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Asbestos & Mesothelioma News

TIME LIMITS ON FILING A LAWSUIT

At least once a week we are contacted by someone whose loved one was diagnosed with lung cancer or mesothelioma more than 2 years ago and they want to know if we can help them. Unfortunately the answer is “no”. All states have time limits for filing lawsuits. In most states you only have 2 years from the date that you were diagnosed with a disease to file a lawsuit against the parties that caused the disease. For example, if you are diagnosed with lung cancer on May 3, 2013, your last day to file a lawsuit will be May...

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Lung cancer and asbestos

It’s very important to remember that while smoking causes lung cancer, exposure to asbestos multiplies a smoker’s risk of getting cancer. When someone who has been a smoker is diagnosed with lung cancer the Dr. will almost always tell the person that smoking caused the cancer. This occurs even though the Dr. never asked the patient whether he or she was exposed to asbestos. Since the doctor has no other information to go on, he or she automatically says that smoking was the cause. The facts however are that although smokers have a 10 fold risk of getting cancer compared to...

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Asbestos Awareness Week: April 1 – 7, 2013

Asbestos Awareness Week starts today. The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) is kicking off this global campaign of education and awareness about the risks of asbestos and the need for a ban with a candlelight vigil. Throughout the week. they’ll be presenting information from doctors, activists, and victims of asbestos diseases. Each day, ADAO is sharing a new fact about asbestos. Today’s fact: Asbestos is a known human carcinogen and there is no safe level of asbestos exposure. It’s a fact we know all too well, having helped clients who were exposed in large quantities for years, and those for whom a few...

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Case Review: Recent Client Results

Mesothelioma and asbestos compensation amounts vary greatly, based on factors like age at diagnosis, the extent of injury, and the laws in various states. Our asbestos lawyers would be happy to discuss your case with you in more detail so as to provide an idea of what similiar cases to yours have recovered. Our extensive knowledge and experience over the years in asbestos litigation, as well as the skill of our lawyers has allowed us to achieve these recent results for some of our clients: $2.6 million to a living mesothelioma victim who worked at Weirton Steel. $2.2 million to the...

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Abrams v. Pneumo Abex Corp., et al.

Pennsylvanians who filed claims for nonmalignant asbestos disease prior to 1992 and are now suffering from an asbestos-related cancer have the right to file new claims based on their new diagnosis. Before 1992, Pennsylvania law required any person injured by asbestos exposure to file one single lawsuit to seek to recover any and all damages related to his asbestos injury, including damages for fear of developing cancer in the future. If the worker did, in fact, develop asbestos-related cancer at a later time, he was not permitted to file a second new action to recover damages for that new injury. This changed...

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