Since the 1920’s people have been aware of the affects brought on by asbestos even though use of asbestos dates back 4,500 years ago.
The asbestos related disease Mesothelioma is almost always, in the United States, caused by exposure to asbestos. Although it may be as long as 40 years between when a person is exposed, and Mesothelioma is diagnosed, making a recovery for asbestos related exposure is still very much possible. In men over 50 years of age, one in every 125 deaths results from exposure to asbestos. Many of the manufacturers of asbestos have set aside trust funds for the payment of claims.
How do I know if I have a claim or lawsuit?
If you have a diagnosis of Mesothelioma or Asbestosis or your doctor says you have an asbestos related illness, do not wait. It is important to contact a lawyer right away. Many victims become concerned about what proof they may or may not have regarding where they were exposed. Don’t let that stop you from contacting us. Determining where and how you were exposed requires legal assistance in many cases.
What are Asbestos-related diseases?
Asbestos-related diseases most commonly include mesothelioma (a cancer of the lining of the bodily tissues, including the pleura and peritoneum), lung cancer (a cancer arising in the lung tissue), and asbestosis (scarring of the interstitial lung tissue that meets the medical standard for this disease). Analysts have estimated that the total costs of asbestos litigation in the U.S. alone will eventually reach $200 to $275 billion.
Why Asbestos lawsuits are different than other Personal Injury Cases.
Much of the details remain the same, meaning, throughout the years, lawsuits have involved the same jobsites, the same suppliers, the same materials and so on. It can be easier to figure out the what, where and when of an asbestos case. “We had a client who came to us with an asbestos-related disease from working in the construction industry for decades. He did not know which job site was responsible for his illness, nor did he know what the cause was. Within 15 minutes of speaking to him, we were able to pinpoint both,” says Thomas Davis, Personal Injury and Managing Partner at SRDD Law.
Important steps if you have been affected by an asbestos related disease.
If you or your family member has been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, contact us immediately for consultation. Unlike the big law firms that advertise on TV, our firm is local, knowledgeable and won’t treat you like a case number. A diagnosis of an asbestos related disease is devastating. You and your family need lawyers in your community who you can trust. Call us today at 845-298-2000 or contact us here.