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Exposed to Asbestos in Kansas?

Kansas was known as an agricultural state until the development of the aviation industry in 1910, which prevailed from then on and is the source of most of the asbestos exposure-related diseases appearing in the state.

How and Where Were You Exposed to Asbestos in Kansas?

People who have worked in Kansas industries such as aircraft manufacturing and maintenance, oil refineries, power plants, asbestos mining, and construction have been exposed to harmful levels of asbestos, due to which they are at a high risk of developing mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases.

Arkansas City

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Arkansas City

48 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Apco Oil Corporation
• Arkansas City Packing Company
• Arkansas City Refinery
• Chemical & Mineral Company
• Kanotex Refining Company
• Kansas Gas and Electric Company
• Maurer-Neuer Inc
• Nustar Energy
• Roxana Petroleum Corporation
• Shell Petroleum Corporation
• Total Petroleum Inc.

Chanute

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Chanute

10 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Alcorn Combustion Company
• Ashgrove Lime & Portland Cement Company
• Bethlehem Supply Company
• Bradford Supply Company
• Chanute Cement-Clay Products Company
• Chanute Electric Dept
• Chanute Manufacturing Company
• City of Chanute Electric Dept.
• Kansas Power
• Katy Railroad
• Keas Drilling Company
• Lynde Walter Darby Corporation
• Warwick Wax Refinery
• Western Petro Chemical Corp

Coffeyville

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Coffeyville

58 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Coffeyville Municipal Light & Power
• Continental Can
• Cooperative Refinery Association
• Farmland Industries, Inc.
• Municipal Power Plant
• National Refining Company
• Natural Refrigeration Company
• Page Milk Company
• Power Service Corporation
• Rea-Patterson Milling Company
• Santa Fe Power Plant
• Sinclair Refining Company

Dodge

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Dodge

19 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corporation
• Central Telephone & Utility
• Chemical Plant
• Co-Op Fertilizer
• Dodge City Powerhouse
• Farmland Industries Chemical
• Farmland Industries, Inc.
• Foor Engineering Company
• Fort Dodge Plant
• Kansas City Power & Light
• Sunflower Electric, Fort Dodge Station
• Utilicorp United Inc
• Western Power and Gas Company, Inc.

El Dorado

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
El Dorado

59 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Empire Gas and Fuel Company
• Frontier El Dorado Refining Company
• Frontier Oil Kansas
• Getty Refining and Marketing
• Lion Chemical Corporation
• Pester Refining Company
• Skelly Oil Company Refinery
• Texaco Oil Refinery
• Texaco Refining and Marketing
• Vickers Petroleum

Hutchinson

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Hutchinson

37 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Barton Salt Company
• Carey Salt Company
• Cessna Fluid Power Company
• Holt Plumbing Company
• Kansas Chemical Manufacturing Company
• Kansas Power & Light Company
• Krause Plow Corporation
• Morton Salt Company
• Namsco Incorporated Hutchinson Plant
• Superior Boiler
• United Power and Light Corp
• United Water Gas and Electric Company

Junction City

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Junction City

18 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Union Pacific Railroad Co.

Kansas City

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Kansas City

117 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Am. Dressed Beef and Provisions Company
• American Walnut Company
• Argonant Realty Div GMC
• Armco Steel
• Armour and Company
• Bendix Aviation Company
• Buick Oldsmobile Pontiac Assembly Div
• Burn Zol Company Inc
• Certain Teed
• Colgate-Palmolive Company
• Consol Electric Light and Power Company
• Construction Plastics Inc
• Corn Products Refining Company
• Cudahy Packing Company
• Erman Corporation
• Esmark, Incorporated
• Fairbanks Morse & Company
• Fairfax Industries Distribution
• Farm Belt Fertilizer Company
• Farm Land Industries
• Frontier Chemical Company
• G. K. Warehouse
• General Aluminum Smelting Company
• General Motors Corporation
• Griffin Wheel Company
• Harcros Chemical Company
• Hinde and Dauch Paper Company
• Huxtable Hammond
• Independent Oil & Gas
• International Harvester
• J.F. Pritchard Company
• J.R. Kelly Cooperage
• K.C. Structural Steel
• Kansas City Abrasive Company
• Kansas City Airport
• Kansas City Board of Public Utilities
• Kansas City Corrugated Plant
• Kansas City Electric Light Company
• Kansas City Packing Box Company
• Kansas City Refinery
• Kansas City Structural Steel
• Kansas City Water and Light Department
• Kaw Power Station
• Kaw Valley Drainage District
• Kaw Valley Powerhouse
• Liquid Carbonic Corporation
• Metropolitan Water Company
• Municipal Electric Light Department
• National Compreseo Steel
• National Farms Power Plant
• National Zinc Company
• OCF Corporation
• Olin Corporation
• Owen Plant
• Owens-Corning Fiberglass Corporation
• Peet Brothers Manufacturing Company
• Perk Foods
• Philadelphia Quartz Corp
• Phillips Oil Refinery
• Phillips Petroleum Company
• Plibrico Sales & Service Company
• Procter & Gamble Manufacturing Company
• Pure Carbonic Corporation, Inc.
• Quindaro Power Plant
• Roxana Petroleum Corporation
• Ryan Building Material Company
• Schwarzchild and Sulzberger Company
• Sealtest Central Division
• Sims Barrel Company
• Soap Etc.
• Socony Vacuum Oil Company
• Sonken Galamba Corp
• Standard Oil Company
• Standard Rendering Company
• Strongheart Packing
• Sulzberger and Sons Company
• Sunflower Ammunitions Plant
• Swift & Company
• Thomas Ruddy Company
• U.S. By Products Company
• U.S. Cold Storage Company
• Union Pacific Railroad
• V V F Llc
• Western Kraft Paper
• Wilson and Company Inc

