01. Laws and Regulations
Kentucky Asbestos Laws and Regulations
In general, Kentucky closely abides by federal regulations in regard to asbestos with some additional requirements. Below is a brief summary of asbestos laws in Kentucky.
Occupational Asbestos Exposure in Kentucky
The Kentucky Division of Air Quality, under the state’s Department of Environmental Protection, oversees the majority of asbestos regulations. The division oversees that both NESHAP and AHERA are abided by. Local air pollution boards also oversee asbestos regulations with additional control standards in some areas, like Jefferson County. Kentucky has a state-approved OSHA plan to ensure workers are protected from asbestos exposure. These regulations are available under Chapter 338 of the Kentucky Revised Statutes.
Licensing of Kentucky Asbestos Professionals
In order to work with asbestos in Kentucky, a person must be licensed. The Kentucky Division of Air Quality oversees the licensing of asbestos professionals. Their licensing laws can be found under Chapter 58 of Title 401 of the Kentucky Administrative Regulations.
Asbestos Transport and Disposal in Kentucky
All asbestos waste must be transported by qualified professionals with the proper notification, and disposed of in a certified landfill. These laws can also be found under Chapter 58 of Title 401 of the Kentucky Administrative Regulations.
02. Asbestos Jobsites
Kentucky Sites Where Mesothelioma Victims Worked
Many residents of Kentucky who worked at large commercial or military sites were unknowingly exposed to asbestos. Hundreds of major sites throughout Kentucky and the employers who managed them have put unsuspecting workers at risk for exposure to asbestos. Lawsuits have been filed on behalf of numerous people who worked at the following sites in Kentucky.
Commercial and Military Asbestos Exposure in Kentucky
- Allied Chemical Corporation
- Armco Steel Corporation
- Ashland Oil & Refinery Company
- Olin-Mathieson Chemical Corporation
- B.F. Goodrich Chemical Company
- Kentucky Utilities Company
- Fort Knox Hospital
- Ashland Oil & Refinery Company
- Bluegrass Insulation
- University of Kentucky
- Bechtel Corporation
- Louisa Power
- B. F. Goodrich Chemical Company
- Fischer Packing Company
- General Electric Company
- Girdler Catalysts & Chemical Company
- Henry Fischer Packing Company
- Kentucky Asphalt Company
- Louisville Gas & Electric Company
- Philip Morris Incorporated
- Reynolds Metals Company
- University of Louisville
- Morehead State College
- Owensboro Municipal Utilities
- Illinois Central R R Company
- Illinois Central Railroad Company
- Tennessee Valley Authority
- Shawnee Steam Plant
Beyond the list above, asbestos exposure was prevalent at many other work sites in Kentucky 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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Mesothelioma Lawsuits Filed in Kentucky
Residents of Kentucky who lived in the following cities and towns have filed mesothelioma lawsuits to protect their rights and to seek compensation from negligent manufacturers and distributers of asbestos.
- Alvaton, KY
- Ashland, KY
- Bowling Green, KY
- Burkesville, KY
- Campbellsville, KY
- Cannonsburg, KY
- Danville, KY
- David, KY
- Ft Thomas, KY
- Georgetown, KY
- Gravel Switch, KY
- Greenville, KY
- Henderson, KY
- LaGrange, KY
- Lexington, KY
- Louisville, KY
- Maysville, KY
- Middlesboro, KY
- Newport, KY
- Owensboro, KY
- Pendleton, KY
- Pine Knot, KY
- Richmond, KY
- Sandy Hook, KY
- Versailles, KY
Kentucky Mesothelioma Settlements and Verdicts
We have listed below a few of the verdicts and settlements compensating victims of asbestos exposure in Kentucky.
$4.8 MILLION: Household / Plantworker – 65 years old
$3.2 MILLION: Maintenance – 61 years old
$2.1 MILLION: Navy / Pipefitter – 73 years old
$1.8 MILLION: Navy / Warehouse Worker – 75 years old
$1.5 MILLION: Insulator / Plantworker – 60 years old
$1.5 MILLION: Maintenance / Electrician – 85 years old
$1.4 MILLION: Furnace Operator / Plantworker – 57 years old
$1.4 MILLION: Marines / HVAC – 81 years old
$1.1 MILLION: Army / Laborer – 75 years old
$1.1 MILLION: Navy / Engineer – 82 years old
Note: Each lawsuit is different, and prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome in the future. Contact a reputable Kentucky mesothelioma lawyer to understand how much compensation you may be eligible to receive.
05. Law Firms
Mesothelioma Law Firms that Represent Kentucky Residents
The following law firms have attorneys with significant experience in litigating mesothelioma cases. These law firms either have offices in Kentucky or have filed lawsuits on behalf of Kentucky 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 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
Kentucky Asbestos Filing Deadlines
Once diagnosed, a mesothelioma victim has a limited amount of time to file a mesothelioma lawsuit in Kentucky. 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 Kentucky.
Mesothelioma Filing Deadlines in Kentucky
1 year after mesothelioma diagnosis
1 year 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.