How and where were you exposed to asbestos in Montana

Montana is among the scarcely populated states but has the highest rates of asbestos-related diseases due to the presence of vermiculite mines. The state’s mining activity was a principal source of asbestos for more than three decades. Power generation plants and oil refining companies established before the 1980s in Montana used asbestos on a large scale as a fire retardant. Because of this, most of the people working in these industries were routinely exposed to harmful asbestos fibers.

  • Conrey Peacer Mining Company
  • Anaconda Copper Mining Company
  • Anaconda Smelter
  • Saltenberger Plumbing & Heating
  • Sulphuric Acid Plant
  • The Anaconda Company
  • Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corporation
  • Billings Laundry
  • Billings Mutual Heating Company
  • Billings Sugar Company
  • Billings Utility Company
  • Conoco Oil Refinery
  • Continental Oil Company
  • Curette Plant Power House
  • E.J. Bartells
  • Exxon Corporation
  • Exxon Refinery
  • Fiberglas Engineering & Supply Company
  • Great Western Sugar Company
  • Humble Oil & Refining Company
  • J.E. Corrette Steam Plant
  • Montana Power Company
  • Mountain Bell
  • P.B. Moss
  • Powerhouse
  • Wyo-Ben Prod Company
  • Yale Oil Corporation
  • Anaconda Copper Mining Company
  • Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corporation
  • Butte General Electric Company
  • Butte Lighting and Power Company
  • Consolidated Copper and Silver Mining Company
  • East Butte Copper Mining Company
  • Heartland Grain Fuels
  • Kelly Heating Plant
  • Montana Ore Purchasing Company
  • Montana Power Company
  • Moulton Gold and Silver Mining Company
  • Moulton Mining Company
  • No Butte Mining Company
  • Original Butte Mining Company
  • Phoenix Electric Plant
  • Pittsburg and Montana Copper Company
  • Stauffer Chemical
  • Timber Butte Milling Company
  • Victor Chemical Company
  • Utah Idaho Sugar Company
  • Anaconda Aluminum Company
  • Plum Creek Lumber Company
  • Glacier Production Corp
  • Union Oil Company
  • Stone Container Corporation
  • Airbase Powerhouse
  • Glasgow Air Force Base
  • US Air Force
  • Boston and Montana Con. Copper and Silver Ming Company
  • Forzley Sales Company
  • General Mills
  • Montana Refining
  • Phillips Petroleum Company
  • United States Army Air Base
  • Helena Power Transmission Company
  • National Mining and Exploring Company
  • Western Ranch Supply Company
  • Cenex Harvest States
  • Cenex Refinery
  • Farmers Union Central Exchange
  • Farmer's Union Co-Op Oil (FUCE) Plant
  • Laurel Oil and Refining Company
  • Union Tank Car Company
  • J Neil Lumber Company
  • Libby Mines
  • Saint Regis Paper Company
  • Northern Pacific Railway Company
  • Amalgamated Sugar Company
  • Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corporation
  • Clausen Refrigeration
  • Evans Products Company
  • Great Western Sugar Company
  • Hoerner Waldorf Corporation
  • Hoerner Waldorf Paper Products
  • Intermountain Lumber Company
  • Iowa Valley Sugar Company Inc.
  • Missoula Electric Cooperative
  • Missoula Light and Water Company
  • Missoula White Pine Sash
  • New Mens Residence
  • Paper Mill & Digester
  • Smurfit-Stone Container
  • Stone Container Corporation
  • Van Evan Company
  • Diehl Lumber Company
  • Texaco, Inc.
  • J. Neils Lumber Company
  • Montana Coal and Iron Company
  • Alta Montana Company
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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 Montana

Be aware of critical legal limitations to file a successful asbestos claim in Montana. 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 Montana is three 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 three years from the death of their loved one.

Filing an asbestos claim in Montana

Current and former residents of Montana 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

Lung Cancer
Other Cancer
Non Malignant Diseases

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 Montana choose us?

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