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Many Alabama military bases and other structures built before the 1980s contained asbestos. Asbestos exposure from these structures can cause mesothelioma and other deadly asbestos-related diseases. Asbestos victims can work with skilled Alabama mesothelioma lawyers to access justice and compensation.

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Recent Settlements:

  • $4.8 million - Navy Veteran
  • $3.54 million - Auto Mechanic
  • $2.7 million - Plasterer
  • $1.8 million - Pipefitter
  • $2.98 million - Sheetmetal Worker

Represented victims in:

  • Birmingham
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  • Huntsville
  • Mobile
  • Pell City
  • Talladega
  • Tuscaloosa

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Finding a Mesothelioma Lawyer in Alabama

Residents of Alabama diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma cancer or other asbestos-related diseases may be able to get financial compensation from the manufacturers of asbestos-containing products.

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Over 1,500 Alabama residents died from mesothelioma from 2001-2010 — and the only known cause of this cancer is asbestos exposure.

The asbestos manufacturers knew asbestos could be deadly but hid the truth from the public. Those with mesothelioma can secure compensation for their loved ones and find justice by working with skilled attorneys. Alabama mesothelioma lawyers are standing by to file lawsuits on behalf of victims.

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Alabama Mesothelioma Lawsuits

Mesothelioma lawsuits award compensation to victims of mesothelioma to cover medical costs, lost wages, and other expenses.

Successful mesothelioma lawsuits often award $1 Million to $2.4 Million.

It costs nothing for mesothelioma victims to file these lawsuits — and it is relatively easy. Alabama mesothelioma lawyers take on almost all the burdens that come with filing and pursuing a lawsuit.

Mesothelioma Settlements and Verdicts in Alabama

In most cases, a settlement will be reached prior to any court proceedings. In fact, over 95% of all mesothelioma lawsuits reach out-of-court settlements. These mesothelioma settlements usually award compensation faster than a trial.

Mesothelioma settlements award victims $1 Million on average.

In the rare event that a case cannot reach a settlement, it will go to trial. Mesothelioma trial verdicts are decided by a jury. While some trial verdicts award mesothelioma victims with more money than settlements, others award nothing.

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, let an experienced Alabama mesothelioma lawyer help you recover damages associated with this deadly disease.

Statute of Limitations in Alabama

Statutes of limitations are laws that set timeframes on filing lawsuits. This period varies by state and according to the nature of the case.

Personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits cannot be filed once the statutes of limitations have passed.

A top Alabama mesothelioma lawyer can determine if your lawsuit falls within your state’s statutory limits. Connecting with an Alabama mesothelioma lawyer shortly after a mesothelioma diagnosis or death can increase the chances of filing within the limitations.

Asbestos Rules and Regulations in Alabama

The state of Alabama’s asbestos practices are governed by federal law. The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) has adopted the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for asbestos.

In addition to federal standards, Alabama does have safety requirements for anyone involved in asbestos abatement projects. Asbestos abatement helps remove or seal asbestos-based products to prevent future harm.

An Alabama asbestos lawyer can help victims see if these laws will impact a case.

Asbestos Sites in Alabama

There are hundreds of work sites in Alabama where workers were put people at risk of asbestos exposure. Top Alabama mesothelioma law firms that have complete lists of asbestos sites in Alabama and the rest of the country. They are able to help their clients to determine where and how they were exposed to asbestos.

Examples of asbestos sites in Alabama include:

  • 3M Chemical Plant, Decatur
  • Alabama Electric, Andalusia
  • Alabama Shipyard, Mobile
  • Hunt Mobile Refinery, Tuscaloosa
  • Ingalls Shipyard, Decatur
  • Samford University, Birmingham
  • Tutwiler Hotel, Birmingham
  • U.S. Steel, Birmingham
  • Dothan Grocery Company, Dothan
  • West Point Manufacturing, Fairfax
  • Alabama State Hospital and Partlow State School For Searcy Hospital, Tuscaloosa
  • Birmingham Coke and By-Products Company, Birmingham
  • Standard Oil Refinery, Birmingham
  • University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa

If you have been exposed to asbestos at one of these sites, contact us now to be connected with an Alabama mesothelioma lawyer as soon as possible. You might be able to access financial benefits and cover your medical expenses.

