“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.”Ernest Cory Co-Founder
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.
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
Hear From Our Clients
At Cory Watson Attorneys, we believe the true measure of our firm’s successes are the results we achieve that make a difference in our client’s lives.
These clients have first-hand knowledge about what it is like to work with our firm and have experienced our unwavering commitment to putting their needs at the forefront of all that we do.
Hear From Our Clients
- “This has been the most amazing firm I have come in contact with.”
I am currently working with Rick DiGiorgio and his paralegal, Autumn White and they have been working on my cases for over a year. They have been kind, compassionate, they update me weekly and always go over and beyond to make sure I am okay and informed. I couldn’t ask for a better team!- Ashley T.
- “I cannot thank them enough for their professionalism, kindness and expertise.”
I went through terrible trauma and to know that the firm had our best interest in mind during a long process of dr appointments, hospital bills, mounting debt and stress from the accident was beyond the call of duty. I am thankful they were there by me and my husband every step of the way. If you need an attorney Cory Watson is the firm!- Tracey W.
- “The Cory Watson firm is amazing.”
They helped us navigate through difficult legal issues. The entire staff is very knowledgeable and professional. The dedication and time that Cory Watson took to resolve our issues has left us forever grateful. We have recommended them to many friends and family all receiving the same outstanding service.- Joe T.
- "The compassion that's shown is above and beyond. "
When placed in an already traumatizing life-changing situation, our attorney Hamilton Jordan took the time to reassure our family that we will get through our son's injury and recovery, and he has been beside us every step of the way!!- Shannon K.
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.