Mesothelioma Patients Since 1990

We are lawyers who have dedicated our practice to helping asbestos cancer patients get the medical treatment they need and the justice they deserve.

$2.5 Billion

In Asbestos Recoveries

Since 1990 we’ve helped empower our clients with over $2.5 Billion in asbestos recoveries.


Does Not Respect
the Color of Your Collar

From steam fitters to secretaries, boilermakers to bankers and tile-setters to teachers--We represent people from all walks of life who have contracted cancer from asbestos.

Your Roadmap

to Effective Medical Treatment
and Just Compensation

Let us help empower you in the fight against your illness with important medical and legal information.

Asbestos Lawyers Empowering Persons Battling Mesothelioma

A cancer diagnosis can change your life in an instant. At Worthington & Caron, we are driven by a singular passion – to empower persons battling mesothelioma. People who have asbestos cancer want hope; they want to live. Our goal as asbestos attorneys is to be your trusted ally in the battle against your illness.

ad·vo·cate /'advəˌkət/ : One Who Pleads the Cause of Another

At Worthington & Caron, we are more than lawyers. We are advocates committed to your cause. We fight for our clients’ right to compensation, but you know as well as we do that a mesothelioma patient’s first priority is life. We have never met a client who said they would gladly trade their lungs for a million dollars or even a trillion dollars.

Our clients want to live.

They want to be there for graduations, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and...

They want hope.

Asbestos Lawyers
Mesothelioma Patients

Action, Not Just Words.

$2.5 Billion in Recoveries since 1990

Here for You, Nationwide.

Our network of support and guidance spans over 48 states across the nation.

Your Health. Your Life.

Our top priority is helping patients get more life through advanced treatments and legal support.

Protecting Rights. Building Hope.

Asbestos cancer cases are the only cases we handle - not just a department, it's all we do.

Giving Back.

Attorney Roger Worthington helped found MARF, an organization that has funded over $5 million in research grants. He also helped found the Pacific Meso Center and the Punch Worthington Lab.

Mesothelioma Settlements & Verdicts

  • Fresno Jury Awards:

    $10.9 Million

    to the family of a former plumber and race car enthusiast who was diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma in 2012 at the age of 58. The gentleman was exposed to asbestos dust from a host of automotive products while working on cars, race cars, trucks and heavy equipment from the late 1960s through the mid-1980s.

  • Chatsworth Jury Awards:

    $13 Million

    To client Judith Winkel after they unanimously found that Colgate-Palmolive's Cashmere Bouquet talcum powder caused malignant pleural mesothelioma

  • Los Angeles Jury Awards:

    $8.6 Million

    to the family of a gentleman who was diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma in 2005 at the age of 68 and was exposed to asbestos while working as a refinery worker and heavy equipment operator.

  • Los Angeles Jury Awards:

    $26.6 Million

    to 62 Year-Old Former Drywaller Exposed to Dust on Residential and Commercial Jobsites in Southern California.

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Patient Stories

  • Bill Tice

    Bill Tice

    His disability has not embittered Bill; he faces his troubles with a sweet nature. Besides, who has time for bitterness when you are busy being a productive and decent citizen? This is Bill Tice's incredible story.

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  • Marty Schwarting

    Marty Schwarting

    "I would have died from this mesothelioma a long time ago without her." Together this resilient couple has spared no effort to find the best possible treatment for his asbestos cancer, and they're both holding out hope for the best.

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  • William Dunn

    William Dunn

    Bill's story is unusual in two respects: he lost his right leg as a consequence of mesothelioma; and he has survived mesothelioma with the help of Lovastatin, a drug used to treat high cholesterol.

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  • Dennis Harline

    Dennis Harline

    Dennis Harline, 56-year-old forensic scientist, husband and father of three, began a journey early this year in search of a cure for his mesothelioma. He has encountered many roadblocks along the way. The medical community has yet to offer a reasonable plan, but Dennis has not been deterred. He continues to search for ...

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  • Walter Nielsen

    Walter Nielsen

    You wouldn’t know it from his easy going manner and natural smile, but Wally is battling an insidious cancer. This diagnosis of malignant mesothelioma came as a shock to Wally, a tall, fit, active, 74 year-old lifetime nonsmoker.

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  • Terry Latham

    Terry Latham

    Since childhood Terry has honed his mind and body to deal with external threats. Through his 60s and 70s, he continued to exercise with near religious devotion. Recently, Terry was introduced to a bully of another kind. One not so easy to duck, dodge or knock down.

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  • Terry McCann

    Terry McCann

    Surfer, Wrestler, Entrepreneur, Father And Loving Husband Would Trade Olympic Gold Medal In A Heartbeat For Asbestos Tumor Free Lungs.

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  • Annette Skelton

    Annette Skelton

    Many years ago, when Annette Skelton was a child, her father worked around asbestos and carried the poisonous dust home on his clothes and hair. Today, Annette is 58 years old, married since 1978, with a 34 year-old son -- and she has mesothelioma.

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  • Steve McQueen

    Steve McQueen

    Steve McQueen will always be remembered for the cool characters he played in such movie classics as The Great Escape, The Sand Pebbles, Bullitt, The Getaway, and Papillon. What few people realize is that this superstar's life was cut short at the age of 50 on November 7, 1980 by malignant peritoneal mesothelioma.

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  • Tony Chomo

    Tony Chomo

    This hard working family man teamed up with Dr. Robert Cameron to try and beat back the scourge of mesothelioma. For now, it's working: quality of life, extra time with his beloved family, and the chance to put a few more miles on the big bike's odometer have all come together.

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Your Patient Roadmap

Patients diagnosed with mesothelioma find themselves at the beginning of a journey. Because of the rarity of the disease and the developing nature of the treatments, it is a journey that will take them on sparsely-traveled, out of the way back-roads. The kind of roads that are often difficult to navigate. Difficult, that is, unless you have a good road map.

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Fighting for Asbestos Cancer Patients
and Funding Research Isn’t Just Our Job…It’s Personal


David "Punch" Worthington

Attorney Roger Worthington funded the Punch Worthington Research Laboratory located at the UCLA Medical School in memory of his father David “Punch” Worthington who lost his battle with asbestos lung cancer in 2006.

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We Only Handle Mesothelioma & Asbestos Lung Cancer Cases

Unlike large firms that handle asbestos cases as part of a much broader practice, since 1990 our practice has been dedicated solely to mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer cases.

We Never...

  • Bundle our clients' claims with non-malignant disease claims
  • Use a mass-produced, generic strategy.

We Always...

  • Return phone calls and emails promptly and professionally
  • Tailor your representation to meet your unique needs and priorities

Our responsive, individualized attention to our client’s medical and legal needs together
with customized representation is what sets us apart.

Dedicated to the Fight Against Mesothelioma

John M. Caron

John M. Caron is an experienced litigation attorney who has been representing clients in toxic tort, products liability and professional liability matters since 1987. Mr. Caron is tenacious, determined and genuinely concerned for his clients. He prides himself on providing aggressive yet compassionate representation for asbestos cancer victims and their families.

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Roger G. Worthington

Roger Worthington believes in giving back. Worthington has donated over $1 million directly to medical research on the early detection, prevention, treatment and cure of asbestos-related mesothelioma. More important than dollars, he has donated thousands of hours to the foundation, which has funded over $5 million in research grants through a competitive peer-review process.

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