Have You Developed Lung Cancer After Exposure to Asbestos?

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Asbestos and Lung Cancer

Health agencies — including the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — warn that exposure to the mineral asbestos in both its forms (chrysotile and amphibole) can increase a person’s risk of developing lung cancer. The risk is greater the more a person is exposed to asbestos. Because its fibers are strong and resistant to heat and chemicals, asbestos has been used since ancient times as an insulating material. In more modern times, it’s been used everywhere from factories and ships to homes and schools.

When products containing asbestos are disturbed or damaged, microscopic fibers may be released into the air. Inhaled fibers can become trapped in the lungs and stay there for long periods of time, causing inflammation and scarring. This can lead to serious health problems, including lung cancer and mesothelioma, a cancer of the layer of tissue that covers most of your internal organs. It can take 15 to 35 years after asbestos exposure for cancer to develop.

Settlements and Verdicts

If you were harmed by asbestos, it’s likely that a corporation is to blame and should compensate you for what happened. Some companies failed to protect or warn employees who came in contact with asbestos. These companies took risks with their employees’ lives without giving the employees a chance to safeguard their own health. Other companies sold products, such as talcum powder, that caused people to develop cancer. Lawsuits are a way to hold companies accountable for their negligence.

Juries have awarded billions in verdicts to people who filed lawsuits against these companies. The awards are intended to compensate the victims for bills, including medical costs, and lost wages. They also punish the companies for their appalling conduct in an effort to deter them from putting others in harm’s way. Companies have also agreed to multimillion dollar settlements to resolve cases without going to trial.

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Why File a Lawsuit?

You have a right to take action

If you or a loved one developed lung cancer after being exposed to asbestos, you have a legal right to hold manufacturers accountable.

We’ll guide you through every step of the process

Our attorneys will walk you through the process. When you request your free case review, our team will explain what to expect and will help you determine the course of action that’s best for you.

No fees unless you receive compensation

We don’t collect payment unless you win or settle your case. We believe that anyone harmed by a major company’s wrongdoing deserves a fighting chance without having to worry about the cost.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I have to file a lawsuit to get compensated?

Unfortunately, companies responsible for causing injuries and suffering often have to be compelled to compensate innocent victims. The way to force that to happen is usually through the court system. That said, in some cases, lawsuits are not necessary. It may be possible to settle your asbestos claim without going to court by filing an asbestos trust claim or a veterans benefits claim. If you do have to sue, our experienced lawyers will help you by explaining everything, so it’s not so intimidating.

Why should I hire your law firm?

Our lawyers are experienced and knowledgeable with a proven track record of getting the best for our clients. We’re compassionate, patient and dedicated to making this process as easy as possible for you. At the same time, we’re passionate fighters who will go to the mat to ensure you get the highest possible award. We’re able to do this because we also have the resources needed to go up against large companies and their experienced lawyers. In short, we will have your back.

What is the average settlement for an asbestos-exposure case?

Every case is different and the legal system is usually unpredictable. The unique circumstances of your case will govern the size of your award.

How can I afford to hire your law firm?

Hiring our lawyers to represent you in your asbestos claim won’t cost you a cent until you receive an award or settlement. At that point, we will charge a portion of the amount you received. That portion will be spelled out in writing for you before you hire us. In the event you do not win or settle your case, you will not have to pay anything.

How long do I have to file an asbestos lawsuit?

The laws that limit the amount of time you have to file lawsuits are known as statutes of limitations. These statutes vary by state. Usually, the time limit starts running when a person is injured. But because symptoms of asbestos-related disease can take decades after exposure to develop, the clock on the time limits for filing these claims don’t start ticking until you are diagnosed. In general, the time limit can be between a year and two years after your diagnosis.

How long will my case take?

Every case is unique. But as a rule, these cases can unfortunately take years to resolve. We will do our best to expedite your claim, but the court system typically doesn’t cooperate in speeding things up.