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

01. Laws and Regulations

Connecticut Asbestos Laws and Regulations

In Connecticut, asbestos is regulated following adherence to federal laws as well as additional state laws. Below is a brief summary of some of the asbestos laws in Connecticut.

Occupational Asbestos Exposure in Connecticut

The majority of asbestos regulations in Connecticut are handled by the state’s Asbestos Program under the Department of Public Health. The agency oversees the proper management of asbestos in schools and public buildings, the rules for which can be found in Chapter 368 of Title 19a of the Connecticut General Statutes. Connecticut also has a state-approved OSHA plan, known as CONN-OSHA. The agency is responsible for consulting services for public and private businesses in the state, and ensuring companies comply with OSHA standards under federal law.

Licensing of Connecticut Asbestos Professionals

Any removal, disposal, or handling of asbestos materials must be handled by a licensed professional in Connecticut. The Connecticut Department of Public Health’s Asbestos Program collaborates with the Environmental Practitioner Licensure Unit, also under the public health department, to certify, license and regulate asbestos professionals. These regulations can be found in sections 20-440-1 through 20-440-9 of the Regulations of Connecticut State Agencies.

Asbestos Transport and Disposal in Connecticut

The Department of Energy & Environmental Protection oversees the proper transport and disposal of asbestos in qualified landfills. The department’s Bureau of Materials Management and Compliance Assurance authorizes such disposals, the rules of which can be found in Title 22a of the General Statutes of Connecticut.

02. Asbestos Jobsites

Connecticut Sites Involved in Mesothelioma Lawsuits

Hundreds of commercial and military work sites throughout Connecticut 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 Connecticut.

Asbestos Exposure at Connecticut Job Sites

  • Ansonia

    • American Brass Company
  • Bridgeport

    • General Electric Company
    • Raybestos-Manhattan Inc
    • Remington Arms & Ammunition Company
  • Groton

  • Haddam

    • Connecticut Yankee Powerhouse
  • Hartford

    • Colt Firearms
    • Hartford Hospital
    • Hartford Steam Boiler
    • United Technologies
  • Meriden

    • C.N. Flagg & Company
  • Middletown

    • Pratt & Whitney Aircraft
  • Montville

    • Connecticut Light & Power Company
  • New Haven

    • New Haven Coliseum
    • SNET-College Street
    • United Illuminating
    • Yale University
  • New London

    • U.S. Naval Submarine Base
  • Putnam

    • American Optical
  • Shelton

    • B.F. Goodrich
    • Conn Light & Power Company
  • Stratford

    • Sikorsky Aircraft
  • Windsor

    • Bradley Field Airport

Beyond the list above, asbestos exposure was prevalent at many other work sites in Connecticut 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 job site where you worked had a history of exposing workers to asbestos.

03. Lawsuits

Mesothelioma Lawsuits Filed in Connecticut

Connecticut 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.

  • Ansonia, CT
  • Avon, CT
  • Ballouville, CT
  • Baltic, CT
  • Berlin, CT
  • Bethany, CT
  • Bloomfield, CT
  • Branford, CT
  • Bridgeport, CT
  • Bristol, CT
  • Chaplin, CT
  • Cheshire, CT
  • Clinton, CT
  • Colchester, CT
  • Cromwell, CT
  • Danbury, CT
  • Danielson, CT
  • Darien, CT
  • Deep River, CT
  • Derby, CT
  • Durham, CT
  • East Berlin, CT
  • East Hampton, CT
  • East Hartford, CT
  • East Haven, CT
  • East Lyme, CT
  • East Windsor, CT
  • Ellington, CT
  • Enfield, CT
  • Fairfield, CT
  • Glastonbury, CT
  • Griswold, CT
  • Groton, CT
  • Guilford, CT
  • Haddam, CT
  • Hamden, CT
  • Hartford, CT
  • Harwinton, CT
  • Hebron, CT
  • Higganum, CT
  • Jewett City, CT
  • Kensington, CT
  • Killingworth, CT
  • Ledyard, CT
  • Lisbon, CT
  • Madison, CT
  • Manchester, CT
  • Marion, CT
  • Marlborough, CT
  • Meriden, CT
  • Middlebury, CT
  • Middletown, CT
  • Milford, CT
  • Milldale, CT
  • Moodus, CT
  • Moosup, CT
  • Mystic, CT
  • Naugatuck, CT
  • New Britain, CT
  • New Canaan, CT
  • New Haven, CT
  • New London, CT
  • New Milford, CT
  • Newington, CT
  • Newtown, CT
  • Niantic, CT
  • Noank, CT
  • Norfolk, CT
  • North Branford, CT
  • North Franklin, CT
  • North Grosvenordale, CT
  • North Haven, CT
  • North Stonington, CT
  • Northford, CT
  • Norwalk, CT
  • Norwich, CT
  • Oakdale, CT
  • Old Lyme, CT
  • Old Saybrook, CT
  • Orange, CT
  • Oxford, CT
  • Pawcatuck, CT
  • Plainfield, CT
  • Plainville, CT
  • Portland, CT
  • Prospect, CT
  • Putnam, CT
  • Quaker Hill, CT
  • Rocky Hill, CT
  • Sandy Hook, CT
  • Shelton, CT
  • Simsbury, CT
  • Somers, CT
  • South Windsor, CT
  • Southbury, CT
  • Southington, CT
  • Southport, CT
  • Stamford, CT
  • Stonington, CT
  • Stratford, CT
  • Suffield, CT
  • Thomaston, CT
  • Torrington, CT
  • Trumbull, CT
  • Uncasville, CT
  • Vernon, CT
  • Wallingford, CT
  • Waterbury, CT
  • Waterford, CT
  • Watertown, CT
  • West Hartford, CT
  • West Haven, CT
  • West Redding, CT
  • Westbrook, CT
  • Westport, CT
  • Wethersfield, CT
  • Wilton, CT
  • Windsor, CT
  • Windsor Locks, CT
  • Winsted, CT
  • Woodbridge, CT
  • Woodstock, CT
04. Settlements

Connecticut Mesothelioma Settlements and Verdicts

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

  • $4.6 MILLION: Insulator/Navy Worker – 70 years old
  • $3.6 MILLION: Household – 52 years old
  • $3.4 MILLION: Electrician – 55 years old
  • $3.2 MILLION: Navy/Tilesetter – 83 years old
  • $2.8 MILLION: Navy/Pipefitter – 80 years old
  • $2.7 MILLION: Navy Worker/Electrician – 58 years old
  • $2.6 MILLION: Merchant Marine/Inspector – 82 years old
  • $2.5 MILLION: Plantworker – 70 years old
  • $2.4 MILLION: EB Worker – 65 years old
  • $2.4 MILLION: Insulator – 67 years old
  • $2.4 MILLION: Navy Worker/Carpenter – 74 years old
  • $2.3 MILLION: Laborer – 41 years old
  • $2.3 MILLION: Mechanic – 55 years old

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

05. Law Firms

Mesothelioma Law Firms that Practice in Connecticut

The following law firms have lawyers who specialize in handling mesothelioma cases. These firms either have offices in Connecticut or have filed lawsuits on behalf of Connecticut residents. They have knowledge of asbestos companies that have unknowingly caused exposure to asbestos to unsuspecting workers.

Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen

Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney and Meisenkothen is a national mesothelioma 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.

06. Filing Deadlines

Mesothelioma Lawsuit Filing Deadlines

Once diagnosed, a mesothelioma victim has a limited amount of time to file a mesothelioma lawsuit in Connecticut. 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 Connecticut.

Mesothelioma Filing Deadlines in Connecticut
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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