Malignant Mesothelioma Claims
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Malignant Mesothelioma (MM) is a rare cancer that affects the thin cell wall lining of the body’s internal organs. Mesothelioma cancer is from asbestos exposure. The prognosis for Malignant Mesothelioma is poor because the disease is usually diagnosed in its later stages after symptoms have appeared.
An estimated 127,000 to 160,000 Americans died from asbestos exposure Between 1999-2013
Malignant Mesothelioma occurs when asbestos lodges itself in the body’s internal organs. There is no known cure for Malignant Mesothelioma and doctors work to relieve symptoms and improve the quality of a patient’s life. Malignant Mesothelioma is known only to be caused by asbestos exposure.
More than 600,000 asbestos and Mesothelioma cases have been brought against asbestos manufacturers and distributors, claiming the companies failed to protect workers and laborers from harmful asbestos contamination, and failed to warn workers about health risks.
If you are experiencing Mesothelioma like symptoms you should see your doctor immediately. Mesothelioma has 4 stages. In stages 1-2 it is very difficult to diagnose because it looks like other diseases such as bronchitis, pneumonia, COPD, chronic cough, etc. An experienced Mesothelioma lawyer can help you get compensation from negligent asbestos manufacturers and distributors.
New Study by EWG Action Fund concludes that 12,000-15,000 Americans die every year from asbestos-related diseases
Asbestos Trust Funds Claims and Mesothelioma
U.S Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts Funds have paid out nearly 21 billion to more than 600,000 asbestos claimants. There are about 60 active Asbestos Trust Funds with an estimated $32 billion in remaining assets.
Asbestos Settlement Trusts were established to help compensate workers and their families for asbestos exposure causing Mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. When an Asbestos company establishes a Trust Fund all settlements are managed by trustees that decide the compensation amounts paid to Mesothelioma claimants. U. S. Courts allow Asbestos defendants to file for protection under a legal process known as bankruptcy reorganization. This allows the company to pay claims and stay in business.
Asbestos Trust Fund settlements typically do not come with an admission of guilt by the asbestos company that set up the trust.
If you have a history of asbestos exposure you should be checked each year by a qualified doctor.
We have been helping victims of asbestos exposure and their families for more than 18 years. If you or a family member has been diagnosed with Malignant Mesothelioma or an Asbestos-related disease, we are here to help you file a claim with an experience Mesothelioma lawyer that will fight for you!
: $13 Million Mesothelioma Verdict in California; Colgate-Palmolive found 95% liable after talcum powder use by a woman that lead to her death from Mesothelioma.
How to Get Started
To get started is easy…
Fill out our form located at the right of your page, or call us toll-free at 1-888-640-0914 for a Free Case Analysis.
An Intake Specialist will guide you through the process of providing us the information needed to see if you or your loved one qualifies for any of the more than 60 Asbestos Trust Funds.
Based upon the findings of our team, we will suggest the best course of action for your case. Most communication is done over the phone or through email. Almost all forms that need to be signed can be mailed.
If needed, we will send an experienced Mesothelioma lawyer to you at no cost to assist with initial paperwork, take a deposition (if necessary), and to make the process as easy as possible. There is no money out of your pocket!
A large number of Mesothelioma and Asbestos Lung Cancer cases are settled out of court, so you should never have to endure a court appearance. Get started now. We are here for a call or chat 24/7 365 days a year!
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 18 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.
Get the Best Legal Representation
Getting the best legal representation is a crucial part of any asbestos-related case. and experienced and qualified Mesothelioma lawyer can help you get fair and just compensation.
Mesothelioma lawsuits were created to give victims and families of asbestos-related diseases a way to get compensated for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages punitive damages.
The majority Mesothelioma lawsuits end in settlements, in which a lawyer negotiates a compensation amount with the defendants on behalf of Mesothelioma victims and their loved ones.
A Mesothelioma attorney who specializes in asbestos cases has the experience, knowledge, and resources you need will need for your case. Because every asbestos claim is different we will work with you to explain the different types of compensation available for your specific case.
In asbestos and Mesothelioma lawsuits, lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. Contingency fees protect you because they usually are based on a percentage of any compensation you receive. This means you pay nothing until you receive compensation and nothing at all if your case is not successful. There is no risk to you!
Have A Question About Compensation?
Our Mesothelioma Patient Advocates can answer questions about trust funds, treatments, settlements and other types of mesothelioma compensation.
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Malignant Mesothelioma Types
Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma: Pleural Mesothelioma occurs in the pleura and lining of the lung.
