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Naturally occurring asbestos occurs in many Alaskan mineral deposits. This puts miners and other Alaskan workers at risk of asbestos exposure, which can cause mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases such as lung cancer. An Alaska mesothelioma lawyer can help asbestos victims access justice and compensation.

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Working With a Mesothelioma Lawyer in Alaska

Almost anyone with mesothelioma cancer in Alaska can access compensation from the manufacturers of asbestos-based products. Asbestos exposure can cause deadly illnesses mesothelioma. Manufacturers knew asbestos was life-threatening and hid the facts to keep making money.

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Nearly 100 Alaskan residents died of mesothelioma from 1999 to 2017, according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG).

You can get justice after a mesothelioma diagnosis. Work with mesothelioma lawyers in Alaska to file a lawsuit and pursue compensation.

Alaska Mesothelioma Lawsuits

Alaska mesothelioma lawyers file lawsuits against the manufacturers of asbestos-containing products. Successful mesothelioma lawsuits force manufacturers to pay for causing you or a loved one to get sick.

This type of asbestos litigation often awards millions of dollars.

Your Alaska mesothelioma attorney will review the facts of your case to determine if you are eligible to file a lawsuit. You don’t have to pay to file a mesothelioma lawsuit.

Mesothelioma Settlements and Verdicts in Alaska

With the right Alaska mesothelioma lawyers on your side, your suit may end in a jury verdict or settlement.

A mesothelioma settlement resolves the case without a trial. Over 95% of mesothelioma lawsuits reach out-of-court settlements. Settlements award $1 Million on average.

Lawsuits that do not reach settlements go to trial. Through a trial, a jury will determine a winner.

Mesothelioma victims typically receive $2.4 Million from successful mesothelioma trial verdicts. If the victim loses a trial they get nothing.

Mesothelioma lawyers will see if a settlement or trial is best for your case as it moves forward.

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Statute of Limitations in Alaska

To file a mesothelioma lawsuit, it must fall within Alaska’s statutes of limitations. Statutes of limitations prevent lawsuits from being filed after a certain deadline.

Statutes of limitations vary significantly by state and each case. Contact an Alaska mesothelioma lawyer in Alaska as soon as possible to make sure your lawsuit is filed within these limits.

Asbestos Trust Fund and Statutes of Limitations

Those who cannot file a lawsuit due to statutes of limitations can still seek compensation from asbestos trust funds.

Asbestos trusts are exempt from normal statutes of limitations as they are funded by bankrupt manufacturers. Asbestos victims must file claims within deadlines set by the trust.

Alaska mesothelioma lawyers can help victims access asbestos trust funds. Get a free case review to learn more.

Asbestos Rules and Regulations in Alaska

State and federal governments regulate asbestos use in the state of Alaska.

The Alaska Occupational Safety and Health (AKOSH) regulates the safety of:

  • Private contractors at National Guard facilities
  • Employers (except federal) on most military bases
  • State and other non-federal public employers working aboard ferries
  • State National Guard civilian employees

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulates the safety of:

  • All shipbuilding and repair on and off water
  • Federal civilian employers on military bases
  • Federal National Guard employees
  • Off-shore oil rigs
  • Private contractors at missile defense facilities – Cape Lisburne Air Force Station
  • Private employers working aboard ferries on navigable waters

These work sites and jobs may still expose people to asbestos even today. Older ships, military bases, oil rigs, and other work sites may contain asbestos-based products.

Work with Alaska mesothelioma lawyers to see how these regulations may affect your lawsuit.

Asbestos Sites in Alaska

Many mines and other work sites in Alaska put workers at risk of asbestos exposure.

According to the Alaska Miners Association, the state has:

  • Six large mines in operation
  • Dix advanced exploration projects
  • Two projects that need permits
  • 120 active rock quarries/sand and gravel operations

These activities can all put miners at risk since naturally occurring asbestos is often found in Alaska.

Asbestos can also be found in buildings, factories, military installations, and homes across the state.

