Asbestos is the cause of many different types of cancers, including mesothelioma and other types of lung cancer.
Mesothelioma is a type of cancer found in the lining of the lungs. There are some treatments for this condition such as surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and immunotherapy. However, it is a highly aggressive cancer that is often incurable and fatal. The most common symptoms of Asbestos/Mesothelioma include chest pain, shortness of breath, painful coughing, and abnormal lumps under the skin.
Asbestos is also the cause of other types of lung cancer and just like mesothelioma, often times those cancers are incurable and fatal.
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or other asbestos related cancers, it is in your best interest to consult an experienced trial lawyer at Justice Law to discuss your legal options and ensure your rights are protected. Our skilled legal team can thoroughly evaluate your case and increase your chances of securing fair and full compensation for your damages.
CAUSES OF MESOTHELIOMA
The most common cause of mesothelioma is asbestos exposure. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that can resist heat, fire, and electricity. Since it was widely used throughout the 20th century in countless products, there are certain individuals that are at a greater risk of developing mesothelioma. These individuals include, but are not limited to:
- Construction Workers: Construction workers who worked in renovating buildings are likely to receive a mesothelioma diagnosis because of exposure to asbestos.
- Boiler Workers: It is common practice for boiler workers to use a sledge hammer to file rough areas around boilers. As a result of that common practice, workers were covered with asbestos insulation, which was very dangerous and exposed boiler workers to asbestos dust.
- Plant Workers: All types of plant workers including, but not limited to, power plants, chemical plants, and industrial plants, may have faced asbestos exposure. This is because they come into close contact with boilers, generators, and turbines, which may contain asbestos.
- Firefighters: Most buildings built between 1930s and 1970s, as well as older fire stations, feature asbestos products and put firefighters at risk.
Auto Mechanics: Asbestos is commonly found in brakes, heat seals, clutches, and other auto parts because of their heat-resistant qualities. The asbestos may circulate into the air when these parts deteriorate and can be transmitted onto an auto mechanic’s clothing and exposed body parts.
- Many other Industrial Workers
CAUSES OF OTHER ASBESTOS RELATED CANCERS
Because asbestos causes extensive damage to the lungs, anyone exposed to asbestos is at risk for developing other asbestos related cancers, including lung cancer.
WHY SEEK LEGAL REPRESENTATION
If you or a loved one was exposed to asbestos on the job, or from a hazardous product, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. These damages may include:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of quality of life
- Loss of companionship
- Wrongful death
You can expect our skilled legal team to compile your work history, medical records, and eyewitness statements so we can build a strong case on your behalf. Our team will work tirelessly to ensure you get the compensation you deserve and to hold the at fault company accountable.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ASBESTOS/MESOTHELIOMA CLAIMS
How much is my case worth?
Every case is different so the value of yours will depend on several different factors like the amount of wages that have been lost, how much you’ve spent on medical bills, the severity of the pain and suffering, and if the party who exposed you to asbestos did so with the knowledge that you may suffer.
What if my loved one passed away from mesothelioma or other asbestos related cancers?
If you lost a loved one due to mesothelioma or other asbestos related cancers, you may be able to file a wrongful death law suit for damages such as funeral costs, loss of expected income, loss off support and services, and grief and other emotional pain and suffering damages.
How long will it take to resolve a Asbestos/Mesothelioma case?
The specific circumstances of your case will dictate how long it takes. On average, however, asbestos cases last anywhere between 18 and 24 months. At Justice Law, we work to resolve cases quickly and efficiently and will do whatever it takes to ensure you receive the maximum compensation you may be entitled to.
Are there time limits for pursuing a claim?
Yes. Every state has its own Statute of Limitations that limit how much time you have to take legal action. If you believe that you or a loved one was a victim of an asbestos related cancer, it is imperative you contact a qualified attorney as quickly as possible to be sure your case is timely filed.
Contact Justice Law TodaY
If you or a family member has been diagnosed with an asbestos related cancer, know that you may be able to file a claim against the manufacturer or business who exposed you or your loved one to asbestos. Be sure to contact a highly skilled asbestos attorney at Justice Law as soon as possible.
We are ready to litigate, arbitrate, and/or negotiate on behalf of our clients to ensure that they receive every remedy available to them under the law. At Justice Law, we put our clients first and foremost in everything we do.
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