Our lawyers represent victims of mesothelioma in Washington and throughout the United States. We have seen first-hand the suffering mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases cause. We are dedicated to giving you the attention and care you deserve. Mesothelioma is a cancer that could have and should have been prevented. Our job is to hold the appropriate parties responsible.
Mesothelioma is a very serious form of cancer and those and the families of those who have been touched by this disease have many challenges ahead. Treatment options are expensive and without some kind of legal assistance it can mean financial hardship.
Washington, as with many other states, has its own set of laws that governs the ability to file an asbestos claim. Read more about the statue of limitations that govern mesothelioma lawsuits in Washington or feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.
Washington is home to a number of industries that are known for using asbestos-containing materials. Workers who were employed in the following types of companies are at the highest risk for asbestos exposure:
According to the Environmental Working Group, Washington is ranked 7th in the US for asbestos-related deaths. Between 1980 and 2000, the state had 1,776 victims of mesothelioma or some other asbestos-related disease. This number may even be higher, but mesothelioma deaths used to be classified as “lung cancer” on most death records.
King County, home to various plants that processed asbestos-containing vermiculite and a shipbuilding site during WWII, has the 4th highest number of asbestos related death in the US. Since 1979, the county has seen 260 deaths from asbestosis and 204 from mesothelioma.
Many of our clients did not know how or when they were exposed to asbestos until our attorneys completed an extensive investigation. By getting to know each client as an individual and by each client’s personal story, we can find the asbestos companies who are responsible for causing the mesothelioma.
If you live in Washington and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact the lawyers of Clapper, Patti, Schweizer and Mason today. We are here to help.