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Diagnosed with Mesothelioma? We Know What You're Going Through

For over three decades, we have fought tirelessly so that our clients get the justice and compensation they need to ensure their health and families are taken care of. 

Nationwide Mesothelioma Trial Attorneys

The effects of mesothelioma can be devastating. In many cases, victims of the disease have just a few years to live after their diagnosis. Mesothelioma is directly caused by exposure to asbestos. This means that workers in certain industries, such as construction, are at higher risk of the disease. Employers have a responsibility to keep their employees safe. Unfortunately, the appropriate precautions are not always followed, and employees pay the price. For years, Shrader & Associates L.L.P. has aggressively fought on behalf of individuals who were seriously harmed by exposure to asbestos.

The complications unique to your circumstances don’t intimidate us. Our mesothelioma attorneys provide meticulous case investigation, thorough case preparation, and aggressive representation to each and every client. Over the years, we have won hundreds of cases and reached many verdicts and settlements that benefit our clients and ensure they are taken care of.

Not sure if you have a case? Find out today. Call (844) 256-8685 to learn more about your legal options from Shrader & Associates L.L.P.

Taking Care of The Backbone of Our Country

For decades, asbestos was key to many raw materials and components used by American laborers. Now, those who built our country’s strength with their hard work in factories, on construction sites, and even the Armed Forces are being diagnosed with terrible diseases. If you’re in this position, you deserve justice. Reach out to learn what we can do for you.

A History of Helping Our Clients

Recent Client Reviews & Testimonials 
  • In this difficult time for me, everyone in your office has been helpful and supportive in ensuring that not only are our objectives with my case met but also that my personal needs are accommodated.

    - Stephen
  • My case was complex, but you untangled the details of my asbestos exposure so that they were clear in court.

    - Sam
  • The professionals at Shrader & Associates did the work, hassle free, and ensured I was able to leave a legacy for my family.

    - Raymond
  • The future looks a bit brighter for my family now.

    - Frank
  • The wonderful things you have done for us, the things you have made possible for my family, the doors you have opened – I will always be grateful.

    - Brian
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You Deserve a Mesothelioma Firm That Cares

Not All Lawyers Are the Same. Here’s How We Fight for You.

When it comes to receiving a settlement for mesothelioma, there are two ways an attorney can approach your case. They can provide a full investigation to determine who may be liable, document evidence and damages, and fight to maximize your claim. Or, they can find a mesothelioma fund you’re eligible for, send in the paperwork, and wait for a settlement that only covers a fraction of your costs. Attorneys who don't spend time developing and presenting each claim just won't get the same results as others do. That's a fact.

Shrader & Associates, L.L.P. hires lawyers handpicked for their dedication to clients and their skill in the courtroom. We get to know you and your goals so our strategy matches your plans. Our team will also do what we can to support you and your loved one, including providing resources to help you learn more about mesothelioma and sharing our personal phone numbers so you have access to us 24/7. When you’re dealing with a cancer diagnosis, there’s no substitute for a skilled legal team that’s fully on your side.

We're Personally Invested in Every Case

Why Work With Shrader & Associates?
  • AWARD-WINNING

    Our skilled approach to the practice of law has resulted in top ratings & awards from renowned legal organizations.

  • RECOGNIZED

    We’ve been featured on local and national news programs for our legal knowledge and winning results.

  • RESPECTED

    Our attorneys have been invited into some of the most prestigious and recognized professional associations in the U.S.

  • PROVEN

    To date, we’ve secured countless million-dollar results for clients located throughout the country.

