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How and where were you exposed to asbestos in New Hampshire

New Hampshire was a major hub of manufacturing industries and home to textile mills, leather processing facilities, power plants, and oil refineries where asbestos was used extensively. New Hampshire houses power plants operated by the Public Service Company of New Hampshire, namely Merrimack Station, Newington Station, Schiller Station, and many others, which exposed thousands of workers to significant amounts of asbestos that were widely used as an insulator. Asbestos exposure was also common at construction sites in New Hampshire towns that have several historic buildings. Asbestos was used as building material for floors and ceilings before 1980.

  • L.W. Packard Company
  • Monadnock Paper Mill
  • Bargers Sulphite Fibre Company
  • Berlin Mills - Cascade Plant
  • Berlin Mills - Riverside Plant
  • Berlin Paper Mill
  • Brown Paper Company
  • Brown Paper Company - Burgess Mill
  • Brown Paper Company - Cascade Mill
  • Glen Mill
  • International Paper Company
  • James River Pulp & Paper Company
  • Northeast Constructors
  • Pulp and Paper America
  • Bow Power Plant
  • Merrimack Station Powerhouse
  • Public Service Company of New Hampshire
  • Ashuelot Paper Company, Inc.
  • Claremont Paper Company
  • Compax, Inc.
  • Joy Manufacturing
  • Boston and Maine Railroad
  • Concord Electric Company
  • Concord Land and Water Power Company
  • Concord Power Plant
  • Federal Building
  • Merrimack
  • Public Service Company of New Hampshire
  • American Woolen Company, Inc.
  • Davidson Rubber Company
  • Dover Gas and Electric Company
  • Dover Gas Plant
  • Dover Housing
  • Irvin State Gas and Electric Company
  • Pacific Mills
  • United Gas and Electric Company
  • Hamilton Smith
  • Regional Center
  • Exeter Gas Plant
  • Farmington Waste Water Plant
  • Hooksett
  • Groveton Paper Company
  • Davis Boxboard Division
  • Davis Paper Company
  • Hoague Sprague Corp
  • West Hopkinton Plant
  • Jaffrey Landfill
  • Star Specialty Knitting
  • Littleton Hydro-Electric Dam Project
    • American Hoechst Corporation
    • American Locomotive Company
    • Foster Grant Company
    • Granite State Insulation Company
    • Grenier Air Force Base
    • Insuline Corp of America
    • International Shoe Company
    • Kelly’s Falls Steam Plant
    • Manchester Knitted Fashions
    • Manchester Traction Light and Power Company
    • N. H. Mcelevain Company
    • Public Service Company of New Hampshire
    • Syntextils, Inc.
    • Telephone Building, Elm St.
    • Textron, Inc.
    • Wm H Mc Elwain Company
    • Anhauser Busch Brewery
    • Anheuser Busch, Inc.
    • Budweiser Brewery
    • Harcros Chemical Inc.
    • Nashua Corporation
    • Hitchiner Manufacturing Co.
    • Francis P. Connor, Incorporated
    • Hampshire Chemical Corporation
    • Industrial Pipe & Equipment Corporation
    • Nashua Foundation
    • Nashua Air Traffic Control Center
    • Nashua Chemical
    • Nashua Corporation
    • Nashua Foundation
    • Nashua Light, Heat, and Power Company
    • Nashua Low Rent Housing
    • Nashua Manufacturing Company
    • Nashua Municipal Airport
    • New England Telephone
    • Pittsburgh Wood Preserving Company
    • Warwick Mills
    • Newington Mall
    • Newington Power Plant
    • Pease Air Force Base
    • Public Service Company of New Hampshire
    • Schiller Station Powerhouse
    • Simplex Wire & Cable
    • Brezner Canning Corp.
    • Rochester Shoe Tree Company
    • Am. Agricultural Chemical Company
    • Army Air Force Base
    • Atlantic Corporation
    • Bureau of Supplies and Accounts
    • Eastern Oil and Rendering Company
    • National Gypsum Plant
    • New England Power Co.
    • New Hampshire Gas & Electric Company
    • Pease Air Force Base
    • Portsmouth Air Force Base
    • Portsmouth Federal Building
    • Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
    • Portsmouth Navy Yard
    • Portsmouth Telephone Building
    • R.B. Phillips Manufacturing Company
    • Rockingham County Light and Power Company
    • Ryan Estate
    • Sand Lance
    • Schiller Power Station (Boilers 4, 5 & 6)
    • Sea Dragon
    • Standard Plumbing & Heating Supply, Inc.
    • Tinosa
    • United States Navy Yard
    • Wentworth By The Sea
    • White Mountain Paper Company
    • Brown & Horsch
    • Sanders Associates
  • Seabrook Nuclear Power Station
    • Lebanon Municipal Landfill
    Jaffrey New Ipswich Milford Greenfield Bennington Merrimack Nashua Hopkinton Bow Exeter Seabrook Newington Portsmouth Dover Somersworth Rochester Durham Farmington Penacook West Lebanon Ashland Plymouth Groveton Littleton Claremont

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    statute of limitations in New Hampshire

    The period in which an asbestos claim must be filed by a person who has been affected by an asbestos-related illness is known as the statute of limitations. A three-year statute of limitations has been set for an asbestos claim, which means that a plaintiff should file it within three years from the diagnosis of the asbestos-related disease.

    According to the statute, in case an individual dies because of an asbestos-related disease, a family member can file a wrongful death asbestos claim within three years from the date of death.

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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 New Hampshire

    Current and former residents of New Hampshire diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, and their family members should contact us as soon as possible after receiving the diagnosis. 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 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

    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 New Hampshire choose us?

    We are a group of highly experienced lawyers with unique skills and knowledge regarding asbestos litigation across the state of New Hampshire. Our dedicated asbestos exposure attorneys possess sound knowledge of New Hampshire asbestos laws and provide the best legal advice to their clients. Our law firm has earned an excellent reputation for outstanding service and success in the field of asbestos litigation. Most people in New Hampshire resort to us for their legal concerns related to workplace asbestos exposure because we assist our clients throughout the legal process and make it hassle-free. In addition to the legal assistance, we can provide recommendations regarding the best treatment options in your area.

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