Asbestos Cancer Lawsuits
Each year in the U. S., more than 12,000-15,000 Americans will receive an asbestos-related disease. One in 125 U. S. males over the age of 50 and one in 3 U. S. Veterans will receive a Mesothelioma or an asbestos-related diagnosis in their lifetime. Over the past 40 years, more than 6000 asbestos companies and manufacturers have been named in asbestos lawsuits.
Asbestos-related diseases such as Mesothelioma can settle in the seven-figure range. Asbestos-related disease cases can often be long and upsetting and can last 1-3 years in U. S. Court system. Many asbestos manufacturers and companies have filed for bankruptcy protection. There is currently more than 30 billion in bankruptcy trust funds set aside for people diagnosed with asbestos-related diseases.
We are currently evaluating asbestos cancer-related claims throughout the United States. Victims of asbestos exposure have the right to seek compensation for their injuries, damages, loss of wages, and medical expenses.
What You Need to Know About Mesothelioma Claims
1: Most states have a 2-3 year statute of limitations for filing your Mesothelioma claims.
2: There is more than 30 billion in asbestos mesothelioma trust funds.
3: A person must be diagnosed with a pathology report to be eligible for a Mesothelioma claim.
4: We have been helping Mesothelioma victims get legal help for 15 years.
Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma
Our asbestos injury lawyers handle all types of asbestos-related injury claims. Asbestos exposure can cause life-threatening physical injuries and trauma that can include financial damage to victims. People diagnosed with mesothelioma and other asbestos-related cancers must deal with large and unforeseeable medical expenses, loss of wages, pain, suffering, and loss of quality of life. Family members also can suffer economic loss, mental anguish, and loss of companionship in caring for an injured family member.
When another party’s negligence causes asbestos-related disease, you have entitled compensation for medical expenses, pain, and suffering as well as other damages. If you or a loved one has received mesothelioma or asbestos-related cancer diagnosis where you feel you may be entitled to compensation, please complete the contact form on the right or call us at 1-866-757-6949 for a free case evaluation. A live, personal injury counselor is available to answer your questions 24 hours a day. Time is of the essence when it comes to filing your asbestos-related disease lawsuit!
All of our experienced Asbestos Lawyers work on a contingency basis and don’t get paid unless you do! Each State has a strict statute of limitations for you to file your Asbestos cancer lawsuit. Choosing an experienced Asbestos lawyer will be very important to your lawsuit and the amount of compensation for your settlement!
Mesothelioma Cancer is a form of cancer that is almost always caused by exposure to asbestos. In this disease, malignant cells develop in the mesothelium, a protective lining that covers most of the body’s internal organs. Its most common site is the pleura (outer lining of the lungs and inner chest wall). However, it may also occur in the peritoneum (the lining of the abdominal cavity), the heart, the pericardium (a sac that surrounds the heart), or tunica vaginalis. Most people who develop mesothelioma have worked on jobs where they inhaled asbestos particles, or they have had asbestos exposure to dust and fiber in other ways.
Washing the clothes of a family member who worked with asbestos can also put a person at risk for developing mesothelioma. Unlike lung cancer, there is no association between mesothelioma and smoking. However, smoking significantly increases the risk of other asbestos-induced cancer. Asbestos miners, factory workers, shipyard workers, and construction workers were the most likely to contract the deadly disease and amongst the first victims.
Mesothelioma and Asbestos Cancer Symptoms
The symptoms of mesothelioma include shortness of breath due to pleural effusion (fluid between the lung and the chest wall) or chest wall pain and general symptoms such as weight loss. The diagnosis may be suspected with a chest X-ray and CT scan and confirmed with a biopsy (tissue sample) and microscopic examination. A thoracoscopy (inserting a tube with a camera into the chest) can be used to take biopsies. It allows the introduction of substances such as talc to obliterate the pleural space (called pleurodesis), which prevents more fluid from accumulating and pressing on the lung. Despite treatment with chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or sometimes surgery, the disease carries a poor prognosis. Research about screening tests for the early detection of mesothelioma is ongoing. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org
Malignant Mesothelioma Has 3 Known Types
Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma Cancer: Pleural Mesothelioma occurs in the pleura and lining of the lung.
Malignant Pericardial Mesothelioma Cancer: Peritoneal Mesothelioma occurs in the peritoneum and abdominal wall cavity.
Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma Cancer: Pericardial Mesothelioma occurs in the lining of the heart known as the pericardium.
Mesotheliomacancer affects the mesothelial tissue lining of the body’s three most extensive cavities; the pleura (lung cavity), the peritoneum (abdominal cavity), and the pericardium (heart sac).
Mesothelioma is a latent disease that can take anywhere from 30 to 40 years to become symptomatic. Many cases of mesothelioma were therefore reported within similar windows of time, displaying similar occupational backgrounds. Establishing the link back to asbestos (which was already linked to several diseases, as mentioned above) was a relatively simple task.
Asbestos Lawyers Experience
Asbestos Lawyers and Attorneys that we work with concentrate only on mesothelioma cases. We have experience placing people with experienced mesothelioma lawyers for eleven years.
We will walk you through the process of connecting you with an experienced asbestos lawyer in your state.
We help mesothelioma patients and their families get in touch with legal and medical professionals. We help keep the public aware of discoveries in treatments for Mesothelioma and Asbestos cancers.
Asbestos Lawyers Choices
Deciding which law firm and lawyer to represent you and your case is very important. Choosing the right lawyer will also be necessary for your settlement. You are entitled to an experienced mesothelioma lawyer who has a track record of success in asbestos lawsuits.
