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Exposed to Asbestos in Oklahoma?

Although Oklahoma is known to be an agricultural state, it had numerous industrial worksites. These used asbestos extensively, resulting in life-threatening asbestos-related diseases in people who worked with asbestos-containing products.

How and Where Were You Exposed to Asbestos in Oklahoma?

Large companies, such as Armco Steel and Sheffield Steel, established steel plants employing thousands of residents of Oklahoma.

Altus

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Altus

13 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Altus Air Force Base
• Chas. R. Baum
• Industrial Insulators, Inc.

Anadarko

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Anadarko

14 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Pso Sw Gen Station
• Public Service Oklahoma
• Washita Power Plant
• Western Farmers Electric Corporation
• Western Farmers Power Plant

Ardmore

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Ardmore

62 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Ben Franklin Refining Company
• Ultramar Diamond
• Uniroyal Plant

Barnsdall

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Barnsdall

38 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Bareco Oil Company
• Bareco Wax Company
• Barnsdall Refineries Inc.
• City Services Oil Company
• Petrolite Corporation

Bartlesville

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Bartlesville

48 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Bartlesville - Interurban Railway Company
• Carter Oil Company
• Cities Service Oil Company
• Cities Service Petroleum Company
• Empire and Gas Fuel Company
• Keener Oil & Gas Company
• National Zink Company
• Phillips 66 Proving Ground Project
• Phillips Petroleum Company

Cushing

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Cushing

36 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Blackwell Oil & Gas Company
• Deep Rock Oil Corporation
• Illinois Oil Company
• Midland Cooperatives, Inc.
• Shaffer Oil and Refining Company

Drumright

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Drumright

34 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company
• Petty-Badger Company
• Sinclair Prairie Oil Company
• Stanolind Pipe Line Company
• Tidewater Refinery

Duncan

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Duncan

21 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Duncan Oil Refinery
• D-X Sunray Oil Company
• Rock Island Refining Company
• Sun Oil Refinery
• Sunray Refinery
• Tosco Refinery

Enid

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Enid

29 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Champlin Oil & Refining Company
• Champlin Reference Company
• Enid Asbestos Company
• Enid Electric and Gas Company
• Farmland Industries
• Hackney Iron & Steel
• Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company

Guymon

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Guymon

10 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Oklahoma Electric & Water Company
• Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Company
• Southwestern Public Service Company
• Swift & Company

Harrah

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Harrah

164 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Horseshoe Lake Station
• Ogande Horseshoe Lake
• Oklahoma Gas & Electric Company
• Westinghouse Electric Company

Jenks

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Jenks

154 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company
• Pso Riverside Gen Station
• Public Service Company of Oklahoma
• Riverside Station Unit 1

Konawa

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Konawa

12 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Ogande Seminole Gen
• Oklahoma Gas & Electric Company
• Seminole Generating Station

Lawton

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Lawton

68 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Cherokee Power House
• Fort Sill Army Base
• Goodyear Tire and Rubber Oc.
• Lawton Generating Plant
• Public Service Company of Oklahoma
• Southwestern Light & Power Company

McAlester

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
McAlester

22 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Choctaw Railway and Lighting Company
• Chostaw Power and Light Company
• Hudgens Construction Company
• Naval Ammunition Depot
• U. S. Naval Ammunition Depot
• Union Iron Works

Muskogee

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Muskogee

56 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Callery Chemical Company
• Envirotech Systems Inc
• Fort Howard Paper Mill
• Fort James Corp
• Griffen Grocery Company
• Mo., Kansas and Texas Railway
• Muskogee Gas and Electric Company
• Muskogee Generating Station
• Muskogee Iron Works
• Navy Base
• Ogande Muskogee Gen
• Oil Refineries
• Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company
• Pure Oil Company
• River Bend Station
• Swift & Company

Norman

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Norman

61 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Naval Air Station

Oklahoma City

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Oklahoma City

164 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• A. C. C. Machine Tool Company
• Acme Flour Mills Company, Inc
• Airport / Lillard Park
• Apco Oil Corp
• Autodin Facilities
• Black Gold Refining Company
• Black Sivalls & Bryson, Inc
• Boardman Company
• Cain's Coffee Company
• Ceiling Systems, Incorporated
• Cities Service Helex, Inc
• Condea Vista
• Conoco Chemicals Company
• Consolidated Insulation Inc.
• Continental Oil Refinery
• Dayton Tire and Rubber Company
• Firestone Tire & Rubber Company
• First National Building corp
• Garson Light & Power Company
• General Electric Company
• Imc Drilling Mud, Inc.
• Insulations, Inc.
• Kerr-Mcgee Oil Refinery
• Lobar Oil Company
• Lucent Technologies
• Mark Blodgett Insulation Company
• Midwest Insulation & Material Company
• Mustang Station
• Oklahoma Gas Electric Company
• Oklahoma City Municipal Improvement Authority
• Oklahoma Gas & Electric Power Plant
• Oklahoma Railway Company
• Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation
• Owens‐Corning Supply Corporation
• Peerless International
• Rex Aluminum Plant
• Robinson Steel Mill
• Santa Fe Delivery
• Scovil & Sublett
• Sewage Treatment Plant
• Standard Asbestos Manufacturing & Insulating Company
• Sublett & Associates
• Sutton Supply
• Thermal Systems Incorporated
• Tinker Air Force Base
• Transworld Drilling
• Trigen Oklahoma
• Vista Chemical Company
• Western Electric Company Inc
• Wilson Company
• Wilson Packing Plant
• Xerox Corp

