From 1940 to 1970, approximately 27.5 million people were potentially exposed to asbestos at work. In many cases, companies intentionally withheld the dangers of exposure from unsuspecting workers. Thousands of unsuspecting workers were exposed daily to this dangerous carcinogen as they worked in factories, mills, railroads and other industrial occupations, often bringing fibers home and unknowingly exposing their family to household exposure. For decades, manufacturers chose profit over people’s health by continuing to manufacture, distribute and supply asbestos-containing products. Exposure is strongly associated with several potentially fatal illnesses, the most serious of which is malignant mesothelioma. Mesothelioma cases come with complications unique to the disease. Because symptoms don’t appear for decades, tracking down the companies responsible for your pain can be difficult. Mesothelioma attorneys at The Carlson Law Firm understand how these cases work and how to pursue the right parties for compensation.
here is no magic number when it comes to exposure. However, research shows that prolonged or consistent exposure to the toxic substance may lead to mesothelioma.
No, unfortunately, there is no way to treat someone already exposed to Asbestos. Fibers are extremely difficult to remove from the body and no known medical procedure is available to remedy the situation. The best treatment for exposure is prevention.
The latency period from the time of exposure to time of diagnosis is typically 10 to 50 years. The statue of limitations usually allows between one and six years after the discovery of illness to initiate a claim. This statute of limitations is determined by the state in which you were exposed or live.
You can file a lawsuit for exposure anywhere in the United States. Your attorney can help you best determine the right venue for your claim for a favorable outcome.
Because symptoms don’t appear for decades, tracking down the companies responsible for your pain can be difficult. If a company no longer exists or operates under a different name, filing a lawsuit isn’t impossible—but it isn’t easy for someone who doesn’t have experience developing these cases for trial. Mesothelioma attorneys at The Carlson Law Firm understand how these cases work and how to pursue the right parties for compensation.