North Carolina Mesothelioma Lawyer

Quick Summary

U.S. veterans and civilians may be able to work with a North Carolina mesothelioma lawyer after being diagnosed with this cancer to get the justice they deserve. Mesothelioma lawyers in North Carolina can help secure financial compensation through a lawsuit. The U.S. military and government won’t be sued. Find top North Carolina attorneys now.

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How Can North Carolina Mesothelioma Lawyers Help Me?

The Mesothelioma Veterans Center works with top North Carolina lawyers who handle every step of the lawsuit process on your behalf, so there’s no stress on you.

With a North Carolina mesothelioma attorney’s help, you can get justice and financial compensation. Our partner lawyers typically secure $1 million or more for U.S. veterans and civilians living in North Carolina.

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Further, U.S. veterans with mesothelioma can still get benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) if they work with our North Carolina lawyers, and the military and government are never sued.

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What Areas of North Carolina Do Mesothelioma Lawyers Serve?

Areas of North Carolina that mesothelioma lawyers serve include:

  • Asheville
  • Chapel Hill
  • Charlotte
  • Concord
  • Durham
  • Fayetteville
  • Goldsboro
  • Greensboro
  • High Point
  • Morganton
  • Raleigh
  • Wilmington
  • Winston-Salem
  • Many other cities

Our North Carolina mesothelioma lawyers may be able to assist you even if your city isn’t shown above. Contact our team now to learn more.

Who Can Work With North Carolina Mesothelioma Lawyers?

Veterans, civilians, or loved ones impacted by a mesothelioma diagnosis may qualify to work with North Carolina asbestos attorneys.

To qualify, you or a loved one must have been:

  1. Exposed to asbestos (typically by working with or around asbestos-containing products)
  2. Diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease

North Carolina asbestos attorneys can then see if you’re eligible to file a lawsuit and pursue compensation.

Statute of Limitations in North Carolina

Each state has its own statute of limitations — laws that prevent you from filing a lawsuit if too much time has passed.

Did you know?

The statute of limitations for asbestos claims in North Carolina is 3 years from the date of diagnosis or a loved one’s death.

Call (877) 450-8973 to connect with North Carolina mesothelioma lawyers who may be able to file your case before time runs out. You may still qualify even if you think the deadline has passed.

Types of Compensation for Mesothelioma in North Carolina

Mesothelioma compensation options include VA benefits, lawsuits, and asbestos trust funds.

Learn about each option and see how a mesothelioma lawyer in North Carolina may be able to help you pursue compensation from all three sources below.

Mesothelioma Lawsuits

Your lawyer can file a mesothelioma lawsuit to seek compensation for your medical bills and other expenses. Our North Carolina mesothelioma lawyers typically secure $1 million or more through these lawsuits.

The U.S. military and government are never sued. Instead, your lawyers will file the lawsuit against companies that made the asbestos-containing products that made you sick. These companies knew asbestos was harmful but hid the risks for decades to keep making money.

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Asbestos Trust Funds

Asbestos trust funds were set up by companies that filed for bankruptcy after facing mesothelioma lawsuits but still wanted to stay in business.

You can’t sue bankrupt companies, but your lawyers can file claims with their trusts to get compensation. There is over $30 billion available in asbestos trust funds today.

North Carolina mesothelioma lawyers at top law firms can help you file both trust fund claims and lawsuits if eligible, allowing you to get the most money possible.

VA Benefits

1 in 3 mesothelioma patients are veterans, and the VA offers a wide range of benefits to those affected.

The most notable VA benefit is monthly disability compensation. For 2024, U.S. veterans with mesothelioma can receive nearly $4,000 a month in most cases.

Other mesothelioma VA benefits include:

  • Additional financial aid for special circumstances
  • Free or inexpensive medical care from top VA doctors
  • In-home care services
  • Survivor benefits

The Mesothelioma Veterans Center can help you file for VA benefits or increase your financial payouts if you already have them. Get help with your mesothelioma VA benefits now.

Mesothelioma Claim Filing Process in North Carolina

Here is how to file a lawsuit with help from a North Carolina mesothelioma lawyer.

1. Get a Free Consultation From a Mesothelioma Lawyer

Start by connecting with a North Carolina mesothelioma lawyer, preferably one who works at a well-respected law firm and has experience helping civilian and military families affected by mesothelioma.

Get connected to top North Carolina mesothelioma lawyers who can assess your case for free and recommend next steps.

Our attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay nothing upfront to work with them and there’s no financial risk to you.

2. Collect Evidence

Once you’ve found a North Carolina mesothelioma lawyer to work with, they’ll start collecting evidence to support the lawsuit.

Evidence needed for a mesothelioma lawsuit includes:

  • Employment records
  • Medical documents
  • Military service records
  • Other documents that prove asbestos exposure

Your attorney will use the evidence they’ve gathered to show which asbestos companies could be to blame for your illness.

