Mesothelioma is an incurable cancer caused by asbestos exposure. Many of those who are diagnosed with the disease are exposed during long days working at the factory, shipyard, or other jobsite. After breathing in dangerous asbestos fibers which can become trapped in the lungs and other areas within the body, different forms of mesothelioma can evolve over time. Victims are often diagnosed ten to fifty years after their initial exposure — sometimes long after retirement.
Have you ever thought about how you would deal with a disease that has been developing in your body for so long? Working toward retirement and a pension in exchange for asbestos exposure and a mesothelioma diagnosis is not the agreement that workers and employers came to at the time of hire, yet it seems to be more common that retired trade workers are diagnosed with asbestos-related diseases.
For many mesothelioma patients, life expectancy drops to an average of one to two years after diagnosis. Both patients and family members become desperate for time to spend with their loved ones, money for medical bills, and a cure for their grief. Many victims and their families want to be compensated for their losses by those responsible for them.
Asbestos companies knew of the dangers of asbestos well before the EPA announced the intention to ban the substance across the United States, and knowingly allowed their products to be handled by workers without proper warning or training. Wouldn’t you want the employers and asbestos companies responsible for your exposure and illness to be held accountable for their actions? Many mesothelioma victims do.
Contact a Brayton Purcell mesothelioma attorney today. Because of our extensive experience with asbestos litigation, we can effectively manage your mesothelioma case from start to finish. Choosing the right mesothelioma attorney can help you recover necessary damages from those responsible for your asbestos-related disease.
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