Nevada Mesothelioma Lawyer

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U.S. veterans and civilians living in Nevada with mesothelioma can pursue justice and compensation with a lawyer’s help. Nevada lawyers for mesothelioma handle all aspects of a lawsuit — and they typically retrieve over $1 million for clients. Connect with top Nevada mesothelioma lawyers now who may be able to assist you.

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How Can Nevada Mesothelioma Lawyers Help Me?

A top Nevada mesothelioma lawyer may be able to build and file a lawsuit on your behalf, allowing you to pursue significant financial compensation, with no extra stress on you or your family.

These attorneys file lawsuits against companies that made and sold asbestos-containing products. Asbestos is the only known cause of mesothelioma, and these companies knew the dangers but did nothing to protect the general public for decades on end.

By filing a lawsuit, Nevada mesothelioma lawyers can help you hold these corporations accountable. There’s also no risk if you’re a U.S. veteran, as the military and government are never sued.

Our partner mesothelioma lawyers can also help veterans with mesothelioma get benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). It’s possible to file both lawsuits and VA benefit claims at the same time, allowing veterans to seek the most compensation possible.

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What Areas of Nevada Do Mesothelioma Lawyers Serve?

Mesothelioma lawyers in Nevada can help civilians and veterans across the state.

Our partner mesothelioma lawyers have helped people in:

  • Carson City
  • Elko
  • Fernley
  • Henderson
  • Las Vegas
  • Laughlin
  • Mesquite
  • Moapa
  • North Las Vegas
  • Reno
  • Sparks
  • Many other cities

Our partner Nevada mesothelioma lawyers may be able to help even if your city isn’t listed above. Contact our team now to find a Nevada lawyer.

Who Can Work With Nevada Mesothelioma Lawyers?

Nevada mesothelioma lawyers can provide legal support and guidance to anyone impacted by this aggressive cancer.

This includes:

  • Workers diagnosed with mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure in the workplace
  • Veterans who were exposed to asbestos during military service and later got sick
  • Family members of people who passed away from mesothelioma
  • Those who developed mesothelioma due to secondhand asbestos exposure

Statute of Limitations in Nevada

There’s only a limited amount of time to file a Nevada mesothelioma lawsuit due to the state’s statute of limitations. This is a law that prevents legal action from being taken if too much time has passed.

Did you know?

Nevada’s statute of limitations is currently set at 2 years after a mesothelioma diagnosis or a patient’s death.

A Nevada mesothelioma lawyer can help you take legal action before it’s too late. Call (877) 450-8973 to get started.

Types of Compensation for Mesothelioma in Nevada

You may be entitled to several types of compensation if you have mesothelioma. Nevada mesothelioma lawyers can help you access all forms of compensation that you qualify for.

Learn about the different types of mesothelioma compensation below.

Mesothelioma Lawsuits in Nevada

Nevada mesothelioma lawyers can file asbestos lawsuits on behalf of you or a loved one. Successful mesothelioma lawsuits typically award $1 million, with some Nevada residents receiving much more.

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These lawsuits are filed against the manufacturers of the asbestos-containing products that you were exposed to. The U.S. military and government aren’t sued.

Our partner Nevada mesothelioma attorneys can build and file a strong lawsuit on your behalf, and file it within the state’s statute of limitations. Many past clients who have worked with our lawyers have started to get compensation in 90 days or less.

Asbestos Trust Funds

Many asbestos companies filed for bankruptcy to avoid being sued and were forced by the U.S. courts to set up asbestos trust funds if they wanted to stay in business.

Asbestos trust funds contain more than $30 billion total for current and future asbestos victims. If you were exposed to products made by companies with trusts, you may be owed some of this money.

A Nevada mesothelioma lawyer can determine if you’re qualified to file asbestos trust fund claims and if so, they’ll build and file the claim for you.

VA Benefits for Nevada Veterans With Mesothelioma

In addition to a trust fund claim or lawsuit, veterans with mesothelioma may be eligible for a wide range of VA benefits.

One of the most notable benefits is VA disability compensation. The VA considers mesothelioma to be a total disability, so veterans can get the highest monthly disability payouts — nearly $4,000 a month as of 2024.

Other mesothelioma VA benefits include:

  • Additional compensation for special circumstances
  • Free or low-cost health care services from top VA doctors
  • Funeral and burial reimbursement
  • Survivor benefits

You can access VA benefits, mesothelioma lawsuits, and asbestos trust fund claims all at the same time with help from our on-staff attorneys. Get help filing for mesothelioma VA benefits right now.

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Mesothelioma Claim Filing Process in Nevada

Here’s how to file a mesothelioma lawsuit in Nevada with a lawyer’s assistance.

1. Connect With a Nevada Mesothelioma Attorney

Reach out to an experienced Nevada mesothelioma attorney to find out whether you’re able to file a lawsuit.

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2. Build a Lawsuit

If you’re eligible to file a lawsuit, they can start collecting evidence to build your case.

This evidence may include:

  • Documents related to your civilian work history and military service
  • Information about asbestos-containing products you were exposed to
  • Medical records that show you have mesothelioma

If you don’t know exactly when, where, or how you were exposed to asbestos, don’t worry. Your legal team has resources to identify the products that made you sick and the companies that manufactured them.

Our partner Nevada mesothelioma law firm has warehouses’ worth of information about the asbestos industry. Lawyers at the firm can use these existing records — as well as documents from successful past cases — to pinpoint your exposure.

