Find A Mesothelioma Attorney
If you have developed mesothelioma contact a mesothelioma attorney
as soon as possible to file a lawsuit before it is too late.
Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that is serious and is commonly caused by exposure to asbestos
. The part of the body affected by this disease is a lining that covers most of the body's organs and the lungs.
Some or most of the workers and victims who contract mesothelioma from their employer's negligence have been on jobs for years where they continuously inhaled asbestos. Most times, the workers had no idea asbestos was present, however the employer may have known. For this reason, it is vital to contact a mesothelioma lawyer if you or a loved one is suffering from the mesothelioma and from working around asbestos for years.
Mesothelioma attorneys argue negligence for the majority of meso lawsuits due to the fact that many of the workers who develop this disease never had any idea they were in contact with asbestos. If they knew, they would not have put themselves or their families at risk.
The symptoms of the disease can include:
- Finding it hard to breath
- Chest pain
- Loss of weight
- Fatigue from the lack of oxygen
If you have any of these symptoms and may have worked in an environment where asbestos was present, contact a doctor first, then a mesothelioma lawyer for some legal advice on your case.
A diagnosis of mesothelioma and the lung cancer it causes is usually found with X-rays and can be confirmed by a biopsy of the affected region in your body. Obviously, the treatment for mesothelioma is like any other form of cancer, but the chances for survival are far less successful. A mesothelioma lawsuit through an attorney is key to hold the guilty parties responsible and even keep others safe from unknown exposure to asbestos.
The statistics about the disease are staggering:
From the period of the 1940s to the end of the 1970s, as many as 27 million people, or more, worked in a place with asbestos in this country.
The mortality rate from mesothelioma in our country has risen to more than 3,000 people a year and is climbing.
Don’t be a nameless victim of this negligence. Contact a mesothelioma lawyer today if you or a loved one have been affected by illness caused by exposure to asbestos.
Who Can Sue
People affected by asbestos who have mesothelioma could have contracted the disease in many ways. A lot of products have asbestos in them, including:
- Basement and roof materials
- Pipes Insulation
A bulk of the people diagnosed with mesothelioma, dealt with asbestos unwillingly and unknowingly for decades. The disease does not happen over night. If you have worked with any of the above products for years and now have mesothelioma, you might be able to file a lawsuit through a mesothelioma attorney.
The disease is contracted by breathing in asbestos particles. Surprisingly, the asbestos particles can even enter the body by being swallowed. This takes place without the person having any clue they just inhaled a harmful substance that is now present throughout their body.
The very first lawsuits against companies with asbestos in the workplace began in the late 1920s. Of course laws have since been enacted to help victims of asbestos exposure.
Your mesothelioma lawsuit is filed by your attorney against your employer for failing to install safety features to protect against exposure to asbestos. After the obvious connection between asbestos and mesothelioma is discovered your mesothelioma attorney should be able to get you the compensation you deserve. Mesothelioma lawsuits have compensated victims and their families for billions of dollars.
Since mesothelioma lawsuits involve a serious and potential deadly disease recovery for the victims and their families can be crucial.
For example, in July of this year, a California jury awarded the family of a plant worker, who died of the disease, $3.4 million in compensation for not having a safe work environment. The family of Richard Worthley against Advocate Mines, who supplied asbestos fiber to a plant where Worthley worked for more than 20 years, filed the lawsuit. Worthley was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2004 and sadly died shortly after.
The mesothelioma lawsuit filed by the family’s lawyer was filed for negligence in not warning against how asbestos can cause cancer. Again, no security measures were taken, thus the company was liable for his death. Worthley worked as a painter at the plant and the mesothelioma lawyer proved in court that for 20 years, he inhaled asbestos dust and fibers, which caused the onset of the disease and ultimately his wrongful death.
This is one of so many cases where a man or woman died of the disease and the family was awarded compensation for negligence.
In 2006, the US Senate helped thousands of families affect by mesothelioma who lost a loved one by stopping a bill that would have created a $140 billion fund to compensate them for mesothelioma and asbestos workplace deaths.
You ask, how is that helping the victims by taking away such a fund? Well, if the bill had passed, it would have limited the legal action you can take against the companies that caused your illnes. The fund would have been paid by insurance agencies but not have directly affected the companies that allowed their employees to work in unsafe conditions with asbestos. This would have been a passive way to compensate the families affected and would not have put a stop to companies that allow their employees to work in unsafe conditions. The stopping of the bill lets the victim’s families who are dealing with asbestos and mesothelioma related deaths the ability to pursue a mesothelioma lawsuit through a mesothelioma lawyer and hit the companies straight on.
If you are in a situation where you have a loved one touched by mesothelioma and think it is from asbestos, contact a personal injury attorney
today to file suit.