Mesothelioma is a rare cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was used in a number of different industrial insulation materials. Asbestos was found to be toxic only after it had been used for decades in many different industries including shipyards, power plants, factories, and other industries, making many people sick. Mesothelioma is considered the most serious health condition caused by asbestos exposure. It is an aggressive cancer that has no known cure.
Many of those diagnosed with mesothelioma have filed class action suits against asbestos manufacturers to collect compensation for their illness. This is because it has been proven that many asbestos manufacturers knew of the dangers of asbestos and continued to expose employees and their families to the harmful materials which would eventually make them ill. Victims of asbestos exposure now have a right to compensation if they were wrongfully exposed. This compensation is important, as it allows families to be provided for.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and believe you may be entitled to damages for you injuries, we urge you to complete the brief contact form on this page. We’ll send you a complimentary mesothelioma and asbestos information packet, detailing new treatments for mesothelioma as well as possible legal options.
Statutes of Limitation
Within the United States, many states currently have statutes of limitation in place regulating how much time can elapse before personal injury suit can be brought against an asbestos manufacturer for injuries or wrongful death. Consult our state-by-state index to learn more about asbestos exposure and mesothelioma in your state.
Asbestos is now regulated by federal and state governments, as well as agencies such as the Environmental Protection Agency and the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Asbestos however, can still be found in nearly 80% of homes and other buildings built prior to 1980. Asbestos can only be removed from these structures by licensed asbestos abatement contractors who are familiar with proper removal and disposal procedures.
Last modified: February 15, 2010.