Mesothelioma & Asbestos Exposure in Boston, MA
Asbestos exposure is the only known cause of mesothelioma. When asbestos fibers are inhaled or ingested, they can become lodged in the linings of organs and irritate healthy tissue.
Decades of irritation from asbestos fibers cause cells to mutate and become cancerous. It can take roughly 20-50 years for symptoms of mesothelioma or other asbestos-related diseases like lung cancer to appear after initial exposure to asbestos.
Since initial symptoms are similar to those of common illnesses, mesothelioma is often not diagnosed until it has advanced.
Initial symptoms of mesothelioma can include:
- Abdominal or chest pain
- Loss of appetite
- Shortness of breath
- Weight loss
Tell your doctor immediately if you begin experiencing any of these symptoms and have a history of asbestos exposure.
We have nurses on staff that work with our Boston asbestos lawyers to help you understand your diagnosis, symptoms, and treatment options.
Call (800) 995-1212 now to learn more. It costs nothing to speak with a member of our team.
Known Asbestos Sites in Boston
There are over 3,000 known asbestos sites throughout Massachusetts, with over 600 located in Boston.
Known asbestos sites in Boston include:
These are just a few workplaces throughout Boston where asbestos has been found. Please note: Some of these sites previously contained asbestos and may have since removed it from their buildings.
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 Boston can help determine if you may have been at risk of exposure at any of these sites.
Learn More About Your Legal Options
Our experienced mesothelioma lawyers can help you understand your legal options during a free case review. Let us get you the money you deserve.
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At-Risk Boston Asbestos Jobs
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most asbestos exposures happen in the workplace. Certain job sites and occupations may have exposed employees to asbestos through different products, materials, and locations.
Some of the occupations most at risk of asbestos exposure include:
- Auto or aircraft mechanics
- Cabinet makers
- Construction workers
- Custodial and maintenance workers
- Drywall installers
- Factory workers
- Shipyard workers
- U.S. military service members
Unfortunately, family members working high-risk jobs may have also been exposed to asbestos through secondhand exposure. Someone who works with or around asbestos fibers can unknowingly bring the fibers home on their clothing or hair, which may put the whole household at risk.
If you or a loved one developed mesothelioma, our asbestos lawyers in Boston may be able to help. Contact us today to learn more.
How a Boston Mesothelioma Lawyer Can Help You
If you have a case, our Boston mesothelioma lawyers can handle every step of the legal process for you — from finding the evidence in your case to filing the lawsuit on your behalf.
This way, you can focus on what matters most: your health and your loved ones.
As part of this process, your legal team can seek compensation from all of the avenues available to you, which may include:
Laws called the statute of limitations limit the time you have to file a mesothelioma claim — if the deadline passes, you won’t have the opportunity to file a claim again. We can work with you to ensure your paperwork is filed correctly and on time.
Working with Boston mesothelioma lawyers can also help maximize your compensation. We have a track record of success against big corporations that may have been responsible for your asbestos exposure.
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Our Past Mesothelioma Settlements in Massachusetts
We have recovered over $4.8 Billion for clients across the country and millions of dollars in compensation for our clients in Massachusetts. Our Boston mesothelioma attorneys will work hard to ensure you get the money you deserve.
Some of our past mesothelioma settlements in Massachusetts include:
- Over $5.3 Million for a client who was exposed to asbestos secondhand
- $1.3 Million for a boilermaker and union member who was diagnosed with mesothelioma
- $2.4 Million for a patient who did home remodeling and worked with clutches and brakes
It is important to remember that every mesothelioma settlement amount will vary based on the specific details of each case. That said, a Boston mesothelioma lawyer at Sokolove Law can fight for the most compensation possible on your behalf.
Get Help from Our Boston Mesothelioma Law Firm
Over 40 years ago, Sokolove Law was founded by Jim Sokolove in Boston, Massachusetts. Jim’s mission was to help people from all walks of life access the justice and compensation they deserve, and we continue to honor that mission to this day.
At Sokolove Law, we know the pain and suffering a mesothelioma diagnosis can bring. We have a long track record of holding those responsible for that suffering accountable, securing more than $4.8 Billion on behalf of mesothelioma patients and their families.
Our mesothelioma lawyers in Boston have the resources and skills to help you seek justice and compensation for your injuries.
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.
Find out if you have a case for free by calling (800) 995-1212 or filling out our contact form today.
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Mesothelioma Lawyer in Boston FAQs
How do I file a mesothelioma claim in Boston?
A Boston asbestos attorney with Sokolove Law can help make filing a mesothelioma claim as stress-free as possible so that you can focus on spending time with your loved ones.
Filing a successful mesothelioma lawsuit has several essential steps:
- Call (800) 995-1212 or fill out our contact form for a free case review.
- If you have a case, we’ll work with you to gather evidence about your asbestos exposure history and medical records.
- We’ll file your claim in a court of law and contact those responsible for your asbestos exposure.
- We’ll negotiate a mesothelioma settlement on your behalf — over 99% of our mesothelioma claims result in settlements before ever reaching the inside of a courtroom.
- If a settlement cannot be reached, we will fight for you in court.
Contact Sokolove Law today to see if a Boston mesothelioma lawyer can help you pursue a mesothelioma claim.
When should I contact a Boston mesothelioma lawyer?
It is essential to contact a Boston mesothelioma attorney as soon as possible. Each state has a statute of limitations limiting the time you have to file a mesothelioma lawsuit.
While this length of time varies by state, one aspect remains constant: Once the deadline passes, you won’t have the opportunity to file a claim again.
Our mesothelioma lawyers can ensure that all of the logistics and paperwork for your claim are taken care of.
How much do Boston mesothelioma lawyers cost?
At Sokolove Law, our mesothelioma attorneys in Boston work on a contingency basis, which means there are no upfront costs or hourly fees.
We only get paid if we successfully secure compensation for you through an asbestos trust fund claim or mesothelioma litigation.
Fill out our contact form today for a free, no-obligation consultation.
What is the average settlement amount for mesothelioma?
Average mesothelioma settlements fall between $1 Million and $1.4 Million, while mesothelioma verdicts award between $5 Million and $11.4 Million on average.
It is important to note that mesothelioma case values may vary based on several factors, like what product(s) you were exposed to and the severity of your illness.
Our Boston mesothelioma lawyers can fight for the maximum compensation possible in your case.
Sokolove Law Affiliations and Recognition
Our Professional Affiliations
- American Association of Justice
- Massachusetts State Bar Association (Located in Boston, MA)
- National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers
- Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
- 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 Service Areas
Wherever you are, we're ready to work with you and serve you and your family.
- Fall River
- New Bedford
- And more
Boston Neighborhoods We Serve
- Back Bay
- Beacon Hill/West End
- Downtown Boston
- East Boston
- Hyde Park
- Jamaica Plain
- Mission Hill
- North End
- South Boston
- South End/Bay Village
- West Roxbury
Boston Zip Codes We Serve
Cities We Serve Surrounding Boston
- Arlington, MA
- Belmont, MA
- Brookline, MA
- Cambridge, MA
- Chelsea, MA
- Everett, MA
- Malden, MA
- Medford, MA
- Melrose, MA
- Milton, MA
- Revere, MA
- Somerville, MA
- Watertown, MA
- Winchester, MA
- Winthrop, MA
- Worcester, MA