Alabama Mesothelioma Lawyer

Alabama mesothelioma lawyers can help civilians, veterans, and loved ones affected by this rare cancer seek justice and closure. These attorneys file asbestos lawsuits — which typically award $1 million or more — on behalf of mesothelioma patients. The Mesothelioma Veterans Center can help you find top Alabama mesothelioma lawyers right now if eligible.

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How Can Mesothelioma Lawyers in Alabama Help Me?

Asbestos attorneys in Alabama can help you pursue justice and financial compensation if you or someone you love were diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma is a rare cancer caused by asbestos exposure, and between the 1930s and early 1980s, millions of people were exposed because the risks were hidden by major manufacturers.

An Alabama mesothelioma lawyer may be able to file lawsuits and other claims on your behalf to seek compensation and hold manufacturers of asbestos-containing products accountable. Lawsuits often award millions of dollars, and the U.S. military and government are never sued.

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Our partner Alabama mesothelioma lawyers have recovered more than $53 million for veterans and civilians in the state.

Alabama veterans with mesothelioma may also qualify for benefits offered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Our VA-accredited attorneys can help veterans file for VA benefits or increase their VA payouts after a diagnosis. Veterans can get VA benefits even if they file a lawsuit.

Find the best attorneys to handle your case by downloading our Free Questions to Ask a Mesothelioma Lawyer checklist. From there, our team can recommend top Alabama mesothelioma lawyers to help you if you have a case.

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What Areas of Alabama Do Mesothelioma Lawyers Serve?

Alabama lawyers help mesothelioma victims across the state, including in:

  • Auburn
  • Birmingham
  • Decatur
  • Dothan
  • Gadsden
  • Hoover
  • Huntsville
  • Madison
  • Mobile
  • Montgomery
  • Pell City
  • Talladega
  • Tuscaloosa

Our partner Alabama mesothelioma lawyers may be able to assist you even if your city isn’t listed above. Contact us now to get help finding top asbestos attorneys in Alabama.

Who Can Work With Alabama Mesothelioma Lawyers?

Veterans, civilians, or family members affected by a mesothelioma diagnosis may qualify to work with asbestos lawyers in Alabama.

You may be eligible to work with a lawyer if you:

  • Were exposed to asbestos 10-50 years ago and now have mesothelioma, lung cancer, or another illness caused by this toxic mineral
  • Lost a loved one to mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease

You may qualify to work with an Alabama mesothelioma attorney even if you don’t remember being exposed to asbestos. Alabama lawyers can trace your exposure to determine when, where, and how you were put at risk.

Alabama Asbestos Statutes of Limitations

Every state has laws called statutes of limitations that prevent people from filing mesothelioma lawsuits if too much time passes.

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Under Alabama law, residents have 2 years to file lawsuits after they receive a mesothelioma diagnosis or if a loved one died from this cancer.

It’s key to reach out to an Alabama mesothelioma lawyer as soon as possible. Top asbestos attorneys in Alabama can help you file before time runs out.

Call (877) 450-8973 to connect with an Alabama mesothelioma lawyer now.

Types of Compensation for Mesothelioma in Alabama

Alabama residents affected by mesothelioma have several options to pursue compensation with help from a lawyer, depending on the nature of their case.

See how an Alabama asbestos attorney may be able to secure different types of mesothelioma compensation below.

Mesothelioma Lawsuits

Through an Alabama mesothelioma lawsuit, lawyers will demand compensation from companies that made and sold the asbestos-containing products you were exposed to.

The average mesothelioma lawsuit pays out over $1 million on average, with some clients getting even more. Further, many of our partner lawyer’s past clients received the first payouts from their lawsuits in 90 days or less.

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Asbestos Trust Fund Claims

Many manufacturers of asbestos-containing products filed for bankruptcy to avoid lawsuits but still stay in business. However, the bankruptcy courts forced these companies to set aside money in trusts to help mesothelioma victims.

Dozens of asbestos trust funds exist today, and they contain more than $30 billion in total. You may qualify for some of this money if you have mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease and were exposed to asbestos products made by companies that maintain trusts.

Our partner Alabama mesothelioma lawyers may be able to help you file trust fund claims alongside asbestos lawsuits, maximizing your potential payout.

VA Benefits

Veterans with mesothelioma may qualify for a wide range of benefits offered by the VA.

