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Nebraska residents used asbestos-based products in manufacturing work and at other blue-collar jobs for decades. Asbestos exposure at these jobs put workers and their loved ones at risk of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases like lung cancer and asbestosis. Get justice and compensation with the help of a Nebraska mesothelioma lawyer.

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Filing a Mesothelioma Claim in Nebraska

Blue-collar workers in Nebraska may have been exposed to asbestos fibers. Asbestos is the only known cause of mesothelioma — a deadly cancer with no cure.

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Around 1,300 people in Nebraska died from mesothelioma between 2001 and 2010.

Mesothelioma cancer victims may be able to receive financial compensation from the manufacturers of asbestos-based products. These manufacturers used asbestos for decades knowing it was deadly — but did nothing to keep people safe.

Nebraska mesothelioma lawyers can help you file lawsuits against these manufacturers and access justice. Work with some of the top mesothelioma attorneys in Nebraska to pursue the compensation you deserve.

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Nebraska Mesothelioma Law Firm

If you need to file a lawsuit, you need to be sure you have the right team on your side.

The best Nebraska mesothelioma law firm is one with the following characteristics:

  • Decades of experience with mesothelioma and other asbestos-related injuries
  • A track record of success in getting favorable settlements for clients
  • Nationwide presence to pursue asbestos companies in any jurisdiction
  • Experience filing claims against asbestos trust funds

Our sponsor firm, Simmons Hanly Conroy, has all of these characteristics. Their experienced legal team is ready to help you today.

Asbestos Exposure Sites in Nebraska

Nebraska manufacturing and construction sites put workers at risk of asbestos exposure for decades. Learn more about these sites below.

  • Manufacturing: Nebraska is home to over 1,600 manufacturing facilities that employ around 100,000 workers. Yet Nebraska’s manufacturing companies often failed to protect workers from asbestos exposure on the job.
  • Construction: Construction sites relied on asbestos-based materials up through the 1980s. Construction projects on older homes still put workers at risk today.

Nebraska mesothelioma lawyers have identified many other high-risk asbestos sites and logged them in databases.

Examples of asbestos sites in Nebraska include:

  • Omaha Gas Works, Omaha
  • TJ High School, East Omaha
  • U.S. Post Office, Omaha
  • Creighton University, Omaha
  • First Methodist Church, Omaha
  • Blue Chip Auto Company, Omaha
  • North Omaha Power Plant, Pershing
  • Consolidated Steel Corporation, Omaha
  • Allied Chemical, 12 Locations Across the State
  • Creighton Memorial St. Joseph Hospital, Omaha
  • Lincoln Gas and Electric Light Company, Lincoln
  • Department of the Navy, Naval Ammunition, Hastings
  • Consumers Public Power District, multiple locations across the state
  • Kansas-Nebraska Natural Gas Company, multiple locations across the state

If you have been exposed to asbestos, contact a Nebraska mesothelioma lawyer as soon as possible. An experienced lawyer at a top mesothelioma law firm can help you secure financial benefits to manage medical expenses.

Know Your Rights: Nebraska Mesothelioma Lawsuits

Many mesothelioma lawsuits have been filed against manufacturers of asbestos-based products in Nebraska. These lawsuits can award mesothelioma victims with millions of dollars if successful.

Work with a Nebraska mesothelioma lawyer to file your lawsuit. Mesothelioma lawyers take on the legal burdens of your case, and there are no upfront or out-of-pocket costs to work with them.

Mesothelioma Settlements and Verdicts in Nebraska

Nearly 95% of all mesothelioma lawsuits reach settlements. A mesothelioma settlement resolves a lawsuit without it going to court.

Asbestos victims usually receive over $1 million from mesothelioma settlements.

In the rare event a lawsuit is not settled, it may go trial before a jury. The jury will then determine a mesothelioma verdict.

Trial verdicts award $2.4 million on average — but only if a mesothelioma victim wins. If the jury sides with the manufacturers of asbestos-based products, the victim gets nothing.

The best legal path to take will depend on the specifics of your case. Contact a Nebraska mesothelioma lawyer right away to learn more.

Nebraska Mesothelioma Settlements Recovered by Simmons Hanly Conroy

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Asbestos Laws and Regulations in Nebraska

Many regulations and agencies control asbestos use in Nebraska.

The EPA developed the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) in 1973 to protect the general public from asbestos exposure. NESHAP regulates the renovation and demolition of buildings that contain asbestos.

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) oversees the Asbestos Hazardous Emergency Response Act (AHERA) in the state. This law seeks to limit asbestos levels in schools.

Nebraska employers must also follow specific work practices and guidelines to ensure minimal exposure for their employees, as noted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Local health and air quality control departments also manage asbestos use in the state.

Nebraska mesothelioma lawyers can determine how these laws may affect a lawsuit.

Statute of Limitations in Nebraska

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A state’s statutes of limitations prevent lawsuits from being filed after a certain amount of time. The deadline to file a mesothelioma claim varies by state and other factors such as claim type (personal injury or wrongful death).

