Our Eligibility & Screening Criteria in Asbestos Lung Cancer Cases
At Atraxia Media, we've set in place a marketing and intake strategy that helps us operate as an extension of your team. We focus on quickly onboarding clients who have been diagnosed with lung cancer as a result of suffering asbestos exposure:
- Pre-screening. Each lead will be pre-screened by in-house intake specialists, who will determine whether it meets your criteria.
- Screening each case. We have tailored our case intake questions to help us zero in on key data points to collect during the client intake process. Using the best case intake procedures on the front end helps us weed out cases that will not prove up early in the process and save you money and time retrieving and reviewing medical records.
- Following up with people qualified by our intake department. We interview potential Plaintiffs to ensure that they have a strong case and keep them informed throughout the intake process.
- Delivering signed contracts to your law firm. Our marketing process at Atraxia Media produces qualified leads. We ensure that the claimants you receive are signed and fully vetted.
- Helping your law firm get more clients. Atraxia Media has put in place an integrated, cost-effective approach to intake, qualification, and communication, getting you the most contracts for your investment.
- Running in-house marketing strategies that generate cases. Our program is designed to ensure that no prospects are ignored and make it easy for you to pursue asbestos lung cases.
- Delivering asbestos lung cancer signed cases unique to your law firm and never sold to competitors.
Currently, injured people may be eligible to file an asbestos lung cancer claim if they meet the following criteria:
- Suffered occupational or secondary asbestos exposure
- Subsequently, they developed lung cancer
Atraxia Media's mission is to connect your law firm with qualified claimants seeking legal representation after being diagnosed with lung cancer due to asbestos exposure. We help increase your law firms' growth and revenue by providing you with the best case generation and legal marketing services possible. For advertising and marketing, we use social media, AdWords, radio, and television. Then, according to your criteria, our in-house contract and intake professionals screen and vet potential Plaintiffs, ensuring that you receive signed contracts. We only need to know the caseload you require, and we'll provide you with superior marketing and signed contracts.
Asbestos Lung Cancer Facts & History
In the first quarter of 2021, lung cancer filings saw a continued increase, 29% compared to 2020 and 32% compared to 2019. Lung cancer filings saw the most significant increases in places like:
- St. Clair County, Illinois (+72%)
- St. Louis, Missouri (+74%)
- Kanawha, West Virginia (+360%)
Thousands of claims relating to personal injury damages caused by asbestos products were consolidated in 1991 under Multidistrict Litigation (MDL) 875, otherwise known as In Re: Asbestos Products Liability Litigation (No. VI), docketed in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
The results of this MDL are impressive. Since 2006, 192,118 cases have been transferred to this MDL. Currently, there are 24 pending cases. In addition, multiple plaintiffs typically bring each case against various defendants.
ASBESTOS PRODUCTS LIABILITY LITIGATION, MDL NO. 875
- The Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- Asbestos-related lung cancer kills thousands of Americans annually. One of the particularities of asbestos-related diseases is that they may have an average latency period of 40-50 years from initial exposure to onset of symptoms. Most asbestos-related diseases diagnosed today were caused by occupational exposure that occurred decades ago when the use of asbestos was widespread.
- A Connecticut jury has ordered a minerals company in Norwalk and a national sealant manufacturer to pay $20 million to the widow of a man who experienced asbestos exposure in 2020. The six-week asbestos trial culminated in the jury's verdict after less than two hours of deliberation. The decedent, a 76-year-old man, had been working for a former company in Woodstock, Connecticut, in the early 1960s when he was in charge of replacing the factory building's window. Over a four-month span, he was required to replace numerous individual window panes, chiseling out the asbestos-contaminated sealant and glaze between each pane.
- After a two-week trial, a jury in Spokane, Washington, awarded $5,75 million in damages in a lawsuit against Volkswagen Group of America for the wrongful death of a former automatic mechanic, Thomas Sorrentino. He developed mesothelioma in November 2020, arising from his exposure to asbestos as an automotive mechanic at United Volkswagen. He was exposed to asbestos when he ground brakes on an arc grinder, blew out brake drums, and cleaned up the shop from 1972 to 1975. The lawsuit alleged that Volkswagen of America and Volkswagen AG failed to warn Mr. Sorrentino of the hazards of asbestos.
- A New York jury awarded $15 million to the family of a drywall installer. Throughout his career as a construction worker from the 1960s to the 1980s, the man often encountered asbestos. His work involved mixing a powdery joint compound with water and applying it to drywall. In compliance with the manufacturer's guidelines, he sanded the product to attain a smooth finish, which led to the creation of dust laden with asbestos. Among the 11 entities his family blamed for his mesothelioma, Kaiser Gypsum was the final defendant in the trial. The jury concluded that Kaiser Gypsum was 70% responsible for his suffering and awarded his family $15 million.
- In this wrongful death case, the decedent, a 62-year-old man, James O'Reilly, died of pleural mesothelioma, allegedly from asbestos exposure while working for decades as a union pipefitter at multiple industrial facilities for over 20 years. One of the defendants is U.S. Steel Corporation, and another is a manufacturer - Fisher Controls International. The latter manufactured valves used at U.S. Steel. After a 14-day trial, a jury in Chicago, Illinois, found that the plaintiffs had proven their claims against U.S. Steel and were awarded $7.2 million.
- In lawsuits brought against the EPA by the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization and the State of California, a federal judge issued a ruling that calls on the EPA to improve its data collection on the amount of asbestos that is used, made, and coming into the U.S.
- According to a risk evaluation released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the use of chrysotile asbestos presents an unreasonable risk to consumers, workers, and bystanders. This evaluation could lead to the end of using the toxic substance in automobile brakes and gaskets.
To date, there has been an estimate of 120 asbestos-related bankruptcies. Early in 2020, three more companies filed bankruptcy petitions under the pressure of asbestos liabilities:
- DBMP LLC, the successor to a manufacturer of cement and asphalt roofing products
- ON Marine Services Co. LLC, the successor of an entity that manufactured an insulation product for steel mills
- Paddock Enterprises, LLC, the successor of a company that manufactured Kaylo insulation products from 1948 to 1958