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Automotive and other blue-collar industries put Michigan workers at risk of asbestos exposure for decades. Anyone exposed to asbestos could develop mesothelioma or other life-threatening asbestos-related diseases like lung cancer later in life. Michigan mesothelioma lawyers can help asbestos victims secure justice and compensation.

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Recent Settlements:

  • $4.8 million - Navy Veteran
  • $4.9 million - Welder
  • $3.1 million - Auto Worker
  • $2 million - Factory
  • $1 million - Air Force Veteran

Represented victims in:

  • Ann Arbor
  • Auburn Hills
  • Dearborn
  • Detroit
  • Flint
  • Jackson
  • Pontiac
  • Traverse City
  • Troy

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Working With a Mesothelioma Lawyer in Michigan

Michigan citizens with mesothelioma cancer deserve compensation from the manufacturers of asbestos-based products. These manufacturers knew asbestos was deadly but hid the facts for decades.

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Asbestos remains the only known cause of mesothelioma. This cancer claimed the lives of more than 1,800 Michigan residents from 2001-2010.

Mesothelioma has no cure and may cost over half a million dollars to treat. Fortunately, Michigan mesothelioma lawyers can help secure the funds you will need to fight this disease by filing lawsuits on your behalf.

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Michigan Mesothelioma Lawsuits

Michigan asbestos lawyers file mesothelioma lawsuits against the manufacturers of asbestos-containing products. If the lawsuit is successful, the manufacturers will pay a mesothelioma victim compensation.

Mesothelioma lawsuits pay out $1 Million to $2.4 Million on average.

It will cost you nothing to file a mesothelioma lawsuit when you work with an asbestos lawyer. These lawyers also do most of the legal work so you aren’t burdened.

Mesothelioma Settlements and Verdicts in Michigan

A mesothelioma lawsuit may end in a settlement or jury verdict.

A mesothelioma settlement may be reached before or after actual court proceedings have begun.

A jury verdict happens after a jury has heard the facts of the case in court. If the jury finds in favor of the asbestos victim, a financial award is handed down. If not, the asbestos victim gets no money.

Recent mesothelioma verdicts have included:

  • A Michigan jury awarded the pipefitter with more than $500,000 after he developed an asbestos-related illness from work at a Detroit car plant.
  • A steelworker died asbestos-related cancer after working at the same Detroit car plant mentioned above. His family received $1.8 Million from a jury.

Consult with a Michigan mesothelioma lawyer to learn more about recent verdicts and settlements.

Statute of Limitations in Michigan

A statute of limitations is a law that prevents lawsuits from being filed after a certain period of time.

Statutes of limitations vary by state and case type, so it is important to contact a Michigan mesothelioma lawyer right away. A Michigan lawyer can help you file within the statute of limitations.

Asbestos Trust Funds & Statutes of Limitations

If the statute of limitations on a lawsuit has passed, mesothelioma victims can access compensation through an asbestos trust fund.

Bankrupt manufacturers of asbestos-based products set aside money in trust funds to pay mesothelioma victims and avoid lawsuits. These trusts are not required to follow normal statutes of limitations, allowing them to set their own filing deadlines.

From 1988 through 2011, asbestos trusts paid a total of $17.5 Billion to asbestos victims. Over $30 Billion is available in asbestos trust funds today.

Mesothelioma lawyers in Michigan can see if you can access compensation from a trust.

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Asbestos Sites in Michigan

Many high-risk asbestos sites in Michigan are owned by major car companies like Buick, Chrysler, and Ford.

Michigan has more car manufacturing facilities than any other state, and asbestos was often used to make car parts. The state is also home to 17 original equipment manufacturer (OEM) headquarters that all produced asbestos-based car parts.

Thousands of construction materials and work sites also relied on asbestos up through the 1980s. Many Michigan homes, buildings and other structures may still contain asbestos today.

Michigan mesothelioma attorneys working at top mesothelioma law firms have databases of asbestos job sites across the state and nationwide.

Examples of asbestos sites in Michigan include:

  • Buick Motor Company, Flint
  • Pontiac Motors, Pontiac
  • St. Mary’s Church, Flint
  • American Motor Company, Evart
  • Cadillac Motor Company, Detroit
  • Chevrolet Motor Company, Flint
  • Sinai Hospital of Detroit, Detroit
  • Grand Steel Manufacturing, Clawson
  • Chrysler Motors Corporation, Detroit
  • Defoe Shipbuilding Company, Bay City
  • Detroit Edison Company, China Township
  • Pennsylvania Salt Manufacturing Company, Wyandotte
  • Dow Corning Corporation Manufacturing Plant, Midland
  • Ford Motor Company, multiple locations across the state
  • United Machine and Manufacturing Company, Detroit
  • University of Michigan Northwood Apartments, Ann Arbor

There are many other asbestos sites not listed above. Contact a Michigan mesothelioma lawyer to learn how you were exposed and if you qualify for financial benefits.

Asbestos Rules and Regulations in Michigan

The state of Michigan follows a number of federal guidelines to limit the dangers of asbestos.

