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Exposed to Asbestos in Missouri?

Missouri has a large number of manufacturing plants, oil refineries, chemical industries, and automobile plants that have used tons of asbestos and have consistently put their workers at a high risk of asbestos exposure.

How and Where Were You Exposed to Asbestos in Missouri?

Missouri State is an automobile manufacturing hub, and it also has two naturally-occurring deposits of asbestos, namely, in the Southwestern town Poplar Bluff and in Advance, where a significant asbestos mining site existed.

Annapolis

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Annapolis

• Ruberoid / GAF Plant

Claycomo

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Claycomo

79 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Ford Motor Co- Kansas City Assembly Plant

Columbia

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Columbia

68 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Columbia City Powerhouse
• Columbia Water and Light Dept
• Doctors Clinic
• Memorial Hospital
• Mid-Missouri Medical Building
• Missouri State University
• Quaker Oats Company
• Stephen’s College
• University Hospital
• University of Missouri
• University of Missouri Medical Center
• University of Missouri Powerhouse

Crystal City

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Crystal City

119 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Pittsburgh Plate Glass Factory

Fenton

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Fenton

278 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Chrysler Corp. Assembly Plant

Hazelwood

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Hazelwood

278 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Bulk Mail
• Douglas Aircraft
• Flexible Packaging
• Ford Motor Company
• Mesker Bros. Iron Company
• Printpack
• Rauch Tool Manufacturing Company
• Trumbull Asphalt
• Western Waxide

Independence

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Independence

447 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Allis Chalmers Manufacturing Company
• Auditorium
• Blue Valley Powerhouse
• D.G. Skouse Company
• Dover Manufacturing Company
• Independence Center
• Independence Power & Light
• Independence Power Station
• Independence Sanitarium
• J. F. Pritchard & Company
• Jackson County Light Heat and Power Company
• Lake City Army Ammunition Plant
• Lake City Arsenal Ammo Depot
• Lake City Ordnance Plant
• Material Engr Company
• Missouri Portland Cement Company
• O G Skouse Company
• Remington Arms Company, Inc.
• Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Auditorium
• Scoggin Turbulator Company
• Therma Technology, Inc.
• Waggoner Gates Milling Company

