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Asbestos exposure in shipyards has been a pervasive issue for decades, and its consequences are well-documented. Workers in shipyards, including welders, insulators, pipefitters, and electricians, have been at significant risk of inhaling asbestos fibers, leading to devastating health conditions such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis. Our dedicated legal team is committed to helping victims of shipyard asbestos exposure navigate the complex legal landscape, holding accountable those responsible for their suffering.

Whether you are a victim of shipyard asbestos exposure, a family member seeking justice on behalf of a loved one, or simply seeking to understand your legal options, The Lyon Firm is here to offer compassion and unwavering support throughout your legal journey. Please explore the content on this page to gain a deeper understanding of shipyard asbestos exposure cases and do not hesitate to reach out to our experienced legal team for personalized assistance. Your rights matter, and we are here to help you protect them.

What Kind of Settlement Can an Avondale Shipyard Asbestos Exposure Lawyer Help You Secure?

A shipyard asbestos exposure lawyer can help you secure various types of settlements, compensation, or financial recovery, depending on the specifics of your case, the extent of your injuries or illnesses, and the liable parties involved. Here are some common types of settlements that a shipyard asbestos exposure lawyer can help you pursue:

  • Personal Injury Settlement: If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease due to shipyard exposure, a personal injury settlement can provide compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and other related costs. This settlement is typically sought when the victim is still alive and pursuing legal action against the responsible parties.

  • Wrongful Death Settlement: In cases where shipyard asbestos exposure has led to the death of a loved one, surviving family members may be able to pursue a wrongful death settlement. This compensation can cover funeral expenses, medical bills, loss of financial support, and the emotional suffering of surviving family members.

  • Workers’ Compensation: Workers who were exposed to asbestos in shipyard environments and have developed asbestos-related illnesses may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. These benefits can cover medical expenses and lost wages. A shipyard asbestos exposure lawyer can help ensure you receive the maximum benefits you are entitled to.

  • Product Liability Settlement: Shipyard asbestos exposure lawyers can pursue settlements against manufacturers of asbestos-containing products used in shipyards. This type of settlement holds manufacturers accountable for producing and distributing asbestos products without adequate warnings or safety measures.

  • Third-Party Lawsuits: In some cases, individuals exposed to asbestos in shipyards may have the right to file third-party lawsuits against parties other than their employers, such as manufacturers, suppliers, or contractors. A lawyer can help you determine if such lawsuits are applicable and guide you through the legal process.

  • Asbestos Trust Funds: Many asbestos manufacturers and companies responsible for asbestos exposure have established trust funds to compensate victims. A shipyard asbestos exposure lawyer can assist you in filing claims with these trust funds to secure financial compensation.

  • Class Action or Mass Tort Settlements: In cases where multiple victims suffered asbestos exposure in the same shipyard or under similar circumstances, class action or mass tort lawsuits may be initiated. These can result in collective settlements that provide compensation to all affected parties.

The specific type and amount of settlement will depend on the unique circumstances of your case, the severity of your condition, and the strength of the evidence. An experienced shipyard asbestos exposure lawyer will work diligently to build a strong case and secure the most favorable settlement or verdict possible on your behalf.

What Does an Asbestos Exposure Attorney Do for Your Case?

An asbestos exposure attorney plays a crucial role in helping you pursue a legal case related to asbestos exposure. Their primary objective is to advocate for your rights and secure compensation for the harm you have suffered due to asbestos exposure.

Here are some of the key tasks and services that an asbestos exposure attorney provides for your case:

  • Investigation: Attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation to gather evidence to support your case. This may include identifying sources of asbestos exposure, locating witnesses, and collecting medical records and expert testimony.

  • Negotiation: Experienced asbestos exposure attorneys are skilled negotiators. They will engage in negotiations with the defendants, their insurers, or trust funds to seek a fair and just settlement that covers your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

  • Litigation: If negotiations do not lead to a satisfactory settlement, your attorney will be prepared to take your case to court. They will represent you during all stages of the litigation process, including pre-trial motions, trial, and appeals, if necessary.

In summary, an asbestos exposure attorney provides comprehensive legal representation and support to help you navigate the complex legal process, hold responsible parties accountable, and secure the compensation needed to address the health challenges and losses you have experienced due to asbestos exposure.


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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.


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.

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Why are these cases important?

Many experience asbestos exposure through the workplace. Workplaces may have been filled with toxic materials, and employers may have failed to warn of the serious health risks of the job. Filing a suit helps to raise the awareness of job safety.


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Questions about Shipyard Asbestos Exposure

What health problems can result from shipyard asbestos exposure?

Shipyard asbestos exposure can lead to asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis, and other respiratory issues.

Who can file a shipyard asbestos exposure lawsuit?

Workers who have been exposed to asbestos in shipyard environments and have developed asbestos-related illnesses can file lawsuits. In cases of wrongful death, surviving family members can also file lawsuits.

What parties can be held responsible in shipyard asbestos exposure lawsuits?

Responsible parties can include shipyard employers, manufacturers of asbestos-containing products used in shipyards, property owners, contractors, and others who may have contributed to the asbestos exposure.

What is the role of asbestos trust funds in these cases?

Some asbestos manufacturers have established trust funds to compensate victims. Your attorney can help you file claims with these funds if applicable.

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