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Arizona relied on asbestos for over 100 years — longer than many other states. Workers mined at least 75,000 tons of asbestos during this time. Anyone exposed is at risk of developing an asbestos-related disease, including the deadly cancer mesothelioma. Arizona mesothelioma lawyers can help victims receive compensation after a diagnosis.

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  • $4 million - Teacher
  • $2.4 million - Navy Veteran
  • $2.9 million - Pipefitter
  • $1.8 million - Electrician
  • $1.4 million - Shipbuilder

Represented victims in:

  • Gilbert
  • Hayden
  • Phoenix
  • Prescott
  • Scottsdale
  • Skull Valley
  • Tempe
  • Tucson
  • Youngtown

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Working With a Mesothelioma Lawyer in Arizona

Anyone diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease while living or working in Arizona should reach out to a mesothelioma lawyer. Manufacturers of asbestos-based products knew the health risks but hid them for decades.

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Asbestos exposure is the only known cause of mesothelioma. Mesothelioma claimed the lives of nearly 1,000 Arizona residents between 1999 and 2017, according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG).

Arizona mesothelioma lawyers know the physical, emotional, and financial toll that this disease takes. These lawyers help victims seek justice and compensation after a diagnosis. See if a mesothelioma lawyer can help you.

Arizona Mesothelioma Lawsuits

Anyone with mesothelioma needs to consider filing a lawsuit.

A mesothelioma lawsuit can award victims with compensation and hold manufacturers of asbestos-containing products accountable.

Mesothelioma victims often receive $1 Million to $2.4 Million from lawsuits.

Experienced Arizona mesothelioma lawyers make filing a lawsuit easy for asbestos victims. Lawyers handle most of the legal work so victims can focus on their health.

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Mesothelioma Settlements & Verdicts in Arizona

Over 95% of all mesothelioma lawsuits reach out-of-court settlements. Mesothelioma settlements allow victims to receive compensation from the manufacturers who harmed them without a lengthy trial.

Mesothelioma settlements award victims with about $1 Million to $1.4 Million on average. This number comes from settlements with all the manufacturers in the lawsuit.

Sometimes, a mesothelioma settlement cannot be reached. In this case, the lawsuit may go to trial.

In a trial, lawyers representing the mesothelioma victim and the manufacturers of asbestos-based products present their cases and the jury determines a winner through a verdict.

On average, mesothelioma victims receive $2.4 Million from a single manufacturer if they win at a trial. That said, if the mesothelioma victim loses the trial they get no money from the manufacturer.

Arizona mesothelioma lawyers can help victims determine if a settlement or a trial is right for their case.

Statute of Limitations in Arizona

Statutes of limitations prevent victims from filing lawsuits after a certain period of time. These laws vary by state and case type.

Statutes of limitations can vary by:

  • Date of the injury (or the date it was discovered)
  • Type of lawsuit (personal injury vs. wrongful death)

It is almost impossible to understand statutes of limitations without the help of an experienced lawyer since they are so complex.

Contact an Arizona mesothelioma lawyer to make sure your lawsuit is filed within the statute of limitations.

Statutes of Limitations and Asbestos Trust Funds

If the statute of limitations has passed to file a lawsuit, it may be possible to access compensation through an asbestos trust fund.

Asbestos trust funds were created by bankrupt manufacturers of asbestos-containing products that wanted to stay in business. Courts forced these companies to set aside money to pay victims of asbestos exposure.

Asbestos trust funds set their own deadlines to file claims and they don’t follow normal statutes of limitations.

Over $30 Billion is available in trust funds to help asbestos victims.

See if you can file an asbestos trust fund claim by working with an Arizona mesothelioma lawyer.

Asbestos Rules and Regulations in Arizona

Arizona has adopted the federal workplace safety and health standard for asbestos exposure in general industry.

These industries include:

  • Brake and clutch repair
  • Custodial work
  • Manufacturing asbestos-containing products

The state also has enacted workplace safety and health requirements for asbestos abatement activities.

These activities include:

  • Alteration of asbestos-containing products
  • Repair of asbestos-based parts or equipment
  • Renovation of asbestos-containing buildings
  • Demolition of asbestos-containing buildings

The Arizona Division of Occupational Safety and Health (ADOSH) administers and enforces workplace safety and health rules for asbestos in private and public sector workplaces.

ADEQ’s Air Quality Division administers and enforces federal asbestos regulations in Arizona, with the exception of three counties.

These counties are:

  • Maricopa county
  • Pima county
  • Pinal county

Local air quality departments enforce regulations in these counties.

Arizona mesothelioma lawyers can see how these laws might affect your case.

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Asbestos Sites in Arizona

First off, more than 160 asbestos mines operated in Central Arizona alone from 1913 until the early 1980s. These mines employed hundreds of workers who helped produce a minimum of 75,000 tons of asbestos.

Arizona even had a town named after a type of asbestos. The town of Chrysotile was home to one of the most prolific asbestos mines in the state. The town now sits abandoned.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says asbestos use in the U.S. is strictly regulated. However, asbestos still lurks in thousands of older Arizona buildings today.

