If you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, asbestos lung cancer, or other diseases, you may qualify to file a claim and receive compensation for you illness and medical expenses.
The lawyers at Hissey Mulderig & Friend have more than 100 years of experience handling asbestos lawsuits and claims on behalf of clients across the United States. Our attorneys have the training and experience in asbestos litigation to help ensure that you achieve the best possible results in your case and receive the compensation that you deserve.
To start the process of filing your asbestos claim today, contact Hissey Mulderig & Friend by calling toll-free at 1-855-500-3734, or by filling out our free claims submission form on the left side of this page.
Mesothelioma Cancer Lawsuits
Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that can effect the lining of the lungs, heart, stomach, or testicles. When asbestos fibers become lodged in the lining of these organs, they can cause cancerous cells to form, resulting in mesothelioma.
Exposure to asbestos is the only known cause of mesothelioma cancer. Typically, workers and other individuals who have been exposed to asbestos do not begin to develop symptoms of the disease until decades after exposure.
Although many cases of mesothelioma cancer occur as a result of asbestos exposure in the workplace, mesothelioma can also occur among the loved ones of workers who brought asbestos fibers home from the job on their clothing.
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, an experienced asbestos lawyer can help you to identify the asbestos products that caused your mesothelioma cancer and help you to file a lawsuit or take legal action against the companies that were responsible for your illness.
Asbestos Lung Cancer Lawsuits
Lung cancer is the most common disease caused by asbestos exposure.
Asbestos-related lung cancer occurs when asbestos fibers are inhaled and become lodged in the lungs. As with mesothelioma, it may take decades after workers or other individuals were exposed to asbestos before the first symptoms of asbestos lung cancer are diagnosed.
In order to file an asbestos lung cancer lawsuit, it is important to prove that an individual’s illness was caused by exposure to asbestos, and not smoking or other causes.
An experienced asbestos attorney can help you prove that your lung cancer diagnosis was caused by asbestos exposure, identify the products to which you were exposed, and start the process of filing a claim against the companies that were responsible for your exposure.
Other Asbestos Lawsuits
Asbestos exposure has also been linked to other types of cancer, including laryngeal cancer, bile duct cancer, and ovarian cancer. There is also some evidence linking asbestos to an increased risk of esophageal cancer, gallbladder cancer, kidney cancer, and throat cancer.
In some cases, asbestos lung cancer may spread to other parts of the body, leading to brain cancer, bone cancer, liver cancer, adrenal cancer, cancer of the lymph nodes, or other cancers.
Workers and other individuals who have been exposed to asbestos may also develop other non-cancerous disease, including asbestosis; pleural effusions, plaques, or thickening; pleurisy; or other conditions.
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with these or other diseases that may be linked to asbestos, an attorney can help you to determine whether you may qualify to file a claim, and help you with the process of taking legal action on behalf of yourself or a loved one.
Asbestos Trust Fund Claims
Many companies that produced or used products containing asbestos were forced to create trust funds when they filed for bankruptcy protection to compensate victims of asbestos exposure.
Individuals who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, asbestos lung cancer, or other asbestos-related diseases may be eligible to file a claim with these asbestos bankruptcy trusts and receive compensation. Family members whose loved one passed away from an asbestos disease, or whose family member is too ill to take legal action, may also be eligible to file an asbestos trust claim.
There is currently about $30 billion in the asbestos trust funds available for individuals who are eligible to file a claim. The average asbestos trust payout is $126,000, with some payouts as high as $1.2 million depending on how each trust has been structured.
Start Your Claim Today
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer, asbestos lung cancer, or other diseases caused by asbestos, you may qualify to take legal action or file a claim with an asbestos bankruptcy trust.
The lawyers at Hissey Mulderig & Friend have more than 100 years of experience handling asbestos claims, and can guide you and your family through the process of filing a claim to help you get the compensation you deserve.
To start the process of filing your claim today, contact Hissey Mulderig & Friend by calling our offices toll-free at 1-855-500-3734. You can also send us a message using the free claims submission form located at the top of this page.
After we receive your message, a member of our staff will contact you for more information and help you schedule a consultation with our attorneys to start the process of filing your claim.