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Exposed to Asbestos in District of Columbia?

Washington, D.C or the District of Columbia’s primary source of asbestos exposure affected workers involved in the renovation or demolition of buildings on Capitol Hill belonging to the federal government, international organizations, foreign embassies

How and Where Were You Exposed to Asbestos in Washington, D.C.?

The majority of buildings in Washington, D.C. were constructed in the era in which asbestos was extensively used for insulation in the form of floor tiles, ceiling materials, millboards, and other products. Workers involved in the maintenance of these buildings were routinely exposed to asbestos if proper safety measures were not followed.

Anacostia

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Anacostia

Anacostia Naval Air Station (National Guard)

Bennings

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Bennings

Potomac Electric Power Co.
Bennings Power

Uniontown

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Uniontown

Washington Steel And Ordinance Co.

Washington

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Washington

800 Enlisted Barracks
953 V St. N.E.
Afl-Cio Building
Agriculture Research Center
Alexandria Power Plant
Alexandria Powerhouse
Amato Industries/Hot Shoppes
America Sheet Metal Company
Anderson Tire Manufacturing Co
Andrews Air Force Base
Arcade Sunshine
Army Map Service
Army Map Service – Ruth Bldg.
Asbestos Covering & Roofing Co.
Asbestos Workers Union-Local 24 / Dc Area
Atlantic Perlite Co
B & O Lamond Private Siding
B-2 Subway, 2Nd Ave. & Louisiana Ave.
Baltimore And Ohio Railroad Co
Baltimore And Ohio Rr Co Coach Yard
Benning Generating Station
Benning Road Power Plant
Biggs Heating Co.
Bilton Insul & Supply Inc
Blue Plains Sewage Plant
Bolling Afb
Brennan Construction Co
Bryant Pumping Station
Capital Traction Co.
Carpenters Union – Local 1590
Bureau Of Engraving And Printing
Bureau Of Yards And Docks
Buzzard Point Powerhouse
C&O Railroad
C&P Telephone Company – 930 H St.
Calvert Cliffs Power Plant
Chaulk Point Power Plant
Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone
Christian Heurich Brewing Co
Columbia Cotton Oil And Provision Corp
Columbia Inst. For Deaf And Dumb
Construction Trailer
Construction Trailer – Steam Tunnel
Continental Baking Co.
Crawford Paving Co
Crystal City Hi-Rise
D.C. Transit Company
David Taylor Research Center
Defense Plant Corp.
Diamond Ordnance Fuze Laboratories
Dickerson Power Plant
District Of Columbia Paper Co.
Dulles International Airport
East Coach Yard
East Station
Eckington And Soldiers Home Railway Co.
Eckington Coach Yard
Electricians Union-Local 26
F O B Nr 9
Firth Sterling Steel Co.
Fort Belvoir
Fort Myers – Barracks
G Street Metro Station
G.S.A. Building (Heating Plant)
Geico
General Liquid Air And Refrigeration Co.
General Liquid Air And Refining Co.
General Services Administration
Glen Echo Railroad Co
Great Falls Old Dominion Railroad Co.
H.F.L. Allen
H.U.D. Building
Hanley Casey Co.
Harry R. Byers Inc.
Hecht Company – 7Th & F St
Hecht Company Warehouse – New York Ave
Hess Oil Co – Old Esso Plant – Under S Capital St Bridge
Hurley J E Machine & Boiler Works
ICC Labor Building
Ingersoll Sergeant Drill Co
Isthmian Canal Charcoal Commission
John W. Danforth Co.
Lathers Plaster’s Union-Local Dc96
Local 99 Operating Engineers
Local Dc831, Millwrights Union
M. M. Clark Company
Machinists And Aerospace Workers – Local 2135
Maryland Ship
Mccall’S Printing Plant
Mehring & Hanson Company – 12 H Street Northeast
Morgantown Power Plant
Morris And Eagan Co
Nasa – Bldg #12
Nasa – Goddard Space Flight Center
National Airport
National Capitol Housing Authority – Sibley Site
National Electric Supply Co
Naval Gun Factory
Naval Research Laboratory
Naval Weapons Plant
Oconnell Air Conditioning
Pennsylvania Railroad Co.
Pepco Benning Road Powerhouse
Potomac Electric Power Co.
Reagan National Airport
Rock Creek Railway Co.
Rockwell Incinerator
Saint Elizabeth Powerhouse
Seven Corners Hi-Rise
Sheetmetal Workers Union Local 100
Shoreham Building Corp.
Southern Asbestos Co
Standard Engineering Co
Trumbull Pumping Station
Tysons Corner
U. S. Capital Power Plant
U. S. Naval Research Lab.
U. S. Soldiers Home – Grant Bldg.
United States Electric Lighting Co
United States Government Navy Yard Bureau Of Constn.
United States Naval Research Lab
United States Naval Training Center
United States Navy Yard
Upper Anacoastia Pump Station
US Capitol Building (Electrical Systems)
US Navy Yard Naval Gun Factory
US War Department
US War Depot
USN Research Lab Bldg 33-C
Vault Plant
W. B. Moses And Sons
Washington And Georgetown Railroad Co
Washington Asphalt Block And Tile Co.
Washington Barracks
Washington Filtration Plant
Washington Gas And Light Co.
Washington Metro – Sect #B-3A
Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority
Washington National Airport
Washington Navy Yard
Washington Refining Co.
Washington Science Complex
Washington Sewage Pumping Station
Washington Terminal Company
Washington, Alexandria And Mount. Vernon Railway Co.
Welch Water Light And Power Co.
William H Singleton Fabrication Shop
Willoughby Works
Woodward & Lothrop – Main Building
Woodward & Lothrop – Warehouse – 1127 M St. Ne
Woodward & Lothrop – Warehouse – 1130 M St. Ne
Woodward & Lothrop – Warehouse – 59 M St. Ne
Wyandott Chemical
Sommerville Thos Co

Uniontown Bennings Anacostia

Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer
Statute of Limitations in Washington, D.C.

Individuals affected by occupational asbestos exposure related diseases can file an asbestos claim against the companies liable for their condition, but this must be done within a set timeframe, known as the statute of limitations. In Washington, D.C., the statute of limitations for asbestos-related cases is three years, which means that plaintiffs intending to file an asbestos claim must act before three years pass from the date of the diagnosis.

According to the statute, if a plaintiff dies before an asbestos claim concludes, heirs can file a wrongful death asbestos claim within one year from the date 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 Washington, D.C.

Current and former residents of Washington, D.C. diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, and their family members should contact us as soon as possible. The statutes of limitations are only three years from the date of the diagnosis (for personal injury asbestos claims) and one year from 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 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 Washington, D.C. Choose ELG?

Having an office located in Washington, D.C., our group of highly experienced lawyers can handle directly asbestos litigation throughout the state. Because of our understanding of the asbestos regulations that apply in Washington, D.C, we can help you receive the compensation you deserve. We have represented a large number of Washington, D.C. residents in the recent years and hold a proven track record of achieving success and just compensation in each case. We make the complicated legal process stress-free for you so that you can pay more attention to your health. All these factors have made residents of Washington, D.C. choose us. Apart from handling legal aspects, we can provide recommendations for the best medical treatment options in your area.

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