These structures include:

  • Churches
  • Homes
  • Manufacturing facilities
  • Office buildings
  • Power plants
  • Schools

These sites could possibly put residents, tourists, and workers at risk if the asbestos-containing products are disturbed.

Other asbestos sites in Arizona include:

  • Adams Hotel, Phoenix
  • Borel Office Building, Tucson
  • Eagle Milling Company, Tucson
  • Union Carbide Corp., Phoenix
  • Allison Steel Manufacturing Company, Tempe
  • Arizona State Teachers College, Flagstaff
  • Copper Reef Consolidated Mining Company
  • Desert Ridge Marketplace, Phoenix
  • Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix
  • Saint Johns Power Plant, Saint Johns
  • San Manuel Copper Refinery, San Manuel
  • University of Arizona Science Building, Tucson

Arizona mesothelioma lawyers have archived high-risk asbestos exposure sites in Arizona and the rest of the country. Reach out to a lawyer today to see if a job site you worked at put you in danger.

Arizona Veterans & VA Information

Over 30% of all people diagnosed with mesothelioma today are veterans. Veterans run a higher risk of mesothelioma since all branches of the U.S. military used asbestos until the 1980s.

Asbestos could be found in military:

  • Bases
  • Barracks
  • Planes
  • Ships
  • Trucks

Thankfully, federal agencies such as the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) can help veterans with mesothelioma.

Arizona Veterans Benefits

The VA has responded to the mesothelioma epidemic by offering health care and financial benefits to affected veterans.

These VA benefits include: 

  • Burial & survivor benefits
  • Disability compensation
  • Hospice Care
  • Transportation

The VA also works with top mesothelioma doctors who can help treat veterans.

VA mesothelioma doctors include:

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There are many VA offices and hospitals in Arizona. See where some of these offices are located below.

Veterans Benefits Administration

  • Regional Benefits Office, Phoenix
  • Pacific District, Phoenix
  • Fort Huachuca, Fort Huachuca
  • Luke Air Force Base, Luke AFB
  • Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson

VA Medical Centers

  • Phoenix VA Health Care System, Phoenix
  • Northern Arizona VA Health Care System, Prescott
  • Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, Tucson

Community-Based Outpatient Clinics

  • Anthem CBOC
  • Casa Grande CBOC
  • Cottonwood CBOC
  • Flagstaff CBOC
  • Southeast VA Health Care Clinic
  • Globe-Miami VA Health Care Clinic
  • Green Valley CBOC
  • Kayenta VA Clinic
  • Kingman CBOC
  • Lake Havasu City CBOC
  • Payson VA Health Care Clinic
  • Midtown VA Clinic
  • Southwest VA Health Care Clinic
  • Thunderbird VA Health Care Clinic
  • Safford Clinic
  • Northeast VA Health Care Clinic
  • Show Low VA Health Care Clinic
  • Sierra Vista Clinic
  • Northwest VA Health Care Clinic
  • VA Northwest Tucson Clinic
  • VA Southeast Tucson Clinic
  • Yuma Clinic
  • Skip Veterans Center
  • Chinle Outstation
  • Hopi Outstation
  • Lake Havasu Veterans Center
  • Mesa Veterans Center
  • West Valley Veterans Center
  • Phoenix Veterans Center
  • Dr. Cameron McKinley Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Center
  • Tucson Veterans Center
  • Yuma Veterans Center

Veterans Centers

  • Chinle Outstation
  • Hopi Outstation (Hotevilla)
  • Lake Havasu Veterans Center
  • Mesa Veterans Center
  • West Valley Veterans Center (Peoria)
  • Phoenix Veterans Center
  • Dr. Cameron McKinley Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Center (Prescott)
  • Tucson Veterans Center
  • Yuma Veterans Center
  • Casa Grande Rural Health Care Coordination Center
  • Sierra Vista Rural Health Care Coordination Center

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AML and VFW Service Officers in Arizona

Veterans Services Officers (VSOs) are an important asset for veterans with mesothelioma. These officers are trained by the VA to help veterans apply for military benefits.

VSOs can be contacted by reaching out to veterans organizations like the American Legion (AML) and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW).

Half of all veterans organization offices are found in Phoenix and Tucson.

Other locations include:

  • Bullhead City
  • Casa Grande
  • Flagstaff
  • Kingman
  • Prescott
  • Safford
  • Show Low
  • Sierra Vista
  • Yuma

Veterans can learn more about applying for VA benefits by reaching out to a mesothelioma lawyer. Arizona mesothelioma lawyers can help veterans gather key information needed to file a VA claim.

Veterans can then work with a VSO to file for VA benefits.

An Arizona asbestos attorney may be also able to help you secure funds to cover medical expenses and other financial benefits.

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Connect with Arizona Mesothelioma Lawyers

For a better chance at receiving compensation after a mesothelioma diagnosis, work with an Arizona asbestos lawyer.

Arizona mesothelioma lawyers can help you:

  • Learn how you were exposed to asbestos
  • See which manufacturers are to blame
  • File a mesothelioma lawsuit and secure compensation

To see all the ways an Arizona mesothelioma lawyer can help you, get a free case review.

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