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Statute of Limitations by State

Timely Filing of Mesothelioma Lawsuits

We take cases nationwide, and the laws are different in each state. This includes a statute of limitations that applies to filing a lawsuit. Our lawyers have brought personal injury claims on behalf of men and women who were diagnosed with mesothelioma or asbestos-related lung cancer, as well as wrongful death suits on behalf of spouses and children left behind when the disease proved fatal.

Beware the Statute of Limitations

The clock starts when there is a preliminary or confirmed diagnosis of mesothelioma. If a lawsuit is not filed before the deadline in that jurisdiction, the victim or family may be barred from recovering monetary damages. Thus is it critical to contact a knowledgeable attorney as early as possible.

Responsive, Nationwide Representation in Asbestos Litigation

Our firm will attempt to file the lawsuit in Illinois, because of a standing arrangement in the Madison County court system giving priority to mesothelioma cases. The court recognizes that patients have a short life expectancy after diagnosis, and expedites trial dates so that victims will hopefully live to give testimony and see justice.

Attorney Michael Throneberry and his team works fast to trace the asbestos exposures in our client's past so that we can file suit and obtain compensation for the urgently needed medical treatment. If you or your loved one has symptoms of mesothelioma or asbestos-related lung cancer, we urge you to see a family physician or specialist immediately. Then contact us soon after to start the legal process.

Aggressive, Compassionate Representation

Call (888) 506-1131 for a free consultation. We will travel to you to discuss your case and your legal remedies, and we take attorney fees only if we are successful in securing your compensation.

The Statute of Limitations Guide below is generic for each state. As such it is critical to contact us as early as possible to determine how the law applies to your mesothelioma or asbestos-related case.

Mesothelioma Statute of Limitations Guide

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Alaska
  • Alaska Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorney
  • Alaska Lawsuit Statute of Limitations - Alaska Statute § 09.10.010 et seq.
  • Personal Injury - 2 Years
  • Products Liability - 2 Years
  • Wrongful Death - 2 Years

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Alabama
  • Alabama Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorney
  • Alabama Lawsuit Statute of Limitations - Alabama Code § 6-2-2 et seq
  • Personal Injury - 2 Years
  • Products Liability - 2 Years
  • Wrongful Death - 2 Years

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Arkansas
  • Arkansas Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorney
  • Arkansas Lawsuit Statute of Limitations - Arkansas Code Ann. § 16-56-101 et seq.
  • Personal Injury - 3 Years
  • Products Liability - 3 Years
  • Wrongful Death - 3 Years

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Arizona
  • Arizona Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorney
  • Arizona Lawsuit Statute of Limitations - Arizona Rev. Stat. Ann. § 12-541 et seq.
  • Personal Injury - 2 Years
  • Products Liability - 2 Years
  • Wrongful Death - 2 Years

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California
  • California Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorney
  • California Lawsuit Statute of Limitations - California Civ. Proc. Code § 312 et seq.
  • Personal Injury - 2 Years
  • Products Liability - 2 Years
  • Wrongful Death - 1 Year

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Colorado
  • Colorado Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorney
  • Colorado Lawsuit Statute of Limitations - Colorado Rev. Stat. § 13-80-102 et seq.
  • Personal Injury - 2 Years
  • Products Liability - 2 Years
  • Wrongful Death - 2 Years

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Connecticut
  • Connecticut Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorney
  • Connecticut Lawsuit Statute of Limitations - Connecticut Gen. Stat. Ann. § 52-575 et seq.
  • Personal Injury - 2 Years
  • Products Liability - 2 Years
  • Wrongful Death - 2 Years

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Delaware
  • Delaware Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorney
  • Delaware Lawsuit Statute of Limitations - Delaware Code Ann. tit. 10, § 8101 et seq.
  • Personal Injury - 2 Years
  • Products Liability - 2 Years
  • Wrongful Death - 2 Year

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Florida
  • Florida Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorney
  • Florida Lawsuit Statute of Limitations - Fla. Stat. Ann. § 95.011 et seq.
  • Personal Injury - 4 Years
  • Products Liability - 4 Years
  • Wrongful Death - 4 Years

