Home   >   All U.S. States  >  Exposed to Asbestos in Washington?

Exposed to Asbestos in Washington?

Washington has numerous shipbuilding facilities, oil refineries, power plants, timber and paper mills, and aluminum processing industries that were known for the widespread use of asbestos that lead to occupational exposure.

How and Where Were You Exposed to Asbestos in Washington?

Washington has many ports and shipyards located in its major cities such as Olympia, Seattle, and Tacoma.

Aberdeen

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Aberdeen

33 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Anderson Middleton Lumber Company
• Dabney Mack
• Gray’s Harbor Railway and Light Company
• Harbor Plywood Corporation
• Pacific Heating Company
• Sierra Pacific Ind
• Wilson Brothers and Company

Anacortes

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Anacortes

148 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Allied Chemical
• Bechtel Corporation
• Collier Carbon & Chemical Company
• E.K. Wood Lumber Company
• Equilon
• Fisher Packing Company
• Morrison Mill Company
• Northwest Petrochemical
• Puget Sound Refining Company
• Puget Sound Works
• Shell Oil Company
• Shell Oil Refinery
• Snelson-Anvil, Inc.
• Tecnal Corp
• Tesoro West Coast
• Texaco Incorporated
• Texaco Oil Refinery
• Texas Company

Attalia

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Attalia

41 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Boise Cascade Corp
• Cascade Kraft, Division of Boise Cascade Corp
• Columbia Kraft Corp

Auburn

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Auburn

242 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Austin Receiving
• Boeing Company
• Northern Pacific Railway Company

Bellevue

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Bellevue

242 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Mutual Materials Company

Bellingham

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Bellingham

209 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Armstrong Cont & Supplies
• Atlantic Richfield Company
• Bloedel Donovan Lumber Company
• Brooks Lumber Company
• Brower Company
• Burlington Northern Uptown
• Columbia Cement
• E. K. Wood Lumber Company
• Georgia Pacific Pulp & Paper
• International Crossarms
• Larson Lumber Company
• Puget Sound Pulp & Paper
• Puget Sound Pulp and Timber Company
• Puget Sound Traction Light and Power Company
• Talbott Shipyard
• Tosco Refining
• Whatcom City Railway and Light Company
• Whatcom Falls Milling Company

Birch Bay

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Birch Bay

52 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Atlantic Richfield

Blaine

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Blaine

209 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Atlantic Richfield Co. (Arco)
• Haskell Power Building

Bremerton

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Bremerton

831 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Brand Insulations In
• Bremerton Elect Company
• Bremerton Naval Shipyard
• Bremerton, Charleston Light and Fuel Company
• Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue 6-4
• Dep. of Yards and Docks
• Lents, Inc.
• Naval Supply Center
• Puget Sound Naval Shipyard
• U.S. Naval Submarine Base

Camas

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Camas

140 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Bleach Plant & Digestor
• Crown Columbia Paper Company
• Crown Willamette Paper Company
• Crown Zellerbach Corporation
• Georgia Pacific Corporation
• James River Paper Mill
• Kraft Bleach Plant

Centralia

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Centralia

90 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Centralia Power Plant
• Centralia Steam Plant
• Eastern Railway and Lumber Company
• Northern Pacific Railway Company
• Pacific Power & Light Company
• Trans Alta Centralia Gen Llc
• Wacoal Power Plant
• Weyerhaeuser Hardwoods Company

Chehalis

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Chehalis

45 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Carnation Milk Products Company
• Chet's Wire Rope
• Pacific Coast Condensed Milk Company
• State of Washington
• Washington Oregon Corp

Columbia

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Columbia

1 Asbestos Related Death (1979-2001)

• Columbia Aluminum

Cosmopolis

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Cosmopolis

3 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Grays Harbor Mill
• Weyerhauser Paper Company
• Weyerhauser Timber Company

