Seattle, WA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 01/21/2014 -- Bergman Legal held the position of top negotiator for two record breaking settlements concerning asbestos cases in the Northwest. In the first case, a $5.1 billion nationwide settlement was reached with Corning Owens, with $61 million being reserved for claimants in the Puget Sound area. The second settlement involved Halliburton and Bergman Legal again negotiated the settlement of $4.3 billion, with $30 million being reserved for clients in the region. "When one receives a diagnosis of a disease related to asbestos exposure, he or she needs to retain the services of a mesothelioma asbestos attorney immediately in order to receive compensation they deserve," Kyle Hart of Bergman Draper Ladenburg explains.
Clients often assume that they only qualify for reimbursement for their asbestos injuries if they work in certain industries, those with the most exposure to asbestos. In fact, automobile mechanics, school employees, and electricians are just a few who may be exposed to asbestos while going about their daily job activities. The same is true of weavers, forge men and logging camp workers. "If a person suspects their mestothelioma is in any way connected to their job, they need to contact Bergman Draper Ladenburg for an evaluation of their case," Hart continues.
When one receives this diagnosis, action must be taken immediately, and patients need to focus on what treatments will be of most benefit to them. From surgery and radiation to experimental and clinical trials, numerous decisions require the attention of the mesothelioma patient and his or her loved ones. "Let Bergman Draper Ladenburg handle the legal aspects of the case so the family's attention can remain where it needs to be, on helping the patient work toward recovery, if possible," Hart states.
To reduce the burden on clients, Bergman Legal offers resources on the website, ones designed to provide the information clients want and need in a timely manner. One may wonder how much they can expect from an asbestos lawsuit settlement while another may wish to know more about the asbestos medical screening. "Visit the website to find answers to these questions and many more. If questions and concerns remain after a visit to the site, don't hesitate to contact the legal team at Bergman Draper Ladenburg as we are happy to be of assistance in getting all resolved," Hart declares.
About Bergman Draper Ladenburg
Bergman Draper Ladenburg fights to protect the interests of those facing the challenges of mesothelioma, offering quality legal representation from people who really care. The firm focuses solely on asbestos law, as it now affects so many, and devotes their work to helping families cope with the tragedy of mesothelioma and other diseases related to asbestos. Each client receives a team of professionals working for them, professionals who will treat them with respect and dignity, as clients deserve nothing less.