Asbestos and Mesothelioma Lawsuits
Mesothelioma is a rare, but fatal cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos. While many individuals come into contact with asbestos through the environment, employees who previously worked with the material have the greatest chance of developing this disease. If you believe you have been exposed to asbestos, give us a call today for a free asbestos and mesothelioma consultation. 803.252.4800.
Asbestos litigation involves the exposure of individuals, often in large numbers, to harmful chemical or biological substances. When this exposure results in serious injuries or health problems and you can show that those problems were caused by the negligence or carelessness of others, the law says that those who are injured or suffered the loss of a loved one due to wrongful death are entitled to compensation.
The Challenges of Asbestos Litigation
These types of cases can be extremely complex. There are often multiple parties at fault and any legal claim must consider all avenues of potential liability making it extremely important to select a toxic tort law firm with experience necessary to successfully pursue a claim.
The first stages of mesothelioma are hard to pinpoint. Early symptoms include shortness of breath accompanied by chest pain or abdominal swelling. Once a patient has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, there are three treatment options: Chemotherapy, Surgery, and Radiation. Unfortunately, these treatment options are very expensive. Once you are diagnosed, you need to call a lawyer right away. You could be entitled to workers compensation for past and future medical bills, lost wages, as well as pain and suffering.
Common Asbestos Locations
Companies started using products containing Asbestos primarily between the 1940s and the 1970s. Stores continued to sell asbestos products without warnings up until the 1980s. The Environmental Protection Agency banned its use in 1989.
Asbestos can be found in the following materials:
- Roofing tars, siding, and shingles;
- Countertops and pipes;
- Vinyl floor tiles, sheeting, adhesives;
- Stage curtains and fire blankets;
- Interior fire doors;
- Thermal pipe insulation.
File Your Mesothelioma Lawsuit
The Strom Law Firm, L.L.C. has the financial means and the access to top environmental, chemical, and hazardous waste experts to pursue toxic tort cases vigorously, and our toxic tort lawyers have established a clear track record of successful results. The Strom Law Firm Asbestos Lawyers will fight to help you to receive compensation for medical costs, lost wages, and other damages.