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Georgia
  • Georgia Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorney
  • Georgia Lawsuit Statute of Limitations Ga. Code Ann. § 9-3-20 et seq.
  • Personal Injury - 2 Years with discovery rule
  • Products Liability - 2 Years with discovery rule
  • Wrongful Death - 2 Years

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Hawaii
  • Hawaii Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorney
  • Hawaii Lawsuit Statute of Limitations Haw. Rev. Stat. § 657-1 et seq.
  • Personal Injury - 2 Years with discovery rule
  • Products Liability - 2 Years with discovery rule
  • Wrongful Death - 2 Years

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Illinois
  • Illinois Lawsuit Statute of Limitations 735 Ill. Comp. Stat. 5/13-201 et seq.
  • Personal Injury - 2 Years
  • Products Liability - 2 Years
  • Wrongful Death - 2 Years

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Idaho
  • Idaho Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorney
  • Idaho Lawsuit Statute of Limitations Idaho Code § 5-201 et seq.
  • Personal Injury - 2 Years
  • Products Liability - 2 Years
  • Wrongful Death - 2 Years

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Indiana
  • Indiana Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorney
  • Indiana Lawsuit Statute of Limitations Ind. Code Ann. § 34-11-2-1 et seq.
  • Personal Injury - 2 Years
  • Products Liability - 2 Years
  • Wrongful Death - 2 Years

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Iowa
  • Iowa Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorney
  • Iowa Lawsuit Statute of Limitations Iowa Code Ann. § 614.1 et seq.
  • Personal Injury - 2 Years
  • Products Liability - 2 Years
  • Wrongful Death - 2 Years

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Kansas
  • Kansas Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorney
  • Kansas Lawsuit Statute of Limitations Kan. Stat. Ann. § 60-501 et seq.
  • Personal Injury - 2 Years
  • Products Liability - 2 Years
  • Wrongful Death - 2 Years

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Kentucky
  • Kentucky Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorney
  • Kentucky Lawsuit Statute of Limitations Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 413.080 et seq.
  • Personal Injury - 1 Year with discovery rule
  • Products Liability - 1 Year with discovery rule
  • Wrongful Death - 2 Years

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Louisiana
  • Louisiana Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorney
  • Louisiana Lawsuit Statute of Limitations La. Civil Code § 3492 et seq.
  • Personal Injury - 1 Year
  • Products Liability - 1 Year
  • Wrongful Death - 1 Year

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Maine
  • Maine Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorney
  • Maine Lawsuit Statute of Limitations Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 14, § 751 et seq.
  • Personal Injury - 6 Years
  • Products Liability - 6 Years
  • Wrongful Death - 2 Years

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Maryland
  • Maryland Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorney
  • Maryland Lawsuit Statute of Limitations
  • Md. Courts & Jud. Proc. Code Ann. § 5-101 et seq.
  • Personal Injury - 3 Years
  • Products Liability - 3 Years
  • Wrongful Death - 3 Years

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Massachusetts
  • Massachusetts Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorney
  • Massachusetts Lawsuit Statute of Limitations
  • Mass. Ann. Laws ch. 260, § 1 et seq.
  • Personal Injury - 3 Years
  • Products Liability - 3 Years
  • Wrongful Death - 3 Years

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Michigan
  • Michigan Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorney
  • Michigan Lawsuit Statute of Limitations
  • Mich. Comp. Laws § 600.5801 et seq.
  • Personal Injury - 3 Years
  • Products Liability - 3 Years
  • Wrongful Death - 3 Years

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Minnesota
  • Minnesota Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorney
  • Minnesota Lawsuit Statute of Limitations Minn. Stat. Ann. § 541.01 et seq.
  • Personal Injury - 6 Years
  • Products Liability - 4 Year
  • Wrongful Death - 3 Years

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Mississippi
  • Mississippi Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorney
  • Mississippi Lawsuit Statute of Limitations Miss. Code. Ann. § 15-1-1 et seq.
  • Personal Injury - 3 Years
  • Products Liability - 2 Years
  • Wrongful Death - 3 Years

