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How to file an asbestos lung cancer lawsuit

If you were exposed to asbestos and have developed lung cancer or an asbestos related disease as a result, you may be entitled to financial compensation.

Asbestos exposure was no innocent mistake. Manufacturers knew the risks — they just didn’t care, foolishly allowing workers to breathe in the harmful fibers and expose it to their families via fibers stuck to clothing.

Now, decades later, the victims of this negligence are being diagnosed with asbestos-related diseases like mesothelioma and lung cancer.

If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos related disease, you might be wondering how to file an asbestos lung cancer lawsuit against a negligent party. The St. Louis asbestos lawyers at Niemeyer, Grebel and Kruse can help. Call us today at 314-241-1919 for a free case review.

How the asbestos exposure attorneys at Niemeyer, Grebel and Kruse can help with your claim

When we go to work, we expect that our employers and the manufacturers of the materials that we work with are responsible and working in good faith. The reality is that this often isn’t the case.

Over the last several decades, there have been thousands of workers who were exposed to asbestos and ended up developing lung cancer as a result.

Asbestos related cancers are aggressive and can be deadly. Dealing with all of this can be incredibly stressful, juggling medical bills, pain and suffering and time away from work.

You shouldn’t have to bear the burden of someone else’s negligence. At Niemeyer, Grebel and Kruse, we understand what you are going through. We will stand by your side and fight for the compensation that you deserve.

Our team of experienced St. Louis asbestos lawyers will investigate your case, gather evidence and build a strong claim on your behalf. We have a proven track record of success in asbestos lung cancer lawsuits and we will work tirelessly to get you the best possible outcome.

What is asbestos?

Asbestos is a mineral that was once used extensively in many industries because of its resistance to heat, electrical and chemical damage. It can be found in insulation, flooring, shingles, cement, pipes and many other products.

The dangers of asbestos have been known for some time, but manufacturers have been slow to respond. As a result, thousands of workers have been needlessly exposed to the harmful fibers.

Finally, the use of asbestos has declined in recent years, but it can still be found in some older buildings and homes.

Asbestos fibers are extremely small and can easily become airborne. When these fibers are inhaled, they can lodge themselves in the lungs and cause serious health problems.

Asbestos exposure has been linked to several diseases, including mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis and pleural thickening.

How asbestos exposure causes lung cancer

Asbestos exposure is the main cause of mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer that affects the lining of the lungs.

There are several types of mesothelioma, all of which are caused by exposure to asbestos. The most common type is pleural mesothelioma, which affects the lining of the lungs. Other types of mesothelioma include:

  • Peritoneal mesothelioma: This type affects the lining of the abdomen.
  • Pericardial mesothelioma: This type affects the lining of the heart.
  • Sarcomatoid mesothelioma: This is a rare and aggressive type of mesothelioma.

Aside from mesothelioma, asbestosis is a chronic lung disease that is caused by inhaling asbestos fibers. The fibers irritate the lungs and cause scarring. This scarring can make it difficult to breathe and can lead to lung cancer.

Pleural thickening is a condition that occurs when the lining of the lungs becomes thicker and harder. This can make it difficult to breathe and can also lead to mesothelioma.

If you have been diagnosed with any of these conditions, it is important to speak to a doctor as soon as possible. Early diagnosis and treatment can improve your chances of survival.

What should I do if I think I was exposed to asbestos?

If you think you were exposed to asbestos, the first thing you should do is see a doctor. A doctor can test for asbestos exposure and will be able to tell if you have any of the conditions mentioned above.

Document as much as possible. Keep a record of when and where you were exposed to asbestos. Your asbestos exposure history will be important if you decide to file a lawsuit.

Next, if you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related condition, you should speak to an asbestos and mesothelioma lawyer as soon as possible. You may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, pain and suffering and lost wages.

How do I file an asbestos related cancer lawsuit?

Lawsuits are usually filed against the companies that manufactured or supplied the asbestos containing products. In some cases, lawsuits can also be filed against the companies that installed the products.

The mesothelioma lawyers at Niemeyer, Grebel and Kruse will investigate your case and determine who is responsible for your exposure. We will then file a lawsuit on your behalf and fight for the compensation you deserve.

If you have been diagnosed with lung cancer, contact the St. Louis asbestos lawyers at NGK Law today – 314-241-1919.

How much can I recover in an asbestos lung cancer lawsuit?

The amount of money you can recover in an asbestos lung cancer lawsuit will depend on a number of factors, including:

  • The severity of your injuries
  • Whether you have lost wages as a result of your condition
  • The cost of medical treatment
  • Whether you require long-term care
  • The effect your condition has had on your quality of life

Missouri does not cap the amount of compensation that a party can recover from a personal injury claim. This means that you there is no limit to the amount you can recover from an asbestos lung cancer claim. Your compensation will be based on the economic and non-economic factors we outlined above.

What is the statute of limitations in asbestos related lung cancer cases?

The statute of limitations is the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit. In Missouri, the statute of limitations for asbestos lung cancer cases is five years from the date of diagnosis.

Five years can seem like a lot of time. However, it is important to speak with an asbestos lawyer as soon as possible after you have been diagnosed. Investigating and building a case can take time, so it is best to start the process as soon as possible.

Work with the skilled asbestos attorneys at Niemeyer, Grebel and Kruse

The attorneys at Niemeyer, Grebel and Kruse have decades of experience handling asbestos lawsuits. We have helped hundreds of people get the compensation they deserve, and we can help you too.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a mesothelioma or lung cancer, contact us today to schedule a free case evaluation – 314-241-1919.


  • Can I have a claim for asbestos-caused lung cancer if I was a smoker?

    Yes, your lung cancer claim may be eligible, whether you smoke or not.

  • How do I know if I was exposed to asbestos?

    Many people have been exposed to asbestos whether at work, home, or from relatives and may not even know it. Repeated and prolonged exposure to asbestos can lead to serious lung disease and cancers. Some symptoms can include: Shortness of breath, dry cough, chest pain, chest tightness and a crackling sound while breathing.

    If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and believe you may have been exposed to asbestos, a medical screening can reveal if you have developed an asbestos-related disease.

  • Should I contact a lawyer if I have lung cancer?

    Yes, if you believe that your lung cancer may have been caused in part by asbestos exposure, an attorney can help you obtain financial compensation. Your attorney will review the details of your case with you and advise you on the best route forward.

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