Arizona Mesothelioma Lawyer

If you or a veteran you love in Arizona has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, an attorney may be able to help. By working with an Arizona mesothelioma lawyer, you can pursue financial compensation to help cover your medical bills and other expenses. Work with the Mesothelioma Veterans Center to find top Arizona asbestos attorneys right now.

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How Can Arizona Mesothelioma Lawyers Help Me?

Arizona mesothelioma attorneys handle every step in the legal process, making it easier for you and your family to seek compensation.

You may qualify for financial payouts after a mesothelioma diagnosis since the cancer is only caused by asbestos exposure — and companies that made and sold asbestos-containing products hid the risks for decades.

Arizona mesothelioma lawyers can build a strong lawsuit and file it on your behalf. These lawsuits typically award over $1 million and the U.S. military and government are never sued.

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Further, veterans can still file for benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) when working with asbestos lawyers in Arizona.

The Mesothelioma Veterans Center has partnered with top mesothelioma lawyers who can help veterans and civilians seek justice. To date, our partner attorneys have secured more than $295 million for clients in Arizona.

We may be able to assist you and your family too. Get started by using our Free Questions to Ask a Mesothelioma Lawyer checklist.

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What Areas of Arizona Do Mesothelioma Lawyers Serve?

No matter where you’re located in Arizona, mesothelioma lawyers may be able to help you seek compensation.

Arizona asbestos lawyers can help patients in:

  • Avondale
  • Chandler
  • Flagstaff
  • Gilbert
  • Glendale
  • Peoria
  • Phoenix
  • Prescott
  • Maricopa
  • Mesa
  • Scottsdale
  • Surprise
  • Tempe
  • Tucson
  • Yuma

Connect with us now even if your city isn’t seen above — an Arizona mesothelioma lawyer may still be able to assist you.

Who Is Eligible to Work With Arizona Mesothelioma Lawyers?

Veterans, civilians, family members, or estate representatives all may qualify to work with an Arizona mesothelioma lawyer.

You may be eligible if you or a loved one:

  1. Worked with or around products made with asbestos at a job and/or during military service.
  2. Developed or passed away from mesothelioma or another asbestos-related illness problem.

Our mesothelioma lawyers in Arizona can quickly determine if you have a case.

Mesothelioma Statute of Limitations in Arizona

You only have a limited amount of time to work with mesothelioma attorneys in Arizona due to the state’s statute of limitations. This prevents you from filing a lawsuit if too much time has passed.

Did you know?

Under Arizona’s statute, you have 2 years from the date of a mesothelioma diagnosis or death to file a legal claim.

Our skilled Arizona mesothelioma lawyers can help you better understand the state's statute of limitations and ensure that your lawsuit is filed in time. Call (877) 450-8973 to get started.

Types of Compensation for Mesothelioma in Arizona

In Arizona and the rest of the country, mesothelioma patients have three main options for seeking compensation.

See if lawyers may be able to help you access these forms of mesothelioma compensation below.

Mesothelioma Lawsuits

Mesothelioma lawsuits typically pay out $1 million or more, providing compensation to help pay for expenses related to your diagnosis and take care of your family. A mesothelioma lawyer can handle every aspect of building a strong lawsuit and filing it on your behalf.

A top Arizona mesothelioma lawyer will work to get you the highest payout possible from your asbestos lawsuit.

Find skilled attorneys now with our Free Questions to Ask a Mesothelioma Lawyer checklist.

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Asbestos Trust Fund Claims

Many asbestos companies established trust funds as part of bankruptcy proceedings to pay victims but avoid lawsuits.

Asbestos trust funds hold over $30 billion for mesothelioma patients. An Arizona mesothelioma lawyer can help you file trust fund claims along with a lawsuit if you qualify.

VA Benefits for Veterans With Mesothelioma

Military veterans diagnosed with mesothelioma may be eligible for benefits through the VA.