Kansas City

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Kansas City

223 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Acands, Inc.
• Acme Brick
• Alameda Plaza Hotel Wornall Road At Ward Parkway
• Alcazar Hotel
• Alex Spur
• American Asphalt Roof Company
• American Machine & Manufacturing Company
• American Tobacco Company
• Amoco
• Amour Packing Company
• Anderson-Stolz Corporation
• AP Green Refractories Company
• Archer Daniels Midland
• Armco Steel Corporation
• Armour Packing Company
• Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corporation
• Armstrong Cork Company
• Association Electric
• Atlanta Exp.
• Atlas Incinerators
• August J Bulte Milling Company
• Battenfeld Grease & Oil Corp
• Bendix Aviation Corporation
• Bendix Manufacturing Company
• Benson Manufacturing
• Bernard Corigan
• Black, Sivalls & Bryson, Inc.
• Board of Public Utilities
• Board of Public Works
• Bousman Plumbing & Heating
• Bryant Building
• Burn Zol Company of Kansas
• Carl Gill
• Carter Waters Corp
• Central Cooling Supply Company
• Central State Container
• Central Station
• Central Supply Company
• Chemagro Corporation
• Chevrolet Div GMC
• Children's Mercy Hospital
• Christenson-Conway-Higgins
• Christian Church - Independence Blvd.
• City Hall
• Cody Boiler Repair
• Colgate Palmolive Peet Company
• Cons. Kansas City Smelting Refining Company
• Construction Plastic
• Contractors Machinery Company
• Corn Products Refining Company
• D E Maskill Company
• Dr. John Bryant
• Dunlap Laundry
• E. D. Hornbrook Contractor
• Edison Electric Light and Power Company
• Empire District Electric Company
• Enjay Chemical
• Faubion R L Company Inc
• Federal Office Building
• First National Bank Building
• Ford Motor Claycomo Plant
• Ford Motor Company
• Fowler Packing Company
• Fred Heim Brewing Company
• Gates Heating Service
• General Baking Company
• General Die Casting Company
• General Dynamics Corporation
• General Motors Corp Assembly
• General Services Administration
• Geo Fowler Son and Company
• George P. Reintjes
• Gladstone Furnace Company
• Grace Hospital
• Grand Ave. Hotel Company
• Grand Avenue Railway Company
• Gray Bryan Sweeney
• Griffin Wheel Company
• Gunite Refractories Corp
• Guston Bacon Manufacturing Company
• Guys Foods
• H.J. Walter Corporation
• Hall Building
• Hallmark Cards
• Hawthorne Powerhouse
• Hawthorne Steam Electric Plant
• Henges Company, Incorporated
• Home Rug & Cleaning Company
• Hopcraft Art & Stained Glass
• House of Good Shepard
• Independence Boulevard Christian Church
• Intercontinental Engineering
• International Harvester Company
• Interstate Brands
• Interstate Consolidated Rapid Transit Railway Company
• Irving Pitt Building
• J F Pritchard & Company
• Jewish Convalescent Home
• Journal Company
• K S Chemical Company
• K. C. Library & School Bd. Building
• K.C. Terminal
• Kam Station
• Kansas City Art Institute
• Kansas City Bridge and Iron Company
• Kansas City Electric Light Company
• Kansas City Gas Light and Coke Company
• Kansas City Grape Sugar Company
• Kansas City Heating Company
• Kansas City Insulation Company
• Kansas City International Airport
• Kansas City Light and Power Company
• Kansas City Natural Slate Company
• Kansas City Star
• Kansas City Stock Yards Company
• Kansas City Terminal Railway Company
• Kansas City Works
• Kansas Power & Light
• Kaw Valley Power Plant
• KC Art Inst & Kenneth Ferguson
• KC Chemical Company
• Kelley Asbestos Products Company
• Ken Bakken Brothers
• Kitty Clover Potato Chip
• Koppers Company Inc Wood Preserving Division
• Kroger Store, 87th and Ward Pkwy.
• Kuhlman Die-casting Company
• Leed's Chevrolet Plant
• Leeds Construction Company
• Leeds Station
• Lewis and Kitchen
• Lientz Manufacturing Inc
• Life Line Children's Home
• Liquid Carbonic Corp
• Long Hall Laundry Company
• Loose Wiles Cracker and Candy Company
• Luthy Brothers
• Maskill Die Company
• Medical Plaza Company
• Merriam Engineering Company
• Metallurgical Inc
• Metropolitan Street Railway Company
• Midwest Steel Division
• Milgram Food Stores
• Missouri Public Service Company
• Mitchell Building Material
• Mo. River Power House
• Mobay Chemical
• Montgomery Ward and Company
• Muhlback Hotel, Cocktail Room
• Municipal Airport
• Nabisco
• National Lumber Creosoting Company
• National Steel
• Natural Gas Pipeline
• Nelson Morris and Company
• Northeast St. Railway Company
• NY Life Insurance Company
• Old Saint Joe Hospital
• Owens‐Corning Supply Corporation
• Pan American Feed Company
• Pasco High School
• Peoples Cable Railway Company
• Phillips 66 Refinery
• Phillips Petroleum Company
• Phillips Refinery
• Pickering Lumber Company
• Pritchard J F Company
• Procter & Gamble Manufacturing Company
• Pure Carbonic Corp
• R. A. Long Real Estate and Investment Company
• Raphael Hotel 401 Ward Parkway
• Reintjes, George P. Company
• Research Hospital
• Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base
• Rupard Asphalt Company
• Scarritt Building
• Schwarzchild and Sulzberger Company
• Scogin Turbulator Company
• Scullen Steel Company
• Sears, Roebuck and Company
• Sheffield Steel Corporation
• Shostak Iron & Metals Company
• Skouse D G
• Southern Oil Company
• Southwestern Bell Telephone Company
• Southwestern Milling Company
• Speas Company
• Spencer Chemical Company
• St. Luke's Hospital
• Standard Asbestos Manufacturing & Insulating Company
• Standard Laundry
• Standard Linen
• Standard Oil
• Standard Rendering
• Sugar Creek Powerhouse
• Sulzberger and Sons Company
• Superior Laundry
• Superior Metal Treating Company
• Swift and Company
• Tarkio Molasses Feed
• Thayer Dry Goods Company
• Thomson-Hayward
• Troug Nichols Company
• Trumbull Asphalt Company
• U S By Products Company
• Union Carbide Corporation
• United Aluminum & Steel
• Veteran's Affairs Hospital
• Voc-Tech
• W S Dickey Clay Manufacturing Company
• Ward Parkway Shops, Unit E‐8
• Western Ice and Cold Storage Company
• Westport and Waldo Railway
• William B. Knight
• Wood Preserving Division
• Woodley Boiler
• Zenith Milling Company

