Mesothelioma Lawyers

Passionate Advocates for Asbestos Exposure Victims

Victims of mesothelioma and their families could receive compensation from over $35 billion in asbestos trust funds.

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73-year-old deceased mesothelioma victim (Texas resident) who was exposed through his work as a mechanic doing maintenance and repair on ground equipment at a major airport



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81-year-old deceased mesothelioma victim (Louisiana resident) who was exposed through his work as a construction worker in various plants, paper mills, and refineries in LA, MS, TN, TX, AL, and AR



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72-year-old deceased mesothelioma victim (Louisiana resident) who was exposed through his work as a laborer, apprentice, instrument mechanic, planner, and supervisor at a chemical plant

Mesothelioma Trial Attorneys Taking On the Giants Responsible

Mesothelioma has one known cause: asbestos exposure. That means you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos at some point in your life, either in an industrial setting or because you lived in a home built in the 1970s. Even if you’ve never worked in a factory, mesothelioma can develop from secondhand exposure. Sadly, the reason you didn't discover it before is that mesothelioma takes decades to develop symptoms.

Because asbestos exposure is almost always the result of exposure to construction or industrial materials, that means employers and manufacturers are likely responsible for your illness. The law firm of Bailey Cowan Heckaman PLLC has vast experience holding companies accountable for mesothelioma—even decades after the first exposure. Our team aggressively pursues every possible source of recovery for our clients, from their old employers to negligent construction companies.

Types of Mesothelioma

Pleural mesothelioma​

is the most common kind and affects the lining of the lungs.

Peritoneal mesothelioma

involves cancer of the abdominal cavity lining.

Pericardial mesothelioma

begins in the lining that surrounds the heart.

Testicular mesothelioma

is cancer of the testicular lining.

Who Is At Risk?









There Are 2000-3000 New Victims Per Year

We don’t just fight for you, we fight for the others that are still out there.


COMMON Questions

What Caused This?

Asbestos is a mineral that naturally takes the form of microscopic fibers that do not degrade, break down, or pass through your system. Instead, they embed themselves in the lining of your lungs, heart, abdomen, or testicles. Once embedded, they irritate the tissue and cause abnormal growth, which leads to cancerous tumors. This condition is what we call mesothelioma.

Why Wasn’t I Diagnosed Sooner?

It takes several years for asbestos fibers to cause abnormal tissue growth in your organ lining. It takes even longer for abnormal growth to become a cancerous tumor. While you may have experienced minor respiratory symptoms, much of these signs go unaddressed for years. It isn’t until severe nausea or breathing issues affect patients that they see a doctor. By then, patients often have late stage cancer.

Did the Company Know I Was in Danger?

It is highly likely that your employer knew asbestos could cause you lifelong harm. The first report linking mesothelioma to asbestos exposure was published in 1899. While it took decades for researchers to corroborate, the U.S. discovered the link between asbestos exposure and cancer in 1934. The link between asbestos and mesothelioma has been strengthened since then, so by the 1950s plenty of factory owners and corporations knew the risk asbestos posed.

What Can My Loved Ones & I Recover?

Because this is a fatal illness and developed over the course of decades, patients are entitled to years’ worth of medical treatment, as well as any imaging tests and other diagnostic expenses you’ve paid. More importantly, patients are entitled to enough money to pay for medical care for the rest of their lives. Non-economic damages (like pain and suffering) may also apply.

Representing Victims & Their Families Throughout the U.S. for More Than 30 Years

For decades, Bailey Cowan Heckaman PLLC has been a dedicated personal injury law firm in the United States. With decades of experience, he is no stranger to taking on corporate giants for everyday people. Since then, we have continued to work for our clients, fighting tooth-and-nail to provide for their medical needs while making their voice heard in court.

An Entire Division Dedicated to Mesothelioma Litigation

Our firm has an entire division dedicated to mesothelioma litigation – and that distinction is crucial.

We have the playbook on nearly every hotbed of asbestos exposure. Through extensive research and investigation, we have identified and learned much of what there is to know about the types of job sites and other locations where people are commonly exposed to asbestos. A vast knowledge of asbestos products and sources is a large part of what our firm can bring to your case.

Let our knowledge benefit you during this crucial time.

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