Top VA benefits for mesothelioma include:

  • Disability compensation
  • Health care coverage
  • Resources for survivors

The VA considers mesothelioma to be a 100% disability, meaning veterans may be eligible for the highest monthly disability payouts and lowest health care costs. Our VA-accredited lawyers can help you file for mesothelioma VA benefits for free or increase your disability rating.

Mesothelioma Lawsuit Filing Process in Arizona

Filing a mesothelioma claim in Arizona typically involves several steps. Below, learn about each and how an Arizona mesothelioma lawyer can help you with them.

1. Get a Free Legal Consultation

First, consult with an experienced mesothelioma lawyer who can assess your case and explain your legal options.

This consultation costs you nothing, but it allows you to get a better idea of how an attorney may be able to assist you.

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2. Build Your Lawsuit

If an Arizona mesothelioma lawyer finds that you’re eligible to file a lawsuit, they can build a case for you.

If you agree, they will start collecting information for your lawsuit.

This evidence may include:

  • Employment or military service history showing asbestos exposure
  • Medical records about your mesothelioma diagnosis
  • Other relevant documentation

Your lawyers will use this information to determine which asbestos companies may be responsible for your cancer and how the diagnosis has impacted your life.

3. File Your Lawsuit

Once your lawsuit has been drafted, your mesothelioma attorney can file it in the best court system for your case, and before the statute of limitations runs out.

You and your family do not file the mesothelioma lawsuit yourself, which makes the process easy and stress-free.

4. Negotiate a Payout

Your Arizona mesothelioma lawyer will work to secure a financial payout agreement with the lawyers for the manufacturers of asbestos-containing products.

In almost all cases, both sides will agree to an out-of-court settlement to resolve the case. If this occurs, you’ll receive a financial payout, often in 90 days or less.

If a settlement cannot be reached, your lawsuit will proceed to trial. If a judge or jury finds in your favor, you will be awarded compensation through a trial verdict.

Regardless of the path that your lawsuit takes, you can be sure that your Arizona mesothelioma lawyer will fight for the most compensation possible.

Arizona Asbestos Settlement Amounts

Arizona asbestos settlement amounts vary widely based on factors such as the severity of the illness, but many victims receive over $1 million.

Our partner Arizona lawyers have secured these payouts for past clients:

An experienced Arizona mesothelioma lawyer can provide a more accurate estimate of how much you may receive based on the specific details of your case.

Arizona Residents and Asbestos Exposure

Those living or working in Arizona could have been exposed to asbestos in various ways, most notably through their jobs or during military service. Below, learn about high-risk areas that put Arizona residents at risk.

Asbestos Job Sites in Arizona

There are over 400 high-risk asbestos job sites in Arizona. Those working at these sites could have been exposed to asbestos on an everyday basis.

Known asbestos job sites in Arizona include:

  • Allison Steel in Phoenix
  • Arizona State University in Tucson
  • Biltmore Fashion Park in Phoenix
  • Coronado Generating Station in Saint Johns
  • Eagle Milling Company in Tucson
  • Ford Motor Company in Tempe
  • Le Fleur Corporation in Phoenix
  • Flagstaff Electric Light Company in Flagstaff
  • Saginaw and Manistee Lumber Company in Flagstaff
  • Saint Johns Power Plant in Saint Johns
  • Salt River Power Agua Fria in Glendale
  • San Manuel Copper Refinery in San Manuel
  • Tucson High School in Tucson
  • Western Rolling Mills in Tempe

You may have been exposed even if a job site you worked at isn’t shown above.

In addition to job sites, older schools, homes, and commercial buildings built before the 1980s most likely contained asbestos. Anyone exposed is at risk of mesothelioma 10-50 years later.

Military Bases

Between the 1930s and early 1980s, the military constructed bases in Arizona and across the country using asbestos products.

Asbestos construction products like cement and insulation were commonly used during these periods as they were thought to be safe — private manufacturers hid the risks from brave service members.

