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Commercial and military asbestos exposure in Arizona has placed many men and women in harm’s way. Asbestos exposure can lead to malignant mesothelioma and other related diseases. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may wish to consult a local lawyer who can help you get compensation to pay for medical treatments and hold responsible companies accountable for their negligence.

01. Laws and Regulations

Arizona Mesothelioma and Asbestos Laws

Federal laws and regulations generally cover most asbestos matters in Arizona, but there are various agencies and some county-specific regulations that oversee the handling and disposal of asbestos.Occupational Asbestos Exposure in Arizona

Occupational Asbestos Exposure in Arizona

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) oversees most of the asbestos regulations in Arizona, ensuring that agencies adhere to the EPA’s NESHAP regulations. The Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) coordinates with OSHA to keep workers safe, which can be found under Chapter 2 of Title 23 of the Arizona Revised Statutes. Maricopa, Pinal and Pima counties also have their own specific asbestos regulations that go beyond the NESHAP requirements for their residents.

Licensing of Arizona Asbestos Professionals

All asbestos professionals in Arizona must go through proper training and certification through an EPA approved program. ADEQ oversees the licensing process, regulations for which can be found under Article 2 of Title 49 of the Arizona Revised Statutes.

Asbestos Transport and Disposal in Arizona

ADEQ also oversees the proper disposal of asbestos waste in Arizona. They must be notified at least 45 days in advance of such projects, and waste must be transported to a certified landfill as stated under NESHAP regulations.

02. Asbestos Jobsites

Arizona Sites Where Mesothelioma Victims Worked

Hundreds of commercial and military work sites throughout Arizona 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 Arizona.

Arizona Sites Where Asbestos Exposure Occurred

  • Ajo

    • Phelps Dodge Copper Mine
  • Clarkdale

    • Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Plant
  • Cochise

    • Apache Generating Station
    • General Electric
  • Douglas

    • Calumet and Arizona Mining Company
    • Copper Queen Consolidated Mining Company
  • Flagstaff

    • Flagstaff Electric Light Company
  • Hayden

    • American Smelting & Refining Company
    • Ray Consolidated Copper Company
  • Morenci

    • Morenci Power Plant
  • Page

    • Page Power Plant
  • Phoenix

    • Alcoa (F/K/A Reynolds Metals)
    • Arizona Light and Power Company
    • General Electric
    • Luke Air Force Base
    • Reynolds Metals Company
    • Salt River Project
  • San Manuel

    • Magma Copper Company
  • Tempe

    • Arizona State University
    • Kaiser Refractories
    • Salt River Project
  • Tucson

    • Duval Mine
    • Hughes Aircraft
    • Tucson Gas and Electric Company
    • University of Arizona
    • University of Arizona

In addition to the list above, asbestos exposure has occurred at many other locations in Arizona 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

Arizona Mesothelioma Lawsuits

Arizona residents living in the following towns and cities have filed mesothelioma lawsuits to protect their rights and seek compensation from manufacturers and distributers of asbestos.

  • Apache Junction, AZ
  • Avondale, AZ
  • Buckeye, AZ
  • Chandler, AZ
  • Flagstaff, AZ
  • Fountain Hills, AZ
  • Gilbert, AZ
  • Glendale, AZ
  • Gold Canyon, AZ
  • Goodyear, AZ
  • Green Valley, AZ
  • Kingman, AZ
  • Marana, AZ
  • Maricopa, AZ
  • Mesa, AZ
  • New River, AZ
  • North Phoenix, AZ
  • Oro Valley, AZ
  • Peoria, AZ
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Prescott, AZ
  • Safford, AZ
  • San Manuel, AZ
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • Sierra Vista, AZ
  • Snowflake, AZ
  • Springerville, AZ
  • Sun City, AZ
  • Sun City West, AZ
  • Sun Lakes, AZ
  • Surprise, AZ
  • Tubac, AZ
  • Tucson, AZ
  • Winkelman, AZ
  • Yuma, AZ
04. Settlements

Mesothelioma Settlements Obtained for Arizona Workers

We have listed below a few of the verdicts and settlements compensating victims of asbestos exposure in Arizona.

  • $4.5 MILLION: Plantworker/Construction – 73 years old
  • $4.0 MILLION: Navy/Welder – 58 years old
  • $3.9 MILLION: Navy/Powerhouse – 62 years old
  • $3.0 MILLION: Construction – 77 years old
  • $3.0 MILLION: Navy/Self Employed – 77 years old
  • $2.8 MILLION: Marines/Office Worker – 71 years old
  • $2.6 MILLION: Navy/HVAC – 77 years old
  • $2.5 MILLION: Navy – 82 years old
  • $2.5 MILLION: Insulator/Construction – 62 years old
  • $2.4 MILLION: Shipyard Worker – 73 years old
  • $2.4 MILLION: Railroad – 84 years old
  • $2.4 MILLION: Teacher/Plantworker – 72 years old
  • $2.3 MILLION: Navy – 68 years old

Note: Every case is different, and prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Contact a reputable Arizona lawyer to understand how much compensation you may be eligible to receive.

05. Law Firms

Mesothelioma Law Firms that Practice in Arizona

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

Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen

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.

Gori Julian & Associates, P.C.

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.

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

Arizona Mesothelioma Filing Deadlines

The length of time an individual has to file a mesothelioma lawsuit varies from state to state. The length of time also will vary depending on whether you are filing a personal injury lawsuit or a wrongful death lawsuit. The deadlines for filing a mesothelioma lawsuit in the state of Arizona are stated in the table below.

Mesothelioma Filing Deadlines in Arizona
Personal Injury

2 years after mesothelioma diagnosis

Wrongful Death

2 years after death from mesothelioma

Gathering the evidence necessary to file a mesothelioma lawsuit can be time-consuming, so it is important to begin the process as soon as possible. Talk to a lawyer experienced with asbestos-related claims to make sure that you and your family do not lose your right to compensation.

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