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Indiana Mesothelioma & Asbestos Lawyer

Have you been diagnosed with mesothelioma in Indiana? If so, you could receive significant compensation from the party that exposed you to asbestos or other cause of your cancer. Let the Indiana mesothelioma lawyers at The Lanier Law Firm understand the unique complexities of these cases and how to seek compensation for you.

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Legally Reviewed By: Kevin LaMarca
Senior Attorney | Mesothelioma & Asbestos

Kevin LaMarca

Legally Reviewed By: Kevin LaMarca
Senior Attorney | Mesothelioma & Asbestos

If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma in Indiana, you likely have grounds to file a mesothelioma lawsuit. Asbestos exposure is the leading cause of this deadly and aggressive form of cancer. Many industries and businesses exposed their employees and customers to asbestos, often knowing of the dangers and choosing to hide that information. Mesothelioma can rob you of your health or the life of a loved one, but you are not without options.

The Lanier Law Firm can help file your Indiana mesothelioma lawsuit. We have recovered billions of dollars for our clients and want to help you. We offer a free case evaluation to help you get started.

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Why Choose the Lanier Law Firm?

The Lanier Law Firm is highly experienced with Indiana mesothelioma lawsuits. Our case results speak for themselves. We have recovered billions of dollars in mesothelioma compensation alone. Our mesothelioma law firm specializes in helping those diagnosed with this form of cancer and other asbestos-related conditions. 

According to Lanier Law Firm mesothelioma attorney Kevin LaMarca, 325 cases were reported between 2015 and 2019. There are certainly more cases that were never reported. Mr. LaMarca and our other highly qualified Indiana mesothelioma attorneys are experienced in court and know how to fight for compensation for mesothelioma victims.

Mesothelioma litigation requires specialized knowledge, skills, and the experience of a qualified mesothelioma attorney in Indiana. Our team has the resources and unique experience to fight against these big businesses that want to deny coverage even when it is obvious they are at fault. We are ready to help you seek compensation for asbestos-related cancer.

Understanding Mesothelioma in Indiana

Mesothelioma is an aggressive and often deadly form of cancer. This cancer occurs within the thin layers of tissue that cover your internal organs, called the mesothelium. There are multiple forms of mesothelioma, including:

  • Peritoneal Mesothelioma: Occurs in the abdomen, and it can cause symptoms such as unexplained weight loss, abdominal swelling, abdominal pain, and nausea
  • Pleural Mesothelioma: Occurs in the tissue surrounding the lungs, and it can cause symptoms such as painful coughing, chest pain, lumps of tissue under the skin of your chest, shortness of breath, and more
  • Pericardial Mesothelioma:  This type of cancer is rarer, occurs in the tissues that surround the heart, and can be especially dangerous to your health
  • Testicular Mesothelioma: Occurs in the tissues around the testicles and is often first found because of a mass or swelling on a testicle

Unfortunately, there is no known cure for mesothelioma. There are treatments, many of which can help a great deal. In other circumstances, it can be deadly. In either case, you could be owed significant compensation for what you are going through.

Government Programs in Indiana

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management works to mitigate and prevent asbestos exposure in the state. It focuses on asbestos exposure and removal to help prevent future harm to state residents. 

Sadly, these actions usually happen long after countless people were exposed to this deadly material.

Mesothelioma Treatment in Indiana

While there is no cure for mesothelioma, there are treatment options. In Indiana, the top treatment center for mesothelioma is the Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Center employs top mesothelioma researchers and treatment providers for people like you suffering from this dangerous disease.

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Occupational Exposure in Indiana

We have compiled an extensive list of the companies in Indiana that exposed their workers to asbestos. You can search for your company or review the list of companies here.

How You Were Exposed to Asbestos

Understanding how you were exposed to asbestos is an important part of your case. It helps determine who may be at fault for your mesothelioma diagnosis and which party owes you financial compensation. 

Many employers and industries utilized asbestos in their products or as part of their business model. Workers at General Electric, Owens Corning, Tri-State Refractories, and many others suffered mesothelioma due to their employment. 

Many types of workers have been exposed to asbestos because of their job. These positions include, but are not limited to:

Too many of these and other people were harmed by asbestos exposure. If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma, you were likely exposed to asbestos and should contact an Indiana mesothelioma lawyer. You may be entitled to monetary compensation for everything you have been through.

Types of Mesothelioma Lawsuits in Indiana

There are several types of lawsuits you can file for mesothelioma claims, personal injury, and wrongful death.

Personal Injury Lawsuits in Indiana

A personal injury claim seeks compensation from the negligent defendant that caused your mesothelioma. This claim is filed on behalf of the individual harmed by the asbestos exposure who suffers from this diagnosis. It seeks monetary compensation as part of the claim, such as:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of companionship and support
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Punitive damages
  • Medical costs
  • Costs of rehabilitation and cancer treatment
  • Lost wages and lost earning capacity

Wrongful Death Lawsuits in Indiana

A wrongful death lawsuit is filed on behalf of the surviving family members of a person who has died because of mesothelioma. Unfortunately, mesothelioma is often fatal, but compensation is often available for serving family members under Indiana law. Compensation for a mesothelioma wrongful death case may include the following:

  • Loss of consortium
  • Mental anguish and grief
  • Pain and suffering
  • Funeral expenses
  • Medical costs before the decedent’s death
  • Loss of income and future income from the decedent’s death

Who Can File a Mesothelioma Lawsuit in Indiana?

Individuals diagnosed with asbestosis, lung cancer, mesothelioma, or other asbestos-related conditions are likely eligible to file a lawsuit. These are individuals who were exposed to asbestos at some time by another party and who suffered harm as a result. This harm is commonly mesothelioma, but other conditions may also apply.

In wrongful death cases, the spouse, child, or an estate representative may be permitted to file a claim for wrongful death damages. State wrongful death law limits which family members may recover, but a qualified mesothelioma attorney can help your family understand the best way to file your case.


Filing for Veterans Benefits

Another potential option exists for Indiana veterans. If your exposure occurred because of your military service in any branch, you could file a claim with the Department of Veterans Affairs. These benefits may include the following:

  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Aid and attendance
  • Transportation
  • Health care services and cancer treatment

Asbestos Trust Funds in Indiana

Bankrupt manufacturers fund asbestos trust funds to cover people who cannot file a claim against a defendant. This helps protect people who would otherwise be denied payment due to a statute of limitations problem or because the party responsible for their harm is no longer available for a lawsuit.

Billions of dollars are available in these trust funds to compensate mesothelioma victims.

Statute of Limitations in Indiana Mesothelioma Lawsuits

Prior to 2016, the Indiana statute of repose barred lawsuits against manufacturers of asbestos-containing products if the claim was brought more than 10 years after the delivery of the product to the consumer. In the landmark case of Myers v. Crouse-Hinds Div. of Cooper Industries, Inc., the Indiana Supreme Court struck down this law. 

A statute of limitations still exists, but now victims have to bring their claim two years from the date they are diagnosed with mesothelioma. It does not matter how long ago you were exposed, but you should file your claim within the two-year window from your diagnosis. If you do not, your claim will likely be dismissed regardless of whether it would have been successful. To avoid that possibility, speak to one of our Indiana mesothelioma attorneys right away after your diagnosis.

Consult an Indiana Mesothelioma Attorney Today

The company that exposed you to asbestos must be held responsible for your mesothelioma diagnosis. At The Lanier Law Firm, we know how to handle these complex cases and seek the compensation you are entitled to.

We want to help you pursue compensation in your case. Contact us today to schedule a free case evaluation. 

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