensation of individuals that were exposed to asbestos-containing materials.

How and Where Were You Exposed to Asbestos in Arizona?

Asbestos was widely used in construction and industrial equipment because of its fire and heat resistant properties, ease of availability, durability, and cost-effectiveness. Before the usage of asbestos tapered in the 1980’s, Arizona had a significant number of asbestos industries, particularly in Phoenix, Tucson, Scottsdale, and Yuma.

Ajo

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Ajo

769 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2015)

• New Cornelia Copper Company
• Phelps Dodge Copper Mine
• Phelps-Dodge Corporation

Bisbee

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Bisbee

11 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2015)


• Bisbee Twp. Co.
• Calumet and Arizona Mining Co.
• Copper Queen Co. – Bisbee
• Copper Queen Consolidated Mining Co. – Bisbee Phelps Dodge and Co.

Chandler

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Chandler

514 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2015)

• General Electric - Turbine
• South Western Nitrochemical Company
• Southwestern Agrichemical Company
• Spreckels Sugar Company
• Spreckles Sugar Plant
• Williams Air Force Base

Clarkdale

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Clarkdale

217 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2015)

• Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Plant
• Phoenix Cement Company
• United Verde Copper Company

Clifton

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Clifton

1029 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2015)


• Arizona Copper Company Ltd
• Phelps Dodge Aluminum
• Phelps Dodge Copper Products
• Phelps Dodge Corporation
• Shannon Copper Company

Cochise

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Cochise

11 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2015)


• Apache Generating Station
• Apache Station
• Arizona Electric Power Cooperative
• Cochise Powerhouse/ Arizona Electric Power Co-Op
• General Electric

Douglas

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Douglas

11 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2015)


• Calumet and Arizona Mining Company
• Copper Queen Consolidated Mining Company
• Douglas Improvement Company
• Phelps Dodge Copper Mine
• Phelps Dodge Corporation (Douglas Smelter)
• US Inspection Station

Flagstaff

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Flagstaff

36 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2015)

• Flagstaff Electric Light Company
• Ponderosa Paper Products Company Inc
• Saginaw and Manistee Lumber Company
• Southwest Forest Industries
• Southwest Lumber Mills
• Wisconsin Tissue

Fossil Creek

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Fossil Creek

342 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2015)

• Childs-Irving Power Plant

Glendale

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Glendale

514 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2015)

• Aqua Fria Powerhouse
• Luke Air Force Base
• Salt River Power Plant

Globe

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Globe

26 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2015)


• Ariz. Eastern Railroad Company
• Arizona Commercial Copper Company
• Cypress Mines
• Gibson Copper Company
• Globe Light and Power Company
• Inspiration Copper Mine
• Mercury Mines of America
• Old Dominion Copper Mining and Smelting Company
• Superior and Boston Copper Company

Hayden

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Hayden

196 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2015)

• American Smelting & Refining Company
• Kennecott Copper Company
• Kennecott Copper Smelter
• Kennecott Minerals Company
• Ray Consolidated Copper Company

Holbrook

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Holbrook

26 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2015)

• Cholla Power Plant

Miami

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Miami

26 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2015)


• Anaconda Copper Mining Company
• Inspiration Consolidated Copper Company
• Inspiration Copper Mine
• International Consolidated Copper Company
• Miami Copper Company

Mineral Rock

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Mineral Rock

• Duval Mine

Morenci

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Morenci

1029 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2015)

• Arizona Copper Company Ltd
• Detroit Copper Mining Company
• El Paso and S W Rr Company
• Kennecott Copper Mine
• Metcalf Copper Smelter
• Morenci Power Plant
• Morenci Smelter Plant
• Morenci Water Company
• P D Acid Plant
• Phelps Dodge Acid Plant
• Phelps Dodge Copper Mine
• Phelps Dodge Corporation

Page

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Page

36 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2015)

• Arizona Public Service Company
• Navajo Generating Station
• Navajo Generating Station - Salt River Project
• Page Arizona Powerplant
• Page Power Plant
• Power Plant

Phoenix

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Phoenix

514 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2015)

• Air Research Plant
• Airesearch Corporation
• Alcoa (F/K/A Reynolds Metals)
• Allison Steel
• Aluminum Processors, Inc.
• Ariz Table Pad
• Arizona Brewing Company
• Arizona Edison Company
• Arizona Engine & Pump
• Arizona Light and Power Company
• Arizona Liquor Dist Siding
• Arizona Packing Company
• Arizona Public Service Company
• Asbestos Engineering & Supply Company
• Barlett Heard Land and Cattle Company
• Central Arizona Light & Power Company
• Central Arizona St. Electric Station
• Century Brick Company
• Combustion Equipment Company
• Constable Ice and Fuel Company
• Crystal Ice and Cold Storage Company
• Cudahy Packing Company
• M H Sherman
• Marsh Company Murray
• Merritt Air Conditioning
• Motorola Plant
• Mountain Bell Telephone Company
• Murray Marsh
• National Brewing Company
• Normande Iron & Metal
• Ott Hardware
• Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation
• Pacific Gas and Electric Company
• Palo Verde Power Station
• Phoenix Cement Div/Am Cem
• Phoenix Charging Plant
• Phoenix Gas Works
• Phoenix Light and Fuel Company
• Phoenix Railway Company
• Phoenix Steel
• Phoenix Utility Company
• Reynolds Aluminum Plant
• Reynolds Metals Company
• Salt River Power Agua Fria
• Salt River Power District
• Salt River Project
• Salt River Pump & Supply Company
• Santa Fe Peoria Team Track
• Southwest Forest Industries, Inc
• Tovrea Packing Company
• Tucson Gas and Electric Company
• Uneeda Laundry Supply
• Union Carbide Corporation
• United Wholesale, S. Pacific Team Track
• West Phoenix Power Plant
• Western Electric Company - Cable Plant

