Washington Mesothelioma Lawyer

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If you or a loved one is a U.S. veteran with mesothelioma in Washington, you may be able to get compensation with the help of a lawyer. Top Washington mesothelioma lawyers can file lawsuits against private companies on your behalf to get financial aid, and you can still file for VA benefits even if you sue. Connect with top Washington asbestos lawyers now.

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How Can Washington Mesothelioma Lawyers Help Me?

Washington mesothelioma lawyers can help you and your family pursue financial compensation and justice after being diagnosed with mesothelioma. They’ll do all the work associated with filing a lawsuit and getting you financial aid.

The average mesothelioma lawsuit awards $1 million or more — life-changing compensation that can help pay for your medical expenses and keep your loved ones financially secure.

Washington mesothelioma lawyers don’t sue the military or government. Instead, they typically file lawsuits against the manufacturers of asbestos-containing products. Exposure to asbestos fibers is the only known cause of mesothelioma, and these manufacturers hid the health risks for decades.

If you’re a veteran with mesothelioma, you can file for benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) alongside a lawsuit. The Mesothelioma Veterans Center has VA-accredited lawyers who can help you file a VA claim or increase the financial benefits you receive at no cost to you.

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What Areas of Washington Do Mesothelioma Lawyers Serve?

Washington mesothelioma lawyers can help clients throughout the state.

Our partner attorneys have assisted clients in:

  • Bainbridge Island
  • Bellevue
  • Everett
  • Kent
  • Longview
  • Oak Harbor
  • Port Townsend
  • Renton
  • Seattle
  • Shelton
  • Spokane
  • Tacoma
  • Vancouver
  • Wenatchee
  • Yakima
  • Many other cities

No matter where you live in Washington, the lawyers we work with may be able to help. Contact us now to find top Washington mesothelioma lawyers near you.

Eligibility for Filing a Mesothelioma Claim in Washington

Washington mesothelioma lawyers can assist clients who have been affected by asbestos-related diseases in some way.

This includes:

  • Civilians or veterans with mesothelioma, lung cancer, and other serious asbestos-related illnesses
  • Family members and estate representatives of those who died from mesothelioma

A mesothelioma attorney in Washington can determine if you may be qualified to file a legal claim. If so, they can build your case and file it for you.

Statute of Limitations for Washington Mesothelioma Lawsuits

You only have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit in Washington due to the statute of limitations, which bar lawsuits from being filed if too much time passes.

Did you know?

Washington’s statute of limitations is 3 years from the date of a person’s mesothelioma diagnosis or death.

If you or a U.S. veteran you love has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, make sure to speak with a Washington mesothelioma lawyer as soon as possible. They can help determine if you’re still within the statute and if you may be eligible to file a lawsuit.

Even if you think the statute has passed in your case, it’s a good idea to speak with a lawyer, as there may be other legal options available to help you receive the compensation and justice you deserve.

Types of Compensation for Mesothelioma in Washington

You and your loved ones may be able to pursue mesothelioma compensation from a few different avenues, including VA claims, lawsuits, and asbestos trusts — which could add up to millions of dollars in mesothelioma compensation.

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Qualifying veterans in Washington may be eligible to seek compensation from all three of these sources by working with our partner Washington mesothelioma lawyers.

Learn more about the different types of mesothelioma compensation below.

Mesothelioma Lawsuits in Washington

Mesothelioma lawsuits award over $1 million on average to veterans impacted by mesothelioma.

These lawsuits are brought against the companies that manufactured the asbestos products you were exposed to. The U.S. military and government will not be sued as part of a Washington mesothelioma lawsuit.

Our partner mesothelioma lawyers in Washington can prepare and file a lawsuit on your behalf, meaning there’s no extra stress or hassle.

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Asbestos Trust Fund Claims

Many asbestos companies were forced to set up bankruptcy trust funds if they wanted to stay in business but avoid lawsuits (as bankrupt companies cannot be sued). These mesothelioma trusts contain over $30 billion today.

A Washington mesothelioma lawyer can determine if you can access asbestos trust funds and file claims on your behalf to receive a payout.

