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Exposed to Asbestos in Nevada?

Although Nevada had neither asbestos industries nor any natural deposits of asbestos, some power generation plants and construction sites did expose their workers to harmful asbestos fibers.

How and Where Were You Exposed to Asbestos in Nevada?

Most people residing in the metropolitan areas of Nevada such as Las Vegas and Washoe County were exposed to the harmful effects of asbestos at their workplaces during the last two decades of the 20th century.

Beowawe

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Beowawe

• Beowawe Power Plant

Ely

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Ely

• Foreland Refining

Fernley

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Fernley

29 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Brady Power Plant

Henderson

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Henderson

825 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• American Potash & Chemical Corporation
• Basic Magnesium Company
• Flintkote
• Kerr Mcgee Chemical Corporation
• Manganese Inc
• Mcneil Construction Company
• Montrose Chemical
• Scott Rigging Company
• State Stove & Manufacturing Company
• Stauffer Chemical Company
• Timet Power Plant
• Titanium Chemical Plant
• Titanium Metals Corp of America
• United States Vanadium Corporation
• Us Lime Products Corporation
• Western Electrochemical Company

Las Vegas

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Las Vegas

275 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Allied Insulation
• American Borate Company
• American Linen Supply Company
• American Potash
• Apex Lime
• Apex Plastering Company
• Basic Magnesium Corporation
• Clark Station Powerhouse
• Fiberboard Paper Products Corporation
• Harry Allen Power Station
• Hotel Showboat
• Las Vegas Machine Inc
• Las Vegas Van & Transfer Siding
• Marsh Company Murray
• Nellis Air Force Base
• Nevada Pipeline
• Nevada Power Company
• Nevada Test Site
• Pacific Fruit Express Company
• San Pedro, Los Angeles, and Salt Lake Railroad Company
• Shirley Company
• Southern Nevada Power Company
• Stauffer Chemical
• Sunrise Power Plant
• Union Pacific Railroad Company
• Union Pacific System
• Western Laundry and Linen Rental Company

Laughlin

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Laughlin

275 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Laughlin Air Force Base
• Mojave Generating Station
• Southern California Edison Company

Mercury

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Mercury

69 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Atomic Energy Commission
• Atomic Test Site
• Catalytic Construction
• Reynolds Electric

Moapa

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Moapa

275 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Nevada Power Company
• Reid Gardner Power Plant

Reno

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Reno

251 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corporation
• Bell Telephone Building
• Desert Peak Power Plant
• Dixie Valley Power Plant
• Dorcon Inc
• Eagle Picher Industries Inc
• Empire Farms Power Plant
• Owens Corning Fiberglas
• Pinon Pine Power Plant
• Reno Feed and Seed Spur
• Sierra Pacific Power Company
• Soda Lake I & II
• Southern Pacific Company
• State Printing Office
• Stead Air Force Base
• Steamboat Power Plants
• Tracy Generating Station
• Wells Fargo Dock

Sparks

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Sparks

251 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Owens Corning Fiberglas
• Sierra Pacific Power Company
• Southern Pacific Company
• Wells Cargo Inc

Valmy

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Valmy

2 Asbestos-related deaths (1979-2001)

• Valmy Generating Station

Wabuska

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Wabuska

29 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Fort Churchill Generating Station

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Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer
Statute of Limitations in Nevada

A person affected by asbestos exposure in the workplace is at risk of developing deadly lung cancer or mesothelioma, and an asbestos claim can be filed against the companies liable for the injury. But, this should be done within a specified period, which is called the statute of limitations. According to the statute of limitations followed in Nevada, a plaintiff intending to file an asbestos claim should strictly do so within two years from the date of finding out about the asbestos-related disease.

In case the plaintiff dies before the conclusion of the case, heirs can file a wrongful death asbestos claim within two 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 Nevada

Current and former residents of Nevada 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 from 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 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 Nevada Choose Us?

We are a group of expert lawyers with the necessary skills to handle the most complex asbestos litigation across Nevada. With a thorough understanding of the asbestos laws governing the state, we guide our clients through the stressful process of filing an asbestos claim. We are compassionate and also understand the plight you and your family experience after being diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease. We strive towards making legal procedures hassle-free so that you can dedicate more of your time to taking care of your health. We have an excellent service record, which has made residents in Nevada choose us to represent them. Additionally, we can recommend some of the best medical treatment facilities in your area.

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