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Exposed to Asbestos in Rhode Island?

Rhode Island housed a large number of manufacturing industries that used asbestos-containing materials in their equipment, products, and construction supplies. Other work sites include power stations, shipyards, and chemical plants.

How and Where Were You Exposed to Asbestos in Rhode Island?

Rhode Island worksites that have exposed their workers to significant amounts of asbestos include power plants, construction sites, shipyards, and several manufacturing plants. Asbestos was used extensively for fireproofing in power plants constructed before 1980, and power plant workers always wore aprons made up of asbestos fibers to protect themselves from extreme levels of heat.

Ashton

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Ashton

62 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Healthtex
• Owens-Corning
• Peterson-Puritan Company
• Puritan Aresol
• Synthron Chemical

Charlestown

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Charlestown

62 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Charlestown Navy Base

Coventry

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Coventry

221 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Air National Guard
• American Hoechst Corporation
• Clariant
• Coventry Textile
• Hearst Chemical
• Hoescht Chemical- Boiler Room
• Hoescht Chemical
• Hoescht Chemical - Medical Lab Building
• Hoescht Chemical - Pharmacy Building
• Hoescht Chemical - Tank Building
• Nike Site
• Packard Mills
• Star City Glass Company

Cranston

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Cranston

62 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• AC&S Warehouse
• ACI - Boiler Room
• ACI - Powerhouse
• Allard Street Pumping Station
• Alrose Chemical
• Atlantic Tubing & Rubber Company
• Bercen Chemical
• Budlong Rose Company
• Cardi Corp.
• Ciba-Geigy Corp
• Cranston Print Works
• Cranston Sewage Plant
• Geigy Chemical
• Geigy Chemical - Building 11
• Geigy Chemical - Building 12
• Geigy Chemical - Building 19
• Geigy Chemical - Building 21
• Geigy Chemical - Sewage Plant
• Geigy Chemical - Tank Farm
• Grinnell Corporation
• Howard Insulation
• Industrial Park
• Leesona Corp
• Meterceram Corp.
• National Furnace
• Royal Electric
• State Garage
• Taco Heaters Co.
• United Printing
• Universal Winding Company
• Western Hill Jr. Hs
• Golden Avenue Pumping Station

East Providence

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
East Providence

497 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Abrasive Tool Co.
• Almacs Warehouse
• Arden Engineering
• Arden Engineering Home
• Baker Cheverolet Co.
• Bird & Sons
• Bristol Manufacturing Company
• Chrysler Plymouth
• Cuddigan
• East Providence Bowling - Newport Ave.
• East Providence Elderly Apt-Evergreen St
• East Providence Garage
• East Providence High Rise
• East Providence Mill
• East Providence Sewer
• Fram Corporation
• Gulf Oil Co.
• Hart Engineering
• Hartwell
• Hunt Chemical
• Industrial Dye Stuff
• Leach Refractories
• Mactruck Garage
• Mason Can
• Newport Naval Base
• Nicholson File
• Rumford Chemical
• S&H Stamp Store-Riverside
• Shepard Warehouse
• Standard Oil Co.
• Star Market
• Stillman & White
• Trifari Oil Lines
• Tyman Manufacturing Company
• United States Naval Submarine Base
• Universal Optical
• Warwick Shoppers World
• Washburn Wire Co.
• Zayre's

Foster

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Foster

62 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Nike Site Foster

Jamestown

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Jamestown

21 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Beaver Trail Radar Station
• Jamestown Pumping Station
• Jamestown Sewage

Kingston

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Kingston

62 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Kingston Nuclear Plant

Melville

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Melville

21 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Melville Fuel Pier
• Melville Naval Station

Narragansett

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Narragansett

62 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Galilee Processing Co.
• Narragansett Marine Lab
• Narragansett Power - Manchester St.
• Narragansett Power - South St.