Connect with a Nebraska mesothelioma lawyer before it’s too late to file your lawsuit. Statutes of limitations can be very hard to understand without a lawyer’s help.

Asbestos Trust Funds and Statutes of Limitations

If the statute of limitations has passed, a mesothelioma lawyer may seek compensation through an asbestos trust fund.

Asbestos trusts are funded by bankrupt manufacturers to pay those with mesothelioma. They are not bound by state law and set their own claim deadlines.

These rules may state that you can receive compensation — even if your filing falls outside of Nebraska’s statute of limitations. Asbestos trust funds contain an estimated $30 billion today.

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Nebraska VA Information for Mesothelioma Victims

Other than blue-collar workers, some Nebraska veterans were also exposed to large amounts of asbestos. The U.S. military used asbestos to make everything from bases to ships through the early 1980s.

Veterans account for 33% of all people diagnosed with mesothelioma today.

Thankfully, veterans with mesothelioma can file lawsuits to access compensation. They can also access benefits from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Common VA benefits include:

  • Aid & attendance
  • Disability compensation
  • Health care services
  • Pension plans

The VA also works with top mesothelioma doctors so veterans get the best health care possible.

These VA mesothelioma doctors include:


Mesothelioma Hope has no affiliation with and is not endorsed or sponsored by Dr. Robert B. Cameron. The contact information above is listed for informational purposes only. You have the right to contact Dr. Cameron directly. Visit the UCLA Health website to learn more about Dr. Robert Cameron.

There are many VA medical centers and offices in Nebraska. Find a few on the list below.

Veterans Benefits Administration

  • Lincoln Regional Office, Lincoln
  • Offutt Air Force Base, Offutt, AFB

VA Medical Centers

  • Omaha VA Medical Center
  • Grand Island VA Medical Center

Community-Based Outpatient Clinics

  • Bellevue VA Clinic
  • Gordon VA Clinic
  • Holdrege VA Clinic
  • Norfolk VA Clinic
  • North Platte VA Clinic
  • Panhandle of Nebraska CBOC (Scottsbluff)
  • Sidney VA Outpatient Clinic

Veterans Centers

  • Lincoln Veterans Center
  • Omaha Veterans Center

If you are a veteran looking to file for VA benefits, connect with a Nebraska mesothelioma lawyer. These attorneys can see when, where, and how you were exposed to asbestos while you served.

You can then work with a Veterans Service Officer (VSO) to file a VA benefits claim using this information. VSOs are trained by the VA to help veterans file for benefits.

AML and VFW Service Officers in Nebraska

VSOs work with organizations like the American Legion (AML), Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), and Disabled American Veterans (DAV) to help veterans access VA benefits.

Nebraska has 350 service offices located across the state.

Offices serving some of Nebraska’s largest cities include:


  • American Ex-Prisoners of War
  • American Legion
  • American Veterans
  • Disabled American Veterans
  • Military Order of the Purple Heart
  • National Association of County Veterans Service
  • The Retired Enlisted Association
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Veterans of World War I


  • American Ex-Prisoners of War
  • American Legion
  • American Veterans
  • Disabled American Veterans
  • Paralyzed Veterans of America
  • The Retired Enlisted Association
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars

Grand Island

  • National Association of County Veterans Service


  • Disabled American Veterans
  • National Association of County Veterans Service


  • American Legion
  • Disabled American Veterans
  • National Association of County Veterans Service
    Veterans of Foreign Wars


  • American Legion
  • Disabled American Veterans
  • National Association of County Veterans Service


  • American Legion
  • Disabled American Veterans
  • National Association of County Veterans Service
  • The Retired Enlisted Association
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars

North Platte

  • American Legion
  • Disabled American Veterans
  • National Association of County Veterans Service
  • The Retired Enlisted Association


  • American Legion
  • American Veterans
  • Disabled American Veterans
  • National Association of County Veterans Service
  • The Retired Enlisted Association
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars


  • American Legion
  • American Veterans
  • Disabled American Veterans
  • National Association of County Veterans Service
  • The Retired Enlisted Association
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars

Contact these offices to see how a VSO can help you file for VA benefits. You can also reach out to a Nebraska mesothelioma lawyer to see if you can file a lawsuit.

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Connect with a Nebraska Mesothelioma Lawyer

Get in touch with a mesothelioma lawyer in Nebraska soon after a diagnosis to see if you can pursue compensation and justice.

Nebraska mesothelioma lawyers can:

  • File lawsuits on your behalf
  • Secure mesothelioma compensation
  • Locate additional resources in your area

Get a free legal case review to see all the ways a lawyer can help you.

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Melissa Crowe Schopfer is a partner at Simmons Hanly Conroy. Over the past 10 years, Melissa has worked on over 500 cases and recovered more than $100 million in settlements and trial verdicts on behalf of her clients. She has represented families impacted by mesothelioma and asbestos-related diseases in almost every state.

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