Asbestos lawyer

Florida Mesothelioma Lawyers, Florida Mesothelioma Division Launched

Free Legal Shield has launched a Florida Mesothelioma Lawyer Helpline for victims of asbestos. There is funds for asbestos victims in various trusts that were set up for the purpose of compnesatin mesothlioma victims.

Mesothelioma and Asbestos Lawyer Helpline

What you need to Know

  • A trust fund allows the companies responsible for the asbestos exposure to plan their expenditures for compensation.
  • The trust fund is funded by mandatory contributions from the companies who built their profits on asbestos.
  • The trust fund is part of  a Chapter 11 proceeding for the companies who have declared bankruptcy 
  • Congress introduced special treatment for companies facing an overwhelming burden from asbestos litigation.
  • The company must commit at least 50% of their reorganized equity to a trust fund which will be used to pay asbestos claims.
  • The trust funds  from which benefits will be drawn will be funded by contributions from several dozen companies who have caused victims to get mesothelioma from asbestos.
  • The   contribution is set by the law.
  • The contribution is determined by the  liability and capacity to contribute
  • Filing an asbestos bankruptcy trust claim requires showing evidence of an asbestos related injury.
  • Most trusts identify categories and levels of diseases that are eligible for various amounts of compensation.

Evidence Of An Asbestos Related Injury

Medical Documentation of Asbestos Disease Claim

  • Reports showing that the claimant has been diagnosed with an asbestos-related .
  • Documentation describing to what extent asbestos contributed to your disease.
  • A statement from a treating doctor  regarding the diagnosis.
  • Evidence that you were  exposed to asbestos at the company’s facilities or from the company’s products

It is best to get help from an asbestos lawyer with experience in these claims to make sure they are done correctly and to help gather the information. This is a tedious process which you and your family should not have to deal with on your own.

 

Mesothelioma Lawsuits, Mesothelioma Lawyers, Asbestos, Lung Cancer

Mesothelioma is a fatal lung cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Certain work environments are more prone to causing mesothelioma.

  •     Shipyard Workers
  •     Construction Workers
  •     Power Plant Workers
  •     Chemical Plant Workers
  •     Industrial Workers
  •     Insulators
  •     Boiler Workers
  •     Auto Mechanics

Types of mesothelioma

  •     Pleural mesotheliomas start in the chest.
  •     Peritoneal mesotheliomas begin in the abdomen.

 

 Symptoms of Mesothelioma

  •     Shortness of breath and
  •     A heavy feeling in the chest area.
  •     Pain under the rib cage.
  •     Pain or swelling in the abdomen.
  •     Lumps in the abdomen.
  •     Weight loss for no known reason.

Mesothelioma Comes from Inhaling Asbestos For Long Periods Of Time

When a person breathes in the small asbestos fibers, they remain in the lungs and cause scar tissue to form on the the tiny air sacs where oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged. The amount of oxygen that is available to the body is reduced through asbestos exposure and worsened through repeated inhalations for long periods of time.

Notable asbestos verdicts in the United States include:
Mississippi

– In May 2011, the current largest plaintiff's asbestos verdict was awarded to a former oil refinery worker. Union Carbine and Chevron Phillips Chemical were instructed to pay the man $322 million.
San Francisco, California

– Alfred Todak, a former Navy electrician, was awarded $22.7 million, and his was wife was awarded $11 for loss of consortium.
Madison County, Illinois

– Madison County's asbestos verdicts have typically favored the plaintiff, including the 2000 Hutchinson v. Shell Oil Company case in which a man was awarded a total of $34.1 million.

Incidence of Mesothelioma

State/Region  Incidence per 100,000
New Jersey  1.52
Seattle-Puget Sound  1.44
Louisiana  1.37
Connecticut  1.08
Greater California  1.06
Utah  1.02
New Mexico  0.99
Detroit  0.89
Kentucky  0.85
Iowa  0.80
Georgia  0.70

The six states with the highest mesothelioma death rates include: Maine, Wyoming, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Washington

Mesothelioma Lawyers

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or asbestos related cancer call our mesothelioma helpline today. We will connect you with an experienced mesothelioma, mass tort lawyer. Mesothelioma lawsuits are mass torts and must be handled by an experienced mass tort lawyer.

  

 

 

Personal Injury / Wrongful Death Lawyers

Personal injury lawyers  sue for an injury to the body, mind or emotions. The term most commonly refers to a type of tort lawsuit claiming that your  injury has been caused by the negligence of  another  but also arises in class actions.

Personal Injury lawyers fight for For Victims  injured or killed in accidents  and are:

Nationwide Accident & Personal Injury Lawyers. Personal Injury Lawyers  file lawsuits for any type of injury due to negligence. Our team of  Injury lawyers,personal injury  attorneys have experience with:

 Auto Accident Lawyers help you if you have been injured in an auto accident,car crash,car accident due to the fault of another. To file amd auto accident personal injury claim you should not be sited as at fault for the auto accident.