Newport

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Newport

21 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Aquidneck Bowl Alley
• Coasters Island
• Gould Island Faclities
• Gould Island Torpedo Site
• Manganaro Brothers, Inc.
• Melville Station
• Melville Underground Oil Tank
• Muleshed
• Naval Supply Depot
• Naval Training Station
• New England Steamship Company
• Newport Armory
• Newport Coastal Trawlers
• Newport County Electric Company
• Newport Creamery Warehouse Plant
• Newport Credit Union
• Newport Electric Corporation
• Newport Gas Company
• Newport Naval Air Station
• Newport Naval Base - B.O.Q.
• Newport Naval Base - Barracks
• Newport Naval Base - Boiler Room
• Newport Naval Base - Boiler Room #877
• Newport Naval Base - Building #11
• Newport Naval Base - Building #112
• Newport Naval Base - Building #4
• Newport Naval Base - Building #447
• Newport Naval Base - Building 1918
• Newport Naval Base - Building 29,43, 45
• Newport Naval Base - Building 360
• Newport Naval Base - Building 914
• Newport Naval Base - Cold Storage
• Newport Naval Base - Gallery
• Newport Naval Base - Gun Mounts
• Newport Naval Base - Offsite Utilities
• Newport Naval Base - Pier 1&2
• Newport Naval Base - Pipeline
• Newport Naval Base - Training Building
• Newport Naval Base Coddington Pier 1&2
• Newport Naval Base Comissary
• Newport Naval Base Destroyer Escorts
• Newport Naval Base Fleet Oiler
• Newport Naval Destroyer Pier
• Newport Naval Station Power
• Newport Naval Supply Center
• Newport Naval Yard
• Newport Navy Base
• Newport Oil Storage Farm
• Newport Sewage
• Newport Submarine Lab, Building 105
• Newport Technical Service
• Newport Water Works
• Newport Weapon's Development
• Old Colony St. Railway Company
• P & M Incorporated
• Quonset Point-Paulson Lab
• Raytheon
• Salve Regina
• Short Line Bus Garage
• Steam Transportation Line Station
• U. S. Naval Base
• U. S. Naval Training Station
• U. S. Naval Underwater Ord.
• U.S. Naval Torpedo Station
• Underwater Ordinance
• Underwater Sound Lab-Bld 126
• United States Naval Torpedo Station
• USS Cascade
• Williams & Manchester Shipyard

Pawtucket

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Pawtucket

62 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Acme Finishing Company
• American Insulated Wire Corp
• Apex Store
• Blackstone Valley Gas and Electric Company
• Boston Stove
• Burgess Mills
• Cadoza Sales Company
• Coats and Clarks Inc.
• Colfax Packing
• Collier Wire
• Crescent Wire
• Dexter Yarn Company
• Dytex Chemical Plant
• E Jenckes Manufacturing Company
• Eastern Supply Company
• Eden Corporation
• Elizabeth Webbing
• Essex Company
• Firestone
• Fram Corporation
• Greenhalgh Mills Inc
• H and W Realty Corp
• Hamilton Mills
• Hamlet Textile Company
• Hemphill Mills
• Hope Webbing Company Inc
• J. and P. Coats Inc.
• James Brown
• Jenekes Spinning Company
• Lebanon Mills
• Marvin Corporation
• Mchale Warehouse
• Microfibre
• Moore Fabric
• Narragansett Electric Sub Station
• Narragansett Terminal
• Narragansett Wire
• Northeast Insulation
• Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation
• Owens‐Corning Supply Corporation
• Pantex Manufacturing Company
• Pantex Pressing Machine Company
• Pantex Rubber
• Paramount Card
• Paramount Printing Company
• Pawtucket Electric Company
• Pawtucket Electric Light Company
• Pawtucket Hot Water Tank
• Pawtucket Ice Rink
• Pawtucket Municipal Garage
• Pawtucket Rendering Plant
• Pawtucket Treatment Plant
• Peerless Clothing
• Potter & Johnston Machine Company
• Prospect Hill
• Robert Burgess Treas. Slater Cotton Mills
• Robinson Rayon Mills
• Royal Electric Corp
• Sergeant & Wilbur
• Slater Cotton Company
• Stewart Infra-Red
• Tamarack Company
• Trades Building. Inc.
• United States Cotton Company
• W.F. and F.C. Sayles Lorraine Manufacturing Company
• Whites Foundry

Portsmouth

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Portsmouth

21 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Kaiser Aluminum
• Pearson Boat
• Portsmouth Abby
• Portsmouth Priory Ice Rink
• Portsmouth Treatment Plant
• Raytheon

