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Naturally occurring asbestos in Clark County, Nevada put residents at risk of asbestos-related diseases like mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis. Others exposed to asbestos through dangerous products or jobs run the same risk. Nevada mesothelioma lawyers can help asbestos victims access justice and compensation through asbestos litigation.

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Filing a Mesothelioma Claim in Nevada

Nevada residents who develop mesothelioma cancer may be eligible to access financial compensation from manufacturers of asbestos-based products. Asbestos exposure remains the only known cause of mesothelioma — manufacturers hid the dangers to make more money.

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Over 300 Nevada residents died from mesothelioma between 1999 and 2017, according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG).

The Nevada Central Cancer Registry recorded nearly 300 mesothelioma cases between 1995 and 2008. While mesothelioma mainly affects senior men, 40 of those diagnosed were less than 55 years old and roughly 60 were women. Some victims were even in their 30s.

Nevada mesothelioma lawyers can help you seek compensation and justice from manufacturers of asbestos products through a lawsuit.

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Nevada Mesothelioma Law Firm

The best law firm to take on a mesothelioma case is one with experience in that type of case and other, similar, mass torts. Our sponsor firm, Simmons Hanly Conroy, is one of the largest and most successful such firms in the country. The attorneys at Simmons Hanly Conroy have won billions of dollars in compensation for clients through settlements and verdicts.

Asbestos Exposure Sites in Nevada

Construction materials made with asbestos fibers.
Construction materials made with asbestos fibers.

It was once thought that there was no naturally found asbestos in the state of Nevada — but in 2013, scientists found several asbestos deposits in Clark County. Asbestos has since been found throughout 1 million acres in the county.

Across the state, other scientists found that natural erosion and commercial development could release asbestos fibers into the air.

For example, repair work on older buildings in Las Vegas that still contain asbestos could put people at risk if state guidelines aren’t followed.

Other examples of asbestos sites in Nevada include:

  • SA Texaco, Belgium
  • MGM Grand, Paradise
  • Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas
  • Caesars Palace, Las Vegas
  • Nevada Pipeline, Las Vegas
  • Desert Inn Hotel, Las Vegas
  • Eagle Picher Company, Reno
  • Owens Corning, Reno, Sparks
  • Reno Convention Center, Reno
  • Catalytic Construction, Mercury
  • Abbott Supply Company, Sparks
  • Mohave Power Station, Laughlin
  • Nevada State Hospital, Washoe County
  • Las Vegas County Courthouse, Las Vegas
  • Union Pacific Railroad Company, Las Vegas
  • Nevada Power Company, Las Vegas, Moapa
  • Prince Consolidated Mining Company, Pioche
  • Kerr McGee Chemical Corporation, Henderson
  • Manganese Ore Company, multiple sites across the state
  • Blue Diamond Mining Corporation, Arden, Blue Diamond

There are many other asbestos job sites in Nevada not listed above. Nevada mesothelioma lawyers at top mesothelioma law firms have databases of asbestos sites in the state and across the country.

Contact a Nevada mesothelioma attorney to learn where you may have been exposed to asbestos. You may be able to receive financial benefits to cover your expenses.

Know Your Rights: Nevada Mesothelioma Lawsuits

Nevada mesothelioma lawyers file lawsuits so asbestos victims can cover the costs of medical treatments and other expenses.

Victims and their families can recover millions of dollars in compensation through mesothelioma lawsuits.

Successful mesothelioma lawsuits force manufacturers of asbestos products to pay for causing a victim’s illness or death. It costs nothing for victims to file these lawsuits, and Nevada mesothelioma attorneys take on almost all of the legal burdens.

Mesothelioma Settlements and Verdicts in Nevada

Mesothelioma lawsuits reach out-of-court settlements more than 95% of the time. A mesothelioma settlement allows the lawsuit to resolve relatively quickly and avoid a risky trial.

Mesothelioma victims typically receive between $1 million and $1.4 million from mesothelioma settlements.

Lawsuits that do not settle go to a trial before a jury. The jury then determines if a mesothelioma victim deserves compensation or not through a verdict. While some victims received compensation from a mesothelioma trial verdict, others got nothing.

A former plant operator sued Nevada Power of Las Vegas after he was exposed to asbestos at a power station decades earlier. The jury awarded him $2 million.

In another case, a former maintenance worker at Harrah’s Las Vegas Casino sued the hotel for $10 million after he was exposed to asbestos on the job. The worker stated that his superiors failed to protect him during renovation projects at the hotel. It is unclear if this case has been settled or not.

Asbestos Laws and Regulations in Nevada

Nevada follows federal standards to limit asbestos exposure on work sites and keep workers safe if they need to remove or repair asbestos-based products.

