Nebraska Mesothelioma Attorneys and Asbestos Cancer Resources (NE)
Nebraska (NE) Asbestos Information:
Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson, a member of the Democratic party states:
For some 50 years, asbestos-containing materials (ACMs) were used in such plants as a flame retardant; electric wiring, panel partitions, and electrical cloth are examples of such ACMs. In addition, electrical conduits were often packed with asbestos insulation, and plaster, drywall, and even cement in these plants were made from ACMs.
Those who work in the petroleum industry are also among the high-risk groups, according to Agency of Toxic Substances and Disease Registry data. Asbestos-containing products were used as insulation in most oil facilities, due to the fact that petroleum is highly flammable at all stages. Over time, this material becomes brittle,causing it to flake off, producing asbestos dust that is inhaled by workers.
Another source of asbestos exposure was asbestos-contaminated vermiculite ore shipped from the mines in Libby, Montana. Two sites in Omaha, including the Western Mineral Products Company, processed nearly 132,000 tons of vermiculite between 1948 and 1993. During the processing of the ore to produce attic insulation and other vermiculite products, asbestos was released into the air and exposed not only people who worked at the plants, but those who worked, went to school, or lived near them.
All in all, the death rate in Nebraska due to asbestos disease has been lower than many other states. Between 1980 and 2000, the state’s population went from 1.57 million to 1.7 million; during the same time, there were just under 200 deaths from asbestos-related causes. Mesothelioma victims outnumbered those who died from asbestosis by two to one.
Nebraska (NE) Asbestos Cancer & Mesothelioma Doctors:
In a currently pending case, attorneys for the A.W. Chesterton Company are expected to call experts who will testify that in order to have contracted a disease from asbestos exposure, the plaintiff in the case would had to have been exposed to the carcinogen for hundreds of years. In the case, a woman and her Nebraska mesothelioma lawyer have filed suit alleging that her late husband died after being exposed to asbestos in the workplace. Twenty-four other companies besides Chesterton are named as defendants in the suit.
Those interested in filing lawsuits or hiring a Nebraska mesothelioma lawyer should know that the statute of limitations for personal injury law in Nebraska is four years with a discovery rule that states that this amount of time begins when the problem (in this case the mesothelioma) either was discovered or should have been discovered. It should be noted that wrongful death cases are limited to a two-year statute of limitations with the same discovery rule. There is no specific statute about asbestos in Nebraska.