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Exposed to Asbestos in Tennessee?

Tennessee’s major industries, such as paper and pulp mills, power stations, and chemical plants have been linked to occupational asbestos exposure and a large number of asbestos-related deaths.

How and Where Were You Exposed to Asbestos in Tennessee?

In Tennessee, asbestos exposure mainly occurred in industrial work sites such as power plants, paper and pulp industry, and chemical processing plants where asbestos was used as a fire retardant.

Bristol

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Bristol

99 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Appalachian Hardwood Casket Company
• Bristol Gas and Electric Company
• Bristol Metal Prod
• Charles A. Schieren
• Virginia Iron Coal and Coke Company

Calhoun

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Calhoun

24 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Bowater Inc
• Bowater Paper Mill
• Bowaters Carolina Corp
• Bowaters Southern Paper Corporation
• Calhoun Paper Mill

Charleston

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Charleston

75 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Olin Chemical
• Olin Mathieson Chemical Corporation

Chattanooga

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Chattanooga

304 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• 3M
• Air Products Incorporated
• Allied Chemical
• Amer Oil
• American Bakeries Company
• Atlantic Ice and Coal Cop'N Crystal Branch
• Atlas Chemical
• BASF Corp
• Betterton Wallace residence
• Bowater Paper Mill
• Breeding Insulation Company Inc.
• Burn Zol Inc
• C. E. Station
• Cavalier Corporation
• Central Soya
• Chattanooga Brewing Company
• Chattanooga Electric Company
• Chattanooga Food Terminal
• Chattanooga Light and Power Company
• Combustion Engineering
• Container Corporation of America
• Cramet Corporation
• Cream Top Creamery
• Crystal Ice Company
• Crystal Springs Bleachery Company
• Cumberland Corporation
• Dixie Mercerizing Company
• Dixie Yarns
• E. I. Dupont De Nemours & Company
• Ecko Products, Inc.
• Eclipse Lookout Boiler Company
• Edwin W Lawson
• Elder Realty Company
• Electrical Securities Corp'N
• Eureka Foundry
• F.H. Kalbfleisch
• Farmers Chemical Association, Inc.
• Fort Oglethorpe
• Gager Line and Manufacturing Company
• Garland Sherman Company
• General Portland Cement
• Girdler Corp
• Hale & Wallace Incorporated
• Heat Tec
• I.C.I. America
• Imi/Cannon Corp
• Ingalls Ship Corporation
• James Supply and Hardware Company
• Knoedler & Merideth
• L & N Boyce Team Trk
• Lookout Boiler Company
• Lutex Chemical Corp
• Massey Electric
• Mcbryer Drywall Company
• Moccassin Bend Substation
• Norris & Sons
• North American Royalties, Incorporated
• Nylon Manufacturing Plant
• Olin Chemical
• Paradise Steam Plant Unit 2
• Plibrico Sales & Service Company
• Polysar Latex Inc
• Purity Extract and Tonic Col
• Rock Tenn Company
• Rockwell International
• Rome Furnace Company
• Service Electric Company
• Sewanee Coal & Supply Company
• Sherman Garland Construction
• Signal Mountain
• So Wood
• Southern Belt Line Dely
• Southern Blowpipe Sheet metal & Roofing
• Southern Railroad
• Southern Wood Preserving Company
• Srs Team Track
• Standard Coosa Thatcher Company
• State Highway Garage
• State Refractories
• Sulzberger and Sons Company
• Tennessee Paper Mills Inc
• Tennessee Valley Authority
• The Temple Company
• TNT Plant
• U. S. Army Ammo Plant
• Volunteer Army Ammunition Plant
• W. R. Grace Company
• West Main Street Warehouse
• Wheeling Foundry
• Wilson and Company
• WR Grace

Clarksville

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Clarksville

72 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• American Snuff Company
• Applied Fibers Company
• B F Goodrich Plant
• Clarksville Poll Control Plant
• Cumberland City Steam Plant
• Josten's Incorporated
• Kraft Foods Company
• Mcneal & Ewards Company
• Petri Cigar Company
• Red River Iron Company
• Sawyer William
• Trane Manufacturing Plant

Cleveland

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Cleveland

75 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Bendix Siding
• Brown Stove Works
• Chickamauga Producers Incorporated
• Cleveland Tennessee Enamel Company
• Dixie Foundry Company
• Rossville Development Company
• Union Consolidated Mining Company

Counce

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Counce

12 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Packaging Corp of America
• Tennessee River Pulp & Paper Company

Cumberland City

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Cumberland City

2-4 Asbestos Related Deaths (1979--2001)

• Cumberland Steam Plant
• Tennessee Valley Authority

Gallatin

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Gallatin

60 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Gallatin Steam Plant
• Hoeganaes Corporation
• Tennessee Valley Authority