Trust fund payments can help cover medical expenses, funeral and burial costs, and more.

Mesothelioma VA Benefits in Washington

Washington veterans who have mesothelioma may be eligible for a wide range of VA benefits, including monthly compensation and low-cost or free medical treatment.

As of 2024, the VA typically awards $3,946.25 a month to married veterans with mesothelioma through disability compensation, as mesothelioma has a 100% disability rating. Further, some of the best mesothelioma doctors in the country are within the VA’s health care network.

Other VA benefits include:

  • Additional monthly payouts for special circumstances
  • At-home medical care as needed
  • Funeral and burial benefits
  • Pensions
  • Survivors’ benefits

The Mesothelioma Veterans Center’s partner attorneys can help you access or increase your VA benefits at no cost to you. Call (877) 450-8973 now to get started.

Steps to File a Mesothelioma Claim in Washington

A skilled Washington mesothelioma lawyer can walk you through every step of the legal process, so you can get the financial compensation you deserve. Review the steps below.

1. Contact a Washington Asbestos Attorney

A Washington asbestos attorney can let you know if you may be able to file a lawsuit.

Our partner Washington mesothelioma lawyers offer free consultations, so you can learn more about the options available to you and the next steps to take.

Make sure that the lawyer you’re consulting with has experience in asbestos litigation. Our Washington asbestos attorneys have been helping clients for decades and have recovered millions for others across the state.

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2. Collect Evidence

If you’re eligible to file a lawsuit and decide to work with a Washington mesothelioma lawyer, they’ll start collecting evidence that will serve as the backbone of your legal claim.

This evidence may include:

  • Civilian employment documents
  • Medical records related to your diagnosis
  • Military service records

Our mesothelioma attorneys have warehouses of evidence related to the asbestos industry from handling past cases. They can use this to strengthen your case.

3. File a Mesothelioma Lawsuit

Your lawyers will use the evidence they’ve gathered to build a lawsuit that demands compensation from the companies that made and sold the asbestos-containing products you were exposed to.

Your attorney can file the lawsuit on your behalf. You don’t have to file it yourself, saving you and your family time and stress.

Your lawsuit must be filed in the right area of the court and within Washington’s statute of limitations. Your lawyer will ensure your claim is filed properly.

4. Negotiate a Mesothelioma Payout

Your lawyers will likely try to reach an out-of-court settlement with the lawyers for the asbestos companies being sued.

Most mesothelioma lawsuits reach settlements, which allow mesothelioma patients to receive compensation without going to court. If a settlement isn’t reached, your attorneys can argue your case in court before a judge and jury in hopes of securing a mesothelioma verdict.

Your lawyer will handle all legal aspects of the claims process, including keeping you up-to-date and advising you on the best steps to take.

Washington Asbestos Settlement Amounts

Washington mesothelioma settlement amounts vary from case to case, but many families in the state have received millions of dollars by working with our partner attorneys.

Washington mesothelioma settlements and verdicts secured by our partners include:

Experienced Washington mesothelioma lawyers have a deep understanding of asbestos cases and can use their knowledge to help you get the highest mesothelioma settlement possible.

Washington Residents and Asbestos Exposure Risks

From the 1930s until the early 1980s, Washington residents could have been exposed to asbestos at both military and civilian work sites across the state, putting them at risk of mesothelioma in the present day.

Find out about where asbestos has been found in Washington.

Asbestos Job Sites in Washington

There are more than 1,500 job sites that used asbestos throughout Washington.

Some of the most notable include:

  • Alaska Freight Lines in Seattle
  • Atlas Boiler Company in Spokane
  • Black Carbon Coal Company in Spokane
  • Brooks Lumber in Bellingham
  • Buffalo Electrochemical Company in Vancouver
  • Exxon in Seattle
  • Heidelberg Brewing Company in Tacoma
  • Kaiser Cement in Seattle
  • North Shore Boat Works in Vancouver
  • Puget Sound Bridge & Dry Dock in Seattle
  • Simpson Tacoma Kraft Company in Tacoma
  • Whatcom Falls Milling Company in Bellingham
  • Wing Luke School in Seattle

Our team can help determine if a job site you worked at may have put you at risk of asbestos exposure.

