Mesothelioma is an aggressive form of lung cancer that is usually caused by exposure to asbestos fibers in various occupations. Most people who develop mesothelioma have been exposed to asbestos in their line of work. Other victims are indirectly exposed to asbestos when they come into contact with the so-called “magic mineral” as a result of living with a family member involved in the high-risk asbestos occupation. The disease affects the membranes that surround the lungs, heart and abdominal cavity. More than 3,000 cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed each year in the United States.
It has been more than 30 years since the US government outlawed the use of asbestos in industry and manufacturing. However, many workers were exposed to asbestos for a number of years from the 1920s until the early 1980s. Also, asbestos still can be found in many homes and buildings made before 1980. As such, exposure still exists and suffering from the disease is still all too real.
It can take decades after asbestos exposure for an individual to develop mesothelioma cancer. If you believe that you or a love one have developed mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Your former employer may be held liable for damages. The attorneys at the Nourmand Law Firm can help you protect your legal rights and obtain the compensation that you deserve.No Cure For Mesothelioma
Unfortunately, there is no cure for the life altering disease of mesothelioma. However, there are aggressive forms of treatment options to fight the side effects of this deadly disease, including:
- Radiation treatment
The results of these medical treatments depend on the extent of the disease, the age and medical history of the victim and the location and type of mesothelioma suffered by the victim.Mesothelioma Lawsuits
Proof exists that some companies and businesses that used asbestos knew of the dangers to workers. Yet due to concerns about profits, they continued to use asbestos rather than remove it or replace it with another safer alternative. Also, companies that made products containing asbestos fibers often knew it was dangerous but continued to produce them.
In the last 25 years, many former workers who developed this type of cancer have filed lawsuits against companies that exposed them to asbestos. Treatment for mesothelioma is costly, resulting in massive medical bills and loss of the ability to earn a living. Holding the right parties liable for their negligence will not undue the harm, but will bring closure and financial stability.Experienced Los Angeles Mesothelioma Attorneys
If you or your loved one have been exposed to asbestos or have been diagnosed with any asbestos related disease, including mesothelioma, you need to immediately consult with an attorney who specifically handles these types of cases. The legal team at the Nourmand Law Firm has the experience and resources to fight for you. We can help you understand your legal rights and obtain the full compensation that you deserve.
For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our mesothelioma attorneys, please call us at (310) 553-3600 or contact us online.