Bailey Glasser’s Asbestos and Lung Disease Team represent men and women who have been diagnosed with various forms of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos.

Overview

The most common asbestos-related diseases involve the lung including Mesothelioma, Lung Cancer, Asbestosis, and Pleural Plaques. However, asbestos-related disease can develop in other parts of the body beyond the lungs. Research has confirmed that asbestos is also known to cause stomach, esophogeal, throat, testicular, and colon cancers.



Cancer caused by asbestos exposure can often take several decades to appear after someone is exposed to asbestos, a known carcinogen. The lag time between exposure and the development of cancer is known as the latency period. The long delay between exposure and the development of the cancer is often the reason why most cancer victims are unaware that their cancer may have been caused by exposure to asbestos which occurred many decades ago.   

Many of our clients who were exposed to asbestos and developed cancer were also cigarette smokers. Tobacco use does not prevent you from filing a claim against and receiving compensation from asbestos manufacturers, suppliers and the companies that purchased and used those products in work environments. 

Most people are exposed to asbestos while working in a commercial or industrial jobsite like steel mills, power plants, chemical refineries, factories, etc. In fact, according to the American Thoracic Society, asbestos exposure is the largest cause of occupational cancer in the United States.  

But what if you were not exposed to asbestos at work? People are also exposed to asbestos in non-work activities called para-occupational exposures which can occur during automobile, truck and motorcycle repairs (brakes, clutch, engine gaskets, and mufflers) as well as during home remodeling jobs (floor tile, ceiling tile, joint compound, siding, roofing shingles and felt). 

Many men and women working hands-on with or simply around asbestos can carry the asbestos fibers home with them on their work clothing. This is known as a “Take Home” exposure and our attorneys have handled many mesothelioma and lung cancer cases for clients who were exposed to a family member’s work clothing. 

Many college and universities across the United States continue to allow students to live and take classes in buildings that are contaminated with asbestos building materials (floor tile, ceiling tile, ceiling spray, laboratory tables) and other various forms of insulation.

No matter where you were exposed to asbestos (work, home or at school) when cancer turns your life and your family’s life upside down, you need experienced legal advice to guide you through the highly complex field of asbestos litigation. At Bailey Glasser, we have decades of experience investigating our clients’ exposure history in order to determine where the exposures occurred and what companies and products were responsible for causing your cancer.

Our asbestos cases are handled on a contingency fee basis at no cost to you meaning that we only get paid if we recover money for you. Do not wait to contact us because every state has a statute of limitation which determines how much time a person or family can file an asbestos lawsuit after the person was diagnosed with cancer. Any delay on hiring an attorney may jeopardize your ability to file a claim and receive compensation. Call us today for a free, no obligation telephone consultation or to set up an in-person meeting at your home.

You may very well be in the middle of the fight for your life. You did not ask for this and you certainly did not deserve this. What you do deserve is great legal representation. Let our highly experienced asbestos attorneys go to battle for you against the corporations and industries that caused your cancer. 

Why Bailey Glasser

Years of Expertise: With decades of collective experience in handling personal injury matters and with a sophisticated litigation practice, we know how to navigate the complexities of your case. And although many personal injury cases settle before trial, unlike some law firms, we know  our way around courtroom and can present your case effectively to a jury.  

Nationwide Reach: Our lawyers handle matters in most states but can also connect you with other attorneys who can assist with your case

Thorough Investigation
: We conduct comprehensive investigations, consulting all experts and reviewing all records necessary. 

Dedicated Advocacy: Our lawyers passionately advocate for your family's rights, seeking fair compensation for all expenses, pain, suffering, and future care needs.

Successful Track Record: We've secured substantial compensation for families affected by many kinds of personal injuries. Our successful outcomes speak volumes about our commitment to securing justice and financial recovery for our clients.

Personalized Attention: Your family's well-being is our priority. We provide prompt and personalized attention, ensuring you're informed and supported at every stage of the legal process.

Transparent Communication: We believe in clear and open communication. We keep you updated, explain complex legal jargon in plain language, and address your concerns promptly.

Compassion Drives Our Practice

We know that behind every case is a family enduring emotional distress. Our approach is not just legal; it's deeply empathetic. We take the time to understand your needs, fears, and challenges.

Your Family's Well-being Matters

If your family has been affected by a catastrophic personal injury, don't face this challenging situation alone. Please reach out to us today.

Time tip: We know that it takes time to recover from injuries, or the loss of a loved one. It is, however, important that you speak to a lawyer as soon as you can regarding your potential claim as there are deadlines (called “statutes of limitation”) that impact your ability to have your claim properly evaluated and filed. For example, in some states, an injured party must file a medical malpractice claim within two years of the date of the injury or death. There are limited exceptions, but they are not automatic and are ultimately subject to judicial discretion.


We are grateful that our commitment to client service and legal excellence has been widely recognized, including in the below:

Lawdragon 500 Leading Litigators in America - Founding partner Brian A. Glasser was named to this esteemed list in 2024. 

Chambers USA  – we are regionally and nationally ranked in many categories, including in plaintiff's litigation, product liability litigation, and more.  For a full list please click here.

Best Law Firms in America - We are regionally and nationally ranked in many categories, including a national ranking in Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs in 2024. For a full list, please click here.

Best Lawyers in America - Nearly half of Bailey Glasser's lawyers are ranked regionally and/or nationally including for mass tort litigation, product liability litigation, and in class actions. For a full list, please click here. 

National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers - we have numerous lawyers listed in this national listing. For a full list, please click here.

National Law Journal – 35 Most Influential Law Firms in America (2020)





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  • Obtained a $50 Million dollar verdict for steel mill worker who died from mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos.
  • Obtained over $20.8 Million dollars in settlements for workers who were exposed to asbestos and contracted and died from Mesothelioma, a fatal cancer of the lungs or stomach caused only by exposure to asbestos. 
  • Obtained over $22 Million dollars in settlements for workers who were exposed to asbestos and died from lung cancer many of which were cigarette smokers. 
  • Obtained over $1 Million dollars in settlements for workers who were exposed to asbestos and developed asbestosis, a non-malignant scarring of the lungs.   

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