Mesothelioma is a rare and deadly form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. North American mining of asbestos minerals and its commercial use began in the 1800s.
Lung cancer is caused by the growth of tumors on the tissues of the lung, most commonly on the tissue surrounding the air passageways.
Victims of asbestos exposure can often find themselves afflicted by a variety of medical conditions including mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis, among other things. Fortunately, people who suffered exposure to asbestos may be able to receive full and fair compensation for their injuries including payment for damages like medical costs, lost earnings, and even the pain, suffering, and emotional injuries that the exposure caused.
However, collecting this compensation can prove complex in some cases, so it may benefit you to contact an attorney with knowledge and experience in this area of the law. The major issue stems from the distance between a person’s exposure to asbestos and the development of their symptoms. Asbestosis can take 15 years to develop following exposure, and mesothelioma may take even longer, up to 50 years in some cases. This can present problems because you need to prove that the asbestos exposure is what caused your injuries, which can be a challenge with such a delay. Fortunately, a savvy mesothelioma attorney’s knowledge of this sort of case can help them prove that asbestos exposure caused your injuries even across such a long time gap.
Our team of mesothelioma lawyers can help represent your interests both in and out of the courtroom. We have recovered billions of dollars for our clients using our combined 150 years of legal experience. Our incisive analysis and robust advocacy skills allow us to pursue an aggressive case to help enforce your rights. But, we also work for you outside the doors of the courthouse. We conduct a full investigation into your condition, and then we track down the party responsible for the exposure in order to hold them accountable for your injuries.
Additionally, if you have lost a loved one to mesothelioma or some other asbestos-related disease, we can help you pursue a wrongful death case against the party responsible for their injuries. While no amount of money can truly replace your lost loved one, you can still recover some of the costs that the other party imposed on you and your family. More importantly, you can get the satisfaction of seeing justice done, make sure that those responsible for you and your loved ones injuries answer for it, and provide for the future financial security of those you care about.
Compensation for you or your loved one’s injuries can take on a wide variety of forms depending on your unique situation. They could include things like medical care, lost wages, pain, suffering and any other losses you may experience. In the case of wrongful death suits they can also involve other costs like funeral expenses, loss of support, or loss of inheritance.
If you believe you might have a claim for recovery based on asbestos exposure, reach out to a mesothelioma lawyer today. While asbestos exposure, like any serious health issue, can be an emotionally difficult issue to cope with, it is important to move quickly with regard to your claim, since the law imposes a time limit for taking action in these cases.