Wexler Wallace is currently investigating cancer claims as a result of exposure to asbestos. If you or a loved one suffer from asbestos-related mesothelioma, contact our firm for a free asbestos cancer lawsuit evaluation.
Asbestos was once one of the most commonly used industrial materials. Its resistance to the elements made it an effective insulator, and manufacturers found uses for the mineral substance in hundreds of different industries. However, asbestos is highly toxic and has been linked to numerous forms of cancer including mesothelioma, adenocarcinoma, ovarian cancer, and lung cancer.
Despite what we know today about asbestos, it is still the #1 cause of work-related deaths in the world. Between 12,000 and 15,000 Americans die from asbestos related diseases each year, often decades after being exposed to asbestos. If you or a loved one have been harmed due to asbestos exposure, contact Wexler Wallace today to learn more about filing an asbestos cancer lawsuit.
Who Can File an Asbestos Cancer Lawsuit?
Because asbestos was used so heavily in multiple industries, workplace exposure may have occurred in hundreds of professions. Some of the jobs where asbestos exposure is common include:
- Auto mechanics
- Shipyard/Dock workers
- Military personnel
- Chemical/Metal/Power plant workers
- Oil refinery workers
The latency period for asbestos cancer like mesothelioma is typically between 15 and 50 years, meaning that a diagnosis can occur decades after exposure to asbestos ends. If you have worked in these or related industries and have received a diagnosis of mesothelioma or a similar cancer that has been linked to asbestos, you may have an asbestos cancer lawsuit claim. Contact Wexler Wallace to learn what you can do.
Asbestos Cancer Trust Funds
Filing an asbestos cancer lawsuit claim can be a difficult decision to make. Many victims worry about suing former employers or think their claim would be invalid because the asbestos manufacturer has filed for bankruptcy. To make sure that asbestos victims and their families are compensated, the courts ordered that manufacturers establish trust funds to ensure that families could still receive payment for their injuries.
Today, there is more than $30 billion set aside for those diagnosed with an asbestos-related condition. If you would like to learn more about filing an asbestos cancer trust fund claim, contact our experienced attorneys today.
You Have Limited Time to File an Asbestos Lawsuit
After a diagnosis or losing a loved one to an asbestos-related cancer, it can be difficult to start exploring your legal options. But it’s important to realize that each state requires a legal claim to be filed within a certain length of time known as a statute of limitation.
Each state has its own statute of limitations for personal injury and wrongful death claims, ranging from 1 to 6 years. If a claim has not been filed by your state’s deadline after diagnosis or death, you may forfeit your right to compensation.
Wexler Wallace can help you understand your state’s statute of limitations and will move swiftly on your behalf. Contact us today for a free case evaluation