Mesothelioma is a rare form of deadly disease that forms in the linings of the chest, heart, lungs and abdomen. Caused by exposure to asbestos, a naturally occurring mineral which were mostly used in manufacturing plants, industries, shipyards and factories.
Mesothelioma takes around 10 to 50 years to develop after being exposed to asbestos. The most common form of this disease is lung mesothelioma, also known as pleural mesothelioma. Asbestos fibers inhaled in the lining of abdomen, results in Peritoneal Mesothelioma. Sometimes asbestos fibers can get trapped in the lining around the heart cavity, called Pericardial Mesothelioma.
Unfortunately, mesothelioma has a very poor diagnosis and no known cure. Every year in the United States 2800-3000 new cases are diagnosed. Even after the asbestos exposure ends, the risk of developing mesothelioma does not reduce over time.
Time Period to develop Mesothelioma after Asbestos Exposure
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Best tips for choosing an Experienced Mesothelioma Lawyer
There are lot of mesothelioma law firms but to choose the right one is a difficult task.
Recognized Law Firms make the asbestos litigation process easy and transparent. They help you determine your legal options and work hard on your behalf to make sure you receive the maximum possible settlement.
Attorneys are National Law Firm are licensed in every state. Qualified lawyers file your case in an area where they trust you will get the highest level of settlement, instead of just filing your case where you live. Asbestos lawsuit is complex. Only experienced mesothelioma lawyers have the resources to go through the entire legal process.
Every case is unique, your lawyer will let you know the legal options available for your case and determine how much money you can get.
Understanding and Kind-heartedness
An asbestos attorney must understand your situation and should be kind during the difficult time you and your family is facing. The right mesothelioma lawyers will travel to meet you for gathering information on your case. They work hard on your behalf so that you don’t have to go to court unless it is required.
Knowledgeable and A Good Communicator
Asbestos attorneys are aware about the companies that used asbestos. They have the details of the job sites that used this toxic mineral and are responsible for this asbestos exposure. Determining how long and where you were exposed to asbestos is an important step in winning the case.
Your attorney should be the one with whom you feel comfortable to talk to, good at evaluating your case and timely reply to your queries.
Proven Track Record
Look for attorneys with highest winning track record of asbestos lawsuits and large settlements. Experienced lawyers know the top authorities for filing claims and are very well familiar with the process of asbestos trust fund claims.
No Upfront Cost
Go for a law firm that works on a contingency fee model. This means you don’t have to pay anything until and unless you receive money. Your lawyer gets a certain percentage of money from the compensation received by you. This forces attorneys to get you the highest possible amount of compensation.
Who Are at the Risk of Developing Mesothelioma?
People whose lives were exposed or altered by asbestos will develop mesothelioma. More than one million workers get exposed to asbestos on the job sites like manufacturing, construction, coal mining and other industries. Some are family members of mesothelioma victims, and some are veterans who come across asbestos while serving in the military.
Though asbestos use in the U.S. has banned currently, but asbestos still exists in old buildings, schools and homes. People like miners, factory workers, ship builders, plumbers and construction workers face significant exposure.
The corrosion resistance power of asbestos and high temperatures made asbestos an ideal material for shipbuilding industry.
Asbestos products were widely used in the military for its qualities of insulation and fire proofing. Asbestos could be found in the floors, pipes and wall insulation. Veterans are at significant risk of asbestos exposure.
Power and Manufacturing Plants
Asbestos produce strong heat and is used in power and manufacturing plants like boilers, turbines, automobiles and pipes. Its use protects the machinery and make automobiles run smoothly. Asbestos smashed with time, putting workers and their families at risk of asbestos exposure.
Due to its heat resistance property, asbestos was good option for protecting machinery in metal mining industry.