Asbestos-Related Lawsuits and Costs
If you or any of your loved ones were exposed to asbestos in the past and are now suffering from any of the several terrible diseases caused by that exposure, you may have an excellent chance to seek justice in the form of financial compensation from the company or companies responsible.
There are a number of diseases associated with exposure –
- Asbestosis (severe scarring and inflammation of lung tissue)
- Pleural Effusions (fluid buildups)
- Pleural Plaques (calcified buildups)
- Pleuritis (inflammation caused by fibers)
- Diffuse Pleural Thickening (lesions)
- Atelactasis (an inflammatory condition where scar tissues contract, causing the pleural lining to fold into the lung)
- Malignant Mesothelioma (a type of cancer affecting the lining of the lungs, stomach, heart, or testicles)
- Ovarian Cancer (the link to exposure was established in 2009)
- Laryngeal Cancer
A diagnosis of mesothelioma is especially dire, with a prognosis that is usually less than one year.
Regardless of the stage of your prognosis, or even if you are the surviving spouse of a deceased victim, you have the right, and more importantly, the duty to your family, to file a lawsuit.
There Is NO Obligation
When you seek out the services of a lawyer who specializes in asbestos-related litigation, you get to take it one step at a time. Don’t worry about complicated legalities at this point. Meet with the attorney for a free consultation, and then simply tell that person your story. They have the expertise to decide what type of case that you may be able to bring to court. They can ask the questions to strengthen your story and answer the questions you may have not even thought to ask.
There Is NO Up-Front Cost
If, after the initial consultation, the lawyer decides that you have the workings of a claim, they go immediately to work. Don’t worry about a retainer, because an attorney who specializes in recovery litigation works on a “contingency basis”.
What this means is they work on your behalf without any money out of your pocket. If your case is successful in either way – through a court award or through a settlement that you approve – their fee is deducted as a portion of that settlement. In other words, they do not receive a dime unless you do.
Even in the unlikely scenario that your case is unsuccessful, they do not turn around and bill you for the work that they have done.
There Is NO Added Stress
At times like this, it is very likely that you are already overburdened with stress. Doctors’ visits, mounting medical bills, “bad” health days where you are just not up to getting out and about, trying to make all the necessary arrangements… It seems like you already have enough on your plate.
When you agree to work with a recovery litigation attorney, you are not burdened with having to track down old work or medical records. Your attorney will make everything as smooth as possible so that you can focus on what is most important – spending precious time with your family.
No amount of financial compensation can make up for a catastrophic illness or the loss of a loved one, but what that money can do is take care of your family after you are gone. It can provide for you the peace of mind that comes from knowing that finally, a negligent company has been held accountable.