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Exposed to Asbestos in Iowa?

Iowa thrived with various industrial sectors but recently was plagued by natural disasters such as floods and tornadoes, which massively damaged its buildings and subsequently lead to the release of asbestos fibers into the environment.

How and Where Were You Exposed to Asbestos in Iowa?

The areas in Iowa where residents and industrial workers were potentially exposed to asbestos fibers include Fort Dodge, Iowa City, Polk County, and Linn County. Fort Dodge has long been a hub for commercial industries such as manufacturing, mining, and construction.

Ames

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Ames

56 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Ames Municipal Utilities
• Ames-Farmer Canning Company
• Animal Diseases Laboratory
• General Services Administration
• Power Plant

Bettendorf

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Bettendorf

43 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Allied Construction Service
• Donohoo Steel Treating Company
• J W Davis Company
• J.I. Case Company
• Riverside Generating Plant
• S W Manufacturing Company
• Sivyer Steel Casting Company

Boone

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Boone

17 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• A T & T Company
• Hawkeye Laundry Company
• Iowa Electric Light & Power
• Northwestern Construction Company
• Quinn Wire & Iron Company

Burlington

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Burlington

48 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Burlington Northern Railroad
• Burlington Ordnance Works
• Consolidated Packing
• Des Moines Company Drainage
• Interstate Power and Light Company
• Iowa Ordnance Plant
• Iowa Southern Power Station
• Iowa Southern Utilities Company
• Murray Iron Works
• Paul Hoshek
• Peoples Gas and Electric Company
• Silas Mason Company

Cedar Falls

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Cedar Falls

61 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Cedar Falls Municipal Utilities
• Cedar Falls Paper Manufacturing Company
• Cedar Falls Utilities
• John Neff Cedar Falls Paper Company
• Municipal Electric Utilities
• Municipal Light & Power Company

Cedar Rapids

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Cedar Rapids

237 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• American Cereal Company
• Cargill, Inc.
• Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Railway and Light Company
• Cedar Rapids Electric Light and Power Company
• Cedar Rapids Galvanizing
• Cedar Rapids Meats
• Cedar Rapids Nuclear Powerhouse
• Corn Starch & Syrup
• Douglas Company
• Downing Box Company
• Duane Arnold Nuclear Powerhouse
• Frank Zobac Construction
• I E S
• Iowa Electric Light & Power Company
• Iowa Manufacturing Company
• Iowa Steel & Iron Works
• Johnson Gas Appliance Company
• Kings Concrete Company
• Lattner P M Manufacturing Company
• Longview Fibre Company
• Midland Industries Inc
• Penick & Ford, Ltd.
• Peter Pan Bakers Inc
• Putnam Asbestos Company
• Quaker Oats Company
• Rockwell Collins
• Sheetmetal Workers Union
• Star Galvanizing Company
• T M Sinclair and Company
• Taylor Insulation Company
• Wayne Manufacturing Company
• Wilson & Company

Clinton

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Clinton

69 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• American Wire Cloth Manufacturing Company
• Archer Daniels Midland Company
• Beaver Channel Powerhouse
• Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad
• Burpee Seed Company
• Central Steel Tube Company
• Chemplex Corporation
• Chicago & Northwestern
• Clinton Chemical Plant
• Clinton Corn Processing Company
• Clinton Industries, Inc.
• Clinton Products Company
• Clinton Steam Laundry Company
• Clinton Sugar Refining Company
• Curtis Brothers and Company
• E I Dupont De Nemours Company
• Fluor Corporation
• Hawkeye Chemical Plant
• Interstate Power and Light Company
• Interstate Power Company
• Interstate Powerhouse
• Iowa and Illinois Railway Company
• Ml Kapp Station
• Oakes Thomas Company
• Swift & Company
• Union Pacific Railroad
• USI Chemical Co.

