Maryland Asbestos Lawyer
Did you work with asbestos in Maryland? Mesothelioma and asbestosis claimed the lives of no fewer than 1,093 Maryland residents between 1999 and 20101. 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, Auto Garage, Chemical, Construction, Hospital, Other, Paper Mill, Power Station, Railroad, Refinery, School, Service Station, Shipyard, Steelmill, Utility and other types of job sites throughout Maryland where asbestos exposure occurred. Some of the Maryland workers our law firm has helped were injured by asbestos at companies and sites in the 82 cities listed below.
- Anne Arundel County
- Bay City
- Brandon Shores
- Calvert Clifs
- Carroll County
- Chalk Point
- Chesapeake Bay
- College Park
- Curtis Bay
- Deep Creek
- Eastern Shore
- Fort Meade
- Glen Burnie
- New Cumberland
- Owings Mills
- Patuxent River
- Perry Point
- Port Deposit
- Rising Sun
- Seven River
- Silver Spring
- Sparrows Point
- Takoma Park
- Union Bride
- Upper Marlboro
- West Baltimore
Asbestos Lawsuits, Maryland, & Experience
Thousands of Americans were exposed to asbestos on the job in Maryland. 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 Maryland.
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 Maryland 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 Maryland's statute of limitations in asbestos cases? [Contact us.]
Whether you lived in Maryland 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 Maryland, but nationwide. If you are looking for an asbestos lawyer in Maryland, please contact us today to see how we can help you.
Malignant Mesothelioma in Maryland's Counties
Between 1999 and 2010, 568 deaths were attributed to mesothelioma in Maryland. Nationwide, mesothelioma claimed 29,827 people, making Maryland rank number 17 out of 51 (all 50 states plus the District of Columbia). In other words, 16 other states had more mesothelioma deaths than Maryland.
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 Maryland counties have the highest age-ajusted death rates from malignant mesothelioma (only Maryland counties with at least 10 mesothelioma deaths are included):
- Anne Arundel County (16.88)
- Baltimore City (8.54)
- Baltimore County (15.52)
- Carroll County (14.77)
- Frederick County (9.16)
- Harford County (12.28)
- Howard County (6.86)
- Montgomery County (6.03)
- Prince George's County (5.97)
- Worcester County (16.24)
- Statistics on mesothelioma and asbestosis deaths from CDC and NIOSH Work-Rleated Lung Disease (WoRLD) Surveillance System [link]
Mesothelioma in Maryland
The above chart shows the number of deaths attributed to mesothelioma in Maryland annually since 1999. (Note: After 2005, data is not included from years where less than 10 deaths were reported.)
Asbestosis in Maryland
Above is a chart of deaths resulting from asbestosis in Maryland every year since 1996.
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