These cases are often found to arise from a loved one merely hugging their spouse as they walked in the door after a long day at work, riding in the family car that was used for commuting to and from jobsites, and even assisting in doing the laundry of a loved one's work clothing that was covered in asbestos dust
Through our years of pursuing asbestos cases, we have learned that the asbestos industry knew since the 1920s that the fiber they represented to the men and women who have helped build and defend our country was in fact going to cause mesothelioma and other life threatening diseases.
The more a blue collar worker, skilled tradesman, or laborer was exposed to asbestos, the greater likelihood that he or she will contract deadly mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis, or other asbestos-related disease decades later. Specific professions where asbestos exposure is significant, yet often unnoticed, include, but are not limited to:
- Asbestos manufacturers
- Factory workers
- Automobile mechanics
- Drywallers and Plasterers
- Construction workers
- Shipyard workers
- Navy veterans
- Refinery workers
Mesothelioma Claim Lawyers Representing Clients Nationwide
Even after a diagnosis, many people do not know what mesothelioma is, let alone the treatment options that exist. Advances have been made in gene therapy and alternative treatments. Respected doctors and experts at medical centers across the country are continually coming up with the latest treatments, but a cure remains elusive.
Types of mesothelioma include:
At the AV-rated* law office Brayton Purcell, L.L.P., our dedicated attorneys represent hardworking individuals suffering from mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis, and other asbestos-related diseases from inhaling and swallowing asbestos fibers often long ago. We also represent wives and children suffering the effects of secondhand exposure or take-home exposure. These cases are often found to arise from a loved one merely hugging their spouse as they walked in the door after a long day at work, riding in the family car that was used for commuting to and from jobsites, and even assisting in doing the laundry of a loved one's work clothing that was covered in asbestos dust.
With survival rates averaging 18 months following an initial diagnosis, our mesothelioma and asbestos lawyers provide aggressive and compassionate legal help in securing monetary damages from the parties responsible for a serious and deadly illness. While medical options are limited as the disease is without a cure, we pursue compensation, even from negligent companies that have filed for bankruptcy.
Combining the experience of 50 highly skilled lawyers, the dedication of 220 seasoned support personnel and the diligence of an in-house investigative team, the Northern California-based law office of Brayton Purcell, L.L.P., devotes its vast resources to pursuing the best outcome and maximizing compensation for clients from throughout the country. For more information or to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced lawyer regarding secondhand exposure to asbestos, please contact us.
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