First, seek legal advice
Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer that is caused by asbestos. In 2009, 600,000 claims were filed for mesothelioma in the United States. It is not one type of person that gets this illness; defendants vary depending on the cause, and the source that encouraged it to develop. They can be anyone from government organizations, asbestos removers, manufacturers, employers, or any person or company that can be traced back to your asbestos exposure.
Keep in mind that 3 years from the date of diagnosis is when you can redress the statute of limitations. This goes for both living victims and loved ones of a deceased victim.
What are your rights as a homeowner?
Not long after the harmful effects of asbestos were discovered, regulations began appearing to limit or discontinue its use. Truthfully, some individuals and companies chose to ignore these regulations, increasing the risk that you and your loved ones would suffer the consequences. Proper care needs to be taken if you are the owner of an older home because asbestos may have been used in the building or repair of your house. You have the opportunity to sue the repair person or company, the builder, even housing inspector and asbestos-remover, if asbestos exposure is found in their work.
Perhaps you did not encounter asbestos exposure in your work or home environment, but it was in a place or facility you visited frequently. Don’t think you are not eligible for compensation until you speak to an attorney. You are still able to retain all the rights mentioned above to pursue legal action.
What are your rights as a worker?
Are you someone that works with asbestos on a day to day basis? Then you’re at a greater risk of asbestos exposure than others. You can still pursue a personal injury or wrongful death suit even though your exposure was a direct or indirect result of your work environment. It’s possible for you to sue your employer, the asbestos manufacturer, asbestos removal company, or anyone else who increased your risk of exposure.
Mesothelioma lawyers are here to help!
Companies often want to deny responsibility for the damage their practice has caused. It is not fair to allow them to get away with what they have done to you or those you care about. If you believe that you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos and suffered its effects, do not wait any longer to contact an attorney. If you would like more information on asbestos or mesothelioma, contact a Boston mesothelioma attorney today.