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Exposed to Asbestos in North Carolina?

North Carolina has multiple sites of natural asbestos deposits as well as several industries that produced asbestos-containing products, which exposed thousands of people to dangerous levels of asbestos.

How and Where Were You Exposed to Asbestos in North Carolina?

The types of industries situated in North Carolina that exposed workers to dangerous levels of asbestos include power plants, steel mills, paper mills, textile mills, and shipyards.

Asheville

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Asheville

142 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Alexander Perry Construct
• American Enka Corp
• Asheville Cotton Mills
• Asheville Electric Company
• Asheville Steel Company Incorporated
• Beacon Manufacturing
• Biemann and Rowell Company
• Boling Chair Company
• Carolina Power and Light
• Carolina Truck & Body Company
• Champion Paper Company
• Citizens Heating Company
• Colonial Baking Company
• Drexel Enterprises
• Drexel Furniture
• Enka Textile Mill
• Farnam Manufacturing Company
• General Services Administration
• Girmes of America
• Gordon Furniture Company R & S
• Hicks Corp
• Humble Oil & Refinery
• Hyatt Electric Company Incorporated
• Inka Rayon Plant
• Kearfott Inc
• Moser Plumbing Company
• Public Service Company of NC
• R & E Gordon Furniture Company
• Rogers Plumbing & Heating
• S.K.F. Industries, Incorporated
• Sayles Biltmore Bleacheries Inc
• SKF Inc
• Skyland Powerhouse
• Southern Bell Telephone Company
• Storage Supply Company

Charlotte

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Charlotte

326 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• A Lynn Thomas Company Inc
• Acoustics Engineering Company
• Acoustics, Incorporated
• Airport
• Airwood Industry Park
• American Cyanamid
• Anchor Mills Company
• Applied Insulation Company
• Arlington Cotton Mills
• Arrowood Industrial Park
• Barnhardt Manufacturing Company
• Buensod Div Aironca Inc
• Buensod-Stacey
• C and C Boiler
• Carolina Paper Board Corporation
• Celanese Corporation
• Celanese Fiber Industries, Inc.
• Chadbourn Hosiery Mills Inc
• Charlotte Aircraft Corporation
• Charlotte Ardanse Missile Plant
• Charlotte Cotton Mills
• Charlotte Douglas International Airport
• Charlotte Linen Supply Company
• Charlotte Pipe Shop
• Charlotte Water Works
• Clariant Corp
• D. & B. Insulation Company, Inc.
• Duke Power Company
• Eckerd Drugs Inc
• Eighteen Twenty Dev
• Embree and Reed Inc.
• Engineering Inc
• Fibre Industries, Inc.
• Frito Lay Inc
• Gas Heat Engr Corp
• General Tire and Rubber Company
• Guy M. Beaty & Company
• H K Porter
• Highland Mills
• Highland Park Manufacturing Company
• J A Jones Construction Company
• Johnston Manufacturing Company
• Johnston Mills Company
• Knit Mates Inc
• Lance Inc
• Linde Air Products Company
• Masonite Plant
• McGuire Nuclear Power Plant
• Mclaren Rubber Company
• Merita Bread
• Missile Plant
• Moores Super Stores, Inc.
• National Gypsum
• National Linen Service Corporation
• Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation
• Pat Hall Enterprises Inc
• Piedmont Products Company
• Piedmont Realty Company
• Pipe & Boiler Insulation Company
• Porter-Hayden Company
• R. H. Bouligny, Inc.
• Robinson Electric Company
• Ross & Whitmer
• S H Duncan & Company
• Sanitary Laundry Inc
• Savona Manufacturing Company
• Scandinavia Belting Company
• Scandura Inc.
• Sherwin Wiliams
• Siemens Corp
• Siemens Westinghouse Power Corp
• Southeastern Magnesia & Asbestos Company, Inc.
• Southern Asbestos Company
• Southern Bell Telephone Company
• Southern Railroad - Arrowwood Industrial Park - Building 260
• Southern Textile
• Starr Davis Company, Inc.
• Superior Piping Inc.
• Swift and Company
• Swift Edible Oil Company
• Thomas, A. Lynn Company, Inc
• Webel Knitting Company
• Westinghouse Electric Corp
• Westinghouse Plant

