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Our Services

Specializing in all matters of Mesothelioma Law

At Bergman Draper Oslund Udo, we represent families struggling with mesothelioma. By focusing our attention to this one area, we can offer you our best legal representation. We’re ready to help you with these services.

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Litigation

After we evaluate your case, we will file your personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit against the companies responsible for your harms. During the discovery phase of the case, we’ll work to make sure the defendants recognize the extent of their liability and the risk involved in trying to avoid it.

Most cases reach a favorable settlement without a trial, but should your case proceed to that point, you’ll be represented by accomplished trial lawyers with a proven track record.

The same is true if your case goes through an appeal. You will be represented by an experience appellate lawyer who knows the courts and the issues and has prevailed on appeal many times before.

Bankruptcy Trust Claims

Many of the companies that used to make asbestos-containing products have now filed for bankruptcy. The good news for asbestos claimants is that these companies often still have funds available to pay creditors through the bankruptcy trusts they have created.

If necessary, we can file claims on your behalf against these bankruptcy trusts. While bankruptcy provides legal protection to a company, we know the system and are well-equipped to protect your interests when dealing with bankrupt asbestos companies.

Pension Claims

For Washington state cases, we can file pension claims with the Washington State Department of Labor and Industries on behalf of the surviving spouses and dependent minor children of deceased clients. These pensions are awarded in an amount determined by a deceased worker’s exposure to asbestos, wage scale, and diagnosis. The pensions are lifelong awards and are paid monthly.

We can also help you file claims with the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs for asbestos exposure covered by federal jurisdiction.

Legal Services for Veterans

The risk for mesothelioma is very real for our nation’s veterans, many of whom were heavily exposed to asbestos during their service. In addition to filing claims against the companies responsible for the harms they have suffered, veterans have the additional option of seeking benefits through The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

While the VA often fails to recognize mesothelioma as a “service-connected” medical condition, we have veterans on our staff with extensive experience who can advise you in the complex VA claims process.

Client Testimonials

Your company has been working on my family’s behalf for over two years now. As with anyone we love who is no longer with us, we try to remember all of the good times. With my father, that is the case, and even with his passing from a very harsh cancer, I am blessed to be helped out by your company.
I would like to thank you and your staff for your continued efforts and support in assisting our family with our father’s wrongful death due to his exposure to asbestos resulting in mesothelioma. Your firm’s relentless pursuit for justice is greatly appreciated.
Thank you for all the help that you have provided me throughout the last 18 years. I miss Dan every day. He was the love of my life for which I am eternally grateful. The work you did on behalf of Dan and his family was appreciated and helpful tremendously. I was able to retire at 62 because I was debt free, and your work also afforded Nate and Esther the luxury of being debt free after college graduation.
It is hard for me to express the gratitude I feel in regard to those of you who called when you heard of my husband’s death. Your thoughtfulness and kind expressions of sympathy will never be forgotten.
It means so much to me and my family that you took the time to listen to my Dad’s concerns and emotions about what was happening to him. The funds coming in have been an unbelievable help to another family member in a health crisis.