Mesothelioma is a severe form of cancer that can steal your health and your peace of mind. What begins as a persistent cough soon becomes a healthcare ordeal that consumes your life. Between invasive treatments, your medical bills pile up, and you worry about supporting your loved ones.
If you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma, it’s almost certainly due to the negligence of a company that understood the dangers it was exposing you—and failed to act. You’re not alone and you’re not powerless to respond: help is here.
Thousands of victims like you have filed suit against these companies for fair compensation. While no amount of money can make up for your injuries, you may be entitled to millions of dollars in financial compensation for your suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and more. Contact us for help.
How Victims Are Exposed to Asbestos
There are many ways you may have been wrongfully exposed to asbestos.
- Work: Most victims are exposed on the job, either in unsafe worksites or handling dangerous asbestos products. Almost any occupation can be exposed; shipbuilders, construction workers, and factory workers are among the most at risk groups.
- Military: Many veterans have been exposed to asbestos while serving their country. Those in the Navy or on ships, vehicles, and aircraft made before 1970 are particularly at risk.
- Secondary Exposure: Indirect exposure typically occurs when asbestos fibers are brought into the home on the clothes, hair, and skin of someone directly exposed. There is no safe amount of asbestos exposure; if you’ve developed mesothelioma from second-hand exposure, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
Taking Legal Action
There are several ways you can obtain the financial compensation you deserve. A personal injury claim can allow you to access the over $30 billion available for victims in dedicated trust funds. Beyond a personal injury claim, you can also file for workers compensation, disability, or veteran’s benefits.
The first step is finding an experienced asbestos lawyer; the right attorney will help you determine if you have a case, gather evidence of your exposure, and develop an intelligent plan of action to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, suffering, and more. Contact us for help.