Minnesota Asbestos Exposure Lawyers

If you or a loved one has an asbestos-related illness due to exposure in the Upper Midwest, such as mesothelioma, you may be entitled to compensation. Sieben Polk P.A. has a team of experienced asbestos lawyers in Minnesota to represent you and build a strong case on your behalf.

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Asbestos is a mineral fiber that was used widely in building materials and other products for many decades. Its use in new projects has declined steadily since the 1970s after substantial evidence came to light linking the material to various diseases. However, people exposed to asbestos at its peak continue to be diagnosed with illnesses such as mesothelioma and asbestosis—and new exposure still happens daily throughout Minnesota.

If you or someone you love was exposed to asbestos and developed an asbestos-related disease, you may be eligible to file a claim and pursue compensation. Based in Minnesota, Sieben Polk Law P.A. has assisted victims and their families injured by asbestos throughout the Upper Midwest since 1979. Our asbestos lawyers in Minnesota are dedicated to helping victims and their families seek justice.

Effects of Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral fiber composed of very small, threadlike silicate materials. Originally found in certain types of rock, asbestos fibers became popular in the construction industry.

Asbestos was used for years as a non-corrosive, flame-resistant insulator on pipe coverings and vents. It was also used in other construction materials such as cement, roofing, and floor tiles. Although asbestos was initially linked to cancer in the 1930s, it was not until the 1960s that definitive studies started to come out linking asbestos to mesothelioma.

Since that time, asbestos has been linked to a variety of diseases and health conditions, including:

  • Asbestosis
  • Lung cancer
  • Mesothelioma
  • Pleural disease
  • Losing a loved one to asbestos exposure

While the use of asbestos in pipe covering has been well-known, there have been many other uses for asbestos. As a result, individuals diagnosed with these diseases may not even know they were exposed to asbestos.

Occupational Asbestos Exposure Lawyers

Asbestos exposure on the job has been the leading cause of asbestos-related diseases. Sieben Polk P.A. is a reliable and experienced law firm for mesothelioma cases in Minnesota, with a proven track record of handling occupational and secondhand exposure cases quickly and efficiently. We have been serving clients with asbestos exposure cases since 1979, and our legal team has the knowledge and expertise to understand the nuances associated with occupational and secondary asbestos exposure.

Our extensive collection of evidence regarding asbestos exposure, including Minnesota’s most up-to-date list of asbestos-exposure sites, allows us to file asbestos exposure claims quickly. We have helped clients with asbestos-related claims and mesothelioma lawsuits for decades. At Sieben Polk P.A., we provide our clients with honest and straightforward advice regarding occupational and secondary asbestos exposure. We make sure our clients understand all their legal options with confidence so that they can focus on spending time with their loved ones.

Which Jobs Are Most At Risk of Asbestos Exposure?

Jobs in mining, processing plants, power plants, and oil refineries in Minnesota are at risk for asbestos exposure.

Minnesota’s iron ore industry is a significant contributor to its economy. The excavation and processing of raw ore create dust that can expose workers to harmful particles like silica and asbestos fibers.

Asbestos’ popularity in construction & insulation also makes it a prevalent danger in older buildings such as schools, hospitals, and government buildings during renovations.

Some of the most at-risk jobs include:

  • Miners
  • Construction Workers
  • Auto Mechanics
  • Shipyard Workers
  • Insulators
  • Plumbers and Pipefitters
  • Electricians
  • Boiler Workers
  • Teachers and Maintenance Staff
  • Power Plant Workers
  • HVAC Technicians

Asbestos Exposure and Veterans

The U.S. military has faced ongoing issues with asbestos exposure, especially for those who served before the 1980s. Asbestos was commonly found for active-duty members at military bases, naval yards, vehicles, and lodging. Exposure to asbestos can lead to breathing issues or cancer, often taking decades to develop. Consequently, many veterans are discovering they have developed asbestos-related health issues, with mesothelioma being the most common.

If you are a veteran who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may be entitled to receive financial compensation or medical care. Filing a claim to receive what you’re owed might seem difficult, but a compassionate attorney at Sieben Polk P.A. can assist you through each step.

Why Do Our Years of Experience Matter?

Our 50 years of experience matter because we already know the facts about any number of asbestos issues unique to specific Minnesotan occupations and sites. Other firms, particularly out-of-state firms, simply do not have access to or the command of the evidence in these matters that we do.

Moreover, our experience means we already know how to build these cases. That knowledge enables us to move quickly. We know that asbestos cases are highly time-sensitive and require expedited litigation calendars.

Our experience also means we know your case is ultimately about you and your family. We are as compassionate with our clients as we are committed to seeking justice for them. Our award-winning asbestos exposure lawyers have secured over $840 million in verdicts and settlements for victims of asbestos-related illnesses and their loved ones.

Our Minnesota Asbestos Attorneys

Our firm is led by three of the Upper Midwest’s most renowned asbestos and mesothelioma attorneys. Together, these three attorneys have achieved unparalleled results for countless clients and earned a national reputation as the premier mesothelioma and asbestos lawyers in Minnesota:

  • Mike Strom has been with the firm since 1985 and has obtained the four largest asbestos-related recoveries in Minnesota history. 
  • Chad Alexander works primarily on asbestos and mesothelioma cases and has obtained compensation for workers across the state sickened by asbestos exposure. 
  • Ben Alberty has dedicated his career to representing injured people against corporations, and his practice almost exclusively focuses on asbestos and mesothelioma litigation.

Our Asbestos Exposure Attorneys Are Ready to Help

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma or another asbestos-related illness in the Upper Midwest, Sieben Polk P.A. is here to help. We encourage potential clients to schedule a free and confidential consultation with our firm today by calling 651-437-3148. We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we collect no fees unless we recover damages for you.

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Our Results
$1.4 million for laborer and pump mechanic at Butler Taconite and National Steel Pellet in Nashuwauk and Keewatin, Minnesota. Client suffered from malignant mesothelioma.
In 2021, Sieben Polk attorneys recovered over $5,000,000.00 before trial for a retired Minneapolis pipe fitter in a lawsuit against manufacturers of asbestos-containing equipment.
An $8,050,000 jury verdict in 2001 on behalf of a pipefitter exposed to asbestos at a refinery.
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