3. File a Mesothelioma Lawsuit

Once all the evidence has been gathered, your lawyer will file the claim on your behalf in the right court system and within the state’s statute of limitations. You don’t file the mesothelioma lawsuit yourself, which saves you time and stress.

4. Enter Discovery

After the lawsuit is filed, your lawyers and the lawyers for the asbestos companies enter into a process known as discovery. Through this, both parties get more information to build their respective claims.

Discovery may include calling expert witnesses, securing additional documents, or requesting depositions (legal testimonies).

5. Secure Compensation

Following discovery, your lawyers will likely try to secure compensation by negotiating an out-of-court settlement. With a settlement, the asbestos companies agree to pay you a lump sum and the case won’t go to trial.

In very rare cases, a mesothelioma settlement might not be reached. If this happens, your lawyers can take the case to trial before a judge and jury, who’ll then decide the outcome.

Our partner mesothelioma lawyers will do all they can to secure a settlement for you but will also prepare the strongest lawsuit possible in the event a trial is needed.

Nevada Asbestos Settlement Amounts

The average mesothelioma settlement awards $1 million, with some Nevada veterans and civilians getting much more.

Nevada mesothelioma settlements and verdicts we’ve secured include:

Our partner Nevada mesothelioma lawyers will fight to secure the most amount of compensation for you.

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Nevada Residents and Asbestos Exposure

Nevada residents could have been exposed to asbestos at work or during military service, putting them at risk of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related illnesses. See top sites that put those living in Nevada at risk below.

Asbestos Job Sites in Nevada

There are nearly 200 asbestos work sites in the state of Nevada. Anyone who worked with or around asbestos at these sites decades ago could be in danger of mesothelioma today.

Nevada job sites with a high risk of exposure include:

  • Angelica Linen in Las Vegas
  • Basic Magnesium Company in Henderson
  • Blue Diamond Mining Corporation in Arden
  • Desert Inn in Las Vegas
  • Indian State Prison in Cold Creek
  • Kollsman Mineral in Fish Lake
  • Mountain View Cemetery in Reno
  • Nevada Power Company in Moapa
  • Prince Consolidated Mining Company in Pioche
  • Sierra Pacific Power Company in Sparks
  • Star Dust Hotel in Las Vegas
  • Titanium Metals Plant in Henderson

Military Bases in Nevada

Nevada is home to several military bases where veterans may have been exposed to asbestos during their service. Most notably, there were several U.S. Air Force bases located in the state that were built with asbestos.

Military bases and sites in Nevada that used asbestos include:

  • Hawthorne Army Ammunition Plant
  • Laughlin Air Force Base
  • Nellis Air Force Base
  • Stead Air Force Base

If you served at any of these bases and developed mesothelioma or another asbestos-related illness, an attorney may be able to help you. Call (877) 450-8973 to find top Nevada mesothelioma lawyers for veterans.

Areas of Nevada Linked to Asbestos-Related Deaths

There were more than 1,700 asbestos-related deaths in Nevada between 1999 and 2017. Mesothelioma accounted for over 300 of those deaths, with the rest linked to lung cancer and asbestosis (a noncancerous lung disease).

These Nevada counties had the highest rates of asbestos-related deaths:

  • Clark County: 1,057 total deaths and 57 average deaths per year
  • Washoe County: 314 total deaths and 16 average deaths per year
  • Lyon County: 89 total deaths and 4 average deaths per year
  • Nye County: 70 total deaths and 3 average deaths per year
  • Carson City: 55 total deaths and 2 average deaths per year

Find a Nevada Mesothelioma Lawyer Today

If you or a U.S. veteran you love has been diagnosed with mesothelioma in Nevada, top attorneys can fight on your behalf to get the compensation and justice you deserve.

Nevada mesothelioma lawyers can:

  • Advocate for your rights throughout the legal process
  • Build and file a strong lawsuit for you
  • Negotiate a fair legal settlement or take your case to trial
  • Pursue mesothelioma VA benefits worth nearly $4,000 a month
  • Secure payouts through asbestos trust funds if eligible

Our team can help you find top mesothelioma attorneys in Nevada.

The lawyers in our network have decades of experience and have recovered millions of dollars for other Nevada residents. Connect with skilled Nevada mesothelioma lawyers right now.

FAQs About Nevada Mesothelioma Lawyers

Can you sue for being exposed to asbestos?

Yes, you can sue if you were exposed to asbestos decades ago and now have a serious illness like mesothelioma.

Call (877) 450-8973 to connect with Nevada mesothelioma lawyers and learn if you’re able to file a lawsuit.

What is the mesothelioma lawsuit about?

Mesothelioma lawsuits are filed in Nevada every year so those with this cancer can get financial compensation and a sense of justice.

Between the 1930s and early 1980s, companies made and sold asbestos-containing products to be used in industries across Nevada and the rest of the country.

These companies knew asbestos could cause mesothelioma and other illnesses but hid the facts to make money.

Mesothelioma lawsuits, when filed with a skilled lawyer’s help, allow Nevada residents to hold these companies liable.

What is the average payout for mesothelioma victims?

The average mesothelioma lawsuit pays out $1 million or more, allowing patients to afford quality medical care and protect their family’s financial future.

A Las Vegas Air Force veteran and aircraft mechanic with mesothelioma received $3.35 million by working with our partner Nevada asbestos lawyers.

How long does a mesothelioma lawsuit take?

Nevada mesothelioma lawsuits typically start to pay out compensation in 90 days or less. You may receive compensation at different times throughout the lawsuit process, depending on how many companies are being sued.

A Nevada mesothelioma lawyer will keep you up to date on how long the process will take as it varies with each case.

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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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