The asbestos attorneys at the Simmons Law Firm represent victims of mesothelioma cancer throughout the United States including the state of Mississippi. Our Mississippi asbestos attorneys have represented thousands of families affected by mesothelioma and asbestos-related cancer and have seen the suffering it causes firsthand. The Simmons Law Firm is dedicated to giving our clients the respect and attention they deserve, no matter where they live.
If you or someone you love has mesothelioma, our Mississippi mesothelioma lawyers will come to you. Over the past decade, our asbestos attorneys have represented many clients throughout Mississippi, including the following cities:
As a nationwide firm, our asbestos attorneys have the resources and experience necessary to represent individuals and families against large companies in this complex area of litigation. Our firm has recovered over $4 billion in verdicts and settlements for thousands of families dealing with mesothelioma. Our Mississippi asbestos attorneys have recovered $13 million for mesothelioma victims in the state of Mississippi alone.*
You should know that Mississippi has a unique set of laws that could impact your ability to file a claim. For example, Mississippi has statute of limitation laws that restrict the time frame in which mesothelioma victims and family members can file a lawsuit. Rest assured our Mississippi mesothelioma lawyers are prepared to help you understand the process for filing an asbestos lawsuit and guide you through the legal system. If you’d like to talk to a Mississippi mesothelioma lawyer about a potential case, contact one of the nationwide asbestos attorneys at the Simmons Law Firm today.
If you have mesothelioma or lung cancer due to asbestos exposure, please contact one of our Mississippi asbestos for a free case evaluation.
An Introduction to Asbestos and Mesothelioma
Asbestos is a deadly mineral that has been used in thousands of products. When microscopic asbestos fibers are inhaled or ingested, they can cause a number of diseases, including mesothelioma and lung cancer. Of the diseases caused by asbestos, mesothelioma is the most aggressive, attacking the internal lining of the lungs and abdomen. Mesothelioma typically does not develop until decades after the asbestos exposure occurred.
A number of work sites throughout Mississippi are linked to asbestos exposure including:
Greenville Power Plant
Mississippi Power & Light Powerhouse
City Of Greenville
Industrial Steel & Machine Works Fabricating Shop
Mississippi Power & Light Plant
Jack Watson Power Plant
University Of Southern Mississippi
Hercules Power Plant
Mississippi Power & Light Plant
Transco Pipeline Compressor Station
Hercules Chemical/Rubber Plant
Veterans’ Administration Hospital
Allied Paper Mill
Mississippi Power & Light Plant
Rex Brown Steam Plant
Standard Service Station
Mississippi Phosphates Plant
Chicago Bridge & Iron Shipyard
Mississippi Chemical Plant
Mississippi Power & Light Power Plant
Anderson Tully Plant
Vicksburg Power Plant
Vicksburg Hardwood Mill
International Paper Mill
Baxter Wilson Power Plant
If you or a loved one has suffered from an asbestos-related disease, please contact one of our Mississippi mesothelioma lawyers today for a free legal consultation.
Learn More About Mesothelioma
- Types of Mesothelioma
- Mesothelioma Diagnosis Information
- Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit
The majority of individuals who have been exposed to asbestos encounter the so-called “magic mineral” in their line of work, often due to inadequate safety precautions. Others are exposed to asbestos indirectly when they come in contact with the clothing of a family member involved in a high-risk asbestos occupation.
Asbestos has been widely used in many industrial products including cement, brake linings, roof shingles, flooring products, textiles, and insulation. When microscopic asbestos dust particles becomes airborne, they can be inhaled or swallowed and can cause serious health issues.
Common work environments where a mesothelioma or cancer patient may have encountered asbestos include shipyards, oil refineries, sheet metal plants, automotive plants, construction sites, and many more. Here is a complete list of occupations that have been linked to asbestos exposure.
Giving Back to Mesothelioma Patients & Families
In 2010, the Simmons Law Firm established the Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation, a private, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting research and advancing awareness about this rare cancer. The Foundation partners with established experts and thought-leaders in the mesothelioma research field. Learn more about the Foundation’s current mesothelioma research partners.
As a long-time supporter of the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation and the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization, the Simmons Law Firm has an extensive history of supporting the fight against mesothelioma and cancer. The firm has also pledged over $10 million to establish the Simmons Cancer Institute at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. The institute provides extraordinary new resources to enhance treatments and implement the continuing search for a permanent cure. It is the largest single gift in the history of SIU and establishes the university as home to one of the leading cancer facilities in the United States.
Asbestos Exposure in Mississippi Today
Asbestos has not yet been banned in the United States. Its use is regulated, but it is still used in products today. Asbestos has been classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer as a human carcinogen. This assessment is supported by the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), both of which believe that the future use of asbestos should be banned.
The following shows the higher-risk occupations for malignant mesothelioma along with their corresponding Mississippi employment numbers.
- Plumbers, pipefitters, steamfitters – 6,120 employed in Mississippi in 2006
- Electricians – 6,540 employed in Mississippi in 2006
- Teachers, elementary school – 15,170 in Mississippi in 2006
Mississippi has struggled with mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases for a number of years. Consider the following:
- The Environmental Working Group reported that there were 204 to 363 mesothelioma cases in Mississippi from 1979 to 2001.2
- CDC statistics show Mississippi’s age-adjusted death rate for malignant mesothelioma to be 7.6 deaths per million per year.3
- The National Cancer Institute and CDC’s state cancer profiles show Mississippi’s 2006 annual incidence rate for lung and bronchus cancers was 81.7 deaths per 100,000. This number ranks Mississippi fourth in the nation.4
For more information about asbestos in Mississippi and throughout the United States, visit the Environmental Protection Agency’s web site.
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