Everett

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Everett

572 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Boeing, Everett
• Coast Ice and Cold Storage Company
• Everett Flour Mill Company
• Everett Primary Center
• Everett Pulp & Paper Company
• Everett Railway and Electric Company
• Everett Railway Lt and Water Company
• Kimberly-Clark Corporation
• Litwin Corporation
• Lowell Paper Company
• Meyerhouse Timber Company
• National Pole and Treating Company
• Naval Station Everett
• Paine A F B
• Parker Lumber and Box Company
• Scott Paper Company
• Simpson Lee Paper
• Soundview Pulp Company
• Walton Lumber Company
• Weidauer and Lansdown
• Weyerhaeuser Lumber Company
• Weyerhauser Paper Mill
• Weyerhauser Timber Company
• Yankee Hood

Ferndale

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Ferndale

209 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Arco Refinery
• Atlantic Richfield Company
• Bechtel Corporation
• BP Oil Company
• Conocophillips Company
• General Petroleum Refinery
• Intalco Aluminum Company
• INTALCO-Ferndale
• Mobil Chemical
• Mobil Refinery
• Socony Mobil Oil Company

Fort Lewis

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Fort Lewis

215 Asbestos-Related Deaths(1999-2013)

• D A Public Works
• Fort Lewis Laundry
• Pittsburgh and Midway Coal Mingin Company
• U S Army Laundry

Goldendale

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Goldendale

34 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Martin-Marietta Corporation

Hanford

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Hanford

78 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• AEC
• Blaw Knox Company
• Bumstead-Woolford Company
• E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company
• Export Water Line
• Hanford Atomic Works
• Hanford Engineering Works
• Hanford Nuclear Reservation
• Westinghouse Hanford Facility

Hoquiam

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Hoquiam

33 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• E. K. Wood Lumber Company
• Eureka Cedar Lumber and Shingle Company
• Grays Harbor Mill
• Grays Harbor Pulp & Paper Company
• Habor Plywood Corporation
• Hoquiam Plywood Company, Incorporated
• Itt Rayonier, Inc.
• North Western Lumber Company
• Pease & Sons
• Polson Logging Company
• Rainier Paper
• Rayonier Inc.
• Valley Inland Pacific Company

Issaquah

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Issaquah

242 Asbestos-Related Deaths(1999-2013)

• Lakeside Sand & Gravel

Kalama

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Kalama

84 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Dow Chemical Co
• Kalama Chemical, Inc

Kennewick

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Kennewick

78 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Brick Yard
• Cal-Spray
• Chevron Chemical
• Phillips Pacific Chemical

Kent

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Kent

242 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Boeing Aircraft
• Cam Industries
• Liquid Air Incorporated

Keyport

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Keyport

831 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Keyport Torpedo Station;
• Bureau of Yards and Docks;
• United States Naval Torpedo Station;

Klickitat

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Klickitat

34 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• St Regis Paper Co
• Harvey Aluminum

Longview

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Longview

84 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corporation
• Boecon Corporation
• Long Bell Lumber Company
• Long Bell Powerhouse
• Longview Fibre Company
• M&M Plywood Corp
• North Pacific Paper Corporation
• Pulp and Paperboard Division
• Reynolds Aluminum
• Reynolds Metals Company
• Weyerhaeuser Company
• Weyerhaeuser Paper Mill
• Weyerhaeuser Timber Company

Moses Lake

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Moses Lake

39 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Boeing
• Larson Air Force Base
• Northwest Agri Products
• Pronto Foods, Inc.
• Pronto Potato Plant
• Terminal Ice & Cold Storage
• U & I, Inc.
• Utah-Idaho Sugar Company

Olympia

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Olympia

194 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Casco Company
• Continental Can Company
• Georgia Pacific Paper Company
• Kicwit Massart
• Olympia Brewing Company
• Olympia Parking Garages
• Washington Public Service Company
• Washington Veneer Company

Oroville

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Oroville

56 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Haskell & Burns
• Oroville Lumber Co

Pasco

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Pasco

61 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Atomic Energy Plant
• Hanford Project Reactor
• Northern Pacific Railway Company
• Tidewater Shaver Asphalt Company
• Tidewater Terminal Company

