Mesothelioma is a rare and highly aggressive cancer with only one known cause: asbestos exposure. Asbestos-containing building materials were commonly used in the United States until 1986, exposing many people to these harmful products.
Not only can asbestos cause Mesothelioma, but it can also lead to other health complications such as lung cancer and scarring of the lung tissue (known as asbestosis). If you or a family member is diagnosed with Mesothelioma or experiencing health problems because of asbestos, then our legal team is here to assist. Compensation is available to cover medical bills and other associated costs, as well as health problems.
Health Complications from Asbestos Exposure
Many families have had their lives destroyed due to the negligence of asbestos companies. When a person is exposed to asbestos, the poisonous fibers lodge in the lungs. Often, these symptoms are slow to develop, resulting in late detection and severe health consequences.
Symptoms of asbestos exposure include:
- Chest pain
- Lung pain
- Persistent cough
- Coughing up blood
- Night sweats
- Shortness of breath
- Weight loss
- Difficulty breathing
Each patient is unique, which is why it’s crucial to work with a qualified medical team for diagnosis and treatment. If your medical team identifies asbestos as the cause of these health problems, then you can hire an attorney for assistance with your legal case.
Types of Asbestos and Mesothelioma Claims
Every client of Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, L.L.C. receives a personalized approach for their claim. Our products liability lawyers help you determine the optimal course of action when pursuing asbestos compensation through a settlement, trust fund claim, or court case.
Common types of claims relating to asbestos and Mesothelioma include personal injury lawsuits, wrongful death lawsuits, and Mesothelioma settlements. In fact, most Mesothelioma claims never go to trial. Trusts have been set up to disburse funds from past asbestos manufacturers, which afford compensation and faster case resolution of Mesothelioma claims through settlement rather than a trial. However, it is sometimes necessary to litigate these claims.
These claims can be filed by someone who has received a Mesothelioma diagnosis. Or, the family might be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit or wrongful death claim against the company responsible for the asbestos exposure and resulting health issues.
Why Hire an Attorney?
When you need to file a Mesothelioma lawsuit because of exposure to Asbestos, you deserve to have a legal representative who is qualified to build a good case. Choosing an experienced attorney in Louisiana and Mississippi products liability law increases the likelihood of receiving fair compensation for your claim.
Keep in mind that these lawsuits are time-sensitive since there are statutes of limitations. The sooner you seek legal help, the higher likelihood you will be able to receive compensation for your medical expenses and other damages.
Schedule a Legal Consultation
You don’t want any attorney overseeing your case. The most important decision you will make is choosing an attorney with a track record of delivering success to clients. You need an attorney who is knowledgeable and experienced in handling products liability matters.
At Gainsburgh, Benjamin, David, Meunier & Warshauer, L.L.C., we handle products liability claims and will help you build a strong asbestos case with a team of attorneys, investigators and experts to collect the evidence needed in court. Call today to schedule your appointment: (504) 522-2304.