Animas is an unincorporated community in west central Hidalgo County, New Mexico, United States, in the southwestern corner of the state. It lies at the intersection of State Roads 9 and 338 south of the city of Lordsburg, the county seat of Hidalgo County. Its elevation is 4,406 feet (1,343 m), and it is located at 31°56′56″N 108°48′26″W / 31.94889°N 108.80722°W / 31.94889; -108.80722 (31.9489799, -108.8072777). Although Animas is unincorporated, it has a post office. Founded in 1909, it has the ZIP code of 88020; the ZCTA for ZIP Code 88020 had a population of 1,063 at the 2000 census. Founded around 1753 by the Spanish, Animas became part of the newly independent country of Mexico in 1821. Unlike most of New Mexico, Animas was not part of the Mexican Cession after the end of the Mexican–American War; it is located in the area transferred to the United States by the Gadsden Purchase of 1853. Animas is an isolated community. Located in the Pyramid Mountains just west of the Continental Divide, it lies approximately thirty miles from Lordsburg, the nearest significant population center. Smaller communities closer to Animas than Lordsburg include Cotton City, Playas, and Rodeo. It lies in a region rich in Native American history: twenty-one different archeological sites in the Animas area are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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What is asbestos and mesothelioma litigation?

Mesothelioma is caused by asbestos exposure. Asbestos, once regarded as a miracle mineral, was popular due its lightweight but tough characteristics as well as for its heat-resistant properties. This naturally occurring mineral was used in many commercial and consumer products, from construction materials such as cement, roofing shingles and insulation, to consumer and industrial applications such as hair dryers, automobile brake pads and pipe insulation.

Mesothelioma is an asbestos-related cancer which forms in the lining of the chest or abdominal cavities on the mesothelium - the sac lining the internal body cavities. Mesothelioma cases involve those who have suffered adverse health effects from exposure to asbestos on the job, in consumer products, or in the environment.

Asbestos and mesothelioma litigation are a type of toxic tort litigation.

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