Legal representation for victims of cancer from asbestos and their families
Asbestos has been a highly desirable construction material, both for its strength and for its heat-resistant qualities. Unfortunately, the same qualities that make it so sought after also make it deadly for those who work with it.
Asbestos exposure has been found to cause a number of different cancers in the recent years, and the most widespread of them all is mesothelioma. A mesothelioma diagnosis can be devastating for an entire family structure. It is difficult to treat and expensive to fight. This is where a workers’ compensation law firm can help.
Most people who are diagnosed with this preventable form of cancer can attribute the diagnosis to some form of long-term asbestos exposure in their careers. This tragic occupational disease is usually caused by a prior employer’s failure to provide the proper personal protective equipment on the job. If you or a loved one have been devastated by a mesothelioma diagnosis, you need an injury lawyer who will fight for you.
The mesothelioma lawyers at the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, understand the confusion and anger that comes along with this disease. We can help you get the financial compensation necessary for the medical treatment you so desperately need.
Are certain industry workers more prone to a mesothelioma diagnosis?
There were a huge number of industries that were utilizing asbestos during the height of its popularity before its use began to decline in the 1970s. If the industry was not utilizing it, they were manufacturing with it. Some of the most common industries or uses for asbestos include:
Asbestos was so sought after because of its many uses. Unfortunately, large companies placed profits ahead of public safety. Now many previous employees are paying a very high price. Many of these companies were aware of the dangers of asbestos exposure, so there is no legitimate excuse for their actions.
Does a mesothelioma diagnosis always come from asbestos exposure?
While studies are still being done, the answer is yes, asbestos exposure causes mesothelioma cancer. When asbestos is disturbed, it releases microscopic particles that can linger in the air for days. It settles on clothing and anything else in the room. Unfortunately, unsuspecting workers breath in the air and many of those microscopic particles later attack the lungs and abdomen.
How long after asbestos exposure does mesothelioma manifest itself?
Every single case is different. However, the time between asbestos exposure and the appearance of symptoms can range. This length of time can be anywhere from twelve to fifty years, so someone may be diagnosed with the tragic disease of mesothelioma after working with asbestos some thirty years ago.
Is mesothelioma preventable?
Yes, mesothelioma is a completely preventable form of cancer, which is one of the reasons why a diagnosis is so tragic. Mesothelioma cancer comes directly from asbestos exposure, and that exposure does not have to be extreme.
How much asbestos exposure is necessary to develop mesothelioma?
It was originally thought that it took long-term asbestos exposure for victims to develop mesothelioma or other deadly diseases. Now we know that even low and moderate exposure can be toxic. Since the length of time it takes to develop symptoms is so long, it can be hard to determine how much exposure an individual actually experienced.
There is so much help for mesothelioma victims, why should I file a lawsuit?
Unfortunately, the answer is pretty simple. Most of these large companies and corporations were aware of the dangers associated with asbestos exposure. There are records and studies dating back to the early 1900’s which proves this. These companies made a very poor financial decision to put increased profits over human life, and that is simply unacceptable. The mesothelioma lawyers at the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, can help you hold these companies responsible for their decision.
It is also important to note how costly treatment is for a disease of this magnitude. A claim can help you get the resources you need for treatment after a mesothelioma diagnosis.
Are these companies still in business today?
Yes, many of them are, and they are still very profitable. Most of them have either changed the products they use or taken the proper precautions, but many of them are still in business. They are not always happy to step up and take responsibility for what they have done, but the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, can help you hold them accountable.
Does the law limit my time to seek financial compensation?
Yes, it does, and the clock usually starts ticking with a mesothelioma diagnosis, so you must act swiftly. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma because of work-related exposure to asbestos, call the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, today.
We will help ensure that all documents are filed properly, all time constraints are met, and your rights are preserved.
Contact us for help with your mesothelioma claim
A mesothelioma diagnosis can be devastating, to say the least. Treatment is costly and the disease is hard to fight. It takes a physical toll on your body, a financial toll on your bank account, and an emotional toll on your family. Mesothelioma is not an accidental disease that manifests through some unknown source. Companies that worked with asbestos knew the dangers and chose to sweep it under the rug.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, call the Law Offices of Michael S. Lamonsoff, PLLC, today. Our knowledgeable attorneys take a comprehensive approach that will help maximize your claim and get you the financial compensation that you are entitled to. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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