Asbestos Attorney Justinian Means Justice for Asbestos Victims

We help families obtain compensation from the $30 billion dollars set aside in trust funds for asbestos victims.

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AsbestosClaims.Law, a division of The Law Offices of Justinian C. Lane, Esq. – PLLC

The only law we practice is asbestos law. Many people with asbestos-related illnesses who were exposed to asbestos do not know they qualify for compensation. Most can receive money without filing a lawsuit.

“I learned about the dangers of asbestos too late to help my father and grandparents. But maybe I can help you.”

– Justinian C. Lane, Esq.

We obtain financial compensation for people with asbestos-related illnesses.

The asbestos industry first began settling asbestos lawsuits in the 1930’s, but unethical secret settlement agreements kept the dangers of asbestos hidden for decades. It wasn’t until the 1970’s when the damning evidence about the dangers of asbestos became public knowledge.

Judges and juries were outraged when they began to see ironclad proof that asbestos companies knew their products were deadly but purposely hid that knowledge to protect their profits. After decades of asbestos litigation, courts ordered asbestos companies and their insurers to set aside billions of dollars in trust funds to compensate those people who were injured by asbestos.

We offer a free legal consultation with an asbestos attorney who will answer all of your questions about asbestos and mesothelioma lawsuits (which often aren’t required) and the asbestos claims process.

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In many cases, people with asbestos-related illnesses can receive compensation without filing a lawsuit.

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Justinian Means Justice for Those Exposed to Asbestos

We have recovered many millions of dollars in asbestos settlements for thousands of asbestos workers and their families.

We’ve helped thousands of asbestos victims and their families.

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Once asbestos fibers become lodged in the body, they never leave the body. Over time, these fibers can cause serious health issues, including mesotheliomalung cancerthroat cancerstomach cancercolon cancerasbestosis, and pleural plaques.

Many of our clients got a “clean bill of health” upon retirement but developed an illness years or even decades later.

If you think you’re showing symptoms of an asbestos-related illness, contact us to see if you qualify for a free asbestos health test.

People who were exposed to asbestos on the job are the most likely to develop an asbestos-related illness. Workers in petrochemical plants, steel mills, and shipyards are at the highest risk, and we have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients who worked in those industries.

But asbestos wasn’t just used in those industries – it was used almost everywhere in the 1960’s and 1970’s, including hair dryers, television sets, home ovens and stoves, and just about anywhere else where heat-resistance was important.

The brave men and women who served in the armed forces were often exposed to asbestos throughout their service. Many military facilities were built with asbestos insulation, and many Navy ships were heavily insulated with asbestos. More than one of our clients told us about sleeping in bunks that were mere inches away with pipes that were insulated with asbestos. We help veterans every day and do so in a way that never puts their military or retirement benefits at risk.

Individuals who worked with asbestos often unknowingly brought asbestos fibers home with them on their work clothes. We have successfully obtained compensation for a number of people who developed asbestos-related illnesses because they laundered the work clothes of a family member who was exposed to asbestos.

None of them were warned about the dangers of asbestos. In fact, some of them were even told asbestos was completely safe.

Asbestos compensation was set aside to right the wrongs of the asbestos industry.

The asbestos industry conspired for decades to keep the dangers of their products hidden.

That’s not an exaggeration. In 1943, Charles Roemer, an attorney for the asbestos company UNARCO met with Vandiver Brown, the general counsel for the asbestos company Johns-Manville. The topic of their discussion was how to handle employees who become sick with asbestos-related illnesses. The U.S. Government described the meeting this way:

Roemer displayed shock that Manvilllle did not inform its workers they had asbestos-related diseases and asked, “Do you mean to tell me that you would let them work until they dropped dead?”

Brown responded, “Yes. We save a lot of money that way.”

The money they “saved” was set aside in a multibillion-dollar asbestos trust to compensate people who were exposed to asbestos products.

The asbestos trust funds forced the asbestos companies to pay for the injuries and medical bills their unethical behavior caused.

But the courts did NOT require the asbestos companies to notify asbestos workers or their families that they may qualify for payments from the settlement trusts.

Billions of dollars in asbestos funds have gone unclaimed by those who are entitled to asbestos settlements.

Our asbestos law firm routinely recovers compensation for individuals who were diagnosed with asbestos-related cancers such as mesotheliomalung cancerthroat cancerstomach cancer and colon cancer.

