Asbestos Disease has Killed over 43,000 People since 1979*
The health effects of asbestos can be devastating for individuals and their loved ones. Asbestos—widely used in the military, construction, automotive and many other industries—is known to cause serious diseases such as asbestosis and asbestos mesothelioma. Often the health effects of asbestos don't manifest for years or even decades following a victim's asbestos exposure.
When these adverse health effects of asbestos do become evident, asbestos disease is often aggressive and even fatal.
We are dedicated to helping patients and their families understand the health effects of asbestos and how to manage asbestos disease (including asbestos mesothelioma). We seek to provide our visitors with resources and information that will help them make important decisions and assist them in getting the financial, medical, and emotional support they need, as well as a means to seeking asbestos legal help.
*Evironmental Working Group data (ewg.org)
Latest Legal News
Jury Awards $107 Million in Asbestos Mesothelioma Lawsuit
Los Angeles, CA
Asbestos Mesothelioma Victims Stymied by Bestwall LLC Bankruptcy
On July 11, a California jury awarded the family of a man who died of asbestos mesothelioma
more than $107 million. Joel Hernandezcueva, the father of four young children, died in 2014 from pleural mesothelioma, a terminal cancer that his treating physicians testified is caused only by asbestos exposure.
Plaintiff ‘s final rebuttal witness, a USA Navy Officer, Sinks $27 Million Claim against Asbestos Company
On December 6, asbestos mesothelioma
claimants asked a Fourth Circuit panel for permission to pursue their claims against Georgia-Pacific, the corporate parent of Bestwall LLC, which has filed for Chapter11 bankruptcy protection. The fundamental question in Bestwall LLC et al. v. Official Committee of Asbestos Claimants
is whether the complicated corporate restructuring that preceded Bestwall’s bankruptcy was done in good faith, or whether it was a ruse designed to shield corporate assets from the claims of workers who were sickened by their exposure to asbestos. There is nearly 100 years of history behind this.
“Do I have an Asbestos Case”? Your Questions Answered by Asbestos and Mesothelioma Attorney
Despite mesothelioma victim Cliff Little providing a substantial amount of evidence in his asbestos lawsuit
against Pryor-Giggey, a company that manufactured asbestos-contaminated boiler refractory insulation, the company successfully argued that there was no evidence to prove its products were used at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard where Little worked.
“People can still bring cases and pursue claims of asbestos exposure
today, even though this litigation has been going on for decades,” says Gregory Cade, mesothelioma and asbestos lawyer and President of Environmental Litigation Group (“ELG”). If your claim has been denied, attorney Cade explains how you may try to qualify again.
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