Maine Mesothelioma Lawyer

Since 1979, Sokolove Law has fought hard to hold asbestos-related companies accountable for the harm they’ve caused innocent people. We’ve helped thousands of mesothelioma patients and their families in their pursuit of justice, securing over $5 Billion for clients across the country.

If you or a loved one was diagnosed with mesothelioma, our Maine asbestos lawyers are prepared to help you take action. Contact us today for a free consultation to determine if you may be eligible.

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Why Choose Sokolove Law as Your Maine Mesothelioma Law Firm?

At Sokolove Law, we believe in providing all people equal access to the justice system. Our Maine mesothelioma lawyers and attorneys have the skills, dedication, and experience needed to give your case the best possible chance of success.

Learn how Sokolove Law stands out from other firms:

  • Over 45 Years of Experience: Since 1979, Sokolove Law has helped mesothelioma victims and their families fight for justice against the companies that have caused them harm.
  • Billions of Dollars in Results: Our mesothelioma law firm has secured over $5 Billion for victims of asbestos exposure.
  • Thousands Helped Nationwide: We've handled over 8,600 cases and can help clients in all 50 states.
  • No Financial Risk: We provide free legal case reviews, and there are no hourly or out-of-pocket costs to work with us. Our team only gets paid if you do.

Our mesothelioma law firm will assign a team of experienced individuals to work on your case, including a firm shareholder, asbestos attorneys, a registered nurse, paralegals, investigators, and more.

Call (800) 647-3434 now to find out if our Maine mesothelioma attorneys can help your family. It costs nothing to speak with us.

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Asbestos Exposure & Mesothelioma in Maine

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was widely used in thousands of products throughout the 20th century due to its strength and heat-resistant properties.

However, asbestos has since been linked to dangerous health conditions like: 

After being inhaled or ingested, asbestos fibers can become lodged in the lining of certain organs and irritate healthy tissues and cells. Over time, the tissues and cells that have been affected by asbestos may mutate and become cancerous.

Mesothelioma can be difficult to diagnose because its symptoms are so similar to those of other illnesses. Symptoms also may not appear for 20-50 years after the initial exposure.

Sokolove Law has registered nurses on staff who can help you understand your mesothelioma diagnosis and treatment options.

We are dedicated to helping those impacted by mesothelioma and asbestos in Maine pursue justice and compensation.

Contact us today to learn how mesothelioma lawyers in Maine may be able to help you and your family navigate an asbestos lawsuit.

List of Maine Asbestos Job Sites

Throughout Maine, there are over 540 known sites that have been linked to asbestos exposure.

Asbestos exposure in Maine may have occurred at many work sites, including: 

It is important to note that this list does not reflect the current conditions of these locations. Many sites have since removed all asbestos-containing materials.

Use our free asbestos exposure job site database to see if you may have been exposed to asbestos while at work.

An asbestos attorney in Maine can help determine if you may have been at risk of exposure at any of these sites.

Maine Jobs at Risk of Asbestos Exposure

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most asbestos exposures happen at work.

Since asbestos is more likely to be found at certain job sites or in certain materials, some occupations can put workers at an increased risk of developing mesothelioma.

Jobs at risk of asbestos exposure include:

  • Auto or aircraft mechanics
  • Boilermakers
  • Cabinet makers
  • Carpenters
  • Construction workers
  • Custodial and maintenance workers
  • Drywall installers
  • Electricians
  • Factory workers
  • Firefighters
  • Insulators
  • Miners
  • Painters
  • Plumbers
  • Shipyard workers
  • U.S. military service members

Even people who have not directly worked around asbestos can be diagnosed with mesothelioma. Often, this is due to secondhand exposure to asbestos.

Secondhand exposure happens when someone who works around asbestos or asbestos products unknowingly brings the fibers home on their clothes or in their hair, potentially exposing their entire household.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, our team may be able to pursue compensation on your behalf. Contact us today to learn more.

Billions Recovered Nationwide

At Sokolove Law, we’ve recovered over $5 Billion for thousands of mesothelioma patients and their families nationwide. Let us get you the results you deserve.

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Ways a Maine Asbestos Lawyer Can Help

Our mesothelioma lawyers in Maine can help clients pursue compensation through a variety of avenues. Many have started to receive money in as few as 90 days.

Learn about mesothelioma lawsuits, asbestos trust funds, and VA benefits for mesothelioma below.

Mesothelioma Lawsuits

By working with Sokolove Law to file a mesothelioma lawsuit in Maine, you can get help:

  • Identifying the asbestos-containing products you were exposed to
  • Holding the companies that manufactured those products accountable for your illness
  • Pursuing life-changing amounts of compensation for your treatment and family

Over 99% of mesothelioma lawsuits result in settlements, which means many of our clients never have to step foot in court in order to receive compensation.

$1M - $1.4M

Average Mesothelioma Settlement Amount

Our Maine mesothelioma attorneys can also help families file an asbestos claim after the death of their loved one.

Asbestos Trust Funds

When the dangers of asbestos were made public, thousands began to file lawsuits against the companies that had knowingly exposed them to this toxic mineral.