We also can obtain asbestos settlements for individuals who have developed asbestosis or pleural plaques, which are non-cancerous lung injuries.

Some of Justinian's own Family Members Died of Asbestos-related illnesses.

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The picture above was taken in 1994 or 1995 and shows Justinian working on his first car with his grandfather Roy. In this picture, Roy and Justinian were changing the spark plugs, and a few minutes later they both got exposed to asbestos when they changed the drum brakes.

Roy served in the U.S. Army in WWII in the Pacific theater and spent a good deal of time on board Navy ships that were insulated with asbestos. After WWII, Roy became an automotive mechanic and even worked on a pit crew for an Indy car team. Roy loved “muscle cars” and Justinian fondly remembers Roy’s 1969 Firebird and 1965 Mustang.

When Justinian was 21, Roy was admitted to the hospital due to chest discomfort. He was diagnosed with terminal cancer and passed away four days after being admitted to the hospital. At the time, no one in Justinian’s family considered Roy’s cancer could have been connected to his asbestos exposure and by the time they realized it could be, too much time had lapsed to file any asbestos claims.

Roy’s wife (and Justinian’s grandmother) Terry washed Roy’s clothes for his entire career.

She also worked for a number of years in the 1970’s as an industrial oven operator at electronics company. She was diagnosed with an asbestos-related cancer and passed away after a months-long battle with the illness. When Terry passed away Justinian and his family incorrectly believed that because Terry smoked she wasn’t eligible for asbestos settlements.

Justinian’s father Jerry spent most of his career as an attorney, but many years before he went to law school he worked at a metal foundry that developed metals for the aerospace industry and was exposed to asbestos insulation on the foundry floor.

Jerry was diagnosed with two asbestos-related cancers while Justinian was finishing his last year of law school at the Michigan State University College of Law. Jerry lived long enough to see Justinian graduate in 2010, but passed away less than a month before Justinian got the good news that he had passed the bar exam and was now a licensed attorney. When Jerry passed away, neither he nor Justinian knew that anything could be done about his asbestos exposure because it had occurred decades before he was diagnosed with cancer.

Justinian’s grandmother, grandfather, and father would have been eligible for asbestos compensation, but by the time Justinian learned about the dangers of asbestos, they had passed away, and it was too late to file claims on their behalf.

The experience of helplessly watching his family members die of cancer will never, ever leave Justinian, and that has filled him with a sense of resolve to help asbestos victims and their families.

If you’ve been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness, the Law Offices of Justinian C. Lane, Esq. at AsbestosClaims.Law will work tirelessly to obtain every single asbestos settlement you are entitled to.

Many individuals are entitled to settlements without the burden of filing a lawsuit.
You can call or e-mail today to set up a free consultation that will come with no pressure or obligation.

Call us at (206) 455-9190

  • If you worked with asbestos, or you lived with someone who worked with asbestos, the Law Offices of Justinian C. Lane, Esq. at AsbestosClaims.Law can send you for a free health test that will check to see if you have any asbestos-related illnesses
  • If you do, Justinian and his team of experienced professionals will work with you to obtain asbestos settlements for you and your family.
  • You will never have any out-of-pocket costs to hire the Law Offices of Justinian C. Lane because the firm only gets paid if the team recovers settlements on your behalf.
  • Justinian and his team have helped many other people who developed health problems decades after their exposure to asbestos.
  • If you think that AsbestosClaims.Law can help you, call, text or email us, and a team member will set up a completely free consultation with no obligation. In person if you like, or by phone or video conferencing.
  • Justinian and his skilled staff members can examine your X-ray, and offer a realistic estimate of what you can expect to receive from the asbestos trust funds.
  • And if you want to go ahead and apply for your claims, there is no fee and you never have to pay, because Justinian C. Lane only works on contingency. The firm only gets paid after you do.

Many asbestos illnesses are life threatening. Don’t wait to find out if you may have damage to your lungs and respiratory system. And if you have already developed health problems, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

Every case is different, but the Law Offices of Justinian C. Lane at AsbestosClaims.Law has obtained large settlements for thousands of people harmed by asbestos.

The compensation has helped clients ease their burden with medical bills and other financial obligations. Many clients see it as a chance to leave a legacy to their loved ones.

If you have any questions that this website doesn’t answer, please contact the Law Offices of Justinian C. Lane, Esq. at AsbestosClaims.Law so they can help. That’s all Justinian and his team does – help people who were exposed to asbestos.

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