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Tradesmen are more likely to be exposed to asbestos that causes mesothelioma. There is $30 billion for mesothelioma victims.

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Corporations Negligently Exposed Employees to Asbestos That Causes Mesothelioma

More than 3,000 cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed in the U.S. each year. Mesothelioma is a malignant tumor caused by long-term exposure to microscopic asbestos fibers.

Over time, as a person inhales or ingests asbestos fibers, the fibers become lodged in the lining of the lungs, abdomen, or heart.

The lodged fibers damage mesothelial cells, causing inflammation. Eventually, the damaged mesothelium forms tumors leading to mesothelioma.

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Process of Mesothelioma

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  • Due to the way mesothelioma develops, it can take decades from asbestos exposure to getting a mesothelioma diagnosis.
  • Even if you haven't been exposed to asbestos in many years, you might still be entitled to compensation from the corporations that negligently caused your illness.

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Mesothelioma Is Incurable and Expensive to Treat

Most mesothelioma cases affect the lungs, but meso can also affect the lining of the abdomen, heart, and testes. Meso is incurable but will sometimes respond to chemotherapy.

Common symptoms include:

  • Dry cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest or abdomen pain
  • Fever
  • Night sweats
  • Pleural effusion
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness
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Trade Workers Have an Increased Risk of Mesothelioma

Companies began using asbestos in industrial settings in the 1930s. It wasn't until the 1970s that the risks of asbestos exposure became obvious and corporations should have protected their employees from exposure.

Certain populations are more likely to develop mesothelioma from occupational exposure. If you worked in one of these trades, you have an increased likelihood of developing mesothelioma.

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Common professions to exposure in the workplace

  • Military personnel
  • Firefighters
  • Miners
  • Construction workers
  • Plumbers
  • Boiler workers
  • Electricians
  • Chimney sweeps
  • HVAC technicians

Family members of workers in these industries have also been diagnosed with mesothelioma from secondary exposure. For example, a spouse who does laundry can be exposed to asbestos fibers on a worker's clothes and later develop mesothelioma.

More Than $30 Billion Is Available for Mesothelioma Victims in Trust Funds

Getting a mesothelioma diagnosis can be devastating both emotionally and financially. Mesothelioma treatments can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Diagnostic costs alone can be in the tens of thousands. Add to that surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, and the costs of dealing with mesothelioma can far exceed what most families can afford.

Financial compensation is available to pay medical bills and cover lost wages, among other expenses. Compensation can come from an asbestos trust fund, the VA, or by filing a lawsuit.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can file an asbestos trust fund claim?

  • People exposed to asbestos who are later diagnosed with asbestos-related illness, such as mesothelioma.
  • Families of mesothelioma patients who are deceased.
  • Families of mesothelioma patients who are too sick to file on their own behalf.
  • Lawyers representing any of the above.

How do I file an asbestos trust fund claim?

Hiring a mesothelioma lawyer will increase your chance of getting compensation for your losses and also increase the amount of compensation you receive.

With their extensive experience dealing with asbestos trusts, mesothelioma lawyers can more efficiently resolve your claim than you could alone.

What is my mesothelioma claim worth?

Mesothelioma claims are sometimes worth millions of dollars. Your recovery will depend on the unique facts and circumstances of your case.

Because mesothelioma is a signature injury of asbestos exposure, the most important things for you to prove are:

  1. A mesothelioma diagnosis by a physician
  2. Where and when you were exposed to asbestos.

Your lawyer will take several factors into account in determining the value of your claim.

The amounts available from a trust vary depending on the initial payment schedule established for the fund and the current payout percentage.

A trustee handling the fund will be able to give you or your lawyer more detailed information concerning the value of your claim and potential payout.

The best performing asbestos trusts include:

  • Pittsburgh Corning
  • Harbison-Walker Refractories Company
  • W.R. Grace
  • U.S. Gypsum Company
  • Owens Corning
  • Western MacArthur

Depending on your work history, you could be entitled to compensation from multiple trusts. Speaking with a mesothelioma lawyer is the best way to determine which trusts you're eligible for and how much compensation is available.

Mesothelioma lawyers don't charge a fee unless you win a damages award.

There are no up-front costs associated with hiring a mesothelioma lawyer.

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, sign up today for a free consultation because your family will need the compensation available for your injuries.

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