Council Bluffs

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Council Bluffs

71 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Council Bluffs Powerhouse
• Griffin Pipe
• Iowa Electric Light & Power Company
• Midamerican Energy Company
• Midwest Power
• Power Plant
• Union Pacific Railroad Company

Davenport

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Davenport

43 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Alcoa Company
• Art Brown Motors
• Bixby, W.H. Inc
• Blackhawk Foundry
• Brammer Manufacturing
• Davenport Gas and Electric Company
• Davenport Glucose Manufacturing Company
• Davenport Water Company
• Dewey Portland Cement Company
• Economy Roofing & Ins. Company
• Frank Foundries Corp
• French Hecht, Inc.
• Gate City Steel
• Glucose Sugar Refining Company
• Hooker Chemical Corp
• Iowa-Illinois Gas and Electric Company
• Kohrs Cold Storage Company
• Linde Air Products Company
• Martin-Marietta Cement Company
• Mccarthy Improvement
• Mcguiness C H & Company
• Monsanto
• Nichols Wire & Aluminum Company
• Oscar Mayer & Company
• Peoples Light Company
• Red Jacket M F G Company
• United Light and Railways. Company
• Whitehead Machinery Company

Des Moines

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Des Moines

200 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Allied Construction Service
• AP Green Refractories Company
• Archer Daniels Midland
• Armstrong Rubber Manufacturing Company
• Ballsford Station
• Bixby, W.H. Inc.
• Bridgestone Firestone
• C Gilbert
• C H Mcguiness Company
• Cargill Inc
• Cargill Soybean Plant
• Central Asbestos & Supply
• Central Service Company
• City Ice Company
• City Plumbing Supply
• Council Bluffs
• Des Moines City Railway Company
• Des Moines Edison Light Company
• Des Moines Electric Company
• Des Moines Power Station
• Des Moines City Railway Company
• Eagle Iron Works
• Edison Electric Light Company
• Farm Bureau
• Farmers Elevator Insurance Company
• Firestone Tire & Rubber Company
• Fust Herman H & Company
• Globe Machinery & Supply Company
• Hansen Brothers
• Hawkeye Tire and Rubber Company
• Home Federal Savings & Loan Association
• International Distilling Company
• Iowa Air National Guard
• Iowa Asbestos Company
• Iowa Electric Light & Power
• Iowa Packing Company
• Iowa Portland Cement Company
• Iowa Power & Light Company
• Iowa Power & Light Powerhouse
• Iowa Power and Light
• Iowa Sheet Metal Construction
• Iowa State Capitol
• Irwin Chemical Company
• Jaeger Manufacturing Company
• John Deere Company
• L & L Insulation Company
• L. H. Kurtz Company
• Lake Shore Tire & Rubber Company
• Linde Air Products Company
• Marquette Cement Manufacturing Company
• Maytag
• Mc Guiness C H & Company
• Meredith Printing, Inc.
• Midamerican Energy Company
• National Starch Company
• Northwestern Bell Telephone Company
• Pirelli Armstrong Tire Corporation
• Pitts Des Moines Steel Company
• Power Station North 2
• R R Donnelly and Sons Company
• R. M. Daly & Company
• Sinclair Refining
• Swift & Company
• Swift Edible Oil Company
• Swift Independent Packing
• Titan Tire Corp
• Titan Wheel International
• Vylactos Laboratories
• Waldinger Corp

Dubuque

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Dubuque

82 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• A.Y. McDonald Manufacturing. Company
• Alliant Power Company
• Allied Chemical
• American Herbicide Plant
• Brunswick Balke Collender Company
• Caradco Corp
• Carr Ryder and Adams Company
• Carr, Adams and Collier Company
• Corn Belt Packing Company
• Dubuque Steam Supply Company
• Dubuque Stove Products
• Farley and Loetscher Manufacturing Company
• Fisher Artificial Ice and Cold Storage Company
• Interstate Pipe & Supply Company
• Interstate Power Company
• J. Deere Tractor
• Jeld-Wen Inc
• John Deere
• John Deere Dubuque Tractor
• John Deere Dubuque Works
• John Deere Power Plant
• Jones As Terminal Sts
• Maizwood Products Company
• Mc Donald Manufacturing Company
• Powerhouse
• Sinclair Refining Company
• Thermolyne Corporation
• Union Electric Company
• Virginia Carolina Chemical Company

