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Exposed to Asbestos in Kentucky?

Kentucky is well known as a rural state with a high number of its population involved in manual jobs, which has led to a high incidence of occupational asbestos exposure cases.

How and Where Were You Exposed to Asbestos in Kentucky?

Industrial work sites in Kentucky where people have been exposed to harmful levels of asbestos are located in the Kentucky portion of the Ohio Valley.

Ashland

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Ashland

102 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• A. C. Lawrence Leather Company
• Allied Chemical Corporation
• American Rolling Mill Company
• Armco Oil Refinery
• Armco Steel Const West Works
• Armco Steel Corporation
• Ashland Artificial Ice Company
• Ashland Asphalt
• Ashland Coal & Coke
• Ashland Coke Plant
• Ashland Electric
• Ashland Fire Brick Company
• Ashland Floor
• Ashland Iron and Mining Company
• Ashland Leather Company
• Ashland Oil & Refinery Company
• Ashland Steel Company
• Ashland Works
• AW Rolling Mill Company
• Bellefonte Plant
• Betsy Ross Bakery
• Brooks Bottling
• Camden and Interstate Railway Company
• Capital Manufacturing
• Corbin Realty
• Delco
• General Refractories
• General Sales
• General Telephone
• Gulf Oil
• Guyan Chevrolet
• Harbison-Walker Refractories
• Holland Furnace
• Hooker Chemical
• Inland Steel
• J N Canden For Ashland and Catlettsburg Railway Company
• Kentucky Electric Steel
• Kentucky Solvay Coke Company
• Linde Air Products Company (Union Carbide & Carbon Corporation)
• Maggard & Sons
• Mansbach Metal
• Middlestate Concrete
• National Mine Service
• North American Refractories
• Norton Iron Works
• Ohio Valley Electric Railway
• O'Neal Roofing Company
• Paul Walker Construction
• Sears
• Semet Solvay Company
• Sixth St. Siding
• Union Boiler
• Union Pipe & Concrete
• United Carbon
• United Steel Fabricators
• Valley Lines
• Waller Construction
• West Works

Bowling Green

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Bowling Green

63 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Bowling Green Power Plant
• Chrysler Plant
• Holley Carburetor Company
• Park City Lumber Company
• Pet Milk Company
• Union Underwear Company, Inc.

Brandenburg

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Brandenburg

13 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Mathieson Chemical Corporation
• Olin-Mathieson Chemical Corporation

Calvert City

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Calvert City

56 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Air Products & Chemicals
• Air Reduction Chemical Company
• Airco Alloys
• B.F. Goodrich Chemical Company
• Cumberland Chemical Corp
• ELF Atochem North America, Inc.
• GAF Corporation
• General Aniline and Film Company
• ISP Chemical
• Lummus Company
• Masonry Contractor Inc.
• National Carbide
• New York Mining & Manufacturing Company
• Pennsalt Chemicals Corp
• Pennsylvania Salt Manufacturing

Covington

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Covington

69 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Bavarian Brewing Company
• Blau Heating
• Blue Glass Provision
• Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company
• Cinti, Newport and Covington St. Railway
• Consumers Ice Manufacturing and Cold Storage Company
• Cornwall Brothers
• Covington Electric Light Company
• Covington Water Works
• Donaldson Art Sign Company
• Heidelberg Brewing Company
• Liberty Cherry and Fruit Company Inc
• Northern Kentucky Asphalt
• Northwestern Railroad
• Overman and Schrader Cordage Company
• Reliance Textile and Dye Works
• Republic Gas Company Mitchell Trainer Works.
• Republic Iron Company
• So Covington and Cinti St Railway
• Sohio Petroleum Company
• Standard Oil Company of Ohio
• WCK Company

Drakesboro

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Drakesboro

7 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Black Diamond Coal Company
• Paradise Steam Plant
• Tennessee Valley Authority

Florence

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Florence

56 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Consolidated Telephone
• Equitable Bag Company
• Globe Union Company
• Ramada Inn South
• Sears & Roebuck
• Signode Corporation
• White Manufacturing Company
• Willis Music Company

Fort Campbell

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Fort Campbell

33 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Fort Campbell Army Base

Fort Knox

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Fort Knox

45 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• EM Barracks Complex
• Fort Knox
• General Insulation
• John Welker Company
• Tank Repair Shop

Georgetown

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Georgetown

19 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Commercial Incinerators, Inc.

