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.