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Exposed to Asbestos in Mississippi?

Mississippi had an agricultural economy principally, but its coastal area housed major shipyards and oil production worksites.

How and Where Were You Exposed to Asbestos in Mississippi?

The worksites in Mississippi known for high-risk asbestos exposure include a large number of shipyards, oil refineries, paper mills, chemical plants, and power plants.

Biloxi

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Biloxi

122 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Biloxi Electric Railway and Power Company
• Coast Shipbuilding
• Dubaz Brothers
• Fernwood Junior High 2329 Pass Road
• Greenville Hospital
• Gulfport and Min Coast Traction Company
• Hunt Wesson Foods Inc.
• Keesler Air Force Base
• Rhodes Floor Covering
• Shell Fish Company
• Southern Shell Fish Company
• United States Veterans Hospital
• West Biloxi Treatment Plant

Columbus

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Columbus

26 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Columbus Compress & Warehouse Company
• Columbus Ice Coal Company
• Columbus Railway Light Power Company
• Gencorp Inc
• Homer C. Porter & Sons, Inc.
• Hooker Chemicals and Plastics Corp
• Interstate Lumber Company
• Magnolia Mississippi University For Women
• Mississippi State College For Women
• Mitchell Engineering Company
• Occidental Chemical Corporation
• Oldbury Electro Chemical Company
• Southern Pipe & Supply Company
• Weyerhaeuser Paper

Corinth

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Corinth

15 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Buckeye Cotton Oil Company
• Kimberly Clark Corporation
• Rudolph Wurlitzer Manufacturing Company
• Southbridge Plastic Products, Inc.
• Wurlitzer Piano Company
• Wurlitzer Manufacturing. Company

Escatawpa

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Escatawpa

408 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Escatawpa Power Plant

Greenville

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Greenville

24 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• American Box Company
• Cargill, Inc.
• Chicago Mill & Lumber Company
• Cleaver Brooks
• Delta Light and Traction Company
• Entergy Mississippi Inc
• Gerald Andrus Plant
• Greenville Mills Inc.
• Greenville Steam Electric Station
• Miss. Cotton Oil Company
• Mississippi Power and Light Company
• Mohasco Corp
• Moscow Screw Company
• P E Barnes Lumber Company
• Uncle Ben's
• United States Axminster Inc
• United States Gypsum Company

Gulfport

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Gulfport

122 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Associated Piping & Engineering Company, Inc.
• Atlantic Gulf Ito
• Foster Wheeler
• Glenbrook Lab
• Gulf Development Company
• Gulf Naval Store
• Gulfport and Mississippi Coast Traction Company
• Gulfport Creosoting Company
• Gulfport Navy Base
• Indal Aluminum
• Industrial Steel & Machine
• Jack Watson Power Plant
• Mandal Roofing
• Mississippi Power Company
• Olin Aluminum
• Olin Mathieson
• Phillips Milk of Magnesia Company
• Reichold Chemical
• Sterling Health
• Struthers Wells Corporation
• Toche Enterprise
• Trinity Marine Group

Hamilton

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Hamilton

33 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Kerr-McGee Plant
• American Potash Chemical Plant

Hattiesburg

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Hattiesburg

46 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• AK Mckinnis
• Bernard Reed Green Coliseum
• Cook Library
• Crosby Chemical
• E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company
• Hercules Chemical Plant
• Hercules Higgins Chem
• Hercules Turpentine Plant
• Louisiana Pacific Corp
• Masonite Corp
• Mississippi Power Company
• Owings Mcquagge
• Performing Arts Center
• Pulley Hall Southern Station
• Wicht Insulation Company, Inc.

Holly Springs

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Holly Springs

15 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Parker Hannifin Company
• Wurlitzer Piano Plant

Jackson

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Jackson

34 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Aberdeen High School
• Alexander Hall
• Armstrong Cont & Supplies
• Armstrong Cork and Tile
• Armstrong Cork Company
• Assembly Building
• Baptist Hospital
• Blackburn Junior High School
• Blaw Knox Glass
• Brinkley Junior High School
• Buckeye Cellulose Corporation
• Buckeye Cotton Oil Company
• Callaway High School
• Carroll Gartin Justice Building
• Century Manufacturing Company
• Chambers Insulation
• City Park Auditorium
• Coliseum
• County Hospital
• Dixon Hall
• Engelhard Corp
• Enoch Lumber and Manufacturing Company
• Entergy Mississippi Inc
• Ergon Refining Mississippi
• F.M. Gravier
• Filtrol Corporation
• Glass Containers Corp
• Green Elementary School
• Harper Supply Company Inc
• Heat & Frost Insulators Union - Local 114
• Hinds Memorial Hospital
• Homer C. Porter & Sons, Inc.
• Hood Furniture Inc
• Hood Industrial Park
• International Paper Company
• J.P. Thompson
• Jackson Electric Railway Light and Power Company
• Jackson Railway and Light Company
• Jackson Steam Laundry
• Jackson Water Company
• Jitney-Jungle Incorporated
• Kasten Masonry Sales Inc
• La Mo Refractory Supply
• Lab Building Annex Mississippi State Hwy Dept
• McWillis Elementary School
• Mid-South Insulation Company
• Mississippi Power & Light Company
• Mississippi Products and Supply Company
• North Brothers, Inc.
• North Mill St Team Track
• Rex Brown Power Plant
• Rex Brown Steam Plant
• Shell Oil
• South End Ricks Spur
• Straits Furniture Company
• Tri State Brick & Tile
• Union County Hospital
• University Medical School & Teachers Hospital
• Veterans Administration Hospital

