Asbestos Lawsuits for Mesothelioma and Asbestosis
Most people who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or asbestosis have been exposed to asbestos from a job where they were breathing asbestos fibers.
However, there are also a growing number of cases involving family members and others who have contracted mesothelioma or other asbestos-related ailments through second-hand asbestos exposure. Common industrial fields where workers may be exposed to asbestos and increase the risk of mesothelioma for themselves and loved ones include:
- Factory Workers
- Ship Builders
- Brake Repair Workers
- Construction Workers
- Insulation Manufacturers and Installers
- Asbestos Miners
In recent years, there have also been a growing number of mesothelioma cases caused by second-hand asbestos exposure, where the individual lived with someone who worked around asbestos and may have breathed fibers that were carried home on their clothing or in their hair. This has been found to occur among spouses who washed the workers’ clothes and among children who were held by their father after coming home covered in asbestos fibers.
The asbestos attorneys at Saiontz & Kirk, P.A. review potential injury lawsuits for individuals throughout the United States who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or asbestosis. To review a potential claim for yourself, a friend or family member, request a free consultation.
MESOTHELIOMA FROM EXPOSURE TO ASBESTOS
The lawyers at Saiontz & Kirk are investigating potential claims for individuals throughout the United States who may be entitled to compensation through an asbestos lawsuit as a result of mesothelioma or asbestosis.
It is estimated that approximately 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed each year. Most begin in the chest cavity.
Because the signs of mesothelioma, asbestosis and other asbestos-related diseases often take a long time to manifest, diagnosis of these ailments often comes decades after exposure.
There is no cure for these asbestos exposure injuries and most of those who are diagnosed with mesothelioma from asbestos often only have a prognosis of one to five years after the illness is discovered.
In many cases, industries and employers knew for years that asbestos exposure was dangerous to their workers, but put profits ahead of worker safety and failed to warn them of the dangers of exposure and failed to provide the proper safety equipment.
Many individuals each year are able to obtain an asbestos settlement, as massive jury verdicts have repeatedly been handed down throughout the United States.
Our lawyers can provide a free consultation and claim evaluation to determine what benefits your family may be entitled to for payment of medical costs, lost wages and personal injury damages as a result of injuries from exposure to asbestos. Numerous settlements and financial recoveries have been obtained for asbestos victims and their families nationwide. If you, a friend or family member have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, we can protect your rights and pursue the compensation you may be entitled.
Request a free consultation and claim evaluation. There are no fees or expenses until we secure a recovery.