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With a deep-rooted passion for helping those who have been exposed to asbestos within naval shipyard environments, Joe Lyon brings not only legal experience but also a heartfelt dedication to making a difference in the lives of affected individuals and their families. Our mission is to ensure that victims receive the compensation they deserve and that responsible parties are held accountable for their actions.

On this page, you will find valuable information about the legal aspects of naval shipyard asbestos exposure, its consequences, and the steps to take if you or a loved one has been affected. The Lyon Firm is here to offer guidance, support, and the legal representation you need to secure your rights and seek justice.

Your health and well-being are our top priorities, and we are determined to fight tirelessly on your behalf. To learn more about how we can assist you in your Portsmouth Naval Shipyard asbestos exposure case, please explore the resources and information provided here or contact us directly for a consultation. Together, we can work towards a brighter, asbestos-free future.

What Kind of Damages Are Available in a Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Asbestos Exposure Lawsuit?

In a Portsmouth Naval Shipyard asbestos exposure lawsuit, individuals who have been harmed due to asbestos exposure may be eligible to seek various types of damages. These damages aim to compensate victims for the physical, emotional, and financial hardships they have endured as a result of their exposure.

The specific damages available can include:

  • Medical Expenses: Victims of naval shipyard asbestos exposure can seek compensation for their past and future medical costs. This can encompass expenses related to diagnosis, treatment, medication, rehabilitation, and ongoing healthcare needs.

  • Lost Wages and Earning Capacity: If asbestos-related illnesses prevent an individual from working or reduce their earning capacity, they can pursue compensation for lost wages and potential future income.

  • Pain and Suffering: Asbestos-related illnesses can be physically and emotionally distressing. Victims may be awarded damages for the pain and suffering they have endured or will continue to experience due to their condition.

  • Funeral and Burial Costs: If the asbestos exposure results in a fatality, surviving family members may seek compensation for funeral and burial expenses.

  • Punitive Damages: In cases where the defendant’s actions were particularly reckless or malicious, punitive damages may be awarded. These damages are designed to punish the responsible party and deter future misconduct.

The availability and amount of these damages can vary depending on the specific circumstances of the case, including the severity of the asbestos-related illness, the duration of exposure, and the liability of the defendant(s). It’s crucial to consult with an experienced attorney who specializes in asbestos exposure cases to assess the potential damages available in your specific situation and to navigate the legal process effectively.

What Does an Asbestos Cancer Lawyer Do for Your Case?

An asbestos cancer lawyer, also known as a mesothelioma attorney, plays a crucial role in helping individuals who have been diagnosed with asbestos-related diseases, such as mesothelioma or lung cancer, seek justice and compensation.

Here are some of the key tasks and roles that an asbestos cancer lawyer performs for your case:

  • Investigation: Your attorney conducts a thorough investigation to gather evidence, including medical records, employment history, and documentation of asbestos exposure, to build a strong case.

  • Negotiation: They negotiate with defendants and their insurers to reach a fair settlement on your behalf. This may involve settlement conferences and mediation.

  • Litigation: If a fair settlement cannot be reached, your attorney is prepared to take your case to court and represent you during the trial.

Engaging an experienced asbestos cancer lawyer is vital when pursuing compensation for asbestos-related diseases.

Our experience and commitment are essential to navigate the complex legal terrain and secure the justice and compensation you deserve.


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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 Yard Asbestos Exposure

What is naval shipyard asbestos exposure?

Naval shipyard asbestos exposure refers to situations where individuals, often military personnel and civilian workers, were exposed to asbestos-containing materials while working in or around naval shipyards, potentially leading to asbestos-related diseases.

What are the health risks associated with naval shipyard asbestos exposure?

Exposure to asbestos in naval shipyards can lead to serious health issues, including mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis, and other respiratory diseases.

Who can file a lawsuit related to naval shipyard asbestos exposure?

Those who have been diagnosed with asbestos-related diseases due to exposure in naval shipyards, as well as their surviving family members in the case of wrongful death, may file lawsuits.

Are there time limitations for filing a lawsuit?

Yes, there are statutes of limitations that vary by state, restricting the time within which you can file a lawsuit. It’s crucial to consult with an attorney to understand the specific time limits in your situation.

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