Skilled Mesothelioma Lawyers Serving Clients Throughout Birmingham, Nashville and Nationwide
“After witnessing thousands of cases, I truly believe mesothelioma to be the most devastating of all cancers. I have watched family after family slowly comprehend that this was completely preventable and purely a case of corporate greed. It is a proud part of my life’s work to ensure mesothelioma victims and their families receive the justice they deserve and the corporations responsible pay for their greed.”
Asbestos-related disease is any illness brought on by exposure to asbestos.
Besides mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer almost always linked to asbestos, a number of other diseases can also be caused by asbestos exposure. Asbestos exposure can cause lung cancer or cancer of the esophagus, larynx, pharynx, stomach, colon, or rectum. Exposure can also cause non-cancerous or non-malignant diseases, including asbestosis and pleural disease.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with or died from one of these diseases, call (877) 562-0000 now or contact us online for a free consultation. We may be able to help you receive compensation.
Cancers Caused by Asbestos Exposure
- Lung cancer
- Other cancers:
Asbestos in the Workplace
If you have worked in any of these jobs, you may have been exposed to asbestos:
- Aircraft mechanic
- Forklift operator
- Navy Personnel
- Power plant worker
- Steel worker
Products That Can Contain Asbestos
If you have worked with or been exposed to the products below, you may have been exposed to asbestos.
- Asbestos cement
- Asbestos cloth
- Ceiling tiles
- Electrical cable/wire
- Electrical controls/meters
- Floor tile
- Joint compound
- Pipe insulation/covering
- Raw fiber
- Refractory cement or other products
- Rock wool
- Roofing cement/felt/tar/sealant
- Welding rods
Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts
Asbestos litigation began in the United States during the 1970s, and by 2002 defendants paid over $49 billion in compensation to claimants. As more and more lawsuits began to be filed, many asbestos defendants filed for bankruptcy protection and reorganization under section 524(g) of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.
Reorganization does not mean that an asbestos defendant has run out of money, but rather that it has a large amount of asbestos liabilities. Reorganization allows the defendants to pay claims while protecting their assets. Courts have ordered many of the primary asbestos defendants who have filed for bankruptcy to set up personal injury trust funds specifically to compensate asbestos victims. These types of funds are also called Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts.
Asbestos Bankruptcy Claims
These Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts are set up to provide payments for all present and future asbestos injury victims. Payments usually equal only a small portion of their true value. Because of our knowledge and experience, the asbestos lawyers at Cory Watson Attorneys are able to efficiently and effectively establish the rights of our clients to the money that has been put into these asbestos trusts for victims of mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases. We fight for every dollar owed our clients by these asbestos trusts.
We are able to so effectively process asbestos bankruptcy claims because of our specialized knowledge and dedicated staff. Our asbestos lawyers know exactly what needs to be done to maximize the payments to our clients. Assisting our attorneys is our large, dedicated asbestos bankruptcy department. As a result of our size, we can quickly and efficiently complete and file claims against the many companies that have filed for bankruptcy and get you the compensation you rightfully deserve.
When will I receive my asbestos bankruptcy settlements?
The time it takes companies to plan, establish, and begin asbestos payouts from their trusts can be anywhere from several months to several years. While no firm can avoid these delays to payments, the hard work and experience of our dedicated asbestos attorneys and bankruptcy staff means that our clients receive their settlements as fast as possible.
Having filed over 60,000 individual bankruptcy claims with forty-six different bankruptcy trusts means our staff is intimately familiar with the processes, requirements, and formats required by each trust. Our experience allows us to cut out delays caused by missing or incomplete information.
Our Asbestos Lawyers Help Victims Nationwide
If you or a loved one developed mesothelioma, lung cancer, or cancer of the esophagus, larynx, pharynx, stomach, colon, or rectum, the experienced asbestos lawyers at Cory Watson Attorneys are ready to fight for you. Call us at (877) 562-0000 or fill out our free initial consultation form. It takes just minutes to contact us, and the initial consultation is always free. Don’t wait to reach out – contact us today!
This law firm is not affiliated with, sponsored by or associated with the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation.