Asbestos has been misused for decades and continues to kill thousands of innocent people every year.
WHAT IS ASBESTOS?
Asbestos is a fibrous mineral that is used to strengthen and fireproof materials like cloth, cement, and plastic.
When inhaled, asbestos fibers can become permanently trapped and can cause serious damage to the body’s cells.
WHAT IS MESOTHELIOMA?
Mesothelioma, sometimes referred to as meso or mesothelioma cancer, is a rare form of cancer that attacks the smooth lining of the chest, lungs, heart, and abdomen.
The layer of tissue surrounding these organs is made up of mesothelial cells, which is where mesothelioma gets its name. The single cause of this devastating disease is exposure to asbestos.
Unfortunately, there are very few treatment options, and most people diagnosed with mesothelioma do not survive. In fact, mesothelioma kills thousands of Americans every year.
While there is no cure for mesothelioma, researchers have made significant progress in understanding this particularly devastating form of cancer, developing new cancer treatments and alternative therapies to help patients suffering from the disease.
If you have been diagnosed with lung cancer and you are a current or former smoker who worked around asbestos, please reach out to our team.
If asbestos was a factor, you may be entitled to compensation from the companies responsible.
People who smoked and lived or worked around asbestos are 10 to 50 times more likely to get lung cancer.
Asbestos manufacturers knew the risks, but ignored them in the name of profits, allowing workers to breathe in asbestos fibers, taking it home on their clothes and exposing their families.
HOW WAS I EXPOSED?
If you were alive between the 1950s and 1980s, it is unfortunately very likely that you were exposed to this dangerous substance.
It was in thousands of products in the workplace, schools, and homes. Asbestos is the only known cause of mesothelioma and is also linked to lung cancer and other diseases.
WHY DID ASBESTOS COMPANIES ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN?
As early as the 1930s, the dangers and toxicity of asbestos were well known, yet asbestos companies continued using it extensively.
In the 1980s, many of these same companies lobbied successfully to overturn EPA rules that banned the importation and use of asbestos.
As a result, asbestos still is not banned in the United States, as it is in most large countries. Asbestos companies willingly put profits ahead of the health and well-being of workers, their families, and the public.
Instead of owning up to their responsibility, these companies and their insurers now spend millions trying to change laws to make it more difficult to file a lawsuit.
- It can take 20 TO 50 YEARS FOR CANCER SYMPTOMS TO APPEAR after your first exposure.
- As early as the 1930s, some companies knew asbestos was harmful but used it anyway.
- ASBESTOS IS THE ONLY KNOWN CAUSE of mesothelioma.
- There are billions of dollars in trusts set aside from mesothelioma and asbestos victims.
- People can, unfortunately, be affected by being close to or living with someone who was regularly exposed to asbestos.
- 2,500 PEOPLE DIE from mesothelioma every year.
- Several countries have banned asbestos use, but it’s still legal in the U.S.
- Current or former smokers exposed to asbestos are 15 TO 50 TIMES MORE LIKELY TO GET LUNG CANCER.
- There is no known cure for mesothelioma.
If you were exposed to asbestos and then became sick as a result, you and your family members have a right to make a claim for compensation. Call us today at 866-510-0580.
WHAT ARE MY LEGAL OPTIONS?
You and your family have a right to compensation for your medical bills, pharmacy bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, scars, and disfigurement from surgery, and if you have lost your loved one, their wrongful death.
An experienced asbestos and mesothelioma legal and medical team knows how to navigate the system to maximize and quickly recover this money owed to you and your family.
ASBESTOS BANKRUPTCY TRUSTS
There are billions of dollars set aside in the asbestos bankruptcy trust system for people diagnosed with mesothelioma and lung cancer.
Some companies bought out their past and future asbestos liabilities using a seldom-used section in the bankruptcy laws, setting up trusts with insurance money, stocks, and cash — to compensate people who are diagnosed with mesothelioma and lung cancer.
Experienced asbestos firms know how to maximize the payouts from these trusts.
In addition to the bankruptcy trusts, additional damages for your pain and suffering can be pursued in court. You need mesothelioma attorneys with extensive asbestos litigation experience in courtrooms across the country.
You need someone who knows how to go after the responsible parties, moving quickly and decisively to file suit in the best jurisdictions for our clients’ cases. This helps ensure that we maximize your compensation.
SPECIAL BENEFITS FOR VETERANS
If you were exposed to asbestos while serving our country, you may be entitled to VA benefits in addition to any money you may win from a lawsuit against manufacturers.
A monthly benefit based upon a veteran’s level of disability
DEPENDENCE AND INDEMNITY COMPENSATION (DIC)
A monthly benefit is paid to the surviving spouse of a veteran who died from a service-related disability
VA HEALTH CARE
Eligibility is based upon a series of priorities that include service-related disabilities and income levels.
WHAT ARE THE STEPS OF THE LEGAL PROCESS?
We know this is likely the first and only time our clients will interact with attorneys and legal proceedings. From the moment we meet until your case is finished or settled, we will guide you through the process.
We will answer your questions, keep you updated on your case’s progress and be with you every step of the way. We want you to focus on your health and your family while we do the work.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AS YOUR CLIENT?
- You will pay nothing out of pocket.
- We will get started on your case right away.
- We will come to you, wherever you are in the U.S.
- We are only paid if your case is won or settled.
- We will ask you and your family many questions to determine how and when you were exposed to asbestos.
- We will keep you updated and always answer your phone calls and emails.
- We will gather information about your work and medical history.
- We will utilize our databases and millions of pages of asbestos company documents to build the strongest case for you.
- We will fight tirelessly to maximize the compensation you are owed.
We know you likely have a lot of questions. Please contact our team anytime for a free consultation. Our experienced medical and legal team is also available to answer questions anytime. We want to hear your story. Call 866-510-0580.
Our experienced team has dedicated themselves to holding corporations accountable for the pain and suffering they have caused.
We will fight to get justice for you and your family as quickly as possible and we will be with you every step of the way.
Our skilled, caring team of professionals will be driven to get you and your family the justice you deserve. We will always be available to answer questions and keep you informed as your case progresses.