Mesothelioma lawyers are attorneys who specialize in tort litigation of asbestos cases and related personal injury areas. Asbestos is a natural mineral that was used heavily in industrial insulation and other compounds throughout the 20th century. Asbestos was used in thousands of these products that men and women engaged with and used daily. Unfortunately, for as useful as asbestos proved to, be it was equally as dangerous. Asbestos products could be found nearly anywhere, but were most common in naval shipyards, power plants, metal works factories, and other heavy industries.
Beginning in the late 1970's, documents began to surface among asbestos manufacturers indicating that these corporations were fully aware of the hazards of asbestos exposure. And yet, they continued to produce the materials, endangering hundreds of thousands of people who worked with and unknowingly inhaled the material on a daily basis.
Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that affects the lining of the lungs and abdomen. Mesothelioma is known only to be caused by asbestos exposure, the fibers of which cause a harmful inflammation in the internal tissue of the body, which eventually can be life threatening. Mesothelioma has a great deal of latency associated with it, meaning symptoms of the disease may not surface until up to 60 years after exposure to asbestos. Mesothelioma is an aggressive malignancy, for which there is no known cure at this time.
Mesothelioma lawyers assist victims of asbestos exposure and their families obtain financial damages from asbestos manufacturers for their exposure and related injuries. Asbestos has been known to cause mesothelioma but also is associated with the development of respiratory disorders like asbestosis and other breathing difficulty. Those who suffer from asbestos related injuries or mesothelioma deserve these damages, as their lives have been forever changed by the asbestos companies who profited from their labor.
Given the amount of affected individuals, many asbestos manufacturers have either gone into bankruptcy or formed trust funds to pay out asbestos injury damages. Mesothelioma lawyers will help you determine where you were exposed and which manufacturer or manufacturers of asbestos products was potentially involved. Attorneys will then advise their clients on the guidelines of filing a case within their state of residence and work closely with the victim and their family until they obtain their damages.
If you or a loved one has been affected by asbestos exposure and would like the help of a mesothelioma lawyer in obtaining the compensation you deserve, please fill out the brief form on this page to receive a comprehensive mesothelioma and asbestos exposure information packet, delivered to your door free of charge.
Last modified: December 27, 2010.