Military Bases in Washington

Washington is home to several military bases and sites that relied on asbestos.

These bases and sites include:

  • Bremerton Navy Yard in Bremerton
  • Fairchild Air Force Base in Spokane
  • Fort Lewis in Tacoma
  • Larson Air Force Base in Moses Lake
  • McChord Air Force Base in Tacoma
  • Naval Submarine Base Bangor in Bremerton
  • Puget Sound Navy Yard in Bremerton

The U.S. military was one of the biggest consumers of asbestos, putting millions of service members at risk of exposure. Military bases, ships, shipyards, and vehicles all used asbestos for decades.

If you are a veteran who served at a Washington base or shipyard and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, our asbestos attorneys may be able to help you access VA benefits and file for legal compensation.

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Areas of Washington Linked to Asbestos-Related Deaths

The state of Washington saw 9,200 asbestos-related deaths between 1999 and 2017, making it one of the states with the highest mortality rates related to asbestos diseases.

Asbestos-related lung cancer is linked to most of these deaths, followed by mesothelioma and then asbestosis.

Washington counties with the highest asbestos death rates include:

  • King County: 1,891 total deaths, with an average of 99 per year
  • Pierce County: 1,082 total deaths, with an average of 56 per year
  • Kitsap County: 1,042 total deaths, with an average of 54 per year
  • Snohomish County: 664 total deaths, with an average of 34 per year
  • Spokane County: 610 total deaths, with an average of 32 per year

Find a Washington Mesothelioma Lawyer Today

If you or a loved one is dealing with the devastating effects of mesothelioma diagnosis, a dedicated Washington asbestos attorney can help you navigate this difficult time and pursue compensation on your behalf.

Washington mesothelioma lawyers can:

  • Act as your legal advocate
  • Build and file your lawsuit
  • Fight for a just settlement to cover your expenses and suffering
  • Take your lawsuit to trial if needed
  • Handle every step of the legal process so you don’t have to stress
  • Help you access VA benefits while filing a lawsuit

By hiring a qualified lawyer, you can focus on your treatment plan and spend time with the people who matter most to you while your lawyer handles your case.

Mesothelioma Veterans Center can help you connect with a trusted Washington mesothelioma lawyer who can explain your legal options. Lawyers at our partner firm are highly experienced and have recovered millions for past clients.

FAQs About Washington Mesothelioma Lawyers

How much is mesothelioma compensation in Washington?

Washington mesothelioma compensation amounts vary by each case, but many veterans with this cancer have received millions of dollars by working with our partner lawyers.

For example, a Washington resident developed mesothelioma decades after serving in the U.S. Navy. Our team was able to secure $40.1 million for him after filing a lawsuit on his behalf.

Nationally, the average mesothelioma lawsuit awards $1 million.

How long does a Washington mesothelioma lawsuit take?

Each lawsuit is different, but when you work with our Washington mesothelioma attorneys, you could start to receive compensation in as few as 90 days.

After filing your claims, lawyers at our partner mesothelioma law firm will keep you updated as to when you may get compensated.

Call (877) 450-8973 to get help from our attorneys right now.

Why do people sue for mesothelioma?

People sue for mesothelioma to receive compensation and justice, as this cancer is life-threatening, expensive to treat, and could have been prevented.

Major companies sold asbestos-containing products for decades and actively covered up the dangers to make money. As a result, both veterans and civilians with mesothelioma may qualify to sue them and get financial restitution.

It’s not possible to sue any branch of the U.S. government or military for mesothelioma, but veterans can file VA benefit claims to get monthly payouts and free or low-cost treatment.

How do you get mesothelioma compensation?

You can get mesothelioma compensation through a few different sources.

These include:

  • Mesothelioma lawsuits, which typically pay out $1 million or more.
  • Asbestos trust funds, which contain $30 billion total.
  • VA benefits, which are worth nearly $4,000 a month.

Our partner Washington mesothelioma lawyers can help you access any and all forms of mesothelioma compensation that you qualify for.

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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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