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How and where were you exposed to asbestos in Nebraska

Nebraska is principally a rural state with ranching as its primary business, and it does not have any naturally-occurring deposits of asbestos. The primary worksite that routinely exposed several of its workers to asbestos was Omaha’s Western Mineral Products, which used to process vermiculite.

  • Alliance Municipal Electric System
  • Alliance Power Plant
  • City Light Plant
  • L. M. Marcum Company
  • Beatrice Creamery Company
  • Chris's Hatchery
  • Cominco Products Company
  • Gas Pipe Line Company of America
  • Natural Gas Pipeline Company of America
  • Nebraska Water Works
  • Philips Petroleum Fertilizer Plant
  • Allied Chemical
  • Kramer Power House
  • Loup River Public Power District
  • Nebraska Public Power District
  • Offutt Air Force Base
  • Fort Calhoun Nuclear Power Plant
  • Cooper Nuclear Power Plant
  • Behlen Manufacturing Company
  • Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District
  • Consumers Public Power District
  • Loup River Public Power District
  • Nebraska Public Power District
  • Union Pacific Railroad Company
  • Iowa Beef Packers
  • American Beet Sugar Company
  • American Crystal Sugar
  • C W Burdint Plant
  • Central Power Company
  • City Power Plant
  • Cornhusker Ordinance Plant
  • Grand Island Power Plant
  • Grand Island Utilities Department
  • Grand Island Water and Light
  • Insulation Industries, Inc.
  • Iowa Valley Sugar Company Inc.
  • Municipal Power Plant
  • North Dakota Power & Light
  • Oxnard Cons Company
  • Sierra Talc and Clay Company
  • Union Pacific Railroad Company
  • Consumers Public Power Distributors
  • Hallam Nuclear Power Plant
  • Nebraska Public Power District
  • Sheldon Station
  • Consumers Cooperative
  • Department of The Navy Naval Ammunition
  • Hastings Municipal Power Plant
  • Hastings Utilities Dept.
  • Kansas-Nebraska Natural Gas Company
  • Montgomery Ward Company
  • United States Naval Ammunition Depot
  • Zurn Industries, Inc
  • Canaday Station
  • Canaday Steam Plant
  • Central Nebraska Public Power & Irrigation District
  • National Dehydrating Company
  • United Electric Company
  • Bryant Heating & Air Conditioning
  • Corn Husker Heating & Cooling
  • Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  • Havelosh Shops
  • Hellman Power Plant
  • Iowa-Nebraska Light & Power Company
  • Irving Jr. H.S.
  • Lincoln Air Force Base
  • Lincoln Fraction Company
  • Lincoln Gas and Electric Light Company
  • Lincoln Traction Company
  • Loup River Public Power District
  • Military Air Base
  • Nebraska Boiler Company
  • New Municipal Airport
  • Northwestern Iron and Metal Company
  • Norton Lab
  • Peterson Parking Garage
  • Ray Martin Company
  • Vaughn Insulation Company
  • Weaver Potato Chip
  • Great Western Cereal Company
  • Kingfalfa Mills
  • National Starch Company
  • Nebraska City Brick & Tile Company
  • Nebraska City Water And Light Company
  • Norton Gregson Company
  • Otoe Food Products Company
  • Water & Light Company
  • Western Brick & Supply Company
  • Best Laundry Cleaners
  • North Platte Plumbing & Heating
  • Pacific Fruit Express
  • Union Pacific Railroad Company
  • Ace Drywall Company
  • AG Processing Inc
  • Alger Warehouse
  • Allied Chemical Company
  • Allied Mills Inc
  • AM Smelting and Refining Company
  • American Loan and Trusts Company
  • American Smelting and Refining Company
  • Anderson Electric
  • Armour and Company
  • Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corporation
  • Aultman Company
  • Bellview Power Plant
  • Beth Israel Synagogue
  • Blue Chip Auto Company
  • Boiler Burner Equipment Company
  • Briggs Pump Company
  • Burn Zol Inc
  • Burquest Offset
  • C G Johnson
  • Campbell Soup Company
  • Ceco Steel Products Corporation
  • Chaney Furnace Company
  • Charles T. Vaughn Inc
  • Chemical Plant
  • City Sand Drier
  • Climate Control Inc.
  • Consolidated Steel Corporation
  • Construction Specialties Company
  • Corn Derivatives Company
  • Cornhusker Motor Club
  • Drake-Williams Steel
  • F L Oneill Company
  • Fairmont Creamery Company
  • Falstaff Brewing Corp
  • Forman Brothers
  • Frank J. Merwald & Sons
  • Frazier Heating
  • Fred Krug Brewing Company
  • General Electric
  • J.J. Parks Construction
  • Jack Finely Mason Contractor
  • Jack Perry Plumbing
  • Jensen A O Company
  • John Deere Company
  • Johnson C G Boiler Company
  • Jones Street Station
  • Kelley Plant
  • Kellogg Company
  • Kilwit Plaza
  • Kitty Clover Potato Chip
  • Land Paving Company
  • M. E. Smith Warehouse
  • Master Electronics
  • Midwest Asbestos Company
  • Mobil Oil Company
  • Nebraska Power & Light
  • Nebraska Power Company
  • New Omaha, Thompson, Houston Electric Light Company
  • New Union Station
  • Nitrogen Division Allied Chemical and Dye Corp
  • North Omaha Power Station
  • Northern Gas Products Company
  • Northern Natural Gas Company
  • NY Life Insurance Company
  • O.P.P.D. Power Station
  • Offut Air Force Base
  • Olron Bros Inc
  • Omaha and Council Bluffs St Railway Company
  • Omaha Distilled Water Ice and Storage Company
  • Omaha Electric Light and Power Company
  • Omaha Gas Works
  • Omaha Hardwood Company
  • Omaha Ice and Cold Storage Company
  • Omaha Packing
  • Omaha Powerhouse North
  • Omaha Public Power Company
  • Omaha Steam Electric Station
  • Packaging Corp of America
  • Paul Davie & Sons
  • Peoples Ice and Cold Storage Company
  • Peter Keiwit & Sons
  • Phoenix Utility Company
  • Pile Driver River Barge
  • Puritan Manufacturing
  • Quaker Oats Company
  • Right Hand Boiler Moved To Union Station
  • Rosborough Fire Brick & Supply
  • Rybin Plumbing & Heating
  • Schaefer Oil Company
  • Sears, Roebuck & Company
  • Sinclair Refining
  • Skinner Packing Company
  • Sperry Electric Light Company
  • Standard Distilling and Distributing
  • Storz Brewing Company
  • Swift & Company
  • The Fairmont Creamery Company
  • Thomas A. Walsh Manufacturing Company
  • U S Supply
  • U. S. Post Office & Garage
  • Union Pacific Coal Company
  • Union Pacific Railroad Company
  • United Benefit Life Insurance Company
  • United Gas Imp Company
  • Upjohn Company
  • Vaughn Insulation Company
  • Water Treatment Plan
  • Western Electric Plant
  • Willow Springs Distillery
  • Wilson & Company
  • Consumers Public Power Company
  • Nebraska Public Power Distribution
  • Scottsbluff Packing Company
  • Scottsbluff Sugar Company
  • Swift & Company
  • Gerald Gentleman Station
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Lung cancer & pulmonary diseases
statute of limitations in Nebraska