Hopkinsville

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Hopkinsville

33 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Acme Mills
• Ellis Ice and Coal Company
• Forbes and Brothers
• Hopkinsville Sewage Treatment Plant
• Kentucky Public Service Company
• R.C. Owen Lumber

Lexington

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Lexington

78 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• American Suppliers Inc
• American Water Works & Electric Company
• Barr Plant
• Bluegrass Insulation
• Brown Machine Tool
• Bryan Hunt
• Burnside Power Plant
• Cranfill Frey Company
• General Electric Company
• General Motors
• General Telephone
• Greyhound Bus Terminal
• Heating and Cooling Plant
• I.C.I. America
• IBM
• Individual Drinking Cup Company
• Jas. E. Pepper Company and Company
• Kentucky Utilities Company
• Lexington Airport
• Lexington Bluegrass Army Depot
• Lexington Brewing Company
• Lexington Hydraulic and Manufacturing Company
• Lexington Laundry Company
• Lexington Railway Company
• Lexington Roller Mills Company
• Lexington Sewage Treatment Plant
• Lexington Utilities Company
• Lexmark
• New Phoenix Company Inc
• North Brothers, Inc.
• Old Burley Whse
• Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation
• P. Lorillard Company
• Panoply Corp
• Proctor and Gamble Manufacturing Company
• Schenley Distillers
• Square D Company
• Utter & Suter
• W T Young Storage Company
• Ward Corporation

Louisa

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Louisa

1 asbestos-related death (1979-2001)

• AEP Big Sandy Power Station
• Bechtel Corporation
• Chamber's Construction
• E C Ernest Electric Company
• Kentucky Power Company
• Ky and Wv Gas Company
• Louisa Power
• Stylrite Prefab Homes

