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Mesothelioma Lawsuits

The dangers of asbestos exposure have been known for decades and thousands of cases against asbestos manufacturers have been filed since the 1960s.

One of the primary consequences of long-term asbestos exposure is a deadly disease known as mesothelioma. Because asbestos exposure often doesn’t result in significant illness until decades after initial exposure, more than 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma are being diagnosed each year.

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma after asbestos exposure, even if that exposure occurred decades ago, you could be entitled to compensation to cover your treatment, lost wages and much more. Families of the victims of mesothelioma can also initiate lawsuits.

What is Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a rare and very aggressive form of cancer that adversely affects the lining of the lungs. The vast majority of mesothelioma diagnoses are the result of exposure to asbestos, most commonly due to the patient’s occupation.

Widely used in a variety of industries up until the 1970s, asbestos most often affects workers in industries where asbestos was widely used. These occupations include miners, ship builders, factory workers, railroad workers, construction workers and automotive mechanics.

Members of the US Navy were often exposed to asbestos since it was widely used in naval ships from 1920 through the 1970s.

Mesothelioma Symptoms

Many cases of mesothelioma are not diagnosed until the disease has progressed to its later stages because early symptoms often seem minor or insignificant. In addition the symptoms of mesothelioma often mimic symptoms of other conditions or diseases.

Some symptoms of mesothelioma include:

  • Chest and Lower Back Pain
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Coughing/Coughing up Blood
  • Weight Loss
  • Muscle Weakness and Sensory Loss
  • Swelling of the Face and Arms
  • Hoarseness

Mesothelioma Lawsuits

Thousands of lawsuits have been filed against asbestos manufacturers since the early 1960s. These lawsuits have established a clear connection between mesothelioma and asbestos exposure and blamed asbestos manufacturers for acting with malice by willfully withholding information about the deadly consequences associated with asbestos, endangering the safety of workers.

Plaintiffs also sued other companies who failed to protect workers from exposure to asbestos resulting in diseases and conditions that were completely preventable.

Former members of the US military and family members of those who served have also filed mesothelioma lawsuits, due to their exposure to asbestos and the diagnosis of mesothelioma that resulted from their service in the Navy and other branches of the US military.

As many as 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma are emerging each year, even though the last serious exposure to asbestos likely happened many decades ago.


What You Can Do Now

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma as a result of your exposure to asbestos, you could be eligible for compensation from negligent companies who have set aside large funds to compensate affected workers.

Please note that current or pending asbestos legislation could limit or even take away your rights to receive compensation for asbestos-related injury. We urge you to act now to preserve your rights!

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