Port Angeles

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Port Angeles

129 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Crown Zellerbach Corporation
• Daishowa America
• ITT Rayonier
• Nippon Paper Industries
• Olympic Forest Products Company
• Paraffine Company
• Port Angeles Div
• Rayonier, Inc.
• Siems, Carey H.S. Kerbaugh Company
• Voyage Repair Station - Port Angeles
• Washington Pulp & Paper

Port Townsend

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Port Townsend

74 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Crown Zellerbach Corporation
• Fibre Board Products
• National Paper Products Company
• Port Townsend Paper Company

Pullman

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Pullman

49 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Warren Little & Lund

Quincy

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Quincy

39 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Lamb Western
• Witco Chemical Co., Inc.

Raymond

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Raymond

34 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Willapa Lumber Co.
• Texaco Oil

Renton

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Renton

242 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• AC & S Inc
• Boeing Aircraft Company
• Boeing Renton
• Defense Plant Corp
• E. J. Bartells Company
• K. J. Barnett Inc
• Owens Corning Fiberglas
• Pacific Car and Foundry Company
• Puget Sound Energy
• Steam & Condensate System
• Tank Insulation

Richard

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Richard

78 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• AEC Handford Works
• Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corporation
• Atlantic Richfield Company
• Atomic Energy Commission
• Burns & Roe, Inc.
• Douglas United Nuclear
• General Electric Company
• Hanford Atomic Testing Ground
• Hanford Engineer Works
• Hanford Test Site
• Hanford Works AEC
• Rockwell International
• U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
• WA Public Power Supply System Nuclear Project
• Washington Public Power Supply System

Roslyn

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Roslyn

34 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Northern Pacific Railway Co.
• Northwestern Improvement Co.
• Roslyn Fuel Co.
• Washington State Power Commission

