Mesothelioma Lawyers in Missouri
Commercial and military asbestos exposure in Missouri has placed many men and women in harm's way. Asbestos exposure can lead to the development of malignant mesothelioma and other related diseases. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may wish to consult a local lawyer who can help you get compensation to pay for medical treatments and hold responsible companies accountable for their negligence.
Information about Missouri laws that specifically deal with mesothelioma and asbestos are summarized below. Prominent Missouri job sites where asbestos exposure occurred are identified below. We also list top law firms that have handled cases for Missouri mesothelioma victims. Additionally, we list sample mesothelioma settlements that have been obtained for Missouri residents. Lastly we provide information about the Missouri statute of limitations for filing an asbestos-related claim.
Missouri Asbestos Laws and Regulations
Missouri’s Department of Natural Resources oversees adherence to federal asbestos laws, as well as some additional state requirements for the licensing of asbestos professionals.
Occupational Asbestos Exposure in Missouri
The Air Pollution Control Program of Missouri’s Department of Natural Resources is responsible for governing asbestos-related projects and adherence to NESHAP. Workers are protected by federal OSHA laws, as Missouri does not have an approved state plan. Federal OSHA offices can be found in Kansas City and Saint Louis. The Missouri Division of Labor Standards does offer an on-site consultation service to assist businesses in making their workplace safer and avoiding any potential violations.
Licensing of Missouri Asbestos Professionals
Only Missouri-certified asbestos professionals are allowed to handle any type of asbestos project in the state. The Air Pollution Control Program is in charge of the licensing of asbestos professionals. Sections 225-250 of Chapter 643 of the Revised Statutes of Missouri cover the regulations for certification and abatement procedures.
Asbestos Transport and Disposal in Missouri
The Air Pollution Control Program also governs asbestos transport procedures, and waste must be disposed of in a certified landfill.
Missouri Asbestos Exposure in the Workplace
Hundreds of commercial and military work sites throughout Missouri 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 Missouri.
Commercial and Military Asbestos Exposure in Missouri
- University of Missouri
- Douglas Aircraft
- Armco Steel Corporation
- Bendix Aviation Corporation
- Chemagro Corporation
- General Die Casting Company
- Hawthorne Steam Electric Plant
- Kansas City Power & Light Company
- New Madrid Powerhouse
- American Steel Foundry Company
- Anheuser Busch Inc
- Anheuser Busch Incorporated
- Anheuser Busch, Inc.
- Busch Stadium
- Chevrolet Plant
- General Motors
- General Motors
- Mallinckrodt Chemical Works
- Mcdonnell Douglas Corporation
- Monsanto Chemical Company
- Monsanto Chemical Company
- Monsanto Chemical Company
- Proctor & Gamble
- Scott Air Force Base
- St Louis Smelting and Refining Company
- St. Louis Shipbuilding & Steel
- Union Electric
- Pittsburgh Corning Corp
- American Oil Refinery
- Sioux Power Plant
In addition to the list above, asbestos exposure has occurred at many other locations in Missouri 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.
Missouri Mesothelioma Lawsuits
Residents of Missouri 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.
- Bloomfield, MO
- Bolivar, MO
- Bowling Green, MO
- Butler, MO
- Cape Girardeau, MO
- Caruthersville, MO
- Chesterfield, MO
- Deepwater, MO
- Edina, MO
- Fenton, MO
- Greenwood, MO
- Hannibal, MO
- Hermann, MO
- Hornersville, MO
- Jackson, MO
- Joplin, MO
- Kahoka, MO
- Lees Summit, MO
- Marthasville, MO
- Matthews, MO
- Maywood, MO
- Mexico, MO
- Neosho, MO
- New London, MO
- Nixa, MO
- Odessa, MO
- O'Fallon, MO
- Ozark, MO
- Park Hills, MO
- Parkville, MO
- Peculiar, MO
- Pevely, MO
- Puxico, MO
- Saint Louis, MO
- Shell Knob, MO
- St. Charles, MO
- St. Louis, MO
- Warrensburg, MO
- Waynesville, MO
- Webb City, MO
Mesothelioma Settlements for Missouri Residents
As a reference point, we have provided below a sampling of settlements achieved on behalf of Missouri residents who were exposed to asbestos in the workplace.
Construction - 62 years old
Army / Machinist - 83 years old
Household - 82 years old
Navy - 69 years old
Navy / Plantworker - 71 years old
Electrician / Carpenter - 68 years old
Lineman / Repairman - 80 years old
Navy / Household - 64 years old
Air Force / Installer - 65 years old
Note: Every case is different, and prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Contact a reputable Missouri lawyer to understand how much compensation you may be eligible to receive.
Mesothelioma Law Firms that Practice in Missouri
The following law firms have attorneys with significant experience in litigating mesothelioma cases. These law firms either have offices in Missouri or have filed lawsuits on behalf of Missouri 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.
Mesothelioma Statute of Limitations in Missouri
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 Missouri are stated in the table below.
5 years after mesothelioma diagnosis
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.
Get a Free Case Evaluation Today
Request a free evaluation if you or someone you love has been diagnosed with mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure while living or working in Missouri. Treating mesothelioma can be an expensive proposition and financial assistance is available to help.