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Exposed to Asbestos in South Carolina?

South Carolina’s shipbuilding facilities and power stations have been identified as a primary source of industrial asbestos exposure. Also, natural deposits of asbestos were mined leading to high levels of airborne asbestos.

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

The major industries in South Carolina known for asbestos exposure are vermiculite processing plants, textile and paper mills, power plants, chemical plants, and shipyards. Raybestos-Manhattan, a textile mill located in North Charleston used high amounts of asbestos and put its workers at risk for several years.

Aiken

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Aiken

28 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Bomb Plant
• Dupont Denemours
• Dupont Savannah River Project
• E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company
• Fiberglas Plant
• Owens Corning Fiberglas Corp
• Savannah River Plant
• United Merchants Manufacturers

Anderson

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Anderson

142 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Appleton Company
• Building Mats Company
• Carolina Power & Light
• Covil Insulating Company
• Cox Manufacturing Company
• Dow Badische
• Dow Chemical Company
• Duke Power Company
• Eastman Kodak Company
• Equinox Mill
• Gluck Mills
• J P Stevens and Company Inc
• Michelin Tire Corp
• ORR Mills
• Owens Corning Fiberglass
• Poinsett Com Heat Treat
• Singer Manufacturing Company
• Toledo Engineering Company
• Wickes Corporation

Beach Island

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Beach Island

28 Asbestos Related Deaths

• Civil Insulation Company
• Daniel Construction
• Kimberly-Clark Corporation
• South Carolina Electric & Gas Company
• Urquhart Powerhouse

Berea

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Berea

104 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Berea Industrial Park
• Covil Insulation Company
• Covil Sales, Inc.

Blacksburg

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Blacksburg

12 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Magnolia Finishing Plant Deering Milliken Mills
• Pacolet Finishing Plant Subsidiary of Deering Milliken Corp
• Pacolet Manufacturing Company
• Pacolet Yarns

Calhoun Falls

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Calhoun Falls

11 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Bigelow-Sanford, Inc
• Bloomsburg Mills
• Calhoun Mills
• Daniel Construction Company Inc
• Rocky River Mills

Camden

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Camden

104 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Camden Forest Products Inc
• De Kalb Cotton Mills
• Dupont Chemical
• Dupont May Plant
• E.I. Du Pont De Nemours
• May Plant
• Pine Creek Manufacturing Company

Catawba

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Catawba

87 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Bowaters Carolina Corporation
• Catawba News Plant
• Catawba Nuclear Plant
• Daniel Construction Company

Cayce

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Cayce

163 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Columbia Lbr & Manufacturing. Company
• Dolphus M. Grainger Power Station
• Guignard Brick Works
• Wickes Corporation

Central

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Central

26 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• American Enka Corporation
• BASF Corp
• Central Mills Company
• Isaqueena Mills

Charleston

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Charleston

447 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Bearing Distributors
• Boilermakers Union- Local 687
• Duke Siding
• Fort Park
• Marine Corps Recruit Depot
• Port Park
• Seaboard Airlines, Rr
• Stafford Insulation Company
• Yeamans Hall Road

Chester

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Chester

14 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Baldwin Cotton Mills
• Lancaster Cotton Mills
• Spring Industries
• Springs Cotton Mills
• Sprinstein Mills
• Wylie Mills

Clearwater

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Clearwater

28 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Clearwater Finishing Plant
• Clearwater Manufacturing Company
• Seminole Mills
• United Merchants Manufacturers

Clemson

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Clemson

26 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Celotex
• Excelsior Mills
• Imperial Manufacturing Company
• Utica and Mohawk Mills
• Utica Mohawk Plant
• Westpoint Stevens

Columbia

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Columbia

49 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• A.P. Green Refractory Company
• AC & S Inc.
• Allied Chemical Company
• AP Green Refractories Company
• Armstrong Contracting & Supply
• Bauwaters Papermill
• Bonitz Insulation Company
• Brown Rodgers & Dixson
• Carolina Drywall Insulation
• Carolina Eastman
• Catlin Parish
• Central Roofing & Supply Company
• Certified Welders
• CK Supply
• Clark Heating Company
• Columbia Brick Company
• Columbia Pipe Company
• Columbia Plastering Company
• Columbia Railroad Gas & Electric
• Columbia St. Railway Light and Power Company
• Columbia Supply Company
• Columbus Electric St Railway Light and Power Company
• Continental Can Company
• Eastman Chemical Company
• Eighty Four Lbr.
• Fort Jackson
• Industrial Firebrick Company
• Lyman Printing and Finishing Company
• Mccrory Sumwalt Construction Company
• National Linen Service Corporation
• North Brothers, Inc.
• Olympia Cotton Mills
• Pacific Mills
• Palmetto Compress Company
• Ricetex Brick
• Richland Shale Product Company
• South Carolina Electric & Gas Company
• Southern Bell
• Southern States Supply
• Tidewater Supply Company
• U. S. Rubber Company
• W A Blackstone Company
• Walker Plumbing and Heating Company