Providence

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Providence

62 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• 40 Westminster Street
• A and C W Holbrook
• Acands, Inc.
• Acme Tile Co.
• Aldrich Dexter Heating Station
• Allen & Reed Co.
• Allen Air Sewage Pumping Station
• Allens Ave Bowling
• Allied Chemical
• America Insulated Wire Corporation
• American Electrical Works
• American Screw Company
• American Woolen Company, Inc.
• American Locomotive Company Richmond Works
• Arnbrust Chain Company
• Arrow Transportation
• ARS Chemical
• Arthur E Austin
• B B and R Knight Grant Mills
• B. A. Ballou, Inc.
• Banelled Sunlight Paint Company
• Benny's Auto Store
• Bercen Chemical - Atwells Ave.
• Bercen Chemical - Valley St.
• Biltmore Textile
• Blue Cross
• Boneled Sunlight Paint Company
• Brand Insulation Company
• Brown & Sharpe
• Brown Job
• Brown Sharpe Manufacturing Company
• Browns and Sharpe Manufacturing Company
• Bryan Supply
• Burden Wire and Supply Company
• Butler Exchange Company
• C.R. Makepeace and Company
• Carey Warehouse
• Caro Manufacturing
• Central Power Station
• Charles Orm's
• Chas Fletcher
• Cherry, Webb & Tourraine
• Cities Service Oil Company
• City of Providence Hope Pumping Station
• City of Providence Public Works
• Cole Teaming Company
• Commonwealth Insurance Co.
• Crown Worsted Mills
• Curran & Burton-Coal Co.
• D and W Fuse Company
• Davol Rubber Company
• Dexter Manor
• Dimeo Construction Co.
• Donovan Company
• Eastern Film Corp
• Elmwood Mills
• Ernest St. Sewage Pumping Station
• Estate of Sarah B. Eaton
• F. P. Sheldon and Sons Engineers
• Federal Products
• Fields Point Ice Rink
• Fields Point Incinerator Plant
• Fields point Chemical
• Fletcher Land Company
• Freeman Estate New House
• Fulford Manufacturing Company
• General Chemical
• General Electric
• General Fire Ex Company
• Geneva Mill of Wanskuck Company
• Gondard Brothers
• Gorham Manufacturing Company
• Greater Providence Trust
• Green Airport
• Grinnell Corporation
• H. Martin Brown
• Halkyard Manufacturing Company
• Hancom Manufacturing
• Heaton Button Fastener Company
• Hope Pumping Station
• Howard Power Plant
• Htfd Park Housing Boiler Rm
• Hudson Oil
• Huntington Towers
• IBM Providence
• Industrial Ceramics
• Industrial National Plant
• Industrial Park - Niantic Ave.
• Industrial Trust
• Intelex Systems
• International Braid Company
• International Supply
• Irons and Russell
• ITT Grinnel
• J A Budlong and Son Company
• J Samuels and Bro
• John Austin and Son
• Johnson & Maylor Co.
• Johnson's Humocks
• Joseph Beun and Son
• Kaiser Shipyard
• Lippitt Hill
• Lockwood Greene and Company
• Lonsdale Company Hope Mill and Phoenix Mill
• Lowe Supply Company
• Lymansville Company
• Malina Corporation
• Manchester Street Station
• Manganaro Brothers, Inc.
• Manton Heights Boiler Room
• Manufacturers Building. Company
• Mathieson Alkali Works.
• Mayfair Laundry
• Mech. Ceramics
• Merchants Cold Storage and Warehouse Company
• Minute Man Laundry
• Modern Fabricating Corp
• Municipal Wharf
• Narragansett Electric Lighting Company
• Narragansett Powerhouse
• National and Providence Worsted Mills Company
• National Cash Register
• National Ring Traveler Company
• New Asphalt Plant
• New England Bituminous
• Nicholson File Company
• Nickerson House-Olynville
• Northend Construction
• Nottingham Mills
• Oliver Johnson and Company
• Ostby and Barton Company
• Ostby's & Bartow's
• P G and E National Energy Group
• Paragon Worsted Company
• Park Brewing Company
• Petrolane Corporation
• Pettaconsett Pumping Station
• Phillips Lead And Supply
• Pontiac Mills
• Providence and Danielson Railway Company
• Providence Arcade-North Main Street
• Providence Belting Company
• Providence Bus Terminal
• Providence C.I.C. Complex
• Providence Chain-Georgia Ave
• Providence Cold Storage
• Providence Engineering Works
• Providence Gas Company
• Providence Gravure Company
• Providence Oil Lines
• Providence Oil Tanks-Allen
• Providence Print Shop-Allens Ave.
• Providence Railroad Station
• Providence Sewage
• Providence Shipyards
• Providence Steam and Gas Pipe Company
• Providence Steam Engine Company
• Providence Steel & Iron
• Providence Water Works
• Providence Worsted Mills
• Queen Dyeing Company
• Red Fox Bottling Company
• Revere Rubber Company
• Reynold's Machine Tool Co.
• Rheem Manufacturing Company
• Rhode Island Chemical Company
• Rhode Island Cinder Block
• Rhode Island Covering Company, Inc.
• Rhode Island Jr. College-Pump Station
• Rhode Island Perkins Horse Shoe Company
• Rhode Island Suburban Railway Company
• Rogers Screw Company
• Roland & Whytlock Co.
• Rumford Chemical Works
• Sassafras Point Works
• Seaboard Advertising Co.
• Sears Roebuck
• Shepard Store
• Shipyard 10 Pin Bowling
• Simpson Spring Company
• South Street Station
• Standard Mill Supply Company
• Standard Oil Company
• Star Cleaners
• Staud Mill Sup Company
• Steere Worsted Mills
• Stop & Shop, Reservoir Ave.
• Sunoil Co.
• U.S. Engineers
• U.S. Rubber Products
• Union Oil Company
• Union Railroad Company
• Uniroyal Incorporated
• United Engineering
• United States Gutta Percha Paint Company
• United States Rubber Company
• United Wire
• Universal Optical
• US Army Reserve
• Valley Worsted Mills
• Vermont Manufacturing Company
• Vesta Knitting Mills
• Walsh Kaiser Shipyard
• Walsh-Kaiser Company, Inc.
• Wanskuck Company
• Weeden Underwood Co.
• William Coddington
• Wilson Co.
• Wm E. Joslin and Company

