Mesothelioma Lawyers in Kansas
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.
Some of the most prominent job sites where asbestos exposure occurred are listed below. You can also find information about Kansas 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 Kansas residents. We also provide information about the statute of limitationsfor filing claims in Kansas.
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.
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
- Apco Oil Corporation
- Kansas Gas and Electric Company
- Nustar Energy
- Shell Petroleum Corporation
- Alcorn Combustion Company
- Bethlehem Supply Company
- Keas Drilling Company
- Western Petro Chemical Corp
- National Refining Company
- Natural Refrigeration Company
- Page Milk Company
- Santa Fe Power Plant
- Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corporation
- Farmland Industries Chemical
- Western Power and Gas Company, Inc.
- Frontier Oil Kansas
- Getty Refining and Marketing
- Lion Chemical Corporation
- Texaco Oil Refinery
- Vickers Petroleum
- Holt Plumbing Company
- Morton Salt Company
- Superior Boiler
- United Power and Light Corp
- 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
- Del Monte Foods
- FMC Corporation
- Westvaco Corporation
- Fort Leavenworth
- Geiger A M Cement Company
- Leavenworth Military Base
- U.S. Penitentiary
- Allied Signal, Inc.
- Gulf Oil Company
- International Milling Company
- Schilling Air Force Base
- E. I. Dupont De Nemours & Company
- 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
- 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.
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
Mesothelioma Settlements Obtained for Kansas Workers
We have listed below a few of the verdicts and settlements compensating victims of asbestos exposure in Kansas.
Secretary - 61 years old
Farmer/ Electrician - 84 years old
Navy / Plantworker - 69 years old
Navy / Refinery - 78 years old
Plantworker / Carpenter - 84 years old
Navy / Machinist - 75 years old
Mechanic - 68 years old
Navy Worker - 72 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.
Kansas Mesothelioma and Asbestos Law Firms
The following law firms have attorneys with significant experience in litigating mesothelioma cases. These 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 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.
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.
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.
Consult with a Kansas Mesothelioma Lawyer Today
Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in Kansas, 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.