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Asbestos Lawsuits FAQs

The asbestos attorneys at Brayton Purcell LLP have helped asbestos victims for more than 30 years. The following are examples of questions we often receive from clients.

How was I exposed to asbestos?

Workers in the following types of industries were often exposed to asbestos: mining, insulation, shipbuilding, pipe fitting, plumbing, power generation, construction, textiles, auto repair, drywall, railroads and appliance repair. While asbestos was phased out of the majority of products in the 70s, 80s, and 90s due to the health risks, workers may still face exposure from asbestos that has not been properly removed and disposed.

I didn’t work with asbestos on my job. How was I exposed?

People who live or work near sites containing asbestos may be exposed to airborne particles. Asbestos was also used in many consumer products such as hairdryers. Family members may be exposed to asbestos fibers on the clothes of workers who work with or around asbestos products.

Who is liable for exposing me to asbestos?

Our lawyers seek compensation from companies who use asbestos products, remove asbestos products, or disturb asbestos products. We also seek compensation from companies that manufacture and supply products containing asbestos.

I can’t remember the name of the company that exposed me to asbestos. Can I still file a claim?

Our lawyers have experience handling asbestos claims all across the country. We match up your work history (compiled from your memory and your Social Security records) with our massive database of testimony and documents. Usually, our attorneys are able to determine the identity of the companies that exposed you to asbestos and hold them responsible.

What if a company is no longer in business?

You may still have a claim even if the asbestos company has gone out of business or filed for bankruptcy.

My husband died from mesothelioma. Can I seek compensation?

You may have a wrongful death claim. Contact our lawyers to find out.

How long does it take before I receive any compensation?

Every case is different. Contact our lawyers to find out how long the legal process usually takes in your state.

Are there time limits that apply to filing an asbestos claim?

Many states have a statute of limitations that begins on the date you were diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease or your family member died. Contact our attorneys as soon as possible.

Will I have to travel?

No. Our attorneys will come to you.

For More Information About Asbestos Exposure

If asbestos exposure has affected you and you are suffering from mesothelioma or any other asbestos–related disease, contact our team of lawyers at 800-598-0314 to get the answers you need. While we have offices based in Northern California, Southern California and Oregon, our legal practice spans the entire nation.