Asbestos Lawsuit FAQs

How was I exposed to asbestos?

While asbestos is no longer used today due to the health risks, workers may still face exposure from asbestos that has not been properly removed and disposed. Workers in the following types of industries were often exposed to asbestos: mining, insulation, shipbuilding, pipe fitting, plumbing, power generation, construction, textiles, auto repair, railroads and appliance repair.

I didn't work with asbestos on my job. How was I exposed?
Asbestos is a pervasive product, not only in the trades, but also in schools, homes, and public buildings, where nontradesman may be exposed under certain conditions. Family members may be exposed to asbestos fibers on the clothes of workers. People who live or work near sites containing asbestos may be exposed to airborne particles. Asbestos was also used in many consumer products such as hairdryers.

Who should be held liable for the cause of my mesothelioma?
If you have contracted mesothelioma as a result of your exposure to asbestos, you can expect to face potentially excessive medical costs associated with the treatment of your disease. Lawsuits can seek compensation from companies that use asbestos, remove asbestos, disturb asbestos or dispose of asbestos. Our attorneys also seek compensation from companies that make products containing asbestos.

What if a company is no longer in business?
You may still have a claim even if the asbestos company has gone out of business or filed for bankruptcy.

My husband died from mesothelioma. Can I seek compensation?
You may have a wrongful death claim. Contact an experienced lawyer to find out.

What damages can I recover for my asbestos-related illness?
Every case is unique. Depending on the extent of harm you faced, the medical attention required and the hindrance that is now placed on your life, there is a certain standard of compensation you deserve. In some cases, a settlement can be made out of court but it is important in these circumstances to not settle for less than you deserve.

What will it cost to file a case regarding an asbestos-related disease?
Many lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, which means you will not pay any money upfront, and you will only pay your legal costs if you win your case and receive your compensation. The attorney fees are taken directly from the compensation you receive.

Are there time limits that apply to filing an asbestos claim?
Each state operates on different statutes of limitations. Many states have a statute of limitations that begins on the date you were diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease or your family member died. Contact our attorneys as soon as possible.