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Filing a Mesothelioma claim against negligent asbestos manufacturers will help compensate you for expensive medical treatments, recover lost income, and for pain and suffering from a Mesothelioma diagnosis.

U. S. Courts have determined that asbestos manufacturers and distributors can be held liable for injuries that people develop as a result of their asbestos exposure and are handing down multi-million dollars settlements and verdicts.  

The first Mesothelioma cancer case was recorded in medical journals in the early 1920s, and the link with second hand asbestos exposure was established in the 1960s.  

Mesothelioma lawsuits can be very complicated, and you will be asked to provide documentation of your work and medical history.  An experienced Mesothelioma attorney can help you determine whether additional expenses may be covered under your asbestos claim.

Before a Mesothelioma lawsuit can be filed, a direct link must be established between the asbestos company, exposure to asbestos-containing products, and a Mesothelioma diagnosis.

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Options For Filing a Mesothelioma Claim

2 Types of Mesothelioma Lawsuit Claims 

Mesothelioma Personal Injury Claims - a lawsuit that can be filed by any individual diagnosed with Mesothelioma.  

Mesothelioma Wrongful Death Claims - a lawsuit that can be filed on behalf of surviving family members if a family member has died from Mesothelioma.  

Most Mesothelioma lawsuits will settle out of court before a trial begins.

Mesothelioma Claim Process

4 Steps in the Mesothelioma Claim Process 

Step 1: Filing of Case – This will determine which asbestos companies are liable to file your claim against. Claimants will need to provide evidence of their workplace asbestos exposure.  

Step 2: Review of Case – Trustees will review your claim, medical history, and asbestos exposure, allowing them to determine if you claim meets their criteria for financial compensation.    

Step 3: Liquidation – Trustees will determine how much financial compensation to payout. A Mesothelioma lawyer can negotiate an individual claim for a larger settlement than the fixed amount set up by asbestos trust funds.  

Step 4: Compensation Payment – An agreement is reached with an asbestos company or asbestos trust fund, and the settlement amount is paid to the victim.

Mesothelioma Statute of Limitations

Asbestos Trust Funds have a strict Statute of Limitations.

Statutes of Limitations is the time a Mesothelioma victim has to file a lawsuit. The Statute of Limitations for Mesothelioma and asbestos exposure varies from state to state.

The Statute of Limitations for Mesothelioma begins when a person is either diagnosed or dies, not the date of their exposure. An experienced Mesothelioma attorney can help you file a claim before your Statutes of Limitations expires.

Who Pays Asbestos Compensation Claims?

Compensation for Mesothelioma claims can come from several different sources based on the liability, length of exposure, and when the asbestos exposure occurred.  

Asbestos Companies those responsible for exposing their workers to toxic asbestos-containing products and materials.  

Asbestos Trust Funds Asbestos companies that have filed for bankruptcy protection have established asbestos trust funds to pay claims; about 60 trust funds are totaling more than 30 billion.  

Insurance Companies Many large insurance companies have funds set aside for asbestos exposure victims diagnosed with Mesothelioma and other asbestos-related cancers. These funds set aside are to pay any future claims from asbestos victims.  

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (DAV) recognizes Mesothelioma as a covered disease for individuals exposed during their military service. Veterans can have their medical expenses paid through the VA.

Veterans Eligible for Asbestos Trust Fund Settlements

Veterans diagnosed with Mesothelioma have legal rights and may be eligible to recover compensation from negligent asbestos companies and asbestos trust funds. 

There are approximately 25 million veterans in the U. S. Military United States.

U.S. Navy Ships contained more than 300 asbestos-containing products and materials that were used regularly in the constructions of ships until 1980. Thousands of military veterans served on U. S. Navy ships with the peak exposure years from 1930-1980. 

Asbestos products onboard ships included insulation, pipes, boilers, cement, sealers, gaskets, cables, tubes, valves, electrical fixtures, wiring, pumps, decking, paints, non-skid flooring, and in bulk headwalls, ship hulls, mess halls, engine rooms, navigation rooms, and sleeping quarters.

Military personnel most at risk include boilermakers, electrician's mates, enginemen, demolition workers, machinist mates, mechanics, metalsmiths, repairmen, pipefitters, ship fitters, technicians, welders, and civilian contractors. 1 out of 3 veterans will develop an asbestos-related disease in their lifetime.

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Contact a Mesothelioma lawyer today for a free, no obligation Mesothelioma case evaluation to find out if you have a viable claim.

Our Mesothelioma lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. This means NO MONEY OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES by the asbestos victims or their families. You will find the contingency fees to be among the lowest in the country.

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  25 Million People are at Risk for Developing Mesothelioma!  

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   70-80% of people who develop Mesothelioma have worked on job sites!   

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   3,000 Asbestos containing products were used in the U.S.   

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   There are 21.5 million living veterans that served in the U. S. military forces.   

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   Asbestos Companies have put 25 Million People at Risk for Mesothelioma!   

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   Pleural Mesothelioma (lungs) accounts for 70-90% of all Mesothelioma patients.   

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3 main treatments for Mesothelioma are surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.   

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Nearly 1 in 4 Diagnosed Mesothelioma Cases Each Year are Women.

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The average life expectancy is 12-21 months after a Mesothelioma diagnosis.  

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   There is about 15,000 Asbestos-related cancers diagnosed each year in U. S.  

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   Asbestos companies have paid claimants more than $18 billion since the late 1980s.  

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   About 600,000 victims have filed claims for damage for their asbestos exposure. 

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