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Asbestos exposure in Kentucky 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.  Read more about legal options available to you in Kentucky.

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

  • Ashland

    • Allied Chemical Corporation
    • Armco Steel Corporation
    • Ashland Oil & Refinery Company
  • Brandenburg

    • Olin-Mathieson Chemical Corporation
  • Calvert City

    • B.F. Goodrich Chemical Company
  • Dix Dam

    • Kentucky Utilities Company
  • Fort Knox

    • Fort Knox Hospital
  • Leach

    • Ashland Oil & Refinery Company
  • Lexington

    • Bluegrass Insulation
    • University of Kentucky
  • Louisa

    • Bechtel Corporation
    • Louisa Power
  • Louisville

    • 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

    • Morehead State College
  • Owensboro

    • Owensboro Municipal Utilities
  • Paducah

    • Illinois Central R R Company
    • Illinois Central Railroad Company
  • Paradise

    • Tennessee Valley Authority
  • West Paducah

    • 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.

03. Lawsuits

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
04. Settlements

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. Their mesothelioma law offices have extensive knowledge of asbestos manufacturers and distributors 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

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
Personal Injury

1 year after mesothelioma diagnosis

Wrongful Death

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.

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