Alaska Mesothelioma Lawyer

U.S. veterans and civilians living in Alaska with mesothelioma may qualify to work with top asbestos attorneys. These lawyers can help mesothelioma patients get legal compensation for medical bills and other expenses. We can help you find top Alaska mesothelioma lawyers now if you qualify.

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How Can Alaska Mesothelioma Lawyers Help Me?

If you or a loved one lives in Alaska and is fighting mesothelioma — a cancer caused by asbestos — a skilled lawyer may be able to assist you.

Top mesothelioma lawyers in Alaska can file a lawsuit on your behalf so you can receive financial compensation without any extra stress or hassle.

The average mesothelioma lawsuit pays out $1 million or more, which can help you afford any cancer-related expenses. You may start to get compensation in 90 days or less by working with a top attorney.

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Further, if you’re a U.S. veteran with mesothelioma, rest assured that your attorney won’t sue the military or government. Alaska mesothelioma lawyers only file lawsuits against companies that made asbestos-based products and hid the health risks for decades.

We can help you find the best Alaska mesothelioma lawyers for your case. Use our Free Questions to Ask a Mesothelioma Attorney checklist now to get started.

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What Areas of Alaska Do Mesothelioma Lawyers Serve?

Alaska asbestos attorneys help people in:

  • Anchorage
  • Fairbanks
  • Juneau
  • Kenai
  • Ketchikan
  • Kodiak
  • Palmer
  • Sitka

Don’t see your city listed above? Call (877) 450-8973 — our partner Alaska mesothelioma law firm may still be able to help you.

Who Can Work With Alaska Mesothelioma Lawyers?

Alaska mesothelioma lawyers can assist U.S. veterans, civilians, and loved ones harmed by asbestos-related diseases.

An attorney may be able to help if you:

  • Were exposed to asbestos through military service or civilian work
  • Lived with someone who worked with or around asbestos
  • Developed mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease as a result
  • Lost a loved one to mesothelioma

If you meet these criteria, an Alaska mesothelioma law firm can recommend the next steps for filing a lawsuit and pursuing compensation.

Statute of Limitations on Alaska Mesothelioma Lawsuits

You need to connect with an Alaska mesothelioma lawyer quickly if you want to file a lawsuit after your diagnosis. This is because a law known as the statute of limitations prevents you from filing your lawsuit if too much time passes.

Did you know?

Under the statute of limitations in Alaska, you have 2 years from the date of your diagnosis or a loved one’s death to file.

Top Alaska mesothelioma lawyers understand how the statute of limitations impacts your case and can help you file before it runs out.

Types of Compensation for Mesothelioma in Alaska

There are three main types of compensation for mesothelioma that you may be able to access with an Alaska asbestos attorney’s help, depending on the nature of your case.

Learn about the different forms of mesothelioma compensation below.

Mesothelioma Lawsuits

Top Alaska mesothelioma lawyers can file a lawsuit on your behalf against asbestos companies that harmed you.

The average mesothelioma lawsuit is worth $1 million or more and is typically filed against multiple companies. This is because you may have been exposed to many asbestos-based products made by different companies during your work or military service.

Find the best attorneys to handle your mesothelioma lawsuit with our Free Questions to Ask a Mesothelioma Lawyer checklist.

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Asbestos Trust Funds

Your Alaska mesothelioma lawyer can’t file lawsuits against bankrupt asbestos companies. However, you can still get compensation from these companies by filing asbestos trust fund claims.

Bankrupt asbestos companies were forced by the U.S. court system to set up trust funds if they wanted to stay in business. Over $30 billion is available across all trusts.

Our Alaska asbestos lawyers can help you file both lawsuits and trust fund claims at the same time.

VA Benefits

If you’re a veteran with mesothelioma, you may qualify to access a wide range of benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Top mesothelioma VA benefits include:

  • Disability payments worth almost $4,000 a month
  • Low-cost or free treatments from top VA mesothelioma doctors
  • Survivor pensions

The Mesothelioma Veterans Center can help you file for VA benefits or increase your disability rating if you already have benefits and were just diagnosed. Mesothelioma is considered a 100% disability, so you can get higher monthly payouts and lower VA health care costs.

Further, you can still access VA benefits even if you file a lawsuit or asbestos trust fund claim. Call (877) 450-8973 now to get started.

How to File a Mesothelioma Lawsuit in Alaska

There are several steps to take when filing a mesothelioma lawsuit in Alaska. Learn how our partner Alaska mesothelioma lawyers make the process easy below.

1. Contact an Alaska Mesothelioma Lawyer

First, reach out to an experienced mesothelioma lawyer in Alaska who can determine if you’re able to file. The best mesothelioma attorneys will review your case for free and charge no upfront costs.

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2. Build Your Lawsuit

If you have a case and agree to work with an Alaska asbestos attorney, they can start building your lawsuit.

To do so, your Alaska lawyers will determine:

  1. When, where, and how you were exposed to asbestos
  2. How this exposure led to your mesothelioma diagnosis
  3. Which companies made the asbestos products you were exposed to
  4. If these companies can be sued or if they have trust funds

Top Alaska mesothelioma lawyers can also gather information like medical documents and employment or military service records to support your claim.

3. File Your Mesothelioma Lawsuit

Once your Alaska mesothelioma lawyers have all the information needed for your lawsuit, they’ll file it on your behalf — making the process hassle-free for you and your loved ones.

The best asbestos lawyers will make sure to file the lawsuit before the statute of limitations runs out and in the most appropriate court jurisdiction for your case.

4. Secure Compensation

Top Alaska mesothelioma attorneys will work to secure a strong financial payout for you and your loved ones after your lawsuit has been filed.