Top mesothelioma VA benefits include:

  • Disability compensation worth nearly $4,000 a month in many cases
  • Low-cost or free mesothelioma treatment through VA health care
  • Pension plans for low-income veterans
  • Survivor benefits

The Mesothelioma Veterans Center has VA-accredited attorneys on staff who can help veterans in Alabama apply for VA benefits or increase them.

Veterans with mesothelioma typically receive a 100% disability rating following a diagnosis, meaning they may be entitled to higher disability payouts with a benefits increase.

Further, veterans can seek VA benefits and compensation from lawsuits and trust funds at the same time with our help. Call (877) 450-8973 to find out your eligibility.

Mesothelioma Claim Filing Process in Alabama

You can file a mesothelioma claim (lawsuit) in Alabama relatively simply with the help of an experienced lawyer. See each step in the process below.

1. Speak With an Asbestos Attorney

First, connect with an Alabama mesothelioma lawyer who can determine if you have a valid case. The best attorneys will have many years, if not decades, of experience helping other asbestos patients get financial compensation.

The Mesothelioma Veterans Center works with top asbestos attorneys in Alabama. Find a skilled mesothelioma lawyer right now.

2. Gather Evidence for the Case

Once you’ve agreed to work with an Alabama mesothelioma law firm, they and their legal team can start building a lawsuit. To do this, they’ll gather evidence such as medical bills and documents, military service records, and information about any civilian jobs you held.

They’ll use this information to determine when, where, and how you were exposed to asbestos, how this exposure caused your cancer, and which companies may be to blame.

3. File Your Mesothelioma Lawsuit

Once a strong lawsuit has been built, your Alabama asbestos lawyers will file it on your behalf. You won’t have to file the lawsuit yourself. This saves you and your family time and stress.

All manufacturers of asbestos-containing products named in the lawsuit must respond, or they could automatically lose the case.

4. Settle or Go to Trial

After the lawsuit has been filed, your Alabama mesothelioma lawyers will try to negotiate a financial payout from the lawyers representing the companies involved.

In over 99% of cases, mesothelioma lawsuits reach out-of-court settlements. Through a settlement, the lawyers for the asbestos companies will agree to pay a lump sum to avoid a trial.

The lawsuit may go to trial in the rare event that a settlement isn’t reached. A jury or judge will determine how much compensation (if any) you deserve. Trials add more time to the case, and since they’re unpredictable, most lawyers want to avoid them.

Alabama Asbestos Settlement Amounts

The average mesothelioma settlement is between $1 million and $1.4 million, but this number can vary significantly depending on the factors in each case.

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Our partner Alabama mesothelioma attorneys will try to secure the largest settlement or trial verdict possible for you.

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Alabama Residents and the Dangers of Asbestos

Many Alabama residents were at risk of asbestos exposure — the only known cause of mesothelioma — before the early 1980s. Job sites and military bases were some of the most common sites for exposure.

Find out where you may have been exposed to asbestos below.

Asbestos Job Sites in Alabama

Asbestos was commonly used on job sites like shipyards, steel mills, factories, power plants, and oil refineries. In fact, there were nearly 2,200 high-risk job sites in Alabama.

Alabama asbestos job sites include:

  • Alabama Gas Company in Tuscaloosa
  • American Laundry Company in Mobile
  • Beaunit Fibers in Childersburg
  • Bristol Steel in Birmingham
  • Central Mills in Sylacauga
  • Electric Lighting Company of Mobile
  • Heath Metals in Munford
  • Hess Burner in Mobile
  • Ingalls Shipbuilding in Decatur
  • M.W. Smith Lumber in Camden
  • Reynolds Metals in Childersburg
  • University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa

Our partner Alabama mesothelioma lawyers can help determine if you were exposed to asbestos at your job.

Military Bases

Military bases across Alabama and the rest of the country relied on asbestos-containing products between the 1930s and early 1980s. The military believed asbestos was a safe and effective building material since manufacturers hid the risks.

Military bases in Alabama where asbestos was used include:

  • Alabama Army Ammunition Plant in Childersburg
  • Anniston Army Depot Base in Bynum
  • Aviation Training Center Coast Guard Base in Mobile
  • Brookley Air Force Base in Mobile
  • Fort Rucker in Dale County
  • Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base in Montgomery
  • Redstone Arsenal Army Base in Huntsville
  • Tyndall Air Force Base in Tuskegee
  • U.S. Navy Bureau Yards & Docks in Mobile

The Mesothelioma Veterans Center is here to support veterans in Alabama who are fighting mesothelioma. Call (877) 450-8973 to learn if you can work with a lawyer to get VA benefits and compensation.