Eddyville

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Eddyville

11 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Cargill, Inc.
• Cargill-Eddyville Corn Milling
• Eddyville Powerhouse
• Iowa Southern Utilities Company

Fort Dodge

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Fort Dodge

25 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Apco Oil Corporation
• Bestwall Gypsum
• Celotex Corporation
• Certain-Teed Products Company
• Consumers Coop
• Co-Op Chemical
• Fort Dodge Division
• Fort Dodge Gas and Electric Company
• Fort Dodge Light and Power Company
• Georgia-Pacific Corporation
• Great Western Cereal Company
• Iowa-Illinois Gas and Elec Company
• Lehy Bridge & Tile
• M. W. Kellogg Company
• National Gypsum
• Powerhouse
• Universal Gypsum Company

Fort Madison

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Fort Madison

24 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Armour-Dial Inc
• Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad System
• Brown Paper Company
• C P Braun & Company
• California Chemical
• Cepex Midwest Plant
• Chevron Chemical Company
• Climax Holybuenum Company
• Consolidated Packing Company
• Crandon Mill
• Dial Corp
• Dupont Chemical
• Fort Madison Chair Company
• Hinde and Dauch Paper Company
• Iowa Farming Tool Company
• Phillips Chemical
• Prairie Pipe Line Company
• Sinclair Petrochemicals
• W.A. Sheaffer Pen Company

Iowa City

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Iowa City

42 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Crandic Railroad Whse.
• Iowa City Light and Power Company
• Iowa-Illinois Gas and Electric Company
• Proctor & Gamble Company
• United Light and Railway Company

Keokuk

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Keokuk

24 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• General Mills Inc
• Hubinger Company
• Huiskamp Brothers Company
• J.C. Hubinger and Bra
• Keokuk Railway and Power Company
• L.C. Harberger
• Midwest Carbide Corp
• Mississippi River Power Company
• Rubber Industries Div of Dryden Rubber Company
• Sheller Manufacturing Company

Marshalltown

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Marshalltown

26 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Brittain and Company
• Fisher Controls Company
• Fisher Governor Company
• Governor Road Plant
• Ies Utilities Inc
• Iowa Electric Light & Power Company
• Kiowa Corp
• Lippert Bros.
• Marshall Canning Company
• Marshall Sugar Refining Company
• Roberts and Oake, Inc.
• Southerland Station
• Swift Company

Mason City

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Mason City

65 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Allied Mills Inc
• American Crystal Sugar
• Armour & Company
• Brice Gas and Electric Company
• Decker Jacob E and Sons
• International Minerals Corporation
• Interstate Power Company
• J.E. Decker & Sons
• Jacob E. Decker & Sons
• Kramer Produce
• Lehigh Portland Cement Company
• Marshall Swift & Company
• Mason City Brick & Tile
• Mason City Clear Lake Railway Company
• Mechanical Department
• North States Port Cement
• Northern Natural Gas Company
• Northern Sugar Corp
• Northwestern Portland Cement
• Northwestern States Portland Cement Company
• Peoples Gas & Electric
• Plumb Supply Company
• Swift & Company

Muscatine

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Muscatine

27 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• American Herbicide Plant
• City of Muscatine Power
• Grain Processing Plant
• Huttig Manufacturing Company
• Iowa Electric Company
• Midamerican Energy Company
• Monsanto Chemical Company
• Monsanto Company
• Muscatine Lighting Company
• Muscatine Municipal Electric Plant
• Muscatine Power & Water
• Roach and Musser Company

Newton

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Newton

24 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Maytag Company

Ottumwa

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Ottumwa

11 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Can-Tex Industries
• Cargill
• Iowa Power & Light
• J. Morrell & Company
• Jas. Stewart and Company
• John Morrell & Company
• Joseph Morrell and Company Ltd.
• Ottumwa Box Car Loader Company
• Ottumwa Brick & Tile Company
• Ottumwa Elect and Stm Company
• Ottumwa Electric Railway
• Ottumwa Railway and Light Company
• Ottumwa Tract and Light Company
• US Naval Reserve Aviation Base

