Types of Asbestos Lung Cancer Compensation Available in Ohio
Who is liable for asbestos lung cancer and mesothelioma?
Ohio is one of the states with some of the highest rates of asbestos-related deaths in the United States. Like many states, Ohio has a long history of asbestos exposure, particularly in industries such as manufacturing, oil refining, and construction. As a result, many Ohioans have been exposed to asbestos fibers in the workplace and at home, leading to devastating health consequences and death. From 1993-2017, according to the most recent data, there were nearly 9,000 deaths in Ohio due to asbestos-related illnesses like lung cancer and mesothelioma.
There are different types of compensation available to asbestos victims in Ohio. A mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer attorney can help asbestos victims and their families navigate the legal process. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or asbestos-related lung cancer, you may be entitled to payment. Contact the Ferrell Law Group for a free consultation to learn more about your legal options.
Types of asbestos lung cancer compensation in Ohio
Asbestos Trust Funds (ATF) are set up to compensate individuals who have developed asbestos-related diseases due to exposure from products made by companies that have declared bankruptcy. ATFs operate under strict regulations and have specific criteria for eligibility.
To be eligible for compensation from an Asbestos Trust Fund, one must have a valid medical diagnosis of an asbestos-related disease, such as mesothelioma or lung cancer, and demonstrate exposure to the company's asbestos-containing products. A skilled mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer attorney can assist in identifying the applicable trusts and providing guidance throughout the application process. There are many trust funds with ties to Ohio that can provide compensation to mesothelioma victims, including the:
- Owens Corning/Fiberboard Asbestos Personal Injury Trust.
- Armstrong World Industries Asbestos Personal Injury Settlement Trust.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides benefits to veterans who were exposed to asbestos during their military service. These benefits include disability compensation, health care, and survivor benefits. To qualify for VA benefits, a person must have served in the military and have a valid diagnosis of an asbestos-related disease. VA benefits can cover medical expenses, lost income, and other related expenses.
A personal injury lawsuit seeks to hold the responsible parties accountable for their negligence and compensate victims for their damages, including medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. In fatal cases, the personal representative, or "executor," of the deceased person's estate may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Asbestos cases can be complex, so it is essential to work with an experienced mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer attorney to build a strong case demonstrating victims’ exposure to asbestos was caused by the defendant's negligence.
Liability for asbestos exposure in Ohio
Asbestos is a mineral that was widely used in construction, manufacturing, and shipbuilding until the 1980s. When asbestos fibers are inhaled, they can become lodged in the lungs and cause scarring and inflammation. Over time, this can lead to the development of mesothelioma, lung cancer, and other respiratory diseases.
In Ohio, possible liable parties in asbestos lung cancer and mesothelioma cases include manufacturers and distributors of products that contained asbestos. In most cases, the at-fault party is the manufacturer of products that the victim used or was exposed to at work, not their employer.
Asbestos exposure events in Ohio
Ohio has several businesses and industries that have been connected to asbestos exposure, including manufacturing, construction, and mining companies. Some specific Ohio businesses that have been associated with asbestos exposure include:
- Armco Steel, Middletown
- General Motors Corporation, Dayton and Defiance
- Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, Akron
- Fairmont Food Company, Cincinnati
- Owens-Corning, Greenville
There are often many corporations and other parties that are liable for an individual’s mesothelioma or asbestos-related lung cancer. Most victims file multiple claims. An experienced mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer attorney can help identify the parties responsible for the exposure and seek compensation from them.
Legal advocates for Ohio mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer victims
The Ferrell Law Group is a national asbestos lung cancer law firm with extensive experience representing clients in Ohio. Led by Attorney James C. Ferrell, our team is committed to helping mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer victims get the compensation and justice they deserve. We have a track record of success in securing substantial settlements and verdicts for our clients, and we provide compassionate and personalized legal representation.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or asbestos lung cancer in Ohio, don’t wait to take action. Contact the Ferrell Law Group today to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. We will evaluate your case, answer your questions, and provide you with the guidance and support you need to pursue your legal rights. With the Ferrell Law Group on your side, you can be confident that you have a strong and dedicated legal advocate fighting for you.
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