Mesothelioma & Asbestos Law Firm In Rhode Island
Rhode Island may be a small state, but it’s home to Naval Station Newport and has a long history with textile manufacturing, which has resulted in hundreds of mesothelioma cases. Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney and Meisenkothen is a Rhode Island asbestos law firm representing clients from Providence to Newport.
Our mesothelioma lawyers have extensive experience with both state and local mesothelioma laws and regulations, plus in-depth knowledge of what it takes to prove liability and secure compensation for you and your loved ones.
Filing Mesothelioma Lawsuits in Rhode Island
If you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma because of asbestos exposure when you lived, worked or served in the military in Rhode Island, you may be able to file a lawsuit. This applies even if you no longer live in the state.
Filing a mesothelioma lawsuit can be a complex process and involves many steps. When you work with an asbestos law firm like ELSM Law, you can be confident that all the details of your case are handled by experienced mesothelioma attorneys. This means you can spend less time doing paperwork and more quality time with your loved ones.
Mesothelioma Compensation in Rhode Island
Many companies that used asbestos knew the dangers for decades and knowingly put people at risk. As a result, hundreds of thousands of victims have filed claims for compensation.
If you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma, an asbestos lawyer can help you obtain compensation from asbestos companies to cover:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Funeral costs
- Pain and suffering
- Lost companionship
Meet Our Mesothelioma Lawyers
Our nationally recognized asbestos lawyers proudly fight for mesothelioma victims and their families in Rhode Island and across the country.
Rhode Island Statute of Limitations for Mesothelioma
In Rhode Island, the statute of limitations for mesothelioma personal injury claims is 3 years from the date of diagnosis. For wrongful death claims, victims’ families have 3 years from the date a loved one passes away to file their claim.
This may seem like plenty of time, but gathering evidence to prove liability in a mesothelioma case can be time-consuming. Victims in Rhode Island and their families should consult an experienced mesothelioma lawyer as soon as they’re able. Failing to act before the statute of limitations runs out could result in a loss of rights to compensation for you or your family.
Settlements for Mesothelioma Clients Living in Rhode Island
While each case is different, a knowledgeable asbestos lawyer can often negotiate mesothelioma settlements in the millions in Rhode Island. The table below shows some settlements our team has secured in Rhode Island.
Please note that past outcomes do not guarantee similar settlements.
|Occupation / Exposure
|~ Monies to Date
|Maintenance / Shipyard
|Merchant Marine / Construction Worker
|Navy / Mechanic
|Navy Worker / Railroad Worker
|Navy / Boiler Operator
|Navy / Pipefitter
|Steamfitter / Shipyard
|Merchant Marine / Construction
|Electric Boat / Farmer
Jobsites in Rhode Island with Documented Mesothelioma Cases
Most mesothelioma cases are caused by asbestos exposure on the job. Hundreds of major jobsites throughout Rhode Island have put unsuspecting workers at risk for exposure to asbestos.
For example, the metal and textile industries of Pawtucket, RI relied on asbestos-containing materials. And while today it’s known for seafood and mansions, Newport’s maritime history continues to create a need for asbestos lawyers.
ELSM mesothelioma lawyers have represented clients who worked at the following major job sites in Rhode Island:
- Allied Chemical - Providence
- American Hoechst Corporation - Coventry
- Brown University - Providence
- Narragansett Electric Lighting Company - Providence
- Owens-Corning - Ashton
- Pawtucket Electric Company - Pawtucket
- Providence College - Providence
- Quonset Point Naval Station - Quonset
- Rhode Island Covering Company, Inc. - Providence
- Rhode Island Dyeing and Finishing - Woonsocket
- Rhode Island Hospital - Providence
- Roger Williams Hospital - Providence
- Royal Electric Corp - Pawtucket
- U. S. Naval Base - Newport
- Union Railroad Company - Providence
- Uniroyal Incorporated - Providence
- United Engineering - Providence
- United States Rubber Company - Providence
- University of Rhode Island - Providence
- Walsh-Kaiser Company, Inc. - Providence
Asbestos exposure has occurred in many other jobsites in Rhode Island as well. We can work with you or your loved one who was exposed to asbestos while on the job no matter where in Rhode Island you live and work, either currently or in the past.
ELSM Clients Living in Rhode Island
The mesothelioma lawyers of Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney and Meisenkothen have represented clients all over the state of Rhode Island. Our clients live in the towns and cities of Rhode Island listed below:
Top Rhode Island Cities and Towns Where ELSM Clients Live
|Ashaway, RI 1
|Barrington, RI 1
|Bristol, RI 3
|Charlestown, RI 1
|Chepachet, RI 1
|Coventry, RI 5
|Cranston, RI 10
|Cumberland, RI 5
|East Greenwich, RI 2
|East Providence, RI 1
|Foster, RI 1
|Greene, RI 1
|Harrisville, RI 1
|Hope Valley, RI 1
|Jamestown, RI 2
|Johnston, RI 1
|Lincoln, RI 2
|Middletown, RI 3
|Narragansett, RI 4
|Newport, RI 1
|North Kingstown, RI 2
|North Providence, RI 2
|Pawtucket, RI 1
|Portsmouth, RI 4
|Providence, RI 5
|Richmond, RI 1
|Riverside, RI 2
|Rumford, RI 1
|Smithfield, RI 2
|Tiverton, RI 2
|Wakefield, RI 1
|Warwick, RI 12
|West Kingston, RI 1
|Westerly, RI 3
|Woonsocket, RI 1
Total number of Rhode Island towns and cities represented by ELSM: 35
Rhode Island Asbestos Laws
Rhode Island follows federal laws regarding asbestos, including rules about notification requirements, inspections, and proper handling and disposal. The state’s Rules and Regulations for Asbestos Control provide additional guidelines for asbestos control, including the requirement to inspect all schools and properly maintain asbestos-related areas to prevent exposure. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Rhode Island Department of Health are responsible for enforcing the laws.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I sue for mesothelioma in Rhode Island?
Yes, if you were diagnosed with mesothelioma that was caused by asbestos exposure in Rhode Island, you may have a claim for compensation from the company responsible for your exposure.
How do I file a mesothelioma claim in Rhode Island?
Asbestos litigation can be a complex process. It’s recommended to consult with an experienced mesothelioma lawyer to determine the best course of action. Generally, to file a claim, you’ll need to determine where you were exposed to asbestos, gather evidence of negligence and file a lawsuit in the appropriate court.
What is the statute of limitations for mesothelioma claims in Rhode Island?
The statute of limitations for both personal injury and wrongful death claims in Rhode Island is 3 years from date of diagnosis or 3 years from the date of the death.
Can family members of mesothelioma victims file a claim in Rhode Island?
Yes. If a loved one passed away from mesothelioma, family members have 3 years to file a wrongful death lawsuit. An asbestos lawyer can also help you apply for compensation from an asbestos trust fund.
Where We Work
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Request a free case evaluation now if you or someone you love has been diagnosed with mesothelioma. The evaluation will cost you nothing. Our lawyers will travel to visit you at your convenience or conference call with you over the phone. We understand how difficult a time this is for you and will assist in any way that we can. You can also call us toll-free at 1-800-336-0086 at any time.