New Madrid

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
New Madrid

11 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Aeci/New Madrid Power Plant
• Associated Electric Cooperative
• Labadie Powerhouse
• New Madrid Powerhouse
• New Madrid Steam Generating Plant
• Noranda Aluminum Inc
• St. Jude Industrial Park
• Steam Generating Plant
• Union Electric

Pulaski County

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Pulaski County

26 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Fort Leonard Wood

Sedalia

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Sedalia

23 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Bothwell Hospital
• City Light and Traction Company
• Economy Steam Heating and Electric Company
• Missile Site
• Missouri Pacific Railroad Company
• Missouri Public Service Company
• Olin-Mathieson Chemical Corp
• Pittsburgh Corning Corp
• Whiteman Air Force Base

Springfield

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Springfield

121 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Associated Electric Cooperative
• Calcimatic Limited
• City Utilities of Springfield
• Consolidated Products Company
• Dayco Products
• Drury College
• Federal Enterprises
• Federal Incinerators
• Federated Electric Cooperative Inc
• Freeman Insulation and Supply Company
• General Electric Company
• Glenstone Block Company Inc
• Harry Cooper Plumbing
• Hoffman-Taff, Inc.
• James River Paper Company
• James River Powerhouse
• Kansas City Fort Scott and Memphis Railroad
• Kraft Food Company
• Lilly Tulip Plant
• Midwest Materials Company
• Portable Typewriter Plant
• Producers Creamery Company
• Publishing House
• Royal Mcbee Typewriter Plant
• Southwest Missouri State College
• Southwest Powerhouse
• Southwestern Insulation and Material Company
• Springfield City Water Company
• Springfield Gas and Electric Company
• St John's Hospital
• St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad Company
• Standard Asbestos Manufacturing & Insulating Company
• Wallace Memorial Hospital
• Western Electric Company
• Western Electric Telephone
• Y.M.C.A.

St. Francois

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
St. Francois

53 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• St. Louis Smelting and Refining Co.

St. Joseph

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
St. Joseph

49 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• American Hominy Company
• American Water Works & Electric Company
• Anchor Serum
• Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corporation
• Buell Manufacturing Company
• Chase Candy Company
• Coca Cola Bottling Company
• Dugdale Packing Company
• East Hill Shopping Center
• Edmond St Station
• G.H. Hammond Company
• Goetz Brewery
• Heartland Hospital
• Krause Milling
• Lake Road Power Plant
• M.K. Goetz Brewing Company
• Methodist Hospital
• National Biscuit Company
• Peoples Street Railway and Electric Light and Power Company
• Power Service Corporation
• Saint Joseph Powerhouse
• Sisters Hospital
• South Park School
• St Joseph Light and Power
• St Joseph Railway Light Heat and Power Company
• St Joseph Refining Company
• St. Joe Railway Light, Heat and Power Company
• St. Joseph Electric Light and Power Company
• St. Joseph Missouri Railway Light, Heat and Power Company
• St. Joseph Power Plant
• St. Joseph Water Company
• State Hospital
• Swift and Company