Jackson

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Jackson

39 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Aluminum Foils, Inc
• Bemis Brothers Bag Company
• Bruce Hardwood Flooring
• Consolidated Aluminum Company
• Jackson Fibre Company
• Jackson Railway and Light Company
• Jackson Water Works
• Owens Corning Fiberglass
• Proctor & Gamble
• Proctor and Gamble Company
• Tenn White Oak Copperage
• Best Manufacturing Company
• Empire Furniture Company
• General Shale Products Corp
• Harris Manufacturing Company
• Klopman Mills
• Model Mill Company
• Pharmaseal Manufacturing Company
• South Railroad Team Track
• Tennessee Eastern Electric Company
• Tennessee Tank Company
• Watauga Electric Company

Kingsport

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Kingsport

99 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Asg Industries
• Blue Ridge Glass Corporation
• Borden Mills, Inc.
• Clinchfield Portland Cement Corp
• Daniel Construction Company
• E.N. Wolcott
• Eastman-Kodak
• Federal Dyestuff and Chemical Company
• Gen Shale Products Corp
• Holleston Mills Inc
• J.P. Stevens and Company, Inc.
• Jps Converter
• Kingsport Pulp Corp
• Mead Corporation
• Mead Paper Mill
• Mundet Cork Corporation
• Ordnance Works
• Paty Lbr Company
• Penn Dixie Cement Corp
• Quebecor World Kingsport
• Tennessee Eastman Company
• Tnt Plant
• Willamette Industries

Knoxville

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Knoxville

260 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Acme Plastering
• AP Green Refractories Company
• Breeding Insulation Company Inc.
• Brookside Mills
• C M Mcclung & Company
• Central & Heiskell
• Cherokee Spinning Company
• Cherokee Textile Mill
• Colbert Steam Plant
• D.M. Rose and Company
• Dempster Brothers
• East Tennessee Packing Company
• Electro-Manganese
• G H Draper
• Gas Heating Engineers
• General Shale Products Corp
• Howard Sentell
• Huston Tom Peanut Company
• Ideal Cement Company
• J.F.G. Coffee Company
• Jefferson Woolen Mills
• Knoxville Cotton Mills
• Knoxville Electric Light and Power Company
• Knoxville Gas Company
• Knoxville Iron Works
• Knoxville Linen Service
• Knoxville Power Plant
• Knoxville Railway and Light Company
• Knoxville Traction Company
• Knoxville Utilities Board
• Knoxville Water Works
• Knoxville Woolen Mills
• Lay Packing Company Inc
• M F Rourke Company
• Mason Dixon
• Middlebrook Industrial Park Track
• National Linen Service Corporation
• North Brothers, Inc.
• Riverside Lumber Company
• Robert Shaw Fulton Controls Company
• Rohm & Haas Company
• Sanford Day Iron Works
• Sears Roebuck
• Southern Extraction Company
• Southern Linen Service
• Southern Railroad Delivery
• Southern Railway Company
• Southern Service Company
• Standard Knitting Mills, Inc
• Sterling Wood Products Company
• T.L. Lay Packing Company
• Tamko Roofing Products
• Tennessee Valley Authority
• Thermal Insulation
• Troutman & Company
• Tyson Mcghee Airport
• Union Carbide
• Vinylex
• White Store

Lowland

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Lowland

28 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• American Enka Corporation
• BASF Corp
• Filament Chemical Paper Room
• Lenzing Fibers Corp

