ASBESTOS DISEASE CLAIMS

There are legal remedies for most people who suffer disease or disability as a result of exposure to asbestos.  These remedies are way of recovering compensation for your injury.

The principal remedies are:

  • a lawsuit against the manufacturers of the asbestos-containing products to which you were exposed;

  • § 524(g) Trust claims on the trusts set aside for asbestos victiems by companies that are no longer in litigation;

  • a worker's compensation claim against the employer that you worked for when you were exposed to asbestos;

  • other disability benefits including veterans and social security disability benefits.

 

Some or all of these remedies may be available to you, but whatever remedy is available is best pursued with the assistance of an attorney.

 

Be aware that most jurisdictions have time limits for filings claims. These time limits are called “statutes of limitation” and generally prohibit lawsuits or other claims for injuries that were diagnosed or known to you for more than a specified period of years. Statutes of limitation vary depending on the jurisdiction. If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, we encourage you to seek the advice of an attorney as soon as possible to ensure that your claims may be prosecuted in a timely manner. 

 

In the event that you or a relative or friend is afflicted by an asbestos illness, contact Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein. We have successfully handled thousands of asbestos-related claims since the late 1970s.

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Newport News, 23602
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