Saylesville

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Saylesville

62 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Glenlyon Dye Works
• I.B. Darling Fertilizer
• Lorraine Manufacturing Company
• W F and F C Sayles

Smithfield

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Smithfield

62 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Amperex
• Charles Burns Co.
• North Central Airport
• Smithfield Air Force Base
• Smithfield Sewer
• State Garage

Warwick

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Warwick

221 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Amatol
• Apex Addition
• B & G Refractories
• Cedar Swamp Pumping Station
• Davol Rubber
• First National Meadowbrook Farm
• Green State Airport
• Greenwood Manor
• Hillsgrove Airport
• Industrial Park
• Kenny Manufacturing
• Leesona Corporation
• May Manufacturing
• Meadowbrook Farm Bowling Alley
• Multifabrics
• Nelson W Aldrich
• Northeast Paper Converting
• Northend Construction
• Post Rd. Bowling
• Samuel Gorta
• Sears Roebuck
• Sparrow Point
• Stop & Shop, Post Rd.
• Table Talk Pies
• Theiss Dyeing Mills
• Warwick 10 Pin Bowling Lanes
• Warwick Air National Guard
• Warwick Sears Roebuck
• Warwick Sewage
• William Harvis Furs

Woonsocket

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Woonsocket

62 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Automatic Screen Products
• Branch River Textile
• Carol Cable
• French Worcestered
• Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
• Lawton Spinning Corporation
• Moren Heights
• Reliance Moulded Plastics
• Rhode Island Dyeing and Finishing
• Social Manufacturing Company
• Tech Industries
• US Bobbin and Shuttle Company
• US Rubber
• Woonsocket Bowling Alleys
• Woonsocket CVS
• Woonsocket Dam Generator
• Woonsocket Electric Machine and Power Company
• Woonsocket Manufacturing Co.
• Woonsocket Spool and Bobbin Company

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Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer
Statute of Limitations in Rhode Island

People affected by occupational asbestos exposure-related diseases are entitled to a just amount of compensation from the companies responsible for their illness. An asbestos claim should be filed within a set period, which is known as the statute of limitations. In Rhode Island, a three-year statute of limitations is mandated for asbestos claims, which means that the timeframe given is three years from the date the asbestos-related illness was discovered.

The family members of a deceased mesothelioma or lung cancer patient can file a wrongful death asbestos claim within three years from the time 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 Rhode Island

Current and former residents of Rhode Island diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, and their family members should contact us as soon as possible. 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 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 Rhode Island Choose Us?

We are a highly-experienced team of lawyers with particular expertise in handling asbestos litigation across the state of Rhode Island. Based on an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the laws and regulations governing asbestos claims in Rhode Island, we can resolve cases in an advantageous manner. Our lawyers have successfully represented clients who worked at different Rhode Island job sites known for asbestos exposure and have helped them receive just compensation. Moreover, we make the complicated legal process of filing an asbestos claim hassle-free. Through our vast experience, we understand the practices of companies that have brought on deadly diseases to many residents. All these qualities make people choose us. Apart from the legal assistance, we can take care of your medical needs by recommending the best available treatment options in your area.

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