Military bases built with asbestos in Arizona included:

  • Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson
  • Luke Air Force Base in Glendale
  • Yuma Marine Corps Base in Yuma

U.S. veterans didn’t deserve to develop mesothelioma from simply serving their country.

To that end, our Arizona mesothelioma lawyers are well-prepared to find out how a veteran was exposed and hold companies legally accountable — with no action taken against the military.

Use our Free Questions to Ask a Mesothelioma Lawyer Checklist now to find the best attorneys who can help U.S. veterans.

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Areas of Arizona Linked to Asbestos-Related Deaths

Between 1999 and 2017, over 5,100 people living in Arizona passed away from asbestos-related diseases like mesothelioma.

The five counties with the most asbestos-related deaths include:

  • Maricopa County, with 2,743 deaths, or roughly 144 deaths per year
  • Pima County, with 990 deaths, averaging 52 deaths per year
  • Yavapai County, with 333 deaths, for a total of 17 per year
  • Pinal County, with 262 deaths, averaging 13 per year
    Yuma County, with 189 deaths and an average of 9 per year

Thousands of people are diagnosed with mesothelioma each year across the country. One in three of those diagnoses are U.S. veterans.

Laws on Asbestos in Arizona

In Arizona, several laws regulate asbestos use and handling to protect public health and safety.

Some of the major laws include:

  • Arizona Revised Statutes (ARS) Title 49, Chapter 5, outlines regulations related to environmental quality, including asbestos abatement and management.
  • Arizona Administrative Code (AAC) Title 18, Chapter 2, governs environmental quality and includes specific provisions for asbestos handling, removal, and disposal.
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rules set workplace safety standards, including regulations for asbestos exposure in work settings.
  • National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) addresses asbestos emissions during demolition and renovation activities.

Top Arizona mesothelioma lawyers can help determine whether any of the above laws are relevant to your case.

Find an Arizona Mesothelioma Lawyer Today

If you or a family member has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, the Mesothelioma Veterans Center can help you connect with top attorneys.

Our partner Arizona mesothelioma lawyers have decades of experience helping patients take legal action and seek compensation for the harm they’ve suffered.

Top Arizona mesothelioma lawyers:

  • Act as your guide throughout the legal process
  • Gather evidence needed to build a strong case
  • File a lawsuit against any and all companies that harmed you
  • Never sue the U.S. military or government
  • Secure legal payouts typically worth $1 million or more

Don’t wait to take action. Connect with top Arizona mesothelioma lawyers for veterans now and learn how our legal partners may be able to assist you.

Arizona Mesothelioma Lawyer FAQs

What is the mesothelioma lawsuit about?

Arizona mesothelioma lawsuits aim to secure financial compensation for patients from manufacturers.

For decades, manufacturers used asbestos in thousands of products without disclosing the health risks.

Work with an asbestos attorney in Arizona to get help filing a lawsuit and securing compensation.

These lawyers will fight for the highest payout on your behalf — without suing the U.S. military or government.

What is an asbestos lawyer?

An Arizona asbestos attorney helps mesothelioma patients file claims to pursue financial payouts after a diagnosis.

Our partner mesothelioma lawyers in Arizona do all of the work related to filing your legal claim and retrieving compensation, meaning there’s no extra stress on you.

Can you claim compensation for asbestos?

Yes, you may be able to access compensation for asbestos through a lawsuit, a trust fund claim, or a VA benefits claim.

You’ll need to have developed a serious asbestos-related disease like mesothelioma in order to file.

If you're eligible, a mesothelioma lawyer in Arizona can help you pursue asbestos compensation. Contact our team to get started.

How much money can you get from asbestos?

The amount of money you may receive from an asbestos claim varies, but many past clients have received $1 million or more.

Our partner Arizona asbestos lawyers can determine how much compensation you may be entitled to as your case moves forward.

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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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