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Exposed to Asbestos in Idaho?

Idaho is predominantly a rural state, famous for its agricultural and technological industries.

How and Where Were You Exposed to Asbestos in Idaho?

In Idaho State, workers in paper mills, chemical plants, and mines were unknowingly exposed to high amounts of asbestos. Several asbestos mines are located in the northern part of Idaho, and miners who inhaled the air full of asbestos fibers became susceptible to developing lung cancer and other asbestos-related illnesses.

Arco

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Arco

• A.E.C. Atomic Plant
• Morrison-Knudsen
• National Reactor Testing Station
• Nuclear Facility
• Paul Hardeman
• US Atomic Energy Corp
• Western Steel

Boise

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Boise

180 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Boise Cascade Building Products
• Boise Cascade Corporation
• Boise Cascade Paper Mill
• Chandler Supply Company
• Intermountain Gas Company
• Morrison-Knudsen
• Thro' John F. Cooney
• Yanke Machine Shop, Inc

Idaho Falls

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Idaho Falls

96 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• A.E.C. Atomic Plant
• C.F. Brown
• E.G. & G.
• H.L. Electric
• Howard S. Wright & Associates
• Inel
• Plateau Supply Company
• Raft River Turbine Generating Station
• Southern Industries Piping Company
• United States Atomic Energy Commission
• Utah-Idaho Sugar Company
• Waters Asbestos & Supply
• Westinghouse Electric Company
• Westinghouse Idaho Nuclear Company

Nampa

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Nampa

95 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Amalgamated Sugar Company
• Carnation Milk Products Company
• Terminal Ice & Cold Storage
• Utah Idaho Sugar Company

Pocatello

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Pocatello

90 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Ebrii Powerhouse
• Fluor Corporation
• FMC Corporation
• Gate City Steel
• J.R. Simplot Company
• Northwest Roads Company
• Oregon Short Line Railroad Company
• Paul's Plumbing & Heating
• Pocatello Chemical
• Simplot J R Company
• Union Pacific Railroad Company
• Westvaco Mineral Production

Scoville

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Scoville

• Idaho Nuclear Corp
• Ira Sponsors Warehouse
• National Reactor Testing Station
• Phillips Petroleum Company
• Robison Dist Company
• Tra Sponsors Warehouse
• Westinghouse Electric Corporation

Arco Scoville

Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer
Statute of Limitations in Idaho

If you or someone in your family has developed mesothelioma or lung cancer, it is necessary to contact well-qualified asbestos exposure lawyers who will help you file an asbestos claim and receive the compensation you deserve. An asbestos claim must be filed within the period specified by the Idaho law, which is called the statute of limitations. The deadline for filing an asbestos claim depends on the type of your complaint, whether it is for personal injury or wrongful death. For a personal injury asbestos claim, the time-frame is two years from the day you have received your diagnosis.

For wrongful death claims, for instance, if a mesothelioma or lung cancer patient dies before claiming the compensation, the family members can step in as plaintiffs and file the asbestos claim within two years following the date of death. As the time available to collect evidence and file an asbestos claim is very short, mesothelioma and lung cancer patients in Idaho, as well as their families, need to contact an experienced lawyer quickly; otherwise, the rights to claim compensation from the companies responsible for the occupational asbestos exposure may be lost.

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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 Idaho

Current and former residents of Idaho 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 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 Idaho Choose Us?

Our law firm is one of the few in the US that has a team of expert asbestos exposure attorneys with several years of experience in dealing with asbestos cases. Our lawyers know the asbestos regulations in the State of Idaho thoroughly. Also, our long-standing success with asbestos claims has made residents of Idaho choose us to represent their case. We are compassionate and understand the stressful situations a mesothelioma or lung cancer patient goes through once the diagnosis is received. We make the legal process as simple and hassle-free as possible for you, thus allowing you to spend more time focusing on your health and family! As we work in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team, we can advise on options for medical treatment in your area.

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