Asbestos Litigation: National Experience, Regional Representation

Representing Mesothelioma Victims throughout the United States

Our national experience and partnerships foster successful litigation against manufacturers of asbestos, including bankrupt companies.

Helping Mesothelioma victims and their families with medical claims

For the past 25 years, Charlie Contrada has been the only law firm in Northwest Ohio that represents mesothelioma victims. Mesothelioma is a cancer of the lining of the lung caused by asbestos exposure; tragically, it’s almost always fatal. However, if you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, we can help you identify the source of your asbestos exposure and fight to get you the compensation and medical care you deserve. Our extensive data and workplace knowledge is unmatched in the region.

Going after big industries for your health

At Contrada & Associates, we represent clients nationwide in mesothelioma cases, although most cases involve exposure to asbestos in Ohio and Michigan. We have extensive national experience with fast-track litigation and partner with recognized national experts when needed. We provide local representation with the national resources needed to protect you and your family. Our comprehensive database of asbestos products provides the positive identification you need to pursue your claim against asbestos manufacturers. We know the area jobsites that used asbestos products, including:

  • Refineries
  • Power plants
  • Ship and rail yards
  • Carbon black plants
  • Automobile plants
  • Glassmaking manufacturers
  • Manufacturing plants
  • Commercial and public buildings

If you or a loved one contracted mesothelioma from asbestos exposure, our law office can fight to recover damages for you, such as payment for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future income
  • Funeral costs
  • Insurance
  • Therapy

One of the most insidious aspects of mesothelioma is that your spouse or a family member can also get the disease from you through secondary exposure from simple acts like handling your laundry. Because symptoms may not be present immediately, your family may be unaware of what is happening for months or even years. It’s important to seek the help of a veteran team of attorneys to help you secure the compensation and medical help you deserve for your mesothelioma.

Time is of the essence

Mesothelioma symptoms do not begin to appear until years, if not decades, after exposure. Ohio law dictates that you have two years from the time of your diagnosis to file a lawsuit. Many mesothelioma cases do not reach trial and are settled within months after the lawsuit is filed. However, if your case does go to trial, we will fight to fast-track the proceedings because of the aggressive nature of the disease.

We co-counsel with leading asbestos litigators throughout the country to maximize your case.

Several asbestos manufacturing companies that have been found liable in mesothelioma cases are in the Toledo area. Though some are bankrupt, you are still entitled to diligent advocacy if you have been exposed to dangerous manufacturing products at your jobsite. We provide clients with sophisticated representation throughout their cases.

Bankrupt Asbestos Manufacturers

Many of the biggest manufacturers of asbestos products were forced to file bankruptcy and set up trust funds to pay asbestos victims. As part of our representation we maximize our clients recovery with the asbestos trust funds.

Get help with your mesothelioma case today

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, call the Toledo-area law office of Contrada & Associates at 419.841.4400 or contact us online today. We offer free consultations and represent clients in Northwest Ohio and nationwide.