Louisville

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Louisville

483 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Acands, Inc.
• Aetna Oil Company
• Amer Rad and Stand San
• American Air Filter
• American Medicinal Spirits Corp
• American Radiator and Standard Sanitary Manufacturing Company
• American Rubber & Chemical Company
• American Synthetic
• American Textile Woolen Company
• American Tobacco Company
• Amstan Corporation
• Anaconda Aluminum
• Anaconda Copper Mining Company - #3 Laminator
• Anderson Manufacturing Company
• AP Green Refractories Company
• Arkla Air Conditioning Corp
• Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corporation
• Ashland Oil, Inc.
• B. F. Goodrich Chemical Company
• B.P. Avery and Sons
• Ballard and Ballard Company
• Belknap Hardware and Manufacturing Company
• Berger Jim Inc
• Bernheim Distilling Company
• Bigelow-Liptak Corp La Ja
• Blue Grass Cooperage Company
• Bonnie Brothers Distillery
• Bosch Chemical Company
• Boyles Galvanizing Company Of
• Brown and Williamson Tobacco Corp
• Brown Forman Distillers Corporation
• Brown Power Station
• Buckeye Cellulose Corp
• Buckeye Cotton Oil Company
• C & I Grinder Company Incorporated
• C J Drum - Storage Facility
• C. F. Vissman and Company
• Carbide and Carbon Chemicals Corp
• Cardinal Extrusions Company
• Cardinal Industrial Ins.
• Catalysts & Chemicals
• Celanese Coating Company
• Central Consumers Company
• Chevron Asphalt Company
• Citizens Electric Light and Power Company
• Colgate/Palmolive Plant
• Consolidated Realty Company
• Container Corp of America
• Cooper Hewit Company
• Corhart Refractories Company
• Cornwall Brothers
• Courier Journal Company
• Creasey Company
• Crescent Hill Pumping Station
• Diehl Pump Company
• Dixie Roofing & Insulation
• Dow Corning Chemical
• Dow Petrochemical
• Drummond Manufacturing Company
• Dupont
• Dupont Chemical
• E W Brown Generating Plant
• E. W. Brown Power Station
• E.I. Du Pont De Nemours & Company
• Eastern Parkway
• English Company J Gordon
• Ewing Van Aimen
• Falls City Brewing Company Inc.
• Falls City Ice and Beverage Company
• Faucett Dearing Company
• Fischer Packing Company
• Ford Motor Company
• Fort Knox
• Frank Fehr Brewing Company
• Frankfort Distilleries, Inc.
• Frederick's Bowling Alley
• Frito Lay Inc
• Gamble Brothers, Inc.
• General Electric Company
• General Insulation & Roofing Company
• Geo. G. Fetter Lighting and Heating Company
• Geon Plant
• Germantown Siding
• Girdler Catalysts & Chemical Company
• Girdler Corporation
• Goodrich
• Henry Fischer Packing Company
• Henry Volt Machine Company
• Hirsch Brothers & Company
• Hope Worsted Mills
• Hydro-Blast Corporation
• Industrial Engineering Company
• International Harvester Company
• J B Speed and Company
• J Gordon English Company
• J Schwarzwalder and Sons Inc
• J. B. Speeds and Company
• J. B. Wathen and Brothers Company
• J. Mc Thelliauis Company
• J.G. Mattingly Company
• Jas. Mc Williams and Company
• Jefferson Woodworking Company
• John Finzer and Brothers
• Jos Mc Williams and Company
• Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, Inc.
• Kentucky Wagon Manufacturing Company
• Kentucky Asphalt Company
• Kentucky Distilleries and Warehouse Company
• Kentucky Electric Company
• Kentucky Tobacco Product Company
• Kentucky Valley Distilling Company
• Kenwood Corp
• Klarer of Kentucky
• Klarer Packing Company
• Kx C & I Girdler
• Ky. and Indiana Ter. Railroad Company
• L&N Railroad
• L.G.& E. - Paddys Run Station
• Levy Brothers
• Lge Plant Paddy Run
• Lorillard Corporation
• Louisville & Jefferson
• Louisville and Interurban Rr Company
• Louisville and Nashville Railway
• Louisville Chair & Furniture
• Louisville Cotton Oil Company
• Louisville Drying Machinery Company
• Louisville Electric Light Company
• Louisville Fire Brick Works
• Louisville Gas & Electric Company
• Louisville Insulation & Supply
• Louisville Lighting Company
• Louisville Linen Supply Company
• Louisville Power Plant
• Louisville Provision Company
• Louisville Railway Company
• Louisville Refining Company
• Louisville Soap Company
• Louisville Tin & Stove
• Louisville Trust Company
• Louisville Veneer Works
• Louisville Water Company, Inc.
• Louisville Plant
• M & T Chemical Incorporated - Po Box 150
• Markolfs Meat Company
• Mayfield Woolen Mills Clothing Company
• Mengel Box Company
• Merchant's Ice & Cold Storage - 217 East Main Street
• Mill Creek Station
• Minneapolis Moline Company
• Mobil Chemicals Company
• Monarch Branch
• National Distillers Products Corporation
• Neoprene Plant
• Newcomb-Griffin Company
• Nopco Chemical Company
• Norman Lumber
• Ocf Corporation - Dryers
• Ohio Falls Dye and Finishing Works
• Old Kentucky Distillery
• Old Kentucky Woolen Mills
• Olin Corporation
• Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation
• Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation
• P. Lorillard Company
• Paddy's Run Station
• Park and Dilford Distillery
• Parkway Team Track
• Philip Morris Incorporated
• Phoenix Brewing Company
• Porcelain Metals Corporation
• Precision Metals
• Producers Wood Preserving Company
• Publicker Company
• Ralston Purina
• Ready Mix Concrete Company
• Rex Chain Belt Incorporated
• Reynolds Metals Company
• River Front Parking Garage
• Rohm Hass Company
• Ronalco
• Ross Paris Hotel Company
• S. Wallace Edwards
• Sam P. Wallace & Company
• Seelback Realty Company
• Shenley Distillery Bernheim Distillery
• Sinclair Refining Company
• South Central Bell Remote Tsps
• South Central Bell Telephone Company
• Southern Material Services Company, Inc.
• Southern Repairs
• Southwestern Tobacco Company
• Spalding Laundry and Dry Cleaning Company
• Speed Realty Company
• St. Xavier Laundry
• Standard Sanitary Company
• Standiford Field
• Stauffer Chemical Company
• Straight Creek Coal and Coke Company
• Sunnybrook Distillery
• Ten Broeck Tyre Company
• Tobacco Warehousing and Trad'G Company
• Tommy Borders
• Tube Turns Division of Chemetron Corporation
• Union Carbide & Carbon Chemical Corporation
• Vogt Brothers Manufacturing Company
• Vogt Henry Machine Company
• Votator Division
• Ware Ivan Heating & Cooling
• Weissinger Gaulbert Real Estate Company
• Western Kraft
• Westinghouse
• Wood Mosaic Corp
• Wright and Taylor

