Posted on 23rd June, 2021
by Legal Staff
By virtue of the numerous convenient properties it has, such as extreme heat resistance, durability, and inability to conduct electricity, asbestos was extremely popular during the last century.
However, while asbestos companies had been aware of the dangers of exposure since the 1920s, they chose to keep the harrowing diseases exposure to it can result in a secret from workers and the general public until the 1980s, when more and more reputable medical studies highlighting this issue came to light.
As a consequence of the greediness of the asbestos companies, millions of workers and veterans were heavily exposed to this carcinogenic mineral. Nevertheless, because diseases that stem from asbestos exposure take between 20 and 50 years to develop, it was only recently that people with a history of asbestos exposure began receiving terrible diagnoses. Unfortunately, many individuals who come to struggle with diseases caused by occupational or military asbestos exposure find out about their afflictions when it is too late.
The reasons why so many people are diagnosed with terminal lung cancer or mesothelioma as a result of asbestos exposure are numerous and they include the following:
Regardless of the reason why your family member was diagnosed with a late-stage lung disease caused by asbestos exposure, it is important to know that we can help you recover financial compensation on their behalf so that they can afford treatment or palliative care. One of the most essential aspects you should keep in mind if you have a loved one who struggles with a terminal lung disease stemming from asbestos exposure is that you have to seek compensation as soon as possible, as the process of filing a toxic exposure claim is very complex and challenging even for the most experienced attorney.
The first step you have to take if your family member suffers from a terminal lung disease caused by asbestos exposure is to contact our expert team. We will make the process of filing a claim for asbestos exposure considerably easier for you, as our professionals will thoroughly assess your situation to determine whether you are eligible for compensation. The only documents we need from you are the employment or military records of your sick family member, as well as their medical records.
If we come to the conclusion that you are entitled to financial compensation, we will promptly guide you to a lawyer whose primary area of practice is toxic exposure so that they can further aid you with the legal process. The following are usually the next steps of the process of recovering compensation for your loved one:
We cannot stress enough the importance of starting the legal process immediately after your loved one receives their diagnosis, as, regrettably, there is a high chance that they may lose their life in the meantime. Nonetheless, you should know that, if your family member who was injured by asbestos exposure passes away during the legal process, you can step in and continue it on their behalf.
While the sum of money you will receive will be smaller, as you will no longer have to attend to matters such as healthcare and treatment, we strongly encourage you to carry on the legal process, as the compensation you will eventually obtain may help you with the cost of the funeral.
In the regrettable case that you have a family member whose health was severely affected by asbestos exposure, we are here to provide you with quality assistance.
Our team of professionals will carefully assess your case, as we have over 35 years of experience in evaluating personal injury claims, and eventually, let you know with certainty whether you are eligible for compensation.
Because we know how difficult it is to have a very sick family member and to be in urgent need of money, we will strive to make the process as easy as possible for you. Accordingly, we will only need the employment or military records of your loved one and their medical records. Our team will take into account factors such as the severity of their asbestos exposure, the number of companies that exposed them to asbestos, and the severity of their diagnosis.