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Mesothelioma Lawsuits On The Rise While Mesothelioma Case Numbers Decline

KCIC, a respected Washington, D.C. consulting firm, published its annual report on mesothelioma and litigation recently.

Of significance in the report is the fact that lawsuits filed by those diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma and other deadly asbestos-related cancers increased 65.7% from 2007 to 2017.  However, during the same period the overall incidence rate of these cancers per 100,000 people has decreased 16.2% from 0.9829 to 0.824.

According to the KCIC report, “There exists a large range of explanations for why the propensity to sue has been increasing. The one candidate that could be the largest driver is advertising. The increase in plaintiff firms marketing towards those with mesothelioma has created widespread awareness of asbestos litigation and related recoveries.” Read the article here.

As to the declining rate of those diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma and other deadly asbestos-related cancers, it’s generally accepted that people are more aware of the dangers of asbestos and many of the products that contained it have been removed or re-purposed to function without asbestos.

Experienced Asbestos Attorneys Leading The Fight For Asbestos Victims

Nass Cancelliere has established itself as one of the premier asbestos law firms and jury trial lawyers in the country. Our firm strongly believes that if an asbestos defendant does not offer our client fair compensation for their disease, then they should be taken to Court. Over the past 40 years, we have obtained millions of dollars in asbestos jury verdicts for our clients. The following is a sampling of some of those jury verdicts.


Union Laborer                    $5,000,000

U.S. Navy Veteran/HVAC  $2,750,000

Bricklayer                          $2,650,000

Plumber                             $2,500,000

Pressman                          $1,829,000

Shipyard Worker                $1,671,000

Plasterer                            $1,550,000

View sample client settlements.

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