Asbestos in Buildings: Mesothelioma Lawsuits
Asbestos Exposure in Buildings
People that worked in and lived around buildings that contained asbestos in their cities may have had exposure to toxic asbestos dust and fibers. Mesothelioma and other asbestos-related cancers can lay dormant in people for 10-50 years.
People exposed to asbestos that worked in and lived around buildings that contained asbestos in their cities are still at risk of developing Mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases in their lifetime.
More than 20 million American workers have been exposed to asbestos in U. S. buildings with the most substantial usage during 1930-1980.
People diagnosed with Mesothelioma may be eligible for financial compensation with the help of an experienced Mesothelioma lawyer.
Asbestos Exposure and Asbestos Cancers
- Mesothelioma cases are found in 9 out of every 1 million people.
- 1 in every 125 males over 55 will be diagnosed with an asbestos related cancer in their lifetime.
- 1 in 3 U. S. Veterans will develop an asbestos related disease in their lifetime.
- In the last 40 years more than 6,000 asbestos companies have been named in Mesothelioma and Asbestos claims.
- There have been more than 600,000 Mesothelioma and asbestos-related claims with an estimated value of 275 billion.
Workers diagnosed with Mesothelioma have complained that they were not given any warning, training or respiratory protective gear when handling, installing, loading, repairing, or removing asbestos-containing products.
Asbestos is most dangerous when inhaled or ingested. Most workers were daily exposed to toxic asbestos dust and fibers where they inhaled and ingested them without any protection in their workplace.
More than 20 million American workers have been exposed to asbestos with the heaviest usage in the U. S. during 1930-1980.
If you or a family member has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma or an Asbestos-related disease, we are here to help you file a claim.
Millions of Americans have had toxic asbestos exposure from fibers and dust containing more than 3,000 asbestos products and materials. Many of these products still exist in old Government, factory, and manufacturing buildings throughout the U. S.
Patients diagnosed with Mesothelioma have complained that they did not recieve any warning, training, or respiratory protective gear when handling, installing, loading, repairing, or removing asbestos-containing products when using them in many building trades.
Asbestos dust is most dangerous when inhaled or ingested. During 1930-1980 many U. S. workers were daily exposed to toxic asbestos dust and fibers where they inhaled and ingested them without any protection in their workplace.
Buildings with Asbestos Exposure
More than 10,000 Americans will die each year from an asbestos-related disease
Asbestos is most dangerous when it is;
Median Survival Rate for Mesothelioma Patients by Stage
- Stage 1 – 21 months
- Stage 2 – 19 months
- Stage 3 – 16 months
- Stage 4 – under 12 months
Mesothelioma Symptoms Include:
- Chest pain
- Chronic cough
- Difficulty breathing
- Difficulty swallowing
- Fever or night sweats
- Fluid build-up in lungs
- Heart palpitations
- Heart murmurs
- Irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia)
- Orthopnea (dyspnea when lying down)
- Shortness of breath
- Thickening of Pericardial Layers
Recent Mesothelioma Verdicts
- $4.6 Million Mesothelioma Settlement: For a union insulator that developed malignant Mesothelioma from asbestos exposure.
- $10.2 Million Mesothelioma Verdict: For a Paper Mill worker suffering from pleural Mesothelioma.
- $1.1 Million Veteran Mesothelioma Settlement: For a Navy veteran machinist that developed malignant mesothelioma at age 71.
- $245,000 Asbestosis Settlement: For a Paper mill worker suffering from Asbestosis.
- $2.6 Million Shipyard Worker Mesothelioma Settlement: For the family of a 72-year old shipyard worker with mesothelioma who suffered second-hand exposure.
- $5 Million Navy Veteran Mesothelioma Verdict: For a Navy Boilerman who developed Mesothelioma during his service.
- $7.5 Million Mesothelioma Verdict: For a woman that developed peritoneal mesothelioma from laundering her husband’s work clothes.
Malignant Mesothelioma has been linked to workplace asbestos exposure.
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!
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Diagnosed With Mesothelioma?
If you or a family member has had a malignant Mesothelioma diagnosis, you are going to have a lot of questions about living with Mesothelioma. It is crucial to be aware of what legal options you have against asbestos manufacturers and companies responsible for your 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.
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Family Member Died From Mesothelioma?
If you have a family member that has died from Mesothelioma cancer, immediately consult with an experienced Mesothelioma lawyer about your available compensation from asbestos trust funds.
It is VERY IMPORTANT that you file your Mesothelioma claim within your states 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. Although there is a tremendous mourning period with the loss of a loved one, it is crucial not to let your Statute of Limitations expire before filing a Mesothelioma lawsuit. In most states, the Statute of Limitations is 2-3 years. Some states have a 6-year Statute of Limitations.
There are More Than 30 Billion Dollars Set Aside for Mesothelioma and Asbestos Victims in Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts
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