How and where were you exposed to asbestos in Maine

The State of Maine has both naturally occurring deposits of asbestos, as well as major industries such as power plants, iron foundries, paper mills, and shipbuilding yards that have invariably exposed Maine residents to this toxic mineral. The majority of asbestos exposure in Maine occurred in densely populated cities such as Auburn, Bangor, Presque Isle, and Portland. A few places along the coast such as Chain Lakes and Blue Bay have natural deposits of asbestos. Workers at shipyards, paper mills, and lumber yards have suffered asbestos exposure-related diseases.

  • Buerhaus Insulation Company
  • Downeast Urethane Company
  • Pine Tree Insulation
  • Central Maine Power Company
  • Central Maine Power Computer Ctr
  • Cumberland County Power and Light Company
  • Hudson Pulp and Paper Company
  • Kennebec Pulp & Paper Company
  • Statler Tissue
  • Tree Free Fiber Company, LLC
  • Bangor Hydro-Electric Company
  • City of Bangor Water Works
  • Dow Air Force Base
  • Eastern Paper
  • New England Insulation Company
  • S.A. Maxfield Company
  • Bath Iron Works Corporation
  • Capodanno
  • Conyngham
  • Elmer Montgomery
  • Hyde Windlass Company
  • Pharris
  • Biddeford & Saco Water Company
  • Biddeford Hardware & Plumbing Supply
  • Cumberland County Power and Light Company
  • KTI Inc
  • Kuhr Technologies, Inc.
  • Maine Energy Recovery Company
  • Pepperell Mill
  • West Point Pepperell Manufacturing Company
  • York Light and Heat Company
  • Brunswick Electric Light and Power Company
  • Brunswick Naval Air Station
  • Hearst Corppejepscot Paper Div
  • Pejepscot Paper Company
  • United States Naval Air Station
  • Central Maine Power Company
  • Champion Paper
  • Maine Seaboard Paper Company Div of Time Inc
  • Northeast Coal & Dock Corp
  • Saint Regis Mill
  • St. Regis Paper Company
  • American Telephone and Telegraph Company
  • Union Chemical Company
  • Androscoggin Mills
  • Bates Manufacturing Company
  • Carman Thompson Company
  • Central Maine Power Company
  • Eastern Refractories Inc.
  • Hill Manufacturing Company
  • Lewiston and Auburn Street Railway Company
  • Lewiston Brunswich and Bath St. Railway Company
  • Lewiston Gas Light Company
  • LFC Power Systems
  • W.S. Libbey Company
  • Eastern Fine Paper and Pulp
  • Eastern Manufacturing Company
  • Kathadin Pulp and Paper Company
  • Lincoln Pulp & Paper
  • Standard Packaging Corp
  • Androscoggin Mill
  • International Paper Company
  • Otis Mill
  • Abenaki Mill
  • Econby Corporation
  • Great Northern Paper Company
  • Kennebec River Pulp 8 Paper Company Inc
  • Madison Electric
  • Madison Paper Corporation
  • Northern Paper Company
  • Bowater Inc
  • Great Northern Paper Company
  • A. H. Moulton
  • Acme Engineering
  • Ametex Inc.
  • B & M Railroad
  • Baneroft and Martin
  • Bliss Portland Company
  • Burnham and Morrill Company
  • Consolidated Electric Light Company
  • Cutter Fire Brick Company
  • Fells Company
  • Forest City Sugar Refining Company
  • Maine Central Railroad Company
  • Maple St Siding
  • Marine Transport Corp
  • Mechanical Services Inc
  • New England Insulation Company
  • Otis Falls Pulp Company
  • Oxford Paper Company
  • Portland and Yarmouth Electric Railway Company
  • Portland Gas Light Company
  • Portland Iron Steel Company
  • Portland Lighting and Power Company
  • Portland Railroad Company
  • Portland Stock
  • Portland Street Railway Company
  • Portland Yarmouth Electric Railway Company
  • R.J. Peacock Canning Company
  • Todd Shipyard
  • Twitchell Champlin and Company
  • W. L. Blake & Company
  • Willey Calhown
  • Winslow and Company
  • Axford Paper Company
  • Boise Cascade Paper Mill
  • Mead Paper Group
  • Northern Paper
  • Oxford Paper Company
  • Chemitron Corp
  • Northern Chemical Industries Inc
  • Ohemetron Corp
  • American Oil
  • Andrew J Newbury
  • Augustus R Loring
  • B Charney Vladeck
  • Belgian Tenacity
  • Charles Dauray
  • Chevron Oil Company
  • Fairchild Semiconductor Company
  • New England Shipbuilding Corporation
  • South Dry Dock and Repair Company
  • South Portland Shipyard
  • Texas Towers 1
  • Texas Towers 2
  • Chinet Company
  • Hollingsworth & Whitney Company
  • International Paper
  • Keyes Fibre Company
  • Lockwood Company
  • Maine Central Railroad Company
  • Blue Rock Quarry
  • Cumberland Mills
  • Northeastern Paving Corp
  • S.D. Warren Company
  • Sappi Fine Papers
  • Scott Paper Company
  • Central Maine Power Powerhouse
  • FPL Energy Mason Llc
  • Maine Yankee Atomic Power Station
  • Maine Yankee Nuclear Power Plant
  • Wiscasset Steam Plant
  • Georgia Pacific Corporation
  • Georgia Pacific Paper Mill
  • Georgia Pacific St. Croix
  • St. Croix Paper Company
Sanford Westbrook Portland Brunswick Bath Auburn Wiscasset Knox County Searsport Bucksport Lincoln Woodland Millinocket Madison East Andover Rumford Waterville Livermore Falls Lewiston South Portland Biddeford Aroostook County Cumberland County Kennebec County Penobscot County

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 Maine

Be aware of critical legal limitations to file a successful asbestos claim in Maine. 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 Maine 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.

Maine 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 Maine

Current and former residents of Maine 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 Maine choose us?

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