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

  • Altus Air Force Base
  • Chas. R. Baum
  • Industrial Insulators, Inc.
  • Pso Sw Gen Station
  • Public Service Oklahoma
  • Washita Power Plant
  • Western Farmers Electric Corporation
  • Western Farmers Power Plant
  • Ben Franklin Refining Company
  • Ultramar Diamond
  • Uniroyal Plant
  • Bareco Oil Company
  • Bareco Wax Company
  • Barnsdall Refineries Inc.
  • City Services Oil Company
  • Petrolite Corporation
  • 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
  • Blackwell Oil & Gas Company
  • Deep Rock Oil Corporation
  • Illinois Oil Company
  • Midland Cooperatives, Inc.
  • Shaffer Oil and Refining Company
  • Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company
  • Petty-Badger Company
  • Sinclair Prairie Oil Company
  • Stanolind Pipe Line Company
  • Tidewater Refinery
  • Duncan Oil Refinery
  • D-X Sunray Oil Company
  • Rock Island Refining Company
  • Sun Oil Refinery
  • Sunray Refinery
  • Tosco Refinery
  • 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
  • Oklahoma Electric & Water Company
  • Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Company
  • Southwestern Public Service Company
  • Swift & Company
  • Horseshoe Lake Station
  • Ogande Horseshoe Lake
  • Oklahoma Gas & Electric Company
  • Westinghouse Electric Company
  • Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company
  • Pso Riverside Gen Station
  • Public Service Company of Oklahoma
  • Riverside Station Unit 1
  • Ogande Seminole Gen
  • Oklahoma Gas & Electric Company
  • Seminole Generating Station
  • Cherokee Power House
  • Fort Sill Army Base
  • Goodyear Tire and Rubber Oc.
  • Lawton Generating Plant
  • Public Service Company of Oklahoma
  • Southwestern Light & Power Company
  • Choctaw Railway and Lighting Company
  • Chostaw Power and Light Company
  • Hudgens Construction Company
  • Naval Ammunition Depot
  • U. S. Naval Ammunition Depot
  • Union Iron Works
  • 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
  • Naval Air Station
  • 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
  • Alliance America
  • Barnsdale Refineries Inc.
  • Oklahoma State Tech Dorms
  • Phillips Petroleum Company
  • Phillips Refinery
  • Northeastern Station
  • Oologah Power Station
  • Pso Ne Gen Station
  • Public Service Company of Oklahoma
  • 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
  • Cherokee Nitrogen Plant
  • E.I. Du Pont De Nemours
  • Grand River Dam Authority
  • Gulf Oil Corporation
  • Kaiser Chemical
  • Oklahoma Cement Company
  • 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
  • Kerr Mcgee Chemical Corporation
  • Kerr Mcgee Oil Industries, Inc.
  • Kerr-Mcgee Gas & Oil Refinery
  • Kerr-Mcgee Refinery
  • Southland Cotton Div Company
  • Wynnewood Refinery
Barnsdall Oologah Pryor Drumright Cushing Jenks Okmulgee McAlester Harrah Konawa Wynnewood Anadarko Duncan Lawton Altus Norman

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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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 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 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

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 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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