Mesothelioma attorneys understand asbestos legal issues and the unique challenges asbestos victims face. We offer information on what to expect when working with a mesothelioma lawyer, as well as help finding a qualified mesothelioma attorney for your case. Successful asbestos ligation requires an attorney who understands the many facets of the case, from how people get exposed to asbestos to the state-by-state regulations about filing lawsuits, to the fragile nature of many clients.
Often, people who inquire about an asbestos-related claim are people who are also coping with mesothelioma cancer and all the health issues that go along with treatment. Choosing a lawyer to represent you in depositions and in legal filings can be as important to your family’s future as selecting the right doctor.
What is the Mesothelium?
The mesothelium is the layer of epithelial cells that surround and contain the lungs, heart, and abdomen. It helps protect our internal organs and allows for smooth movement within our chest and abdomen.
What is Mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma is malignant cancer that takes root in the mesothelial cells that line our organs. There is no known cure. The most prominent form is pleural mesothelioma, cancer of the lining of the lungs. The second form is peritoneal mesothelioma, cancer of the lining of the abdomen. Mesothelioma of the lining of the heart and testicles is possible but very rare.
Asbestos is the cause
The debilitating effect of long-term exposure to asbestos is well documented. Besides mesothelioma cancer, multiple chronic respiratory illnesses can be attributed to asbestos exposure, as well as other cancers of the throat, rectum, and colon.
Who’s at fault?
Manufacturers and suppliers knew of the potential health risks of asbestos products for many years but continued to produce and sell them. This makes them directly liable for damages to people who have suffered because of their actions.
You may be eligible for compensation
If you are suffering from mesothelioma cancer, you have an excellent chance of receiving substantial monetary compensation for damages caused by this insidious product. If you are the surviving spouse of a person who has died because of mesothelioma cancer, you are entitled as well. A $30 billion trust fund exists for people suffering from mesothelioma and lung cancer due to long-term asbestos exposure.
Let us be your guide
Coping with mesothelioma cancer and all the health issues that go with it is stressful enough. At Vinson Law, we can help you navigate the legal complexities of seeking a judgment in your favor. We will help provide you with an experienced mesothelioma attorney who knows the legal ins and outs of pursuing successful litigation on your behalf.