Individuals affected by occupational asbestos-related diseases can file an asbestos claim against the companies liable for their condition, but this should be done within a set timeframe, which is known as the statute of limitations. In the state of Nebraska, there are no specific laws for asbestos cases, but the personal injury statutes apply to asbestos claims too. The plaintiffs intending to file an asbestos claim must act within four years from the date of the diagnosis of the asbestos-related disease.

Also, heirs of a mesothelioma or lung cancer patient planning to file a wrongful death asbestos claim should do so within two years from the date of death, according to the statute.

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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

Filing an asbestos claim in Nebraska

Current and former residents of Nebraska diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, and their family members should contact us as soon as possible. The statutes of limitations are only four years 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 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 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, such as medical records from your treating hospital or physician, employment records, social security records from the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and, if applicable, military records. 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 to one year. We will also report to Medicare to obtain a clearance to release funds to you.

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 scheduled 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 to one year, and we can set up a stream of revenue for our clients. You will receive your compensation in one installment.

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 Nebraska choose us?

We are a team of highly experienced lawyers with expertise in resolving asbestos claims throughout the state of Nebraska. By our understanding of the asbestos regulations that apply in Nebraska, we can help you achieve success. We have represented Nebraska residents in recent years, and hold a proven track record of achieving success and benefits in each case. We make the complicated legal process stress-free for you so that you can pay more attention to your health. All these factors make Nebraska residents choose us. Apart from the legal work, we provide recommendations for the best medical treatment options in your area.

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