 Personal Injury Lawyers are experienced in a complete range of personal injury wrongful death lawsuits

Truck Accident injury Attorneys deal with individuals who have been injured in 18 wheel,tractor trailor,semi accidents.Truck accidents usually result in severe and dibilitating injuries due to the intensity of the impact, They can also result in wrongful death lawyer involvement.

Motorcycle Accident injury Lawyers help individuals injured in motorcycle accidents. Motor cycle accidents are quite serious and can be devastating for individuals who do not wear protective outerwear and helmets. An expereinced motorcycle accident lawyer is a personal injury attorney.

Wrongful Death Lawyers are injury lawyers who deal with injuries resulting in death. A wrongul death occurs when someone is injured or killed due to the negligence of another. The injury lawyer works on behlf of the victims dependents and survivors to secure compensation for this wrongful death

Slip & Fall Attorneys are injury lawyers who deal with negligent property liability. Slip and fall also known as trip and fall can cause serious injuries and wrongful death. The property owner is liable for a slip and fall injury.

Dog Bites & Animal Injury lawyers are personal injury,injury attorneys. Your Dog bite injury lawyer will file a lawsuit on your behalf against the animals owner. The underlying cause of action claims that a dog or animal owner is reponsible for the actions of his pet. A dog bit can be a serious injury. Very often injury lawyers are protecting injured. children

Drug Litigation Lawyers are class action injury lawyers. Very often a pharmaceutical company will have a drug recall. The drug,having been on the market, has caused injury to the patient. An injury lawyer will file a lawsuit for a group of people injured by this drug. Examples are; Avandia,Yaz,Fosamax,Tylenol and Yasmi,Celexa,Propecia,and others.

Toxic Injury Lawyers deal with chemical and environmental hazards. These are very specific injury lawyers and deal with individuals  injured from environmental exposures including those suffering from asbestos related injuries, especially malignant mesothelioma and lung cancer. Toxic mold,Benzene and laead poisoning aslo fall under this type of injury law. Examples are Tylenol, Actos, Yaz, Avandia, Yasmin and others that have warnings deemed appropriate by the FDA.

Work Related Injury Lawyers are workers compensation lawyers. Very often a workers compensation injury includes what is called a third party liability. This when a personal injury lawyer becomes involved

Constructions Accident injury attorneys understand construction sites and the injuries they can cause.Construction injury lawyers deal with construction injuries and wrongful deaths from crane accidents,scaffolding accidents,roof crush accidents,floor opening falls,logging accidents,welding accidents and other related on the job injuries. The cncept of third party liability falls into paly here as well. Injury lawyers aslo help victims walking near construction sites who are injured

 
  
   
 

Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers are injury lawyers that deal exclusively with the elderly injured in nursing homes. This can include fractures,attacks,poor care,misdiagnosis and an entire gamut of potential injuries. Nursing home Injury lawyers are  experienced in  Nursing Home regulations and Nursing Home  injury law.

Medical Malpractice Lawyers deal with Hospital,Doctor,CNA and any negligent actions of a helth care provider

Birth Injury Lawyers deal with medical complications that may arise and put your baby’s health at risk. When a doctor or medical professional does not handle the situation properly, your infant may suffer injuries or illnesses that can leave him or her permanently disabled. In the worst cases, mishandled childbirth complications may result in death.Birth Injury lawyers have experience in the special considerations of these types of medical malpractice injuries

Child Injury lawyers  protect  a defenseless child who may fall victim to the negligence, recklessness, or carelessness of others. Child injury lawyers are also school bus injury lawyers. Schools are very often negligent and cause injuries to children School yard injuries,playground injuries,sports injuries,negligent coach, hallway injuries are examples

A Brain Damage injury Lawyer will help you if  you or a loved one has suffered cranial damage due to someone else's negligence. Brain damage lawyers have extensive knowledge regarding the consequences of brain trauma.

Burn Injury  attorneys  deal with some of the most devastating injuries imaginable. Burn injuries include first,second, and thid degree burns and inhalation injuires. Burn injuries can be personal injury or workers compnsation claims.
 An average hospital cost of a burn injury can range anywhere from $50,000 to $200,000, depending on the severity of the injuries sustained.  Serious burn injuries often require skin grafts, reconstructive surgery, and a period of physical therapy.  The financial impact of a burn injury can be quite substantial.  The pain and suffering involved can be devastating.

A Pharmacy Error Lawyer Medication errors are one of the most common medical mistakes made by health care providers. The errors a pharmacist or a pharmacy technician may make include  errors made in dispensing medication. This could be the wrong medication to the wrong patient,wrong dosage,or incorrect labeling.

