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HomeMesothelioma in the U.S.MinnesotaMinnesota Mesothelioma Lawyers

Workplace and military asbestos exposure in Minnesota has been a serious issue. Prolonged asbestos exposure can lead to the development of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. Since treatments for these conditions can be expensive, you may wish to consult a local lawyer who can help you get compensation and hold responsible companies accountable for their negligence.

On this page you will find information about Minnesota laws that specifically deal with mesothelioma and asbestos. Some of the most prominent job sites where asbestos exposure occurred are listed for your convenience. We also list top law firms that have handled cases for mesothelioma victims as well as sample mesothelioma settlements that have been won on behalf of Minnesota residents. Finally we provide information about the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit in Minnesota.

Minnesota Asbestos Laws and Regulations

In addition to federal regulations, Minnesota follows additional laws under their Minnesota Asbestos Abatement Act. Below is a brief summary of their laws and the departments who oversee them.

Occupational Asbestos Exposure in Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Health oversees the majority of asbestos regulations in the state. Under their guidance and authority, the department has also created additional guidelines for certification of professionals, asbestos abatement and cleanup procedures. The majority of these regulations can be found under the state’s Asbestos Abatement Act. Minnesota also has a state-approved OSHA plan which is overseen by Minnesota OSHA (MNOSHA).

Licensing of Minnesota Asbestos Professionals

Any asbestos-related work needs to be carried out by an asbestos professional licensed by the Minnesota Department of Health. Their standards are stricter than federal requirements. These regulations can be found under Minnesota’s Asbestos Abatement Act, which include Sections 70 through 81 of Chapter 326 of the Minnesota Statutes.

Asbestos Transport and Disposal in Minnesota

The Minnesota Department of Health and Minnesota Pollution Control Agency oversee the proper transport and disposal of asbestos-containing materials. Chapter 4620 of the Minnesota Administrative Rules defines the regulations for asbestos abatement procedures.

Minnesota Sites Where Mesothelioma Victims Worked

Many residents of Minnesota who worked at large commercial or military sites were unknowingly exposed to asbestos. Hundreds of major sites throughout Minnesota 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 Minnesota.

Minnesota Sites Where Asbestos Exposure Occurred

  • Aurora

    • Aurora Steam Electric Plant
  • Bayport

    • Minnesota State Correctional Facility
  • Duluth

    • American Steel and Wire Company
    • Duluth Air Force Base
    • Georgia Pacific
    • Reserve Mining Company
    • U.S. Steel
  • Fergus Falls

    • Ottertail Power Company
  • Grand Rapids

    • Western Mining
  • Hoyt Lakes

    • Ltv Steel Mining Company
  • International Falls

    • Boise Cascade International
  • Mankato

    • Mankato State College
  • Minneapolis

    • 3M Company
    • Great Northern Railroad
    • Northern States Power Company
    • Riverside Power Plant
    • Twin City Rapid Transit Company
    • University of Minneapolis
  • Monticello

    • Monticello Nuclear Power Plant
    • Monticello Nuclear Power Plant
  • Moorhead

    • Moorhead Power Plant
  • Pine Bend

    • Koch Refining Company
  • Saint Paul

    • Minnesota and Northwestern Railroad Company
    • Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
    • Northern Pacific Railroad Company
    • Northern States Power Company
    • Northern States Power Company
    • Northern States Power Company
    • Northwestern Fuel Company
    • University of Minnesota
Minnesota Sites Where Asbestos Exposure Occurred
Aurora
  • Aurora Steam Electric Plant
Bayport
  • Minnesota State Correctional Facility
Duluth
  • American Steel and Wire Company
  • Duluth Air Force Base
  • Georgia Pacific
  • Reserve Mining Company
  • U.S. Steel
Fergus Falls
  • Ottertail Power Company
Grand Rapids
  • Western Mining
Hoyt Lakes
  • Ltv Steel Mining Company
International Falls
  • Boise Cascade International
Mankato
  • Mankato State College
Minneapolis
  • 3M Company
  • Great Northern Railroad
  • Northern States Power Company
  • Riverside Power Plant
  • Twin City Rapid Transit Company
  • University of Minneapolis
Monticello
  • Monticello Nuclear Power Plant
  • Monticello Nuclear Power Plant
Moorhead
  • Moorhead Power Plant
Pine Bend
  • Koch Refining Company
Saint Paul
  • Minnesota and Northwestern Railroad Company
  • Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company
  • Northern Pacific Railroad Company
  • Northern States Power Company
  • Northern States Power Company
  • Northern States Power Company
  • Northwestern Fuel Company
  • University of Minnesota