Seattle

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Seattle

242 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Acme Linen Supply
• Aircraft Plywood Corporation
• Alaska Steam
• Alaskan Air Base
• Alaskan Copper Works
• Albers Brothers, Milling Company
• American Legion
• American Linen Supply Company
• American Planter
• American Potato Company
• Armstrong Cont & Supplies
• Associated Shipyard
• Automatic Sprinkler Corporation of America
• Auxiliary Steam Plant
• Becksmith & Kuffel
• Belknap Glass Company
• Bethlehem Steel Shipbuilding
• Boatyard Incorporated
• Boeing Aircraft Corp
• Boeing Company
• Boeing Marine Systems Shipbuilding & Repair
• Brower Company
• Bureau of Yds and Docks
• Burlington Northern Diesel Facilites
• California Incorporated
• California Ink Company
• Carnation Milk Products Company
• Centennial Mill Company
• Chemco Incorporated
• Chemithon Corporation
• Chevron Asphalt Company
• City Light Plant
• City of Seattle Wash Garbage Destructor #2
• Claussen Brewing Company
• Clough Lumber Company
• Columbia and Puget Sound Railway Company
• Commercial Ship Repair
• Container Corp of America
• Contintenal Can Company Incorporated
• Covey Laundry Service
• Crim Incorporated
• Crown Zellerbach Corporation
• Denny Renton Clay and Coal Company
• Diamond Ice and Storage Company
• Downs Northwest Diebold
• Downtown Bon Marche
• Duwamish Shipyard
• E.J. Bartells Company
• E.M. Jorgensen
• E.T. Sampson & Company
• Eastern Cold Storage
• Edison Electric Ill'G Company
• Exxon
• Fiberglas Engineering & Supply Company
• Fiberglas Marine
• Fisher Flouring Mills Inc
• Fishers Siding
• Fluor Extraction Plant
• Foaming Buoyancy Tanks
• Foaming Fire Extinguishers
• Foaming Reefer Boxes
• Ford Center
• Fort Casey
• Fort Fetterman
• Fort Flagler
• Foss Tug & Launch
• Fraser Boiler Shop
• General Electric & Texaco
• Germantown
• Glacier Snow Mountain
• Glen Merritt Company
• Great Northern Diesel Service
• Great Northern Railway. Company
• Greenwood Sea
• Greyhound Bus Terminal
• Gunston Hall
• H C Smith Construction
• Henry Foss Tug
• Henshaw Bulkley and Company
• Hooker Chemical
• Hydraulic Supply Manufacturing Company
• Ideal Cement Company
• Insulation Services Incorporated
• Isaacson Steel Division
• Ivy
• J F Duthie Company
• J H Mac Garegill
• J W Nickle
• Jensen Air Freight Terminal
• Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical
• Kaiser Cement
• Kenai Packers
• Kennecott Cooper Corp
• Kodiak Alaska
• L.G. Massart Company
• Lake Hills Sewage Treatment Plant
• Lake Union Dry-dock Company
• Lake Washington Shipyards
• Liquid Carbonic Corporation
• Lockheed Shipbuilding
• Longview Fibre Company
• Marco Shipyard
• Marine Power & Equipment
• Metro Seattle
• Metropolitan Investment Company
• Monsanto Chemical Company
• Monsanto Company
• Mount Lake Laboratory
• Multi Purpose Hanger Boeing Field
• Mutual Light and Heat Company
• Naval Station
• Naval Supply Depot
• New England Fish Company
• Northern Pacific Railway Company
• Northwest Steel Company
• Northwest Stl Rolling Mills
• Northwestern Glass
• Olympic Calpet Refining Company
• Olympic Steamship Company, Inc.
• Owens-Corning Fiberglas Corporation
• Pacific Brotherhood Investment Company
• Pacific Coast Consolidated Milk Company
• Pacific Iron & Metal Company
• Pacific Northwest Bell
• Package Boiler
• Pier 66
• Plainwell Paper
• Polymer Science Lab
• Portable Pads Insulation Service
• Psf Industries
• Puget Sound Bridge & Dredge Shipyard
• Puget Sound International Railway and Power Company
• Puget Sound Traction Light and Power Company
• Puget Sound Tug & Barge
• Radio Station KIRO
• Rainer Avenue Pumping Station
• Rainier Heat and Power Company
• Ralph Company Incorporated
• Rath Packing Company
• Rayonier Inc
• Refrigerated Transit
• Renton Washington
• Rhone Poulenc Basic Chemicals Inc.
• S E Brown and Company
• Saint Helens Pulp & Paper Company
• Sea Lift
• Sea-Land Warehouse
• Sears Roebuck and Company
• Seattle-Tacoma Power Company
• Seattle Boiler Works
• Seattle Brewing and Malting Company
• Seattle Cedar Lumber Manufacturing Company
• Seattle Electric Company
• Seattle Gas Company
• Seattle Linen
• Seattle Shipyard
• Seattle Steam Corporation
• Seattle Steel
• Seattle Tacoma Airport
• Seattle Terminal Company
• Seattle-Tacoma Satellite Transit System
• Shell Company of California
• Shell Oil Company
• Sick's Rainier Brewing Company
• Siems Drake Puget Sound
• Sitka Pulp Mill Builders
• Slems Drake Puget Sound
• Sodo
• Spear & Burke Oil Company
• Standard Furniture Company
• Sunchon
• Sundfelt Equipment Company
• Supply Laundry Company
• Swanson River Field
• Sweetbrier
• Texaco Oil
• Times Investment Company
• Todd Drydock & Coast Company
• Todd Pacific Shipyards, Inc. - Seattle
• Troy Cascade Laundry Company
• U. S. N. Air Kodiac
• U.S. Naval Air Station
• Umatilla Reff Lightship
• Under Sea Gardens
• Unicor Inc
• Uniflite Incorporated
• Union Oil Company of California
• Union Pacific Railroad
• United Airlines
• United States Naval Air Station
• V. S. Jenkins Company
• Virginia V Foundation
• Walashek Industrial and Marine
• Washington Iron Works
• Washington Natural Gas
• Washington Rr & Navigation Company
• Weyerhaeuser Technology
• Weyerhaeuser Paper Mill
• Wheeler Osgood Company
• Whidbey Island
• Willamette Iron & Steel
• Wind Tunnel B

