Frequently Asked Questions

What is Asbestos?

Asbestos is a class of minerals that are found in sedimentary deposits around the world.  Asbestos has been used in thousands of everyday products ranging from paint to gaskets for many years.  Its widespread use was attributed to its strength and fire resistance.

When asbestos is disturbed or damaged, small fibers can break away and float like dust into the air.  If these fibers are inhaled, they can settle into the lungs and over several years cause life threatening health problems.

What is Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos.  Cancer cells develop in the mesothelium, a thin layer of tissue that covers the majority of the body’s internal organs.  There are four types.  Pleural Malignant Mesothelioma (lung), Peritoneal Mesothelioma (abdomen), Percardial Mesothelioma (heart), and Tunica usginilas (testicles).

What is Asbestosis?

Asbestosis is caused by the inhalation of asbestos fibers, and results in the permanent scarring of the lung tissue.  This reduces total lung capacity, and makes it more difficult to breathe.  This condition is life threatening.

How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Mesothelioma Attorney?

Our Law Firm handles mesothelioma lawsuit cases on a contingency fee basis which means that we only get paid for our legal services if there is a monetary recovery for you or your family.  That means that there are no up front or out of pocket expenses for you.

How Long do I have to File a Mesothelioma Lawsuit?

Each state has a statute of limitations (time limits) that governs how long you have to file a lawsuit.  If you do not file your case within that time frame, you may be barred forever from filing a claim.  You should consult with a mesothelioma attorney to determine what your state’s applicable statute is.

Is it possible to file a lawsuit on behalf of my deceased spouse?

It depends on where you live.  Some states will allow a spouse or other family member to bring a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of a deceased loved one.

How Many People Have Been Exposed to Asbestos?

Some estimates say that over 11 million people have been exposed to asbestos since the 1940s.

Who is at Risk?

Occupational exposure to asbestos is the most likely cause of mesothelioma.

What if I am a smoker?

You can still have a uslid claim.  Smoking does not appear to increase the risk of mesothelioma.

I’m a veteran with mesothelioma, will you be suing the military?

No, we are only interested in the companies and corporations that produced the asbestos materials.  We do not sue the government or the military.

Will I have to travel?

No.  Your attorney will come to you and go to court on your behalf.

How much is my case worth?

Our of respect for our clients priuscy, we do not publish verdicts or settlements.  If you want further details, please contact us.

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