3. File the Mesothelioma Lawsuit

Your North Carolina mesothelioma lawyer will file a lawsuit against the asbestos companies in question. You will not file the lawsuit yourself, which saves you time and helps you avoid stress.

North Carolina lawyers at top mesothelioma law firms can file your lawsuit in the most appropriate court system and within the state’s statute of limitations.

4. Receive Compensation

After the lawsuit is filed, your attorney will work to get the most compensation possible.

Almost all mesothelioma lawsuits resolve through a legal settlement, where the asbestos companies agree to pay you a lump sum of money outside of court.

If your lawyer is not able to reach a settlement, your case may move to a trial. Here, a judge or jury will hear both sides of the case and determine how much compensation (if any) you’ll receive.

North Carolina Asbestos Settlement Amounts

The average mesothelioma settlement is around $1 million, but many North Carolina veterans and civilians have received much more by working with our lawyers.

Recent North Carolina asbestos settlements and verdicts include:

By working with an experienced North Carolina mesothelioma attorney, you have the best chance of getting the highest settlement or verdict possible.

Further, when you work with our attorneys, you may start to get compensation in 90 days or less.

Use our Free Questions to Ask a Mesothelioma Lawyer checklist to find out how much an attorney may be able to secure for you.

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North Carolina Residents and Asbestos Exposure

North Carolina residents may have faced potential asbestos exposure from a number of different sources. These include job sites, military bases, and other locations in the state.

Asbestos Job Sites in North Carolina

One of the most common ways people were exposed to asbestos is through their jobs, since many industries relied on asbestos-containing products for decades.

Those at an increased risk of asbestos exposure worked in power plants, steel mills, and shipyards.

Asbestos job sites in North Carolina include:

  • Acme Mills, Belmont
  • Airwood Industrial Park, Charlotte
  • Burlington Mills, multiple locations
  • Carolina Power & Light, multiple locations
  • North Carolina Shipbuilding Company, Wilmington
  • Saline Conservation Plant, Wrightsville Beach
  • Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem

Military Bases

Military bases across North Carolina heavily relied on asbestos products like tiling and insulation between the 1930s and early 1980s. Service members exposed to these products are at risk of mesothelioma later in life.

North Carolina military bases that used asbestos included:

  • Fort Liberty (formerly Fort Bragg), Fayetteville
  • Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, Cherry Point
  • Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville

Asbestos was also used by all branches of the military to make other assets, such as Navy ships and vehicles.

Areas of North Carolina Linked to Asbestos-Related Deaths

There were 6,577 asbestos-related deaths in North Carolina between 1999 and 2017, according to research by the Environmental Working Group.

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

  1. Wake County: 389 deaths, with an average of 20 per year
  2. Mecklenburg County: 386 deaths, with an average of 20 per year
  3. Guilford County: 310 deaths, with an average of 16 per year
  4. Forsyth County: 223 deaths, with an average of 11 per year
  5. Buncombe County: 195 deaths, with an average of 10 per year

Find a North Carolina Mesothelioma Lawyer Today

Finding the right North Carolina mesothelioma attorney can make all the difference when it comes to the success of your case.

Our partner North Carolina mesothelioma lawyers have secured more than $117 million for past clients in the state, allowing U.S. veterans and civilians with this cancer to afford medical care and get justice for the harm done.

Our skilled team:

  • Can help you find top mesothelioma specialists and hospitals
  • Can secure compensation quickly (often in 90 days or less)
  • Has decades of experience handling mesothelioma lawsuits
  • Typically retrieves $1 million+ for mesothelioma lawsuits
  • Will do all the legal work so you don’t have extra stress

Find top North Carolina mesothelioma lawyers who may be able to help you or a veteran you love receive financial compensation.

FAQs About North Carolina Mesothelioma Lawyers

What is the statute of limitations on asbestos in NC?

The statute of limitations for asbestos-related lawsuits in North Carolina is 3 years. This means you need to file within 3 years of a mesothelioma diagnosis or a loved one’s death from this cancer.

Our North Carolina mesothelioma lawyers can help you quickly file a lawsuit and secure compensation. Find out your eligibility by calling (877) 450-8973.

How do I claim compensation for asbestosis?

Asbestosis is a noncancerous but dangerous illness caused by asbestos exposure. Our North Carolina attorneys may be able to help you file a lawsuit and secure compensation if you have asbestosis.

Connect with our North Carolina lawyers right now to learn if you qualify.

What is the mesothelioma lawsuit about?

Each year, thousands of U.S. veterans and civilians file lawsuits after being diagnosed with mesothelioma.

These lawsuits are filed against manufacturers of asbestos-containing products, which knew the risks but hid them for decades.

Mesothelioma lawsuits award $1 million or more in many cases. You can file a lawsuit with help from a North Carolina mesothelioma lawyer right now if eligible.

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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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