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Washington, D.C., Mesothelioma Lawyer

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Prolonged or recurring asbestos exposure can cause mesothelioma, an aggressive and untreatable cancer. While rare, people who have worked in certain occupations or handled asbestos products may be susceptible to the disease. If you’ve received a mesothelioma diagnosis, you may have legal options. A Washington, D.C., mesothelioma lawyer at The Gori Law Firm can evaluate your claim. 

Award-Winning Washington, D.C., Mesothelioma Law Firm

The Gori Law Firm is renowned for its expertise in handling mesothelioma claims in Washington, D.C., and nationwide. Since 2008, we’ve represented hundreds of clients in mesothelioma lawsuits and legal claims. We’re proud of the hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation we’ve recovered for mesothelioma victims, securing financial reparations from the negligent manufacturers, employers, and other organizations that caused their losses.

Our qualified Washington, D.C., mesothelioma attorneys have received numerous accolades from prominent organizations, including Super Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers Top 100, and Lawyers of Distinction.

The Gori Law Firm has proudly served asbestos victims from across the District of Columbia, including:

  • Columbia Heights
  • Capitol Hill
  • Dupont Circle
  • Adams Morgan
  • Shaw
  • Petworth
  • Brookland
  • H Street Corridor
  • Navy Yard
  • Georgetown

Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit in Washington, D.C.

Schedule a case evaluation with an experienced Washington, D.C., asbestos lawyer to initiate your claim. The attorneys at The Gori Law Firm will review your circumstances and explain your options. We file hundreds of mesothelioma claims yearly and understand what it takes to succeed in D.C.’s legal system.

You may recover compensation through several ways to help pay for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other costs. Here are a few of the paths for compensation available to mesothelioma victims:

  • Mesothelioma lawsuit – You might be eligible to file a lawsuit against those parties responsible for your asbestos exposure, including the manufacturers and distributors of asbestos-containing products. We’ll investigate, determine where you were exposed, gather evidence to support your claim, and fight vigorously to recover the compensation you’re due.
  • Trust funds When the health effects of asbestos exposure became known, asbestos manufacturers and producers faced a flurry of lawsuits. Some of these companies filed for bankruptcy protection. However, courts required many to establish trust funds for future mesothelioma victims. More than $30 billion is still available through several trust funds to qualifying individuals.
  • VA claims All U.S. military branches used asbestos in various ways, including in living quarters, barracks and bases, aircraft, and ships. Military veterans may develop mesothelioma from their exposure. We can assist you in obtaining VA disability compensation, health care, and other benefits.
  • Wrongful death – If a loved one dies from mesothelioma or another asbestos-related illness, we can file a wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent parties. A wrongful death claim can recoup funeral and burial expenses and non-economic damages, such as loss of consortium or emotional distress.

Sometimes, clients may qualify for more than one type of claim. Our attorneys will evaluate your situation and help you decide which to pursue.

Spotlight on Washington, D.C. Asbestos Attorney Chris Layloff

Top-tier attorneys and legal professionals staff our Washington, D.C., office. Firm partner Christopher T. Layloff leads our Washington team. A St. Louis University School of Law graduate, he was named a Top 10 Asbestos/Mesothelioma Trial Lawyer in Illinois in 2020. Christopher also is a member of the American Bar Association and the American Association for Justice.

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Our Washington, D.C., Mesothelioma Lawsuit Settlements

Since our firm’s founding in 2008, we’ve represented hundreds of clients in mesothelioma and asbestos exposure claims. Some of our most significant settlements and verdicts include:

Asbestos Exposure in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C., is known for its lavish and grand governmental buildings, many built during the 19th and 20th centuries. In addition, the Washington Metro subway system has a substantial network of underground structures. Thousands of people, including construction workers, pipefitters, plumbers, and electricians, built and maintained these buildings and facilities.  

Many of the U.S. Capitol’s most famous buildings and structures contain various asbestos-containing products and components. People who worked on these landmarks’ renovation, construction, and maintenance are at heightened risk of developing mesothelioma, especially if they directly handled the substance or participated in demolition projects.

Meanwhile, the Washington Navy Yard, used as a munitions factory for decades, exposed workers to asbestos and other hazards through blast furnaces, iron-casting activities, and other manufacturing processes.

A few known sites where asbestos exposure occurred include:

  • America Sheet Metal Company
  • Andrews Air Force Base
  • Bureau of Yards and Docks
  • Camp Barrett
  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • D.C. General Hospital
  • Most government department buildings, including the Departments of State, Interior, and Labor
  • Georgetown Hospital
  • Ironworker’s Union
  • NASA
  • Pentagon
  • State Department
  • Smithsonian museums
  • Washington Metro
  • World Bank

There are hundreds of other sites known for asbestos exposure in Washington, D.C. We can advise you if your employer’s workplace or job site has a known history of asbestos.

Talk to a Washington, D.C., Asbestos Attorney Today

Navigating mesothelioma is never easy, and it can take a tremendous emotional and physical toll on you and your loved ones. Let a mesothelioma lawyer in Washington, D.C., support you through a challenging time. To learn about your mesothelioma compensation options, call the Gori Law Firm at 866-989-3926 or complete our online form

Washington, D.C., Mesothelioma Law Firm FAQs

Our clients typically have questions about the mesothelioma claims process. Here are some of the most common inquiries.

How Long Do I Have To File a Mesothelioma Lawsuit in Washington, D.C.?

The District of Columbia’s statute of limitations for filing a mesothelioma lawsuit is three years. However, it can take years or decades after asbestos exposure for mesothelioma symptoms to appear. Thus, the clock starts on the diagnosis date or when you should have reasonably realized you had the disease. If you’re filing a wrongful death action over the loss of a loved one, you have two years following their death to file a lawsuit.

Our Washington, D.C., asbestos lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. There is no cost for an initial case evaluation, and you only pay if we successfully win your mesothelioma claim.

The amount of compensation you recover depends on your case’s circumstances. Every claim differs, but many settle for more than a million dollars.

No law requires you to seek assistance from a mesothelioma and asbestos lawyer in Washington, D.C. However, an attorney’s knowledge and experience can help you secure maximum compensation for your claim.

Yes, it’s possible. The statute of limitations for wrongful death claims is two years, and immediate family members, including spouses, domestic partners, and next of kin, may be eligible for compensation.  

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