Durham

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Durham

87 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• American Tobacco Company
• Army Cantonment
• Blackwell-Durham Branch
• Borden Brick and Tile Company
• Burlington Industries, Inc.
• Camp Butler W
• Carey Lumber Company
• Carolina Block Company
• Durham Hosiery Mills
• Durham Public Service Company
• Durham Traction Company
• Erwin Mills
• Golden Belt Manufacturing Company
• Goodwin and Patterson Company
• Imperial Tobacco Company
• L.& M. Plant
• Liggett and Myers Tobacco Company
• P.S. Company of North Carolina Inc
• Venable Tobacco
• Waterwork Siding
• West Campus Boiler Plant
• Wyatt Insulation, Inc.

Fayetteville

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Fayetteville

59 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Cross Creek Mall
• Dupont
• Esso Standard Oil Company
• Monsanto Agricultural Company
• Nylon 6 Facility
• Rohm and Haas Company
• Texfi Inc
• Thomason Plywood Corporation

Goldsboro

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Goldsboro

51 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Carolina Power & Light Company
• Cellotex Corporation
• Duke Power Company - Lee Power Plant
• H F Lee Steam Plant
• J.P. Taylor Company Inc.
• Lee Steam Plant - Unit 2
• Quaker Neck Power Station
• Seymour Johnson Air Force Base

Greensboro

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Greensboro

227 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Ambrose Insulation Company
• American Enka
• Burlington Industries, Inc.
• Burlington Mills Corporation
• Champion Paper Company
• Charles Pfizer & Company
• Cone Mills Corp
• Covil Insulation Company
• Covil Sales Inc
• Duke Power Company - Gas Plant
• Fite & Warmath
• Greensboro Finishing Company Plant
• Greensboro Supply Company
• Greensboro Water Works
• Industrial Insulation Company
• JP Stevens and Company Inc
• Lorillard Corp
• Lorillard Tobacco Company
• Main Power Plant
• National Guard Armory
• Nylon Industries Inc
• P. Lorillard Company
• Pfizer & Company, Inc.
• Precision Fabrics Group
• Proximity Manufacturing Company
• Salisburg Plant
• Sears
• Skyland Power
• Southern Railroad Siding
• Starr Davis Company, Inc.
• Struthers Carolina Corp
• Western Electric Company
• Weyerhauser
• White Oak Power Plant
• York Insulation Company

Greenville

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Greenville

35 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Burroughs Chemical Plant
• Burroughs-Wellcome Company
• City of Greenville - Municipal Power Plant
• Glaxo Wellcome, Inc.
• John E. Hughes and Company
• Main Power House
• R.L. Humber Machine Works
• Water and Light Commission

High Point

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
High Point

227 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Burlington Industries
• Carolina Container Corporation
• Globe Parlor Furniture Company
• Hayworth Roll & Panel Company
• Headquarters Fire Station
• Heritage Furniture Company
• High Point Overall
• Market Square Ltd
• Melrose Hosiery Mill
• National Furniture Mart
• New England Industries, Inc.
• Sunshine Laundry Inc.
• The Sherwin-Williams Company
• Tomlinson Chair Manufacturing Company
• Tomlinson of High Point

Raleigh

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Raleigh

300 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• A Lynn Thomas Company Inc
• Abb Power T and D Company Inc
• Alsco Aluminum Div
• Caraleigh Mill Company
• Carolina Power and Light Company
• Central Heating Plant
• Corning Glass Works
• Crown Zellerbach Corp Gaylord Container Div
• Dillon Supply Company
• Elk Electric
• Gaylord Container Corp
• Moore & Company Joe
• National Linen Service Corp
• New Central Heating Plant General Services Div
• Pilot Mills Company
• Raleigh Container Plant
• Raleigh Electric Company
• Raleigh Linen Service
• Raleigh Linen Supply Company
• Ralston Purina
• Standard Insulation
• Thomas A. Lynn Company, Inc
• W E Bolton
• W.H. Werner Construction Company
• Westinghouse Electric Corporation

Salisbury

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Salisbury

128 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Boiler House
• Buck Steam Plant
• Cone Mills Corp
• Daniels Construction
• Duke Power-Buck Station
• Fiber Industries, Inc
• Gamewell Manufacturing
• Greentex Corporation
• Hoechst Celanese Corporation
• Isenhour Brick & Tile Company
• Kosa
• North Carolina Finishing Company
• North Carolina Gold Mining and Reduction Company
• Piedmont Insulation, Inc.

