If you are suffering from mesothelioma, as a victim, you are entitled to compensation from the manufacturers of asbestos. Please click on the following links to find out more about your legal rights.
Know Your Rights
If you are reading this, you or someone you know is probably suffering from mesothelioma. In the United States, the disease is always universally caused by asbestos. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, it is important that you take action.
Your Right To Compensation
Victims of asbestos-related mesothelioma and lung cancer are entitled to compensation from the manufacturers of any asbestos containing product to which they were exposed in sufficient quantities to cause disease. The amount of compensation ultimately received varies in each individual case, but it is often a significant amount, depending on the product exposures that can be identified. This compensation is not a windfall. It is, rather, an attempt to make you whole in light of this devastating illness. Liability exists because asbestos product producing companies often covered up the fact that asbestos is hazardous, and made billions of dollars peddling deadly products. You, the unsuspecting user, are severely injured as a result.
Anyone who was injured as a result of their exposure to asbestos has a potential legal claim against the manufacturers of asbestos products. This can be significant for several reasons. The medical costs associated with treating a disease such as mesothelioma can be staggering. Moreover, legal compensation is a means by which many victims of mesothelioma provide enough money to support a spouse or loved one, or to leave behind a legacy (for example, to help put their grandchildren through college).
To find out if you may be entitled to legal compensation, please contact us.
Why You are Entitled to Compensation: The History of the Asbestos Industry
The asbestos industry has a dirty little secret. For centuries, there has been evidence that asbestos caused respiratory diseases in humans. By the 1930’s, however, the asbestos industry was selling millions of dollars worth of asbestos insulation. Asbestos, a mineral, was plentiful and inexpensive. Best of all, it was a terrific insulating material. It was used in all sorts of products - pipecovering, cement, gaskets, blankets, and the like. It was even used in clothing, joint compound and other building materials, automotive products and other various uses.
There was only one problem-people who worked with it had a habit of dying from respiratory illnesses. The medical literature of the 40’s and 50’s were already developing a wealth of information about the hazards of asbestos. The medical and industrial fields were well aware of the dangerous nature of asbestos by this time.
It was around this time that the asbestos companies began to gather and form trade associations in order to strengthen their industry. Long ago, the asbestos trade associations and industry giants began to fund scientific studies to prove that asbestos was safe. Their scientists, however, came back with a different conclusion. Asbestos, they warned, was a highly toxic carcinogen. It caused respiratory illnesses, including cancer, in laboratory animals and, it was believed, in humans.
Faced with this evidence, some in the asbestos industry did the unthinkable-they covered it up. Scientific reports were edited and modified, test results were altered or destroyed, and funding was stopped. The asbestos industry then embarked on a campaign to keep the information from reaching the general public. All the while, manufacturers continued selling millions of dollars worth of asbestos containing products to the public. It was used in massive amounts in shipyards, commercial construction and residential construction. Manufacturers of safer, non-asbestos insulations were bought out by the asbestos industry giants, stifling competition and safeguarding the cover-up.
Through the tireless efforts of some pioneering scientists, the United States government finally realized the hazards of asbestos, and began a slow campaign to curtail, and ultimately prohibit, its use in the United States.
What We Can Do For You
Our firm is experienced in helping victims of mesothelioma realize their appropriate compensation with as little inconvenience on the part of the victim and their family as possible.
When to contact us:
It is important that you contact us as soon as possible upon learning that you or a loved one has been diagnosed for three reasons. First, all states have statute of limitations in which an attorney can file your case which generally starts running at the time of diagnosis. Your case needs to be filed before that statute has expired otherwise compensation may be barred. Second, a case where the plaintiff is alive is often set for trial more quickly because a mesothelioma diagnosis receives a priority trial setting in many states. Third, the person with the disease is usually the best, and sometimes the only, person able to establish their exposure history, which is often essential information for a successful lawsuit.