Other examples of asbestos sites in the state include:

  • BP Oil, North Slope
  • Union Carbide, Kenai
  • Standard Oil, Anchorage
  • Juneau Hospital, Juneau
  • University of Alaska, Fairbanks
  • Alaska Insulation, Fort Greeley
  • Alaska Lumber and Pulp Company, Sitka
  • Jualin Mines Company, Juneau, Berners Bay
  • Alaska Juneau Gold Mining Company, Juneau
  • Eielson Air Force Base Building 3425, Fairbanks
  • Union Oil Company, Anchorage, Kenai, Port Nikiski
  • Chugach Electric International Power Plant, Anchorage
  • Consolidated Industrial Equipment and Supply, Fort Smith
  • City Of Fairbanks Power Plant, Municipal Utilities System, Fairbanks

This is not a complete list. If you have been exposed to asbestos and got sick, contact an Alaska mesothelioma lawyer.

Alaska mesothelioma lawyers have databases of asbestos sites and can see where you were exposed. From there, lawyers can help you secure financial benefits to cover your expenses.

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Alaska Veterans & VA Information

Alaska military veterans have a high risk of mesothelioma. During World War II and through the 1980s, many American military bases built on Alaskan territory contained asbestos.

Until the 1980s, the military also used asbestos to build:

  • Airplanes
  • Navy ships
  • Vehicles

Asbestos is still present in some older military bases today.

Alaska Veterans Benefits

33% of all mesothelioma patients are veterans. Veterans with mesothelioma can seek financial and health care benefits through the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

VA benefits include:

  • Burial benefits
  • Disability compensation
  • Health care services
  • Pension plans

The VA is one of the largest providers of benefits and services for veterans suffering from mesothelioma. In fact, the VA works with two of the world’s top mesothelioma doctors to treat veterans with this rare cancer.

VA mesothelioma doctors include:

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Several VA medical centers and offices are located in Alaska.

Veterans Benefits Administration

  • Anchorage Regional Office, Anchorage

VA Medical Centers

  • Alaska VA Healthcare System, Anchorage

Community-Based Outpatient Clinics

  • Fairbanks VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic (Fort Wainwright)
  • Kenai VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic (Soldotna)
  • Mat-Su VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic (Wasilla)

Veterans Centers

  • Anchorage Veterans Center
  • Fairbanks Veterans Center
  • Kenai Outstation (Soldotna)
  • Wasilla Veterans Center

Veterans can learn more about these facilities by going to the official VA website (

Veterans looking to file for VA benefits can get help from a mesothelioma lawyer. Mesothelioma attorneys can determine how a veteran was exposed to asbestos during military service. Veterans can then use this information to file for VA benefits with help from a Veterans Service Officer (VSO).

AML and VFW Service Officers in Alaska

VSOs are trained by the VA to help veterans access military benefits. VSOs partner with veterans organizations such as the American Legion (AML) and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) to help as many veterans as possible.

Alaska has around 30 veteran’s services offices.

  • Anchorage
    • Disabled American Veterans
    • Marine Corps League
    • Veterans of Foreign Wars
    • Vietnam Veterans of America
  • Juneau
    • Vietnam Veterans of America
  • Fairbanks
    • Disabled American Veterans
    • Vietnam Veterans of America
  • Wasilla
    • Marine Corps League
    • Veterans of Foreign Wars
    • Vietnam Veterans of America
  • Palmer
    • Disabled American Veterans
  • Kodiak
    • Vietnam Veterans of America
  • Jasper
    • American Ex-Prisoners of War
    • Fleet Reserve Association

Reach out to these offices to connect with a VSO and file for VA benefits. You can also contact a mesothelioma lawyer to see if you can file a lawsuit.

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Connecting With Mesothelioma Lawyers in Alaska

Alaska mesothelioma lawyers can help you access financial compensation and protect your family’s future.

Alaska mesothelioma lawyers can:

  • Build strong cases on your behalf
  • File mesothelioma lawsuits
  • Secure compensation for you

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