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Frequently Asked Questions about Mesothelioma & Asbestos Exposure

The law firm of James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C. has been successfully handling cases for mesothelioma victims for more than 20 years. The following are answers to some of the questions we hear frequently.

If you have been exposed to asbestos in Ohio or other states

Direct or indirect short-term and long-term exposure to asbestos can cause harm and result in mesothelioma.

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, call James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C. at 888-312-3965 or contact us online to speak with one of our mesothelioma lawyers. We also handle cases of defective drugs, products liability, wrongful death, and other serious injuries.

We work diligently to get you the compensation you deserve


How do I know if I am at risk for mesothelioma or other asbestos-related medical conditions?
Symptoms may not show up for years. For our clients, this has ranged from about 10 to 50 years. See our partial list or ask us about Ohio work sites where asbestos was used.

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Are there guidelines protecting workers from asbestos?
Yes.  The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in Section 5(a)(1) of the OSH Act requires employers to provide a workplace environment "free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm."

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I have been diagnosed with mesothelioma.  What can an attorney do for me?
Because mesothelioma is such a serious illness, hiring a qualified attorney with experience in handling mesothelioma cases is important in obtaining proper compensation for your damages. The mesothelioma and asbestos lawyers at James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C. know who to pursue, how and when to file, which experts to call upon, and what your claim is worth. We work diligently on your behalf to secure compensation for your damages so you or your loved one can get the medical treatment you need. We also represent families whose loved ones have already died because of mesothelioma in Ohio and other states.

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What losses and injuries can be compensated?
Ohio allows plaintiffs to sue for the following types of economic and noneconomic losses—

  • Past and future pain and suffering
  • Medical bills
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Mental anguish and grief
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Lost past and future wages
  • Financial security for family members
  • Punitive damages

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Will a mesothelioma lawsuit cost me a lot of money?
James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C. operates on a contingency fee basis—you pay nothing for our services until we collect damages for you. In this way, you can focus on getting the medical help you need. Your attorney's fees come directly out of your settlement or verdict.

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