Rhode Island Job Sites

Did you work with asbestos in Rhode Island? Mesothelioma and asbestosis claimed the lives of thousands Rhode Island residents between 1999 and 2010[1]. 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, Chemical, Hospital, Other, Power Station, Refinery, School, Steelmill and other types of job sites throughout Rhode Island where asbestos exposure occurred. Some of the Rhode Island workers our law firm has helped were injured by asbestos at companies and sites in the 10 cities listed below.

Asbestos Lawsuits, Rhode Island, & Experience

Thousands of Americans were exposed to asbestos on the job in Rhode Island. 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 Rhode Island.

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 Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island's statute of limitations in asbestos cases? [Contact us.]

Whether you lived in Rhode Island 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 job sites and thousands of asbestos-containing products not only used in Rhode Island, but nationwide. If you are looking for an asbestos lawyer in Rhode Island, please contact us today to see how we can help you.

Malignant Mesothelioma in Rhode Island’s Counties

Between 1999 and 2010, 132 deaths were attributed to mesothelioma in Rhode Island. Nationwide, mesothelioma claimed 29,827 people, making Rhode Island rank number 40 out of 51 (all 50 states plus the District of Columbia). In other words, 39 other states had more mesothelioma deaths than Rhode Island.

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 2009, the following Rhode Island counties have the highest age-adjusted death rates from malignant mesothelioma (only Rhode Island counties with at least 10 mesothelioma deaths are included):

  • Kent County (16.61)
  • Providence County (9.05)
  • Washington County (16.71)


Statistics on mesothelioma and asbestosis deaths from CDC and NIOSH Work-Rleated Lung Disease (WoRLD) Surveillance System [link]

Mesothelioma in Rhode Island

  • Mesothelioma Deaths

The above chart shows the number of deaths attributed to mesothelioma in Rhode Island annually since 1999. (Note: After 2005, data is not included from years where less than 10 deaths were reported.)

Asbestos in Rhode Island

  • Asbestos Deaths

Above is a chart of deaths resulting from asbestosis in Rhode Island every year since 1996.


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