How and where were you exposed to asbestos in New Mexico

New Mexico is home to many oil refining companies and power stations, apart from six naturally occurring deposits of asbestos. The presence of natural asbestos deposits in this state increased the risk of developing asbestos-related diseases in people working in mines. Miners were at a danger of breathing in fibers of asbestos that became airborne during excavation.

  • Alamogordo Lambert Company
  • Alamogordo Lumber Company
  • Holloman Air Force Base
  • M.R. Prestridge Lumber Company
  • Merrill H. Fisher
  • Southwest Lumber Company
  • Texas Louisiana Power Company
  • White Sands Missile Range
  • Albuquerque Air Route Traffic Control Center
  • Albuquerque and Cerrillos Coal Company
  • Albuquerque Gas & Electric
  • American Gypsum Company
  • Apache Lbr
  • Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company
  • Bates Lumber Company
  • Brewer Builders
  • Builders Materials Inc
  • City of Albuquerque Water Department
  • Columbia Asbestos Company
  • Corps of Engineers Albuquerque District
  • Desert Industries
  • Elks Lodge
  • Eppsco Inc
  • Excelsior Laundry Company
  • Florida Insulation & Fireproof
  • Geo. S. Thompson Company
  • H M Public Service Power
  • Imperial Laundry Company
  • J. Korber & Company
  • Kent Nowlin Construction Company
  • Kinney Brick Company
  • Kirtland Air Force Base
  • Nalley’s Inc
  • New Mexico Pump & Equipment
  • Owens Corning Fiberglass
  • Person Station
  • Public Service Company of New Mexico
  • Red Seal Inc
  • Reeves Power Plant
  • Residence, 12400 Morrow N.E.
  • Sandia Base
  • Sandia Corporation
  • Sturm Rodgers
  • Tri-State Insulation
  • Navajo Refining
  • Duval Sulfur & Potash
  • International Minerals and Chemicals Corporation
  • Kerr Mcgee Potasa Mine
  • National Mine
  • National Potash Company
  • Owens-Corning
  • Southern-western Public Service Company
  • Southwest Potash Corp
  • United States Potash Company
  • Western Precipitation
  • Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company
  • Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad
  • Southern Public Service Company
  • Town of Clovis
  • Bureau of Reclamation
  • Chaco Compressor Station
  • Farmington Insulation & Metal Supply Inc.
  • Four Corners Powerhouse
  • Municipal Light Plant Farmington
  • Plateau Refinery
  • Production Equipment Corp
  • San Juan Power Plant
  • Arizona Public Service Company
  • Four Corners Power Plant
  • Four Corners Steam Electric Generating Plant
  • Lovington Power Plant
  • Public Service Company of New Mexico
  • Ciniza Refinery
  • City Power Plant
  • El Paso Natural Gas Company
  • Gallup Refinery
  • Giant Refining New Mexico
  • Hudson Engineering Corporation
  • Shell Oil Company
  • Stears-Roger Manufacturing Company
  • United Nuclear Corporation
  • Wingate Fractionation Plan
  • Ace Building & Supply Company
  • Ace Welding Service
  • Climax Chemical Company
  • H B Zachry Company
  • Maddok Power Plant
  • New Mexico Electric Service Company
  • Northern Natural Gas Company
  • Warren Petroleum Corporation
  • Wonder Building Display
  • American Laundry and Dry Cleaning Company
  • Chino Mines Power Plant
  • Kennecott Copper Company
  • Nevada Consolidated Copper Corporation
  • Phelps Dodge Mining
  • Burn Construction Company, Inc.
  • City of Las Cruces Gas Distribution System
  • El Paso Electric Company
  • Farmers Compress Company
  • Haines Sewing Plant
  • Atomic Energy Commission
  • Los Alamos Atomic Testing Site
  • Los Alamos Laboratories
  • Los Alamos Power Plant
  • Zia Corporation
  • Lea County Electric Cooperative Inc
  • Turbine Generator
  • Warren Petroleum Corporation
  • Community Power and Light Company
  • Malco Refineries, Inc.
  • Missile Site
  • Pecos Valley Compress Company
  • Roswell Brackish Water Treatment Facility
  • Roswell Electric Light Company
  • Roswell Industrial Air Center
  • Roswell Laundry Company
  • Southwestern Public Service Company
  • Walker Air Force Base
  • Neff Buckner
  • New Mexico Light Heat and Power Company
  • Silver City Reduction Company
  • Socorro Mines
Fruitland Los Alamos Gallup Clovis Lovington Hobbs Hurley

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 New Mexico

The time limit within which a person who wants to file an asbestos claim must initiate legal actions against the parties responsible is known as the statute of limitations. In New Mexico, the statute of limitations set for asbestos claims is of three years from the date when the disease caused by asbestos exposure was discovered.

A victim's heirs can file a wrongful death asbestos claim. For this type of claim, the statute of limitations is three years from the date of death. A complaint filed after this period could get barred; therefore, following the statute of limitations is crucial.

Filing an asbestos claim in New Mexico

Current and former residents of New Mexico 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

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 New Mexico choose us?

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