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Missouri
  • Missouri Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorney
  • Missouri Lawsuit Statute of Limitations Mo. Rev. Stat. § 516.097 et seq.
  • Personal Injury - 5 Years
  • Products Liability - 5 Years
  • Wrongful Death - 3 Years

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Montana
  • Montana Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorney
  • Montana Lawsuit Statute of Limitations Mont. Code Ann. § 27-2-2021 et seq.
  • Personal Injury - 3 Years
  • Products Liability - 3 Years
  • Wrongful Death - 3 Years

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Nebraska
  • Nebraska Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorney
  • Nebraska Lawsuit Statute of Limitations Neb. Rev. Stat. § 25-201 et seq.
  • Personal Injury - 4 Years
  • Products Liability - 2 Years
  • Wrongful Death - 2 Years

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New Hampshire
  • New Hampshire Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorney
  • New Hampshire Lawsuit Statute of Limitations N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 508:1 et seq.
  • Personal Injury - 3 Years
  • Products Liability - 3 Years
  • Wrongful Death - 3 Years

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Nevada
  • Nevada Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorney
  • Nevada Lawsuit Statute of Limitations Nev. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 11.010 et seq.
  • Personal Injury - 2 Years
  • Products Liability - 4 Years
  • Wrongful Death - 2 Years

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New Jersey
  • New Jersey Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorney
  • New Jersey Lawsuit Statute of Limitations N.J. Stat. Ann. § 2a:14-1 et seq.
  • Personal Injury - 2 Years
  • Products Liability - 2 Years
  • Wrongful Death - 2 Years

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New Mexico
  • New Mexico Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorney
  • New Mexico Lawsuit Statute of Limitations N.M. Stat. Ann. § 37-1-1 et seq.
  • Personal Injury - 3 Years
  • Products Liability - 3 Years
  • Wrongful Death - 3 Years

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New York
  • New York Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorney
  • New York Lawsuit Statute of Limitations
  • N.Y. Civ. Prac. Laws & Rules § 201 et seq.
  • Personal Injury - 3 Years
  • Products Liability - 3 Years
  • Wrongful Death - 2 Years

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North Carolina
  • North Carolina Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorney
  • North Carolina Lawsuit Statute of Limitations N.C. Gen. Stat. § 1-46 et seq.
  • Personal Injury - 3 Years
  • Products Liability - 6 Years
  • Wrongful Death - 2 Years

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North Dakota
  • North Dakota Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorney
  • North Dakota Lawsuit Statute of Limitations N.D. Cent. Code § 28-01-01 et seq.
  • Personal Injury - 2 Years
  • Products Liability - 10 Years
  • Wrongful Death - 2 Years

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Ohio
  • Ohio Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorney
  • Ohio Lawsuit Statute of Limitations Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 2305.03 et seq.
  • Personal Injury - 2 Years
  • Products Liability - 2 Years
  • Wrongful Death - 2 Years

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Oklahoma
  • Oklahoma Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorney
  • Oklahoma Lawsuit Statute of Limitations Okla. Stat. Ann. tit. 12, § 91 et seq.
  • Personal Injury - 2 Years
  • Products Liability - 2 Years
  • Wrongful Death - 2 Years

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Oregon
  • Oregon Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorney
  • Oregon Lawsuit Statute of Limitations Or. Rev. Stat. § 12.010 et seq.
  • Personal Injury - 2 Years
  • Products Liability - 2 Years
  • Wrongful Death - 3 Years

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Pennsylvania
  • Pennsylvania Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorney
  • Pennsylvania Lawsuit Statute of Limitations 42 Pa. Cons. Stat. Ann. § 5501 et seq.
  • Personal Injury - 2 Years
  • Products Liability - 2 Years
  • Wrongful Death - 2 Years

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Rhode Island
  • Rhode Island Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorney
  • Rhode Island Lawsuit Statute of Limitations R. I. Gen. Laws § 9-1-12 et seq.
  • Personal Injury - 3 Years
  • Products Liability - 3 Years
  • Wrongful Death - 3 Years