Shelton

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Shelton

167 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Joint Power Operation
• Point Power-Simpson Paper Company
• Rainier Pulp & Paper
• Shelton Mill
• Simpson Logging Company
• Simpson Timber Company

Spokane

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Spokane

240 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• A.L. Flewelling
• Alcoa
• Armour and Company
• Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corporation
• B Schade Brewing Company
• Black Carbon Coal Company
• Bumstead & Woolford
• Carnation Company
• Central Steam Plant
• Cook Street
• Defense Plant Corp
• E J Bartels Company
• Fiberglas Engineering & Supply Company
• Fiberglas Warehouse
• General Electric
• Inland Empire Paper Company
• Insulation Inc
• Jas Smyth Plumbing and Heating Company
• Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical
• Kaiser Aluminum Trentwood Words
• Kaiser Mead
• Kaiser Trentwood
• Kerley Chemical Company Inc
• Linde Air Products Company
• Naval Supply Depot
• Northwest Building Matls. Company
• Oregon-Washington Depot
• Oregon-Washington Rr and Navigation Company
• Parkade Job
• Potlatch Forests Incorporated
• Shell Company of California
• Spokane Airport
• Spokane Compressor Company
• Thro' Jas Smyth Plumbing Company
• Union Carbide Corporation
• Waldorf-Hoerner
• Warken Little & Lund
• Washington Water Power Company

Steilacoom

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Steilacoom

215 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Abitibi
• Boise Cascade Corporation
• Stone Consolidated
• West Tacoma Mill

Sumner

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Sumner

215 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Fibreboard Products Company
• Fleischmann Company
• Sonoco Products Company
• Standard Brands

Sunnyside

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Sunnyside

85 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013

• Carnation Company
• Jt Mcintire Mint Farm
• Utah-Idaho Sugar Company

Tacoma

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Tacoma

215 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Ace Furnace & Steel Company
• American Smelting & Refining
• Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corporation
• ASARCO Smelter
• Atlas Foundry & Machine Company
• Avamere Hlthcre-Highlands Ctr
• Blair Waterway Terminal
• Boise Cascade Corp
• Chicago, Milwaukee, St Paul & Pacific Railroad
• Container Corp of America
• E J Bartells Company
• E. T. Dupont Powder Company
• E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company
• Fort Lewis Base
• Georgia Pacific
• Heidelberg Brewing Company
• Hooker Chemical
• Hooker Electrochemical Company
• Independent Insulating Inc
• Jones Block
• Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corp
• Key Services
• Klug & Smith Company
• Kraft Pulp Div St. Regis Paper Company
• Laraby Water Terminal
• Lipsee Company
• Martinac Shipbuilding Corp
• Mobil Oil
• Mt Rainier Depot
• National Realty Company
• Northern Pacific Railroad Company
• Northwest Chair Company
• Northwestern Improvement Company
• Pacific Lime
• Pacific Northwest Bell
• Penn Salt Company of Washington
• Pennsalt Chemicals Corporation
• Pennsylvania Salt Manufacturing Company
• Pennwalt Chemical
• Perter Sandberg
• Philadelphia Quartz Company
• Pioneer Chlor Alkali Company
• Ranier Mechanical Contractors
• Reichold Chemical
• Saint Charles Borromeo
• Saint P. & Tacoma Lumber
• Saint Regis Paper Company
• Seaborne Ship Yards
• Sea-Tac Shipyards
• Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Company
• Simpson Tacoma Kraft Company
• Snogualmie Falls Power Company
• Sound Oil Company
• Sound Refining Inc
• St Regis Paper Company
• St. Paul and Tacoma Lumber Company
• St. Regis Kraft Company
• St. Regis Paper Company
• Subaru-Tacoma
• Superior Service Laundries
• Tacoma Asbestos
• Tacoma Boatbuilding Company
• Tacoma Electro Chemical Company
• Tacoma Gas and Fuel Company
• Tacoma Paperboard
• Tacoma Railway and Power Company
• Tacoma Shipyard
• Tacoma Smelting Company
• Tide Bay Steel Company
• Todd Shipyards Corp - Tacoma
• Union Lumber Company
• United States Gypsum Company
• Urban Plumbing and Heating
• US Air Force, McChord AFB
• US Oil and Refining
• Weyerhaeuser Company
• Weyerhaeuser Timber Company
• Wheeler Osgood Company
• William Gardner and Company

