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Prolonged asbestos exposure can lead to mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. Workplace and military asbestos exposure in Arkansas 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

Arkansas Asbestos Laws and Regulations

Like other states, Arkansas has a variety of rules about asbestos, in addition to managing federal asbestos programs. Following is a brief summary of asbestos-related laws in Arkansas.

Arkansas Asbestos Regulation 21

The primary Arkansas State law addressing asbestos is the Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission Regulation 21 – most commonly known simply as “Regulation 21.” Initially passed in 1990, the most recent update to Regulation 21 took effect in October 2011. The regulation provides asbestos rules related to work practices around renovations, demolitions, licensing, inspections, training, disposal, transportation, and other related areas. Most of the updates made to Arkansas Regulation 21 since it was first implemented have been to expand coverage or to clarify language related to asbestos abatement and management.

02. Asbestos Jobsites

Arkansas Asbestos Exposure in the Workplace

Many residents of Arkansas who worked at large commercial or military sites were unknowingly exposed to asbestos. Hundreds of major sites throughout Arkansas and the employers who managed them have put unsuspecting workers at risk for exposure to asbestos. Lawsuits have been filed on behalf of numerous people who worked at the following sites in Arkansas.

Arkansas Sites Where Asbestos Exposure Occurred

  • El Dorado

    • American Oil Refinery
    • Monsanto Chemical Company
    • Tosco Corporation
  • Fayetteville

    • Campbell Soup Plant
    • Dillards Dept Store
    • Fayetteville Hospital
  • Fort Smith

    • Gerber Plant
    • Global Steel
    • Triangle Insulation Company
    • Whirlpool
  • Hot Springs

    • Arkansas Power & Light Company
    • Arlington Hotel
    • Army and Navy General Hospital
    • Bechtel Corp
    • Hot Springs Electric Light Company
    • St. Joseph Hospital
    • Union Carbide
    • Vulcan Materials Company
  • Little Rock

    • 3M Company
    • Arkansas State University
    • Army and Navy General Hospital
    • At&T
    • Federal Reserve Bank
    • Little Rock Railway and Electric Company
    • Lucent Technologies
    • Missouri Pacfic Railroad Company
    • Pirelli Tire North America
    • Proctor and Gamble Company
    • U.S. Veteran’s Hospital
    • University of Arkansas
  • North Little Rock

    • W.R. Grace
  • Pine Bluff

    • Dierks Paper Company
    • Dierks Paper Company
    • U. S. Army Pine Bluff Arsenal

Beyond the list above, asbestos exposure was prevalent at many other work sites in Arkansas as well. If the site where you or a loved one was exposed to asbestos is not on the list above, contact a lawyer to see if the jobsite where you worked had a history of exposing workers to asbestos.

03. Lawsuits

Arkansas Mesothelioma Lawsuits

Residents of Arkansas 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.

  • Alexander, AR
  • Bella Vista, AR
  • Benton, AR
  • Bentonville, AR
  • Conway, AR
  • Eureka Springs, AR
  • Fort Smith, AR
  • Garfield, AR
  • Havana, AR
  • Hot Springs Village, AR
  • Jacksonville, AR
  • Little Rock, AR
  • Mountain Home, AR
  • North Little Rock, AR
  • Quitman, AR
  • Rogers, AR
  • Ruby, AR
  • Searcy, AR
  • Sherwood, AR
  • Stuttgart, AR
  • Texarkana, AR
04. Settlements

Arkansas Mesothelioma Settlements and Verdicts

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

  • $3.2 MILLION: Plantworker/Maintenance – 50 years old
  • $2.6 MILLION: Oil Drilling/Plantworker – 68 years old
  • $2.5 MILLION: Navy/Operating Engineer – 72 years old
  • $2.4 MILLION: Household/Office Worker – 61 years old
  • $2.4 MILLION: Engineer – 52 years old
  • $2.0 MILLION: Navy – 52 years old
  • $2.0 MILLION: Plantworker/HVAC – 83 years old
  • $2.0 MILLION: Construction/Machinist – 72 years old
  • $1.6 MILLION: Sheetmetal/Welder – 81 years old
  • $1.5 MILLION: Navy/Electrician – 90 years old

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

05. Law Firms

Mesothelioma Law Firms That Represent Arkansas Residents

The following law firms have attorneys with significant experience in litigating mesothelioma cases. These law firms either have offices in Arkansas or have filed lawsuits on behalf of Arkansas residents. These experienced mesothelioma law firms have extensive knowledge of asbestos manufacturers and distributors 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.

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

Arkansas Asbestos 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 Arkansas are stated in the table below.

Arkansas Mesothelioma Lawsuit Deadlines
Personal Injury

3 years after mesothelioma diagnosis

Wrongful Death

3 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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