Many Washington State workers were exposed unwittingly to asbestos at their shipyards, factories, or refineries. What’s worse, many of these companies may have known of the dangers but failed to protect their employees. Getting a mesothelioma diagnosis is scary and confusing. If you’re wondering how to pursue compensation against a company years later, call a South Hill mesothelioma lawyer. We accept these challenging cases and know what it takes to seek justice on our clients’ behalf.
Please call us and we’ll have a lawyer go over your options with you in a completely free, confidential meeting. In fact, we’ll only charge a fee if we’re able to win you a settlement.
Exposure to asbestos, a material widely used in the 20th century, can cause mesothelioma. As the material is disturbed, small fibers are released into the air which can then be inhaled or attach themselves to clothing. If workers were unaware of the dangers, they may have unwittingly exposed their family members by wearing tainted clothing home.
Unfortunately, many victims don’t discover the damage until many years post exposure. It’s not unheard of for a mesothelioma diagnosis to be made as much as 50 years after exposure. Because the dangers are now widely known and companies found liable, money has already been set aside for victims.
A personal injury lawyer can help by:
These are complex cases that require the tenacious, skilled work of an experienced injury lawyer. We recommend that you work with a lawyer on your claim so you can focus on your family and health.
We know that we cannot undo the pain and heartache of your illness. However, a settlement can help provide for your family in the following ways:
One of our lawyers would like to learn more about the financial impact of your illness, as well as the other harms your family has suffered. This will provide us with a better understanding of the potential value of your claim so we can get to work for you.
Perhaps the victim isn’t yourself, but a partner, spouse, or parent. In these situations, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim (RCW 4.20.020). This type of claim can help surviving family members receive a settlement that can cover medical and funeral expenses and lost wages.
One of our compassionate attorneys can help determine who in your family may be eligible to file a claim.
Please, let us answer all the questions you have about filing a mesothelioma claim. Call a South Hill mesothelioma lawyer from our team today.