Each year in the U. S. more than 10,000 Americans will be diagnosed with an asbestos related disease. 1 in 125 U. S. males over the age of 50 and 1 in 3 U. S. Veterans will be diagnosed with Mesothelioma or an asbestos-related disease in their lifetime. Over the past 40 years more than 6000 asbestos companies and manufacturers have been named in asbestos lawsuits.
People suffering from mesothelioma cancer almost always have experienced exposure to asbestos decades prior to being diagnosed. In many cases, the exposure to asbestos occurred in the workplace. Workers such as shipyard workers, power plant workers, oil refinery workers, mechanics, construction workers, electricians, carpenters, plumbers, sheet metal workers and boilermakers worked with or near asbestos containing products. Asbestos was used in thousands of products because it is strong, flexible and heat resistant. Some asbestos products are: insulation, tiles, adhesives, cement, brakes, clutches, gaskets, pipe covering, pipe insulation and cement wallboard.
Asbestos–related diseases such as Mesothelioma cancer can settle in the seven figure range. Asbestos-related diseases and Mesothelioma cancer cases can often be long and upsetting and can last 1-3 years in U. S. Court system. Many asbestos manufacturers and companies have filed for bankruptcy protection and there is currently more than 30 billion in bankruptcy trust funds set aside for people who are diagnosed with asbestos-related diseases.
We are currently evaluating Mesothelioma cancer claims in Pennsylvania and throughout the U. S. Victims of asbestos exposure, Mesothelioma cancer, and other asbestos-related disease have the right to seek compensation for their injuries, damages, loss of wages, and medical expenses. Our Mesothelioma disease lawyers handle all types of asbestos-related cancer diagnosed claims.