Your Family's Future Is Our Priority

Landmark Results We've Won on Behalf of Our Clients
  • Mesothelioma Lawsuit $6,800,000
  • Mesothelioma Lawsuit $4,650,084.52
  • Mesothelioma Caused by Asbestos Exposure Multi-Million Dollar Confidential Settlement
  • Mesothelioma Triggered by Asbestos Expsoure Multi-Million Dollar Confidential Settlement
  • Mesothelioma Caused by Asbestos Exposure Multi-Million Dollar Confidential Settlement
  • Mesothelioma Caused by Asbestos Exposure Multi-Million Dollar Confidential Settlement
  • Plumber Exposed to Asbestos Multi-Million Dollar Confidential Settlement
  • Boilermaker Exposed to Asbestos Multi-Million Dollar Confidential Settlement
  • Mesothelioma Caused by Asbestos Exposure Multi-Million Dollar Confidential Settlement
  • Mesothelioma Caused by Asbestos Exposure Multi-Million Dollar Confidential Settlement
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Determining If You Have a Mesothelioma Claim

There are a number of factors that must be considered when determining if you are eligible to file a lawsuit:

  • How and where the exposure to asbestos occurred
  • Whether another party was responsible for the exposure
  • When you were officially diagnosed with mesothelioma

Sometimes, putting the pieces together after a diagnosis can require an in-depth investigation. You may not have the time or energy to undertake such a process on your own but our experienced mesothelioma attorneys can help. Through interviews with a patient and requests of records, we can often determine the exact source and timeframe of their exposure. Then, we can help them file a claim against the negligent party.

Mesothelioma Lawsuit Statutes of Limitations

Every lawsuit must abide by its statute of limitations, which is a certain amount of time a claimant has in which they must file a suit. With mesothelioma lawsuits, the statute of limitations varies from state to state. Patients may have a long period of latency between the end of their asbestos exposure and their exhibition of mesothelioma symptoms, so the statute of limitations for a mesothelioma lawsuit usually begins at the time of diagnosis.

Though the deadline varies between locations, the average mesothelioma victim has 1 to 2 years to file a claim. It’s important to call us soon after your diagnosis so we have the time to work with you to build a strong case.

Mesothelioma Wrongful Death Lawsuit Statutes of Limitations

In cases where the mesothelioma patient has passed away, their surviving family members may choose to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the parties responsible for their decedent’s exposure to asbestos. As with the statute of limitations for a mesothelioma lawsuit, the statute of limitations for a wrongful death lawsuit varies from state to state; however, in many, the family will have two years after the death to take action.

Common Questions

  • Why Do I Need a Mesothelioma Attorney?

    Mesothelioma cases come with complications unique to the disease. Because symptoms don’t appear for decades, tracking down the companies responsible for your pain can be difficult. If a company no longer exists or operates under a different name, filing a lawsuit isn’t impossible—but it isn’t easy for someone who doesn’t have experience developing these cases for trial. Mesothelioma attorneys understand how these cases work and how to pursue the right parties for compensation.

  • What If I Can’t Afford to Hire an Attorney?

    Attorneys who represent mesothelioma cases operate with a “contingency fee” arrangement. Simply put, clients pay nothing upfront for the preparation of their case, the investigative resources, or the court fees—the law firm pays for everything. If your case wins, the law firm receives a percentage of the verdict or settlement. If you case does not win, you owe the firm nothing. This ensures that you have nothing to lose and that anyone has the ability to hold their wrongdoers in court.

  • When Do I Need to File a Mesothelioma Lawsuit?

    States will vary, but the common statute of limitations is 2 to 3 years. That means from the date you are diagnosed with mesothelioma (or the date you learn a loved one’s death was caused by mesothelioma), you have a 2-3 years to file a lawsuit against those responsible. In legal terms, that is not a lot of time—especially considering that law firms have to determine who is at fault and whether they can be sued. In other words, you need to act as quickly as possible to get your case started.

  • Is There Anything Specific I Should Look for in a Law Firm?

    Experience and a record of success. You have one opportunity to get justice from your employers or from the manufacturers that caused your disease. The best way to maximize that opportunity is to enlist the help of an experienced firm who has won cases before. Wherever you are in the nation, Shrader & Associates is prepared to hear your story and let you know if you have a case. Let us investigate on your behalf—you pay nothing, and you may be able to get answers about why this happened to you.

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