To do this, your attorneys will negotiate with lawyers representing the manufacturers of asbestos-containing products named in the lawsuit.

Almost all mesothelioma lawsuits reach out-of-court settlements, where the lawyers for the asbestos companies agree to pay you to avoid an in-court trial.

Trials are very rare and unpredictable, as a judge or jury could award more or less compensation than a settlement. That said, top mesothelioma attorneys in Alaska can make sure your lawsuit is as strong as possible in case a trial occurs.

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Alaska Asbestos Settlement Amounts

The average mesothelioma settlement is worth over $1 million, but some of our past clients in Alaska have received even higher payouts.

Recent Alaska settlements and verdicts we’ve secured include:

Our Alaska asbestos lawyers will strive to get you quickly and fairly compensated.

Alaska Residents and Asbestos Exposure

Both U.S. veterans and civilians across Alaska could have been exposed to asbestos in a variety of ways — most notably at job sites and military bases.

Learn more about high-risk asbestos sites in Alaska below.

Asbestos Job Sites in Alaska

Asbestos can be found across a variety of job sites in Alaska, such as power plants, shipyards, and construction sites.

Asbestos job sites in Alaska include:

  • Alaska Insulation in Fort Greely
  • Bernice Lake Power Station in Anchorage
  • Big Delta Missile Tracking Station in Big Delta
  • Evan Jones Coal Company in Jonesville
  • King Salmon Radar Site in King Salmon
  • Shell Oil in Kenai
  • Standard Oil Company in Kenai
  • University of Alaska Power Plant

The list above includes just a few of many job sites in the state where asbestos-containing products were used.

As workers handled asbestos, fibers could be released into the air. Anyone who breathed or swallowed them could develop mesothelioma 10-50 years later.

Military Bases

Asbestos-containing products were commonly used on military bases in Alaska and the rest of the country due to their heat- and water-resistant properties.

Military bases in Alaska that used asbestos include:

  • Eielson Air Force Base in Fairbanks
  • Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage
  • Fort Richardson in Anchorage
  • Ladd Air Force Base in Fairbanks
  • Tin City Air Force Station in Seward Peninsula

Every branch of the U.S. military heavily relied on asbestos-containing products in bases, ships, and other assets before the dangers became fully understood in the early 1980s.

Prior to this, service members didn’t know the risks because private companies that made asbestos products hid the facts.

Areas of Alaska Linked to Asbestos-Related Deaths

According to data compiled by the Environmental Working Group, over 500 people lost their lives to asbestos-related diseases between the years 1999 and 2017.

Alaska boroughs with the most deaths during this time were:

Anchorage Borough: 251 deaths
Matanuska-Susitna Borough: 57 deaths
Kenai Peninsula Borough: 53 deaths
Fairbanks North Star Borough: 42 deaths
Juneau Borough: 19 deaths

If you lost a loved one to mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease in Alaska, a top attorney may be able to help you. Call (877) 450-8973 to get help finding mesothelioma lawyers in Alaska.

Laws on Asbestos in Alaska

Laws and regulations on asbestos in Alaska are intended to protect both workers and the public from risk of exposure.

Alaska laws require anyone working with or overseeing asbestos abatement (where dangerous products are removed or sealed) to have special training and certification.

Further, notification forms must be submitted at least 10 days before beginning any type of work that could disturb asbestos.

Alaska asbestos laws are regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Alaska Occupational Safety and Health (AKOSH) agency.

Find an Alaska Mesothelioma Lawyer Today

Alaska mesothelioma lawyers can help you and your family seek financial compensation and justice after a diagnosis. By working with our partner mesothelioma attorneys, the legal process is simple and stress-free.

Our Alaska asbestos lawyers:

  • Charge no upfront fees for their services
  • Have years of experience in filing mesothelioma lawsuits
  • Know how to build and file the strongest legal case possible
  • Secure the first legal payouts in 90 days or less
  • Work to get the highest amount of compensation for your case

Don’t wait: Find top mesothelioma lawyers or call (877) 450-8973 to get help filing lawsuits and pursuing VA benefits if eligible. The Mesothelioma Veterans Center stands ready to assist you and your family.

Alaska Mesothelioma Lawyer FAQs

What is a mesothelioma lawsuit?

A mesothelioma lawsuit allows you or a U.S. veteran you love to get compensation from asbestos companies.

The average mesothelioma lawsuit awards $1 million or more, with no legal action taken against the U.S. military or government.

It’s possible to file lawsuits with an Alaska lawyer’s help since companies used asbestos between the 1930s and early 1980s and hid the fact that exposure caused deadly diseases like mesothelioma.

You can often start to get lawsuit compensation in 90 days by working with a top attorney.

What is an asbestos lawyer?

An asbestos lawyer is an attorney who specifically helps those with mesothelioma or other asbestos-related diseases get compensation.

The Mesothelioma Veterans Center works with some of the best asbestos attorneys in Alaska. Our partner lawyers have secured millions of dollars for mesothelioma patients in the state.

Call (877) 450-8973 to get help finding an Alaska asbestos lawyer.

How much asbestos exposure causes mesothelioma?

There is no safe level of asbestos exposure. Even a single asbestos fiber can lead to mesothelioma or other cancers later in life.

That said, those with the highest risk of exposure worked with or around asbestos products like cement, insulation, and gaskets for long spans of time at their jobs or during military service.

A top Alaska mesothelioma lawyer can help determine when, where, and how you may have been exposed if you aren’t sure.

How can I find an Alaska mesothelioma lawyer?

Use our Free Questions to Ask a Mesothelioma Lawyer checklist or call (877) 450-8973 now to get help finding the best Alaska attorney to handle your case.

We have relationships with experienced mesothelioma and asbestos lawyers across the country who may be able to help you.

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Contributing Author

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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