South Carolina Mesothelioma Attorneys and Asbestos Cancer Resources (SC)
South Carolina (SC) Asbestos Information:
The Palmetto State has two major industrial sources of asbestos exposure: ship building and repair, and power generation plants. For many reasons, these two industries have some of the highest rates of asbestos-related disease victims.
South Carolina also has abundant deposits of serpentine, from which comes the common chrysotile variety of asbestos; indeed, serpentine was once mined in the state, and several other sites were prospected. These deposits are heavily concentrated in the northwestern corner of the state in the Foothills region along its common boundary with North Carolina and Georgia.
Additional deposits are located along the eastern slope of the Appalachian Mountain Range and the Piedmont. Two of these are locate along the North Carolina state line within Kings Mountain State Park. The other three are located further south and slightly to the west in lightly-populated that roughly parallel State Route 97.
When the S.S. Morro Castle burned off the New Jersey coast in 1934, it turned the attention the maritime industries to the dangers of fire at sea. Shipboard fires have an unfortunate tendency to start without warning and to burn very fast and hot. Should the fire get out of control, there is no escape except to abandon ship.
This is the reason asbestos insulation was used in great amounts in the construction of sea-going vessels between the mid 1930s and 1980. The insulation was generally applied as slurry, or sprayed on, forming a hard shell as it dried. However, as it was applied, workers were liable to inhale the fibers, which could become incredibly concentrated in the closed environment below decks.
If you are interested in filing a South Carolina mesothelioma lawsuit you should know that South Carolina, like most other states has a statute of limitations for personal injury claims. Determining when to start the measuring of that time also varies from state to state so you may be best served by contacting a mesothelioma lawyer as soon as possible after a diagnosis is made. Wrongful death cases may also have a statute of limitations and the same or different rules for determining when to begin measuring. Whether or not your action is limited by statute, you may still be eligible to present claims to bankruptcy trusts that have billions of dollars for victims of asbestos.