Malignant Pericardial Mesothelioma: Peritoneal Mesothelioma occurs in the peritoneum and abdominal wall cavity.
Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma: Pericardial Mesothelioma occurs in the lining of the heart known as the pericardium.
How is Malignant Mesothelioma Diagnosed?
Malignant Mesothelioma is typically diagnosed with a needle biopsy. Diagnostic procedures may include X-ray, imaging scans, CT scans, such as computer topography 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 greatest risk of developing Mesothelioma or an 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 1970’s. 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 is U. S. Veterans.
Malignant Mesothelioma Cell Types
Malignant Mesotheliomas can also be classified into 3 main types based on how the cells are arranged:
- Epithelioid Mesothelioma: 50% to 60% of diagnosed Mesothelioma Cases.
- Sarcomatoid Mesothelioma: 10% to 20% of Mesothelioma Cases
- Biphasic Mesothelioma (Mixed): 30% to 40% of Mesothelioma Cases.
Median Survival Rate for Malignant Mesothelioma Patients by Stage
- Stage 1 – 21 Months
- Stage 2 – 19 Months
- Stage 3 – 16 Months
- Stage 4 – Under 12 Months
Malignant Mesothelioma Symptoms Include:
- Chest Pain
- Chronic Cough
- Difficulty Breathing
- Difficulty Swallowing
- Fluid Build-up in Lungs
- Heart Palpitations
- Heart Murmurs
- Irregular Heartbeat (arrhythmia)
- Night Sweats
- Orthopnea (Dyspnea When Lying Down)
- Shortness of Breath
- Thickening of Pericardial Layers
Asbestos Exposure in Your Neighborhood
Asbestos was used heavily in U. S. building trades between 1930-1980. More than 3,000 commonly used products contained toxic asbestos fibers and materials.
Workers and Residents that were exposed to asbestos are at higher risk (7 times) than the general population for being diagnosed with Mesothelioma or an asbestos-related disease in their lifetime.
It can take 10-50 years after initial asbestos exposure before symptoms of Mesothelioma may appear. People that were exposed to asbestos in Arizona decades ago are walking time bombs. There is no clear way of knowing if a person will develop Mesothelioma, but most people diagnosed are around 70 years of age.
If you worked in an industry that exposed you to deadly asbestos fibers a Mesothelioma lawyer can help you seek compensation for medical expenses resulting from a Mesothelioma cancer diagnosis.
When asbestos is disturbed, broken apart, cut, decayed, or damaged, it releases tiny asbestos microscopic fibrous particles that can cling to the skin, hair and clothing. These asbestos fibers are easily transferred to others where they can accumulate in the lining of lungs that cause Mesothelioma lung cancer.
Asbestos Exposure in Your Neighborhood Buildings Pre-1980
|Administration Buildings||Convalescent Homes||Juvenile Homes||Reformatories|
|Air Bases||Convention Centers||Laboratories||Rehab Centers|
|Air Facilities||Convention Halls||Landfills||Rehabilitation Centers|
|Air Stations||Convents||Laundries||Research Labs|
|Ammo Depots||Country Clubs||Lighthouses||Residence Halls|
|Ammunition Depots||Courthouses||Lodging Houses||Rest Homes|
|Amphitheaters||Cow Barns||Lunatic Asylums||Restaurants|
|Amusement Parks||Dairies||Medical Buildings||Retardation Centers|
|Animal Shelters||Dams||Medical Centers||Retirement Homes|
|Apartment Complexes||Deaf Dumb Institutes||Memorial Homes||Roads|
|Apartment Houses||Department Stores||Memorial Institutes||Rooming Houses|
|Apartments||Depots||Memorial Parks||Salvage Yards|
|Arcade Buildings||Detention Centers||Men’s Dorms||Sanitariums|
|Armories||Detention Facilities||Military Academies||Schools|
|Art Galleries||Dining Halls||Military Bases||Science Buildings|
|Art Institutes||Dispensaries||Military Homes||Scrap Yards|
|Assembly Hall||Dock Yards||Monasteries||Seminaries|
|Athletic Clubs||Dorms||Motels||Shopping Centers|
|Auditoriums||Elderly Housing||Museums||Shopping Malls|
|Bakery Buildings||Elevators||Music Halls||Skyscrapers|
|Banks||Equestrian Farms||News Buildings||Smelters|
|Barber Shops||Federal Buildings||Nursing Homes||Soldiers Homes|
|Barns||Federal Jails||Observatories||Sports Arenas|
|Barracks||Field Houses||Office Buildings||Stadiums|
|Bath Houses||Fire Departments||Office Complexes||Stock Yards|
|Botanical Gardens||Fire Stations||Oil Storage Facilities||Storerooms|
|Bowling Alleys||Fish Hatcheries||Old Buildings||Streets|
|Boys Clubs||Fisheries||Opera Houses||Supermarkets|
|Boys Farms||Foundries||Orphans Homes||Symphony Halls|
|Bridge Underpasses||Freeways||Parking Lots||Synagogues|
|Bunkhouses||Fuel Depots||Pavilions||Telephone Buildings|
|Bus Terminals||Gas Stations||Penitentiaries||Temples|
|Cabins||Girls Club||Plantations||Terminal Buildings|
|Cafeteria Buildings||Golf Courses||Police Stations||Theatres|
|Campus Buildings||Grandstand Buildings||Post Offices||Tower Buildings|
|Cemeteries||Health Centers||Power Plants||Town Halls|
|Children’s Homes||Highways||Power Stations||Townhouses|
|City Buildings||Hospitals||Print Shops||Training Facilities|
|Civic Centers||Housing Complexes||Prisons||Trams|
|Club Houses||Housing Projects||Public Buildings||Tunnels|
|Coliseums||Ice Skating Rinks||Racetracks||Utility Houses|
|Community Centers||Industrial Centers||Radar Stations||Warehouses|
|Community Houses||Industrial Parks||Rail Yards||Widows Homes|
