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If you or someone your love has been diagnosed with asbestosis or mesothelioma, call Montlick & Associates, Injury Attorneys, today for your free consultation.** Contact us Nationwide, 24/7 at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333), or by simply dialing #WIN (#946) from your cellphone. You may also visit us at Montlick.com and contact us through our Free Case Evaluation Form or Free 24-hour live chat.
Asbestos is a fibrous mineral used to stop the spread of fire. Before the 1980s, asbestos was prominently used in many areas of construction and commercial settings. Additionally, builders used asbestos in home insulation, building materials, and pipe wrapping in both commercial buildings and multi-family dwellings. However, asbestos is no longer used for those purposes because of the enormous health risks associated with breathing in the asbestos fibers.
Asbestos fibers can get into the human body by breaking free from the asbestos coating and floating through the air. These fibers are microscopic, and can easily be inhaled. Once inside the lungs, the fibrous material invades the lung walls, and can end up in the esophagus and stomach as well. Those exposed to asbestos may develop various forms of cancer, as well as pulmonary hypertension (a rare disorder that affects blood vessels in the lungs), asbestosis disease, immunological effects, and other serious conditions. Asbestos exposure is also the only identified cause of a rare form of cancer known as Mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that affects a membrane, known as the mesothelium, that surrounds the human body’s organs, while providing a space for them to move. Scientists believe that asbestos fibers fill the lungs’ air sacs, then then burrow through the lining of the lung into the mesothelium. The asbestos fiber irritates the cells to the point that they become cancerous.
Specific trades expose workers to asbestos. The automotive, building and construction, manufacturing, and railroad industries used asbestos to control heat and stop the spread of fire. For example, car brakes naturally generate a large amount of heat, and asbestos brake pads would reduce the heat generated from the friction. In addition to occupational exposure, there are risks to people living in homes and working in old buildings that were built before asbestos was outlawed. There have also been cases of second-hand exposure.
Mesothelioma is a deadly form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. The overwhelming majority of mesothelioma victims develop the disease from occupational exposure. In fact, the National Cancer Institute estimates that between 70 and 80 percent of all mesothelioma patients contracted the disease because of exposure to asbestos while on the job.
The cost of medical expenses is exceptionally high. Moreover, many people who develop asbestos-related illnesses find it difficult, if not impossible, to work. The combination of astronomical health care costs and the loss of income places unbearable stress on the asbestos patient and their family.
Although no dollar amount can fully compensate someone living with asbestos-related diseases, if you have been diagnosed with asbestosis or mesothelioma, you should consider having a lawyer examine your situation. Our Mesothelioma Attorneys at Montlick & Associates can advise you on your legal rights as well as what steps can be taken to protect those rights.
WARNING: Failing to comply with a statute of limitations will permanently bar your right to a recovery. Thereare exceptions that can greatly shorten or even lengthen the deadline!
All types of legal claims are subject to “statutes of limitations” or legal time deadlines.
WARNING: Failing to comply with a statute of limitations will permanently bar your right to a recovery, an there are also exceptions that can shorten or even lengthen the deadline!
By way of example only, certain types of claims, such as claims against governmental entities, can have much shorter deadlines. In some cases, a combination of different types of legal claims may exist that involve different time frames, which may be due to multiple defendants and/or even the laws of more than one jurisdiction. As such, statutes of limitations vary from state to state, as well as depending on what types of claims are being asserted.
In addition to these legal and contractual deadlines, there are other reasons to act without delay: important evidence necessary for your case can disappear or become destroyed, or witnesses can go missing or forget what happened.
Our Mesothelioma attorneys can examine the facts and circumstances relevant to your case to determine which statutes of limitations (deadlines) apply, and take the required actions to preserve all-important legal deadlines on behalf of our clients.
Our attorneys fight hard to get our clients the compensation they deserve. No matter where you are located, we are just a phone call away. For your Free Consultation contact Montlick & Associates, Nationwide 24/7 at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or by simply dialing #WIN (#946) from your mobile phone. We also can be contacted at Montlick.com where you can submit a Free Case Evaluation Form 24/7 or utilize our 24-Hour Live Chat.
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