How is Malignant Mesothelioma Diagnosed?
Malignant Mesothelioma is diagnosed with a needle biopsy. Diagnostic procedures may include X-ray, imaging scans, CT scans, such as computer tomography or MRI, magnetic resonance imaging. A diagnostic biopsy is required for a cancer specialist to examine the cells before a definitive diagnosis is determined.
Military Veterans and Asbestos Exposure
Military Veterans have a 1 in 3 chance of developing an asbestos-related disease in their lifetime. Veterans have the right to bring lawsuits against negligent asbestos companies for exposing them to toxic asbestos-containing products and materials.
There are 21.5 million current living Veterans, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Veterans who served between 1940 and 1970 have the highest risk of developing Mesothelioma or asbestos-related cancer. Navy Veterans who served during World War II and the Korean War have the highest incidence of Asbestos-related diseases.
The U.S. Military used thousands of asbestos-containing products in their ships between the 1920-late 1970s. 14 in every 1,000 WW II shipyard workers died of an asbestos-related disease compared to 18 in every 1,000 combat-related deaths.
- Mesothelioma primarily occurs in Veterans between the ages of 55-75.
- Asbestos was listed as the top contaminant at 32 U.S. Army base closures during the 1990s.
- A recent study showed that as many as 30-40% of Mesothelioma victims are U. S. Veterans.
All of our experienced Asbestos Lawyers work on a contingency basis and don’t get paid unless you do!
Each State has a strict statute of limitations for you to file your Asbestos cancer lawsuit. Choosing an experienced Asbestos lawyer will be very important to your lawsuit and the amount of compensation for your settlement.
Recent Mesothelioma Settlement & Verdicts
- $4. 4 Million Mesothelioma Settlement: For the family of a machinist who developed mesothelioma from asbestos-containing materials while aboard a navy ship.
- $6. 5 Million Mesothelioma Settlement: For a plumber/ drywaller who developed mesothelioma from exposure to asbestos-containing materials on job sites.
- $12. 3 Million Mesothelioma Verdict: For the family of an Insulator that died of malignant Mesothelioma from workplace asbestos exposure.
- $2. 5 Million Mesothelioma Settlement: for the family of an auto repairman diagnosed with mesothelioma exposed to asbestos through his work.
- $3 Million Asbestos Settlement: For a Millwright worker that Malignant Mesothelioma from asbestos exposure on the job.
- $2 Million Mesothelioma Verdict: for a Power Plant Worker that developed Mesothelioma from asbestos exposure.
- $3. 5 Million Mesothelioma Award: For an Electrician that died of malignant Mesothelioma from his asbestos exposure.
- $35. 1 Million Mesothelioma Award: For a Roofer at Shell Oil Refinery that developed mesothelioma.
- $10. 2 Million Mesothelioma Award: For a Paper Mill worker suffering from pleural Mesothelioma.
- $6. 5 Million Mesothelioma Award: For the family of a steelworker that died from Malignant Mesothelioma Cancer.
- $2. 6 Million Second Hand Exposure Settlement: for the family of a shipyard worker diagnosed with mesothelioma from bystander asbestos exposure.
Mesothelioma Cancer Statistics
- The study estimates that by 2030, there will have been 60,000 people diagnosed with Mesothelioma.
- The average cost of Mesothelioma cancer treatment is estimated to be between $400,000 and $800,000.
- The study estimates that by 2030, there will have been 250,000 people diagnosed with Asbestos-related cancers.
- The average age of a malignant Mesothelioma cancer patient is 60.
- Asbestos-related diseases have a latency period of 10 to 50 years after the first exposure.
- Asbestos researchers estimate that there will be more than 250,000 cases of Mesothelioma before 2020.
- 1 out of 3 Veterans will receive an asbestos-related diagnosis in their lifetime.
- 3 out of 4 Malignant Mesothelioma cases typically occur with men age 55 or older.
- Less than 10% of people diagnosed with Mesothelioma will live longer than five years.
- The average life expectancy for a malignant Mesothelioma diagnosis is 1 -1 1/2 years.
- To date, more than 750,000 people have filed claims against more than 6,000 Asbestos manufacturers and companies.
In the 20th century, more than 30 million tons of asbestos were used on construction sites, industrial buildings, homes, factories, schools, and shipyards in the U. S.
Asbestos Cancer Disease Lawsuit
For an Asbestos injury lawsuit to be successful, personal injury lawyers have to show that your injury resulted from the negligence of another party. In the case of an Asbestos injury lawsuit victims and immediate family members have the right to file a personal injury claim.
It has been documented for many years that asbestos exposure can result in the development of deadly cancers, particularly Mesothelioma.
There are currently about 3000 new cases of Mesothelioma diagnosed per year, mostly in men over the age of 40. Mesothelioma has a latency period of 20 to 50 years after the first exposure to asbestos. It is estimated that there will be about 250,000 cases of Mesothelioma before 2020.
During the 20th century, some 30 million tons of asbestos were used in industrial sites, homes, schools, shipyards, and commercial buildings in the U. S.
More than 700,000 people have filed claims against more than 6,000 Asbestos companies.
These same companies knew of the dangers for many years before ever warning the public of those risks. It is thought that around eight million people in the United States have had asbestos exposure over the past half a century, and many more cases – are expected to be reported in the next 25.
Personal Injury Damages
Victims in injury-related claims are entitled to damages including:
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