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The correlation between prolonged asbestos exposure and a series of extremely severe conditions such as asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma has been demonstrated by multiple studies within the past four decades. Asbestos claims are currently increasing in the U.S. due to the increasing number of people diagnosed with asbestos-related diseases.

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Over 75 U.S. Occupational Groups Exposed to High Concentrations of Asbestos

Exposure to high concentrations of asbestos occurred preponderantly in the workplace. The use of asbestos in various industries was prevalent before the mid 1980s, the dangers of asbestos were carefully covered up by companies. Between the 1920s and the 1980s, people who worked in construction, maintenance, heavy industry and military were in contact with extremely high concentrations of asbestos. Years later many of these victims have developed serious cancers and diseases, along with their family members whom also got sick, from the asbestos fibers they were bringing home on their clothes and hair, from their work areas where they were handling asbestos containing products.

Veterans, military and navy personnel, suffering from lung cancer, other cancers and pulmonary diseases are entitled to compensation.

Veterans & Asbestos Exposure

In order for us to file an asbestos trust fund claim, you must meet one of the following requirements:

  • You received a medical diagnosis in the last 3 years, such as lung cancer, asbestosis, mesothelioma or another asbestos related cancer, following an environmental or occupational exposure to asbestos.
  • You were employed and worked in one of the high risk asbestos exposure occupations and asbestos fibers have been detected in your lungs. Even if you have not yet developed an asbestos-related condition, the risk is very high and unfortunately, your health will most probably be severely affected in the future. We can file an asbestos claim with the trust funds after a proper diagnosis and you can obtain compensation. Additionally, the sum will substantially increase if you are diagnosed with lung cancer or a type of mesothelioma.

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Have You Lost a Family Member to Occupational Asbestos Exposure? We Can Help.

Oftentimes, victims of asbestos exposure refuse to seek financial compensation during their lifetime or they tragically pass away before finding out whether their asbestos claim was approved. In such circumstances, family members can step in and can either file a claim with asbestos trust funds to recover compensation on behalf of their loved one or, if the injured person had already taken legal action before death, they can take their place in the case so as to bring the process to fruition. Regardless of your situation, a lawyer specialized in asbestos litigation will efficiently help you pursue financial compensation. If you have a family member who lost their life to lung cancer, mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, we strongly encourage you to contact our attorneys, who have been handling asbestos exposure cases for over 25 years. They will provide you with quality legal assistance and do all in their power to achieve the most desirable outcome for your case.

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Family Members With Secondary Asbestos Exposure Are Also Eligible for Financial Compensation

The majority of people who are now struggling with a cancerous or asbestos disease have been exposed to high levels of asbestos in the workplace. However, their families were not safe either, as most companies did not require employees to change their clothes after the work shift ended. Thus, significant amounts of toxic asbestos fibers would be carried home, where family members unknowingly inhaled them. Secondary exposure accounts for approximately 8% of all diagnosed asbestos-related cancer cases annually.

If you suffer from mesothelioma or lung cancer and have a loved one who worked directly with asbestos, your disease is very likely to be the result of secondary exposure. Our attorneys can provide you with quality legal assistance and will do all in their power to help you recover fair compensation for your injury.

How Do We Carry Out Asbestos Exposure Cases?

Common Questions

While inhaling asbestos fibers from old building materials can be as dangerous as occupational exposure, asbestos trust funds provide compensation mostly to former employees.

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As diseases which occur as a result of asbestos exposure take decades to ensue, recalling the exact circumstances is rarely easy. Working with a lawyer specialized in asbestos cases is instrumental.

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Since asbestos exposure occurred in the workplace, you may think that it is the employer who will be held accountable for victims' terrible diseases. In reality, the issue of liability is much more complex.

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Many people, knowing the dangers of asbestos exposure, believe that the U.S. and other developed countries have banned the use of asbestos. Unfortunately, that is not entirely true.

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Oftentimes, multiple asbestos companies are responsible for a person's injury. Employers, asbestos suppliers, as well as manufacturers can be simultaneously held accountable.

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Legal Help For Victims Exposed to Asbestos Anywhere in U.S.

The environmental case is unique. Not many lawyers do this type of work. We have handled thousands of cases that have taken us all over the country. We have a core group of attorneys and staff that have worked solely on asbestos cases for almost 22 years.

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