Okmulgee

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Okmulgee

54 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Alliance America
• Barnsdale Refineries Inc.
• Oklahoma State Tech Dorms
• Phillips Petroleum Company
• Phillips Refinery

Oologah

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Oologah

57 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Northeastern Station
• Oologah Power Station
• Pso Ne Gen Station
• Public Service Company of Oklahoma

Ponca City

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Ponca City

85 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Cities Service Oil Company
• Conoco Oil Refinery
• Conoco Oklahoma
• Continental Carbon Company
• Continental Oil Company
• Empire Gas and Fuel Company
• Empire Oil and Refining Company
• Empire Refineries Corp
• L. A. King, Inc.
• Oklahoma Gas & Electric Company
• Ponca City Mun Water and Light

Pryor

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Pryor

20 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Cherokee Nitrogen Plant
• E.I. Du Pont De Nemours
• Grand River Dam Authority
• Gulf Oil Corporation
• Kaiser Chemical
• Oklahoma Cement Company

Tulsa

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Tulsa

154 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Acands, Inc.
• American Airlines
• American Public Service Company
• Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corporation
• Armstrong Cork Company
• Ball Distrib
• Bareco Oil Company
• Borach C G Company
• Bryant Refractory Company
• Cities Service Oil Company
• City Metal & Plastic Fabricators
• Douglas Aircraft Company
• Douglas Plant
• Dx-Sunray Oil Refinery
• Econo-Therm Corp
• Empire Roofing & Insul. Company
• Flintco
• Gulf Pipe Line Company
• Harley Sales Company
• Humble Oil
• Insulation Services, Inc.
• Johns-Manville Corporation
• Jones & Laughlin Steel Company
• Kaiser Aluminum and Chemical
• Kanawha Fittings
• L. A. King, Inc.
• Lone Star Pressure Precision Company
• M.W. Kellogg Company
• Maloney Crawford Tank Company
• Martin Marietta Cement Company
• Mcdonnell Douglas Aircraft Company
• Mid-Continent Petroleum Corporation
• Middle West Utilities Company of Illinois
• Mohawk Pumping Station
• Oklahoma Gas & Electric Company
• Oklahoma Power Company
• Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation
• Ozark
• Pso Power Plant
• Pso Tulsa Station
• Public Service Company of Oklahoma
• Refinery
• Rogers Galvanizing Company
• Sands Springs Tt
• Sinclair Oil and Gas Company
• Sinclair Oil Oklahoma
• Skelly Oil
• Stanolind Oil and Gas Company
• Stevens Asbestos Product Company, Inc.
• Stevens-King Company, Inc.
• Sun Oil Company of Pennsylvania
• Sun Oil Refinery
• Sun Petroleum Products Company
• Sunray D-X Oil Company
• Texaco Inc. Refinery
• Texas Company
• Thermal Systems Incorporated
• Thermo Technology Plant
• Thorpe Company
• Trigen Oklahoma
• Tube Fab Inc
• Tulsa Corp
• Tulsa Ice and Packing Company
• Tulsa International Airport and American Airlines Building
• Tulsa Power Station
• Tulsa Rig & Reel
• Union Carbide Corporation
• United Insulation Company
• Warren Petroleum Corporation
• Wheeler Drywall

Wynnewood

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Wynnewood

13 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Kerr Mcgee Chemical Corporation
• Kerr Mcgee Oil Industries, Inc.
• Kerr-Mcgee Gas & Oil Refinery
• Kerr-Mcgee Refinery
• Southland Cotton Div Company
• Wynnewood Refinery

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Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer
Statute of Limitations in Oklahoma

A person who is prone to prolonged exposure to asbestos fibers is at an elevated risk of developing diseases such as mesothelioma and lung cancer, for which an asbestos claim can be filed against the companies responsible for the exposure in the workplace. The asbestos claim must be made within a period, which is known as the statute of limitations. In Oklahoma, the statute of limitations is two years from the date of diagnosis.

If the plaintiff passes away before the conclusion of the case, family members can file a wrongful death asbestos claim, but 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 Oklahoma

Current and former residents of Oklahoma 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.

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 Oklahoma Choose Us?

We are a group of highly experienced, knowledgeable lawyers with unique skills needed to handle the most complex asbestos litigation across Oklahoma. As we possess a thorough understanding of the asbestos laws in the state, we can guide you through the legal process of filing an asbestos claim. We are compassionate and also understand the plight you and your family members go through after being diagnosed with a life-threatening asbestos-related disease. We strive towards making the legal procedures hassle-free so you can have more time to take care of your health. We have maintained an excellent service record, which has made residents of Oklahoma State choose us. In addition to legal assistance, we can recommend some of the best medical treatment facilities in your area.

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