Do you have representation for your asbestos claims?
There once was a time when asbestos was a default material used for roofing, flooring, insulation and auto parts manufacturing. In the 1930s, when scientists finally discovered a dangerous link between asbestos and cancer, you might think that asbestos was quickly removed from these materials in order to protect the safety of both workers and consumers. Sadly, this is not the case. In fact, it would take another 60 years for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to finally ban the use of asbestos. Of course, this only affected new construction projects. Older buildings still contained this deadly substance and workers and consumers are still continually exposed to its harmful effects.
NPR 2014 Report
In 2014, NPR reported that over $30 billion had been set aside by companies for mesothelioma victims. Over time, asbestos lawsuits have caused more than 100 companies to go bankrupt. The wrong lawyer, however, can stand between you and the judgment you deserve. In a $1 billion case against gasket manufacturer Garlock, one lawyer’s systematic abuse caused a judge to knock down the ruling. Further, Garlock is suing some plaintiffs for the manipulative tactics taken by their lawyers including filing claims against multiple companies, misleading juries and alleged evidence tampering.
Exposure to asbestos fibers often results in a diagnosis of mesothelioma, a type of lung cancer. Sadly, it takes very little exposure to asbestos to result in cause mesothelioma—even breathing fibers that are on another person’s clothing can be enough to increase your risk of getting this disease. Because it can take as many as 40 years for signs of cancer to show up, many individuals are just now claiming damages after working with asbestos in the 1980s and 1990s. For these individuals, the help of a personal injury lawyer with experience fighting asbestos cases is invaluable.
Lawyer Referral For Asbestos Claims
Pravati Networks knows how important it is to have an experienced asbestos mesothelioma lawyer who understands the best way to fight your case and who wants to win it the right way. That’s why we’ve built a network of lawyers with proven track records fighting for the rights of victims of asbestos exposure. Our asbestos mesothelioma lawyers work with no upfront fees or retainers. They do this because they are so committed to winning your case that they work on a contingency fee basis, only getting paid when you do.
Do You Need A Lawyer For Your Mesothelioma Or Asbestos Claims?
SIDE EFFECTS CAUSED BY ASBESTOS/MESOTHELIOMA
- A persistent cough
- Shortness of breath
- Facial or neck swelling
- Blood coughed up from the lungs.
- Specific lung abnormalities identified in CT scans
If you or a loved one are experiencing side effects from Asbestos/Mesothelioma, see your doctor for diagnosis.