New Mexico Mesothelioma Lawyers

Natural deposits of asbestos in New Mexico put miners and other workers at risk of deadly asbestos-related diseases like mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis. Asbestos victims can work with New Mexico mesothelioma lawyers to access justice and compensation today.

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Our New Mexico mesothelioma attorneys have helped victims near you

Represented victims in:

  • Las Cruces
  • Albuquerque
  • Farmington
  • Grants
  • Roswell
  • San Mateo
  • Silver City
  • And, more

Recent Settlements:

  • $3.3 million – Navy veteran
  • $1.5 million – Mechanic
  • $2.73 million – Air Force Veteran
  • $1.6 million – Union Electrician
  • $2.95 million – Army Veteran

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Working Mesothelioma Lawyers in New Mexico

Anyone with mesothelioma cancer deserves compensation from the manufacturers of asbestos-containing products. These manufacturers knew asbestos exposure could cause deadly illnesses like mesothelioma but hid the facts for decades.

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Nearly 300 New Mexico residents died from mesothelioma between 1999 and 2017, according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG).

You may be eligible to file a lawsuit to seek compensation from manufacturers if you developed mesothelioma. Work with an experienced New Mexico mesothelioma lawyer to get the most compensation possible.

New Mexico Mesothelioma Lawsuits

A mesothelioma lawsuit offers the best opportunity for victims to access compensation for their injuries. Successful lawsuits force manufacturers to pay for causing a victim’s mesothelioma.

Did You Know?

Mesothelioma lawsuits award $1 Million to $2.4 Million on average.

When you work with a New Mexico mesothelioma lawyer, it costs you nothing to file these lawsuits. These attorneys also take on most of the legal burdens that come with filing and pursuing a lawsuit.

Mesothelioma Settlements and Verdicts in New Mexico

More than 95% of all mesothelioma lawsuits reach settlements before the case goes to trial. Mesothelioma settlements typically pay $1 Million.

Settlements are preferred because otherwise, the case may go to trial. Trials add time and risk to a lawsuit.

During a trial, a jury will hear all the facts of a case and hand down a verdict. There is no way to guarantee that a jury will find that a mesothelioma victim deserves any compensation.

Yet some mesothelioma verdicts award more than settlements.

A jury recently awarded the widow of a New Mexico auto mechanic $9.1 Million. The mechanic died from mesothelioma after spending years repairing asbestos-laden brakes and clutches.

New Mexico mesothelioma lawyers can negotiate settlements and prepare cases to go to trial if needed.

Statute of Limitations in New Mexico

Mesothelioma lawsuits must be filed within legal time frames called statutes of limitations. Yet these laws vary by state and case type (personal injury, wrongful death, etc.), making them difficult to understand.

Mesothelioma lawsuits cannot be filed after the statute of limitations passes.

Thankfully, New Mexico mesothelioma lawyers can file your case within the statute of limitations.

Asbestos Trust Funds and Statutes of Limitations

If the statute of limitations has run out in your case, a lawyer can help you access compensation through an asbestos trust fund claim.

Asbestos trust funds were established by bankrupt manufacturers to pay mesothelioma victims and avoid constant lawsuits. Since the manufacturers manage these trusts, they also set the deadlines to file claims.

Did You Know?

Manufacturers have set aside $30 Billion in asbestos trust funds.

New Mexico mesothelioma lawyers can help you or a loved one file an asbestos trust fund claim or a mesothelioma lawsuit within set deadlines. Learn more with a free case review.

Asbestos Sites in New Mexico

Naturally occurring asbestos has been reported in at least sixteen New Mexican mining districts. Asbestos is often present in mines and in the air when coal is extracted. This puts New Mexican coal miners at risk of exposure and mesothelioma.

Mines are not the only places in New Mexico where asbestos is still lurking. Construction workers used asbestos to make thousands of buildings before the 1980s. Renovating or demolishing these older buildings could disturb the asbestos inside.

Asbestos-containing products like insulation were also used in the Four Corners Power Plant near Fruitland, New Mexico, and other power plants across the state.

Other examples of asbestos sites in New Mexico include:

  • Burn Construction, Las Cruces
  • Chevron/Gulf Oil, Hobbs
  • Federal Building, Albuquerque
  • Kennicott Copper Mines, Hurley
  • National Mine, Carlsbad
  • Socorro Mines, Silver City
  • Shell Oil Company, Gallup
  • Marathon Oil Company, Carlsbad
  • Municipal Power Plant, Tucumcari
  • Kerr McGee Potash Mine, Carlsbad
  • New Mexico State Hospital, Las Vegas
  • University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
  • Columbia Asbestos Company, Albuquerque
  • Texas-Louisiana Power Company, Alamogordo
  • Stearns-Roger Manufacturing Company, Gallup
  • Albuquerque Gas Electric, Bernalillo, Albuquerque
  • Albuquerque Cerrillos Coal Company, Albuquerque
  • New Mexico Light, Heat and Power Company, Silver City
  • United States of America Cantonment Construction, Deming
  • Four Corners Power Plant, Fruitland, Farmington, Four Corners

If you developed mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos at one of the above job sites or another site, contact a New Mexico mesothelioma attorney today.

