Mesothelioma is one of the diseases linked to exposure to asbestos. For years, many businesses knew about the negative health consequences that arise after exposure to asbestos. However, they continued to expose workers (and their families) to this hazard. As a consequence, each year thousands of people are diagnosed with mesothelioma, a deadly cancer affecting the lining of the lungs. If you or your loved ones suffer from the effects of an asbestos-related injury, you may have the right to file a mesothelioma claim.
Asbestos has been one of the most devastating hazards in the workforce in recent history. Asbestos is a naturally occurring mineral that was prominently used throughout the building and manufacturing sectors for much of the 20th century in tiles, insulation, shingles and many other products. When asbestos fibers break down and are inhaled, they become imbedded in the lining of the lungs and cause irritation. Mesothelioma is one of the respiratory diseases that may develop.
Despite evidence about the dangers of asbestos in the early part of the 20th century many corporations failed to warn their workers about the hazards of the material. Therefore many workers in manufacturing and construction trades were exposed to asbestos for many years. Their family members were also exposed to asbestos fibers that came home on their clothes and belongings. However, because mesothelioma is slow to develop, the dangers of asbestos-related illnesses were not widely known until the 1980s. Many states have extended the time victims have to fill a mesothelioma claim against the manufacturers of asbestos-containing products.
Mesothelioma lawsuits require an experienced and professional team. At the Crosley Law Firm, our dedicated mesothelioma attorneys and support staff understand that this devastating cancer harms many families each year.