Diagnosed With Mesothelioma?

If you or a family member has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma in Connecticut you are going to have a lot of questions about living with Mesothelioma and what legal options you have against Connecticut asbestos manufacturers and asbestos companies in other states for your asbestos exposure. Mesothelioma is a seriously deadly disease. According to the American Cancer Society with the average survival time for people with Mesothelioma is 4-18 months. Call TOLL FREE Right now to talk with a live Mesothelioma Counselor that can answer many of your questions and give you the peace of mind that you need.

Family Member Died From Mesothelioma?

If you have a family member that has died from Mesothelioma cancer in Connecticut you should immediately consult with an experienced Mesothelioma diagnosis lawyer about what compensation may be available to you from asbestos trust funds that total more than 30 billion dollars. It is VERY IMPORTANT that you file your Mesothelioma claim within the Connecticut Statute of Limitations. We have seen many families lose their right to file a lawsuit because their Statute of Limitations had expired while they were grieving. We know it is a tough time to grieve the loss of a loved one, but please do not let your Statute of Limitations expire for filing your Connecticut Mesothelioma claim. In most states the Statute of Limitations is 2-3 years. Some states have 6 year Statute of Limitations. If you missed your filing date you may still be eligible for funds from some of the asbestos trust funds that go back further than the Connecticut Statute of Limitations.

Mesothelioma Latency Period

Mesothelioma has a long latency period of 10-50 years. Many Veterans, Shipyard Workers, Construction Workers, Power Plant Workers, Mill Workers, Steel Workers, Rail Road Workers, Pipefitters, Insulators, Electricians, and laborers are living in the early stages of a variety of asbestos related diseases. Many Mesothelioma lawyers will not accept asbestosis, asbestos lung cancer, asbestosis, pleural plaques, pleural thickening, colon cancer and esophageal cancer cases.

Need Help Choosing a Mesothelioma Lawyer?

We have been counseling Mesothelioma patients for more than 12 years on the legal and medical sides of Mesothelioma and other asbestos related cancers. A Mesothelioma case can settle in the seven figure range. Be very careful in choosing a Mesothelioma lawyer to represent you and your family. Mesothelioma is highly specialized legal field and having an experienced Connecticut Mesothelioma diagnosis lawyer can make a huge difference in the amount of your settlement.

Mesothelioma cases can take 1-3 years in the busy U. S. Court system. Lawyers for Asbestos companies will try to stretch out the time to settle and some Mesothelioma patients will die during this time. At this point, it will become a Mesothelioma Wrongful Death case. Family members are allowed to seek financial compensation from negligence of asbestos manufacturers for their loss.

Need an Experienced Boat Accident Lawyer in Connecticut?

There are more than 700 boating fatalities each year in the U. S. according to the National Safe Boating Council. Maritime accidents consist of any accident that occur on a boat, shipping vessels, fishing crawlers, personal watercrafts, on docks, on offshore drilling rigs, on cruise ships, and any accident that occurs on any waterway, sea, or any marine related incident.

Many boating accidents are the result of alcohol use and drowning is the leading cause of death in boating-related accidents. Near drowning often leads to lack of oxygen to the brain, which can result in severe brain damage and mental, physical, loss of income and emotional and physical injuries.

Top Deadliest Boating / Maritime Accidents Include:

Boating while intoxicated
Capsizing
Collision with fixed objects
Open motorboats
Personal watercraft
Cabin motorboats
Canoes/Kayaks
Drowning or near-drowning
Pontoon boats
Sunken or capsized boats
Water skier mishaps
An Office of Auxiliary and Boating Safety report found that a majority of maritime accidents occur in lakes, ponds, reservoirs, dams, and gravel pits. These places account more than 2,400 accidents and more than 300 deaths each year in the U. S.

The 2nd highest number of maritime deaths occurs in creeks, rivers, and streams. These waterways account for more than 1,000 accidents, 140 deaths, and 800 injuries each year in the U. S.
The 3rd highest number of maritime accidents occurs in bays, inlets, sounds, and harbors. These marine sanctuaries account for more than 650 accidents, 62 deaths, and 394 injuries each year in the U. S.
The 4th highest number of maritime accidents occurs is the open water of oceans and gulfs. These open water places account for 260 accidents, 40 deaths, and 130 each year in the U. S.