In addition to the list above, asbestos exposure has occurred at many other locations in Minnesota 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.

Mesothelioma Lawsuits Filed in Minnesota

Minnesota 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.

  • Alexandria, MN
  • Andover, MN
  • Austin, MN
  • Bemidji, MN
  • Bloomington, MN
  • Brainerd, MN
  • Brooklyn Park, MN
  • Cambridge, MN
  • Cannon Falls, MN
  • Cloquet, MN
  • Crystal, MN
  • Duluth, MN
  • Emily, MN
  • Foley, MN
  • Fridley, MN
  • Garrison, MN
  • Grand Marais, MN
  • Grand Rapids, MN
  • Hastings, MN
  • Lake Elmo, MN
  • Lakeville, MN
  • Lino-Lakes, MN
  • Mankato, MN
  • Maple Grove, MN
  • Menahga, MN
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Minnetonka, MN
  • Motley, MN
  • North Branch, MN
  • Plymouth, MN
  • Robbinsdale, MN
  • Rosemount, MN
  • Roseville, MN
  • Saint Paul, MN
  • Shakopee, MN
  • St. Paul, MN
  • Stillwater, MN
  • Thief River Falls, MN
  • Twin Valley, MN
  • Upsala, MN
  • Vadnais Heights, MN
  • Watkins, MN
  • Welch, MN
  • White Bear Lake, MN
  • Winona, MN
  • Woodbury, MN

Mesothelioma Settlements for Minnesota Residents

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

  • $5.0 MILLION: Navy / Ironworker – 78 years old
  • $3.7 MILLION: Air Force / Laborer – 81 years old
  • $3.5 MILLION: Pipefitter / Insulator – 65 years old
  • $3.3 MILLION: Laborer – 62 years old
  • $2.9 MILLION: Household – 50 years old
  • $2.6 MILLION: Plantworker – 68 years old
  • $2.5 MILLION: Air Force / Construction – 85 years old
  • $2.4 MILLION: Shipyard / Construction – 72 years old
  • $1.9 MILLION: Coast Guard Us / Mechanic – 70 years old
  • $1.7 MILLION: Household – 69 years old

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

Minnesota 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 Minnesota or have filed lawsuits on behalf of Minnesota residents. They have extensive knowledge of asbestos manufacturers and distributers that have caused exposure to asbestos to unsuspecting workers.

Dean, Omar & Branham, LLP is a law firm dedicated to using the legal profession to make our community safer. When someone is badly hurt because someone else did not act reasonably, we are here to help provide whatever justice the legal system can give the family who has been wronged.

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.

At Sieben Polk P.A., we provide clients throughout the Upper Midwest with the best features of a large firm within a local-firm environment. This approach allows us to combine the individually tailored legal services that clients want with the law firm resources that they need to fight for their rights.

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.

Minnesota Asbestos Filing Deadlines

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

Mesothelioma Filing Deadlines in Minnesota
Personal Injury

4 years after mesothelioma diagnosis

Wrongful Death

3 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.

Other Resources for Mesothelioma Patients in Minnesota

Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma in Minnesota

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Written By

Linda Molinari Editor in Chief

Linda Molinari has more than 15 years of experience as a writer and advocate for mesothelioma patients and a ban on asbestos.


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Jennifer Lucarelli Legal Advisor and Contributor

Jennifer Lucarelli is a partner at the law firm of Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen, specializing in asbestos litigation.


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