Understanding The Legal Process
If you or a family member has been diagnosed with cancer related to asbestos exposure, you may be entitled to damages in addition to workers’ compensation benefits. To recover these damages, however, you will need the assistance of a strategic, aggressive trial lawyer.
Filing Injury And Wrongful Death Claims Against Asbestos Companies
Kelley & Ferraro, LLP, has provided representation to asbestos victims and their families for more than 18 years. We have the experience to determine which companies are responsible for exposing you to asbestos and to hold them accountable for your losses.
Before we file a suit on your behalf, we must determine liability. With the years of service in your industry and the name of your employer, we can find the companies that manufactured and distributed asbestos to your employer. Proving the source of the asbestos is a critical step in the legal process.
We will file a product liability claim against the companies that manufactured/distributed the asbestos for failure to warn and/or for design defects. We can file the claim for personal injury or wrongful death. You may be able to collect damages for medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering, as well as funeral expenses, when applicable.
The next step is to file a bankruptcy claim with the bankruptcy trust. Approximately 28 asbestos companies have filed for bankruptcy protection because of asbestos lawsuits. The court required them to set up trusts to pay out compensation to future asbestos claimants. We know how to protect the rights of individuals against asbestos manufacturers and distributors that have filed for bankruptcy protection.