The Mississippi economy is primarily driven by agriculture, however, Mississippi’s shoreline along the Gulf of Mexico is home to a number of oil production facilities and shipyards. Both these businesses are known for extensive use of asbestos. Since 1979, according to the Environmental Working Group, more than 600 people have died in Mississippi because of various asbestos-related illnesses. They have been diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma, asbestosis, or other ailments caused by asbestos exposure and perhaps be eligible to obtain a large amount of money in compensation from asbestos trust funds. The help of dedicated Mississippi mesothelioma lawyers is vital for asbestos exposure victims and their families.
Hiring Mississippi Mesothelioma Lawyers
USAEP.org has helped many asbestos victims and their families to identify their legal options and obtain the compensation they deserve. We aid them in finding leading Mississippi mesothelioma lawyers with our free support tools and information options. At the top of every page is a button that reads “Click to File Your Claim” providing a form to start your claim. Furthermore, in the right margin on most pages you’ll see our asbestos claim calculator and above that is a form to get an information package on trust funds. You can speak to a claims manager if you have any questions about this free service or an asbestos exposure claim by calling us at 800-793-4540. Their main goal is help you to hire a qualified Mississippi mesothelioma lawyer.
Mississippi Statute of Limitations for Asbestos-related Lawsuits
To make a legal asbestos exposure claim in Mississippi, plaintiffs have to file a lawsuit within the statute of limitations of the state. The plaintiffs have 3 years from the date of the official diagnosis of the asbestos-related injury to file a lawsuit. Wrongful death claims relating to asbestos exposure should be filed within 3 years from the death date of the victim.
We provide legal assistance to victims of asbestos exposure in every town and city in Mississippi, including: Gulfport, Jackson, Raleigh, Hattiesburg, Southaven, Meridian, Tupelo, Biloxi, O Greenville, Horn, live Branch, Clinton, Lake Pearl, Ridgeland, Madison, Starkville, Columbus, Vicksburg, Pascagoula, Brandon, Oxford, Laurel, Ocean Springs, Gautier, Natchez, Clarksdale, Greenwood, Hernando, Long Beach, Moss Point, Corinth, Canton, McComb, Grenada, Cleveland, Brookhaven, Yazoo, Byram, St. Louis, West Point Bay, Picayune, Petal, Indianola, D’Iberville, Booneville, Diamondhead, Gulf Hills, New Flowood, Albany, St. Martin, Senatobia, Batesville, Holly Springs, Kosciusko, Philadelphia, Amory, Latimer, Waveland, Richland, West Hattiesburg, Columbia, Louisville, Pontotoc, Gulf Park Estates, Forest, Vancleave, Ripley, Pass Christian, Aberdeen, Saltillo, Carthage, Crystal Springs, Waynesboro, Ellisville, Winona, Magee, Wiggins, Florence, Leland, Pearl River, University, Fulton, Beechwood, Hazlehurst, Houston, Escatawpa, Nicholson, Tutwiler, Newton, Morton, Baldwyn, Water Valley, Mississippi State, New Hope, Lucedale, Verona, Ruleville, Okolona, Iuka, Macon, Poplarville and more.
Asbestos in Mississippi Job Sites
Gulfport, the second largest city in Mississippi, is known for asbestos issues due to the presence of quite a few major shipyards, including the one operated by the Trinity Marine Group. The Trinity yard covers almost 38 acres of the waterfront of Gulfport. It includes a 200,000 sq. ft. manufacturing area and 84,000 sq. ft. outfitting area. The Trinity yard was being operated under the name of “Halter Marine Group” until the 1990s. Before the 1980s, asbestos was heavily used in the shipbuilding process. As a result, many former Trinity Yacht workers developed life-threatening asbestos-related injuries including mesothelioma.
The City of Pascagoula, another important shipbuilding center on the Gulf coast of Mississippi, is home to Ingalls Shipbuilding, a division of shipbuilding major Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), was the largest job source in the state. Ingalls’ Pascagoula facility provides jobs to more than 11000 Mississippians. It covers nearly 800 acres and is an important source of U.S. Navy ships. Unfortunately, the facility heavily relied on asbestos until the 1970s. Consequently, many former military personnel and workers who built, maintained, or served aboard vessels suffered regular asbestos exposure.
Mississippi Job Sites Associated with High Asbestos Use
- Hercules Power Plant
- Mississippi Power & Light (in (Hattiesburg, Greenville, Jackson, Tupelo and Vicksburg)
- Vicksburg Power Plant
- Watson Power Plant
- Wilson Power Plant
- Philips Day-Brite
- Lighten Shipyard
- Ingalls Shipbuilding
- Chicago Bridge & Iron Shipyard
- Georgia Pacific Pulp & Paper
- Regis Paper Co
Hospitals and Schools
- Coahoma County Hospital
- Denman Junior HS
- Columbia Training School
- University of Mississippi
Other Companies and Businesses
- Kaiser Aluminum
- VA Medical Center
- Greenville Mills
- Armstrong Cork Co
- Transco Compression Station
- Mississippi Gulf Refining Co
- Black Creek Refinery