Memphis

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Memphis

127 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• AFR Storage Facility
• Air Route Airport
• Air Traffic Control Center
• Allen Eaton Panel Company
• Allen Steam Plant
• American Finishing Company
• American Snuff Company
• Anderson Tully Lumber Company
• AP Green Fire Brick Company
• AP Green Refractories Company
• Binghampton Mill
• Binghampton Team Track
• Birmingham Steel
• Bodley Wagon Company
• Buckeye Cellulose Corporation
• Buckeye Cotton Oil Company
• Buckeye Technologies
• Buckman Laboratories Incorporated
• Campbell Foundation
• Cargill, Inc.
• Chicago Bridge & Iron
• Chickasaw Cooperage Company
• Chickasaw Wood Products Company
• Chris Fiedler Company
• Citizens St Railway Company
• City of Memphis Thos. A. Allen Plant
• Cochran Corp
• Cole Manufacturing Company
• Consumers Coal and Ice Company
• Consumers Ice Company
• Cooke Dist
• Crescent Laundry and Cleaning Company
• Crump Lime & Cement Company
• Cudahy Packing Company
• Davis Company
• Delta Refining Company
• Desoto Hardwood Flooring Company
• E I Dupont De Nemours Company
• E L. Bruce Company
• Electric Storage Battery Company
• Ensley Bottoms Power Station
• Equitable Gas Light Company
• Excell Smelting Company
• Federal Compress & Warehouse Company
• Fire Stone Tire and Rubber Company
• Firestone Rubber Plant
• Fischer Lime & Cement Company
• Fisher Body Corporation
• Fisher Lumber Corporation
• Forest Products Chemical Company
• General Motors Corp
• Global Tissue
• Goheen Insulation Company, Inc.
• Goodyear Tire and Rubber
• Grace Chemical Company
• Gurley Refining Company
• Henders Boiler Tank Company
• Hotel Peabody
• Humko Chemical Plant
• Hunt Food and Industries Inc
• Ill Central R R Company
• Illinois Central Railroad Company
• Indeck Power Equipment Company
• Industrial Insulation Company, Inc.
• International Paper Company
• Ivers and Pond Piano Company
• Kellogg
• Kimberly Clark Corporation
• Koppers Company, Inc.
• Kraus Cleaners
• Kroger Company
• L&N Spur
• L. D. Powell Company, Inc.
• Lamar Steam Laundry
• Lawson Stacker Div
• Liberty Cash Grocers, Incorporated
• Liquid Carbonic Corp
• Loeb's Laundry, Inc.
• M. H. Ellis Company
• M.F.A. Oil Company
• Memphis Auction Team Track
• Memphis Consolidated Gas and Electric Company
• Memphis Defense Depot
• Memphis Furniture Manufacturing Company
• Memphis Gas and Electric Company
• Memphis Hardwood Flooring Company
• Memphis Light and Power Company
• Memphis Light, Gas & Water
• Memphis Mill Company
• Memphis Power & Light
• Memphis St Railway Extension Company
• Memphis Steam Laundry
• Memphis Street Railway Company
• Memphis Union Station Company
• Memphis Water Works
• Mopac Team Track
• Motor Wheel Corp
• Municipal Airport
• Murray Wood Products Company
• National Distillers Prod. Corp
• Nickey Brothers Inc
• Nylon Net Company
• Parkway Pumping Sta
• Penn Speciality Chemical
• Phoenix Cotton Oil Company
• Plough Inc
• Poor & Company
• Power Equipment Company
• Prest Manufacturing Company
• Quaker Oats Company
• Schering Plough Corp
• Sears Roebuck and Company
• Sheanan Pumping Station
• Shelby County Cotton Oil Mill
• Southern Boiler & Tank Works
• Speciality Chemical
• Swift and Company
• Thomas H. Allen Generating Station
• Trumbull Asphalt Company
• Union Seed and Fertilizer Company
• United States Govt Dredge Beta
• United States Naval Station
• Valley Coal and Ice Company
• Velsicol Chemical Corporation
• W. H. Ellis Company
• Wabash Screen Door Company
• Western Electric Company, Incorporated
• Whitsett Lynn Corp
• Willette Street Team Track
• Woolsulate Corporation
• Young Insulation Company

Millington

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Millington

127 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Chickasaw Ordnance Works
• E.I. Du Pont De Nemours
• United States Naval Air Station

Murfreesboro

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Murfreesboro

87 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Carnation Company
• Exalco Manufacturing Company
• G.E. Apple Motor
• General Electric Company
• Olin Steel Treating Company

