Mesothelioma & Asbestos Exposure in Worcester, 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 and 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 Worcester asbestos lawyers to help you further understand your diagnosis.
Call (800) 995-1212 now to learn more. It costs nothing to speak with a member of our team.
Known Asbestos Sites in Worcester
There are over 3,000 known asbestos sites throughout Massachusetts, with more than 90 located in the city of Worcester.
Known asbestos sites in Worcester include:
These are just a few of the workplaces throughout Worcester 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 Worcester can help you determine if you may have been at risk of asbestos 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 Worcester 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 of those 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 Worcester may be able to help. Contact us today to learn more.
How a Worcester Mesothelioma Attorney Can Help You
At Sokolove Law, our Worcester 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.
We'll pursue compensation from every option available to you, which may include:
Laws called the statute of limitations limit the amount of time you have to file a mesothelioma claim — if the deadline passes, you won’t have the opportunity to file a claim again. We'll make sure all of your paperwork is filed correctly and on time.
Working with a mesothelioma lawyer in Worcester 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.
Diagnosed with Mesothelioma?
You may qualify for compensation that we can fight for on your behalf. Let us get you the money you deserve.
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Our Past Mesothelioma Settlements in Massachusetts
We have recovered over $4.8 Billion for mesothelioma clients across the country, including in Massachusetts. Our Worcester mesothelioma attorneys will work hard to make sure you receive the money you deserve.
Some of our past mesothelioma settlements and verdicts in Massachusetts include:
- $9.3 Million for the family of a U.S. Navy veteran in Massachusetts
- $5.3 Million for a client who was a victim of secondhand asbestos exposure
- $4.31 Million for a researcher and biologist at the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School
- $4 Million for a U.S. Navy veteran and shipyard worker in Marshfield
- $3.67 Million for a U.S. Marine Corps veteran in Paxton
- $1.96 Million for a union insulator in Worcester
Every mesothelioma settlement amount will vary based on the specific details of each case. That said, a Worcester asbestos exposure lawyer at Sokolove Law can fight for the most compensation possible on your behalf.
Get Help from Our Worcester Mesothelioma Lawyers
Sokolove Law was founded in Massachusetts over 40 years ago by Jim Sokolove. 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 that 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 Worcester have the resources and skills needed 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.
Our Massachusetts Offices
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Boston, MA 02108
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Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Mesothelioma Lawyer in Worcester, MA FAQs
How do I file a mesothelioma claim?
A Worcester asbestos exposure attorney with Sokolove Law can help make filing a mesothelioma claim as stress-free as possible, so you can focus on spending time with your loved ones.
Filing a 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 Worcester mesothelioma claim within any legal deadlines.
- 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 Worcester asbestos lawyer can help you pursue a mesothelioma claim.
When should I contact a Worcester mesothelioma lawyer?
It's important to contact a Worcester mesothelioma attorney as soon as possible. Each state has a statute of limitations that limits the amount of 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 Worcester mesothelioma lawyers cost?
At Sokolove Law, our mesothelioma attorneys in Worcester 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?
On average, mesothelioma settlements range between $1 Million and $1.4 Million. If the case goes to trial, mesothelioma verdicts can fall between $5 Million and $11.4 Million.
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 Worcester asbestos exposure lawyers can fight for the maximum compensation possible in your case.
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- Beaver Brook
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- Cambridge Street
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