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Asbestos exposure in Washington, D.C. can lead to the development of mesothelioma and related diseases. This page provides information about local laws, deadlines and resources available to asbestos victims. It also provides a list of job sites that could have exposed workers and the public to the carcinogen. 

01. Asbestos in Workplaces

Washington, D.C. Asbestos Exposure in the Workplace

Hundreds of commercial and military work sites throughout Washington, D.C. 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 Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. Sites Where Asbestos Exposure Occurred

    • Alexandria Power Plant
    • America Sheet Metal Company
    • Andrews Air Force Base
    • Bureau of Engraving and Printing
    • Bureau of Yards and Docks
    • Central Intelligence Agency
    • D.C. General Hospital
    • Department of Agriculture
    • Department of Agriculture
    • Department of State
    • Dulles International Airport
    • Fort Myers
    • Government Printing Office
    • Hess Oil Company
    • House of Representatives
    • Internal Revenue Service Building
    • John F. Kennedy Center
    • Museum of Natural History
    • NASA
    • National Airport
    • National Geographic
    • National Institute of Health
    • Naval Weapons Plant
    • Pentagon
    • Reagan National Airport
    • Smithsonian
    • The Capitol
    • U.S. Naval Observatory
    • United States Navy Yard
    • United States Senate
    • Walter Reed Army Hospital
    • Washington Metro
    • Washington Metropolitan Area Transportation Authority
    • Washington Navy Yard

In addition to the list above, asbestos exposure has occurred at many other locations in Washington, D.C. 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.

02. Law Firms

Top Mesothelioma Law Firms in Washington, D.C.

The law firms listed below have a specific focus in representing mesothelioma victims. They either have filed lawsuits on behalf of Washington, D.C. residents or have offices in Washington, D.C.. 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 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.

03. Filing Deadlines

Mesothelioma Lawsuit Filing Deadlines

Once diagnosed, a mesothelioma victim has a limited amount of time to file a mesothelioma lawsuit in Washington, D.C.. 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 Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. Mesothelioma Lawsuit Deadlines
Personal Injury

3 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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