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Carlsbad, New Mexico

Carlsbad, nestled in the Chihuahuan Desert along the banks of the Pecos River, is a city in and the seat of Eddy County, New Mexico. Originally established as the town of Eddy in 1888, Carlsbad later organized as a municipal corporation in 1893. With the improvement of the mineral springs north of town, and their valuable medicinal qualities, the town changed the name to Carlsbad, after the famous European spa, Karlsbad. In 1918, Carlsbad was officially proclaimed a city. With the re-discovery of Carlsbad Caverns (then known as "Bat Cave") by local cowboys in 1901 and the establishment of Carlsbad Caverns National Park in 1930, Carlsbad gained international recognition.

Today, the pillars of Carlsbad's economy are potash mining, petroleum production, healthcare, tourism and government. The city overlies the rich oil- and gas-producing formations of the Permian Basin and produces more potash than any other location in the country. Carlsbad is home to the DOE's Carlsbad Field Office which operates the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant to safely store the transuranic nuclear wastes from the nation's defense sites. The newest growth industry in Carlsbad is the services sector with a large medical transcription center.

Carlsbad, New Mexico has many jobsites where asbestos exposure occurred. Those who worked with and/or around asbestos containing products are potentially at risk to develop malignant mesothelioma, an asbestos-related cancer. If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma in Carlsbad, you may also benefit from seeking the advice of a mesothelioma lawyer.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Carlsbad

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Carlsbad where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.

  • Duval Sulfur & Potash
  • International Min. & Chemical Corporation
  • International Minerals and Chemicals Corporation
  • Kerr Mcgee Potasa Mine
  • National Mine
  • National Potash Company
  • Owens-Corning
  • Southernwestern Public Service Company
  • Southwest Potash Corp
  • United States Potash Company
  • Western Precipitation

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Carlsbad, New Mexico

Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in New Mexico, you may be entitled to compensation. You may have limited time to file a claim. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and have a pathology report in hand to support that diagnosis, you are eligible for financial assistance.

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