Catastrophic Injury Lawyer deals with  an injury that is extremely serious and that results in long-lasting medical condition, permanent disability, and shortened life expectancy. It usually affects at least one system of the body and causes much suffering to the victim. It could come in the form of a traumatic brain injury, for example, or the loss of a limb, severe burns, a spinal cord injury, or other neurological disorders Catastrophic injuries are usually sustained from 18 whell truck accidents,airplane crashes,train accidents and auto crashes

Airline Accident Lawyers deal with airplane crashes and aviation accidents. They are castrophic injury lawyers and deal with severe injury and Wrongful death.

Train Accident Attorneys deal with transit disasters and are castrophic injury lawyers. Train wrecks are rare but when the happen people are severly injured or killed. A personal Injury  liability lawyer with experioence in deaiing with the rules and regulations of Mass Transit disasters should be retained.

Premises Liability Attorneys help  individuals who have  suffered personal injuries in someone else’s property.  Premises liability injury lawyers claim damages against the property owner who caused you the damages. You should get the legal representations of premise liability lawyers who specialize on premise liability claims. Pemise liability lawyers deal with victims of crime on a property with poor security or broken secutity equipment.

Social Security Disability Lawyers protect the right of permanently disabled individuals

Depuy Hip Replacement litigation injury lawyers are filing lawsuits ageinst the manufacturers of the DepuyASR,Zimmer Duram Cup and other faulty hip replacement products. Johnson and Johnsons recalled Depuy Hip Replacement Device has been the target of mass litigations for the defective prothesis.

Class Action Litigation injury lawyers file injury lawsuits for grups of individuals injured by medical devices,pharmaceutical products, insurance companies and other large group litigations. A current example is athe Avaulta Vaginal Mesh or the Depuy Hip Replacement.

FELA Lawyers Railroad worker injury lawyers file suit on behalf of injured railroad workers.An injury on the railway can range from a minor sprain to a spinal injury so severe that it leads to death.  Some of the most common injuries that affect railway workers are:

  •     Head trauma and brain injuries
  •     Knee injuries
  •     Back injuries
  •     Neck injuries
  •     Carpal tunnel syndrome
  •     Spinal cord injuries
     

Personal Injury

Personal injury is the area of law that offers compensation to victims who have been injured or killed as the result of another person’s or company’s reckless or negligent actions. Personal injury victims typically suffer from extensive physical and psychological injuries, and often require expensive medical care and treatment. Victims should be entitled to monetary compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life. If you have been injured dial 1- 800-733-5342 today

Free legal Shield Attorney referral Service has Florida lawyers for personal injury ready to help you if you have been injured in the following Florida cities: Boca Raton, Bradenton, Cape Coral, Clearwater, Coral Gables, Daytona, Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Fort Pierce, Fort Walton Beach, Gainesville, Hialeah, Hollywood, Homestead, Jacksonville, Key West, Kissimmee, Lakeland, Largo, Melbourne, Miami Miami Beach, Naples, New Smyrna Beach, Ocala, Orlando, Panama City, Pensacola, Plantation, Pompano Beach, Port Saint Lucie, Palm Beach, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tampa, Tarpon Springs, Titusville, Venice, Vero Beach, West Palm Beach, West Pensacola, Winter Garden, Winter Haven, and Winter Park.

Free legal Shied  has Florida Lawyers for  personal injury ready to help you if you have been injured in the following counties:Alachua, Baker, Bay, Bradford, Brevard, Broward, Calhoun, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Columbia, DeSoto, Dixie, Duval, Escambia, Flagler, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Glades, Gulf, Hamilton, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Holmes, Indian, River, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lake, Lee, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Madison, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Nassau, Okaloosa, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Santa, Rosa, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Sumter, Suwannee, Taylor, Union, Volusia, Wakulla, Walton, and Washington

We also have Lawyers for personal injury in the following Georgia counties and cities: Fulton County, DeKalb County, Atlanta GA, Sandy Springs GA, East Point GA, Redan GA, Riverdale GA, Snellville GA, Conyers GA, Covington GA, McDonough GA, Hampton GA, Lawrenceville GA, Johns Creek GA, Roswell GA, Woodstock GA, Marietta GA, Smyrna GA, Mableton GA, Douglasville GA, Buford GA, Canton, GA

To schedule a free consultation, with a personal injury wrongful death lawyer please call our office at 800-733-5342.

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Lawyers for Benzine Exposure and Mesothelioma

Benzene Exposure has been  Blamed for Causing Leukemia and Anemia

If you have inhaled benzene as a result of your employment for a long period of time call 1 800 733 5342 for a workers compensation lawyer experienced in Benzene exposure today.

Mesothelioma is a malignant cancer of the lining of the lungs, heart, or abdomen that is caused by inhaling asbestos fibers. Many mesothelioma victims are given 8 to 12 months to live.