Vancouver

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Vancouver

140 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Alcoa Aluminum-Vancouver
• Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA)
• Ameer
• Becco Chemical Div
• Boise Cascade Corporation
• Buffalo Electric Chemical
• California Packing Corp
• CCC Boring Company
• City Sewage Treatment
• Ford Machinery and Chemical Corporation
• Fort Vancouver Plywood
• George Vancouver
• J R Harvey
• Johnny Ray Boiler Company
• Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical
• Kaiser Shipyard - Vancouver
• Lucky Lager
• Mackall Paine Veneer Company
• North Shore Boat Works
• Pacific Inland Navigation
• United States Spruce Production Corp
• Vancouver Light and Power Company
• Vancouver Shipyard

Velox

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Velox

240 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Douglas United Nuclear
• Icoa
• Industrial Park Building 5
• Naval Supply Depot
• Phillips 66
• Spokane Ind Park Building 5
• Spokane Industrial Park
• U.S. Naval Supply Depot

Walla Walla

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Walla Walla

83 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Boise Cascade Corporation
• Continental Can Company
• Libby, Mcneill, and Libby
• Northwestern Gas and Electric Company
• Terminal Ice & Cold Storage

Wallula

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Wallula

41 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Boise Cascade Corporation
• Cascade Kraft Corporation

Washougal

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Washougal

140 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Pendleton Woolen Mills
• Washougal Woolen Mills

Wenatchee

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Wenatchee

127 Asbestos Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Alcoa Aluminum
• Bridgeport Land Company
• Kaweckt Chemical Company
• Puget Sound Engineering
• Rocky Beach Dam
• Sparks Ready-Pak Incorporated
• Wenatchee Steam Laundry

Whidbey Island

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Whidbey Island

103 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Aircraft Fire Crash Station;
• Fort Casey;
• US Naval Air Station

Yakima

Asbestos Exposure Areas in
Yakima

85 Asbestos-Related Deaths (1999-2013)

• Granger Clay Products
• John I Haas
• Pacific Power and Light Company
• Weber Chevrolet Company

Blaine Ferndale Bellingham Anacortes Port Angeles Port Townsend Keyport Whidbey Island Renton Kent Sumner Bremerton Shelton Centralia Chehalis Longview Kalama Raymond Aberdeen Hoquiam Vancouver Washougal Camas Klickitat Goldendale Roslyn Quincy Sunnyside Hanford Attalia Pasco Pullman Oroville Auburn Bellevue Birch Bay Columbia Cosmopolis Fort Lewis Issaquah Steilacoom Velox Wallula

Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer
Statute of Limitations in Washington

People who have developed asbestos-related diseases due to occupational exposure while working at industrial worksites can file an asbestos claim within a period specified by the state law called the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations in Washington is three years from the day the asbestos-related disease was diagnosed.

In case a mesothelioma or lung cancer patient passes away before his/her settlement, the victim’s family members can step in and file a wrongful death asbestos claim within three years from the death of their loved one.

Free Evaluation & Advice

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 Washington

Current and former residents of Washington diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, and their family members should contact us as quickly as possible after receiving the diagnosis. 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 process of filing your asbestos claim.

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.

See Our Process

Why Residents in Washington Choose Us?

We are a team of experienced lawyers with the expertise and skills needed to handle asbestos claims successfully. Our hardworking attorneys have dedicated themselves to helping clients claim the compensation amount they deserve from their employers. A sound knowledge of the Washington asbestos regulations makes us competent to pursue all types of asbestos claims in this state. Moreover, we are compassionate and understand the situation you are in, and thus make all the legal steps hassle-free so that you have more time to take care of your health. An excellent track record of helping clients across the state of Washington has made residents choose us. In addition to the legal assistance, we can help you decide upon the best medical treatment available in your area.

About Us