Laurel

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Laurel

37 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Bailey Lumber Company
• City of Laurel Miss Water Works
• Continental Turpentine & Resin Corp
• David Herring Construction
• Derrick Sheet metal Works
• Eastman, Gardiner and Company
• Gariner J. High School
• Green Lumber Company
• Gulf States Construction
• Gulf States Investment Company
• Hercules Chemical Company
• Hercules Power
• Jones County Hospital
• Jones Jr. High 1125
• Laurel Compress Company
• Laurel Cotton Mills
• Laurel Light and Railway Company
• Laurel Machine & Foundry
• Laurel Miss. Sheet metal
• Laurel Water Works
• Lindsey Wagon Company
• Luther Mcgill
• Mason Elementary
• Mason Fibre Company
• Masonite Corporation
• Masonite Plant
• Mengel Company
• Mississippi Power and Light
• R.H. Watkins High School
• R.L. Nix Plumbing
• United Insulation
• United Roofing & Construction

Meridian

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Meridian

45 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Calvery Baptist Church
• Champion Building
• Eagle Cotton Oil Company
• Flintkote Company
• General Box
• Gulf States Creosoting Company
• Jeff Anderson Hospital
• Jeff Anderson Regional Medical Center
• Lauderdale County Courthouse
• Lewis Building
• Meridian Laundry Company
• Meridian Light and Railway Company
• Mississippi Insane Asylum
• Mississippi Power Company
• Plant Sweatt
• The Rust Engineering Company
• Tuscaloosa Veneer Company

Natchez

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Natchez

28 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Armstrong Tire and Rubber Company
• Diamond International
• Fidelity Tire and Rubber Company
• Fidelity Tire Manufacturing Company
• International Paper Company
• Johns Manville Products Corporation
• Mississippi Power and Light Company
• Natchez Electric St Railway and Power Company
• Natchez Mill
• Natchez S E Station
• National Box Company
• Southern Kraft Div International Paper Company
• Southern Railway and Light Company
• Titan Tire

Tupelo

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Tupelo

34 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Day Brite Lighting
• Mississippi Power and Light Company
• Southern Pipe & Supply Company
• Tennessee Valley Authority
• Tupelo Concrete Products, Inc.
• Tupelo Cotton Mills
• Tupelo District Office Mississippi State Hwy Dept.

Vicksburg

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Vicksburg

34 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Advance Gin and Mill Company
• Baxter Wilson Plant
• Baxter Wilson Steam Electric
• City of Vicksburg Water Works
• Entergy Mississippi Inc
• George F Houston and Company
• Grand Gulf Construction
• Houston Brothers
• Hudson Hardwood Flooring Company
• Illinois Central Railroad Company
• International Paper Company
• Mississippi Power and Light Company
• Potassium Nitrate Plant
• Redwood Plant
• Refuge Cotton Oil Company
• Southern Dredging
• Southwest Potash Corporation
• Spencer Chemical Company
• Vicksburg Chemical Company
• Vicksburg Ice Company
• Vicksburg Laundry and Cleaners
• Vicksburg Light and Power Company
• Vicksburg Mill
• Vicksburg Railway and Light Company
• Vicksburg Reg. Light Company
• Warren County Court House
• White High School

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Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer
Statute of Limitations in Mississippi

People who have developed an asbestos-related disease as a result of occupational exposure are entitled to receive just compensation from their employers. An asbestos claim should be filed within the time specified by the State law, which is called the statute of limitations. In Mississippi, the plaintiffs should file an asbestos claim within three years from the date of the diagnosis.

In case the mesothelioma or lung cancer patient dies before receiving the compensation, heirs of the victim can file a wrongful death asbestos claim within three years from the death of their loved one.

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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 Mississippi

Current and former residents of Mississippi diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, and their family members should contact us as soon as possible. The statutes of limitations are only three 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 Mississippi Choose Us?

We are a team of expert lawyers dedicated to helping individuals affected by mesothelioma or lung cancer across Mississippi claim the reasonable compensation from the employers responsible for asbestos exposure. We possess the skills and knowledge to proceed with the asbestos litigation successfully. We are familiar with the laws governing the Mississippi state, which makes us competent in resolving your asbestos claim as early as possible. Moreover, we are compassionate and understand the difficulties you and your family members are facing as a result of your diagnosis. For this reason, we handle each step for you and make your legal actions hassle-free so that you are at peace and take great care of your health. We also have a proven track record of successes achieved in the majority of the cases handled. The advantages we offer have made our law firm popular among the residents of Mississippi. Apart from the legal guidance, we can help you find qualified physicians and the best medical treatment in your area.

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