Lawrence

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Lawrence

63 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Callery Chemical Company
• Chemical Const Corp
• Co-Op Oil Refinery
• Cooperative Farm Chemicals Association
• FMC Corporation
• ICL Performance Products, LP
• Kansas City Power & Light Company
• Lawrence Paper Company
• Lawrence Powerhouse
• TRW, Inc.
• Westnacom Chemical Plant
• Westvaco Chemical
• Westvaco Corporation
• Westvaco Mineral Products

Leavenworth

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Leavenworth

42 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Armstrong Cont & Supplies
• Buffalo Grape Sugar Company
• Fort Leavenworth
• Geiger A M Cement Company
• Good John Sash and Door Company
• J.C. Lysle Milling Company
• Leavenworth Light Heat and Power Company
• Leavenworth Military Base
• Leavenworth Water Company
• Thro Tholen Brothers

Manhattan

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Manhattan

39 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Habitats, Inc.
• Walters-Morgan, Inc.

Olathe

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Olathe

233 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Air Traffic Control Center
• Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corporation
• Delco Battery Operations
• Delphi Automotive Systems
• Grindstead
• Naval Air Station
• Olathe Kansas Argonaut Realty Div GMC

Pittsburg

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Pittsburg

23 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Allied Signal, Inc.
• Dickey Clay
• Exxon
• Gulf Chemical
• Hall and Dillon
• Kansas City Southern Railroad
• Spencer Chemical Company

Riverton

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Riverton

13 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Empire District Electric Company
• Empire District Powerhouse
• Gulf Oil Company
• Gulf Refinery
• Riverton Powerhouse

Topeka

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Topeka

103 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• A.J. & S.F. Rmy
• Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company
• BNSF Railway Company
• Buckley Construction Industries
• Burn Zol Company
• Dupont Chemical
• East Side Disposal Plant
• Edison Electric Illg Company
• Forbes Air Force Base
• Frito Lay, Inc.
• Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
• Hallmark Cards
• Halsey-Tevis, Incorporated
• John Morrell & Company
• Kansas City Power & Light Company
• Kansas Sand Company
• Kansas State Capital
• Lake Shawnee Development
• Roots Connersville
• Santa Fe Railroad
• Sears, Roebuck & Company
• Topeka Edison Company
• Topeka Insulation & Supply
• Western Plumbing & Heating
• Whelan Lumber Company

Wichita

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Wichita

230 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Acme Brick Company
• American Cornice Works
• American Water Works & Electric Company
• Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corporation
• Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway
• B & B Spur
• Beech Aircraft Corp
• Boeing Aircraft Company
• Buckley Construction Industries
• Burn Zol Company
• Centric Corporation
• Cessna Aircraft Corp
• Cities Service Oil Company
• Derby Oil Company
• Derby Refining Company
• Dick Long Company
• Edison Light and Power Company
• First National Bank Building Company
• Frontier Chemical Company
• Goodyear
• Halsey-Tevis, Incorporated
• Harley Industries
• Hawker Beechcraft Corporation
• Howard Johnson
• Insulation Industries, Inc.
• K.G. & E. Building
• Kansas City Mexico and Orient Railway Company
• Kansas Gas & Electric Company
• Kansas Milling Company
• Kansas National Linen Service
• Kelley Asbestos Products
• Lair Liquide
• Linde Air Products Company (Union Carbide & Carbon Corporation)
• Mbpxl Corporation
• Mcconnell Air Force Base
• Missile Base
• Murray Gill Powerhouse
• Occidental Chemicals Corporation
• Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation
• Pawnee Plant
• Red Star Milling
• Reynolds Plumbing
• Safe Lite Glass Corp
• Safelite
• Salina Supply Company
• Schnyder Indust Supply
• Service Transfer
• Spirit Aerosystems, Incorporated
• U S Air Force Mc Connell A B
• Union Station
• Vulcan Chemical
• Vulcan Materials Company
• Watkins Inc
• Wichita Gas Electric Light and Power Company
• Wichita Gasoline Plant
• Wichita Power Plant
• Wichita Powerhouse
• Wichita Railroad and Lighting. Company
• Wichita Railway and Light Company
• Wichita Water Company

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Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer
Statute of Limitations in Kansas

If you have worked in Kansas and have developed mesothelioma or another asbestos-related cancer, you can file an asbestos claim against the companies liable for your illness. In Kansas, plaintiffs need to follow the two-year discovery rule to file an asbestos claim. The law setting the deadline is called the statute of limitations. More exactly, if you are planning to file an asbestos claim, you must do so within two years from the moment you discover your asbestos-related disease.

For a wrongful death asbestos claim, which can be filed after the passing of a mesothelioma or lung cancer patient, the families should act within a period of 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 Kansas

Current and former residents of Kansas 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 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 Kansas Choose Us?

We are an experienced team of attorneys with thorough knowledge in the field of asbestos claims. We take only a limited number of cases, which allows us to provide individual attention to your needs and to assist you throughout the legal process. We also perform a detailed investigation to check that all sources of your occupational asbestos exposure have been covered in the claim. Our long-standing success in helping clients receive the maximum possible compensation they deserve has made Kansas mesothelioma and lung cancer patients choose us. As we work in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team of specialists, we can help you find the best available medical treatment in your area.

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