How and where were you 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. 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 Municipal Utilities
  • Ames-Farmer Canning Company
  • Animal Diseases Laboratory
  • General Services Administration
  • Power Plant
  • 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
  • A T & T Company
  • Hawkeye Laundry Company
  • Iowa Electric Light & Power
  • Northwestern Construction Company
  • Quinn Wire & Iron Company
  • 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 Municipal Utilities
  • Cedar Falls Paper Manufacturing Company
  • Cedar Falls Utilities
  • John Neff Cedar Falls Paper Company
  • Municipal Electric Utilities
  • Municipal Light & Power Company
  • 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
  • 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 Powerhouse
  • Griffin Pipe
  • Iowa Electric Light & Power Company
  • Midamerican Energy Company
  • Midwest Power
  • Power Plant
  • Union Pacific Railroad Company
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Cargill, Inc.
  • Cargill-Eddyville Corn Milling
  • Eddyville Powerhouse
  • Iowa Southern Utilities Company
  • 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
  • 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
  • Crandic Railroad Whse.
  • Iowa City Light and Power Company
  • Iowa-Illinois Gas and Electric Company
  • Proctor & Gamble Company
  • United Light and Railway Company
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Maytag Company
  • 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
  • Iowa Electric Light & Power Company
  • Oscar Mayer & Company
  • Osmundson Manufacturing Company
  • Perry Packing Company
  • Van Camp Packing Company
  • Wiese Corp
  • Aluminum Company of America
  • Davenport Works
  • George Neal Station
  • Iowa Public Service Station
  • Iron Public Service
  • Ag Processing Incorporated
  • Iowa Public Service Company
  • Sage Facilities
  • Terra Chemical International
  • 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
  • Corn Belt Power Cooperative
  • Municipal Power Plant
  • Power Service Corp City of Spencer
  • Spencer Veneer Products
  • Wabash Power
  • Berkley & Company
  • Iowa Electric Light & Power Company
  • Tipton Power Plant
  • 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
  • Carnation Company
  • Crystal Heating & Plumbing
  • Marshall Canning Company
Spirit Lake Spencer Waverly Dubuque Cedar Falls Sioux City Salix Sergeant Bluff Council Bluffs Ames Boone Perry Newton Eddyville Ottumwa Keokuk Fort Madison Burlington Tipton Muscatine Clinton Bettendorf Riverdale Davenport

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 Iowa

Be aware of critical legal limitations to file a successful asbestos claim in Iowa. You should submit your legal request before the specified time limit, or it can get rejected. The legal rule is called the statute of limitations and time limits vary from state to state. Personal injury statute of limitations for lung cancer and other asbestos claims in Iowa is two years from the date of the diagnosis of the condition.

Statutes of limitations for wrongful death apply to family members of a lung cancer patient who has passed away. The statutory limit for a wrongful death asbestos claim is the same as the personal injury statute, and family members can file the asbestos claim within two years from the death of their loved one.

Iowa enforced earlier a “last exposure rule” that had a statute of limitations of only 1-year from the last exposure for people filing asbestos claims, which made it tough for lung cancer and asbestos-related pulmonary diseases patients or their families to seek compensation from the companies responsible for their asbestos exposure in the workplace. However, in May 1980, the “last exposure rule” was amended to establish a more favorable “discovery rule” for asbestos claims. For asbestos claims in which the last exposure has occurred before 1979, the 1-year statute of limitations is still applicable, and for any asbestos exposure in the workplace that has occurred after May 17, 1980, the statute of limitations starts when the diagnosis of mesothelioma, lung cancer, or other diseases has been received.

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 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 Iowa choose us?

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