Asbestos was used in a wide range of products throughout the 1970s. Manufacturers relied on this naturally occurring mineral as a cost effective way to make their products stronger as well as fire resistant. These qualities made asbestos a useful addition to building materials, protective gear, insulation, and more.
However, when airborne, tiny asbestos fibers can be inhaled, causing mesothelioma, a serious and fatal cancer. We have helped members of the U.S. military and various trades and occupations that are at a higher risk of asbestos exposure, including:
- Assembly Line Workers
- Automotive Workers / Repairmen
- Construction Workers
- Demolition Workers
- HVAC Technicians
- Plant Workers and Technicians
- Ship Builders
You May Be Eligible for a Portion of $30 Billion in Court-Ordered Trusts
An estimated $30 Billion in court-ordered trust money has been set aside to help victims of asbestos exposure cover medical expenses, lost wages, and other living expenses. Mesothelioma claims are placed against the manufacturers of asbestos-containing products, not the U.S. military or U.S. government.
What if I was self-employed?
You have rights too. Since mesothelioma claims are placed against the manufacturers of asbestos-containing products anyone who was exposed to asbestos from these products and later developed an asbestos-related disease may qualify for compensation. If you owned your own business, worked for a small company, or a large corporation, call today to see if you qualify.