Exposure to asbestos can cause terrible harm to someone's lungs. In a post earlier this year, we described the difference between mesothelioma and lung cancer, two of the devastating malignant diseases that can result from inhaling asbestos fibers.
Asbestos was a commonly used mineral in a huge number of products up through the 1980s. People who worked in construction, mining, shipping, plumbing, industrial insulation and firefighting routinely were exposed to asbestos through the course of their jobs.
There are many lawyers and law firms to choose regarding Asbestos/Mesothelioma cases. Pay attention to reputation and location of the firm being considered. Many times flashy commercials are merely set up for you to be referred. The firm you think you are calling may simply be a broker and send your case elsewhere.
Have you wondered why so many law firms are on television soliciting the unfortunate individuals and/or families who have been stricken with mesothelioma -- a deadly disease caused by exposure to asbestos? The answer is simple: 31 billion dollars. That is the estimated amount that has been set aside in trust funds to pay mesothelioma or asbestos victims. For the most part, the money in these trust funds comes from the bankruptcies of numerous companies that mined, made, sold, or used asbestos or asbestos-containing products.