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Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer only caused by exposure to asbestos. There are approximately 3,200 new cases of mesothelioma diagnosed each year in the United States. We can help you find the appropriate medical care for your mesothelioma, as well as obtain the substantial money compensation you deserve.

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Lung Cancer

Asbestos exposure is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. Even though you may have been a cigarette smoker, your lung cancer may also have been caused by exposure to asbestos. We can help you determine whether your lung cancer may have been caused by exposure to asbestos.

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Larynx Cance

Approximately 8,500 individuals in the United States develop larynx cancer each year, and many of these cancers are caused by exposure to asbestos. We can help you find the right the medical care for your cancer, and obtain substantial compensation for your cancer.

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Esophageal Cancer

The link between cancer of the esophagus and asbestos exposure has been known for many decades. Studies indicate that exposure to asbestos increases the risk of esophageal cancer upwards of five times. We can help you get the proper medical treatment, and hold those responsible for your cancer.

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Colon Cancer

Colon cancer was first linked to asbestos exposure back in the 1960s. Colon cancer victims are entitled to substantial monetary compensation. We can help you obtain that compensation, along with the medical care you need.

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Asbestosis

Exposure to asbestos causes two major types of non-cancerous diseases: Pulmonary asbestosis and asbestos-related pleural disease. These conditions can cause severe lung and breathing problems. Substantial compensation is still available for these diseases, and we can help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

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Congress Seeks to Delay Compensation for Asbestos Victims

Millions of U.S. workers have been injured or killed due to asbestos exposure, whose risks were often concealed by companies more concerned with profit than the welfare of human beings. Lawmakers in the House of Representatives recently introduced the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency Act (FACT) of 2013, an innocuously named bill that would make it more difficult for victims of asbestos exposure to receive the compensation they desperately need and deserve. The bill’s background makes for interesting reading:

  • In 1994, Congress passed legislation allowing asbestos companies to set up asbestos victim trusts to pay the present and future claims against them and to go through reorganization in bankruptcy.
  • Many companies declared bankruptcy and established asbestos victim trusts.
  • Declaring bankruptcy and establishing the trusts has protected the companies financially, allowing those that caused devastating harm to workers and their families to fully recover and remain financially solvent.
  • Although the asbestos bankruptcy trusts appear to be for the benefit of the victims, FACT increases the burden on claimants of asbestos trusts to supply personal information and allows asbestos companies to demand information from the trusts for almost any reason, slowing down compensation to victims who are often seriously ill.

The Alliance for Justice (ALJ) has named FACT the “Delay Till They Die” Act. The bill claims to increase transparency and serve as an antidote to supposed fraud and abuse. However, the bill appears to do little more than aid companies responsible for putting hard-working individuals at risk by creating a mechanism that forces victims to wait longer for payment of their claims.

The ALJ notes that allegations of double-dipping and fraud are wildly overestimated by the proponents of the bill. Further, a RAND Corporation study found that the median payment made by trusts is very small  — 25 percent of the value of the claim. If you’ve been exposed to asbestos, you need a skilled attorney to fight for the fair compensation you deserve.

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