Goldblatt Singer Knows Mesothelioma Law
Mesothelioma symptoms can be mild and are often overlooked until the cancer is in a late stage. Receiving a diagnosis of mesothelioma often sparks more questions than answers.
Since mesothelioma is usually linked to asbestos exposure, you may be wondering about the laws and your rights. Before you do anything else, here are a few things you should know:
- It doesn’t matter how long it’s been. Mesothelioma often takes decades to develop. It’s not unusual for mesothelioma claims to be made 20 to 50 years after exposure to asbestos.
- You shouldn’t feel guilty about being exposed to something as bad as asbestos. Even though the risks of asbestos exposure were known as early as 1920, many companies continued to manufacture and install asbestos for decades without warning or protecting their employees. You probably were not informed of all the risks.
- It might not have been your employer. It could have been a family member who was exposed to asbestos. You could have been exposed to asbestos fibers carried home on their clothing, and their employer could be held responsible for your illness.
- It doesn’t matter if the responsible company filed for bankruptcy. Trusts were created to ensure that companies filing for bankruptcy set aside funds for current and future mesothelioma patients. In 2011, the Government Accountability Office reported that $36.8 billion remained in these combined trusts.
- Don’t wait to get help. Even if you’re just beginning to feel the symptoms of mesothelioma, call us. We can help ensure you get the right information you need from your doctor.
Call the Experienced Attorneys at Goldblatt Singer
Your situation is unfair, and you shouldn’t have to navigate the complexities of mesothelioma law on your own. We’ve been practicing personal injury law since 1949, and we’ve helped more than 25,000 people recover more than $400 million.
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