Mesothelioma, asbestosis, cancer, and other illnesses caused by asbestos exposure
Asbestos was widely used in the United States for the manufacturing of parts in aircraft and automobile plants, shipyards, railroads, and other similar environments, with little or no regulation until the late 1970s. Commonly, workers with prolonged exposure to asbestos are at high risk for developing asbestos-related lung diseases, including mesothelioma and lung cancer. Sometimes, family members of these workers can also be at risk because they breathed the asbestos fibers transported home by the workers. But asbestos-related illnesses can take as many as 50 years to manifest symptoms and can be difficult to diagnose. And unfortunately, mesothelioma is incurable.
Because of its wide use in this country and the long period of time for resultant diseases to show symptoms, proving the source of a person’s asbestos-related lung illness can be difficult, particularly if the worker was exposed to multiple types of asbestos throughout his or her life. Other factors, such as smoking, can make identifying the cause of a person’s lung illness even more complicated. And manufacturers that used asbestos have become adept at defending claims against them by requiring proof that their specific product and nothing else caused a person’s illness. Only an attorney who is experienced with handling asbestos exposure claims knows what evidence to gather and how to present a case for recovery.
At NB&W, we have over 100 years of combined legal experience in handling personal injury cases, including representing victims of asbestos exposure. We are familiar with the laws involved in such cases, including negligence, product liability, and wrongful death, and we know how to deal with major corporations who want to put money over people’s lives.
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