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Asbestos exposure in New Hampshire is a serious problem that can lead to the development of mesothelioma and related diseases. An experienced mesothelioma lawyer can help you get compensation to pay for treatments and hold companies accountable for their negligence. Learn more about legal options available to you in New Hampshire here.

01. Laws and Regulations

New Hampshire Mesothelioma and Asbestos Laws

The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services oversees much of the asbestos regulations for the state, such as adherence to federal laws like NESHAP.

Training and Licensing of Asbestos Professionals in New Hampshire

New Hampshire requires all asbestos professionals to be licensed in the state before they can work on any type of asbestos project. Individuals will need to complete an EPA-approved training course to become certified, and will have to renew their license on an annual basis. Different specialties, such as asbestos abatement for schools, have their own additional training standards and requirements. Such regulations can be found under Chapter Env-A 1800 of the New Hampshire Code of Administrative Rules.

Asbestos Abatement Procedures in New Hampshire

In addition to notifying and following regulations overseen by the Department of Environmental Services, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services has some additional regulations for asbestos abatement. This statute specifically pertains to asbestos abatement projects occurring in places that could impact public health, like schools, workplaces and public facilities. These additional regulations are specified under Chapter 141-E of The New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated (RSA). Violations of these standards can result in either an administrative fine of up to $2,000 or even a civil forfeiture of up to $25,000 per day of continued violation.

02. Asbestos Jobsites

New Hampshire Asbestos Exposure in the Workplace

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

Asbestos Exposure at New Hampshire Job Sites

  • Berlin

    • Berlin Mills – Cascade Plant
    • Brown Paper Company
  • Bow

    • Public Service Company of New Hampshire
  • Concord

    • Concord Power Plant
  • Durham

    • University of New Hamsphire
  • Exeter

    • Phillips Exeter Academy
  • Manchester

    • Grenier Air Force Base
  • Merrimack

    • Harcros Chemical Inc.
  • Nashua

    • Nashua Chemical
    • Nashua Light, Heat, and Power Company
    • Nashua Municipal Airport
  • Penacook

    • Brezner Canning Corp.
  • Portsmouth

    • Eastern Oil and Rendering Company
    • National Gypsum Plant
    • Pease Air Force Base
    • Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
    • United States Navy Yard
  • Seabrook

    • Seabrook Nuclear Power Station

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

New Hampshire Mesothelioma Lawsuits

New Hampshire 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.

  • Brentwood, NH
  • Bristol, NH
  • Concord, NH
  • Dalton, NH
  • Derry, NH
  • Dover, NH
  • Gorham, NH
  • Grantham, NH
  • Hampstead, NH
  • Jackson, NH
  • Keene, NH
  • Kingston, NH
  • Laconia, NH
  • Manchester, NH
  • Merrimack, NH
  • Milan, NH
  • Moultonborough, NH
  • Newport, NH
  • Newton, NH
  • Peterborough, NH
  • Rochester, NH
  • Salem, NH
  • Stratham, NH
  • Troy, NH
  • Washington, NH
  • Weare, NH
  • Woodsville, NH
04. Settlements

Mesothelioma Settlements Obtained for New Hampshire Workers

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

  • $1.6 MILLION: Laborer – 60 years old
  • $1.2 MILLION: Navy/Engineer – 71 years old
  • $1.2 MILLION: Navy/Shipyard – 76 years old
  • $1.1 MILLION: Plantworker – 50 years old
  • $1.1 MILLION: Shipyard – 84 years old
  • $1.1 MILLION: Navy/Household – 55 years old
  • $900,000: EB – 72 years old
  • $800,000: Navy/Firefighter – 54 years old
  • $700,000: Household – 60 years old

Note: Every case is different, and prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Contact a reputable New Hampshire lawyer to understand how much compensation you may be eligible to receive.

05. Law Firms

New Hampshire Mesothelioma and Asbestos Law Firms

The law firms listed below have a specific focus in representing mesothelioma victims. They either have filed asbestos lawsuits on behalf of New Hampshire residents or have offices in New Hampshire. They have the experience and knowledge necessary to work effectively and efficiently on your behalf.

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.

06. Filing Deadlines

New Hampshire Asbestos 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 New Hampshire are outlined in the table below.

New Hampshire Mesothelioma Lawsuit Deadlines
Personal Injury

3 years after mesothelioma diagnosis

Wrongful Death

3 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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