Why File a Lawsuit for Mesothelioma Recovery?

Why File a Lawsuit for Mesothelioma Recovery?

As early as the 1930s, the toxic hazards of asbestos were already well-known, yet many companies continue to use it throughout much of the 20th century. In other words, profits were considered more important than the health and lives of the general public, and indeed, those companies’ own employees.

Now, often decades after the exposure, many people who were exposed to asbestos are suffering from a rare form of cancer known as malignant mesothelioma that can damage or destroy the outer linings of the lungs, the abdominal cavity, or even the pericardium, the sac that surrounds the heart. The connection between that exposure and the disease is considered to be indisputable.

Because the initial symptoms – shortness of breath, chest pain, and persistent cough – mimic so many other diseases and disorders, this cancer is often not detected until it is completely untreatable. Even worse, even with radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and even surgery, the prognosis is usually, terminal. Most victims die one or two years after diagnosis.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with this dread disease that was most assuredly caused by unnecessary exposure caused by a negligent company, you can gain some measure of satisfaction and closure by pursuing your legal options. If you work with an attorney that specializes in mesothelioma recovery litigation, there are a number of positives that you will gain.

Justice

Approximately 10,000 Americans die every year due to various forms of this disease. Because the hazards were known and the exposure was preventable, this is YOUR chance to hold the offending companies accountable for both their deceptive actions and their negligent inactions. This is YOUR chance to bring to light the shameful and harmful practices of greedy corporations.

Taking these companies to court is also the way to prevent this tragedy from ever happening to another family. It is an opportunity to make the pain, the suffering, and the loss actually mean something.

Financial Recovery

No meaningful dollar value can be placed on a human life, and no amount of money can fully compensate the family when they lose one of their loved ones to such a terrible malady. But monetary damages hit companies where it hurts them most, and the monies granted can do some good on behalf of the victim – security for their families, college educations for their children, payment of expensive medical bills, and so on.

One of the biggest regrets of victims is the thought that they were a burden or because of any hardships that their family had to face. Significant recovery can allay many of those regrets.

There Is No Risk

Many people are afraid to take on these large corporations, because they know that the bigger the company is, the more resources it has available, and therefore, the better legal defense it can afford. They worry that there is no way for the “little guy” to win. After all, who has that kind of money?

A lawyer specializing in recovery for these types of cases typically works on a “contingency basis”. This means, after hearing your story, they put a case together and work on your behalf, with no money upfront. If your case is successful, they receive a portion of the award or settlement. In other words, they do not receive a dime until you receive justice.

If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos and has since been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you owe it to yourself and to your family contact one of these legal specialists today.