These laws impact:

  • Brake and clutch work
  • Custodial work
  • Demolishing old buildings with asbestos
  • Manufacturing of asbestos-containing products

State requirements for asbestos use must be at least as strict as federal requirements or the federal rules apply.

Get in touch with a Nevada mesothelioma lawyer to see if these rules might affect your lawsuit.

Nevada Mesothelioma Settlements Recovered by Simmons Hanly Conroy

  • $2.53 millionMaintenance Worker
  • $2.4 millionNavy Veteran
  • $1.6 millionElectrician
  • $1.5 millionMechanic

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Statutes of Limitations in Nevada

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Statutes of limitations are laws that restrict the time someone has to file a lawsuit.

Asbestos victims or their loved ones cannot file a personal injury or wrongful death mesothelioma lawsuit once the statute of limitations passes in their case.

Statutes of limitations vary greatly by state and type of case, making them quite hard to understand without a lawyer’s help.

Contact a Nevada mesothelioma lawyer as soon as you can to learn more about these statutes. Don’t miss your chance to file a mesothelioma lawsuit.

Asbestos Trust Funds and Statutes of Limitations

If an asbestos victim cannot file a lawsuit, they could still be able to access compensation through an asbestos trust fund.

Trust funds are not subject to state law because they are managed by bankrupt manufacturers of asbestos products. These companies set their own deadlines to file claims.

Mesothelioma lawyers in Nevada can help you file an asbestos trust fund claim.

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Nevada VA Information for Mesothelioma Victims

Those who served in the military decades ago now also run the risk of mesothelioma. Every branch of the U.S. military relied on asbestos up through the 1980s.

Asbestos was used to make:

  • Bases and barracks
  • Planes
  • Ships
  • Vehicles

Veterans account for one-third of all mesothelioma cases. Around 6,000 veterans died from this cancer between 1999 and 2005.

Nevada Veterans Benefits

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) understands the great danger asbestos poses and offers many benefits to help veterans with mesothelioma.

VA benefits include:

  • Coverage of funeral and burial costs
  • Disability compensation
  • Health care
  • Pensions for veterans and spouses

The VA also works with some of the world’s top mesothelioma doctors to treat veterans.

These VA mesothelioma doctors include:


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The following VA offices and hospitals serve Nevada veterans. Veterans can learn more about each facility by visiting the VA’s official website (

Veterans Benefits Administration

  • Reno Regional Office, Reno

VA Medical Centers

  • VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System, North Las Vegas
  • VA Sierra Nevada Health Care System, Reno

Community-Based Outpatient Clinics

  • Elko VA Clinic, Elko
  • Lahontan Valley VA Clinic, Fallon
  • VA Carson Valley Outpatient Clinic, Gardnerville
  • Pahrump Community Based Outpatient Clinic, Pahrump

Veterans Centers

  • Henderson Veterans Center
  • Las Vegas Veterans Center
  • Reno Veterans Center
  • Laughlin Rural Outreach Clinic

Veterans looking to file a VA benefits claim should first reach out to a Nevada mesothelioma lawyer. These lawyers can determine how a veteran was exposed to asbestos while they served. Veterans can then use this information to file a claim with help from a Veterans Service Officer (VSO).

AML and VFW Service Officers in Nevada

VSOs are trained by the VA and other organizations to help veterans and their families access benefits. They often work with organizations like the American Legion (AML) and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW).

VSOs can be found in nearly 100 service offices across Nevada. Most offices are located in Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, and Reno.

Las Vegas

  • American Ex-Prisoners of War
  • Catholic War Veterans of the USA
  • Fleet Reserve Association
  • Nevada Office of Veterans Services
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars

North Las Vegas

  • American Legion
  • California Department of Veterans Services (N. Las Vegas)
  • Disabled American Veterans
  • Fleet Reserve Association
  • Jewish War Veterans of the USA
  • National Association of County Veterans Service
  • Nevada Office of Veterans Services
  • The Retired Enlisted Association
  • Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (N. Las Vegas)
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars


  • Fleet Reserve Association
  • National Association of County Veterans Service
  • Nevada Office of Veterans Services
  • Paralyzed Veterans of America
  • Veterans of World War I of the USA

Veterans with mesothelioma can connect to a VSO by reaching out to a nearby office. Veterans can also contact a Nevada mesothelioma lawyer to see if other types of compensation are available.

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Connect With a Nevada Mesothelioma Lawyer

After a mesothelioma diagnosis, work with an experienced lawyer to access justice and compensation.

Nevada mesothelioma lawyers can:

  • Determine how, when, and where you were exposed to asbestos
  • File a mesothelioma lawsuit against
  • Obtain compensation for you and your family

Let an experienced Nevada mesothelioma lawyer help you. Get more information with a free case review.

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