Conway

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Conway

205 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Central Electric Power Coop.
• Embers Charcoal
• General Electric Power Company
• New South Forest Industries
• Riley Stoker Corporation

Darlington

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Darlington

17 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Darlington Manufacturing Company
• Darlington Mills
• Darlington Veneer Company, Inc.
• Maxwell-Campbell Inc.
• Nucor Corporation
• Nucor Steel
• Perfection American Company
• Perfection Gear Company
• Wellman, Inc.

Easley

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Easley

26 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Alice Manufacturing Company
• Daniel Construction Company
• Easley Cotton Mills
• Glenwood Cotton Mills

Eastover

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Eastover

49 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Wateree Station
• Williams Station

Florence

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Florence

55 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• American Lumber and Treating Company
• Daniel Construction Company
• E. I. Dupont De Nemours & Company
• General Electric Company
• Jim Rast D/W Company
• Maxwell-Campbell Inc.
• Peoples Natural Gas
• Smurfit-Stone Container Enterprises, Inc.
• South Carolina Industries
• Stone Container Corporation
• The Florence Steam Laundry Company
• Timmons Plumbing & Heating
• Union Carbide

Gaffney

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Gaffney

12 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Broad River Brick Company
• Champion - Spring City Knitting
• Gaffney Manufacturing Company
• Marion Manufacturing Company
• Southern Railway Frt Team Track

Georgetown

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Georgetown

35 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Bldrs Marts of America
• Georgetown Mill
• International Paper Company
• Southern Kraft Corp
• Southern Kraft Paper Company
• Winyah Electric Generating Plant

Goose Creek

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Goose Creek

111 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Naval Weapons Station

Greenville

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Greenville

104 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• American Enka
• American Spinning Plant
• Bahan Textile
• Berea Industrial Park
• Brandon Mills
• C L Cannon & Son
• Carolina Mechanical Contractors
• Cone Mills Corporation
• Congregation Beth Israel
• Cotwill Manufacturing Corporation
• Covil Insulation Company
• Covil Sales, Inc.
• Daniel Construction Company
• Deering Milliken Mills
• Delta Finishing Company
• Delta Mills, Inc.
• Donaldson Air Force Base
• F W Poe Manufacturing Company
• Fibers International
• Fibre Industries, Inc.
• Fluor Daniel Corporation
• General Electric
• Georgia Power Company
• Greenville Industrial Insulation
• Huguenot Mills
• Industrial Burners Inc
• International Paper
• J.P. Stevens and Company Inc.
• Judson Mills
• Kavser Mill
• L.L. Barr
• Lineberger & Paul General Contractors
• Macreeves Company
• Michelin Tire Corporation
• Monaghan Mills
• Nylon 66 Facility
• Nylon Industries, Inc.
• Poe Hardware and Supply Company
• Shields Inc.
• Skyland Power Plant
• Union Bleaching Mill
• United States Finishing
• Victor Monaghan Company
• Weyerhauser Company
• White House Mill

Greenwood

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Greenwood

17 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Buzzards Roost
• Chemstrand Corporation
• Daniel Construction
• Greenwood Mills
• Grendel Mills
• International Paper Company
• Jim Rast D/W Company
• Mathews Cotton Mills
• Mauldin Lumber Company
• Monsanto Chemical Company
• Monsanto Corp
• Monsanto Mills
• Monsanto Plant
• Panola Cotton Mills
• Parke Davis and Company
• Roberts Foundry Company
• Wickes Corporation

Greer

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Greer

17 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Celanese Plant
• J.P. Stevens and Company, Inc.
• Victor Monaghan Company
• Victor Plant

Hampton

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Hampton

• Plywood Plastics Corporation
• Plywood Products Corp
• Southland Exchange
• Westinghouse Plant