Alabama Veterans & VA Information

U.S. Veterans in Alabama faced high levels of asbestos exposure since the U.S. military relied on asbestos for fireproofing and insulation prior to the 1980s.

In particular, hundreds of aircraft and military vehicles made at Alabama’s Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base (AFB) were likely built with asbestos. Hundreds of asbestos-based products were also used to build just about every U.S. Navy ship for decades.

Alabama Veterans Benefits

Over 30% of all mesothelioma patients are United States military veterans. Thankfully, veterans can access many benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Mesothelioma VA benefits Include:

  • Disability compensation for mesothelioma
  • Burial & survivor benefits
  • Hospice Care
  • Health Care
  • Transportation

Veterans can also receive high-quality health care from VA mesothelioma specialists.

Two well known VA mesothelioma doctors include:

Mesothelioma Hope has no affiliation with and is not endorsed or sponsored by Dr. Robert B. Cameron. The contact information above is listed for informational purposes only. You have the right to contact Dr. Cameron directly. Visit the UCLA Health website to learn more about Dr. Robert Cameron.

In Alabama, the following offices and facilities below can help veterans access benefits and health care.

Veterans Benefits Administration

  • Montgomery Regional Office, Montgomery County
  • Fort Rucker, Dale County
  • Maxwell AFB, Montgomery
  • Redstone Arsenal, Madison County

VA Medical Centers

  • Birmingham VA Medical Center, Birmingham
  • Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System West Campus, Montgomery
  • Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center, Tuscaloosa
  • Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System East Campus, Tuskegee

Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC)

  • Bessemer CBOC
  • Birmingham VA Clinic
  • Childersburg CBOC
  • Dothan CBOC
  • Wiregrass CBOC
  • Gadsden CBOC
  • Guntersville, AL CBOC
  • Huntsville Clinic
  • Jasper Clinic
  • Mobile Outpatient Clinic
  • VA Outpatient Clinic Monroeville (CBOC)
  • Montgomery VA Clinic
  • Anniston/Oxford Clinic
  • Knight Street Clinic, Shreveport
  • Shoals Area (Florence) Clinic

Veterans Centers

  • Birmingham Veterans Center
  • Huntsville Veterans Center
  • Mobile Veterans Center
  • Montgomery Veterans Center

All veterans looking to access VA benefits should start with an experienced Alabama mesothelioma lawyer. These mesothelioma attorneys research the facts of each case and help veterans get the information needed to file a claim.

Once all documents are in order, a Veterans Service Officer (VSO) can help veterans file for VA benefits.

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AML and VFW Service Officers in Alabama

VSOs are trained by the VA and other veterans organizations to help veterans and families access VA benefits.

Many VSOs work with organizations such as the American Legion (AML) and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). Alabama houses more than 400 offices of these different organizations.

Offices serving some of the state’s largest cities include:


  • American Ex-Prisoners of War
  • American Legion


  • American Ex-Prisoners of War
  • American Legion
  • Fleet Reserve Association


  • American Legion
  • Fleet Reserve Association


  • American Ex-Prisoners of War
  • American GI Forum National Veterans Outreach Program
  • Fleet Reserve Association


  • American Ex-Prisoners of War
  • American Legion
  • Fleet Reserve Association


  • Northwest Alabama War Veterans Home


  • American Ex-Prisoners of War
  • American Legion
  • Fleet Reserve Association


  • American Legion

Phenix City

  • American Ex-Prisoners of War
  • American Legion
  • Fleet Reserve Association


  • American Ex-Prisoners of War
  • American Legion
  • Fleet Reserve Association

Veterans can work with VSOs at these organizations — and mesothelioma lawyers — to access VA benefits and other types of compensation.

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Contacting a Mesothelioma Lawyer in Alabama

An experienced Alabama mesothelioma law firm will help you pursue justice and compensation after a mesothelioma diagnosis.

Mesothelioma lawyers can help you:

  • Take on the legal work so you aren’t burdened
  • File lawsuits within Alabama’s statutes of limitations
  • Begin your mesothelioma VA Claim

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