One of the most serious diseases linked to asbestos exposure is mesothelioma—a deadly form of cancer that affects the lining of the heart, lungs or abdomen. Although evidence linking mesothelioma and asbestos has existed for decades, many companies failed to take steps to protect their workers from asbestos or inform them about the risks of exposure to asbestos fibers.
Thousands of American workers have been exposed to asbestos on the job, placing them at risk of developing mesothelioma or other deadly diseases. Workers who believe they were exposed to asbestos may be eligible to file a lawsuit.
The first step is to speak with an experienced asbestos attorney about your case. After taking your work history, some individuals will then undergo asbestos testing at no out of pocket expense to look for the presence of asbestos and diagnose your condition.
If you receive a mesothelioma diagnosis, an attorney will work with you to identify the asbestos products to which you were exposed. This will help to determine who was responsible for your exposure to the asbestos that caused your disease in preparation for filing a mesothelioma lawsuit.
If you or a loved one were employed at a construction site, plant shipyard or shipbuilding site, electrical power plant, oil refinery, chemical refinery or other job sites where asbestos-containing products were used, you may qualify to undergo free asbestos testing and receive compensation for your injuries. To speak with a mesothelioma lawyer about your case, contact the law office of Hissey Kientz, LLP by calling toll-free at 1-866-275-4454 or by filling out the free case evaluation form to the right of this page.