Lincoln Electric manufactured welding rods that contained asbestos and caused some workers to develop related diseases. The company has been named in thousands of lawsuits and continues to litigate.
In 2003, two former welders who used Lincoln products brought a case against the company for being exposed to asbestos and developed mesothelioma and lung cancer. The jury awarded the men more than $6 million.
As we delve into the specifics of your case, you can expect unwavering dedication, personalized attention, and a comprehensive legal strategy tailored to your unique circumstances. Whether you are a welder, a family member of a welder, or someone whose life has been affected by asbestos exposure in the welding industry, we are here to provide you with the guidance and support you need.
Together, we’ll work towards holding those responsible accountable and seeking the compensation you deserve.
What Kind of Settlement Can You Obtain From a Lincoln Electric Welding Asbestos Lawsuit?
The potential settlement you can obtain from a Lincoln Electric arc welding asbestos lawsuit can vary significantly based on several factors, including the specifics of your case, the extent of your asbestos-related illness, the responsible parties, and the jurisdiction where the lawsuit is filed.
While we cannot provide exact figures, we can outline the key factors that can influence the settlement amount:
Medical Expenses: The cost of medical treatment, including past and future medical bills, is a significant factor in calculating your settlement. This can include expenses related to diagnosis, surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and ongoing care.
Loss of Income: If your illness has prevented you from working, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, benefits, and future earning capacity. This is especially important for individuals whose asbestos exposure occurred in the workplace.
Pain and Suffering: Compensation for the physical and emotional pain and suffering caused by asbestos-related illnesses may be a component of the settlement. The amount can vary based on the severity of your condition and its impact on your quality of life.
Liability and Negligence: The degree of negligence or liability on the part of the asbestos manufacturers, employers, or other responsible parties will impact the potential settlement. If there is clear evidence of negligence or disregard for safety, the settlement may be higher.
Settlement or Trial: Many asbestos cases are settled out of court to avoid lengthy trials. The decision to settle or go to trial can impact the final settlement amount.
It’s essential to consult with an experienced asbestos litigation attorney who can assess the unique circumstances of your case and provide you with an estimate of the potential settlement amount. Your attorney will work diligently to secure the best possible outcome for your situation.
What Does an Asbestos Injury Attorney Do for Your Case?
An asbestos injury attorney plays a crucial role in helping you navigate the complex legal process when seeking compensation for asbestos-related illnesses or injuries. Their primary objective is to advocate for your rights and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Here’s what an asbestos injury attorney does for your case:
- Gathering Evidence: Attorneys will collect and compile evidence to support your case. This may include medical records, employment history, witness statements, and any documents related to your asbestos exposure.
- Identifying Liable Parties: Asbestos exposure cases often involve multiple liable parties, such as asbestos manufacturers, employers, or property owners. Your attorney will help identify and pursue these parties.
- Filing Lawsuits: If necessary, your attorney will file lawsuits on your behalf against the responsible parties. They will ensure all legal requirements are met, such as filing deadlines and jurisdictional considerations.
- Negotiating Settlements: Many asbestos cases are settled out of court. Your attorney will negotiate with defendants or their insurers to secure a fair settlement that compensates you for your injuries.
- Asbestos Trust Claims: In cases where asbestos manufacturers have established trust funds to compensate victims, your attorney will help you file claims to access these funds.
Having an experienced asbestos injury attorney is crucial to ensuring that your rights are protected, and that you receive the compensation you deserve for the harm caused by asbestos exposure.
We will guide you through the legal process, advocate on your behalf, and work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for your case.
ABOUT THE LYON FIRM
Joseph Lyon has 17 years of experience representing individuals in complex litigation matters. He has represented individuals in every state against many of the largest companies in the world.
The Firm focuses on single-event civil cases and class actions involving corporate neglect & fraud, toxic exposure, product defects & recalls, medical malpractice, and invasion of privacy.
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The Firm offers contingency fees, advancing all costs of the litigation, and accepting the full financial risk, allowing our clients full access to the legal system while reducing the financial stress while they focus on their healthcare and financial needs.