Connecticut Mesothelioma Lawyers
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For more than 22 years, individuals and families affected by mesothelioma and asbestos-related cancers in the state of Connecticut have relied on our Connecticut mesothelioma lawyers, to guide them through the asbestos litigation process and address their questions and concerns during this tough time of their life.
Our nationwide network of experienced asbestos litigation law firms, with decades of expertise and an established, successful track record, helping thousands of asbestos victims and their families getting the financial compensation they deserve.
Our Connecticut Mesothelioma Lawyers help Mesothelioma victims with lawsuits, trust fund claims, and VA claims in the state of Connecticut.Get the facts you need to understand asbestos and mesothelioma litigation. Our Mesothelioma lawyers know where to look, they understand the medical science, and they know what to ask. Our lawyers know how to pinpoint exposure, what the law says, and how previous cases have been decided by particular courts.
All our Connecticut Mesothelioma Lawyers offers FREE legal consultation, and all cases are “contingency-based cases”, meaning NO out of pocket expenses for you or your family.
One thing that sets us apart is that we provide you with direct access to a partner, in addition to the attorneys, paralegals and other team members who are working on your case.
Connecticut Statute of Limitations on Mesothelioma and Asbestos Cases
Don’t lose the rights to file your claim! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma, or family member passed away and were exposed to asbestos in Connecticut, you may have limited time to file a lawsuit against those responsible and get the compensation you deserve. Please, fill out the Request Callback form or Call us today, Toll-Free: (860) 674-8000 for a Free Case Evaluation. Everything it’s Free – No Obligation – Cost You Nothing!
Under Connecticut Statutes, plaintiffs filing an asbestos claim for compensation must do so within three of asbestos-related disease have been discovered. For asbestos and Mesothelioma wrongful death lawsuits, plaintiffs must file within three years from the date of the asbestos victim’s death.
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What is Mesothelioma??
From the National Center for Biotechnology Information:
Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is a tumor of the lining of the lung and chest cavity (pleura) or lining(s) of the abdomen (peritoneum) that is typically related to exposure to mineral fibers such as asbestos and erionite. Malignant mesothelioma (meso) is a neoplasm arising from mesothelial cells lining the pleural, peritoneal, and pericardial cavities. Over 20 million people in the US are at risk of developing meso due to asbestos exposure. MM mortality rates are estimated to increase by 5-10% per year in most industrialized countries until about 2020. The incidence of mesothelioma in men has continued to rise during the past 50 years, while the incidence in women appears largely unchanged. It is estimated that about 50-80% of pleural mesothelioma in men and 20-30% in women developed in individuals whose history indicates asbestos exposure(s) above that expected from most background settings. While rare for women, about 30% of peritoneal mesothelioma in men has been associated with exposure to asbestos. Erionite is a potent carcinogenic mineral fiber capable of causing both pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma. Since erionite is considerably less widespread than asbestos, the number of meso cases associated with erionite exposure is smaller. Asbestos induces DNA alterations mostly by inducing mesothelial cells and reactive macrophages to secrete mutagenic oxygen and nitrogen species. In addition, asbestos carcinogenesis is linked to the chronic inflammatory process caused by the deposition of a sufficient number of asbestos fibers and the consequent release of pro-inflammatory molecules, especially HMGB-1, the master switch that starts the inflammatory process, and TNF-alpha by macrophages and mesothelial cells. Genetic predisposition, radiation exposure and viral infection are co-factors that can alone or together with asbestos and erionite cause mesothelioma.
Companies that currently have an asbestos trust include:
- ABB Lummus Global
- A&I Corporation
- API Inc.
- A.P. Green Industries
- Armstrong Cork Company
- Armstrong World Industries
- ARTRA (Synkoloid)
- ASARCO LLC
- Babcock & Wilcox Corporation
- Brauer Supply Company
- Burns and Roe Enterprises
- C.E. Thurston & Sons
- Celotex Corporation
- Combustion Engineering
- Congoleum Corporation
- Dana Corporation
- DII Industries
- EaglePicher Industries Inc.
- Federal-Mogul Corporation
- The Flintkote Company
- Forty-Eight Insulations Inc.
- Fuller-Austin Inc.
- G-1 Holdings Inc.
- General Aniline and Film (GAF) Corporation
- General Motors (GM)
- H.K. Porter Company
- Hercules Chemical Company
- J.T. Thorpe and Son, Inc.
- Kaiser Aluminum
- Keene Creditors
- Lykes Bros. Steamship
- Mid Valley Inc.
