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Idaho is predominantly a rural state, famous for its agricultural and technological industries. 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.
95 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
• Amalgamated Sugar Company
• Carnation Milk Products Company
• Terminal Ice & Cold Storage
• Utah Idaho Sugar Company
180 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
• Boise Cascade Building Products
• Boise Cascade Corporation
• Boise Cascade Paper Mill
• Chandler Supply Company
• Intermountain Gas Company
• Thro' John F. Cooney
• Yanke Machine Shop, Inc
• A.E.C. Atomic Plant
• National Reactor Testing Station
• Nuclear Facility
• Paul Hardeman
• US Atomic Energy Corp
• Western Steel
• Idaho Nuclear Corp
• Ira Sponsors Warehouse
• National Reactor Testing Station
• Phillips Petroleum Company
• Robison Dist Company
• Tra Sponsors Warehouse
• Westinghouse Electric Corporation
96 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)
• A.E.C. Atomic Plant
• C.F. Brown
• E.G. & G.
• H.L. Electric
• Howard S. Wright & Associates
• 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
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
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.Free Evaluation & Advice
Apart from the naturally occurring deposits of asbestos at Rocky Mountain Terrain, work sites such as those of Micron Technology, Cascade Corporation, and the Pacific Lumber Company have exposed their workers to industrial asbestos. People working at places that made use of asbestos in their routine operations were exposed through insulation or machinery components. Asbestos exposure in the workplace leads to the development of severe respiratory disorders such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis.
If you were a worker exposed to asbestos in the 1960s-1980s, the peak period of asbestos use, your current health problems could be asbestos-related, as asbestos has a long latency period. Occupations associated with asbestos exposure during the 1960s-1980s were mining and milling of raw asbestos, construction, product manufacture, use of end products. Sharing the workspace where others handled asbestos could have also been a cause of asbestos exposure.Asbestos Occupations
Veterans who served in the 1940s-1980s are, also, at high risk of developing health problems from asbestos because many military occupations entailed asbestos exposure. Veterans eligible for benefits are not only the ones that served in the main five branches (air force, army, coast guard, marines, navy) but also those who served in other uniformed services: national oceanic and atmospheric administration, U.S. environmental services administration, U.S. public health service.Asbestos Exposure & Veterans
Perhaps the most frightening aspect of asbestos exposure is that you didn't have to work with asbestos or in an asbestos processing plant to inhale airborne fibers. In the past, asbestos workers and veterans went home carrying asbestos dust on their clothes, because of a lack of proper industrial hygiene. The families were then exposed via inhalation of asbestos dust. Asbestos secondary exposure can be the source of potential asbestos-related diseases. Our legal system offers workers, veterans, and family members the option to file asbestos claims. If your significant other or anyone else in the family has worked with asbestos and subsequently you got cancer or an asbestosis diagnosis, you are entitled to get fair and adequate monetary compensation.Contact Our Attorneys
The attorneys at Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. can help you file an asbestos claim and recover compensation for:
Surviving family members can recover compensation for:
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.See Our Process
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.