How and where were you exposed to asbestos in South Dakota

South Dakota has a large number of hydroelectric plants, automotive repair facilities, and buildings that were constructed using asbestos materials. Additionally, the western boundaries of the state house natural deposits of asbestos. South Dakota has many occurring deposits of erionite, a toxic mineral with properties similar to that of asbestos. Several industries where high levels of asbestos exposure might have occurred operate in the state.

  • Aberdeen Light and Power Company
  • Aberdeen Mill Company
  • Northwestern Public Service Company
  • Risager Plumbing & Heating Company
  • Brookings Municipal Light & Power
  • Pierre Landfill
  • A. H. Bennett Company
  • Amdak Corporation
  • Black Hills Generation
  • Black Hills Power and Light Company
  • Consolidation Coal Company
  • Ellsworth Air Force Base
  • Fraser and Chahners
  • General Public Utilities
  • Halde and Fleer, Inc.
  • Healy Plumbing & Heating Company
  • Rapid City Air Force Base
  • Rapid City Lime Company
  • Red Ball Whse
  • So Oak Cement Plant
  • South Dakota Cement Plant
  • State School of Mines
  • V.C. Pengra Construction Company
  • Angus Anson Power Plant
  • Eureka Milling Company
  • John Morrell and Company
  • Mac Arthur Company
  • Northern States Power Company
  • Northwest Bell Telephone Company
  • Northwest Security Trust Company
  • Pathfinder Atomic Plt
  • Pathfinder Power Plant
  • Sierra Valley Company Op Assn
  • Sioux Falls Light and Power Company
  • Sioux Falls Powerhouse
  • Sioux Valley Coop Assoc
  • Xcel Energy
  • Kanal Pine
  • Yankton Industrial Alcohol Corp
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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

Asbestos exposure diseases
statute of limitations in South Dakota

The particular period in which a person affected by an asbestos-related disease should file an asbestos claim is known as the statute of limitations. In South Dakota, the statute of limitations for filing an asbestos claim is three years from the date of the diagnosis of the asbestos-related illness.

If an individual suffering from an asbestos-related disease passes away, a wrongful death asbestos claim may be filed by the heirs within three years from the date of death. The deadlines for filing asbestos claims are strictly followed in South Dakota.

Filing an asbestos claim in South Dakota

Current and former residents of South Dakota 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.

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 South Dakota choose us?

We are a team of experienced mesothelioma and lung cancer lawyers with practical knowledge, well-informed on the South Dakota asbestos laws and the complexities involved in filing asbestos claims. Our lawyers will keep you up to date and provide step-by-step guidance regarding the legal process required to obtain the justice and compensation you deserve. As we work with multidisciplinary specialists, we can provide information about the best medical professionals in your area.

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