Mesothelioma, is a life-threatening disease that can affect the lungs, abdomen, and several other major organs, has been linked to prolonged exposure to asbestos. Asbestos is a microscopic and naturally-occurring mineral that lodges in the pleural lining of the lungs and the peritoneal lining of the abdominal cavity. In most cases, several years will pass (up to 60) before mesothelioma develops in those who have been exposed. It is common for mesothelioma victims to have been exposed to asbestos while working at a job site that used asbestos-containing materials (ACMs). In many cases, the manufacturers of asbestos and ACMs knew of the hidden dangers and risks of asbestos, yet failed to inform the public, as asbestos was an extremely profitable mineral. Because of the hinderance of information, workers who developed health issues from asbestos exposure may be eligible for financial compensation to cover expenses such as lost wages, medical bills, emotional suffering, physical pain, and more.
If you suffer from an asbestos-related disease, you may be eligible for compensation. Currently, there is over $30 billion in asbestos trust funds, set up for those who have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness.
Jack Shrader is an attorney who has the understanding of asbestos exposure and diseases and the impact on those living with mesothelioma not only for the victims, but to their loved ones as well. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, call today to explore your legal rights regarding a potential asbestos exposure claim.