We Help Pipe Fitters Suffering From Mesothelioma
For decades, pipe fitters (also known as steamfitters) were exposed to asbestos during the course of their work. This exposure occurred with respect to valves, boilers, steam traps and other items common to the trade of a pipe fitter, including work in Navy shipyards.
At Sieben Polk P.A., we advise clients on a national scope, but even more so when it comes to cases here in the Upper Midwest and in Minnesota. In fact, since 1979, we have handled more asbestos cases than any other firm in the state.
Why Does That Matter?
Asbestos cases are considered extremely time-sensitive. For that reason, the courts can speed up the legal process in an asbestos case, particularly where a victim may still be alive but in declining health.
SIGNATURE CASE: Obtained over $2.5 million in settlement for farmer who had earlier been exposed to asbestos while working as a union pipe fitter. The client contracted mesothelioma, an asbestos-related cancer of the lining of the lung. The case settled shortly before trial following the trial court’s denial of defendants’ motions for summary judgment. 2013.
Our experience enables us to present your asbestos case convincingly even within that time-sensitive environment. Our firm holds a commanding understanding of the process and of the evidence.
In many cases, we are the only firm in possession of critical evidence from many of the most important Minnesota asbestos sites in the 1970s. That is why you may find yourself working with us even if you initially go with a firm from outside of Minnesota: Eventually, many of those firms collaborate with us because of our command of these issues and the related evidence.