Sarasota Personal Injury: Asbestos and Mesothelioma

Many people who have unknowingly worked around asbestos and been diagnosed with a specific cancer called Mesothelioma.  This is very frightening, almost always leading to death.  Asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous material.  It started being used for commercial purposes in the 1800s.  It is a great insulator with very high heat resistant properties.  It has been used in textiles, flooring products, insulation, cement, and many other everyday products.

Later it was discovered that inhaling or swallowing asbestos was a serious health hazard.  This was especially true in many industrial occupations.  Asbestos has been found to cause mesothelioma.  This is a cancer that affects the protective membrane on the body’s organs.

Government agencies have worked hard to establish asbestos regulations within industrial working environments.  Legal costs are estimated to be over $250 billion dollars with over 600,000 victims in the United States.  Mesothelioma is very easy to link to asbestos, because it is a very rare form of cancer.  It’s incidence has doubled in the last few decades.  2,000 cases occur every year.  From 1980 until 2000, 1,000 women and 8,000 men have died from this very rare cancer.  In 80 percent of cases, patients have had direct long-term exposure to asbestos.  There is not a high long-term survival rate.  Mesothelioma is a very aggressive form of cancer.  Most people are given 8-12 months to live.  One really scary problem, is the fact that the asbestos brought home on clothing, has caused family members to also contract mesothelioma.

A person must be able that they have been exposed to asbestos.  The play of the person’s employment and medical professionals must also be consulted.  Compensation often includes medical expenses, future earnings, lost wages, and recovery for emotional distress, suffering, pain, and wrongful conduct.

Symptoms of mesothelioma often do not occur until 20 to 50 years after exposure to asbestos.  People have a certain period to file a claim after they have been diagnosed with this rare cancer.  The period will vary from state to state.

If you want to build a case, you need to prepare an employment and educational history that provide where you worked and went to school.  Make sure you seek proper medical attention and obtain all records.

Make sure to obtain an attorney with experience in asbestos cases.  This is especially true if someone in your immediate family has contracted mesothelioma from asbestos exposure.

When someone is up against the companies that have continued to expose their workers to asbestos, it is very difficult to prove a case.  Mesothelioma workers who have been exposed to asbestos are also victims of fraudulent behavior and concealment.  A person’s rights need to be applied to their case.  The case must be very solid in order to win.

People who have been wrongfully exposed to asbestos need to be treated fairly and obtain the compensation that they deserve.  Mesothelioma is a very serous cancer that not only alters lives it takes lives. Rely on a Sarasota Personal injury attorney to help you.

This article is not intended for legal advice.

Additional Legal Sources: The Bradenton Law Offices of Gary Jodat. Serving clients in Bradenton and Sarasota, Florida.


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  2. According to a comprehensive and extensive body of scientific and medical research, the principal cause of malignant mesothelioma is asbestos exposure.

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