Asbestos Exposure Can Cause Serious and Deadly Health Issues.
Men and women who served in the military and in over 75 other occupations may suffer lifelong, debilitating, and deadly injuries due to asbestos exposure.
If you or a loved one has contracted lung cancer or mesothelioma from asbestos exposure, the legal system provides a path to receive compensation, regardless of smoking history.
Asbestos-Related Health Issues
- Mesothelioma: A rare and incurable cancer that develops in the lining of the lungs or abdomen
- Lung Cancer: Cancer that develops in the lining of the lungs
- Ovarian Cancer
- Laryngeal Cancer
Non-Cancerous Conditions include:
- Asbestosis: Inflammation and scarring of the lung tissue that prevents the lungs from expanding and relaxing normally
Who is at Risk of Exposure?
The primary group of workers exposed to asbestos include those worked in:
- Manufacturing of insulation, roofing, and building materials
- Automotive repair
- Oil refineries
- Power plants
- Steel manufacturing
Additional workers at risk include those involved in the repair, renovation, removal, or maintenance of asbestos-containing products installed decades ago.
Serving Our Country —Exposed to Asbestos
Following 9/11, approximately 40,000 rescue and recovery workers were exposed to tens of thousands of tons of asbestos dust and other toxic pollutants. These workers included firefighters, paramedics, police, and thousands of construction, utility, and public sector workers.
Justice for Asbestos Victims
Many companies that produced, distributed, or used asbestos products knew about the dangers and failed to warn their employees or the public.
Because of this, military veterans, employees, and others exposed to asbestos at work—including those exposed to second-hand asbestos—can file a legal action for compensation, even if they smoked.
Two Types of Asbestos Claims
Personal Injury Lawsuits:
Filed by a victim against the company or companies likely responsible for their asbestos exposure for specific damages due to illness, treatment, lost income, pain and suffering, and related costs
Wrongful Death Lawsuits:
Filed by a surviving member of the victim’s family for specific damages related to the death of the individual, as well as compensation for outstanding medical bills, funeral expenses, lost income potential, loss of consortium, and related costs
Do you qualify for a case?
If you or a loved one was diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer or asbestosis, you may be entitled to compensation.