Washington Mesothelioma Lawyer
Since 1995, the Washington mesothelioma lawyers at Bergman Oslund Udo Little have helped those exposed to asbestos seek justice and get the compensation they deserve. The compassionate team at Bergman Oslund Udo Little knows all about asbestos and mesothelioma cases. The firm is proud of its client-first, team-oriented approach to winning cases for clients in Seattle and the surrounding areas.
Mesothelioma is a deadly cancer that develops in the mesothelium, the membrane protecting most internal organs. It has only one known cause—asbestos exposure. While treatments are available for mesothelioma patients, the prognosis for most is sobering. The American Cancer Society reports that mesothelioma patients’ five-year relative survival rate is approximately 10 percent. In addition, the medical costs can be staggering. Many victims fear they could die and leave their loved ones with catastrophic medical debt.
The legal system allows asbestos-exposure victims to receive compensation for the harm they experienced. For more than 25 years, the Washington mesothelioma lawyers at Bergman Oslund Udo Little have focused on seeking justice and compensation for people harmed through asbestos exposure. Our firm’s mission is to provide a comprehensive approach to helping our clients. We offer a combination of education, advocacy, and litigation services.
Several Washington sites are known sources of asbestos exposure. At Bergman Oslund Udo Little, our Washington and Oregon mesothelioma lawyers have worked with clients throughout the Pacific Northwest. Our team has litigated hundreds of mesothelioma cases, including jury trials and appeals. We have recovered millions of dollars in settlements for our clients. If you are considering legal action related to asbestos exposure and mesothelioma, we can help.
Where in Washington Are People Exposed to Asbestos?
Many of our clients were exposed to asbestos at job sites throughout Washington and the Pacific Northwest. Many industries that thrive in this region pose exposure risks for the employees. Countless workers at the following Pacific Northwest industrial sites, building sites, and military installations experienced asbestos exposure that caused mesothelioma.
The Hanford Nuclear Site in Benton County has been considered a hazardous site for many years since experts discovered it contained asbestos.
With the abundance of forest lands in the Pacific Northwest, there are many pulp and paper mills owned by companies like Weyerhaeuser, Georgia-Pacific, and International Paper. These sites relied heavily on asbestos insulation and other products. Many workers have developed asbestos-related diseases from working at pulp and paper mills throughout our region.
The EPA is monitoring the waters of Swift Creek and the Sumas River in Whatcom County. Some of the asbestos content may be due to residue from a now-defunct quarry used by Asbestos-Talc Products of Washington.
Other Work Sites
Workers in the Pacific Northwest have been exposed to asbestos at dozens of other worksites around the region, including:
- Airport and airline hangars
- Ironworks company sites
- Steel manufacturing plants
- Auto manufacturing plants
- Drywall and flooring manufacturing plants
- Sand and gravel producers
- Office buildings
- Post office facilities
- Warehouses and grocery distribution centers
Bergman Oslund Udo Little knows about asbestos. We are adept at pinpointing where our clients were exposed in Seattle or elsewhere in the region. We use this information in building a strong injury claim or lawsuit. Our goal is to get justice for mesothelioma victims and their loved ones.
Mesothelioma Diagnosis in Washington
If you suspect you were exposed to asbestos in Washington and developed mesothelioma, you can contact our Washington mesothelioma lawyers to discuss your options. A team member will talk to you about your diagnosis, your work history, where you have lived, and other possible sources of asbestos exposure. We will assemble documents about your complete medical history and interview people who can testify to your illness’s impact on your life and family.
We have a proven record of getting results for our clients and will work for the compensation you deserve. Sometimes, the defendant may offer a settlement rather than go to trial. Our team can help decide whether to accept the settlement offer or press forward with a trial. After we have compiled all the relevant information, we can file a complaint against the relevant entities where the exposure occurred.
Notable Case Wins in Washington
Since we opened our doors in 1995, we have been winning cases on behalf of our clients. We offer personalized representation and let clients and their families focus on getting the care they need while we pursue justice on their behalf. We pride ourselves on getting the best outcomes for our clients and their families. These court verdicts and settlements allow our clients to pay their medical bills, get the best care possible, and know their families will be cared for after they are gone.
Many of our successful cases result in multimillion-dollar payments to mesothelioma victims.
$8.3 Million to a Man Diagnosed With Mesothelioma at Age 79
Our client was an electrician in the United States Navy and at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton, where he was exposed to asbestos during work. He developed mesothelioma decades later.
$6.3 Million to a Man Diagnosed With Mesothelioma at Age 61
Our client worked at Atlas Foundry in Tacoma, where he was exposed to asbestos-containing insulation materials used in metal molds and talc products.
$4.9 Million to a Man Diagnosed With Mesothelioma at Age 62
Our client’s father worked as a pipefitter at the Todd and Lockheed Shipyards. His father carried asbestos home on his clothing and body. Our client was exposed to the asbestos residue, leading to mesothelioma later in life.
Our team has worked on hundreds of cases representing the spectrum of asbestos-exposure circumstances. Our clients came to us with various work histories and health effects from asbestos exposure. View mesothelioma case settlements throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Legal Options for Washington Residents
The Washington mesothelioma lawyers at Bergman Oslund Udo Little have successfully litigated hundreds of mesothelioma cases, including jury trials and appeals. All our attorneys are experienced, skilled, and dedicated, with deep ties to the community. Many grew up in the Pacific Northwest or moved here to attend law school and fell in love with the region.
During our many years of practice in the area, we have come up against organizations that created the largest asbestos risks in the region, such as Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. We have developed an extensive proprietary database on asbestos risk sites. Our database includes information on local shipyards and major industrial facilities, including the Hanford Nuclear Site, military bases, paper mills, oil refineries, and power plants.
Our Washington mesothelioma lawyers have also worked with veterans exposed to asbestos while in the armed forces. We understand the challenges of getting the justice and compensation you deserve.