Missouri’s urban areas are known for the historic buildings. For instance, the city of St. Louis’ downtown area still has buildings that date more than a hundred years old, including courthouses, City Hall, and libraries. There are still hundreds of brownstone homes in St. Louis that have been renovated and modernized, but some may even contain asbestos and have not yet been abated. There are also plants that existed throughout Missouri, including in St. Louis. In addition to the industries containing asbestos, Missouri also has natural deposits along the Ozarks.
If you’ve been injured by asbestos or lost a loved one due to an asbestos disease, there is a chance that you’re eligible for substantial compensation. Feel free to contact our experienced Missouri mesothelioma attorneys today for a no-obligation, confidential legal consultation.
Jobs with Asbestos Exposure Missouri
Power plants exist in every state and nearly every city due to the constant demand for electrical power and the need to supply that demand around the clock. The insulation used to cover pipes usually contains asbestos.
St. Louis’ Lambert Airport had asbestos at one point and has had abatement performed since.
Asbestos-Related Deaths in Missouri
There were over 350 deaths from mesothelioma (cancer of the lung’s lining) and over 200 deaths from asbestosis (scarring of the lungs) since 1980 in the state of Missouri. These deaths were probably caused by either asbestos exposure in the workplace, in old buildings or from naturally occurring deposits.
Asbestos-induced diseases such as mesothelioma have a very long latency period in which no symptoms are apparent for up to 50 years. This makes it very difficult to predict if your asbestos exposure will lead to an illness later on. Workers are exposed and completely forget about their exposure due to the fact they were unaware of any asbestos around them, or they lived normal, healthy lives for so long after their exposure, they fail to get checked up.
Legal Resources for Missouri
Missouri statutes allow you five years to file a personal injury claim, and three years for wrongful death. Due to mesothelioma’s latency period from the time of exposure to the time you are diagnosed, this particular statute may not apply.
The statute of limitations in the state of Missouri for an asbestos case can be different from personal injury statutes. Missing the window of opportunity to file your case within the set statute of limitations can leave you unable to file your claim. We encourage you to contact our leading Missouri mesothelioma attorneys now and let us help you get the compensation you may be entitled to.