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How and where were you 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, and foreign embassies.

  • Anacostia Naval Air Station (National Guard)
  • Potomac Electric Power Co.
  • Bennings Power
  • Washington Steel And Ordinance Co.
  • 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
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Lung cancer & pulmonary diseases
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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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 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 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 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 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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