New Mexico Mesothelioma Lawyer

New Mexico mesothelioma lawyers pursue compensation for U.S. veterans, civilians, and their loved ones affected by this cancer. These attorneys can file lawsuits on your behalf and assist in filing mesothelioma VA benefits claims. Learn if you qualify to work with a New Mexico mesothelioma lawyer now.

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How Can Mesothelioma Lawyers in New Mexico Help Me?

If you or a U.S. veteran you love has mesothelioma, New Mexico asbestos lawyers can seek legal compensation to help cover any expenses, giving you peace of mind.

Top New Mexico mesothelioma lawyers do all of the legal legwork. While you focus on fighting this cancer and spending time with loved ones, they’ll work to secure the highest payouts possible for you through a lawsuit.

Our New Mexico legal partners never sue the U.S. military or government. Rather, they take legal action against manufacturers of asbestos-based products. Only asbestos causes mesothelioma and these companies hid the risks for decades.

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The average mesothelioma lawsuit is worth $1 million or more, and by working with our legal partners, you could start to get compensation in 90 days or less.

Veterans with mesothelioma can still pursue U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits even if they file a lawsuit.

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What Areas of New Mexico Do Mesothelioma Lawyers Serve?

New Mexico mesothelioma lawyers help those throughout the state, including:

  • Alamogordo
  • Albuquerque
  • Farmington
  • Gallup
  • Hobbs
  • Las Cruces
  • Lovington
  • Roswell
  • Santa Fe
  • Silver City
  • Many other cities

Contact us now to find New Mexico mesothelioma lawyers. Our attorneys may be able to help you even if your city or town isn’t shown above.

Who Can Work With New Mexico Mesothelioma Lawyers?

Many people who have been affected by asbestos-related diseases may qualify to work with a mesothelioma lawyer in New Mexico.

Eligible parties include:

  • U.S. veterans or civilians with mesothelioma or other asbestos-related diseases
  • Family members who lost a loved one to an asbestos illness
  • Estate representatives

New Mexico mesothelioma lawyers will prove how you or a loved one was exposed to asbestos in order to file a lawsuit. This may be done by exploring military or civilian work history and identifying asbestos-containing products that you or a relative handled or worked around.

Asbestos attorneys in New Mexico can determine your exposure even if you aren’t sure or don’t remember.

Make sure to reach out to a New Mexico mesothelioma lawyer promptly after a diagnosis, as there are time limits to work with them.

Asbestos Statute of Limitations in New Mexico

You need to file a New Mexico mesothelioma lawsuit within the statute of limitations — a law that sets a deadline for taking legal action.

New Mexico’s statute of limitations is 3 years after a mesothelioma diagnosis or a loved one’s death from the cancer.

Call (877) 450-8973 now to learn if you’re eligible to file a lawsuit with a New Mexico mesothelioma lawyer’s help before time runs out in your case.

Types of Compensation for Mesothelioma in New Mexico

There are three main ways to secure mesothelioma compensation: lawsuits, asbestos trust fund claims, and VA benefit claims.

Mesothelioma attorneys in New Mexico can help you or a loved one file for all three types of compensation if eligible. Learn about the different claim types below.

Mesothelioma Lawsuits

With a mesothelioma lawsuit, lawyers will demand that manufacturers of asbestos products pay for causing you to get sick. You can use lawsuit compensation to cover any and all expenses, including medical bills, mortgages, and more.

Mesothelioma lawsuits typically pay out $1 million or more, and our New Mexico mesothelioma attorneys don’t sue the U.S. military or government.

Work with top mesothelioma law firms in New Mexico who can file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit on your behalf now, if eligible.

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Asbestos Trust Fund Claims

There is more than $30 billion in asbestos trust funds today. The U.S. court system forced asbestos companies that filed for bankruptcy (which protects them from lawsuits) to establish trusts so victims could still get compensation.

New Mexico asbestos attorneys can help you file trust fund claims and a mesothelioma lawsuit at the same time, if eligible.

VA Benefits

U.S. veterans who developed mesothelioma from service-related asbestos exposure may qualify to receive many VA benefits.

The VA typically awards $3,946.25 each month to married U.S. veterans with mesothelioma as of 2024.

Other top mesothelioma VA benefits include:

  • Free or inexpensive health care
  • Funeral and burial reimbursement
  • Benefits for survivors

Call (877) 450-8973 now to file for or increase your VA benefits after a mesothelioma diagnosis. We have VA-accredited attorneys on staff who can help you at no cost if you qualify.

How to File a New Mexico Mesothelioma Lawsuit

Each New Mexico mesothelioma lawsuit generally follows the same steps. Learn about each step and how a New Mexico mesothelioma lawyer can guide you through the legal process.

1. Contact a Mesothelioma Lawyer

First, connect with a skilled mesothelioma lawyer who has many years of experience securing compensation for other patients.

Connect you with New Mexico asbestos lawyers now by working with the Mesothelioma Veterans Center, if eligible. We can review your case for free, and our partner mesothelioma attorneys charge no upfront fees if you choose to work with them.

2. Gather Evidence

After you’ve selected a New Mexico mesothelioma attorney to handle your lawsuit, they’ll start collecting evidence to build your lawsuit.

Mesothelioma legal evidence may include:

  • Medical records and bills
  • Military service documents
  • Work history information

Skilled New Mexico mesothelioma lawyers will be able to identify when, where, and how you were exposed to asbestos.

From there, your attorney can file a lawsuit against the companies that made and sold the products you were exposed to.

3. File Your Mesothelioma Lawsuit

Once they’ve collected enough evidence, your New Mexico asbestos lawyer will file your lawsuit on your behalf, saving you time and stress.