Hartsville

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Hartsville

17 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Bob Cook Powerhouse
• Carolina Fiber Company
• Carolina Power & Light
• Enterprise Lumber Company
• H B Robinson
• Hartsville Cotton Mills
• Sonoco Products Company
• Southern Novelty Company
• Sunoco Oil Refinery

Irmo

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Irmo

49 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Allied Chemical Corporation
• Carolina Power & Light
• Derrick Insul. Company
• Fibers Div
• General Electric
• Mcmeekin Station
• National Aniline Division
• Silas Mcmeekin Station
• Sln&L Railroad
• South Carolina Electric & Gas Company

Laurens

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Laurens

28 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• 3M Plant
• American Lava Corp
• BMA Inc.
• H L Roper & Company
• J.P. Stevens and Company Inc.
• S.C. District 55 H.S.
• Watts Mills

Parris Island

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Parris Island

81 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Central Power Plant Marine Barracks
• Parris Island
• Receiving Section
• United States Marine Barracks

Rock Hill

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Rock Hill

87 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Aragon Baldwin Mills
• Bowater Paper
• Celanese Corp of America
• Celanese Plastics
• Celriver Fibers Company
• CK Supply
• Industrial Cotton Mills Company Inc.
• J.P. Stevens and Company Inc.
• Manchester Cotton Mills
• Rock Hill Lumber Company
• Rock Hill Printing & Finishing Company
• Sanitary Plumbing & Heating
• Sherwin Williams Company

Seneca

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Seneca

77 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Duke Energy Corp
• Duke Power Company
• JP Stevens
• Keowee Hydro Plant
• National Distillers & Chemical
• Oconee Nuclear Station
• Quantum Chemical
• Seneca Cotton Mills
• Sirocco

Spartanburg

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Spartanburg

140 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Alexandra Dyeing and Finishing, Inc.
• Andrew Bearing Plant
• Arkwright Mills
• Beaumont Manufacturing Company
• Bristol Metal Products In
• Covil Insulation Company
• Deering Milliken Mills
• Drayton Cotton Mill
• East Henry Street
• Garrett Engineering Company
• Heat Celanese
• Hercules, Inc.
• Hoechst Celanese
• Hoechst Fibers Incorporated
• Hystron Fibers
• Kohler Company
• Michelin Tire Corp
• Montgomery Ward Company
• Montreal Fast Print, Ltd.
• North Brothers, Inc.
• Pet Milk Plant
• Saxon Mills
• Southern Railway
• Spartan Mills
• Spartanburg Railway Gas Power and Electric Lt
• Sullivan Hardware Company, Inc.
• Taxon Mills
• Whitney Manufacturing Company

Sumter

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Sumter

34 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Bellemonte Cotton Manufacturing Company
• Bldrs Marts of America
• Bonitz Insul Company
• Campbell Soup Company
• Exide Battery Company
• Korn Industries
• Shaw Air Force Base
• Sherwin Williams Company
• Sumter Cotton Mills
• Sumter Ice and Fuel Company
• Sumter Ice and Light and Power Company
• Sumter Lighting Company

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Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer
Statute of Limitations in South Carolina

An individual routinely exposed to asbestos is at a risk of developing deadly lung cancer or mesothelioma over the years. In such a case, an asbestos claim can be filed against the companies liable for the injury. But, this should be done within a specified period, which is called the statute of limitations. According to the statute of limitations followed in South Carolina, a person who wants to file an asbestos claim should strictly do so within three years from the date of becoming aware of the asbestos-related disease. 

If the plaintiff, unfortunately, passes away before the conclusion of the case, heirs can file a wrongful death asbestos claim on behalf of their loved one within three years from the time of death. The laws related to asbestos claims are very strict in South Carolina as plaintiffs need to submit in-depth documentation regarding their asbestos exposure in the workplace, as well as specific medical documents to prove their diagnosis.

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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 South Carolina

Current and former residents of South Carolina 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 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 South Carolina Choose Us?

We are a team of expert lawyers who can tackle directly, without the co-counsel of another law firm, the most complex asbestos litigation across South Carolina. With a thorough knowledge of the South Carolina asbestos laws, we will guide you through the process of filing an asbestos claim. We are compassionate and understand the plight you and your family members are going through after being diagnosed with a life-threatening asbestos-related illness. We strive towards making the legal procedures hassle-free so that you can spend more time taking care of your health. We have an excellent track record of success, which has made residents of South Carolina choose us. Additionally, as we collaborate with a team of medical specialists, we can recommend the best care facilities in your area.

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