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How and where were you exposed to asbestos in Delaware

Delaware housed a large number of automobile manufacturers including General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler. One of the largest Delaware worksites that have been accused of exposing several employees to asbestos is DuPont Chemical Corporation. The Dover Air Force Base is another work site that used asbestos-containing materials frequently. In buildings constructed before 1980 asbestos was used to prevent fires.

  • Air Reduction Sales Company
  • Allied Chemical
  • Catalytic Construction
  • Chas Russo Company
  • Colorado Fuel and Iron Corporation
  • Del Valley Works South
  • Delaware Water Corporation
  • General Chemical Company
  • L-Air Liquide
  • Marine Transport
  • Phoenix Steel Corporation
  • Sun Oil Company Plant
  • Sunolin Chemical Company
  • Texas Company
  • Westinghouse Electric Company
  • Wickwere Spencer Steel Div
  • Worth Steel Company
  • Delaware City Power Plant
  • Delaware City Refinery
  • Delaware Power & Light
  • Diamond Alkali Company
  • Diamond Shamrock Corp
  • Getty Oil Refinery
  • Hoechst Polymer Corporation
  • Motiva Enterprises Delaware
  • Power Station Project
  • Standard Chlorine Company
  • Star Enterprise
  • Stauffer Chemical Company
  • Stauffer Hoechst Polymer
  • Texaco Refining & Marketing Company
  • Tidewater Associated Oil Refinery
  • Tidewater Oil Refinery
  • Dover Air Force Base
  • Duke
  • General Foods Corporation
  • International Latex
  • Mckee Run Generating Station
  • New Municipal Power Plant
  • Scott Paper Company
  • Delmarva Power & Light Company
  • Dupont Company
  • E.I. DuPont De Nemours & Company
  • Edge Moor General Station
  • Edgemoor Iron Works
  • Graver Tank & Manufacturing Company
  • Krebs Pigment and Color Corporation
  • Ludlow Manufacturing
  • Haveg Industries
  • Delaware Power & Light Company
  • Indian River Station
  • Nrg Energy Inc
  • Townsends, Inc
  • Abex Corporation
  • American Brake Shoe Company
  • American Manganese Steel
  • Amoco Chemical Corporation
  • Amoco Oil Company
  • Atlas Chemical Industries
  • Atlas Powder Company
  • Avisun Corp
  • Boldt Steel Company
  • Deener Steel Castings Company
  • Diamond State Telephone
  • Edgemoor Iron Works
  • George & Lynch Company
  • Ici Americas Inc
  • Tidewater Oil Refinery
  • Wilmington Airport
  • Chrysler Corp
  • Continental Diamond Fiber Company
  • Crown Zellerbach Corp Gaylord Container Div
  • Dupont
  • E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Company
  • Engineering Test Center
  • FMC Corporation
  • Haskill Lab
  • Krebs Plant
  • L B Jcobs
  • National Vulcanized Fiber Company
  • Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation
  • Polychem Division
  • A N Quinby Company
  • Albert J Myer
  • Allied Kid Company Standard Div
  • Amalgamated Leather
  • American Car and Foundry Company
  • American Leather Company
  • Ametec Haveg
  • Atlas Chemical Industries, Inc.
  • Atlas Powder Company
  • B.F. Shaw
  • Bancroft Mills
  • Benjamin F. Shaw Company
  • Bestwall Gypsum Company
  • Bond Crown and Cork Company
  • Bravo Shipyard
  • Brittingham Du Pont Estate
  • Carpenter Du Pont Estate
  • Chestnut Run Construction
  • Chestnut Run Experimental Station
  • Chestnut Run Location
  • Cohen and Son Construction
  • Conectiv Energy Supply Inc
  • Container Corporation of America
  • Cork Insulation Company Inc
  • CSX
  • Del Steel
  • Del Val Asphalt Corp
  • Delaware Button Company
  • Delaware Du Pont Estate
  • Delaware Floor Products, Inc.
  • Delaware Insulation Company
  • Delaware Power & Light
  • Delaware Screw Company
  • Delaware Steel
  • Delmarva Power & Light
  • Diamond Ice and Coal Company
  • Diamond State Iron Company
  • Dravo Shipyard
  • DuPont Company
  • Dupont Experimental Station
  • E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Company
  • Edgemoor
  • Electra Arms
  • Electric Hose & Rubber Compan
  • Electric Rubber & Hose
  • Experimental Station
  • Forbes Steel and Wire
  • General Electric
  • General Motors Corp
  • Georgia Pacific
  • Gmc Buick Olds Pontiac Assy Div
  • Goshen Iron Company
  • Gronomeyers
  • H.S. Falk
  • Harlan and Hollingsworth
  • Haveg Industries
  • Hercules Inc.
  • Hercules Powder Company
  • Hercules Research Center
  • Hilles and Jones Company
  • ICI Americas Inc
  • J M Poole
  • Jackson and Sharp Company
  • Jas. Riddle and Company
  • Jessup and Moon
  • Jessup and Moore Paper Company
  • John G Baker
  • Joseph Bancroft & Son Company
  • Knapp Mills
  • Lea Milling Company
  • Maryland Dry Dock Company
  • Mccullough Iron Company
  • Melville, Gambill and Company
  • North American Smelting Company
  • Old Bravo Shipyard
  • Pennsylvania Railroad Company
  • Pennsylvania Rr Company
  • Peoples Railway Company
  • Pullman Company
  • Pusey & Jones Shipyard
  • Pusey, Scott and Company
  • Pussey & Jones Corporation
  • Ralston Purina Company
  • Rockland Mills
  • Sampson Naval Shipyard
  • Shellhorne and Hill, Inc.
  • Standard Arms Company
  • Swift, Courtney and Beecher Company
  • Tidewater Oil Refinery
  • Tidewater Tankers Ltd
  • Turner Construction
  • Walton Whann and Company
  • Wilmington and Bradywine Spgs. Railway
  • William H. G. Bullard
  • William Lea and Sons
  • William Thompson Heating Company
  • Wilmington Chemical Corp
  • Wilmington Iron Works
  • Wilmington Philadelphia Traction Company
  • Wilmington Water Works
  • Worthington Pump
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Lung cancer & pulmonary diseases
statute of limitations in Delaware