Perry

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Perry

37 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Iowa Electric Light & Power Company
• Oscar Mayer & Company
• Osmundson Manufacturing Company
• Perry Packing Company
• Van Camp Packing Company
• Wiese Corp

Riverdale

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Riverdale

43 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Aluminum Company of America
• Davenport Works

Salix

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Salix

26 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• George Neal Station
• Iowa Public Service Station
• Iron Public Service

Sergeant Bluff

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Sergeant Bluff

26 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Ag Processing Incorporated
• Iowa Public Service Company
• Sage Facilities
• Terra Chemical International

Sioux City

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Sioux City

26 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• A M Bennett Company
• A. H. Bennett Company
• Armour Plant
• Cudahy Packing Company
• Darling International
• Fairmont Creamery Company
• Fort Neil Army Base
• George Neal Power Station
• Great Western Cereal Company
• International Milling Company
• Iowa Public Service Gas and Electric Company
• Midamerican Energy Company
• Midland Packing Company
• Missouri River Plant
• Mystic Milling Company
• Neal Station
• North American Manufacturing Company
• Northern Indiana Gas & Electric
• Port Neal Power Plant
• Powerhouse
• Sioux City Coal and Gas
• Sioux City Gas & Electric
• Sioux City Oat Meal Company
• Sioux City Service Company
• Sioux City Tractor Company
• Stockyards Service and Supply Company
• Swift & Company
• Swift Meat Packing Company
• Terra Chemical Incorporated
• Union Stock Yard Company
• Wj Company Warehouse

Spencer

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Spencer

11 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Corn Belt Power Cooperative
• Municipal Power Plant
• Power Service Corp City of Spencer
• Spencer Veneer Products
• Wabash Power

Spirit Lake

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Spirit Lake

11 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Berkley & Company
• Iowa Electric Light & Power Company

Tipton

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Tipton

12 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Tipton Power Plant

Waterloo

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Waterloo

61 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• A. Y. Mcdonald Manufacturing. Company
• Annis Supply Company
• Borden Company
• Cedar Valley Railway Construction Company
• Chamberlain Manufacturing Company
• Cole Rendering Company
• Craemer Produce Company
• Deere & Company
• Hawkeye Steel Products
• Iowa Public Service Company
• J. A. Neymeyer Company
• John Deere Tractor
• Kromer Produce Company
• Marquart Concrete Block Company
• Oakley Ray
• Rath Packing Company
• Waterloo and Cedar Rapids Transit Company
• Waterloo-Cedar Falls Northern Railway Company
• Waterloo Gas and Electric Company

Waverly

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Waverly

16 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Carnation Company
• Crystal Heating & Plumbing
• Marshall Canning Company

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Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer
Statute of Limitations in Iowa

If you have been residing in Iowa or working in any of the industries located here and have developed asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma or lung cancer, you can file an asbestos claim against the employers responsible for your exposure in the workplace. But, asbestos claims should be submitted before a set period, as specified by the statute of limitations. In Iowa, an asbestos claim can be filed by a person affected by mesothelioma or lung cancer within two years from the date of the diagnosis.

According to the statute, if a mesothelioma or lung cancer patient dies before receiving compensation, the surviving family members can file a wrongful death asbestos claim within two years 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 Iowa

Current and former residents of Iowa diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, and their family members should contact us as quickly as possible after receiving the diagnosis. 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 process of filing your asbestos claim.

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 Iowa Choose Us?

We are an expert team of attorneys experienced in asbestos litigation across the state of Iowa. We investigate vigorously to identify all the worksites where workers have been exposed to asbestos. Our attorneys have perfect knowledge of the rules governing Iowa asbestos litigation and will help you receive the maximum compensation you deserve, in the shortest period possible. We take up a limited number of cases, which allows us to pay individual attention to our clients. Moreover, our long-standing success has made most mesothelioma or lung cancer patients in Iowa choose us. Apart from legal considerations, we also make sure all our clients have access to the best medical treatment available.

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