Wilmington

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Wilmington

162 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Alden Besse
• Alfred Moore
• Allied Chemical
• Arthur Dobbs
• Babcock & Wilcox Company
• Betty Zane
• Black Warrior
• Canvasback
• Cape Fear Fibre Company
• Cape Fear Plant
• Cape Industries
• Carolina Power and Light Company
• Carolina Forest Products
• Carolina Nitrogen Corp
• Carolina Shipbuilders
• Chevron Asphalt Company
• Clement Clay
• Consolidated Railway Light and Power Company
• Courser
• De Poortere Corp
• E. I. Dupont De Nemours & Company
• Eastern Rebuilders
• Ephraim Brevard
• Ethyl Dow Company
• Fair Wind
• Glazier Construction Company
• Gulf Oil Corp
• Hercofina
• Hercules, Inc.
• Industrial Uniform and Coverall Service
• Longley Supply Company
• Louis V. Sutton Stm. Electric Station
• Memnon
• Mill and Contractors Supply Company
• Noonday
• North Carolina Shipbuilding Company
• Pcs Nitrogen
• Red Gauntlet
• Red Jacket
• Resolute
• Simoon
• Sutton Steam Plant
• Sweepstakes
• Swift & Company
• Tailsman
• Textile Fibers Department
• Tide Water Power Company
• Water and Sewage Commission
• Wilmington Chemical Terminals, Inc.
• Wilmington Iron Works
• Wilmington Shipbuilding and Drydock
• Woonsocket Falls Mills

Winston-Salem

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Winston-Salem

157 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Arista Mills Company
• Bailey Power Station
• Bailey Utility Plant
• Belews Creek Steam Plant
• Branner Iron & Metal Company
• Carolina Linen Service
• Chatham Manufacturing Company
• Corn Products
• Duke Power Company - Gas Plant
• Hanes Corp Hosiery Div
• Hanes Dye and Finishing Company
• Hanes Hosiery Mills Company
• Heating Plant
• National Carbon Company, Inc.
• National Furniture Mart, S. Main St.
• National Linen Service Corporation
• P.H. Hanes Knitting Company
• Piedmont Airlines, N. Liberty St.
• Poindexter Lumber Company
• R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
• Reynolds Aluminum
• Reynolds Tobacco Company Rj
• Richmond Linen Supply Company
• Salem Business Park Llc
• Sara Lee Knit Products
• Security Life & Trust Company
• Shields, Incorporated
• Western Electric Company, Inc.
• Winston Leaf Tobacco & Storage Company
• Winston-Salem Power Company

Salisbury Goldsboro Durham High Point

Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer
Statute of Limitations in North Carolina

If you have developed mesothelioma or lung cancer as a result of prolonged exposure to asbestos in the workplace, you can file an asbestos claim against employers within a set period, known as the statute of limitations. In North Carolina, asbestos exposure cases are filed as personal injury asbestos claims and the statute of limitations is three years from the date your injury was discovered.

In case an individual dies because of an asbestos-related disease, heirs should commence a wrongful death asbestos claim within two years from the date of death, according to the statute.

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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 North Carolina

Current and former residents of North Carolina diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, and their family members should contact us as soon as possible. The statutes of limitations are three 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 asbestos claim process.

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 North Carolina Choose Us?

Our attorneys have the knowledge and expertise required to handle even the most complex asbestos cases throughout the state of North Carolina. We analyze each case that comes to us carefully by investigating in-depth all the work history to identify exactly where the occupational asbestos exposure occurred. As we have a thorough knowledge of the asbestos laws enforced in North Carolina, it is easy for us to guide you. We understand your situation and make the legal procedures hassle-free. Our proven record of dedicated service has made North Carolina residents choose us to represent them. Also, as we work with a multidisciplinary group of medical specialists, we can provide advice on the best treatment options in your area.

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