Asbestos Injuries

The dangers of asbestos are well known yet many people have been exposed to these toxins in their career.

Employers must provide safety to their workers and can be held accountable if not.

What Is Asbestos

Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral composed of soft and flexible fibers that are resistant to heat, electricity and corrosion. Because asbestos is such an effective insulator it has been used widely across America as a building material and it can also be found frequently in many other materials such as cloth, paper, cement, and plastic as a strengthening agent. 

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Why Is Asbestos Dangerous?

Today asbestos is a well-known health and safety hazard. It has been scientifically proven to be highly toxic. Exposure to asbestos dust can damage lung tissues, resulting in severe breathing problems, progressive lung diseases and can lead to the development of Mesothelioma cancer.

What Is Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma is an aggressive and rare form of cancer that is almost exclusively caused by asbestos exposure. Mesothelioma mainly affects the lining of the lungs. However, tumors can develop in the lining of the abdominal cavity or heart. Symptoms of mesothelioma appear when tumors spread, Chest pain and shortness of breath are usually the most common symptoms. But other symptoms can include:
 
  • Dry coughing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Respiratory complications
  • Pain in the chest or abdomen
  • Fever or night sweats
  • Pleural effusion (fluid around the lungs)
  • Fatigue
  • Weakness in the muscles

If you believe you were exposed to asbestos and have some of these symptoms please get checked out by a doctor.

Health Risks of Asbestos Exposure

Occupational exposure is the number one cause of asbestos related diseases. No level of asbestos exposure is considered safe. However, most health problems arise only after years of repeated and long-term exposure to the carcinogen.

Therefore many workers could have been heavily exposed to it over their career and will not realize they have sustained injury or harm until decades later. 

Is Asbestos Exposure Employer Negligence?

Employees have the right to work in a safe environment and employers have a duty of care to give their workers the most secure working conditions possible. If the utmost care was not taken to protect workers from asbestos exposure there may be grounds to begin legal action.

Who Is Most At Risk For Asbestos Exposure?

Typically, workers in industries such, construction, insulation, home repairs, mining, ship yards, power plants and the United States Army and Navy workers may have had more frequent contact with asbestos dust on a daily basis in their careers.

However it is also believed that highly concentrated short term exposure can also lead to health problems. Therefore people working in almost any field could have been exposed to it and if proper safety precautions were not taken by the employer those individuals would be at more risk.

What are my best Legal Options

Many people with either a confirmed diagnosis of mesothelioma or those who suspect other injuries due to asbestos exposure are rightly concerned with finding answers and holding those responsible accountable. We can help bring you justice, compensation and peace of mind.

Most mesothelioma cancer cases from asbestos exposure are the result of employer negligence or of a manufacturing company’s failure to warn of possible exposure risks to the product it made. If you believe that you or someone you love have been harmed due to asbestos exposure there are a few options available to you to take legal action and seek compensation from the people that exposed you.

Workers Compensation
Like many work related injuries workers compensation is always an option however these systems can be difficult to navigate, and many workers’ comp claims result in minimal amounts of financial help. Also, because most people receive late in life diagnoses regarding mesothelioma cancer the time frame to collect workers comp may have passed as well.

Personal Injury Claims
A Mesothelioma personal injury lawsuit gives you the opportunity to hold employers accountable for the harm and injury caused to you from negligent asbestos exposure. Compensation from these claims could you help you recover money for medical treatments, lost income, travel expenses, and other related costs.

Mesothelioma asbestos personal injury claims can be a complicated process and it is important, that should you choose to move forward with legal action, you find yourself an attorney with an expertise in this field (asbestos-related lawsuits)

How Can I Take Action?

Before taking action it is important to be aware that every state in America has its own time frame (statute of limitations) for filing a mesothelioma personal injury claim. That is why it is best to begin the lawsuit process soon after a mesothelioma diagnosis before this deadline expires.

The statute of limitations on asbestos claims starts on the date of diagnosis for a personal injury lawsuit. Time frames vary by state but typically range from one to three years or more.

To take action contact us today by filling out this short form. We can get your started quickly and easily. We will provide you with a free consultation answering any questions you may have and tell you the best way to move forward in seeking justice and gaining compensation.

What Do I Need to Get Started?

In order to get started we only need 2 few things from you.
  • Medical Records of the mesothelioma diagnosis.
  • Employment records along with any detailed descriptions and testimony about the asbestos exposure from friends, family, former co-workers.

After receiving this information our team members will reach out to you to review all relevant information with you. We will then be able to refer you to a specialized legal team with expertise in the needs of your specific case that will help you receive justice and compensation.

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