If you’ve been diagnosed with Mesothelioma, it necessarily means you were exposed to asbestos at some point in your life. And if you have Mesothelioma, one or more companies who manufactured the Asbestos to which you were exposed is responsible for your cancer, and must compensate you for your pain and suffering, economic loss, and diminished life expectancy. It is imperative that you contact our team of accomplished and sophisticated trial lawyers to investigate your exposure history, and to help you and your family navigate the complex world of asbestos litigation.
Asbestos is a natural fiber that was commonly used for decades in many commercial and residential applications, including insulation materials, floor tiles, fireproofing materials, etc. Asbestos fibers are microscopic, and can be inhaled without a person’s knowledge. Inhaling asbestos fibers is particularly dangerous because once these fibers enter the lungs, they never leave. The presence of asbestos fibers in the lungs can lead to a multitude of serious medical conditions including mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestosis.
Whenever you or a loved one has or may have been exposed to asbestos, you have a viable legal claim against one or more manufacturers if you have been diagnosed with a related medical condition — Mesothelioma or Asbestosis. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or asbestosis in New York, or believe you have developed lung cancer of any type because of exposure to asbestos, contact our firm immediately to involve our experienced and capable trial lawyers in the investigation of your case.
Our attorneys are experienced in investigating these types of cases, and securing compensation for our clients who have endured pain and suffering and incurred medical expenses associated with the lung cancer that results from exposure to asbestos. Asbestos claims require extensive investigation and research, and involve extremely complex areas of the law. The stakes are extremely high, and you shouldn’t trust your fate or that of your family to a lawyer who is not well-versed in these complex nuances of litigation.
According to some accounts, asbestos has been in use around the world for more than 6,000 years. Initially, this naturally-occurring material was highly sought-after because of its availability, low cost, strength, versatility and fire resistance. Despite medical reports suggesting its danger dating back as far as the late 1800s, asbestos was widely used in construction and textiles as well as numerous other industries until the 1970s. It still remains in a number of structures, both residential and commercial, throughout the country, and continues to be used in some construction materials and automotive parts.
When asbestos-containing materials are disturbed, fibers are sent into the air. Since they are so small, few people realize they are inhaling this potentially-deadly toxin. Unlike most other particles, asbestos cannot be eliminated by coughing. Instead, its fibers become embedded in the lungs and linger there permanently. They can also affect other areas of the body.
Exposure to asbestos can lead to a range of serious medical conditions in addition to those previously mentioned, including:
It can also increase the risks of developing:
Renal (kidney) cancer
Atelectasis (collapsed lung scar tissue)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Cancer of the gallbladder
Accountability for asbestos exposure could rest on the shoulders of a former employer, construction or manufacturing company, or a mine on the outskirts of your hometown. Proving such a connection is a complicated matter. It requires the dedication and thorough legal knowledge of an experienced mesothelioma lawyer. In order to build solid cases for our clients, Porter Nordby Howe LLP conducts comprehensive investigations into any and all possible sources of exposure. We also perform extensive research covering every link between our clients and potentially-responsible parties.
People who have been diagnosed with any of these conditions have a long road ahead of them and face mounting medical expenses, and most certainly, premature death. Though some conditions can be successfully treated, most are ultimately fatal, leaving loved ones behind to deal with the emotional and financial consequences. Our team of mesothelioma lawyers can help.
Manufacturers were aware of the risks associated with asbestos for decades. Still, its widespread use continued until federal bans took effect. Although this mineral is now restricted to only a few industries, millions continue to suffer in the aftermath of past applications. At Porter Nordby Howe LLP, we believe those responsible should pay the price rather than their victims. Contact us to set up a free consultation. Let us assess your situation, take you through the claims process step by step, and determine how to best proceed with your case. A single company could be to blame for your medical condition, or multiple entities may be at fault. We have a solid track record of recovering compensation for our clients in cases like these, and we stand ready to advocate for you as well.
If you or a family member has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma or any other condition related to asbestos exposure, contact our trial lawyers at Porter Nordby Howe LLP for a free consultation, and to secure the compensation that you and your family deserve. Call us now at 888-477-7731, or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.