Product Liability: Cancer Caused by Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos Exposure and Recovery of Compensation

Asbestos Exposure and Recovery of Compensation

Asbestos exposure is a serious product liability health hazard and can cause a number of illnesses and conditions, including cancer. As such, it is important to hold those responsible for exposing individuals to asbestos accountable. Product liability laws allow individuals who have been exposed to asbestos as a result of using a product or service to seek compensation from the manufacturer or distributor.

Cancer Claim Links to Asbestos Exposure

Product liability claims involving exposure to asbestos typically arise when an individual develops symptoms related to mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis (scarring of the lungs), or other cancers. These types of illness are often linked directly to long-term exposure to asbestos fibers in products and services used by consumers. Asbestos use was once much more common and present in over 3,000 products. Although asbestos is no longer used in manufacturing, examples are still widely found, including in the following:

  • Commercial buildings
  • Home construction
  • Automotive brakes
  • Pipe coverings
  • Roofing materials
  • Floor tiles
  • Textured paints
  • Furnace insulation
  • Acoustic ceilings that were sprayed
  • Home appliances
  • Patching compounds
  • Fire retardant clothing

Holding the Manufacturer Responsible

When an individual or their family sues for product liability due to asbestos exposure, they need to prove that the manufacturer was negligent in producing a dangerous or defective product that caused them harm. Evidence may include medical records and expert testimony from specialists showing that long-term exposure to asbestos fibers likely caused the illness. Companies may be liable for damages if it is determined that they were aware of potential hazards associated with a product but did not properly warn consumers about these risks.

The Importance of Hiring an Experienced Product Liability Lawyer

Asbestos injury claims require extensive knowledge of relevant laws and scientific research. It is important for individuals seeking compensation to seek legal representation from experienced attorneys who understand this complex area of law. An experienced attorney can help individuals and families seek justice and obtain the compensation they need to cover medical expenses, lost income, pain, suffering, and other damages.

It is important to remember that you have a limited amount of time to file an asbestos product liability lawsuit. Therefore, it is essential that you contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible if you or someone in your family has been exposed to asbestos products. If you would like more information about product liability for asbestos exposure claims or any other legal issue related to illness caused by toxic substances, please do not hesitate to reach out for a consultation with one of our attorneys today.

The Diaz Law Firm: Product Liability Law

The Diaz Law Firm offers a free consultation to those who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer or other trauma due to asbestos exposure. Call for a free consultation at 800-459-2222 or contact us online. We are a national law firm that serves clients across the country.