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Prolonged asbestos exposure can lead to the development of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. Workplace and military asbestos exposure in South Carolina has been and continues to be a serious problem. As treatments for these conditions can be very expensive, you may wish to consult a local lawyer or law firm who can help you get compensation and hold responsible companies accountable for their negligence. Read more about legal options available in South Carolina below.

01. Laws and Regulations

South Carolina Asbestos Laws and Regulations

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control administers the state’s asbestos laws.

Asbestos Abatement Licensing in South Carolina

Anyone engaged in an asbestos abatement project in South Carolina must be licensed, excluding projects involving private residences with four or fewer units (unless they meet certain criteria). The licenses available include asbestos worker, supervisor, air sampler, project designer, building inspector, or management planner. Separate licenses are also available for operation and maintenance activities in cases where a worker at a specific facility may need to handle asbestos as part of routine or emergency maintenance and repairs. In order to receive a license, the individual must complete the asbestos training appropriate for the level of license they are looking to receive, and then submit an application to the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control in Columbia, along with the relevant documentation and a licensing fee.

Asbestos Control in South Carolina

South Carolina has adopted the EPA’s NESHAP standards for air quality and emissions in regard to asbestos. Regulation 61-86.1 of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control provides specifics about the requirements for handling both NESHAP asbestos abatement projects and asbestos remediation activities that do not trigger NESHAP guidelines. In many cases, these regulations include daily monitoring of airborne asbestos levels, transportation requirements, and disposal of asbestos-containing materials. Failure to meet these regulations could result in stiff penalties.

02. Asbestos Jobsites

South Carolina Work Sites Involved in Mesothelioma Lawsuits

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

Commercial and Military Asbestos Exposure in South Carolina

  • Aiken

    • Savannah River Plant
  • Beaufort

    • United States Naval Air Station
  • Berea

    • Berea Industrial Park
  • Charleston

    • Charleston Air Force Base
    • Charleston Consolidated Railway Gas and Electric Company
    • Charleston Shipbuilding & Drydock Company
    • Detynens Shipyards
    • Esso Standard Oil Company
    • Raybestos-Manhattan Plant
    • Westinghouse Turbines
    • Westvaco Corporation
  • Columbia

    • A.P. Green Refractory Company
    • Fort Jackson
    • Industrial Firebrick Company
    • South Carolina Electric & Gas Company
    • University of South Carolina
  • Florence

    • E. I. Dupont De Nemours & Company
  • Georgetown

    • International Paper Company
  • Graniteville

    • Graniteville Mill
  • Greenwood

    • Chemstrand Corporation
    • Monsanto Corp
  • Hartsville

    • Sonoco Products Company
  • Irmo

    • Allied Chemical Corporation
  • Parris Island

    • United States Marine Barracks
  • Seneca

    • Duke Power Company

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

South Carolina Mesothelioma Lawsuits

Residents of South Carolina who lived in the following cities and towns have filed mesothelioma lawsuits to protect their rights and to seek compensation from negligent manufacturers and distributors of asbestos.

  • Aiken, SC
  • Anderson, SC
  • Beaufort, SC
  • Belton, SC
  • Bluffton, SC
  • Campobello, SC
  • Central, SC
  • Charleston, SC
  • Columbia, SC
  • Conway, SC
  • Florence, SC
  • Fort Mill, SC
  • Fort Mills, SC
  • Gaffney, SC
  • Great Falls, SC
  • Greenville, SC
  • Greenwood, SC
  • Greer, SC
  • Hilton Head, SC
  • Johnsville, SC
  • Little River, SC
  • Longs, SC
  • Maudlin, SC
  • Mount Pleasant, SC
  • Murrells Inlet, SC
  • Myrtle Beach, SC
  • North Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Parksville, SC
  • Pawleys Island, SC
  • Rock Hill, SC
  • Saint Helena Island, SC
  • Simpsonville, SC
  • Summerton, SC
  • Summerville, SC
  • Sumter, SC
  • Surfside Beach, SC
  • Wagener, SC
  • West Columbia, SC
04. Settlements

Mesothelioma Settlements Obtained for South Carolina Workers

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

  • $4.8 MILLION: Millwright/Construction – 75 years old
  • $3.5 MILLION: Navy/Electrician – 80 years old
  • $3.2 MILLION: Navy/Mechanic – 68 years old
  • $3.0 MILLION: Plantworker/Navy – 70 years old
  • $2.3 MILLION: Navy – 73 years old
  • $2.1 MILLION: Navy – 84 years old
  • $1.8 MILLION: Engineer/Sales Worker – 73 years old
  • $1.7 MILLION: Painter/Maintenance – 77 years old
  • $1.5 MILLION: Air Force/Mechanic – 84 years old
  • $1.4 MILLION: Machinist/Office Workers – 69 years old

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

05. Law Firms

South Carolina Mesothelioma and Asbestos Law Firms

The following law firms have lawyers who specialize in handling mesothelioma cases. These firms either have offices in South Carolina or have filed lawsuits on behalf of South Carolina residents. They have knowledge of asbestos companies that have unknowingly caused exposure to asbestos to unsuspecting workers.

The following law firms have lawyers who specialize in handling mesothelioma cases. These firms either have offices in South Carolina or have filed lawsuits on behalf of South Carolina residents. They have knowledge of asbestos companies that have unknowingly caused exposure to asbestos to unsuspecting workers.

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 Lawsuit Filing Deadlines

Once diagnosed, a mesothelioma victim has a limited amount of time to file a mesothelioma lawsuit in South Carolina. For individuals who die from this aggressive cancer, their surviving family members also have a limited period in which to submit a claim. The table below outlines the specific personal injury and wrongful death statutes of limitation in the state of South Carolina.

South Carolina Mesothelioma Lawsuit Deadlines
Personal Injury

3 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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