How and where were you exposed to asbestos in Hawaii

In Hawaii, in almost every building constructed prior to 1980, including public buildings and military bases, the use of asbestos-containing products was the norm. People working in the marine industry were at a high risk of developing an asbestos-related disease because, before the 1980s, asbestos was widely used in the construction of ships, boats, and submarines.
Pearl Harbor is an important naval base where vessel repair and overhauling were significant operations. At Pearl Harbor, overhaul work was done in small spaces with poor air ventilation.

  • California and Hawaiian Sugar Company
  • Honolulu Plantation Company
  • Kaeleku Sugar Company
  • Reciprocity Sugar Company
  • Erra Plantation
  • Ewa Sugar Mill
  • Hilo Electric Light Company
  • Kanoehe Rauch Company
  • Kohala Sugar Company
  • W.A. Ramsay, Ltd.
  • Waialua Plantation
  • C and C, Inc.
  • Hawaii Electric Light Company
  • Hawaiian Agricultural Company
  • Hawaiian Can Products
  • Hawaiian Electric Light Company
  • Hilo Coast Processing Company Ltd
  • Hilo Electric Company
  • Hilo Electric Light Company
  • Hilo Electric Power and Refrigerator Company
  • Hilo Sugar Company
  • Laupahoehoe Sugar Company
  • Olaa Sugar Company
  • Paauhau Sugar Plantation Company
  • Pepeeko Sugar Company
  • Waiakea Mill
  • Waiakea Steam Plant
  • Yamada Transfer
  • Alexander Baldwin
  • Alexander Young
  • Aloha State Sales Company
  • American Factors Ltd
  • American Sanitary Laundry Company
  • Assoc Mason Ltd
  • Bechtel Power
  • C. Brewer and Company
  • California Packing Corporation
  • Castle and Cooke Ltd
  • Craig & Company
  • Dole Company
  • Electric Automobile Company
  • Ewa Plantation Company
  • Gear Lansing and Company
  • Grumman Ecosystems
  • H. Hackfeld and Company
  • H.R. Worthington
  • Hakalau Plantation Company
  • Hawaiian Agricultural Company
  • Hawaiian Electric Company
  • Hawaiian Equipment Company
  • Hawaiian Laundry and Linen Supply Company
  • Hawaiian Pineapple Company
  • Hawaiian Telephone Annex
  • Hawaiian Tuna Packers Ltd
  • Hawaiian Agricultural Company
  • Henry R. Worthington
  • Hilo Dry Wall Company, Inc.
  • Honokaa Sugar Company
  • Honolulu Brewing Malting Company, Ltd
  • Honolulu Gas Company
  • Honolulu Iron Works Company
  • Honolulu Laundry Company
  • Honolulu Planing Mill
  • Honolulu Plantation Company
  • Honolulu Rapid Transit and Land Company
  • Honolulu Shipyard
  • Honolulu Water Works
  • Hutchinson Sugar Plantation Company
  • Kahe Iv Power Plant
  • Kahuki Plantation Company
  • Kalihi Pumping Station
  • Kilauea Sugar Plantation Company
  • Kohala Sugar Company
  • La Haina Plantation
  • Laie Plantation
  • Lambert Cole & Company
  • Laupahoehoe Sugar Company
  • Lewers & Cooke
  • Libby, Mcneil & Libby
  • Marconi Wireless Telegraph Company of America
  • Maston Container Station
  • Mcbryde Sugar Company
  • Nuuanu Memorial Park Mortuary Ltd
  • Oahu Ice and Electric Company
  • Oahu Sugar Company
  • Onemea Sugar Company
  • Owens-Corning
  • Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard
  • Pioneer Mill Company
  • R B. Davis
  • Schofield Barracks
  • Standard American Dredging Company
  • Sugar Mills & Agric
  • Troy Laundry Machinery Company Ltd
  • Von Hamm Young Company
  • W.A. Ramsey Ltd.
  • Waiahole Water Company
  • Waialua Agricultural Company Ltd.
  • Waialua Sugar Mill
  • Waiau Power Plant
  • Waimanalo Sugar Company
  • Waimea Sugar Company
  • Chevron Hawaii
  • Tesoro Hawaii
  • Grove Farm
  • Kauai Electric Company, Ltd.
  • Kekaha Sugar Company
  • Puna Sugar Company, Ltd
  • Kekaha Sugar Company, Ltd
  • H Hackfield and Company
  • Pioneer Mill Company Ltd
  • Alexander and Baldwin
  • Hawaiian Comm. and Sugar Company
  • Maui Electric Company
  • American Sugar Company
  • H R Worthington
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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 Hawaii

If you or your family members have been diagnosed with lung cancer or other pulmonary diseases, you can file an asbestos claim against the company responsible for your occupational asbestos exposure. But, an asbestos claim should be filed within the period specified by the State law, called the statute of limitations. In Hawaii, the statute of limitations for asbestos claims is two years from the day you have been diagnosed with the disease.

In case a person passes away before claiming compensation, a family member can file a wrongful death asbestos claim, but within two years from the death of their loved one. In both these situations, the time available to collect evidence and file a request is very brief; therefore, patients and their families need to contact an asbestos attorney as soon as possible. Failure to act before the expiry of the statute of limitations may result in the loss of the right to claim the compensation you and your family deserve.

Filing an asbestos claim in Hawaii

Current and former residents of Hawaii 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

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 Hawaii choose us?

We are a team of experienced mesothelioma and lung cancer lawyers with practical knowledge, well-informed on the Hawaii 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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