Connecticut is an industrial powerhouse and has deep connection to naval and shipping activity. As almost all industries and naval facilities in the U.S. heavily used asbestos until the 1980s, thousands of former Connecticut workers and military personnel were exposed to the cancer-causing mineral on a daily basis.
Connecticut Statute of Limitations on Asbestos and Mesothelioma Lawsuits
Like many other states, Connecticut also has a very strict statute of limitations for making an asbestos claim in the court of law. A plaintiff must file an asbestos exposure lawsuit within 3 years of the diagnosis or discovery of the asbestos-related injury. In case of a wrongful death complaint, the suit should be filed within 3 years of the actual death date of the victim.
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If you’ve been diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma, asbestosis, or lung cancer, you could be entitled to significant compensation. With the help of a dedicated Connecticut mesothelioma lawyer, you can obtain compensation from asbestos trust funds in 90 days.
Connecticut Asbestos History
Though Connecticut does not have an Atlantic shoreline, it has access to the sea through Long Island Sound estuary to its south. Since very long, Connecticut has several maritime enterprises that build civilian as well as military submarines and ships. The economy of the state is mainly driven by fishing, shipbuilding and ship repair industries. The United States Coast Guard and Navy have two important facilities in Connecticut.
Inland communities like Hartford, Waterbury, and Danbury are home to manufacturing and heavy industry. Factories in these communities produced a broad range of products. However, almost all of them used large amounts of asbestos or asbestos-containing materials until the 1980s. As asbestos is an excellent fire retardant available at cheap cost, it was extensively used in factories, ships, shipyards, repair depots, dockyards, and even in apartments and private homes. Consequently, numerous former Connecticut residents developed life-threatening conditions including mesothelioma.
Connecticut Job Sites with Asbestos Problems
Until the 1980s, almost all Connecticut industries heavily used asbestos in their facilities, machinery, and products. Additionally, as asbestos was a popular construction material until the mid-1980s, it is still present in many old buildings in the state. These buildings include schools, churches, shops and banks. They contain a number of asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) including insulation, tiles, cement, and roof shingles.
American Brass Co
Anaconda Metal Hose
Mattatuck Manufacturing Co
Chase Brass & Copper Co
General Insulation Co
Schools, Churches and Other Buildings
Our Lady of Mt Carmel Church
Sacred Heart Rectory
St. Anne’s Catholic Church & School
St. Margaret’s School
Waterbury Button Shop
Connecticut Asbestos-related Cancer Statistics
Connecticut is ranked 29th in the country in deaths linked to asbestos exposure. According to a report published by the Environmental Working Group in 2004, 240 Connecticut residents died from asbestosis from 1979 until 2001. During the same period, more than 400 individuals died in the state after developing mesothelioma, according to the EWG report.