Your attorney will then work to resolve the lawsuit and secure the highest amount of compensation for you in the shortest amount of time.

4. Secure Mesothelioma Compensation

The vast majority of mesothelioma lawsuits award compensation through out-of-court settlements.

With a settlement, your New Mexico mesothelioma lawyer comes to an agreement with the attorneys representing the asbestos companies. Once the agreement is reached, you can access compensation.

In very rare cases, a settlement may not be reached, and the case may move to court where a judge or jury will determine how much compensation (if any) you deserve.

New Mexico Asbestos Settlement Amounts

Many New Mexico mesothelioma settlements and verdicts have awarded millions of dollars.

Here are New Mexico asbestos settlements our legal partners have secured:

Different factors, including which and how many asbestos-containing products you were exposed to, can impact how much you may receive from a mesothelioma verdict or settlement.

Our partner New Mexico mesothelioma lawyers will work to secure the highest payouts possible for you.

New Mexico Residents and Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos was used on civilian and military sites across New Mexico between the 1930s and early 1980s, putting many in the state at risk of mesothelioma later in life. See some of the high-risk asbestos sites in the state below.

Asbestos Job Sites in New Mexico

Our legal partners have identified nearly 300 job sites in New Mexico that put workers at risk of asbestos exposure.

Asbestos work sites in New Mexico include:

  • AC Houston Lumber Company, Gallup
  • American Gypsum Company, Albuquerque
  • Chaco Compressor Station, Farmington
  • El Paso Electric Company, Las Cruces
  • Four Corners Power Plant, Farmington
  • H.B. Zachry Company, Hobbs
  • Ingenio La Joya, Hatterncheu
  • Kennecott Copper Company, Hurley
  • National Potash Company, Carlsbad
  • Texas Louisiana Power Company, Alamogordo

Anyone working with asbestos-containing products at these job sites could have been exposed to asbestos fibers, putting them at risk of mesothelioma 10-50 years later.

Military Exposure

All branches of the U.S. military relied on asbestos-containing materials up through the early 1980s. Service members who worked or lived on New Mexico military bases that used asbestos were at a high risk of exposure.

Military bases in New Mexico built with asbestos included:

  • Holloman Air Force Base, Alamogordo
  • Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque
  • Los Alamos Demolition Army Base, North Central
  • White Sands Missile Range Army Base, Otero

Veterans with the highest risk of mesothelioma worked with or handled asbestos products on a daily basis due to their military jobs. This included boiler tenders, welders, construction workers, and plumbers.

Contact us now for help filing for or increasing your VA benefits if you developed mesothelioma after serving in the military.

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  • Get legal payouts worth $1 million+
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Areas of New Mexico Linked to Asbestos-Related Deaths

The Environmental Working Group Action Fund has published data tracking asbestos-related deaths in New Mexico and around the country.

These counties had the highest asbestos-related death rates in New Mexico:

  • Bernalillo County: 472 deaths, with an average of 24 per year
  • Sandoval County: 169 deaths, with an average of 8 per year
  • Dona Ana County: 121 deaths, with an average of 6 per year
  • San Juan County: 98 deaths, with an average of 5 per year
  • Santa Fe County: 79 deaths, with an average of 4 per year

This data comes from a survey of deaths between 1999 and 2017.

Find a New Mexico Mesothelioma Lawyer Today

You deserve financial compensation and justice if you developed mesothelioma — especially if your diagnosis stems from protecting our country while serving in the U.S. military. Top mesothelioma lawyers in New Mexico can make the process easy for you and your family.

Work with New Mexico mesothelioma lawyers to:

  • File for or increase mesothelioma VA benefits
  • File asbestos lawsuits that typically pay out $1 million or more
  • Secure asbestos trust fund payouts ($30 billion available)

Our legal partners can help you access all three of these compensation options at the same time if eligible, meaning you can get the highest payouts with little to no stress.

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New Mexico Mesothelioma Lawyer FAQs

What is the statute of limitations on asbestos in NM?

The statute of limitations to file personal injury or wrongful death mesothelioma lawsuits in New Mexico is 3 years from the date of diagnosis or a loved one’s passing.

If you miss this deadline to file, you won’t be able to pursue compensation through a lawsuit.

Call (877) 450-8973 now to learn if you’re qualified to file a lawsuit with a New Mexico mesothelioma lawyer’s help. Don’t miss your chance to seek compensation.

What is an asbestos lawyer?

A New Mexico asbestos lawyer can help you or a U.S. veteran you love file lawsuits, asbestos trust fund claims, and VA benefits claims seeking compensation for mesothelioma.

These attorneys have the skills and resources needed to secure the most amount of money possible for your case, and charge no upfront or out-of-pocket costs for their services.

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What is a mesothelioma lawsuit?

A New Mexico mesothelioma lawsuit allows you to seek financial compensation from companies that manufactured and sold asbestos products without disclosing the health risks. Asbestos is the only known cause of mesothelioma.

By working with a New Mexico mesothelioma lawyer, you may be able to secure significant payouts from a mesothelioma lawsuit. The average value of a mesothelioma lawsuit is $1 million or more and the first payouts are typically awarded in 90 days or less.

What are the New Mexico asbestos lawyer fees?

Our partner asbestos lawyers in New Mexico never charge any out-of-pocket costs or hourly fees. Instead, they take a percentage of any money the secure for you.

Call (877) 450-8973 now to find a New Mexico asbestos attorney near you who can fight for the highest amount of compensation possible in your 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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  2. Environmental Working Group. (n.d.). Asbestos-Related Deaths in New Mexico. Retrieved June 7, 2024, from