Nevada Asbestos Laws and Regulations
The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (DEP) is charged with handling rules related to environmental asbestos exposure during construction, renovation, or demolition, while the Division of Industrial Relations handles asbestos abatement project notifications and regulations around certification and licensing.
Nevada Asbestos Controls
In 1989, Nevada passed a law incorporating the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s NESHAP standards, making federal guidelines around asbestos exposure and air quality measurements the baseline for the state’s regulations. While these rules apply across the state, they are particularly important in Clark County – the home of Las Vegas and by far the most populous county in the state – which requires notifications to the County Department of Air Quality and Environmental Management at least ten business days before the start of abatement activities.
Asbestos Licensing in Nevada
State laws require that anyone who performs asbestos work in Nevada, including as a consultant, must be properly accredited and licensed by the DEP. First-time licensing for an asbestos worker requires the individual to complete an EPA-approved training course and pay the licensing fee. For other types of licenses (supervisor, contractor, consultant, inspector, etc.) additional requirements are required, such as a certain amount of experience with asbestos abatement projects. To renew an asbestos license, the individual must complete any required refresher training courses and pay the renewal fee. Asbestos professionals licensed in other states can apply for a license in Nevada as well, so long as they meet all the relevant requirements and pay the appropriate fee.
Nevada Asbestos Exposure in the Workplace
Hundreds of commercial and military work sites throughout Nevada 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 Nevada.
Nevada Sites Where Asbestos Exposure Occurred
- American Potash & Chemical Corporation
- Mcneil Construction Company
- Us Lime Products Corporation
- Allied Insulation
- American Linen Supply Company
- Caesar’s Palace
- Clark Station
- Desert Inn Hotel
- Harry Allen Power Station
- Hilton Hotel
- Hotel Showboat, casino & lanes
- MGM Grand Hotel
- Nellis Air Force Base
- Nevada Pipeline
- Nevada Power Company
- Stardust Hotel Casino
- Stauffer Chemical
- Sun Coast Hotel & Resort
- Tropicana Hotel
- Union Pacific Railroad Company
- Laughlin Air Force Base
- Desert Peak Power Plant
- Dixie Valley Power Plant
- Eagle Picher Industries Inc
- Empire Farms Power Plant
- Owens Corning Fiberglas
- Pinon Pine Power Plant
- Soda Lake I & II
- Stead Air Force Base
- Steamboat Power Plants
- Tracy Generating Station
- University of Nevada
- Wells Fargo Dock
In addition to the list above, asbestos exposure has occurred at many other locations in Nevada 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.
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Nevada Mesothelioma Lawsuits
Residents of Nevada 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.
Nevada Mesothelioma Settlements and Verdicts
We have listed below a few of the verdicts and settlements compensating victims of asbestos exposure in Nevada.
- $11.8 MILLION: Pipefitter – 66 years old
- $3.4 MILLION: Merchant Marine/Longshoreman – 58 years old
- $3.1 MILLION: Contractor – 74 years old
- $2.8 MILLION: Electrician – 86 years old
- $2.2 MILLION: Construction/Plantworker – 86 years old
- $1.8 MILLION: Navy/Maintenance – 72 years old
- $1.4 MILLION: Navy Worker/Plumber – 83 years old
- $1.1 MILLION: Mechanic/Police – 78 years old
- $800,000: Sales – 74 years old
- $600,000: Contractor/Supervisor – 75 years old
Note: Each lawsuit is different, and prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome in the future. Contact a reputable Nevada mesothelioma lawyer to understand how much compensation you may be eligible to receive.
Mesothelioma Law Firms that Practice in Nevada
The law firms listed below have a specific focus in representing mesothelioma victims. They either have filed lawsuits on behalf of Nevada residents or have offices in Nevada. They have the experience and knowledge necessary to work effectively and efficiently on your behalf.
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.
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 Lawsuit Filing Deadlines
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 Nevada are outlined in the table below.
Nevada Mesothelioma Lawsuit Deadlines
2 years after mesothelioma diagnosis
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.