If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, it is highly likely that you contracted the disease because you were exposed to asbestos at work. The disease is caused by asbestos exposure and this durable mineral was used extensively in many industries prior to being banned in the mid-1970s.
While there is no cure for mesothelioma and it often proves to be fatal, victims and their families may be able to file a lawsuit and receive compensation for the physical, financial and emotional impact of this disease.
If you want your case to be successful, you need an experienced Bluffton mesothelioma attorney who knows how conduct an in-depth investigation and aggressively pursue all of the compensation you are entitled.
The Nye Law Group’s Bluffton mesothelioma attorneys have helped many families obtain the compensation they need to preserve their financial stability after a mesothelioma diagnosis. Our clients are entitled to a free initial consultation and they are never charged legal fees unless we are successful.
Call 855-856-4212 today to discuss your claim and find out your legal rights.
Who Was Most Likely Exposed to Asbestos on the Job?
It is tough to get a rough estimate of how many people may have been exposed to asbestos because this durable mineral was commonly used in so many products and industries for many years. However, workers in the following industries were at much greater risk:
- Power plants
- Armed forces
- Commercial product manufacturing
- Car manufacturing
When workers used materials with asbestos, the mineral would often break into pieces and release a dust that workers inhaled into their lungs. Asbestos fibers in the dust are difficult to expel because they get lodged in the lining of the lungs.
Anyone who came into contact with these workers was also at risk for asbestos exposure, because asbestos fibers can be easily transferred through physical contact, breathing or swallowing. For example, if a worker had asbestos fibers on his clothing, skin or hair, those fibers could easily become airborne and be breathed in by someone else.
Companies should have known about the risks of asbestos because there was medical evidence dating back to the 1920s showing that there was a link between mesothelioma and asbestos exposure.
Because of this, victims and their families may be able to file personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits to recover compensation for medical care, funeral expenses, loss of income and other expenses.
Fill out a Free Case Evaluation form or call our Bluffton mesothelioma attorneys at 855-856-4212.
Why You Need a Bluffton Mesothelioma Attorney
One of the toughest aspects of a mesothelioma claim is finding out when and where victims were exposed to asbestos. Most people are diagnosed with mesothelioma decades after they were exposed, and their former employer may have filed for bankruptcy or gone out of business.
Our Bluffton mesothelioma attorneys are skilled investigators who know how to find defunct businesses and companies and uncover their use of asbestos. We are well-educated on the wide variety of materials that used asbestos and which industries used these materials.
The Nye Law Group’s Bluffton mesothelioma attorneys know how to prove that an employer knew that asbestos was being used and that they knew or should have known that this mineral was dangerous.
Your former employer’s legal team will use whatever loopholes they can find to avoid being held responsible for asbestos exposure. However, our Bluffton mesothelioma attorneys have handled many mesothelioma cases and we know how to counter the defense’s strategies for avoiding liability and not paying compensation.
Contact our experienced attorneys today by calling 855-856-4212.
Compensation for Asbestos-Linked Mesothelioma
Victims of asbestos-linked mesothelioma may be able to receive compensation from their former employer’s workers’ compensation policy, but they may struggle to get all of the coverage that they need.
Fortunately, victims and their families have multiple options for recovering the compensation they deserve. A Bluffton mesothelioma attorney can file a workers’ compensation lawsuit to recover damages.
If you are not entitled to workers’ compensation, our attorneys can file a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf to secure compensation for the effects of your diagnosis, financial and otherwise. You could receive compensation for medical expenses and pain and suffering, among other things.
Families who lost a loved one from asbestos-linked mesothelioma may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit to help them recover from the financial and emotional devastation they have experienced. Compensation could include:
- Lost wages
- Loss of companionship
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral expenses
However, you have a limited amount of time after a mesothelioma diagnosis to file a claim. That is why you need to contact our Bluffton mesothelioma attorneys as soon as possible to review your legal options. Our caring attorneys want you to have the maximum compensation that you are entitled.
Call 855-856-4212 to set up your free consultation.