Morehead

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Morehead

10 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• C. W. Rogers Station
• Kentucky Power Company
• Pine Hills Construction
• Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company

Owensboro

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Owensboro

43 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• American Tobacco Company
• Anglo-American Mill Corporation
• Bradford Supply Company
• City of Owensboro Municipal Power Plant
• Concho Petroleum Company
• Cox Drilling Company
• Daviess County Distilling Company
• Elmer Smith Power Station
• Fleischmann Distilling Corporation
• General Electric
• Glenmore Distilleries
• Green River Steel Company
• Mealey Distilling Company
• Municipal Light Plant
• Municipal Power Plant
• Murphy Chair Company
• Owensboro City Municipal Electric Works
• Owensboro Sewage Treatment Plant
• Texas Gas Transmission Company
• Troy Laundry & Cleaners
• W.H. Patterson
• W.R. Grace & Company

Paducah

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Paducah

81 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• A.E.C. Atomic Plant
• Atomic Energy Plant
• B. F. Goodrich Company
• Badger Job
• Badger Ordinance
• Bowling Green Powerhouse
• City Consumers Company
• City of Paducah Lighting Plant
• Cohankus Manufacturing Company
• Dupont
• Hoe Supply Company
• Illinois Central R R Company
• Illinois Central Railroad Company
• Illinois Central System
• Kentucky Utilities Company
• Lather Joppa Power Plant
• Nashville Chattanooga and St Louis Railway
• Paducah City Railway Company
• Paducah Electric Company
• Paducah Light and Power Company
• Paducah St. Railway Company
• Paducah Water Company
• Petter Henry A Supply Company
• Rush Engineering
• Shawnee Plant
• T.V.A. Power Plant
• Triangle Insulation Company
• TVA/Shawnee Steam Plant
• Union Carbide Nuclear Company

Paradise

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Paradise

7 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Paradise Steam Plant
• Tennessee Valley Authority
• Tva Fertilizer - Powerplant

Richmond

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Richmond

35 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Okonite Company

Wheelwright

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Wheelwright

18 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• McNally Manufacturing Corporation

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Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer
Statute of Limitations in Kentucky

In Kentucky, people who have developed an asbestos-related disease due to occupational exposure can file an asbestos claim within the period specified by the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations in Kentucky is one year from the day the asbestos-related disease was diagnosed.

In case a mesothelioma or lung cancer patient passes away before his/her settlement, one of the victim’s family members can step in as a plaintiff and file a wrongful death asbestos claim within two years from the date of the 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 Kentucky

Current and former residents of Kentucky 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 one year from the date of the diagnosis (for personal injury asbestos claims) and two years from 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 Kentucky Choose Us?

We are a group of experienced lawyers with the expertise and skills required to handle an asbestos claim successfully. Our hardworking attorneys have dedicated themselves to help clients claim the compensation amount they deserve from their employers. A sound knowledge of the Kentucky asbestos regulations makes us competent in pursuing any asbestos claims in Kentucky. Moreover, we understand the stressful situations that you and your family are facing because of your illness. We make all your steps in filing an asbestos claim hassle-free so that you can enjoy peace taking care of your health in this unstable situation. An excellent track record of helping clients across the state of Kentucky has made residents choose us. In addition to the legal assistance, we can help you decide upon the best medical treatment available in your area.

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