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Commercial and military asbestos exposure in North Dakota 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 in North Dakota below.

01. Laws and Regulations

North Dakota Asbestos Laws and Regulations

The North Dakota Department of Health oversees the various asbestos exposure regulations and guidelines established by the state legislature.

Asbestos Control Program in North Dakota

The North Dakota Division of Air Quality within the Department of Health enforces the Asbestos Control Program and the Emission Standards for Asbestos under the state’s Air Pollution Control Rules. In particular, all commercial, public, and industrial structures (including residential buildings with more than four units) must be inspected by a state-licensed asbestos inspector before renovations or demolitions can occur, and any asbestos abatement must be performed by a licensed professional. Notification to the North Dakota Department of health generally must be made at least 10 working days before such projects begin. The agency maintains its main office in Bismarck, with field offices in Fargo, Gwinner, Sawyer, and Towner.

Asbestos Licensing in North Dakota

Anyone who works with asbestos outside of their own home must be trained and certified by the State of North Dakota. Upon certification, they must also apply for an asbestos license and pay any relevant licensing fees required. The amount of training a person must receive depends on the type of work they are looking to do. The different categories include asbestos worker, inspector, management planner, project designer, supervisor, or project monitor. Recertification and license renewals may require refresher training and additional fees.

02. Asbestos Jobsites

North Dakota Sites Involved in Mesothelioma Lawsuits

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

North Dakota Sites Where Asbestos Exposure Occurred

  • Beulah

    • Coyote Power Station
  • Fargo

    • A H Bennett Company
    • Building Sprinkler Company, Inc.
    • Fargo Foundry & Steel Manufacturing
    • F-M Insulation
    • North Dakota State University
    • Pillsbury Company
  • Grand Forks

    • Grand Forks Air Force Base
    • Minuteman Missile Site
    • Northern States Power Company
  • Mandan

    • American Oil Refinery
    • BP Amoco North Dakota
    • Standard Oil Company
  • Minot

    • Great Northern Railroad
    • Greenberg Roofing & Sheet Metal Company
    • Minot Air Force Base
    • Strategic Air Command Air Base
  • Stanton

    • Stanton Power Plant
    • United Power Association

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

  • Fargo, ND
  • Grand Forks, ND
  • Hazen, ND
  • Larimore, ND
  • Napolean, ND

North Dakota 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.

04. Settlements

North Dakota Mesothelioma Settlements and Verdicts

As a reference point, we have provided below a sampling of settlements achieved on behalf of North Dakota residents who were exposed to asbestos in the workplace.

  • $800,000: Truck Driver/Sales – 81 years old
  • $500,000: Army/Printer – 81 years old
  • $500,000: Navy/Welder – 79 years old
  • $400,000: Army/Mechanic – 87 years old

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

05. Law Firms

Law Firms that Represent North Dakota Residents

The following law firms have attorneys with significant experience in litigating mesothelioma cases. These law firms either have offices in North Dakota or have filed lawsuits on behalf of North Dakota 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 North Dakota

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 North Dakota are outlined in the table below.

North Dakota Mesothelioma Lawsuit Deadlines
Personal Injury

6 years after mesothelioma diagnosis

Wrongful Death

2 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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