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Asbestos exposure in Kansas 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.

01. Laws and Regulations

Kansas Asbestos Laws and Regulations

Asbestos regulations are overseen by the Bureau of Air within the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE).

Asbestos Protection in Kansas

Asbestos protection statutes and regulations are found within the Kansas Asbestos Control statutes. Those same laws provide authorization for KDHE to implement the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP). Owners of all public buildings and commercial facilities in Kansas are required to follow these guidelines, and homeowners are encouraged to do so as well (although individual homes are not required by law to follow the guidelines).

Asbestos Training and Licensing in Kansas

Inspectors and contractors who work with asbestos throughout the State of Kansas must be properly trained and licensed. Training requirements are established by the Kansas Bureau of Air, which also oversees the requirements related to protecting workers, such as various engineering controls and work policies. Any asbestos abatement work in the state must be completed by a certified and licensed contractor.

02. Asbestos Jobsites

Kansas Work Sites Involved in Mesothelioma Lawsuits

Hundreds of commercial and military work sites throughout Kansas 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 Kansas.

Kansas Sites Where Asbestos Exposure Occurred

  • Arkansas City

    • Apco Oil Corporation
    • Kansas Gas and Electric Company
    • Nustar Energy
    • Shell Petroleum Corporation
  • Chanute

    • Alcorn Combustion Company
    • Bethlehem Supply Company
    • Keas Drilling Company
    • Western Petro Chemical Corp
  • Coffeyville

    • National Refining Company
    • Natural Refrigeration Company
    • Page Milk Company
    • Santa Fe Power Plant
  • Dodge City

    • Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corporation
    • Farmland Industries Chemical
    • Western Power and Gas Company, Inc.
  • El Dorado

    • Frontier Oil Kansas
    • Getty Refining and Marketing
    • Lion Chemical Corporation
    • Texaco Oil Refinery
    • Vickers Petroleum
  • Hutchinson

    • Holt Plumbing Company
    • Morton Salt Company
    • Superior Boiler
    • United Power and Light Corp
  • Kansas City

    • Armco Steel
    • Bendix Aviation Company
    • Buick Oldsmobile Pontiac Assembly Div
    • Certain Teed
    • Colgate-Palmolive Company
    • General Motors Corporation
    • Hallmark Cards
    • Harcros Chemical Company
    • Olin Corporation
    • Owens-Corning Fiberglass Corporation
    • Plibrico Sales & Service Company
    • Standard Oil Company
    • Union Pacific Railroad
    • University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Lawrence

    • Del Monte Foods
    • FMC Corporation
    • Westvaco Corporation
  • Leavenworth

    • Fort Leavenworth
    • Geiger A M Cement Company
    • Leavenworth Military Base
    • U.S. Penitentiary
  • Pittsburg

    • Allied Signal, Inc.
  • Riverton

    • Gulf Oil Company
  • Salina

    • International Milling Company
    • Schilling Air Force Base
    • Westinghouse
  • Tecumseh

    • E. I. Dupont De Nemours & Company
  • Topeka

    • BNSF Railway Company
    • Dupont Chemical
    • Forbes Air Force Base
    • Frito Lay, Inc.
    • General Foods Corporation
    • Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company
    • John Morrell & Company
    • Sears, Roebuck & Company
    • Veteran’s Affairs Hospital
    • Western Plumbing & Heating
  • Wichita

    • Boeing Aircraft Company
    • Cessna Aircraft Corp
    • Frontier Chemical Company
    • Howard Johnson
    • Kelley Asbestos Products
    • Mcconnell Air Force Base
    • Occidental Chemicals Corporation
    • Vulcan Chemical

In addition to the list above, asbestos exposure has occurred at many other locations in Kansas as well. If the site where you or a loved one was exposed to asbestos is not on the list above, contact an attorney to see if the job site in question had a history of exposing workers to asbestos.

03. Lawsuits

Kansas Mesothelioma Lawsuits

Kansas 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.

  • Albert, KS
  • Cimarron, KS
  • Clearwater, KS
  • Columbus, KS
  • Derby, KS
  • Great Bend, KS
  • Independence, KS
  • Lenexa, KS
  • Newtown, KS
  • Ottawa, KS
  • Overland Park, KS
  • Phillipsburg, KS
  • Scott City, KS
  • Shawnee, KS
  • Topeka, KS
  • Udall, KS
  • Valley Center, KS
  • Wichita, KS
  • Winfield, KS
04. Settlements

Mesothelioma Settlements Obtained for Kansas Workers

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

  • $2.8 MILLION: Secretary – 62 years old
  • $1.7 MILLION: Navy / Plantworker – 68 years old
  • $1.6 MILLION: Farmer / Electrician – 83 years old
  • $1.5 MILLION: Navy / Refinery – 78 years old
  • $1.4 MILLION: Plantworker / Carpenter – 83 years old
  • $1.3 MILLION: Navy – 73 years old
  • $1.2 MILLION: Navy / Machinist – 75 years old
  • $1.2 MILLION: Construction / Home Renovations – 79 years old
  • $1.1 MILLION: Navy Worker – 68 years old
  • $1.1 MILLION: Mechanic – 67 years old

Note: Each lawsuit is different, and prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome in the future. Contact a reputable Kansas mesothelioma lawyer to understand how much compensation you may be eligible to receive.

05. Law Firms

Kansas Mesothelioma and Asbestos Law Firms

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

Kansas Asbestos Filing Deadlines

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

Kansas Statute of Limitations
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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