You may have hired an attorney to draft a will or handle a traffic ticket, but the stakes rise when your health and your life are at stake. If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, you want a law firm that advocates one hundred percent for you. Your lawyers should be compassionate, experienced, and unafraid to fight for you at a jury trial.
Mesothelioma, a cancer caused by asbestos exposure, most often does not manifest itself for decades after you have been exposed. You need an attorney who understands how and why you can still file a lawsuit decades after your exposure. We know that understanding how to find the right asbestos exposure law firm can be tough, which is why our dedicated team is here to walk you through every step of the process. Call today to get started.
Asbestos occurs naturally in the environment. Uses in the past include fireproofing and strengthening other materials. Although regulations have gradually improved and its use in a few products is banned, thousands of military veterans, construction workers, mine workers, and tradespeople, such as plumbers, have been exposed to asbestos by breathing in the tiny toxic particles.
Mesothelioma is the formation of cancerous tumors in the membranes surrounding the lungs, abdomen, heart, or testes. The tumors form over time, and patients may not be diagnosed for forty,fifty, or more years after exposure. The average age of diagnosis in the U.S. is 65. Other cancers linked to asbestos include lung, laryngeal, colon, gastric, lymphoma, ovarian, and several others.
Non-malignant asbestos diseases can be life-altering and debilitating, requiring a lifetime of medical care. These diseases include asbestosis, pleural plaques thickening and effusions, atelectasis, and pericardia and peritoneal effusions. A skilled attorney can review medical information and suggest a path to recover compensation.
Attorneys must gather the facts of a case before deciding if it is viable. An in-person. Zoom, or telephone, consultation with a personal injury attorney is best to determine if the firm is the right one for an asbestos exposure patient.
Most firms that advertise on television and the internet to mesothelioma patients do not actually handle cases but instead farm them to other law firms, who are often unqualified and/or not established in the jurisdictions in which a lawsuit must be filed. Meeting the attorney who will handle the case will allow a prospective client to ask questions and assess the office atmosphere, as well as to learn how knowledgeable the firm is when it comes to asbestos-related claims.
People should feel that the attorney they are consulting cares about their situation and is passionate about fighting for compensation. Patients face difficult and costly medical procedures and mounting bills, and most mesothelioma patients do not survive past two years after diagnosis. An experienced attorney will offer peace of mind that all legal issues are competently handled when a patient faces challenging times ahead.
If you worked in an industry that exposed you to asbestos or you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer, other cancers, or asbestosis, call us to discuss your future. The wide range of illnesses associated with asbestos causes devastating consequences that will be expensive and stressful. You should be compensated for your losses.
Finding the right asbestos exposure law firm can be difficult, but our team at Brayton Purcell, L.L.P., is here to answer any questions you have. Our seasoned attorneys have handled many thousands of asbestos cases across the country for almost 4 decades and can help you pursue the compensation you need. Reach out today to learn more about what we can do for you.