Wisconsin Mesothelioma Lawyer

Wisconsin mesothelioma lawyers help U.S. veterans, civilians, and families seek compensation for this cancer. Top attorneys in the state may be able to help you pursue compensation from lawsuits and mesothelioma VA benefits. See if we can connect you with a skilled asbestos attorney in Wisconsin now.

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How Can Mesothelioma Lawyers in Wisconsin Help Me?

Wisconsin mesothelioma lawyers can help with every step of the legal process if you or a U.S. veteran you love has this cancer.

These skilled lawyers may be able to file a mesothelioma lawsuit seeking compensation on your behalf. They also do all the legal legwork, meaning there’s no extra stress for you or your family.

Wisconsin asbestos lawyers will not sue the U.S. government or military. Instead, they file lawsuits with manufacturers of asbestos-based products. Only asbestos causes mesothelioma, and manufacturers hid this risk for decades.

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Wisconsin mesothelioma lawsuits are valued at $1 million or more on average, and our legal partners have secured over $380 million for clients in the state. Many lawsuits start to award compensation in 90 days or less.

If you're a U.S. veteran with mesothelioma, you can file for benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and seek lawsuit compensation at the same time.

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What Areas of Wisconsin Do Mesothelioma Lawyers Serve?

Wisconsin mesothelioma lawyers can help clients all over the state, including in:

  • Appleton
  • Beloit
  • Eau Claire
  • Green Bay
  • Janesville
  • Kenosha
  • La Crosse
  • Madison
  • Milwaukee
  • New Berlin
  • Oshkosh
  • Racine
  • Sheboygan
  • Wauwatosa
  • West Allis
  • Many other cities

Contact us now for help finding Wisconsin mesothelioma lawyers. Our legal partners may be able to assist you even if you live in a city or town not shown above.

Who Can Work With Wisconsin Mesothelioma Lawyers?

Many people may qualify to work with a mesothelioma lawyer in Wisconsin.

These include:

  • Veterans or civilians with mesothelioma, lung cancer, or asbestosis
  • Loved ones of someone who passed away from an asbestos-related illness
  • Representatives of a victim’s estate

To qualify, there must be proof that you or a loved one was exposed to asbestos-containing materials. Top Wisconsin mesothelioma lawyers can help you figure out how, when, and where you were exposed if you aren’t sure or can’t remember.

That said, there is only a limited amount of time to work with Wisconsin mesothelioma lawyers. Reach out as soon as possible to make sure you file in time.

Asbestos Statute of Limitations in Wisconsin

Every state has its own statute of limitations that prevents a mesothelioma lawsuit from being filed if too much time passes. Wisconsin’s statute is 3 years from the date of diagnosis or a loved one’s death.

Call (877) 450-8973 now to see if you may be able to file a Wisconsin mesothelioma lawsuit. Don’t wait: the sooner you reach out, the faster we can start working to secure compensation for you.

Types of Compensation for Mesothelioma in Wisconsin

There are several ways to secure mesothelioma compensation, like asbestos lawsuits, trust fund claims, and VA benefit claims.

Wisconsin mesothelioma attorneys can help civilians and veterans pursue every type of compensation that they qualify for. Learn more about your possible options below.

Mesothelioma Lawsuits

With a mesothelioma lawsuit, you can seek compensation from the manufacturers of asbestos-containing products that caused you to get sick. These lawsuits award $1 million or more on average. 

Top mesothelioma law firms in Wisconsin can help you file a lawsuit right now if you qualify. The U.S. military or government aren't sued, and you can still file for VA benefits.

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Asbestos Trust Fund Claims

The U.S. courts forced bankrupt asbestos companies, which can’t be sued, to set up trusts so victims could still receive compensation

There’s more than $30 billion available in asbestos trust funds currently. Wisconsin mesothelioma lawyers can file both asbestos trust fund claims and lawsuits on your behalf, if you qualify, so you can get the most amount of money possible.

VA Benefits

You may be eligible for a wide range of VA benefits if you’re a U.S. veteran with mesothelioma.

The VA pays out $3,946.25 each month to married veterans with mesothelioma as of 2024.

Other mesothelioma VA benefits include:

  • Free or low-cost treatments through VA health care
  • Funeral and burial reimbursement
  • Survivors benefits

Call (877) 450-8973 now to get help filing for or increasing your mesothelioma VA benefits. Our VA-accredited lawyers are ready to assist you.

Mesothelioma Lawsuit Filing Process in Wisconsin

Learn about the steps involved in filing a lawsuit and how a mesothelioma attorney in Wisconsin can help with each of them below.

1. Contact a Mesothelioma Lawyer

First, reach out to a mesothelioma lawyer who has helped many other civilians and veterans with asbestos-related diseases.

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2. Gather Evidence

After you’ve found a Wisconsin mesothelioma attorney for your case, they’ll gather evidence for your lawsuit.

Evidence to support your lawsuit may include:

  • Information about your work history
  • Medical records and bills
  • Military service documents

With this evidence, your attorney can determine which asbestos-based products you were exposed to and the companies that made them.