- National Gypsum Company
- North American Refractories Company (NARCO)
- Owens Corning
- Pittsburgh Corning
- Porter-Hayden Company
- Quigley Fire Company
- Rutland Fire Clay Company
- Shook & Fletcher Insulation Company
- Swan and Silica
- Skinner Engine
- T H Agriculture and Nutrition
- Thorpe Insulation
- Utex Industries
- United States Lines
- W.R. Grace & Co.
- Wallace & Gale
- Western MacArthur
Connecticut has a long history of major brass industries, shipping and naval activity with height records of asbestos exposure among residents, workers and military staff. As a result, many people diagnosed with mesothelioma or other asbestos-related illnesses have retained the help of our experienced Connecticut mesothelioma lawyers.
Connecticut Job Sites With Possible Asbestos Exposure
Until the late 1970s, many Connecticut job sites used asbestos with limited or no awareness of the dangers involved by the exposure to its fiber.
Hartford Mesothelioma Lawyer
With over 212,000 tons of asbestos shipments received in the Connecticut high exposure was in shipyards, brass factories, steel and iron mills, and construction sites in New Haven, Hartford, New London, Fairfield and Litchfield Counties.
Manufacturing in cities like Waterbury and Groton have used asbestos in vast quantities especially in the brass manufacturing and shipyards.
Waterbury Mesothelioma Lawyers
Waterbury’s manufacturers used asbestos in high amounts, especially in brass products facilities:
- American Brass Company
- Chase Brass and Copper Company
- Mattatuck Manufacturing Company
- Waterbury Clock (later known as Timex)
- Waterbury Brass Company
- Anaconda-American Brass Company
- Scovill Manufacturing Company
- Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P)
- Waterbury Buckle Company
- Cly-Del Manufacturing Corporation
- Somers Thin Strip Brass
- Waterbury Button Company
- Randolph Clowes Company
- Benedict & Burnham Company
- American Cyanamid
- Waterbury Trust Company
- Connecticut Railway & Lighting Company
Beside manufacturing job sites, many buildings constructed before 1978 used the asbestos-containing product, including roof and insulation. Some (but not limited) Waterbury buildings with known asbestos concerns include:
Waterbury, CT Schools With Potential Asbestos Exposure:
- East Mountain Elementary School
- Holy Cross High School
- Anderson Grammar School
- Blessed Sacrament School
- Bunker Hill Elementary School
- Chase Collegiate Private School
- Crosby High School
- East End High School
- Our Lady of MT Carmel School
- North End Middle School
- St. Anne School
- Waterbury Elementary School
- Kennedy High School
- Waterbury State Technical School
- Wilby High School
- Wilson Alternative School
- Naugatuck Community College
- FJ Kingsbury Elementary
Waterbury, CT Hospitals With Potential Asbestos Exposure:
- Waterbury Hospital
- St. Mary’s Hospital
Other Companies in Waterbury, CT With Potential Asbestos Exposure
- Sacred Heart Rectory
- Sears Roebuck
- Sealtest Dairy
- Berkeley Heights Housing
- Dimes Savings Bank
- Easter Seal Rehabilitation Center
- Elton Hotel
- Holmes Booth & Haydens Mfg. Co.
Groton Mesothelioma Lawyers
Groton, CT also known by the Submarine Capital of the World, home of General Dynamics’ Electric Boat Division, before the 1980’s had a century of asbestos use.
In Groton and New London area, thousands of shipyard workers and personnel were exposed to asbestos while building submarines. Most likely to receive a mesothelioma or other asbestos-related diagnostic are officers and sailors, who served and fought embarked on World War II or Cold War times vessels and came into contact with asbestos products often use in isolation.
The primary job sites with high potential for asbestos contamination:
- U.S. Coast Guard Training Station
- U.S. Coast Guard Academy
- Groton Vocational Technical High School
- Pfizer, Inc Research Laboratories
- Ballard Oil
- Groton Shipyard
If a Mesothelioma lawyer Asks You For Money to help with expenses for your case You Should Run The Other Way.
All Mesothelioma and asbestos-related cases are “contingency-based cases”, meaning no out of pocket expenses to you or your family. Mesothelioma lawyers earn their money by winning your case against asbestos companies. They do not get paid unless you get paid.
After the settlement, your lawyer is paid a contingency fee or percentage of the settlement, which is compensation for their time, travel, and other expenses incurred during your Mesothelioma case. Be sure to discuss the matter of fees and payments that the contingency fee covered with your lawyer.
We can usually tell within a few minutes whether we can help you and if we can’t, maybe direct you to someone who can. We are always accessible by phone or online.
We are always available to answer your questions with a phone call and will always keep you informed. We will do everything we can to ensure that you receive the highest compensation for your injuries.
Call Toll-Free: (860) 674-8000 CONNECTICUT MESOTHELIOMA HELPLINE