Milwaukee Asbestos Lawyers
Wisconsin asbestos lawyers know that the inhalation of asbestos fibers can be deadly and that often the manufacturer, distributor, supplier or installer of asbestos is legally responsible for asbestos related deaths. Workers, who exposed to asbestos, and their families, are at risk of developing cancer or asbestosis from inhalation of asbestos fibers. Asbestos was commonly used in Wisconsin industries including construction, automotive, paper, electrical and plumbing.
The experienced Wisconsin asbestos attorneys of Pasternak & Zirgibel have successfully represented clients who have suffered from asbestos related conditions in the past and we welcome your inquiries if your family is also suffering from the effects of asbestos. In fact, we have handled multiple asbestos mesothelioma wrongful death cases resulting in awards exceeding $25,000,000.00.
Asbestos Related Conditions
As experienced asbestos attorneys, we represent clients who suffer from:
- Mesothelioma: mesothelioma is a cancer that affects the mesothelium, or thin membrane, that lines internal organs. It is almost exclusively caused by asbestos exposure and fatal. Symptoms include shortness of breath, chest pain, coughing and fatigue. Since mesothelioma typically develops 15–50 years after asbestos exposure, it is often not diagnosed until an advanced stage.
- Asbestosis: asbestosis occurs when asbestos fibers damage and scar an asbestos victim’s lungs. Symptoms are similar to mesothelioma and include shortness of breath, chest pain and coughing. Asbestosis may worsen over time and can lead to respiratory failure and death.
- Lung Cancer: asbestos can cause lung cancer. Lung cancer caused by asbestos is often asymptomatic in early stages which leads to high mortality rates. Patients who exhibit symptoms may experience shortness of breath, chest pain and coughing as with other asbestos conditions.
Wisconsin ranks 16th in the nation in asbestos related deaths and anyone repeatedly exposed to asbestos is at risk.
How to File an Asbestos Claim in Wisconsin
The first step in filing an asbestos claim is to contact an experienced Wisconsin asbestos attorney. Our knowledgeable asbestos attorneys will provide a free, no obligation consultation.
The statute of limitations for bringing an asbestos claim in Wisconsin is three years from the time the injury was discovered or should have been discovered. A lawsuit can be brought by the individual suffering from mesothelioma, asbestosis, lung cancer or any other physical ailment related to asbestos or it can be brought by the surviving relatives of a person who has passed away due to a disease related to asbestos.
Contact Pasternak & Zirgibel – Experienced Milwaukee Asbestos Lawyers
Wisconsin asbestos attorneys at Pasternak & Zirgibel successfully represent asbestos victims. We know how difficult a diagnosis of mesothelioma, asbestosis or lung cancer is for you and your family. We want to use our legal experience to ensure your family’s financial future and hold asbestos companies accountable for the harm.
Our firm of Wisconsin asbestos lawyers represent clients throughout Wisconsin including in Milwaukee and the surrounding areas such as Cudahy, West Allis, West Milwaukee, South Milwaukee, Whitefish Bay, Wauwatosa, Shorewood, Franklin, Glendale, Greendale, Greenfield, Oak Creek, Washington County, Racine County, Waukesha County, Jefferson County and Ozaukee County.
We invite you to call us at (262) 785-0802 or to fill out our online contact form. We would be pleased to provide you with a free, no obligation consultation.