These federal guidelines include:

  • Asbestos standards set by The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
  • The Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA)
  • The National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP)

The state also has several agencies that enforce asbestos rules.

Local regulatory agencies include the:

  • Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Air Quality Division
  • Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth (DLEG): Occupational Safety and Health
  • Administration Construction Safety and Health Division Asbestos Program
  • Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA)

Consult with a mesothelioma attorney in Michigan to see if local laws and regulations will affect your case.

Michigan Veterans & VA Information

Michigan military veterans have a higher risk of mesothelioma than the general population. Asbestos was used by every branch of the military before the 1980s. Anyone who served in the military before this time could develop mesothelioma.

The military used asbestos to make:

  • Bases and barracks
  • Planes and aircraft
  • Navy ships
  • Trucks, tanks, and other vehicles

Michigan was once home to more than 50 military installations. The state is also home to some of the nation’s oldest shipyards, where asbestos-laden Navy ships could have been built and repaired.

Michigan Veterans Benefits

To help veterans with mesothelioma, the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) offers several benefits.

VA benefits include:

  • Aid & attendance
  • Disability compensation
  • Health care services
  • Pensions for veterans and spouses

The VA also works with some of the top mesothelioma doctors in the country to treat veterans with this deadly cancer.

VA mesothelioma specialists are:

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Michigan veterans can learn more about VA benefits by contacting the local offices and medical centers below.

Veterans Benefits Administration

  • Detroit Regional Office, Detroit

VA Medical Centers

  • VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor
  • Battle Creek VA Medical Center, Battle Creek
  • John D. Dingell VA Medical Center, Detroit
  • Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center, Iron Mountain
  • Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center, Saginaw

Community-Based Outpatient Clinics

  • Clement C. Van Wagoner Outpatient Clinic (Alpena)
  • Bad Axe Community Based Outpatient Clinic
  • Benton Harbor VA Outpatient Clinic
  • Cadillac Community Based Outpatient Clinic
  • Clare Community Outpatient Clinic
  • VA Ann Arbor – Flint Community Based Outpatient Clinic
  • Gaylord VA Outpatient Clinic
  • Grayling Community Based Outpatient Clinic
  • Lansing VA Outpatient Clinic
  • Cheboygan County Community Based Outpatient Clinic
  • VA Ann Arbor – Jackson Community Based Outpatient Clinic (Michigan Center)
  • Muskegon VA Outpatient Clinic
  • Oscoda VA Outpatient Clinic
  • Pontiac VA Outpatient Clinic
  • Saginaw VA Healthcare Annex
  • Traverse City VA Outpatient Clinic
  • Wyoming Health Care Center
  • Yale VA Outpatient Clinic

Veterans Centers

  • Macomb County Veterans Center (Clinton Township)
  • Dearborn Veterans Center
  • Detroit Veterans Center
  • Escanaba Veterans Center
  • Grand Rapids Veterans Center
  • Pontiac Veterans Center
  • Saginaw Veterans Center
  • Traverse City Veterans Center

Veterans looking to file for VA benefits should work with a Michigan mesothelioma lawyer.

These lawyers can gather information to support a VA claim (such as how and when a veteran was exposed to asbestos). From there, a veteran can work with a local Veterans Service Officer (VSO) to file their claim.

AML and VFW Service Officers in Michigan

Veterans Service Officers (VSO) help veterans and their loved ones access VA benefits. These officers are trained by the VA often work with groups such as the American Legion (AML) and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW).

VSOs can be found in around 600 offices across Michigan.

Offices serving some of Michigan’s largest cities include:

  • Detroit
    • American Legion
    • Disabled American Veterans
    • Marine Corps League
    • Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency
    • Military Order of the Purple Heart
    • National Association of County Veterans Service
    • Veterans of Foreign Wars
    • Vietnam Veterans of America
  • Grand Rapids
    • American Legion
    • American Red Cross
    • Catholic War Veterans of the USA
    • Disabled American Veterans
    • Fleet Reserve Association
    • Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency
    • National Association of County Veterans Service
  • Ann Arbor City
    • Disabled American Veterans
    • National Association of County Veterans Service
    • The Retired Enlisted Association
    • Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Lansing
    • American Legion
    • Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency
    • National Association of County Veterans Service
    • The Retired Enlisted Association
    • Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Clinton Charter Township
    • American Legion
    • Disabled American Veterans
    • National Association of County Veterans Service
    • The Retired Enlisted Association
    • Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Flint
    • American Legion
    • Disabled American Veterans
    • Marine Corps League
    • National Association of County Veterans Service
    • Veterans of Foreign Wars

Veterans can contact offices above to see how a VSO can help them access VA benefits. Veterans can also connect with Michigan mesothelioma lawyers to access legal compensation.

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Getting in Touch With a Michigan Mesothelioma Lawyer

You may be entitled to compensation if you suffer from mesothelioma. Work with top Michigan mesothelioma lawyers to access this compensation and protect your family’s future.

Michigan mesothelioma layers can:

  • Determine how you were exposed to asbestos
  • File mesothelioma lawsuits on your behalf
  • Secure the most compensation possible for your case

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