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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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What to Expect When Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit

If you are diagnosed with mesothelioma resulting from asbestos exposure, you may consider filing a mesothelioma lawsuit against the parties responsible for your asbestos exposure.

Those who suffer from mesothelioma after working with asbestos typically have a very good chance of recovering significant money damages — either from an asbestos victims’ trust fund/insurance company designated to take on liability for the company, or from the company that manufactured the asbestos.

Mesothelioma can take decades to develop after asbestos exposure — typically 10 to 40 years. For this reason, the statute of limitations, which places a strict time limit on how long a person has to file legal action after an event has occurred, begins on the date of your mesothelioma diagnosis.

  • In Pennsylvania, the statute of limitations is two years, so it’s important to act quickly once a diagnosis has been obtained.
  • If a person is filing a wrongful death action on behalf of a victim who has already died, the statute of limitations usually begins on the date of the victim’s death. These lawsuits, while different from typical mesothelioma cases, can also result in significant money damages.

It’s important to be aware that mesothelioma victims are not legally allowed to file or join in class action lawsuits because each victim’s prognosis and medical history is different. For this reason, each mesothelioma case needs to be filed individually.

Most often, mesothelioma cases are settled outside of court, before reaching a jury. The process can move much more quickly — usually settled within a year — if the victim has gathered all of the relevant facts about his or her employment history and medical condition before the case begins. However, in some situations, the case can take at least two years. Fortunately, most states understand that mesothelioma victims have short life expectancies and make an effort to process their lawsuits quickly.

If you have developed mesothelioma resulting from asbestos exposure, it’s important to take action as quickly as possible by meeting with a skilled Philadelphia personal injury attorney.  

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