Did you work with asbestos in Colorado? Mesothelioma and asbestosis claimed the lives of no fewer than 278 Colorado residents between 1999 and 20051. This total does not account for those killed by other asbestos cancers, such as lung cancer, colon cancer, laryngeal cancer, and stomach cancer.
GPW's asbestos attorneys are familiar with many of the industrial, steelmill, and other types of jobsites throughout Colorado where asbestos exposure occurred. Some of the Colorado workers our law firm has helped were injured by asbestos at companies and sites in the 193 cities listed below.
Thousands of Americans were exposed to asbestos on the job in Colorado. Connecting the dots between places, products, and people you worked with over a career can be a challenging and complicated process. However, knowing the places you worked, what products were used there, and having the corroborating testimony of coworkers are all important factors in successfully pursuing your asbestos lawsuit in Colorado.
Further complicating these already difficult cases, asbestos exposure injuries can take decades to become apparent, therefore it is not unusual for a client to have moved from Colorado before their asbestos disease became apparent. In most states, once you have been diagnosed, the statute of limitations (or the time in which you can file suit) begins to run. Questions about Colorado's statute of limitations in asbestos cases? [Contact us.]
Whether you lived in Colorado for years or just during one summer years ago, we have the knowledge and resources track down the companies, products, & places where your asbestos exposure occurred. Our asbestos lawyers and support staff are familiar with long gone jobsites and thousands of asbestos-containing products not only used in Colorado, but nationwide. If you are looking for an asbestos lawyer in Colorado, please contact us today to see how we can help you.
Between 1999 and 2005, 189 deaths were attributed to mesothelioma in Colorado. Nationwide, mesothelioma claimed 18,083 people, making Colorado rank number 28 out of 51 (all 50 states plus the District of Columbia). In other words, 27 other states had more mesothelioma deaths than Colorado.
In order to more accurately compare deaths, instead of using raw numbers, as reported above, epidemiologists often use age-adjusted death rates. Age adjusted death rates take into account the average age of residents, as a county or state with an older average age is naturally going to see more deaths than an area with a younger average age.
Between 2000 and 2004, the following Colorado counties have the highest age-ajusted death rates from malignant mesothelioma (only Colorado counties with at least 5 mesothelioma deaths are included):
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The above chart shows the number of deaths attributed to mesothelioma in Colorado annually since 1999.
Above is a chart of deaths resulting from asbestosis in Colorado every year since 1996.