01. Laws and Regulations
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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02. Asbestos Jobsites
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
- Iowa State University
- University of Iowa
- J W Davis Company
- Burlington Northern Railroad
- Cargill, Inc.
- Duane Arnold Nuclear Powerhouse
- Iowa Electric Light & Power Company
- Iowa Steel & Iron Works
- Merchants National Bank
- Putnam Asbestos Company
- Taylor Insulation Company
- Burpee Seed Company
- E I Dupont De Nemours Company
- Fluor Corporation
- Union Pacific Railroad
- USI Chemical Co.
- Alcoa Company
- Oscar Mayer & Company
- Whitehead Machinery Company
- Ap Green Refractories Company
- Armstrong Rubber Manufacturing Company
- Firestone Tire & Rubber Company
- Iowa Power and Light
- Iowa Power and Light
- Irwin Chemical Company
- John Deere Company
- R R Donnelly and Sons Company
- Allied Chemical
- Interstate Pipe & Supply Company
- Virginia Carolina Chemical Company
- Celotex Corporation
- Certain-Teed Products Company
- Georgia Pacific Corporation
- M. W. Kellogg Company
- National Gypsum
- Chevron Chemical Company
- Dial Corp
- Dupont Chemical
- Us Army Ardination Plant
- Proctor & Gamble Company
- United Light and Railway Company
- Veterans Administration Hospital
- General Mills Inc
- Mississippi River Power Company
- The Hubinger Company
- Fisher Controls Company
- American Crystal Sugar
- Northwestern Portland Cement
- American Herbicide Plant
- Maytag Company
- John Morrell & Company
- Us Naval Reserve Aviation Base
- Fairmont Foods
- Fort Neil Army Base
- International Milling Company
- Sioux City Coal and Gas
- Terra Chemical Incorporated
- A. Y. Mcdonald Manufacturing. Company
- Borden Company
- Deere & Company
- Rath Packing Company
- Saint Francis Hospital
- Waterloo Gas and Electric Company
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.
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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.
- Ames, IA
- Baldwin, IA
- Cedar Rapid, IA
- Cedar Rapids, IA
- Clinton, IA
- Davenport, IA
- Decorah, IA
- Denison, IA
- Des Moines, IA
- Dubuque, IA
- Forest City, IA
- 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.
$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.
05. Law Firms
Mesothelioma Law Firms Practicing 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 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.
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
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
2 years after mesothelioma diagnosis
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.