If you or a family member is a victim of asbestos-related injuries, such as mesothelioma, our experienced attorneys are here to help. Our mesothelioma attorneys can help you recover compensation for your injuries by filing a mesothelioma lawsuit on your behalf. With a mesothelioma lawsuit, our attorneys can help you recover compensation for expenses such as medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering.
Lawsuits Won by Mesothelioma Attorneys
Since asbestos-related litigation began in the 1970s, mesothelioma attorneys have filed more than 730,000 lawsuits on behalf of mesothelioma victims and other injured clients. Through settlements and large jury verdicts, mesothelioma attorneys have helped clients collect more than $70 billion in compensation for their injuries. In addition, mesothelioma attorneys have helped victims hold more than 8,400 businesses responsible for failing to warn their employees about the risks associated with asbestos exposure.
For example, in 2007, a $3.6 million settlement was reached during a mesothelioma trial, just one day before a jury verdict would have been reached. The lawsuit was filed by attorneys on behalf of Martin Lujan, an 81 year old man from the San Francisco area. During the trial, Mr. Lujan’s attorneys uncovered that Mr. Lujan had been exposed to asbestos while working as a carpenter and construction worker. This asbestos exposure, which came from several companies’ joint compounds, caused Mr. Lujan to develop mesothelioma.
In another mesothelioma lawsuit, attorneys helped the family of Buddy Jones collect $3.4 million. Buddy Jones, who died in 2005 from mesothelioma, was exposed to asbestos at work in a shipyard. In July 2006, a Virginia jury determined that Mr. Jones’ family deserved $10.4 million in the wrongful death suit the family filed against three companies. Although the companies fought the jury verdict, the Jones’ attorneys were able to convince the court to only reduce the verdict to $10 million, which is the amount the Jones initially asked for.
Choosing a Mesothelioma Attorney
Choosing a mesothelioma attorney to represent you in your lawsuit is a very personal decision. However, we invite you to consider Bernstein Liebhard LLP. We believe that you will be impressed by our experience, track record, reputation in the legal community, and the caring, friendly attention you will receive from our attorneys and staff.