St. Louis

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
St. Louis

278 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Abex Corporation
• Absorbent Cotton
• Acands, Inc.
• Ajax Iron & Metal Company
• Alcoa Cupples Products
• Alexian Brothers Hospital
• Alligator Oil Clothing Company
• Alton Brick Company
• America Car and Foundry Company
• American Air Filter Company Inc
• American Brake Company
• American Can Company
• American Car and Foundry. Company
• American Heating
• American Steel Foundry Company
• Anheuser Busch Inc
• Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corporation
• Armstrong Cork Company
• Art Welding Company
• Arthur Maier Plumbing
• Ascension Catholic Church
• Atlantic Gulf & Pacific Company
• Atomic Energy Commission
• Barnes Hospital
• Baumstark Siding
• Beck Engineering Company
• Beck Steel Company
• Belcher Sugar Refining Company
• Bell Telephone
• Belleville Construction
• Bemis Brothers Bag Company
• Bernard & Associates
• Bernet Craft and Kauffman Milling Company
• Biscayne Heating
• Board of Education
• Boatemans Bank
• Booth St Louis Cold Storage Company
• Brauer Supply Company
• Broderick & Bascom Rope Company
• Busch Stadium
• Cape May
• Cardinal Potato Chip
• Carondelet Station
• Carr Lane Manufacturing Company
• Carr Square Village
• Carter Carburetor
• CBS Building
• Central Electric
• Certain Feed Prod
• Chamois
• Checkerboard Soybean Company
• Chevrolet Plant
• Chevrolet St Louis
• Chevron Chemical
• Chrome Craft Company
• Chrysler
• City Hospital Power Plant
• City of St. Louis Municipal Building
• Clayton Ave Team Track
• Cochran Hospital
• Columbia Brewing Company
• Combustion Engineering
• Commonwealth Steel Company
• Compton Chimney Company
• Concord Village Shopping
• Concordia Publishing House
• Continental Bakery
• Continental Boiler
• Continental Can
• Continental Portland Cement Company
• Corrigan Company
• Crane Company
• Crown-Zellerbach
• Cummings Welding, Inc.
• Cupples Company
• Curtis-Wright
• D W Pratt
• D.L. Wing Company
• David Rankin Jr
• De Soto Construction Company
• Deaconess Hospital
• Deaconess Incarnate Word Health System
• Douglas Aircraft
• Duchesne High School 2550 Elm Street
• E. H. Abadie Company
• E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company
• Emerson Electric Building
• Empire Brewing Company
• Euclid St. Power Plant
• F. O. Rutherford Insulation Company
• Faith Hospital
• Falstaff Brewing Company
• Famous-Barr
• Fayette R. Plumb. Company
• Federal Reserve Bank
• Ferguson Junior High School
• First National Bank
• Fisher Body Company
• Fleischer Seeger Construction
• Flexco Supply Company, Inc.
• Forest Park College
• Fry Roofing Company
• GAF Corporation
• Gas Works
• Gateway Ammunition Plant
• Geigher Pipe Supply, Inc.
• General Cable Corp Plant
• General Dynamics
• General Electric
• General Motors
• Geo P. Plant Milling Company
• Granco Steel Products
• Grand Forrest Apartments
• Granite City Steel Company
• Great Lakes Carbon Corporation
• H & L Waldo Heating
• H.R. Wilson Machinery Company
• Haish Wire and Implement Company
• Helmbacher Forge and Rolling Mills Company
• Hercules Chemical Company
• Hercules Power Plant
• Hi Temp Refractories Company
• Hinde and Dauch Paper Company
• Holy Child School
• Huse and Loomis Ice and Transportation Company
• Hydraulic Press Brick Company
• Hydro-Blast Corporation
• Illinois Power Company
• Immaculate Conception School
• Imrie J Sales Company
• Incarnate Word Hospital
• Independent Packing Company
• Industrial Comb Company Inc
• Insulating & Materials Company
• International Paper Company
• International Shoe Company
• Iron Fireman Manufacturing
• J F Cleaning Plant
• Jackes-Evans Manufacturing Company
• Jefferson Barracks Hospital
• Jewish Hospital of St Louis
• John B. Buss
• John Cochran VA Hospital
• Joseph Blackburn Corp
• Kehlor Milling Company
• Kennard Corporation
• Kincaid Powerhouse
• Kisco Boiler Engr Company
• Kroger Bakery
• Kroger Grocery and Baking Company
• Krummrich Plant
• Laclede Gas Company
• Laclede Power and Light Company
• Lake Superior Power Company
• Lakeside Power Plant
• Lambert Airport
• Lambert Field
• Lemay Machine Company
• Lever Brothers
• Liggett & Myers Tobacco Company
• Lincoln Engineering
• Louisiana Purchase Exposition Company
• Lutheran Hospital
• M. A. Seed Dry Plate Company
• Mackels Texaco
• Mallinckrodt Chemical Works
• Maloney Electric
• Manchant House
• Manson House