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South Carolina
  • South Carolina Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorney
  • South Carolina Lawsuit Statute of Limitations S.C. Code Ann. § 15-3-510 et seq.
  • Personal Injury - 3 Years
  • Products Liability - 3 Years
  • Wrongful Death - 3 Years

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South Dakota
  • South Dakota Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorney
  • South Dakota Lawsuit Statute of Limitations S.D. Codified Laws Ann. § 15-2-1 et seq.
  • Personal Injury - 3 Years
  • Products Liability - 3 Years
  • Wrongful Death - 3 Years

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Tennessee
  • Tennessee Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorney
  • Tennessee Lawsuit Statute of Limitations Tenn. Code Ann. § 28-3-101 et seq.
  • Personal Injury - 1 Year with discovery rule
  • Products Liability - 1 Year with discovery rule
  • Wrongful Death - 1 Year with discovery rule

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Texas
  • Texas Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorney
  • Texas Lawsuit Statute of Limitations Tex. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code § 16.001 et seq.
  • Personal Injury - 2 Years
  • Products Liability - 2 Years
  • Wrongful Death - 2 Years

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Utah
  • Utah Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorney
  • Utah Lawsuit Statute of Limitations Utah Code Ann. § 78-12-22 et seq.
  • Personal Injury - 2 Years
  • Products Liability - 2 Years
  • Wrongful Death - 2 Years

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Vermont
  • Vermont Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorney
  • Vermont Lawsuit Statute of Limitations Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 12, § 461 et seq.
  • Personal Injury - 3 Years
  • Products Liability - 3 Years
  • Wrongful Death - 2 Years

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Virginia
  • Virginia Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorney
  • Virginia Lawsuit Statute of Limitations Va. Code Ann. § 8.01-228 et seq.
  • Personal Injury - 2 Years
  • Products Liability - 2 Years
  • Wrongful Death - 2 Years

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Washington
  • Washington Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorney
  • Washington Lawsuit Statute of Limitations Wash. Rev. Code Ann. § 4.16.005 et seq.
  • Personal Injury - 3 Years
  • Products Liability - 3 Years
  • Wrongful Death - 3 Years

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Washington, DC
  • Washington D.C. Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorney
  • District of Columbia Lawsuit Statute of Limitations - D.C. Code § 12-301 et seq.
  • Personal Injury - 3 Years
  • Products Liability - 3 Years
  • Wrongful Death - 1 Year

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West Virginia
  • West Virginia Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorney
  • West Virginia Lawsuit Statute of Limitations W. Va. Code § 55-2-1 et seq.
  • Personal Injury - 2 Years
  • Products Liability - 2 Years
  • Wrongful Death - 2 Years Discovery Rule

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Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorney
  • Wisconsin Lawsuit Statute of Limitations
  • Personal Injury 3 years
  • Products Liability 6 years
  • Wrongful Death 3 years

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Wyoming
  • Wyoming Mesothelioma & Asbestos Attorney
  • Wyoming Lawsuit Statute of Limitations
  • Personal Injury 4 years
  • Products Liability 4 years
  • Wrongful Death 2 years

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We are so appreciative of the results Michael Throneberry got for us! Michael Throneberry and the attorneys we worked with were focused on our peace of mind and seemed to care for my family and me as if we were family. They truly get it. We were thrilled with the result and would recommend this firm to anyone. M.S.
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During one of my family's darkest and trying times, Michael Throneberry was there to provide help. His personal experience with mesothelioma made certain that he advised us like family. Thank you, you are wonderful. Do yourself a favor and let him help you during this trying time. He is a true 10 on a scale of 1 to 10. T.S.
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Michael Throneberry gave me a whole new outlook on attorneys'! A very caring person who was more concerned with my health than a case. Truly unexpected! He explained possible conditions in english and even found the right doctors in my area. Prepared me for the right questions to ask the doctors so that I can understand my illness better. A great person and a great human being! Thank you. Greg