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Iowa Mesothelioma Lawyers


Asbestos exposure in Iowa is a serious problem that can lead to the development of mesothelioma and related diseases. A local lawyer can help you get compensation to pay for treatments and hold companies accountable for their negligence.

Some of the most prominent job sites where asbestos exposure occurred are listed below. You can also find information about Iowa laws that specifically deal with mesothelioma and asbestos. We list top law firms that have handled cases for mesothelioma victims as well as sample mesothelioma settlements that have been obtained for Iowa residents. We also provide information about the statute of limitations for filing claims in Iowa.

Iowa Asbestos Laws and Regulations

In addition to federal asbestos regulations, Iowa has adopted some state regulations in regard to the handling of asbestos and licensing for asbestos professionals. Below is a brief summary of the asbestos-related laws in Iowa.

Occupational Asbestos Exposure in Iowa

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is responsible for overseeing the majority of the asbestos regulations in Iowa. Specifically, the agency’s Air Quality Bureau ensures that companies within the state abide by the EPA’s NESHAP. Iowa also has an OSHA-approved state plan which is overseen by the Iowa Division of Labor. The Iowa state OSHA office can be found in Des Moines, and their regulations can be viewed under Chapter 3 of the Iowa Administrative Code.

Licensing of Iowa Asbestos Professionals

Any companies involved in asbestos projects must have a state permit, which is valid for one year and must be renewed annually. The Iowa Division of Labor oversees the licensing of all asbestos professionals. These regulations can be found under Chapter 88B of the Iowa Code.

Asbestos Transport and Disposal in Iowa

Asbestos must be transported by certified professionals and disposed of in a landfill that’s equipped for hazardous waste like asbestos. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is responsible for overseeing the proper disposal of asbestos.

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Iowa Sites Where Mesothelioma Victims Worked

Hundreds of commercial and military work sites throughout Iowa 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 Iowa.

Commercial and Military Asbestos Exposure in Iowa

Beyond the list above, asbestos exposure was prevalent at many other work sites in Iowa 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.

Iowa Mesothelioma Lawsuits

Iowa 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.

  • Fort Madison, IA
  • Keokuk, IA
  • Marshalltown, IA
  • Oskaloosa, IA
  • Traer, IA
  • Truro, IA
  • Underwood, IA
  • Waterloo, IA
  • West Des Moines, IA
  • Westfield, IA

Mesothelioma Settlements Obtained for Iowa Workers

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

Iowa Mesothelioma Settlements
  • $4.1 MILLION

    Navy / Laborer - 71 years old

  • $3.2 MILLION

    Sales / Household - 64 years old

  • $2.9 MILLION

    Plantworker - 79 years old

  • $2.9 MILLION

    Household / Clerk - 64 years old

  • $2.5 MILLION

    Air Force / Plantworker - 72 years old

  • $1.8 MILLION

    Office Worker / Teacher - 58 years old

  • $1.8 MILLION

    Navy / Machinist - 68 years old

  • $1.1 MILLION

    Air Force / Mechanic - 82 years old

  • $700,000

    Maintenance - 54 years old

  • $700,000

    Farmer / Home Renovations - 55 years old

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

Mesothelioma Law Firms that Practice in Iowa

The following law firms have lawyers who specialize in handling mesothelioma cases. These firms either have offices in Iowa or have filed lawsuits on behalf of Iowa residents. They have knowledge of asbestos companies that have unknowingly 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 Gori Julian and Associates, P.C., 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.

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Iowa Mesothelioma Filing Deadlines

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

Iowa Mesothelioma Lawsuit Deadlines
  • 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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Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Iowa, you may be entitled to compensation. You may have limited time to file a claim. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and have a pathology report in hand to support that diagnosis, you are eligible for financial assistance.

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Author: Linda Molinari

Editor in Chief, Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance

Linda Molinari

Reviewer: Jennifer R. Lucarelli

Lawyer for Mesothelioma Victims and Their Families

Jennifer R. Lucarelli
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