Areas of Alabama Linked to Asbestos-Related Deaths

The Environmental Working Group Action Fund has compiled data for Alabama asbestos-related deaths from 1999 to 2017. There were 3,845 deaths linked to asbestos in Alabama during this period.

The five counties with the most asbestos-related deaths in this time were:

  • Mobile County: 597 deaths, with an average of 31 per year
  • Jefferson County: 595 deaths, with an average of 31 per year
  • Baldwin County: 219 deaths, with an average of 11 per year
  • Lauderdale County: 151 deaths, with an average of 7 per year
  • Madison County: 134 deaths, with an average of 7 per year

Laws on Asbestos in Alabama

Many older structures in Alabama still contain asbestos today. Because of the dangers, many laws have been put into place to protect residents and workers from exposure.

Asbestos laws and regulations in Alabama include:

  • Alabama Asbestos Contractor Accreditation Program: Anyone performing asbestos-related work in Alabama must receive accreditation from the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM). This ensures the workers won’t put anyone at risk of exposure.
  • Asbestos Abatement Requirements/Codes: These provide regulations on certification requirements for workers, notification requirements before performing demolition, and proper asbestos waste disposal.

These regulations are helpful to prevent new cases of mesothelioma, but there’s no way to prevent the cancer in those already exposed. Further, since it takes 10-50 years for mesothelioma to develop after exposure, new cases continue to be diagnosed in Alabama every year.

If you or a loved one developed mesothelioma after exposure to asbestos decades ago, an attorney can pursue justice and compensation on your behalf.

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Find an Alabama Mesothelioma Lawyer Today

Alabama mesothelioma lawyers may be able to help you or a U.S. veteran you love seek financial compensation after being diagnosed with this cancer. Top Alabama attorneys make the legal process as easy and stress-free as possible for you and your family.

Asbestos attorneys in Alabama can:

  • Build the strongest lawsuit possible for you
  • Collect and sort relevant evidence
  • File a lawsuit on your behalf and within the state’s deadlines
  • Secure strong legal settlements or take the case to trial if needed

The Mesothelioma Veterans Center has helped thousands of other veterans and civilians with mesothelioma access legal assistance and justice. Find a top Alabama mesothelioma lawyer now.

Alabama Mesothelioma Lawyer FAQs

Who is the lawyer for mesothelioma in Alabama?

Simmons Hanly Conroy lawyers have partnered with the Mesothelioma Veterans Center to help Alabama residents with this cancer.

Simmons Hanly Conroy has over 20 years of experience helping mesothelioma patients and will fight to get the highest payouts possible. The firm’s lawyers have recovered over $53 million for mesothelioma patients in Alabama.

Further, Simmons Hanly Conroy’s Alabama mesothelioma lawyers will do all of the work associated with filing a lawsuit at no upfront cost, meaning there’s no added stress or financial risk.

What is the statute of limitations on asbestos in Alabama?

The statute of limitations to file an asbestos lawsuit in Alabama is 2 years. For best results, work with an experienced Alabama mesothelioma lawyer who can make sure your lawsuit is filed in time.

What is the mesothelioma lawsuit about?

Alabama mesothelioma lawsuits demand compensation from major corporations that manufactured products using asbestos — the only known cause of this cancer — and hid the risks for decades.

A mesothelioma lawsuit allows patients and their families to seek financial compensation for any expenses related to their illness, and holds these corporations accountable for their wrongdoing.

Our partner Alabama mesothelioma lawyers can help you file a lawsuit right now if you qualify. Call (877) 450-8973 to get started.

What is the average payout for mesothelioma victims?

Our partner attorneys typically secure $1 million or more on average for Alabama mesothelioma victims. That said, the payouts could be higher or lower depending on the specific case.

For example, our Alabama mesothelioma lawyers once secured $4.86 million for a resident of Greenville who got sick from secondhand exposure.

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Christopher Dryfoos is a journalist and member of the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA). As the grandson of the U.S. Navy’s first forensic pathologist, he aims to help veterans with mesothelioma access needed care.

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