Although asbestos exposure has been known to harm your health, many companies have continued to negligently expose their workers for decades. This was more common before strict legislation was put into place from the 1970s to late 1980s. Combined with the fact that mesothelioma can take years to be diagnosed, those 65 years of age or older and military veterans are at the highest risk.
The government recognizes the fatal dangers of asbestos exposure, but legislation came too late for the hundreds of thousands of people across the country who now suffer. As a victim of asbestos exposure and mesothelioma, you or your loved one have the right to sue for compensation.
Being diagnosed with a disease that is related to asbestos exposure is devastating. In a matter of months, the physical condition of you or your loved one can dramatically deteriorate. This makes holding down a job or even performing the simplest of daily tasks impossible. You’ll be overwhelmed with negative emotions, considering that mesothelioma, in particular, is associated with a short life expectancy.
The first thing you may want to do is to seek suitable medical attention and treatments that can improve comfort and lifespan, but these cost money.
You don’t need the additional problem of finding the financial resources to cover the rising cost of your daily expenses and huge medical bills. The financial impact of mesothelioma can be eased with compensation given to you or your loved one by the entity that did this to you.
How you can sue for compensation
Once formally diagnosed with mesthelioma by a certified doctor, you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Find a law firm that is experienced in asbestos litigation and pursuing mesothelioma lawsuits, like Pulaski Law Firm. We have successfully assisted over 1,000 victims of asbestos for over 25 years.
Workplace exposure to asbestos is the most frequently cited cause of mesothelioma. For this reason, there’s a good chance you or your loved one was exposed to asbestos while working. Your lawyer will set you on the right path toward suing the company that did this to you, by compiling the necessary evidence to prove your personal injury case.
Your lawyer will tell you all the documents you need to be presented as evidence in your case. We’ll also tell you what you can expect in the legal process and keep you up to date with all of the developments. We believe that it’s important for you to understand everything that’s going, which is why we always use plain English when communicating with you, not complicated legal jargon.
What if I was exposed at home?
Even if it wasn’t a former workplace, you can still sue if you have a general idea of when you may have been exposed to asbestos. For instance, you may have been the victim of secondhand exposure, caused by your husband unintentionally bringing home asbestos fibers that clung to his clothing from work. In fact, studies have shown that prolonged secondhand exposure can also cause mesothelioma.
What if my loved one has already passed away?
You can still sue the company that is at fault, allowing you to obtain the justice you deserve. If you are suing on behalf of your loved one, who is now deceased, it is considered a wrongful death claim.