Exposure to asbestos-containing products has been linked to an increased risk of mesothelioma cancer and other deadly diseases. Individuals who were exposed to asbestos on the job or at other sites may wish to speak with a mesothelioma lawyer in order to determine whether they may qualify to file a lawsuit.
According to documents discovered by lawyers representing asbestos exposure victims, companies that manufactured asbestos products were aware for decades of the link between asbestos and a number of potentially deadly diseases, including mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis and other conditions. Despite this knowledge, these companies failed to properly warn workers about the hazards associated with working with asbestos products, placing the health of thousands of individuals in potential jeopardy.
If you believe that you were exposed to asbestos in the workplace, you may be eligible to receive asbestos testing at no out of pocket expense in order to check for signs of mesothelioma or other asbestos-related diseases. In the event of a positive diagnosis, a mesothelioma lawyer will then work with you to examine your work history and gather evidence that could prove that you were wrongfully exposed to asbestos.
Since the first mesothelioma lawsuits were filed decades ago, hundreds of thousands of individuals have spoken with attorneys to help determine whether they may be victims of asbestos exposure. Because of the decades that can elapse between exposure and diagnosis with an asbestos-related disease, the assistance of an experienced lawyer can be essential in order to gather the evidence necessary to prove your case.
If you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos disease, contact the lawyers at Hissey Kientz, LLP for a free legal consultation. You can reach us by calling toll-free at 1-866-275-4454, or by filling out the free case evaluation form located on this page.