Mesothelioma Cases Account for 91% of All Asbestos Lawsuits This Year So Far

At OnderLaw, we continually monitor and analyze legal trends that affect our community. Recent developments regarding asbestos-related matters have prompted us to share these insights with you. Let’s break it down:

The Resurgence of Asbestos-Related Lawsuits

After a noticeable decline, there has been a recent uptick in asbestos lawsuits. While the number of filings in 2023 (1,963) hasn’t reached the peak we saw in 2019 (2,191), it’s imperative we remain vigilant.

  • Concerning Data on Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer: An increasing number of these lawsuits involve mesothelioma and lung cancer cases. In fact, they account for 91 percent of all filings this year, which is unsettling.
  • Geographical Insights: Some counties, notably Madison, St. Clair, and New York, have emerged as leading jurisdictions for asbestos filings. Alarmingly, New York has seen a 31.2 percent increase since last year.
  • The Legal Landscape: The dynamics among plaintiff firms are evolving, with some seeing a surge in case filings, while others experience a decline. This indicates the multifaceted nature of the issue.

The Indiana Incident: A Cautionary Tale

A recent event in Indiana brought the dangers of asbestos to the forefront. A fire led to the dispersion of asbestos-contaminated debris over schools, playgrounds, and residences in Richmond and parts of Ohio.

  • The Hidden Hazards of Asbestos: This incident underscores the latent threats posed by asbestos. With its potential to cause severe diseases like mesothelioma and lung cancer, the proper handling and disposal of asbestos is paramount.
  • Accountability Matters: The negligence of the warehouse owner in the Indiana case emphasizes the importance of adherence to safety regulations. Such oversight can have broad and lasting consequences.

OnderLaw: Advocating for Your Rights

The recent trends and incidents highlight the significance of staying informed and proactive. Asbestos remains a threat that demands attention.

If you, or someone you know, has been affected by asbestos exposure, it’s crucial to be aware of your legal rights. The team at OnderLaw stands ready to provide guidance, ensuring that justice is sought and your interests protected.

For detailed consultation or further insights on this matter, do not hesitate to reach out to us. We’re here to serve and advocate for your well-being.