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Mesothelioma is a disease caused by asbestos exposure, although it could take decades after the exposure for symptoms to develop. Many people diagnosed with asbestos were exposed at work, but this can be difficult to prove after the fact. Mesothelioma lawyers know what evidence to look for and how to trace the asbestos exposure back to its source in order to determine the liable party.
If you have mesothelioma or if a loved one was killed by this cancer, you may be entitled to compensation that can help pay for medical bills, pain and suffering, and more.
What is mesothelioma? Asbestos was a common, cost-effective product used in everything from insulation, to car brakes, to piping. Because it’s inexpensive to produce and it’s fire-resistant, many companies used asbestos extensively. However, in more recent years we are realizing the real danger that asbestos presents. Frequent exposure to it has led to one of the most deadly cancers, mesothelioma; a rare lung cancer that is virtually always fatal and painful both for the victim and the victim’s family to watch. Mesothelioma is caused by inhaling or swallowing asbestos, often in a place where the victim lived or worked.
Though the cancer will form quickly in the chest or abdomen, it is difficult to detect. It may take years or even decades to develop symptoms. Many older people are now being diagnosed with mesothelioma due to working with asbestos in their younger years. Victims of mesothelioma may have trouble breathing, chest pain, abdomen swelling, or significant weight loss.
What makes this disease even more painful is the knowledge that many companies knew their workers were being exposed to the dangers, and yet the company did nothing because it was cheaper to do nothing. These companies now have to pay for their inaction. Many victims worked as construction workers, mechanics, insulation workers, U.S. military personnel, or demolition workers. Additionally, many family members of the workers are also being diagnosed because of exposure to a family member’s clothing, skin, and hair.
If you have mesothelioma cancer or if a loved one was killed by mesothelioma, you need a personal injury lawyer that understands the complexities of these types of cases. One who will be aggressive in seeking the compensation that you deserve. Find out more and get the help you need at AskTheLawyers™.
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