The Mesothelioma Advocacy in Washington offices of Bergman Draper Oslund Udo is conveniently located in downtown Seattle, which is about three blocks northeast of the Seattle Ferry Terminal and one block southwest of the U.S. Social Security Administration office.
From the law offices, there dedicated and experienced trial attorneys take on challenging asbestos exposure litigation. Its major goal in all cases is to assist people who suffer from Mesothelioma and other devastating illnesses because of exposure to asbestos.
The agency’s clients may live or work in Washington or may live elsewhere but were exposed to asbestos while in the Navy or through other hazardous work environments in the state. Mesothelioma Advocacy in Washington’s legal services for Washington residents or people with ties to Washington include the following and many others:
- Litigation and appeals
- Bankruptcy trust claims
- Pension claims
- Legal services for veterans
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Washington-Based Attorneys Follow Up Justice for Mesothelioma Victims
Virtually the only known cause of mesothelioma, which is cancer of the lining of the lungs or other organs seems to be exposure to Asbestos. The Advocacy’s trial lawyers, listed below, are known leaders in this aspect of the law.
Attorney Matthew P. Bergman and other team members have taken numerous cases to trial and via appeals. The advocacy has represented nearly a thousand individuals and their family members, recovering more than $1 billion for their clients.
- Matthew P. Bergman, senior partner
- Glenn S. Draper, counsel
- Vanessa Firnhaber Oslund, partner
- Chandler H. Udo, managing partner
- Brendan Little, partner
- Justin Olson, attorney
- Erica Bergmann, attorney
- Madeline Berman, attorney
Accomplishments for Washington Clients
Some of the people the advocacy has helped were military personnel and crew members on privately-owned ships traveling to and from our ports in Seattle. Others come from all corners of Washington after having been exposed to asbestos in many places and occupations.
They have a great deal of practice representing clients by phone and through web conferences so that clients will hardly or never need to come to their offices. They will welcome you from wherever you are and regardless of wherever you have lived or worked in Washington, which might include:
- The Coastal Region
- The Puget Sound Lowlands
- The Cascade Range
- The Palouse Country
- The Columbia Plateau
- The Rocky Mountain Region
- Eastern Washington
- Western Washington
Many clients combine legal business and medical treatments with visits to some of the Mesothelioma state’s features, such as the following, to name just a few:
- Olympic National Park, with Mt. Olympus & a marine sanctuary as highlights
- Mount Rainier, an active volcano & hiking area
- North Cascades National Park
- Spokane and the nearby Spokane River & Spokane Falls
To schedule a free consultation, call us at 206-395-2797 or complete our case review request form.
Directions to the Mesothelioma Advocacy in Washington Seattle Office
We are downtown in the Exchange Building at 821 2nd Avenue #2100, Seattle, Washington, 98104, at the intersection of Marion Street and 2nd Avenue.
- From the north: Take Interstate 5 (I-5) or Washington State Route 99 (SR 99), also known as the Pacific Highway, to downtown Seattle.
- From the east: Take I-90 west to I-5, then head north to downtown Seattle.
- From the south: Take SR 99 or I-5 north to downtown Seattle.
- From Bainbridge Island: From the ferry terminal, proceed three blocks northeast to our office building.
Law Firms Operating in Washington
Washington residents diagnosed with Mesothelioma should consider a national Mesothelioma law firm licensed to practice in Washington to handle their Mesothelioma claim.
Lawyers at national firms can practice throughout the U.S., including Washington, and they have the experience and reach to determine the best jurisdiction in which to file your claim. In 2022, Weitz & Luxenburg secured $43 million for a mesothelioma patient after a jury found Algoma Hardwoods, Inc. responsible for asbestos exposure.
Nationwide Mesothelioma Law Firms
Weitz & Luxenberg
Simmons Hanly Conroy
Cooney & Conway
Galiher DeRobertis & Waxman
One of the benefits of working with members of a national mesothelioma law firm is their ability to travel to you. Many of these firms will pay for a representative to come to you to conduct interviews and record depositions. They understand their clients are facing a cancer diagnosis and can’t easily travel, so they make it convenient for you.
Filling Mesothelioma Claims in Washinton
The state of Washington seems to be ranked No. 9 in the nation for asbestos-related deaths. Washington’s history of shipbuilding, oil refining, paper milling, and aluminum production exposed many workers to asbestos products.
Workers were exposed to asbestos in cities throughout the state, including Seattle, Olympia, Spokane, Tacoma, Everett, and Bellevue. Veterans were exposed at military bases, including Naval Station Everett, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Fairchild Air Force Base, and Camp Murray.
To those who develop mesothelioma and other asbestos-related illnesses may be eligible to file a personal injury claim, and family members who lost a loved one may qualify to file a wrongful death claim.
The statute of limitations in Washington is three years from the date of diagnosis to file a personal injury claim and three years from the date of death for wrongful death claims. Make sure you find a Washington mesothelioma lawyer with the expertise to handle your claim.
You shouldn’t rely on any information herein to make a determination about your legal rights. Please contact an attorney licensed to practice law in your area to best understand your legal options.