Asbestos is the cause. Mesothelioma is the outcome. That’s right; experts say that exposure to asbestos is the only known cause of mesothelioma, a fatal cancer of the lining around the lungs. Other areas of the body also occasionally develop mesothelioma, but the lung version is the most common. And other lung diseases and cancers have also resulted from asbestos exposure. Not surprisingly, workers in environments containing asbestos may become ill with mesothelioma – often decades after initial exposure.
Unlike other workplace injuries, the legal remedy is not normally limited to workers’ compensation. Researchers, government regulators and corporate entities have known of the asbestos-mesothelioma cause-and-effect correlation for decades. In fact, many developed countries have banned the use of asbestos as a result, but the United States has not. Even worse, many employers willingly ignore evidence of the presence of asbestos in areas where they station their workers. Uncovering deception and hazards on the job and elsewhere can lead to a successful injury claim or lawsuit against a company that did people wrong.
To discover whether your mesothelioma diagnosis can be traced to a former workplace or living quarters from your past, turn to an experienced personal injury attorney.Stine & Associates, P.C., provides information and advocacy to Pennsylvania residents and former residents who may have been exposed to asbestos in local workplaces and other sites.
You may think you don’t have a case if your former employer or landlord went out of business long ago. But that is not necessarily true in all such cases. A company that folded may have been bought by another one – and the buyer assumed liability along with profit-making potential.
What if you never worked around asbestos? An investigation may reveal that your father, husband, mother or wife did so – and you were then likely exposed when handling their clothes. This is just one possible answer to the question of how you came into contact with asbestos.
Our founding attorney, Cindy Stine, and the rest of our personal injury team at Stine & Associates, P.C., have helped many clients find sources of compensation after they developed mesothelioma. Despite the discouraging diagnosis, your quality of life can be greatly improved if you have access to quality medical treatment as soon as possible after developing an asbestos-related illness.
You don’t have to just sit back and suffer after being diagnosed with mesothelioma or another illness associated with asbestos exposure. Let us evaluate your case and determine whether you have a viable claim – even if your asbestos exposure happened years ago. If your loved one died of mesothelioma, we might be able to help you file a wrongful death claim after conducting an investigation into your family member’s work history.
We offer compassionate legal assistance on a contingency basis as we have done since 2007. Call 724-837-0160 or email us at Stine & Associates, P.C., to schedule a free consultation with a Philadelphia area mesothelioma lawyer if you may have become ill because of exposure to this hazardous substance.