Many companies attempted to declare bankruptcy to avoid paying, but the U.S. government ordered these companies to establish asbestos trust funds for victims of asbestos exposure.

$30 Billion

Estimated Amount in Asbestos Trust Funds

Asbestos trust fund claims don't require you to go to court, and you may be able to access compensation from multiple trust funds if you were exposed to a variety of asbestos-containing products.

VA Claims for Mesothelioma

If you or your loved one developed mesothelioma as a result of asbestos exposure during military service, you may be able to file a claim for VA benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

$3,700+

VA Monthly Payment for Mesothelioma, Plus Free Health Care

Our VA-accredited lawyers can help you prepare your claim, even if you have been denied benefits in the past. Filing a mesothelioma lawsuit will not have any impact on your VA claim.

How to File a Maine Mesothelioma Lawsuit

When you work with Sokolove Law, we strive to make filing a Maine mesothelioma lawsuit as stress-free as possible for you and your family.

If you have a case, our mesothelioma attorneys can handle every step of the legal process for you, so you can focus on your health and your loved ones.

1. Contact Sokolove Law

At Sokolove Law, we can provide you with a free legal consultation to determine if you may be eligible to file a claim.

During your consultation, we will ask you questions about your life and work history to determine how you were exposed to asbestos.

If you have a case, we can travel to meet you at a time and location of your choosing at no cost to you.

Our team understands how difficult a mesothelioma diagnosis can be and how quickly medical bills can pile up. That’s why we work to get started on your case as quickly as possible — often within 24 hours of your initial call.

Call us at (800) 647-3434 now to get started.

“I was shocked at how fast Sokolove Law called me. Two days later, they were meeting with me at my house. I was in a mild shock, but it was a good shock.”
– Dennis, Firm Mesothelioma Client

2. We’ll Gather the Evidence for Your Case

Asbestos exposure can take place 20-50 years before a mesothelioma diagnosis, which can make identifying the manufacturer of the asbestos-containing products you were exposed to difficult.

Thankfully, Sokolove Law has decades of experience working on mesothelioma cases, which has allowed us to compile a warehouse of evidence on:

  • Known sites of asbestos exposure
  • Asbestos-containing products
  • The companies that may have put you in harm's way

We can use our experience and evidence to identify the manufacturers responsible for your exposure and build a strong legal case on your behalf.

3. File a Maine Mesothelioma Claim

By working with an experienced legal team, you can get help filing your mesothelioma claim and ensuring that all deadlines are met and the paperwork for your case is properly submitted.

When you work with Sokolove Law, we will pursue compensation through all of the avenues available to you in order to maximize the amount of money you receive.

4. Negotiate a Mesothelioma Settlement

Your Maine asbestos attorney may be able to negotiate a mesothelioma settlement with the asbestos manufacturer on your behalf.

While the majority of cases end in a settlement, your team at Sokolove Law is also prepared to go to trial and present your case in court if needed.

There, a judge and jury will hear your case and decide how much compensation you may receive through a mesothelioma verdict.

"Our clients could receive compensation in as few as 6 weeks. The more likelihood is 2 or 3 months, and then you'll probably continue receiving various compensation for another year."
– Ricky LeBlanc, Managing Attorney at Sokolove Law

Our Past Maine Mesothelioma Settlement Amounts

Our experienced mesothelioma attorneys have secured over $5 Billion for victims of asbestos exposure across the country.

A few of our past Maine mesothelioma settlement amounts and verdicts include:

  • $3.51 Million for a laborer in Machias
  • $2.77 Million for a U.S. Navy veteran and heavy equipment operator in York
  • $2.42 Million for a union sheetmetal worker in Wiscasset
  • $2.13 Million for a small engine mechanic in Blaine
  • $2.12 Million for a U.S. Navy veteran in Portland

It’s important to note that mesothelioma compensation is not guaranteed in any case, and settlement amounts will vary based on the facts and circumstances surrounding each individual case.

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Let Our Maine Mesothelioma Lawyers Fight for You

At Sokolove Law, we understand how truly devastating a diagnosis of mesothelioma can be. Let us put our resources to work for you in your fight for justice.

Our firm has over 45 years of experience helping mesothelioma patients and their families pursue compensation from the companies responsible for their asbestos exposure.

Additionally, there are no upfront or out-of-pocket costs — we only get paid if you do, so there’s no financial risk to taking legal action.

Call us at (800) 647-3434 or fill out our contact form for a free case review now. Our team is standing by 24/7 to help with any questions you may have.

Sokolove Law Affiliations and Recognition

Our Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Justice

Recognition

  • National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Top 10 Asbestos & Mesothelioma Trial Lawyers
  • U.S. News & World Report - 2022 Best Law Firms / Best Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell - 2022 Peer-Reviewed for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability

Sokolove Law Local Reviews

  • Better Business Bureau® (BBB): A+ Rating since 2013
  • Average Google Rating: 4.6/5

Local Maine Areas We Serve

While Sokolove Law has offices located across the country, our firm proudly serves people throughout the state of Maine. Our mesothelioma attorneys in Maine can travel to you at no cost if you have a case.

