Our mesothelioma law firm is proud to represent mesothelioma victims and their families across the United States, including hardworking men and women in South Dakota.
Asbestos exposure is the only known cause of mesothelioma cancer. During the 20th century, tons of asbestos were mined and used in thousands of products in many industries, including South Dakota hospitals, power plants, schools and universities. The state also has several deposits of naturally occurring asbestos, putting residents at further risk of exposure.
Major cities in South Dakota where asbestos exposure is known to have occurred at job sites include:
Filing a Mesothelioma Claim in South Dakota
Our mesothelioma lawyers in South Dakota are focused solely on mesothelioma cases, allowing us to be sensitive to the concerns of our clients suffering while navigating the unique legal aspects of these cases and maximizing each client's recovery. It is important to know that every state has its own laws and if you wait too long, your claims may be barred.
South Dakota Mesothelioma Treatment Centers
The following are cancer centers and doctors near South Dakota that specialize in treatment of mesothelioma cancer. If you would like to learn more, CLICK HERE to contact our client service team or call us at 800-300-2919.
|Sanford USD Medical Center
1305 West 18th Street
Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57117-5039
|Avera Cancer Institute
1000 E 23rd Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57105
Mesothelioma is a rare and very serious form of cancer found in the lining surrounding the lungs, the stomach, the testes, or the heart. The only known cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos.
It often takes 10 to 60 years after exposure to asbestos before the symptoms of mesothelioma develop. This period of time is referred to as a latency period. Because of the latency period, the disease commonly affects men and women that are at least 50 years of age and that worked with asbestos between 10 and 60 years ago.
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South Dakota Mesothelioma Facts
Today, the use of asbestos and the handling of asbestos materials are regulated in the United States but its use is not banned. It is recognized as a hazardous material and is monitored by OSHA and the EPA but exposure risks still exist. The United States still consumes 30 million pounds of new asbestos per year. Additionally, many old homes, factories, schools, warehouses, and commercial buildings still contain old asbestos products. The state of South Dakota also has several deposits of naturally occurring asbestos, putting residents at further risk of exposure.
The average incident rate of mesothelioma in the United States is 1 / 100,000 - the state of South Dakota is below the National average.
There are a number of different jobs that caused a larger amount of exposure to asbestos on a more frequent basis. Below you will find today's employment numbers for several of these high risk jobs in South Dakota:
|Occupation||2010 South Dakota Employment|
|Mechanics & Technicians||2,410|
|Plumbers, Pipefitters & Steamfitters||1,196|
South Dakota Asbestos Exposure Sites
Many of our clients are unsure of how they could have been exposed to asbestos. We have hired some of the best investigators in the business. Our investigators will track down who was responsible to help ensure that they can be held accountable.
Below is a partial list of South Dakota buildings and job sites where asbestos exposure may have occurred. If you or a loved one have mesothelioma, or other asbestos-related injury, and wish to consult a South Dakota mesothelioma attorney about your legal rights to compensation, CLICK HERE for a free consultation or call us at 800-300-2919.