Michigan is one of the top ten states in the U.S. for the most asbestos-related fatalities. The state has high score also for people living with asbestos-related ailments such as mesothelioma. In most cases, Michigan residents developed asbestos-related diseases because of their occupational exposure to the toxic mineral. An efficient Michigan mesothelioma lawyer can help asbestos victims obtain the compensation they deserve for medical costs, physical pain, suffering, anguish, and more.

Michigan Asbestos-related Statistics

Michigan has very high rate of asbestos-related diseases and deaths when compared with other states in the U.S. Currently the state is ranked 9 for the most asbestos-related fatalities in the country. Nearly 900 Michigan residents lost their lives after developing mesothelioma between 1999 and 2008. Asbestosis caused the deaths of 140 residents during the same period. Most of these victims developed diseases because of their job-related exposure to asbestos fibers.

Michigan and Asbestos Exposure

Many Michigan industries are known for exposing workers to asbestos and asbestos-containing products. The automotive industry founded in Detroit had been a major asbestos exposure source in Michigan. Thousands of workers faced heavy asbestos exposure on a daily basis during their jobs at automobile assembly lines. Several car parts contained asbestos-containing materials until the 1980s.

Additionally, people working at paper mills, construction sites, hospitals, power plants and chemical plants in Michigan also suffered exposure due to the extensive use of asbestos in these industries / facilities. Many old Michigan buildings still contain asbestos.

Michigan Job Sites Known for Asbestos Issues

Automotive Facilities

Buick (Flint)
Cadillac (Detroit)
Chevrolet (Flint)
Chrysler (Detroit)
Ford River Rouge Complex (Dearborn)
General Motors (GM) Assembly Plant in Grand Rapids
Oldsmobile (Detroit)
Plymouth (Plymouth)


Bailey Elementary in Hillsdale
Bridgeport HS in Bridgeport
Capac Elementary in Capac
Charlotte HS in Charlotte
Chelsea HS in Chelsea
Detroit Central HS in Detroit
Erie HS in Erie
Farmington Community School in Farmington
Ferndale HS in Ferndale
Greenville HS in Greenville
Highland Park HS in Highland Park
Highland Park Community College in Highland Park
Hill Center School in Lansing
Howell School District in Howell
Hillsdale Community Health Center in Hillsdale
Michigan State University in Lansing
Livingston Community Care in Livingston
Troy Montessori in Troy
Troy HS in Troy

Public Buildings, Hospitals and Churches

White Pine Middle in White Pine
B Sisters of Mercy Hospital in Farmington
Bridgeport Community Church in Bridgeport
Ferris State University in Grand Rapids

Power Plants

Big Rock Point Nuclear Power Plant in Charlevoix
Cook Nuclear Generating Station in Benton Harbor
Marysville Power Plant in Marysville
Palisades Nuclear Generating Station in South Haven
Weadock Power Plant in Essexville
Wolverine Power Supply in Boyne City

Michigan Statutes of Limitations for Mesothelioma and Asbestos Lawsuits

In Michigan, asbestos-related personal injury suits must be filed within 3 years of the diagnosis or discovery of the disease. The same rule is applicable for wrongful death suits as well. Plaintiffs must file their wrongful death lawsuits within 3 years of the asbestos victim’s death date.

Michigan Medical Assistance

University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center
500 E. Medical Center Dr
Ann Arbor
Phone: 800-865-1125

Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
400 John R St.
Phone: 800-527-6266

Hire a Michigan Mesothelioma Lawyer

Asbestos victims suffering from mesothelioma or other injuries may be entitled to significant compensation. A dedicated Michigan mesothelioma lawyer will be able to help you obtain the compensation you deserve. If you want to contact a leading mesothelioma lawyer in your city, please call us toll-free at 1-800-706-5606 or fill out our contact form.