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Prolonged asbestos exposure can lead to the development of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. Workplace and military asbestos exposure in Alabama has been and continues to be a serious problem. As treatments for these conditions can be very expensive, you may wish to consult a local lawyer or law firm who can help you get compensation and hold responsible companies accountable for their negligence.

01. Laws and Regulations

Alabama Asbestos Laws and Regulations

Alabama has its own rules and regulations in regard to asbestos that must be followed in addition to federal regulations. Below is a brief summary of asbestos-related laws in Alabama.

Occupational Asbestos Exposure in Alabama

Alabama asbestos laws are primarily enforced by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM). Specifically, the agencies Air Division and Land Division oversee that the state follows the EPA’s NESHAP standards. Their laws can be found under Title 22 of the Code of Alabama 1975. Alabama does not have an OSHA approved state plan. There are two federal OSHA offices in Birmingham and Mobile, as well as an on-site consultation program available through the University of Alabama. This program, Safe State Occupational Safety and Health Consultation Program, is a collaboration with OSHA and is partially funded by the state to help provide free guidance to Alabama industries and more easily correct any violations.

Licensing of Alabama Asbestos Professionals

Any asbestos abatement and disposal must be handled by a licensed professional. The ADEM Air Division must certify all asbestos professionals working in Alabama. The rules and requirements for accreditation can be found under Chapter 335-3-11-.05 of ADEM’s Air Pollution Control Program. The certification expires after one year, so professionals must be reaccredited annually.

Asbestos Transport and Disposal in Alabama

The ADEM’s Land and Air Divisions oversee the appropriate transport and disposal of asbestos-containing materials. These materials can only be disposed of in permitted landfills with ADEM’s approval, following the specific instructions found in ADEM Admin. Code 335-13-4-.26(2).

02. Asbestos Jobsites

Alabama Work Sites Involved in Mesothelioma Lawsuits

Hundreds of commercial and military work sites throughout Alabama have exposed unsuspecting workers to asbestos. We have listed below some of the most egregious jobsites and employers who have been named as defendants in mesothelioma lawsuits filed in Alabama.

Commercial and Military Asbestos Exposure in Alabama

  • Alabama City

    • Republic Steel Corporation
  • Birmingham

    • Alabama Power & Light
    • Alabama Steel & Shipbuilding Company
    • U S Pipe & Foundry Company
  • Bucks

    • Alabama Power Company
  • Chickasaw

    • Gulf Ship Building Company
  • Coosa Pines

    • Kimberly Clark
  • Decatur

    • Monsanto Company
  • Fairfield

    • Tennessee Coal, Iron & R.R. Company
    • U.S. Steel Mill
  • Huntsville

    • Redstone Arsenal
  • McIntosh

    • Ciba Geigy Chemical Company
  • Mobile

    • Alabama Dry Dock and Shipbuilding
    • Gaf Corporation
    • Gulf Ship Building Company
    • International Paper Company
    • Maritime Shipyard
    • Watermans Shipyard
  • Montgomery

    • Gunter Air Force Base
  • Muscle Shoals

    • Tennessee Valley Authority/ Tva/ Sheffield
  • Naheola

    • Marathon Southern Corp
  • Parrish

    • Alabama Power Company
  • Prattville

    • Union Camp Paper Mill
  • Selma

    • International Paper Company
  • Stevenson

    • Widows Creek Power Plant
  • Tuscaloosa

    • Gulf State Paper Mill
    • University of Alabama
  • Tuskegee

    • Tyndall Air Force Base, Mess Hall

In addition to the list above, asbestos exposure has occurred at many other locations in Alabama as well. If the site where you or a loved one was exposed to asbestos is not on the list above, contact an attorney to see if the job site in question had a history of exposing workers to asbestos.

03. Lawsuits

Mesothelioma Lawsuits Filed in Alabama

Residents of Alabama who lived in the following cities and towns have filed mesothelioma lawsuits to protect their rights and to seek compensation from negligent manufacturers and distributers of asbestos.

  • Addison, AL
  • Centre, AL
  • Cullman, AL
  • Dothan, AL
  • Eight Mile, AL
  • Eufaula, AL
  • Florence, AL
  • Gadsden, AL
  • Gardendale, AL
  • Hillsboro, AL
  • Huntsville, AL
  • Jasper, AL
  • Madison, AL
  • Margaret, AL
  • Mobile, AL
  • Montgomery, AL
  • Northport, AL
  • Pine Hill, AL
  • Snead, AL
  • Theodore, AL
  • Toney, AL
  • Town Creek, AL
04. Settlements

Alabama Mesothelioma Settlements and Verdicts

As a reference point, we have provided below a sampling of settlements achieved on behalf of Alabama residents who were exposed to asbestos in the workplace.

  • $3.2 MILLION: Household/Hairdresser – 76 years old
  • $2.5 MILLION: Air Force – 65 years old
  • $1.9 MILLION: Foundry Worker – 58 years old
  • $1.6 MILLION: Pipefitter – 69 years old
  • $1.5 MILLION: Air Force/Renovations – 79 years old
  • $1.2 MILLION: Army/Welder – 75 years old
  • $1.0 MILLION: Mechanic Supervisor – 69 years old
  • $1.0 MILLION: Merchant Marine/Shipyard Worker – 71 years old
  • $900,000: Army – 55 years old
  • $900,000: Air Force/Electric – 64 years old

Note: Each lawsuit is different, and prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome in the future. Contact a reputable Alabama mesothelioma lawyer to understand how much compensation you may be eligible to receive.

05. Law Firms

Top Mesothelioma Law Firms that Practice in Alabama

The following law firms have attorneys with significant experience in litigating mesothelioma cases. These law firms either have offices in Alabama or have filed lawsuits on behalf of Alabama residents. Mesothelioma law firms have extensive knowledge of asbestos manufacturers and distributors that have caused exposure to asbestos to unsuspecting workers.

Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney and Meisenkothen is a national law firm recognized for its representation of over 3,000 hardworking men and women who have been exposed to asbestos and diagnosed with mesothelioma. ELSM’s experience in asbestos litigation spans four decades.

At The Gori Law Firm, we have handled hundreds of mesothelioma lawsuits on behalf of people throughout the United States. This experience allows us to choose jurisdiction in which to file your case based on many factors including but not limited to state of residence, jobsites, and previous and current employers.

Simmons Hanly Conroy

As one of the nation’s leading mesothelioma law firms, Simmons Hanly Conroy has a proven track record. Every mesothelioma lawyer at the firm is committed to helping families affected by mesothelioma and asbestos-related diseases.

06. Filing Deadlines

Mesothelioma Lawsuit Filing Deadlines

Once diagnosed, a mesothelioma victim has a limited amount of time to file a mesothelioma lawsuit in Alabama. For individuals who die from this aggressive cancer, their surviving family members also have a limited period in which to submit a claim. The table below outlines the specific personal injury and wrongful death statutes of limitation in the state of Alabama.

Alabama Mesothelioma Lawsuit Deadlines
Personal Injury

2 years after mesothelioma diagnosis

Wrongful Death

2 years after death from mesothelioma

To avoid missing a filing deadline, one must begin to gather evidence and file a claim quickly. The best way to do so is to hire a lawyer who is experienced with asbestos-related claims. Failing to act before the statute of limitations runs out could result in a loss of the right to compensation for you or your family.

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