If you or anyone in your family has developed lung cancer or other pulmonary diseases, you can file an asbestos claim against your employer, but within the time-frame specified by your state, called the statute of limitations. In Delaware, the statute of limitations for asbestos claims is two years from the time you have been diagnosed.

When a person loses his/her life due to lung cancer, the family members can file a wrongful death asbestos claim within two years from the date of death. If you fail to file your asbestos claim within the specified period, you may lose your right to compensation. Being aware of the laws and taking quick action is crucial.

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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 Delaware

Current and former residents of Delaware 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 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 occupational 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 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. 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

Mesothelioma
$960,000
Lung Cancer
$258,000
Other Cancer
$122,000
Non Malignant Diseases
$78,000

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 Delaware choose us?

It is critical to choose the best counsel for your case because attorneys experienced in asbestos claims can efficiently proceed with your claim and give you a better chance of receiving compensation. Our attorneys are highly experienced and have represented many individuals affected by occupational exposure to asbestos in Delaware. We work with you closely and help you understand your legal rights. Our lawyers possess the tools and expertise necessary to resolve the most complicated judicial process. With an extensive knowledge of the complexities involved in the Delaware asbestos cases, we can help you receive fair compensation. Unmatched success in handling asbestos claims has made Delaware residents choose us. Apart from the legal aspects, as we work in collaboration with multidisciplinary specialists, we can recommend health care experts for the diagnosis and medical treatment of your asbestos-related disease.

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