Sokolove Law serves locations across Maine, including:

  • Auburn
  • Augusta
  • Bangor
  • Bath
  • Belfast
  • Berwick
  • Biddeford
  • Brewer
  • Brunswick
  • Buxton
  • Cape Elizabeth
  • Caribou
  • Cumberland
  • Eliot
  • Ellsworth
  • Fairfield
  • Falmouth
  • Farmington
  • Freeport
  • Gorham
  • Gray
  • Hampden
  • Herman
  • Kennebunk
  • Kittery
  • Lebanon
  • Lewiston
  • Lisbon
  • Old Orchard Beach
  • Old Town
  • Orono
  • Portland
  • Presque Isle
  • Rockland
  • Saco
  • Sanford
  • Scarborough
  • Skowhegan
  • South Berwick
  • South Portland
  • Standish
  • Topsham
  • Waterboro
  • Waterville
  • Wells
  • Westbrook
  • Windham
  • Winslow
  • Yarmouth
  • York

Maine Mesothelioma Legal Questions

How do I file a mesothelioma lawsuit in Maine?

When you work with Sokolove Law, we strive to make filing a mesothelioma lawsuit as stress-free as possible for you and your family.

If you have a case, our Maine mesothelioma attorneys can handle every step of the legal process for you, so you can focus on your health and your loved ones.

There are several steps to follow when filing a mesothelioma lawsuit: 

  1. Call (800) 647-3434 or fill out our contact form for a free case review.
  2. If you have a case, we’ll gather evidence regarding your work history, exposure to asbestos, and diagnosis.
  3. We’ll file a legal claim on your behalf against those responsible for your asbestos exposure.
  4. We’ll negotiate a settlement on your behalf — over 99% of our mesothelioma cases result in a settlement out of court.
  5. If a settlement cannot be reached, we'll fight on your behalf in court before a judge and jury for a verdict.

How much does a Maine asbestos attorney cost?

At Sokolove Law, there are no upfront or out-of-pocket costs to work with our Maine asbestos exposure lawyers.

We work on a contingency basis, which means we only get paid if your case results in compensation.

How much is a mesothelioma settlement worth?

The average mesothelioma settlement ranges from $1 Million to $1.4 Million, while the average mesothelioma verdict is between $5 Million and $11.4 Million.

It is important to remember that mesothelioma case values will vary depending on various factors, like the severity of the person’s illness and how prolonged their exposure to asbestos was.

Our Maine asbestos lawyers can fight for the maximum compensation possible in your case.

How quickly can my Maine asbestos lawyer get compensation?

Many clients start receiving compensation in as few as 90 days, with additional checks coming in over the next year or so until the case is fully resolved.

While the mesothelioma payout timeline will vary based on the specific details of each case, our Maine asbestos lawyers will work hard to get you the most compensation as quickly as possible.

How long do I have to file a mesothelioma lawsuit in Maine?

In Maine, you only have 2-6 years to file a mesothelioma lawsuit due to laws called the statute of limitations. This time limit varies depending on if you’re the victim or their surviving family member.

Once the deadline passes, however, you won’t be able to pursue compensation for mesothelioma again.

Contact Sokolove Law as soon as possible, so you don’t miss your chance. Even if you think it’s too late, we may still be able to help.

Can family members take legal action if a loved one passes away from mesothelioma?

Yes. Family members can take legal action by filing a wrongful death lawsuit after a loved one passes away from mesothelioma.

Those who may be eligible include:

  • Spouses
  • Children
  • Parents
  • Estate representatives

Compensation from a wrongful death lawsuit can help families pay for remaining medical bills, funeral expenses, lost wages, and more.

Will my asbestos lawsuit be filed as a class action?

Mesothelioma class action lawsuits are rarely filed today because they often don’t provide families with as much compensation for cancer treatment and other expenses.

Instead, your asbestos lawsuit will be filed individually. This will allow your attorney to give your case the personal attention it deserves while fighting for the most compensation possible.

Maine Zip Codes We Serve

As a national law firm, Sokolove Law can help mesothelioma patients and their families wherever they may be in the U.S., including across the state of Maine.

Some of the zip codes we serve in Maine include: 

  • 03901
  • 03904
  • 03908
  • 03909
  • 04002
  • 04005
  • 04011
  • 04032
  • 04038
  • 04039
  • 04043
  • 04046
  • 04062
  • 04064
  • 04072
  • 04073
  • 04074
  • 04084
  • 04086
  • 04090
  • 04092
  • 04093
  • 04096
  • 04101
  • 04102
  • 04103
  • 04105
  • 04106
  • 04107
  • 04210
  • 04240
  • 04280
  • 04330
  • 04345
  • 04401
  • 04412
  • 04444
  • 04468
  • 04473
  • 04530
  • 04605
  • 04730
  • 04736
  • 04769
  • 04841
  • 04901
  • 04915
  • 04938
  • 04963
  • 04976

If you or a loved one was diagnosed with mesothelioma, call (800) 647-3434 today for a free legal consultation.

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  4. United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). “Asbestos.” Retrieved from https://www.epa.gov/asbestos. Accessed on April 3, 2023.