Asbestos Compensation Claims
If you have been exposed to asbestos, you may be entitled to compensation for expenses related to this unfair and oftentimes, unlawful exposure. Even if you do not have any of the horrible symptoms and signs of mesothelioma, asbestos related lung disease, and other conditions associated with asbestos exposure, it is important that you make sure you have the compensation you need in the awful event you become ill or unwell in the future.
Exposure to asbestos is known to cause cancer and other damaging and oftentimes deadly diseases. It is the only known risk factor for malignant mesothelioma, a cancer that affects the tissue lining of the lungs or abdomen.
Where People May be Exposed to Asbestos
Approximately 70% of the world has not banned asbestos use even though its harmful effects are widely known. It is used in buildings and products because of its desirable physical properties such as its strength, ability to absorb sound, and its resistance to heat, electricity and fire. In the U.S. people are often exposed to asbestos in the military, on job sites, in older buildings, and from products containing asbestos. People can also be subjected to secondhand exposure such as when someone who works with asbestos unknowingly still has asbestos fibers from work on their clothes or equipment and then “brings” these fibers home with them, accidentally exposing the people they live with.
Asbestos in the United States
Regulations and legislation for asbestos use are set at the state and federal levels. Improper use of asbestos may be addressed through administrative action, litigation and criminal prosecution. When an individual has been unknowingly exposed to asbestos, they may be able to seek compensation via a personal injury civil claim. When more than a few people have been exposed from the same source of asbestos, their claims may be tried as a mass tort, or class action civil lawsuit in a state or federal court.
Asbestos Exposure Claims
If someone is sick or unwell because of asbestos exposure, or if someone has evidence of being exposed to asbestos because of another party’s negligence even though they have none of the awful symptoms of asbestos exposure, they may have a personal injury asbestos exposure claim that they can seek compensation for.
It is important to enlist the help of an attorney who is licensed to represent asbestos exposure victims in the jurisdiction a person’s injury (in this situation, their asbestos exposure) occurred. The reality is that a majority of asbestos exposure claims settle before they reach the trial phase of a lawsuit but in the event your case does have to be litigated in court, you want to be sure that your attorney is qualified to do so.
Compensation for Asbestos Exposure
When someone is exposed to asbestos because of another party’s negligence in the United States, they may be entitled to compensation for expenses related to this unfair exposure.
If you or someone you love is suffering from asbestos exposure, or are worried that they may suffer in the future because of this, it is probably a good time seek help with getting you or your loved one the compensation you and your family deserve.
If asbestos exposure is an unfortunate reality in your life, contact the Best Mesothelioma Lawyer Waco, Texas has to offer, as soon as possible.