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 Regula–tion 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.
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
- American Oil Refinery
- Monsanto Chemical Company
- Tosco Corporation
- Campbell Soup Plant
- Dillards Dept Store
- Fayetteville Hospital
- Gerber Plant
- Global Steel
- Triangle Insulation Company
- 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
- 3M Company
- Arkansas State University
- Army and Navy General Hospital
- 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
- 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.
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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
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.
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. They have extensive knowledge of asbestos manufacturers and distributers 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.
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.
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
3 years after mesothelioma diagnosis
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.