Washington Mesothelioma Lawyer
Since 1995, the skilled Washington mesothelioma lawyers at our Seattle office have dedicated themselves to helping victims of asbestos exposure. At Bergman Oslund Udo Little, we focus on working to understand our client’s unique challenges through our client-first, team-oriented approach. If you or your loved one has been affected by asbestos-related complications, don’t hesitate to contact our dedicated Washington mesothelioma lawyers at 206-957-9510 for more information about your legal options for compensation and how we can help.
Numerous sites in Washington and throughout the Pacific Northwest are known to be contaminated with asbestos. Asbestos exposure can lead to mesothelioma, a deadly cancer affecting workers and residents throughout Washington. Many of those suffering from mesothelioma or other asbestos-related diseases also face the burden of overwhelming medical bills.
Our dedicated Washington mesothelioma attorneys can help you fight for the compensation you deserve if you or a loved one have been diagnosed with mesothelioma after exposure to asbestos. We have helped give our clients the voice they need to secure millions in settlements and verdicts. If you or a loved one face challenges from asbestos-induced mesothelioma, our experienced legal team is here to help.
Legal Options for Washington Residents
If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, it’s important to understand the legal options for seeking compensation. In most cases, those diagnosed with mesothelioma pursue compensation through mesothelioma lawsuits, asbestos trust fund claims, or VA mesothelioma claims. Learn about the different legal options below.
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, it is your legal right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the company or entity responsible for exposing you to asbestos. A successful lawsuit can provide compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
In situations where a family member has passed away due to mesothelioma, you may file a wrongful death lawsuit against the responsible party. This claim can cover medical bills, funeral expenses, loss of companionship, and other related damages.
Asbestos Trust Funds
Over the years, several companies responsible for exposing people to asbestos have declared bankruptcy. However, these companies were required to establish trust funds as part of their bankruptcy reorganization to compensate future victims.
By filing a claim against an asbestos trust fund, victims or their families can receive compensation without going through a lengthy court trial. Each trust has its own guidelines and payment schedules. While it may offer faster compensation than a lawsuit, the amount of compensation might be lower than what could be obtained in court.
VA Mesothelioma Claims
Mesothelioma can cause severe health issues, and although compensation cannot reverse its effects, it can help ease the financial burden and bring a sense of justice to you and your family.
Our Washington mesothelioma law firm has decades of experience with all legal avenues for recovering compensation due to illness caused by asbestos exposure. We can guide you through the process and help you choose the best course of action.
Why Choose Us to Handle Your Claim?
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, Such as:.
$11.2 Million to a Man Diagnosed With Mesothelioma at Age 75
Our client worked as a laborer for Zidell Dismantling in the Port Industrial Yard of Tacoma, where he was exposed to asbestos containing insulation removed during the dismantling of former Navy ships.
$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 the Atlas Foundry in Tacoma, where he was exposed to asbestos-containing insulation materials used in metal molds and talc products.
$5.75 Million in damages to a Man Diagnosed with Mesothelioma in 2020
Our client, who later passed from his illness in February of 2021, after being exposed to asbestos through his work as an auto mechanic at United Volkswagen in Spokane, Wash.
$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.
Our Washington Attorneys
Washington Asbestos Exposure Sites
Many of our clients were exposed to asbestos at job sites throughout Washington. That’s because the specific industries that thrive in Washington put workers at a high risk of asbestos exposure. Countless workers at industrial sites, building sites, and military installations have experienced asbestos exposure that caused mesothelioma. The most common places for asbestos exposure in Washington include:
Washington Jobs at Risk of Asbestos Exposure
While asbestos exposure can happen anywhere in Washington, most people who end up developing mesothelioma are exposed in the workplace. According to the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, an estimated 27 million workers in the U.S. were exposed to aerosolized asbestos fibers between 1940 and 1979.
Some occupations put workers at higher risk of mesothelioma due to increased exposure to asbestos found in certain job sites or materials. Those who work in professions with a high risk of asbestos exposure are at a greater risk of developing mesothelioma. Jobs in Washington that are the most at risk for exposure include:
It’s important to note that although some regulations have since been put to restrict the use of asbestos workers from these industries are still being diagnosed today due to the long latency period of the disease.
If you worked in an industry or at a job site in Washington known as a source of asbestos exposure, we can help. Contact our Washington mesothelioma lawyers today for your free consultation.
How Long Do I Have To File a Claim?
In Washington State, for mesothelioma or asbestos-related claims, the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit starts from the date of diagnosis.
- Personal Injury Claims: From the date of diagnosis of an asbestos-related disease, victims typically have three years to file a lawsuit.
- Wrongful Death Claims: If a person dies from an asbestos-related disease, their loved ones or the estate generally have three years to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Always consult a local Washington mesothelioma lawyer to get the most accurate and up-to-date information about your situation.
Schedule Your Free Consultation with an Washington Mesothelioma Lawyer Today.
As a leading Seattle-based mesothelioma and asbestos exposure law firm, Bergman Oslund Udo Little boasts an impressive track record with extensive experience in challenging cases, from jury trials to appeals.
Deeply rooted in the Pacific Northwest, our attorneys are well-acquainted with major asbestos risk sites, backed by our comprehensive database of known asbestos exposure sites in Washington. We passionately represent veterans and locals alike in understanding their unique challenges. Call us today at 206-957-9510 for a free, no-obligation case review to embark on your journey towards justice.