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Arkansas Mesothelioma Lawyer

Arkansas is ranked 35 in the United States for the number of deaths linked to asbestos exposure, with more than 200 fatalities between 1999 and 2008. Though it is smaller than other states, still there are a number of job sites in the state which used cancer-causing asbestos in pipes, insulation, products, machinery, furnaces, and more.

Currently there is over $30 billion in mesothelioma trust funds established for individuals who suffered asbestos exposure and developed injuries due to negligent actions of other parties. If you suffer from health injuries linked to asbestos exposure, such as mesothelioma, an experienced Arkansas mesothelioma lawyer can help you obtain compensation from trust funds in 90 days.

Arkansas Job Sites with Asbestos Issues

In 2011 December, the EPA inspected a North Little Rock community after residents raised concerns over asbestos exposure. Between 1953 and 1989, North Little Rock Salvage ran an asbestos-processing plant in the city. The EPA found significant asbestos contamination in the area. Many former workers of the asbestos-processing facility and thousands of residents are at the risk of developing mesothelioma and other diseases linked to asbestos exposure.

Other Job Sites Associated with Asbestos in Arkansas

In addition to the North Little Rock plant, there were several other companies and businesses that used asbestos heavily until the 1980s. Many buildings constructed before the 1980s also contain asbestos. These buildings include schools and hospitals. In general, former power plant employees, pipefitters, teachers, chemical plant workers, and teachers are the highest risk of asbestos exposure. Following are some companies, plants or schools where people were exposed to asbestos on a daily basis:

Ace Contractors
Ace Supply
Ark Power & Light Co
Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation
Arkansas Light & Power Co
Arkansas Mechanical Contractors
Arkansas Power & Light Co
Biturate Product Co
Cecil Lynch Station
Columbia Carbon
Columbian Gibson Co
Dodson Insulation Co Incorporated
El Dorado Chemical
Fort Smith Light &Traction Co
Gerber Plant
Global Steel
John L. McClellan Generating Station
Kansas Power and Light Co
Koppers Co Incorporated
Lake Catherine Power Station
Lynn Whitsett Co
M.M. Cohn Store
Mopac Railroad Co
N.A.D. Ordnance Plant
Oak Grove Elementary
Oklahoma Gas & Elec Tire Co
Reynolds Aluminum Co
Southside HS
Southern Kraft Corp
Triangle Insulation Co
Tri State Mill and Supply Co
Vender Bros Incorporated
Whirlpool Co
Williams Energy Co

Arkansas Asbestos Statistics

Arkansas had 15 asbestos-related deaths in 2005. From 1999 until 2005, 93 asbestos-related deaths were reported in the state. From 1999 until 2008, there were 202 fatalities linked to asbestos exposure. Of these, 135 deaths were from mesothelioma while 67 deaths were caused by asbestosis.

Arkansas Statute of Limitations on Asbestos and Mesothelioma Cases

Arkansas statute of limitations is the same for personal injury and asbestos-related lawsuits. The plaintiffs have to file the lawsuit within 3 years of the diagnosis or discovery of the injury. This rule is applicable for wrongful death suits as well. The plaintiffs should file the suit within three years of the death date of the victim.

Medical Assistance in Arkansas

Managing an asbestos-related illness and choosing the best treatment options can be a hard task for the victims and their loved ones. However, it is vitally important for mesothelioma patients to get proper treatment from a specialized physician. Though mesothelioma can’t be cured completely, the symptoms of cancer can be alleviated and the life quality can be improved substantially using various treatments.

The Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at University of Arkansas is a National Cancer Institute-designated care facility with physicians, researchers, and cancer specialists focusing on malignant mesothelioma and other diseases linked to asbestos exposure.

Hire an Arkansas Mesothelioma Lawyer

As mentioned earlier, those who suffer from various diseases linked to asbestos exposure may be entitled to large financial compensation for their physical pain, mental anguish, medical costs, lost wages, and more. To consult a leading Arkansas mesothelioma lawyer, please contact us at 1-800-706-5606 or fill out our online contact form.