Asbestos FAQs

Asbestos FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions

Read the most frequently asked questions from families and patients about Asbestos.

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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.

The American Cancer Society shows approximately 3,000 new Mesothelioma cases each year in the U. S.

Asbestos Exposure FAQs

What is Asbestos?
Are Some People More Susceptible To Asbestos Than Others?
Why is Asbestos Dangerous?
Can Short-Term Exposure To Asbestos Be Dangerous?
Can You Live In A House With Asbestos?
Does Everyone Exposed to Asbestos Develop Mesothelioma?
How Do I Know If I Was Exposed To Asbestos in the Workplace?
How Does Asbestos Get Into The Body?
How Long Do Asbestos Fibers Remain In The Air?
I Was Exposed To Asbestos In The Military. Will I Be Suing The Military?
Is Asbestos Banned In The United States?
What Are The Different Types Of Asbestos? 
What If I Don’t Know How Or Where I Was Exposed To Asbestos?
What is Asbestos Lung Cancer
What Is Asbestosis Disease? 
What is Secondhand Exposure to Asbestos?
What Jobs Involve Asbestos Exposure?
What Products Contain Asbestos?
What Type of Asbestos Cancers Are There?
Who Is Most At Risk For Asbestos Exposure?

Asbestos Claim FAQs

Who is Eligible To File An Asbestos Lawsuit?
What is an Asbestos Cancer Civil Suit
What is the Asbestos Settlement Compensation Payout Timeline?
What are Asbestos State Statute of Limitations?
Can I Get Disability Or Workers Compensation Benefits?
Eligibility For Filing Asbestos Wrongful Death Lawsuits
History Of Asbestos Litigation
How Long Does An Asbestos Claim Take? 
How To File An Asbestos Claim
Notable Asbestos Lawsuit Verdicts
How do Victims Receive Asbestos Compensation
Veterans Asbestos Benefits Claims
What are Asbestos Class Action Lawsuits
What Is An Asbestos Trust Fund?
Why Should You File An Asbestos Lawsuit?
Can I Claim Compensation For Exposure To Asbestos?
What Money Damages Can I Get from an Asbestos Cancer Diagnosis?

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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 20 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!


Global Asbestos Disaster Study Estimates More than 39,000 USA Deaths Annually from Asbestos-Related Diseases.

Specifically, asbestos contributes to 34,270 lung cancer deaths, 3,161 mesothelioma deaths, 787 ovarian cancer deaths, 443 Asbestos Cancer deaths and 613 chronic asbestosis death. Source: www.adao.us


Asbestos Cover up – Quotes from Asbestos Executives

Evidence in thousands of court documents have shown that asbestos companies hid and destroyed memos, documents and ignored doctor’s medical reports about the dangers of asbestos exposure. Despite all the information about the deadly dangers of asbestos exposure available in the scientific and medical literature asbestos companies chose not to take any action to protect workers.

They chose profit over the safety of their workers and then lied and covered it up. This is why U. S. Courts are making asbestos manufacturers and companies pay millions to asbestos victims for their asbestos cover up.

  • “…if you have enjoyed a good life while working with asbestos products, why not die from it.”1966 memo from an executive of the Bendix Corporation (now part of Honeywell)
  • In early 1940s, the president of Johns-Manville called the managers of another company a bunch of fools for notifying employees who had asbestosis.” When asked by another company executive, Do you mean to tell me you would let them work until they drop dead? he responded, “Yes. We save a lot of money that way.”

Mesothelioma has been medically linked to workplace asbestos exposure.


Malignant Mesothelioma

Malignant Mesothelioma is rare form of cancer that affects lining of the lungs, abdomen, heart, and major organs in the body. Mesothelioma is a disease in which malignant cancer cells are found in the sac lining the chest (pleura) or the abdomen (peritoneum). There are about 3,000 new malignant Mesothelioma cases diagnosed each year in the U. S. If you are experiencing any Mesothelioma symptoms you should contact a doctor immediately.


Diagnosed With 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 800.291.0963 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 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 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. 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.


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.

There is More Than 30 Billion Dollars Set Aside for Mesothelioma and Asbestos Victims in Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts


Need a Mesothelioma Lawyer?

If you or a family member has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma or an asbestos related disease, we can help you start a Mesothelioma lawsuit against asbestos companies responsible for your injuries. Our experienced nationwide Mesothelioma lawyers will come to you.

Call our Mesothelioma Toll Free Helpline at 888.640.0914 and get help today!


Mesothelioma Lawsuit Damages

A person diagnosed with Mesothelioma may be entitled to recover compensation for the following:

Disfigurement Damages (past and future)
Economic Damages (past and future)
End of Life Cost Damages
Exemplary Damages
Funeral Expense Damages
Future Economic Damages
General Damages
Gross Negligence Damages
Loss of Companionship
Loss of Consortium Damages
Loss of Earning Capacity Damages
Loss of Life Damages
Loss of Wages Damages (past and future)
Medical Expense Damages
Mental Anguish Damages
Monetary Compensation Damages
Nominal Damages
Non-Economic Damages
Pain and Suffering Damages
Pecuniary and Non Pecuniary Damages
Physical Impairment Damages (past and future)
Punitive Damages
Treble Damages
Workers Compensation Damages
Wrongful Death Claims

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We can usually tell within a few minutes whether we can help you, and if we can’t, maybe direct you to someone who can. We are always accessible by phone, email and online chat.

We are always available to answer your questions with a phone call and will always keep you informed. We will do everything we can to ensure that you receive the highest compensation for your injuries.

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