How your case will typically develop:
An attorney will meet with you for an initial interview to discuss your background information, exposure history, medical history, and to answer any questions you may have. In a typical case, we will then set the best course to help you and your family, and begin your case. Initial settlement proceeds can often be expected within 60 days.
Affording an attorney:
We work on a contingency-fee basis, which means that we do not receive any fees unless you recover compensation. It is a no-risk financial arrangement for you.
Please feel free to contact us for a free consultation. Our experienced mesothelioma lawyers are always available to answer any questions that you may have
The Track Record
The Coady Law Firm has accumulated an impressive track record in assisting victims of mesothelioma and their families obtain substantial compensation from the manufacturers of the asbestos products they were exposed to. Results vary from case to case depending on several factors, including exposure type and length, jusrisdiction, age, and disease process.
Our clients’ privacy is our first priority. The following letters have been provided only with the consent, approval and/or request of all clients. Upon your request, you will be put in touch with some of them to speak with directly. Our results speak for themselves.
Words cannot fully convey the gratitude I feel or the efforts and personal attention you, and your staff, have extended on my behalf.
When following my husband’s death it was suggested that I contact you, and you took the case; I was hopeful. However, I was unprepared for the diligence and magnitude of your efforts with resulting benefits to me and my family. By easing my burdens and lessening worries, as well as improving my quality of life, I know my husband would be pleased that I pursued the suggestion and be grateful to you.
It is evident the success of your firm is derived from not just serving your clients, but in assisting them with compassion. At a time when grief and despair can cloud thinking and who one reaches out to is of utmost importance, you and your staff earned my trust as well as my sincere appreciation.
Both my husband and I had a good feeling about you from the first time we met you. We were impressed with how promptly you agreed to see us and how compassionately you listened to our concerns. My husband and I immediately knew that not only had we retained a lawyer, we had found a new friend. I think your strongest talent as a lawyer is your compassionate nature. My husband had such great faith in your ability that he told me that I shouldn’t worry about anything after he was gone. He was able to accept his fate more easily because he knew that you and your staff would be my advocate! He would have been so pleased with the outcome of the settlement. Because of the diligent work that you and your staff did, the kids and I were able to continue with our lives, missing him greatly, but financially secure.
It was truly a pleasure to have you guide us through all the legal issues regarding Pam’s illness. It is comforting to know that both my and Pam’s initial impression of you, when you sat at our kitchen table that March afternoon, turned out to be all we had hoped and more. Both your diligence and compassion at such a horrible time in our lives has more than earned my respect and prayers. I recommend you and your staff without reservation to anyone dealing with that dreaded disease. The ultimate settlement you worked to provide has helped the kids and I tremendously during our grieving period. To say thank you seems trite with what you have accomplished.
I’m still numb from the news! I don’t believe all the research and preparation that went into getting ready for trial- you all are awesome! My husband would have said you had “all your ducks in a row and went to work with plenty of bullets”.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! This was a trying experience with a very positive outcome and I’m glad it’s over! My husband is smiling on all of this and so are we!
This note, to tell you what a great gentleman you are, is long overdue. Your kindness, compassion and hard work have not gone unnoticed. My husband’s last year was easier because of you and his dying made easier knowing that he left a fine legacy for his family. His “personal” legacy was impressive, and because of you, he was able to leave a trust. I will never be able to thank you enough or tell you how much all of your efforts and caring are appreciated.
My best regards to you and your family.
I can’t say enough good things about Attorney Coady and what he did for our family. An acquaintance recommended that we contact him after my husband was diagnosed with mesothelioma. Mr. Coady took a personal interest in this case- he treated us as if we were family- and worked tirelessly and aggressively to obtain settlements which made the most sense for us. This included settling some claims earlier so that my husband could receive some tangible benefits while he was still alive. I have no doubt that it was because of Mr. Coady’s efforts and expertise that my husband was able to receive the number and size of the settlements that he did.
I would recommend Attorney Coady’s services wholeheartedly and without hesitation.