Recovering Compensation for Mesothelioma
Mesothelioma is an aggressive form of cancer that has been linked to asbestos exposure in Mississippians. The only known cause of mesothelioma is through breathing in microscopic fibers from asbestos-containing materials. Asbestos fibers can become airborne and if inhaled, the body’s cells cannot break down or remove the tiny fibers, resulting in tissue damage and the growth of cancerous tumors.
Symptoms May Appear Years After Exposure
Unfortunately, individuals who have been exposed to asbestos may not experience symptoms for decades after first exposure. Furthermore, there is no cure for mesothelioma and treatment options are limited due to its late diagnosis. Those diagnosed with mesothelioma often live 10 months or fewer following diagnosis and treatment.
Asbestos Exposure Still a Risk
Unfortunately, exposure to asbestos is still a prevalent problem in many industries, including construction, shipping, mining and manufacturing. To protect workers and the public from further asbestos exposures, employers must comply with safety regulations established by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Those that violate these regulations may be subject to penalties or fines. By taking these precautions, we can reduce the risk of mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure and offer a better quality of life for those affected by this devastating cancer.
Get Checked if You Believe You Were Exposed to Asbestos
The only way to reduce the risk of developing mesothelioma is to avoid exposure to asbestos altogether. If individuals know they have been exposed, it is important to get medical checkups and discuss any concerns with their healthcare providers as soon as possible. Early detection can increase life expectancy for those diagnosed with mesothelioma. Additionally, if a person believes their exposure to asbestos was caused by negligence or wrongful conduct, then exploring legal options by filing a product liability claim may be beneficial.
If you or someone you know has been exposed to asbestos, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. Additionally, consulting an experienced Mississippi attorney who specializes in mesothelioma cases may also help protect your rights and guide you through legal proceedings if necessary.
Safety Procedures and Training Required by Federal Law
It is essential that workers in industries where asbestos is present are given proper protection from its hazardous fibers, including the use of respirator masks and protective clothing to reduce inhalation hazards. In addition, employers must provide regular safety training and asbestos abatement procedures to ensure that their workers are aware of the dangers associated with asbestos exposure.
Contact an Attorney to File a Claim to Recover Compensation
If you believe you have been exposed to airborne asbestos fibers due to negligence on the part of an employer or property owner, you should consult a qualified Mississippi attorney who handles product liability claims. The lawyer can review your case for any potential legal claims and advise what steps to take next. You may also seek compensation for medical care costs or financial losses as well as pain and suffering related to the diagnosis as a result of the cancer’s progressive nature.
Diaz Law Firm: Product Liability Mesothelioma Cases
At the Diaz Law Firm, we understand how hard it can be to secure a full recovery for your losses following a product liability claim, and we can help. For help or free advice about your case, call (800) 459-2222 or (601) 607-3456 from anywhere in the country. We can also be reached online. The product liability lawyers at our firm are committed to helping our clients obtain as much compensation as possible. For a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer, contact us today.