Nashville

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Nashville

288 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• AC&S
• Aladdin Electronics Div
• Aladdin Industries
• American Agricultural Chem
• American Linen Supply
• AP Green Refractories Company
• Armour Agricultural Chemi
• Armstrong Contracting and Supply
• Baxter Court
• Board of Public Works
• Bon Air Coal and Iron Company
• Boyled Galvanizing Company
• Bradstreet Company
• Breeding Insulation Company Inc.
• Bridgestone Tire
• Bruce Hardwood
• Bush W O Building Company
• C H Reese & Sons
• Ccp Manufacturing Company
• Central Heating Plant
• Cheatham Place Housing Project
• Colony Cleaners
• CSX
• Cumberland Electric Light and Power Company
• Davis Cabinet Company
• Davison Chemical Company
• Dpc Goodyear Tire
• E I Dupont De Nemours
• E.L. Bruce Company
• El Bruce Hardwood Flooring Company
• Electric Light and Power Plant
• Electric Materials Company
• Evans-Hailey Company
• F.D. Wright Company Inc.
• Ferro Corp
• Fessey Park
• Firestone Tire and Rubber Company
• Ford Bacon and Davis
• Ford Glass Plant
• Ford Motor Company
• Foster Engineering Inc
• Gates Rubber Plant
• GCP Manufacturing Company
• Gleason Clay Prod Inc
• Goodyear Tennessee Company
• Harly Holt Company
• Hartford Hosiery Mills
• Herbert & Sons T L
• Ideal Laundry Company
• Industrial Towel & Uniform Service
• J. Bouchard & Sons
• Jakes Foundry
• Kingsboro Textiles Inc
• Kroger Company
• L H Lanier and Son
• Louisville and Nashville Railroad
• M.E.C. Company Inc.
• Marquette Cement Manufacturing Company
• Marvin & Phillips
• Maxwell House Company
• May Hosiery Mills
• Mc Ewen's Laundry, Inc.
• Mead Corporation
• Mead Paperboard Corp
• Mecklenburg Real Estate Company
• Morris-Young-Owens Company
• Morse Boulger Inc
• Nail Castings Company
• Nashville Bridge Company
• Nashville Chattanooga and St Louis Railway
• Nashville Glass Plant
• Nashville Hardwood Flooring Company
• Nashville Linen Service Corporation
• Nashville Machine & Supply Company
• Nashville Railway and Light Company
• Nashville Thermal Transfer Corp
• Nashville Woolen Mill Company
• National Service Industries
• Neuhoff Packing Company
• Noel and Company Inc
• Noland Tank and Galvan Company
• Plibrico Sales & Service Company
• Porcelain Industries
• Precision Tool & Mold
• Radabaugh-Corbitt Company
• Ramada Inn, Trinity Lane
• Reynolds Brothers Plumbing & Heating
• Rhodia Inc.
• Roadbuilders Inc.
• Scovil and Irwon
• State Central Heating
• State Steam Plant
• Stauffer Chemical Company
• Swift & Company
• Swift and Company
• T-C Loc. 409
• Temco Inc
• Tennessee Boiler Company
• Tennessee Central Location North 409
• Tennessee Central Railway Company
• Tennessee Packing Stock Yards Company
• Tennessee Products Corporation
• The Globe Company
• Trailer Sales & Equipment
• Tri‐City Insulation Company
• U.S.S. Agri-Chemicals Company
• United States Tobacco Company
• University of Tennessee
• V & K Masonry Contractors
• W G Bush & Company
• W J Lewis Welding Company
• Warioto Cotton Mills
• Warner Iron Company
• Water Works Department
• Werthan Bag Corp
• Werthan Industries Incorporated
• Western Electric Company Inc
• Wethan Bag Corp
• Weyman Bruton Company
• White Way Laundry
• Wm. Gerst Brewing Company, Inc.
• Young Sales Corporation

Oak Ridge

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Oak Ridge

122 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Allegheny Electric
• Anderson Company
• Area X-10, Steam Plant
• Area Y-12
• Atomic Energy Commission
• Atomic Energy Plant
• Bull Run Steam Plant
• Clinton Engineer Works
• Co-Op Construction
• Department of Energy
• H. K. Ferguson Company
• Hagaman Electric Company
• K-25 Plant
• Kaighon & Hughs
• Martin Marietta and Union Carbide
• Martin Marietta Energy Systems
• Nuclear Company Plant
• O R G D Plant
• Oakridge National Laboratory
• Rust Engineering
• Tennessee Eastman Corporation
• Tennessee Valley Authority
• Union Carbide Chemical Div
• Union Carbide Nuclear Div
• United States Atomic Energy Commission
• Y-12 Area
• Y-12 Plant

Spring City

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Spring City

14 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Tennessee Valley Authority
• Watts Bar Nuclear Plant
• Watts Bar Steam Plant

Tullahoma

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Tullahoma

68 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Allis Chalmers Manufacturing Company
• Arnold Air Force Base
• Arnold Engineering & Development Corporation
• Consolidated Western Steel Company
• Cumberland City Steam Plant
• Gas Dynamics Facilities

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Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer
Statute of Limitations in Tennessee

The specific time limit within which a person who wants to file an asbestos claim must initiate legal actions against the parties responsible is known as the statute of limitations. In Tennessee, the statute of limitations set for asbestos claims is one year from the date when the disease caused by occupational asbestos exposure was discovered.

Heirs can file a wrongful death asbestos claim on behalf of an individual who has passed away because of an asbestos-related disease. For this type of asbestos claim, the family members have to act within one year from the death of their loved one. Adhering to the statute of limitations is crucial, as an asbestos claim filed after this period could get barred.

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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 Tennessee

Current and former residents of Tennesse diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, and their family members should contact us as soon as possible. The statutes of limitations are only one year 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 Tennessee Choose Us?

Our law firm has gained recognition for outstanding service in the field of asbestos litigation. We have an expert team of asbestos exposure lawyers with updated knowledge of the asbestos laws governing Tennessee. We provide the most relevant legal advice after studying your case in-depth. We know that you are already under stress. Our keen interest in making the legal process hassle-free has prompted Tennessee residents to contact our law firm to represent their asbestos case. Additionally, we can recommend the best treatment options in your area as we work in collaboration with a multidisciplinary group of specialists.

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