While asbestos exposure can occur in numerous settings, only former industrial workers, veterans, people injured by secondary asbestos exposure, as well as surviving family members, can file a claim.
The reason why only these categories can seek financial compensation is that they were heavily exposed to asbestos and, thereby, their diagnosis is, in the majority of cases, a direct consequence of toxic exposure.
If a former industrial worker or a veteran passed away without having filed a claim for asbestos exposure, their surviving family members can file a wrongful death claim to recover financial compensation on their behalf. Between 1920 and 1980, over 70 occupational groups were exposed to asbestos on the job, including:
As for veterans, the U.S. Navy made use of tremendous amounts of asbestos during the last century and most ships were laden with this dangerous mineral, which inevitably led to toxic exposure among members of the military. Today, approximately 30% of veterans struggle with mesothelioma, the most serious disease asbestos exposure can cause.
Nevertheless, asbestos was present in the other branches of the military as well. If you are a veteran who developed a disease as a consequence of asbestos exposure, your claim will be filed with asbestos trust funds, the companies that exposed you to asbestos but have no trust fund, and with the VA so that you can benefit from the maximum compensation available for your injury.
With over 35 years of experience in evaluating personal injury and product liability claims, the team of Atraxia Law is here to make the process of filing a claim as easy as possible for you. The only documents we will need from you are your employment or military records and your medical records, which we will thoroughly look into to determine whether you are eligible for filing a claim for asbestos exposure.
If we find out that you qualify for compensation, we will guide you to a lawyer whose main area of practice is toxic exposure so that you can obtain the money you deserve for your suffering.