These attorneys can help determine where you were exposed to asbestos. Lawyers can also see if you qualify for financial benefits to cover medical expenses.

Asbestos Rules and Regulations in New Mexico

The state of New Mexico follows several federal asbestos laws to keep residents safe.

These asbestos laws include:

  • Federal Clean Air Act (CAA)
  • Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
  • Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act of 1986 (AHERA)
  • Asbestos School Hazard Abatement Reauthorization Act (ASHARA)
  • National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) for Asbestos

Violators of these asbestos rules face penalties of up to $15,000 per violation and for each day of noncompliance.

Reach out to a New Mexico mesothelioma lawyer to see how these laws may impact your case.

New Mexico VA Information for Mesothelioma Victims

New Mexico veterans also can develop mesothelioma since the U.S. military used asbestos in bases, ships, and vehicles until the 1980s. In fact, veterans make up 33% of all mesothelioma cases today.

Fortunately, federal agencies like the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) can help veterans with mesothelioma access disability compensation and other benefits.

Key VA benefits include:

  • Aid & attendance
  • Burial & funeral services
  • Health care
  • Pension plans

The VA also works with top mesothelioma doctors to treat veterans with this rare cancer.

These VA mesothelioma doctors include:

The Mesothelioma Cancer Network has no affiliation with and is not endorsed or sponsored by Dr. Robert B. Cameron. The contact information above is listed for informational purposes only. You have the right to contact Dr. Cameron directly. Visit the UCLA Health website to learn more about Dr. Robert Cameron.

There are many VA offices and health care centers in New Mexico. Contact those on the list below by going to the VA’s official website (va.gov).

Veterans Benefits Administration

  • Albuquerque Regional Office, Albuquerque

VA Medical Centers

  • New Mexico VA Health Care System, Albuquerque

Community-Based Outpatient Clinics

  • Baton Rouge Outpatient Clinic (North Clinic, South Clinic)
  • Alamogordo CCBOC
  • Artesia Clinic
  • Clovis CBOC
  • Espanola CCBOC
  • Farmington CBOC
  • Gallup CBOC
  • Hobbs CBOC
  • Las Cruces CBOC
  • Las Vegas CCBOC
  • Raton CBOC
  • Northwest Metro (Rio Rancho)
  • Santa Fe CBOC
  • Silver City Clinic
  • Taos CCBOC
  • Truth or Consequences CCBOC

Veterans Centers

  • Albuquerque Veterans Center
  • Farmington Veterans Center
  • Las Cruces Veterans Center
  • Santa Fe Veterans Center

Veterans with mesothelioma can file a VA benefits claim with help from New Mexico mesothelioma lawyers. These lawyers can determine when, where, and how a veteran was exposed to asbestos during their service.

Veterans can then take this information and file for VA benefits with help from a Veterans Service Officer (VSO).

AML and VFW Service Officers in New Mexico

VSOs with organizations such as the American Legion (AML) and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) are trained by the VA to help veterans access military benefits.

The AML, VFW, and other veterans organizations have offices throughout New Mexico.

These offices include:

Albuquerque

  • American Ex-Prisoners of War
  • American Legion
  • American Veterans
  • Disabled American Veterans
  • National Association of County Veterans Service
  • New Mexico Department of Veterans Services
  • Paralyzed Veterans of America
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars

Santa Fe

  • New Mexico Department of Veterans Services

Reach out to these offices to get in touch with a VSO near you. You can also contact a New Mexico mesothelioma law firm to see if you qualify for legal compensation.

Connecting With Mesothelioma Lawyers in New Mexico

If you have mesothelioma, you deserve the best legal help available. Let a New Mexico mesothelioma attorney handle your lawsuit today.

New Mexico mesothelioma lawyers can help you:

  • Establish where and when you may have been exposed to asbestos
  • Understand the statute of limitations in New Mexico
  • File mesothelioma lawsuits and secure compensation

See all the ways New Mexico mesothelioma lawyers can help you with a free case review.

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Mesothelioma Support Team
Stephanie KiddWritten by:

Editor-in-Chief

Stephanie Kidd grew up in a family of civil servants, blue-collar workers, and medical caregivers. Upon graduating Summa Cum Laude from Stetson University, she began her career specializing in worker safety regulations and communications. Now, a proud member of the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) and Editor-in-Chief of the Mesothelioma Cancer Network, Stephanie serves as a voice for mesothelioma victims and their families.

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