Asbestos & Mesothelioma
Attorneys in Knoxville, Tennessee
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Many companies throughout Tennessee, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, and Kentucky have exposed employees and individuals to the hazards of asbestos. At Nichol & Associates, Attorneys at Law, we offer aggressive representation on behalf of people suffering from illnesses due to asbestos exposure.
The founder of our firm, attorney H. Douglas Nichol, has been helping people recover damages in asbestos-related mesothelioma cases for over 40 years. While asbestos exposure cases are more common in Tennessee than in many other states, we know every case is different, so we cater our approach to each client to maximize their chance of receiving a fair settlement. We provide the skilled, personable, and compassionate advocacy you deserve while you recover. Reach out to us today at our Knoxville, Tennessee, law office for a free consultation.
Asbestos Exposure In Tennessee
The impact of asbestos on Tennessee residents cannot yet be fully understood, as it can take 10-50 years for exposure-related symptoms to occur. What we do know is that, unfortunately, Tennessee ranks among the top 20 states for asbestos-related deaths in the United States. Earlier on in the 20th century — as early as the 1930s — many manufacturers and contractors in Tennessee knew the dangers asbestos posed to workers yet failed to warn them when it was present. This negligence has resulted in many people — oftentimes construction workers, boilermakers, pipe-fitters, painters, and other trades workers — developing mesothelioma and other serious illnesses.
Some of the major asbestos manufacturers who have been held liable for personal injury and mesothelioma workers’ compensation claims include:
Babcock & Wilcox
Armstrong Contracting & Supply
If you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another illness as a result of asbestos exposure, we can work together to seek your fair compensation. We’re proud to serve victims of this injustice in Knoxville, Chattanooga, Nashville, Johnson City, and Sevierville, Tennessee.
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What is Mesothelioma?
A form of cancer whose development is almost always related to asbestos exposure, Mesothelioma produces a tumor in the lining of the lung or the abdominal cavity. Pleural mesothelioma is the most common type, while malignant mesothelioma is rarer and more aggressive. Generally, after receiving a confirmed mesothelioma diagnosis, the typical life expectancy is a little over a year.
More often than not, people affected by asbestos-related mesothelioma were exposed at work, which means they are entitled to workers’ compensation. If you’re in the Knoxville, Tennessee area and this applies to you, our skilled and experienced team of asbestos and mesothelioma attorneys can help you and your family fight this injustice.
Why You Need an Attorney
Workers’ compensation is often the primary avenue of recovery available to injured workers and asbestos exposure victims. It can take decades from the time of asbestos exposure for an individual to develop mesothelioma or another form of lung cancer; because of this, many of the companies responsible for these damages have gone out of business.
Many of the larger asbestos manufacturers have filed for bankruptcy and established settlement trusts. Our firm has diverse, in-depth experience in handling these complex cases, and we’re passionate about getting our clients the compensation they deserve. We file claims for survivors, victims, and their families, utilizing the procedures set up through these bankruptcies.
There are many avenues to pursue an asbestos-related illness claim. If you or a loved one has been affected or hurt due to exposure, and you live in Chattanooga, Nashville, Johnson City, or Sevierville, Tennessee, our asbestos and mesothelioma attorneys in Knoxville, Tennessee, can help you determine how to best approach your case. Contact Nichol & Associates, Attorneys at Law today for a free and confidential consultation.