San Manuel

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
San Manuel

196 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2015)


• Arizona Rr Company
• Bhp Cooper
• HP Copper
• Magma Copper Company
• San Manuel Copper Corporation
• San Manuel Copper Refinery

Snowflake

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Snowflake

26 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2015)

• Abitibi Consolidated
• Smurfit Stone Corp
• Snowflake Paper and Pulp
• Snowflake Paper Mill
• Southwest Forest Industries
• Southwest Lumber Mills Inc

St. John

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
St. John

30 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2015)

• SRP Coronado Power Plant
• St. John Electric Company

Tempe

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Tempe

514 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2015)

• Adams Insulation
• Allison Steel
• Asu Utility Tunnel
• Ford Motor Company
• Kaiser Refractories
• Kyrene Plant
• Marathon Steel Company
• National Malleable & Steel Corporation
• Ocotilla Power Plant
• Safeway - Warehouse
• Salt River Project
• Salt River Valley Water User Association
• Spreckels Sugar
• Western Rolling Mills

Tucson

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Tucson

769 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2015)

• Apache Powder & Tuscon Job
• Arizona Ice and Cold Storage Company
• Arizona Portland Cement Company
• C.Y.R. and P. Railroad
• Carlsons Brk & Bldrs Supply
• Duval Mine
• Eagle Milling Company
• Fort Huachuca
• Hughes Aircraft
• Irvington Generating Sta
• Lenco Heating & Cooling
• Marsh Company Murray
• Omalley Lumber Company
• Pacific Fruit Express
• Pacific Fruit Express Company
• Phelps Dodge Copper Mine
• Provo Team Track
• Saguaro Power Plant
• Sahuaro H.S.
• Southwestern Alloys Division Nat Av
• Titan Missile Site
• Tucson Electric Power Company - Irvington Station
• Tucson Gas and Electric Company
• Tucson Metal & Manufacturing Company
• Tuscon Powerhouse

Yuma

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Yuma

149 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2015)

• Luke Air Force Base
• U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (Welton-Mohawk Gila)
• W.S. Power
• Yucca Power Plant
• Yuma Desalting Plant
• Yuma Electric Water Company
• Yuma Ice and Cld Stge Company
• Yuma Marine Corps Base

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Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer
Statute of Limitations in Arizona

Asbestos exposure in the workplace occurs when asbestos particles are inhaled or ingested leading to aggressive forms of cancer such as mesothelioma and lung cancer. If you or a family member has developed mesothelioma or lung cancer or a loved one has passed away because of these diseases, you can file an asbestos claim through which you can recover compensation for the damages caused by this lethal occupational asbestos exposure.

Asbestos claims must be filed within the time set by the statute of limitations, different for each state. In Arizona, the statute of limitations fixed for an individual who has developed mesothelioma or lung cancer due to asbestos exposure in the workplace is two years from the date he/she has been diagnosed with the condition.

Wrongful death asbestos claims can be filed within two years from the time of death.

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Eligible Conditions for Asbestos Compensation

Workers, veterans, or family members that experienced past asbestos exposure may first notice some minor symptoms, like shortness of breath. They may attribute such symptoms to other causes, like aging. But, the result of medical checks and investigations can show past asbestos exposure in the workplace has led to a current asbestos-associated disease. If you find yourself in this scenario, the help of counsel experienced in representing asbestos cases is essential. Our lawyers will assist you in navigating the legal system and fighting for compensation for your medical bills and lost wages. These are the asbestos diseases approved for asbestos claims:

Lung cancer Mesothelioma Asbestosis Gallbladder Cancer Kidney Cancer Laryngeal/Esophageal Cancer Gastrointestinal Cancer Colon/Colorectal Cancer Ovarian Cancer Pulmonary Fibrosis

Filing an Asbestos Claim in Arizona

Current and former residents of Arizona 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.

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. 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.

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 schedule 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, and we can set up a stream of revenue for our clients. You will benefit from a variable continual cash flow which adds up to a lot over time.

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.

AVERAGE AMOUNTS PAID BY ASBESTOS TRUST FUNDS

Mesothelioma (Level VIII)
$215,000
Lung Cancer 1 (Level VII)
$40,000
Lung Cancer 2 (Level VI)
$20,000
Other Cancer (Level V)
$22,000
Severe Asbestosis (Level IV)
$42,000
Asbestosis/Pleural Disease (Level III)
$19,000
Asbestosis/Pleural Disease (Level II)
$8,000

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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Why Residents in Arizona Choose Us?

We are a team of experienced mesothelioma and lung cancer lawyers with the practical knowledge, well-informed on the Arizona asbestos laws and the complexities involved in filing asbestos claims. Our lawyers will keep you up to date and provide step-by-step guidance regarding the legal process required to obtain the justice and compensation you deserve. As we work with multidisciplinary specialists, we can provide information about the best medical professionals in your area.

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