Even though there have been breakthroughs in medical technology over the past decades, to treat diseases like cancer, there are still a lot of risks and ways to get it. Mesothelioma is a terminal form of cancer and can be contracted through exposure to asbestos. The longer and thus more exposure there is, the more likely you are to contract this form of cancer. Due to the seriousness of asbestos cases, it is important for victims to turn to an experienced asbestos personal injury attorney expert here at our Boston, Massachusetts law firm. We have decades of experience helping our clients through complicated litigation. Our attorneys have recovered millions of dollars for our Massachusetts clients.
A Montana state court judge approved a $23 million settlement last Wednesday for over 1,000 people or estates who alleged that state officials knew that asbestos from a Libby, Montana mine was making them sick but nevertheless didn’t inform them of the hazards from mining, processing and transferring of vermiculite-related products. This settlement involves people who lived in Libby and Lincoln County, which are located in northwestern Montana, who either did work at the W.R. Grace & Co. vermiculite mine or lived with someone who did. It comes five years after a judge in Helena, Montana approved a $43 million settlement for more than 1,400 miners and their families, bringing the total to $66 million paid out by the state’s tort claims fund and insurance companies since 2011.
If you or a loved one have been exposed to asbestos, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for the physical and emotional injuries you have suffered. The asbestos personal injury lawyer experts at the Law Offices of Gilbert R. Hoy, Jr. and Affiliates have an extraordinary reputation for recovering millions of dollars in personal injury damages for our Massachusetts clients. Call our personal injury lawyer experts at 617-787-3700 or email us at email@example.com. We are here to help. Your needs are our top priority!