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representing plaintiffs in Navy Base asbestos exposure, Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer Claims

Asbestos-related illnesses can be devastating, affecting the lives of countless veterans, shipyard workers, and their families. Our mission is to help you seek justice, compensation, and peace of mind.

With a deep understanding of the unique legal nuances surrounding asbestos exposure within naval bases, our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to represent your interests effectively. We are committed to ensuring that those who served our country and were exposed to asbestos during their military service receive the support and compensation they deserve.

On this page, you’ll find valuable information on the legal aspects of naval base asbestos exposure, the health risks associated with asbestos, and how our legal team can assist you in pursuing claims against responsible parties.

Whether you are a veteran, a shipyard worker, or a family member affected by asbestos-related illnesses, our attorneys are here to provide expert legal counsel and dedicated representation.

What Kind of Damages Are Available in a Groton Naval Base Asbestos Lawsuit?

In a Groton naval base asbestos lawsuit, individuals who have suffered asbestos-related injuries or illnesses may be entitled to various types of damages. These damages are intended to compensate the victims for their losses and suffering.

The specific damages available in such lawsuits can include:

  • Medical Expenses: Victims can seek compensation for the cost of medical treatments, hospitalization, medication, surgeries, and any other healthcare-related expenses incurred due to asbestos-related illnesses.

  • Lost Wages: If asbestos-related illnesses result in a victim’s inability to work or loss of income, they may be entitled to compensation for the wages they would have earned if not for their condition.

  • Non-Economic Damages: These damages are less tangible and can include compensation for the victim’s diminished quality of life, loss of enjoyment, and the emotional toll of their illness.

  • Wrongful Death Expenses: In cases where the asbestos-related illness proves fatal, the surviving family members may seek compensation for the costs associated with the victim’s funeral and burial.

  • Punitive Damages: In some cases, if the actions of the responsible parties are deemed particularly egregious or reckless, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the wrongdoers and deter similar behavior in the future.

The availability and calculation of these damages can vary depending on the specific circumstances of the case, the jurisdiction, and the applicable laws.

It’s important to consult with an experienced attorney for asbestos litigation to fully understand your rights and the potential damages that may be applicable to your situation. An attorney can help you build a strong case and pursue the compensation you deserve.

    What Does an Asbestos Injury Lawyer Do for Your Case?

    An asbestos injury lawyer plays a crucial role in helping individuals who have suffered asbestos-related illnesses or injuries pursue legal claims for compensation.

    Here’s what an asbestos injury lawyer can do for your case:

    • Case Evaluation: The attorney will begin by evaluating the details of your case. They will assess your exposure history, the extent of your injuries, and the potential responsible parties.

    • Filing Claims: Your attorney will assist you in filing claims against the responsible parties. This may involve filing lawsuits or pursuing claims through asbestos trust funds set up by bankrupt companies that manufactured asbestos products.

    • Negotiation: Your lawyer will engage in negotiations with the defendants, their insurers, or representatives of asbestos trust funds to seek a fair settlement on your behalf. They will work to maximize the compensation you receive.

    • Litigation: If a fair settlement cannot be reached, your attorney will prepare your case for trial and represent you in court, presenting evidence and arguing on your behalf.

    • Asbestos Trust Fund Claims: Many asbestos manufacturers have established trust funds to compensate victims. Your attorney will guide you through the trust fund claims process, ensuring that all necessary documentation is submitted.

    Hiring an experienced asbestos injury lawyer is crucial for navigating the complexities of asbestos litigation, understanding your legal rights, and seeking fair compensation for your suffering.

    We will advocate for your best interests and help you through every step of the legal process.


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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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    Questions about Navy Shipyard Asbestos Exposure

    What are the common asbestos-related diseases associated with naval base exposure?

    Common asbestos-related diseases include mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis, and pleural diseases.

    Who can be held responsible in a naval base asbestos lawsuit?

    Responsible parties may include the federal government, asbestos manufacturers, contractors, shipyards, and other entities that negligently exposed individuals to asbestos.

    Is it necessary to prove which specific asbestos products caused my illness?

    In many cases, it’s not necessary to identify specific asbestos products. Your attorney can help you determine the responsible parties based on your exposure history.

    How long do I have to file a naval base asbestos lawsuit?

    The statute of limitations for asbestos lawsuits varies by jurisdiction. It’s important to consult with an attorney to determine the deadline for filing your specific case.

    Your Right to Safety
    The Statute of Limitations for Asbestos Cases

    Asbestos can be found in factories, warehouses, hospitals, schools, homes built before 1980, construction sites, and in many military installations. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), there are 75 different jobs that can expose workers to asbestos, with those jobs primarily involving construction and manufacturing. Thousands of American workers are still exposed to asbestos each year. 

    Mesothelioma is a serious illness that has been linked to asbestos exposure in medical literature. It is estimated that there will be thousands of new cases due to the latency period of 20-50 years after being first exposed to asbestos.

    Our Victories

    The Lyon Firm aggressively, professionally, and passionately advocates for injured individuals and families against companies due to asbestos exposure.


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