Maritime – Boating Accidents Verdicts

$3.5 Million Maritime Verdict: For Alaska Fisherman Head Injury caused by negligent lifting procedures.
$1 Million Maritime Settlement: Slip & fall settlement for a factory trawler’s defective stairs resulting in permanent back injuries for worker.
$1 Million Jones Act Settlement: For a fractured skull caused by 3 foot pipe that fell from crane causing brain Injury to Tugboat Deckhand $3.5 million
$1.1 Million Jones Act Recovery: For a seaman injured aboard a salvage barge caused by faulty equipment and safety procedures.
$2.35 Million Deckhand Settlement: For a boat deckhand with a crushed foot injury caused by a moving deck hatch on a Vessel found unseaworthy and negligent.
$2.9 Million Wrongful Death Settlement: For a Jones Act deckhand killed as a result of defect in cable and winch.
$2.3 Million Cargo Ship Injury Settlement: For a ship’s pilot brain injury caused from negligent failure to provide safe exit from cargo ship.
$2.35 Million Ferry Boat Injury Settlement: For a ferry worker that suffered severe fractures to both legs from a defective mooring line.
$2.4 Million Jones Act Settlement: For arm and hand injuries to a fish processor caused by lack of training and failure to follow safety procedures.
$1.5 Million Tugboat Injury Settlement: For a Tugboat captain that suffered severe compound fractures of arm resulting in negligence in offloading crane from barge.
$1.7 Million Deckhand Settlement: For a deckhands brain injury caused by negligent design and welding of deck grating led to deckhand falling through deck.
$2.5 Million Fish Processor Injury Settlement: For a Negligent guarding of fish heading machine leads to amputation of fish processor’s hand.

Maritime – Jones Act Injury Statistics

According to the U.S. Coast Guard, 672 people died from boating related accidents in 2010.
Open motorboats rank as the deadliest recreational watercraft with 230 deaths by drowning.
There are close to 13 million personal watercraft vehicles registered in the U.S.
More than 66% of deaths in boating accidents are caused by accidental drowning.
More than 90% of drowning victims from boating accidents were not wearing a life jacket.
Alcohol abuse is the single top contributing factor in fatal boating accidents with 21% attributed to the use alcohol.
50% of children that are killed in boating accidents die from drowning.
Each year in the U. S. an average of 103 people will die in canoe or kayak accidents.
14% of deaths occurred on watercraft where the operator had received boating safety instructions.
There are more than 1,300 vessel-to-vessel collisions each year in the U. S.
75% of all boating drowning victims died in while using vessels less than 21 feet long.
In 2008 boating fatalities in the United States was 709, a fatality rate of 5.6 deaths per 100,000 registered boats.

Need an Experienced Connecticut Medical Malpractice Injury Lawyer?

If you have been injured or you are of victim of Medical Malpractice in Connecticut, knowing your legal rights can provide both financial relief and peace of mind. The average annual number of medical malpractice lawsuits filed each year in the U. S. is about 85,000, with the actual number of injuries from medical malpractice estimated to be about 1 million per year.

We are currently evaluating Medical Malpractice injury claims throughout Connecticut and the U. S. Our Medical Malpractice injury lawyers handle all types of personal injury claims.

A Medical Malpractice injury can cause life-threatening physical injuries and trauma that can include financial damage to victims of Medical Malpractice. Injured victims must deal with large and unforeseeable medical expenses, loss of wages, pain, suffering and loss of quality of life. Family members of Medical Malpractice victims also can suffer economic loss, mental anguish and loss of companionship in caring for an injured family member.

Many Medical Malpractice injuries occur due to negligence on the part of hospital and medical staff.

Need a Medical Malpractice Injury Lawyer?

A personal injury caused by Medical Malpractice can result in pain and suffering, thousands of dollars in unnecessary medical bills, repeated surgeries, permanent disability and possibly even death. If you or a loved one has been injured by a Medical Malpractice procedure, we can help you.

Recent Medical Malpractice Settlements & Verdicts
$5 Million Settlement: Medical Malpractice claim involving doctor’s failure to diagnose.
$2.6 Million Settlement: Medical Malpractice Accutane birth defects.
$2.5 Million Verdict: Medical Malpractice case involving a surgical error.
$7.5 Million Settlement: Brain damage after surgery of 7 year-old at Hospital.
$800,000 Settlement: Infant sustained injury during birth delivery.
$3 Million Settlement: Cardiology malpractice wrongful death of 45 year old man.
$1.2 Million Settlement: Man was improperly administered medication causing brain damage.
$2.1 Million Settlement: Wrongful death Medical Malpractice hospital’s improper discharge of patient.

Medical Malpractice Statistics
There are 225,000 medical malpractice deaths each in the U. S. each year reports the National Institute of Health.
The N. Y Times reports that 12,000 people die each year from unnecessary surgery.
The Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that 50% of all medical malpractice legal claims are filed against surgeon.
The Institute of Medicine reports 1.5 million people suffer injury or death from prescription errors each year.
Two-Thirds of all doctors involved in 10 or more malpractice cases are never disciplined.
The 1.5 million people affected by medical errors across the country in 2008 cost the US economy $19.5 billion.
More than 50% of U. S. doctors fail to report incompetent colleagues.
More than 7%0 percent of patients who experience medical errors are not alerted by their doctor.
More than 49% percent of hospitals have never filed 1 disciplinary action against one of their doctors.
Between the years 2004-2006, 238,337 deaths were caused by preventable medical errors.