Exposure to asbestos is the most well known trigger for mesothelioma. Every year hundreds, if not thousands, of people die from mesothelioma, asbestos lung cancer, and other asbestos related diseases.
If you or a loved one was exposed to asbestos and were diagnosed with mesothelioma; lung cancer; cancer in the lining of the lungs, abdomen or chest cavity; or suffered some other illness from asbestos exposure, you may be eligible for compensation for negligent asbestos exposure caused by a former employer or other company.
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Mesothelioma Cancer Asbestos Overview
Although asbestos lung cancer is rare, a study published in the British Journal of Cancer concluded that asbestos killed twice as many people through lung cancer than through mesothelioma. Most people have heard about mesothelioma lawsuits, mesothelioma settlements and mesothelioma class action lawsuits while watching television, listening to the radio, or surfing the internet, but few understand how prevalent asbestos usage was prior to 1990 and that thousands of people are diagnosed with mesothelioma every year. In fact, in the U.S. some products still contain trace amounts of asbestos. Even though asbestos has been largely phased out of building materials it’s still possible to be exposed to the deadly mineral and be diagnosed with mesothelioma and other asbestos related illness.
Asbestos lawsuits and asbestos class action lawsuits are litigated around the country as families of mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer victims fight to claim their portion of mesothelioma compensation funds. There’s still millions of dollars available in asbestos disease funds. It’s important to note that family members of workers exposed to asbestos may also be diagnosed with mesothelioma or asbestos lung cancer even though they never handled or worked with asbestos. Most cases of lung cancer in asbestos workers occur at least 15 years after the initial exposure. These family members are also participating in mesothelioma class action lawsuits, filing individual asbestos lawsuits, and being awarded portions of asbestos compensation funds.
Mesothelioma Asbestos Lawsuit Information
It’s estimated that 100,000 people have died, or will die, from mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos in shipyards. The 100,000 deaths expected from mesothelioma and asbestos related diseases does not include construction workers, asbestos miners, or the millions of people exposed to asbestos in their homes or workplace. Thousands of mesothelioma lawsuits have been filed by those who work in buildings built as late as the year 2000 which have asbestos in the walls, paint, and other areas office workers frequent.
Exposure to asbestos has been shown to cause lung cancer, including cancer in the lining of the lungs, chest cavity, and abdomen. Mesothelioma and lung cancer are similar in that they can take decades to develop but only months to spread to other organs. In general, it can take between 15 and 35 years after asbestos exposure for a person to be diagnosed with lung cancer. Asbestos workers who also smoke are at an even greater risk of lung cancer. Research shows that the risk for asbestos lung cancer increases by as much as 4 percent with each year of asbestos exposure, and that the concentration of asbestos fibers plays a role in the risk of developing lung cancer.
Mesothelioma class action lawsuits have been filed multiple times in the past few decades as the far reaching consequences of asbestos exposure have been revealed. Doctors are diagnosing patients with asbestos related illnesses like mesothelioma and lung cancer each year.
If you or a loved one experienced one or more of the asbestos related diseases listed below, asbestos injury consultants would like to speak with you to determine if you are due compensation for your injuries. Have you or a loved one experienced one or more of the asbestos diseases listed below?
- Lung cancer
- Cancer in the lung linings
- Cancer in the abdomen linings
- Cancer in the chest cavity
If you or a loved one has experienced any of the asbestos or mesothelioma symptoms listed above our mesothelioma compensation consultants want to speak with you to help you determine the best course of action. It’s important that those impacted by asbestos related diseases speak with a mesothelioma compensation consultant now to determine if they have a claim.
Thousands of people are dying every year of asbestos related diseases. The families of asbestos victims may be impacted by mesothelioma class action lawsuits being litigated in federal court. It’s critical that anyone who was exposed to asbestos and was diagnosed with an asbestos symptom like mesothelioma, lung cancer, and other asbestos related diseases speak with a mesothelioma settlement specialist now.
Mesothelioma lawsuits are being filed around the country. The manufacturers of building materials and supplies containing asbestos may be preparing to settle, or already have settled, thousands of asbestos disease and mesothelioma lawsuits. Mesothelioma class action lawsuit settlements have resulted in thousands of dollars for affected Americans. If those same people opted to file individual mesothelioma lawsuits they may be able to claim millions of dollars set aside for asbestos victims to help pay for their medical treatment and time away from work.
In addition, spouses of those afflicted with asbestos related disease like mesothelioma may be able to sue for “loss of consortium” which roughly translates to the loss of intimacy with their spouse due to mesothelioma, lung cancer, or other asbestos related disease.
Recent mesothelioma lawsuits listed spouses of asbestos victims as co-plaintiffs which may increase the award or settlement if they win their case. Remember, speaking with an asbestos settlement specialist is always free. There’s no cost or obligation to speak with a mesothelioma consultant to see if you qualify for compensation.
If you or a loved one had an asbestos related symptom like mesothelioma, lung cancer, and other asbestos related diseases, attorneys who specialize in Mesothelioma and asbestos lawsuits are waiting to speak with you now. Fill out the form on this page now or call 1-(855)-JONES-LAW (1-855-566-3752) for a FREE case evaluation.
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In general, Mesothelioma Asbestos lawsuits are filed individually by each plaintiff and are not class actions. After you fill out the form, the attorneys who work with Top Class Actions will contact you if you qualify to let you know if an individual lawsuit or class action lawsuit is best for you.
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