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Workplace and military asbestos exposure in Mississippi 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. Read more about legal options available to you in Mississippi.

01. Laws and Regulations

Mississippi Asbestos Laws and Regulations

The Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) implements the state’s laws regulating asbestos.

Asbestos Renovation and Demolition in Mississippi

State asbestos laws pertaining to renovations, repairs, and demolitions are primarily found in the Mississippi Administrative Code, Part 2, Chapter 1, Rule 1.8, although the state also has incorporated NESHAP standards set forth by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and found in the Code of Federal Regulations. Specifically, MDEQ requires that anyone who is demolishing or renovating a non-residential structure must first inspect the property for asbestos, provide the appropriate notifications at least 10 business days in advance, and use licensed asbestos contractors for any abatement activities.

Asbestos Licensing in Mississippi

Only individuals who have been duly trained and licensed can participate in asbestos-related work activities, including inspections, air monitoring, project planning, designing projects, management planning, and general construction. Once the individual has completed the training requirements, he or she must submit an application to the MDEQ and pay the appropriate certification fees ($35 – $350, depending on the type of license). Mississippi maintains an easily searchable list of individuals who are licensed for asbestos abatement.

02. Asbestos Jobsites

Mississippi Work Sites Involved in Mesothelioma Lawsuits

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

Mississippi Sites Where Asbestos Exposure Occurred

  • Biloxi

    • United States Veterans Hospital
  • Columbus

    • Interstate Lumber Company
    • Occidental Chemical Corporation
    • Weyerhaeuser Paper
  • Greenville

    • Cleaver Brooks
    • Mississippi Power and Light Company
    • United States Gypsum Company
  • Gulfport

    • Foster Wheeler
    • Reichold Chemical
  • Hattiesburg

    • E.I. Du Pont De Nemours and Company
    • Hercules Chemical Plant
  • Jackson

    • Jackson Electric Railway Light and Power Company
    • Shell Oil
    • Veterans Administration Hospital
  • Pascagoula

  • Vicksburg

    • International Paper Company

Beyond the list above, asbestos exposure was prevalent at many other work sites in Mississippi 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

Mississippi Mesothelioma Lawsuits

Mississippi residents living in the following towns and cities have filed mesothelioma lawsuits to protect their rights and seek compensation from manufacturers and distributors of asbestos.

  • Brandon, MS
  • Columbus, MS
  • Lucedale, MS
  • Myrtle, MS
  • Natchez, MS
  • Ocean Springs, MS
  • Perkinston, MS
  • Petal, MS
  • Poplarville, MS
  • West Point, MS
04. Settlements

Mississippi Mesothelioma Settlements and Verdicts

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

  • $3.2 MILLION: Shipyard / Oil Field – 70 years old
  • $2.5 MILLION: Household / Police – 60 years old
  • $1.8 MILLION: Electrician – 53 years old
  • $1.4 MILLION: Household / Navy – 63 years old
  • $1.3 MILLION: Welder / Laborer – 78 years old
  • $1.3 MILLION: Office Worker / Home Renovations – 65 years old
  • $1.3 MILLION: Household / Plantworker – 61 years old
  • $700,000: Carpenter / Maintenance – 80 years old
  • $700,000: Plantworker – 68 years old
  • $700,000: Navy / Shipyard – 70 years old

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

05. Law Firms

Mississippi Mesothelioma and Asbestos Law Firms

The following law firms have lawyers who specialize in handling mesothelioma cases. These asbestos law firms either have offices in Mississippi or have filed lawsuits on behalf of Mississippi residents. They have knowledge of asbestos companies that have unknowingly 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, job sites, 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

Mississippi Mesothelioma Filing Deadlines

The length of time an individual has to file a mesothelioma lawsuit varies from state to state. The length of time also will vary depending on whether you are filing a personal injury lawsuit or a wrongful death lawsuit. The deadlines for filing a mesothelioma lawsuit in the state of Mississippi are stated in the table below.

Mississippi Mesothelioma Lawsuit Deadlines
Personal Injury

3 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.

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