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Workplace and military asbestos exposure in Nebraska 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 Nebraska.

01. Laws and Regulations

Nebraska Asbestos Laws and Regulations

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services have been delegated the responsibility to oversee the majority of asbestos regulations through their Asbestos Program, which became effective in September 2009.

Training and Licensing of Nebraska Asbestos Professionals

The Department of Health and Human Services regulates the training and licensing of asbestos professionals, with some additional state requirements in the handling of asbestos. The department has up to 60 days after receiving an application to determine if the individual will receive a state license. To receive a license, an individual has to go through federal and state-approved training and have proof they are physically capable of wearing a respirator. An annual physical exam will also be required for renewing licensure. These and additional regulations can be found in Chapter 22 of Title 178 of the Nebraska Administrative Code.

Asbestos Abatement Procedures in Nebraska

All asbestos work must be handled by licensed asbestos professionals according to NESHAP and state rules. For any projects that fail to meet federal and state regulations, fines can range from $1,000 – $25,000 for each offense. Regulations for asbestos projects can be found in Chapter 22 of Title 178 of the Nebraska Administrative Code. For nonprofits and various levels of government agencies, Nebraska also offers an opportunity for assistance in paying for asbestos removal and disposal. The Asbestos Cleanup Program offers these facilities a 50% match for these costs, offering up to $10,000 on a first-come-first-serve basis. The program and its requirements can be found through the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality.

02. Asbestos Jobsites

Nebraska Work Sites Involved in Mesothelioma Lawsuits

Many residents of Nebraska who worked at large commercial or military sites were unknowingly exposed to asbestos. Hundreds of major sites throughout Nebraska and the employers who managed them have put unsuspecting workers at risk for exposure to asbestos. Mesothelioma and asbestos lawsuits have been filed on behalf of numerous people who worked at the following sites in Nebraska.

Asbestos Exposure at Nebraska Job Sites

  • Grand Island

    • Union Pacific Railroad Company
  • Hastings

    • United States Naval Ammunition Depot
    • Zurn Industries, Inc
  • Lincoln

    • Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    • Lincoln Air Force Base
    • University of Nebraska
    • Vaughn Insulation Company
  • Nebraska City

    • Western Brick & Supply Company
  • Omaha

    • Ace Drywall Company
    • Allied Chemical Company
    • Armstrong Contracting & Supply Corporation
    • General Electric
    • Midwest Asbestos Company
    • Mobil Oil Company
    • Nebraska Power & Light
    • Omaha Public Power Company
    • Union Pacific Railroad Company
    • Upjohn Company
    • Western Electric Company

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

Mesothelioma Lawsuits Filed in Nebraska

Nebraska 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.

  • Bellevue, NE
  • Blair, NE
  • Columbus, NE
  • Fremont, NE
  • Holdrege, NE
  • Nemaha, NE
  • Omaha, NE
  • Ord, NE
  • Palisade, NE
  • Papillion, NE
  • Rulo, NE
  • Scottsbluff, NE
  • Shelby, NE
  • Snyder, NE
04. Settlements

Nebraska Mesothelioma Settlements and Verdicts

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

  • $2.5 MILLION: Plantworker/Office Workers – 78 years old
  • $2.5 MILLION: Navy/Truck Driver – 79 years old
  • $1.8 MILLION: Marines/Trucker – 87 years old
  • $1.6 MILLION: Household – 68 years old
  • $1.3 MILLION: Mason/Architect – 76 years old
  • $1.3 MILLION: Navy/Electrician – 71 years old
  • $1.2 MILLION: Navy – 62 years old
  • $1.1 MILLION: Navy/Electrician – 80 years old
  • $1.1 MILLION: Construction – 66 years old
  • $1.0 MILLION: Plantworker – 66 years old

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

05. Law Firms

Mesothelioma Law Firms that Represent Nebraska Residents

The law firms listed below have a specific focus in representing mesothelioma victims. They either have filed lawsuits on behalf of Nebraska residents or have offices in Nebraska. These mesothelioma law offices have the experience and knowledge necessary to work effectively and efficiently on your behalf. They can also help you access money available to you that is held in the asbestos bankruptcy trusts.

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

Mesothelioma Statute of Limitations in Nebraska

When contemplating whether or not to file a legal complaint to seek compensation for injuries resulting from workplace asbestos exposure, it is important to understand the state by state time restrictions placed on doing so. If you fail to act in time, you can lose your rights to compensation. As mesothelioma has a long latency period, the rules surrounding legal deadlines can become somewhat complicated. The specific deadlines for filing a mesothelioma lawsuit in Nebraska are outlined in the table below.

Nebraska Statute of Limitations
Personal Injury

4 years after mesothelioma diagnosis

Wrongful Death

2 years after death from mesothelioma

To avoid missing a filing deadline, one must begin to gather evidence and file a claim quickly. The best way to do so is to hire a lawyer who is experienced with asbestos-related claims. Failing to act before the statute of limitations runs out could result in a loss of the right to compensation for you or your family.

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