3. File Your Mesothelioma Lawsuit

Once the evidence for your lawsuit has been gathered, your Wisconsin mesothelioma lawyer can file it for you before any deadlines. You won’t file it yourself, saving you time and stress.

Your lawyer will file the lawsuit against all of the asbestos companies that may be responsible for your illness, maximizing the amount of compensation you may receive.

4. Secure Mesothelioma Compensation

Almost all mesothelioma lawsuits award compensation through out-of-court settlements, allowing victims to quickly access compensation without a trial.

That said, your Wisconsin mesothelioma attorney will make sure your lawsuit is as strong as possible in the rare event that it must go to trial.

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Wisconsin Asbestos Settlement Amounts

Many Wisconsin veterans and civilians have secured millions of dollars through mesothelioma settlements and trial verdicts.

Settlements and verdicts our legal partners have secured in the state include:

Your diagnosis, the asbestos-based products you were exposed to, and other factors can play a role in the value of your case.

Our Wisconsin mesothelioma lawyers will work to get the most amount of compensation possible.

Wisconsin Residents and Asbestos Exposure

Thousands of construction sites, military bases, and other structures in the state of Wisconsin used asbestos before the risks were fully understood. Learn about some of the highest-risk asbestos sites below.

Asbestos Job Sites in Wisconsin

Wisconsin industries like manufacturing, construction, and paper milling heavily used asbestos.

Our legal partners have found over 1,600 high-risk asbestos sites in Wisconsin.

Notable work sites include:

  • Bad River Housing Project, Odanah
  • Badger Paper Company, Peshtigo
  • City Hospital, Two Rivers
  • Converse School, Beloit
  • Cordelia Harvey School, Kenosha
  • Kearney Tracker Corporation, Merrill
  • Murphy Products, Burlington
  • Procter & Gamble, Green Bay
  • The Trane Company, La Crosse
  • Wynnewood Products, Antigo

Those who worked with or around asbestos at these sites may have breathed in or swallowed asbestos fibers, which put them at risk of mesothelioma 10-50 years later.

Military Exposure

All U.S. military branches relied on asbestos in bases, ships, and vehicles between the 1930s and early 1980s for fireproofing and insulation. At the time, U.S. service members didn’t know that asbestos could cause mesothelioma.

Wisconsin military bases built with asbestos included:

  • Badger Army Ammo Plant, Baraboo
  • Fort McCoy, Monroe County
  • Truax Air Force Base, Madison

In addition, Veterans Administration hospitals in Madison, Wood, Appleton, Milwaukee, and West Allis all contained asbestos.

If you served on any of these sites and now have mesothelioma, you may qualify for VA benefits and legal compensation.

Contact us now to learn if you can work with our VA-accredited mesothelioma lawyers to get the benefits you need and deserve.

Areas of Wisconsin Linked to Asbestos-Related Deaths

Wisconsin has documented over 6,815 asbestos-related deaths from 1999 to 2017. This includes patients with mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis.

The counties with the highest death rates from these illnesses include:

  • Milwaukee County, which documented 851 deaths, averaging 44 per year
  • Waukesha County, with 554 deaths reported, averaging 29 per year
  • Racine County, with 321 deaths documented, averaging 16 per year
  • Brown County, which reported 257 deaths, averaging 13 per year

This data comes from a survey conducted by the Environmental Working Group (EWG).

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Find a Wisconsin Mesothelioma Lawyer Today

Wisconsin mesothelioma lawyers will fight to secure the justice and compensation you need after a diagnosis.

Our Wisconsin mesothelioma attorneys typically recover $1 million or more for clients in the state, including many brave U.S. veterans.

In addition, we can help you file for or increase your mesothelioma VA benefits while pursuing legal compensation.

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Wisconsin Mesothelioma Lawyer FAQs

What are the Wisconsin asbestos lawyer fees?

The Wisconsin mesothelioma lawyers we work with don’t charge any out-of-pocket costs or hourly fees. Rather, they take a percentage of any compensation they secure for you.

Call (877) 450-8973 now to learn how Wisconsin mesothelioma lawyers may be able to help you or a veteran you love with this cancer.

How do I choose a mesothelioma lawyer?

When selecting a mesothelioma lawyer, consider their experience and track record in securing compensation for other clients. The best lawyers won’t charge any upfront fees and have helped past clients get a financial payout quickly.

Use our Free Questions to Ask a Mesothelioma Lawyer Checklist for help finding the best attorneys for your case.

What is the mesothelioma lawsuit for asbestos?

Mesothelioma lawsuits allow you to hold negligent asbestos companies financially responsible for causing you to get sick. These lawsuits typically award $1 million or more, and the U.S. military or government aren’t sued.

Our team may be able to connect you with Wisconsin mesothelioma lawyers who can file a lawsuit on your behalf.

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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. (2024). Asbestos-Related Deaths in Wisconsin. Retrieved June 28, 2024, from https://www.asbestosnation.org/facts/asbestos-deaths/wi/
  3. Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. (n.d.). Asbestos Removal and Notification. Retrieved June 28, 2024, from https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/Demo/Asbestos.html