• Marriott Hotel
• Mcdonnell Aircraft Corporation
• Mcdonnell Douglas Aircraft Company
• Mcnair and De Camp
• Meeman Fixture Company
• Memorial Hospital
• Meramec Plant
• Meredosia Power Plant
• Meremac Mining & Powerhouse
• Midwest Piping & Supply
• Mississippi Glass
• Missouri Baptist Church
• Missouri Boiler
• Missouri Bridge & Iron
• Missouri Electric Light and Power Company
• Missouri Pacific RR
• Missouri Portland Cement Company
• Monsanto Chemical Company
• Most Precious Blood School
• Mound City Ice and Cold Storage Company
• Mound Street Station
• N & W Clayton Ave Team Track
• N K Fairbanks and Company
• National Ammonia Company
• National Lead Company
• National Lead Company Titanium Division
• National Light and Imprint Company
• New Lutheran Hospital
• Nl Industries, Inc.
• Nooter Boilermaker Corporation
• Nooter Corporation
• Norfolk & Western Railroad Company
• Ohio Oil Company
• Our Lady of Good Counsel
• Our Lady of Guadalupe Convent
• Our Lady of Loretto School
• Peters Eichler Heating Company
• Pevely Dairy Company
• Philadelphia Quartz Company
• Philip Ball
• Pioneer Cooperage Company
• Polar Wave Ice and Fuel Company
• Poplar Street Bridge
• Powell Sympathy Hall
• Procter & Gamble Manufacturing Company
• Pullman Company
• Purina Feed Mills
• Putt Industries
• R & L Waldo Heating
• R. H. Spangler Company, Inc.
• R.& R. Equipment & Manufacturing
• Ralston Purina Company
• Rapid Service Laundry
• Refractories & Furnace Supply Company
• Research Center Building
• Rexall Drug Company
• Reynolds Metals Company
• Riley Stoker
• Robertson Plastering
• Ruberoid Company
• Rush Island Powerhouse
• Saint Louis Arena
• Saint Louis Car Company
• Saint Louis Childrens Hospital
• Saint Louis Housing Project
• Saint Louis Shipyard
• Saint Louis University
• Saint Louis Water Department
• Saint Louis Zoo
• Saint Luke's Hospital
• Scott Air Force Base
• Scullin Steel Company
• Shell Oil
• Shgio Furnace Company
• Siniloa Electric Light and Power Company
• Sisters of Saint Joseph
• Small Arms Ammunition Depot
• Small Arms Plant
• So Good Potato Chip Company
• Southern Steel & Aluminum Company
• Southwestern Bell Telephone Company
• St Louis Housing Authority
• St Louis Shell Plant
• St Louis Smelting and Refining Company
• St Louis Transit Company
• St Louis Wire Mills
• St. Anthony Church
• St. Anthony School
• St. Bridget of Erin Central
• St. Casimir Convent
• St. Clement School
• St. Dismas Church
• St. Dominic Savio School
• St. Francis of Assisi Rectory
• St. George School
• St. Gertrude School
• St. Joan of Arc Church
• St. John School
• St. Joseph School
• St. Louis Airport
• St. Louis Board of Education
• St. Louis Boiler
• St. Louis Car Company
• St. Louis City Hospital
• St. Louis City Powerhouse
• St. Louis Community College
• St. Louis Cordage Mills
• St. Louis Hills Medical Building
• St. Louis Independent Packing Company
• St. Louis Lead and Oil Works
• St. Louis Malleable Casting Company
• St. Louis Manufacturing Company
• St. Louis Ordnance Plant
• St. Louis Plant
• St. Louis Post Dispatch Building
• St. Louis Refrigerator and Wooden Gutter Company
• St. Louis Screw & Bolt
• St. Louis Shipbuilding & Steel
• St. Louis Stamping Company
• St. Louis Wire Mill Company
• St. Luke's Hospital
• St. Raphael Church
• St. Thomas Aquinas
• St. Thomas The Apostle Church
• St. Thomas The Apostle School
• St. Vincent Church
• St. William School
• St. David Church
• Standard Heating
• State Hospital
• Stouffer's Clarion Hotel
• Stouffers Riverfront Works
• Streckfus Steamers
• Swift & Company
• Syndicate Trust Building
• Terminal Plant
• Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis
• Titanium Pigment Company
• Triumph Manufacturing Company
• Unidynamics
• Union Carbide Corporation
• Union Depot Railwood Company
• Union Electric & Power Company
• Union Electric Company of Missouri
• Union Electric Powerhouse
• Union Pacific Railroad
• Union Press Brick Works.
• United States Atomic Energy Commission
• Unites Inc
• US Custom House and Post Office
• US Post Office and Custom House
• VA Hospital
• Valley Winds Elementary School
• W.E. Dodson & Son Machinery
• Wabash Railway Company
• Wabash Rr Clayton Ave
• Wagner Electrical Corporation
• Washington University
• West County Mall
• West Virginia Pulp & Paper Company
• Western Electrical Supply Company
• Westinghouse Electric
• Whitehall
• White-Rodgers Electric Company
• William Watke and Company
• Young Sales

