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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. Read more about legal options available to you in Missouri.

01. Laws and Regulations

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.

02. Asbestos Jobsites

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

  • Columbia

    • University of Missouri
  • Hazelwood

    • Douglas Aircraft
  • Kansas City

    • Armco Steel Corporation
    • Bendix Aviation Corporation
    • Chemagro Corporation
    • General Die Casting Company
    • Hawthorne Steam Electric Plant
    • Kansas City Power & Light Company
  • New Madrid

    • New Madrid Powerhouse
  • Saint Louis

    • 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
  • Sedalia

    • Pittsburgh Corning Corp
  • Sugar Creek

    • American Oil Refinery
  • West Alton

    • 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.

03. Lawsuits

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
04. Settlements

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.

  • $3.3 MILLION: Construction – 61 years old
  • $2.8 MILLION: Navy / Painter – 84 years old
  • $2.5 MILLION: Army / Machinist – 83 years old
  • $2.4 MILLION: Household – 81 years old
  • $2.4 MILLION: Household – 46 years old
  • $2.2 MILLION: Navy – 69 years old
  • $2.1 MILLION: Laborer – 69 years old
  • $2.1 MILLION: Household / Construction – 50 years old
  • $1.9 MILLION: Plantworker / Bus Driver – 74 years old
  • $1.8 MILLION: Plantworker – 64 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.

05. Law Firms

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 & Meisenkothen

Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney and Meisenkothen is a national mesothelioma 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

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.

Missouri Mesothelioma Lawsuit Deadlines
Personal Injury

5 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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