In addition to mesothelioma, workplace exposure to asbestos can also increase the risk of lung cancer, asbestosis, and other diseases of the larynx, lungs, kidneys, and other internal organs.

Benzene is now known to be the cause of various kinds of acute and chronic leukemia as well as non-Hodgkins lymphoma and aplastic anemia. These illnesses may affect you shortly after exposure to benzene or take years to develop.

Petroleum and tire workers, painters, and mechanics are among the groups of workers who are exposed to benzene both through inhaled fumes and contact with the skin on a daily basis

The toxic chemical benzene is a solvent found in a variety of other chemicals, including most glues, adhesives, paints and stains, plastics, and pesticides. It is also used in gasoline and cigarettes. Benzene is one of the most common chemicals in the world and is a leading cause of deadly cancers, including Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, and anemia.

Benzene Exposure Risks

Benzene is used in so many chemicals and products, millions of Americans have been exposed to it in levels that are potentially harmful. The following products are among the most common sources of benzene:

  • Paint and stain fumes
  • Manufacturing of plastics, detergents, glues and dyes
  • Pesticides
  • Hazardous waste areas
  • Cigarettes
  • Gas Refineries
  • oil rig workers
  • Burning coal and oil
  • Automotive exhaust

Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)

Acute Myelogenous Leukemia is a rare, but deadly form of cancer that affects the myeloid line of white blood cells. It causes rapid growth of abnormal cells, which then build up in the bone marrow and interfere with the production of normal blood cells. AML is the most common type of acute leukemia among American adults and becomes more common as people age. About 13,000 people are diagnosed with AML each year in the United States, including about 4,200 in children under age 19. AML currently accounts for about 1.2% of all cancer deaths in the United States, but that number is expected to rise as the nation’s population grows older.

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) is another disease commonly associated with benzene exposure. CLL affects a type of white blood cell called “B Cells” which are infection fighters inside the bone marrow. CLL damages the B Cells so they can no longer fight infection. When this happens, infections can quickly spread throughout the body.

Benzene Exposure Symptoms

 

Benzene exposure can result in the following symptoms:

  •     Abdominal pain or “fullness”
  •     Abnormal bleeding
  •     Bone or joint pain
  •     Enlarged spleen, lymph nodes, and liver
  •     Excessive bruising
  •     Fatigue
  •     Fever
  •     Infection
  •     Malaise (vague feeling of bodily discomfort)
  •     Reduced tolerance for exercise
  •     Weight loss

These symptoms are also often associated with the flu or other common diseases. To determine if benzene exposure is the cause of these symptoms a blood test can be used. Doctors then analyze the blood to check for a specific blood abnormality related to benzene exposure.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and believe you have been exposed to benzene, you should consult with your doctor and inform him/her of your possible benzene exposure. Your doctor may then make arrangements for a diagnostic test. Once you know you have Benzene related exposure comolications contact a workers compensation lawyer experienced in Benzene exposure.

Attorney referral Service has Mesothelioma Workers Compensation  Attorneys ready to help you if you have been injured in the following Florida cities: Boca Raton, Bradenton, Cape Coral, Clearwater, Coral Gables, Daytona, Delray Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Fort Pierce, Fort Walton Beach, Gainesville, Hialeah, Hollywood, Homestead, Jacksonville, Key West, Kissimmee, Lakeland, Largo, Melbourne, Miami Miami Beach, Naples, New Smyrna Beach, Ocala, Orlando, Panama City, Pensacola, Plantation, Pompano Beach, Port Saint Lucie, Palm Beach, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tampa, Tarpon Springs, Titusville, Venice, Vero Beach, West Palm Beach, West Pensacola, Winter Garden, Winter Haven, and Winter Park.

Attorney Referral — Florida  Mesothelioma Workers Compensation   Lawyers are ready to help you if you have been injured in the following counties:Alachua, Baker, Bay, Bradford, Brevard, Broward, Calhoun, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Columbia, DeSoto, Dixie, Duval, Escambia, Flagler, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Glades, Gulf, Hamilton, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Holmes, Indian, River, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lake, Lee, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Madison, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Nassau, Okaloosa, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Santa, Rosa, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Sumter, Suwannee, Taylor, Union, Volusia, Wakulla, Walton, and Washington

We also have Mesotherlioma Workers Compensation lawyers in the following Georgia counties and cities: Fulton County, DeKalb County, Atlanta GA, Sandy Springs GA, East Point GA, Redan GA, Riverdale GA, Snellville GA, Conyers GA, Covington GA, McDonough GA, Hampton GA, Lawrenceville GA, Johns Creek GA, Roswell GA, Woodstock GA, Marietta GA, Smyrna GA, Mableton GA, Douglasville GA, Buford GA, Canton, GA.Columbus, Albany