Each year in the U. S. more than 10,000 Americans will be diagnosed with an asbestos related disease. 1 in 125 U. S. males over the age of 50 and 1 in 3 U. S. Veterans will be diagnosed with Mesothelioma or an asbestos-related disease in their lifetime. Over the past 40 years more than 6000 asbestos companies and manufacturers have been named in asbestos lawsuits.
People suffering from mesothelioma cancer almost always have experienced exposure to asbestos decades prior to being diagnosed. In many cases, the exposure to asbestos occurred in the workplace. Workers such as shipyard workers, power plant workers, oil refinery workers, mechanics, construction workers, electricians, carpenters, plumbers, sheet metal workers and boilermakers worked with or near asbestos containing products. Asbestos was used in thousands of products because it is strong, flexible and heat resistant. Some asbestos products are: insulation, tiles, adhesives, cement, brakes, clutches, gaskets, pipe covering, pipe insulation and cement wallboard.
Asbestos–related diseases such as Mesothelioma cancer can settle in the seven figure range. Asbestos-related diseases and Mesothelioma cancer cases can often be long and upsetting and can last 1-3 years in U. S. Court system. Many asbestos manufacturers and companies have filed for bankruptcy protection and there is currently more than 30 billion in bankruptcy trust funds set aside for people who are diagnosed with asbestos-related diseases.
We are currently evaluating Mesothelioma cancer claims in Connecticut and throughout the U. S. Victims of asbestos exposure, Mesothelioma cancer, and other asbestos-related disease have the right to seek compensation for their injuries, damages, loss of wages, and medical expenses. Our Mesothelioma disease lawyers handle all types of asbestos-related cancer diagnosed claims.
Recent Asbestos-Related Settlement & Verdicts
$4. 4 Million Mesothelioma Settlement: For the family of a machinist who developed mesothelioma from asbestos-containing materials while aboard a navy ship.
$6. 5 Million Mesothelioma Settlement: For a plumber/ drywaller who developed mesothelioma from exposure to asbestos-containing materials on jobsites.
$12. 3 Million Mesothelioma Verdict: For the family of an Insulator that died of malignant Mesothelioma from workplace asbestos exposure.
$2. 5 Million Mesothelioma Settlement: for the family of an auto repairman diagnosed with mesothelioma exposed to asbestos through his work.
$3 Million Asbestos Settlement: For a Millwright worker that Malignant Mesothelioma from asbestos exposure on the job.
$2 Million Mesothelioma Verdict: for a Power Plant Worker that developed Mesothelioma from asbestos exposure.
$3. 5 Million Mesothelioma Award: For an Electrician that died of malignant Mesothelioma from his asbestos exposure.
$35. 1 Million Mesothelioma Award: For a Roofer at Shell Oil Refinery that developed mesothelioma.
$10. 2 Million Mesothelioma Award: For a Paper Mill worker suffering from pleural Mesothelioma.
$6. 5 Million Mesothelioma Award: For the family of a steelworker that died from Malignant Mesothelioma Cancer.
$2. 6 Million Second Hand Exposure Settlement: For the family of a shipyard worker diagnosed with mesothelioma from bystander asbestos exposure.
Mesothelioma Cancer Statistics
Less than 10% of people diagnosed with Mesothelioma will live longer than 5 years.
Study estimates that by 2030 there will have been 60,000 people diagnosed Mesothelioma.
The average cost of Mesothelioma cancer treatment is estimated to be between $400,000 and $800,000.
Study estimates that by 2030 there will have been 250,000 people diagnosed Asbestos-related cancers.
The average age of a malignant Mesothelioma cancer patient is 60.
Asbestos-related diseases have a latency period of 10 to 50 years after the first exposure.
Each year there are 2500- 3000 new cases of Mesothelioma diagnosed in the U. S.
1 out of 3 Veterans will be diagnosed with an asbestos related cancer in their lifetime.
3 out 4 Malignant Mesothelioma cases are diagnosed in men age 55 or older.
The average life expectancy for a malignant Mesothelioma diagnosis is 1 -1 1/2 years.
To date more than 750,000 people have filed claims against more than 6,000 Asbestos manufacturers and companies.
In the 20th century more than 30 million tons of asbestos was used on construction sites, industrial buildings, homes, factories, schools, and shipyards in the U. S.