|Concert Halls||Infirmaries||Railroad Buildings||Wrecking Yards|
|Condominiums||Insane Asylums||Railroad Terminals||YMCA Building|
|Conference Centers||Insurance Buildings||Reclamation Centers||Zoos|
What is Secondhand Exposure to Asbestos?
Secondhand asbestos exposure, (also called; secondary asbestos exposure, bystander asbestos exposure and drive-by asbestos exposure) refers to any form of ingestion when an individual comes into contact with asbestos materials or products containing asbestos.
Secondary asbestos exposure came to light when spouses and children of workers that handled asbestos on jobsites started developing Mesothelioma cancer many years after their initial exposure. When work clothes were shaken out and laundered, millions of tiny asbestos fibers would become airborne and be ingested or breathed.
Court documents showed that spouses and children that inhaled or ingested microscopic asbestos fibers from washing clothes and coming into contact with family members. Asbestos dust and fibers were brought into the home on work clothes and shoes.
Mesothelioma Death by State
|Alabama – 496 Mesothelioma Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Alaska – 77 Mesothelioma Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Arizona – 722 Mesothelioma Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Arkansas – 242 Mesothelioma Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|California – 3,997 Mesothelioma Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Colorado – 449 Mesothelioma Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Connecticut – 563 Mesothelioma Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Delaware – 163 Mesothelioma Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Florida – 2,619 Mesothelioma Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Georgia – 591 Mesothelioma Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Hawaii – 589 Mesothelioma Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Idaho – 192 Mesothelioma Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Illinois – 1,876 Mesothelioma Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Indiana – 873 Mesothelioma Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Iowa – 397 Mesothelioma Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Kansas – 312 Mesothelioma Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Kentucky – 444 Mesothelioma Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Louisiana – 701 Mesothelioma Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Maine – 360 Mesothelioma Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Maryland – 745 Mesothelioma Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Massachusetts – 1,181 Mesothelioma Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Michigan – 1,479 Mesothelioma Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Minnesota – 909 Mesothelioma Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Mississippi – 1,866 Mesothelioma Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Missouri – 699 Mesothelioma Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Montana – 182 Mesothelioma Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Nebraska – 247 Mesothelioma Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Nevada – 258 Mesothelioma Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|New Hampshire – 226 Mesothelioma Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|New Jersey -1,679 Mesothelioma Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|New Mexico – 212 Mesothelioma Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|New York – 2,253 Mesothelioma Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|North Carolina – 901 Mesothelioma Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|North Dakota – 116 Mesothelioma Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Ohio – 1,842 Mesothelioma Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Oklahoma – 372 Mesothelioma Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Oregon – 660 Mesothelioma Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Pennsylvania – 2,601 Mesothelioma Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Rhode Island – 188 Mesothelioma Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|South Carolina – 503 Mesothelioma Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|South Dakota – 94 Mesothelioma Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Tennessee – 3,826 Mesothelioma Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Texas – 2,064 Mesothelioma Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Utah – 241 Mesothelioma Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Vermont – 86 Mesothelioma Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Virginia – 1,154 Mesothelioma Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Washington – 1,258 Mesothelioma Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|West Virginia – 416 Mesothelioma Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Wisconsin -1,008 Mesothelioma Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Wyoming – 104 Mesothelioma Related Deaths (1999-2013)|
|Source: EWG 2015 Study|
Recent Mesothelioma Verdicts and Settlements
7.5 Million Mesothelioma Verdict: For a construction worker who developed mesothelioma against 6 companies that manufactured or distributed asbestos-cement pipe (2012).