Sugar Creek

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Sugar Creek

223 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• American Oil Refinery
• Amoco Oil Company
• Missouri Portland Cement Company
• Standard Oil Company of Indiana
• Sugar Creek Refinery
• Ultrafiner Unit

Wentzville

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Wentzville

104 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• General Motors Truck Assembly Plant

West Alton

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
West Alton

104 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Portage Desioux Powerhouse
• Sioux Power Plant
• Union Electric & Power Company

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Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer
Statute of Limitations in Missouri

The statute of limitations defines the period allowed by the State for filing an asbestos claim by a person affected by mesothelioma or lung cancer. In the state of Missouri, asbestos claims follow the rule set of personal injury claims, which means a plaintiff must file an asbestos claim within five years from the occurrence/discovery of the asbestos-related illness.

According to the statute, the heirs of the person who dies of an asbestos-related disease must file a wrongful death asbestos claim within three 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 Missouri

Current and former residents of Missouri diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, and their family members should contact us as soon as possible. The statutes of limitations are five years from the date of the diagnosis (for personal injury asbestos claims) and three 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 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 Missouri Choose Us?

In Missouri, St. Louis area, we handle directly, without the co-counsel of another law firm, any environmental case. We are a group of knowledgeable lawyers with thorough experience and expertise in dealing with asbestos cases. Our law firm has gained a reputation for providing premier quality legal services and having long-standing success in asbestos litigation in Missouri. Knowing inside out the Missouri asbestos laws has helped us provide valuable legal advice to our clients. We are dedicated to helping you fight for and receive the just compensation. As we make the most complicated legal procedures hassle-free, we are chosen by Missouri residents to represent their asbestos exposure cases. Moreover, we have a proven track record of successes achieved in the cases we have handled. We also provide recommendations for the best mesothelioma and lung cancer treatments available in your area.

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