$13 million Mesothelioma Jury Verdict: For a 73-year-old woman who contracted Mesothelioma after using asbestos-containing talcum powder manufactured by Colgate-Palmolive Company.
$7.5 Million Mesothelioma Settlement: For a 1970s and 1980s Worker with Mesothelioma who worked installing underground water and sewer lines.
$26.6 Million Mesothelioma Settlement: For a 62 Year-Old Drywaller exposed to asbestos dust on residential and commercial job sites who developed Mesothelioma.
$8.6 Million Mesothelioma Jury Award: For a family man diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma was exposed to asbestos while working as a refinery worker and heavy equipment operator.
$4.4 Million Mesothelioma Verdict: For a Steamfitter diagnosed with Mesothelioma who worked on asbestos containing pumps, valves, and gaskets used in power plant during the 1950’s and 1960’s.
$2.1 Million Mesothelioma Award: For a 77 year old man who developed pleural mesothelioma from work as a machinist and planner at a Naval Shipyard.
$7.5 Million Mesothelioma Settlement: For a woman who developed peritoneal mesothelioma from laundering her refinery worker husband’s work clothes and died from “take-home asbestos exposure.”
Types of Mesothelioma Lawsuits
There are 2 types of Malignant Mesothelioma lawsuits
A personal injury case can be brought by a Mesothelioma victim and must be filed within 2-3 years of the diagnosis.
Primary Asbestos Exposure: Mesothelioma is linked to direct contact with asbestos exposure.
Secondary Asbestos Exposure: Mesothelioma is linked to direct contact with an individual who came into contact with asbestos.
A wrongful death case can be filed by a family member of the deceased Mesothelioma victim. There is a limited window in which a suit may be filed after a loved one’s death, so it is important to contact a Mesothelioma attorney as soon as possible. Other compensation for Mesothelioma can include:
- Compensation for Mesothelioma injuries through a workers’ compensation claim.
- Veteran’s benefits may be available if the victim was exposed to the asbestos while in the military.
Malignant Mesothelioma Claims Can Include:
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Diagnosed With Malignant Mesothelioma?
If you or a family member has been diagnosed with malignant Mesothelioma you are going to have a lot of questions about living with Mesothelioma and what legal options you have against asbestos manufacturers and asbestos companies for your asbestos exposure. Mesothelioma is a seriously deadly disease. According to the American Cancer Society with the average survival time for people with Mesothelioma is 4-18 months.
Call TOLL FREE 888.640.0914 right now to talk with a live Mesothelioma Counselor that can answer many of your questions and give you the peace of mind that you need.
Family Member Died From Malignant Mesothelioma?
If you have a family member that has died from Mesothelioma cancer you should immediately consult with an experienced Mesothelioma diagnosis lawyer about what compensation may be available to you from asbestos trust funds that total more than 30 billion dollars.
It is VERY IMPORTANT that you file your Mesothelioma claim within your state’s Statute of Limitations.
We have seen many families lose their right to file a lawsuit because their Statute of Limitations had expired while they were grieving. We know it is a tough time to grieve the loss of a loved one, but please do not let your Statute of Limitations expire for filing your Mesothelioma lawsuit. In most states the Statute of Limitations is 2-3 years. Some states have 6 year Statute of Limitations.
Malignant Mesothelioma Latency Period
Mesothelioma has a long latency period of 10-50 years. Many Veterans, Shipyard Workers, Construction Workers, Power Plant Workers, Mill Workers, Steel Workers, Railroad Workers, Pipefitters, Insulators, Electricians, Carpenters, Welders, Auto Mechanics, Veterans, Factory Workers, and laborers are living in the early stages of a variety of asbestos related diseases. Many Mesothelioma lawyers will not accept asbestosis, asbestos lung cancer, pleural plaques, pleural thickening, colon cancer and esophageal cancer cases. Mesothelioma lawyers can help preserve your legal rights.
There is More Than 30 Billion Dollars Set Aside for Mesothelioma and Asbestos Victims in Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts
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