Mesothelioma is one of the deadly diseases that can be caused by asbestos exposure. It attacks the mesothelium, a tissue layer that surrounds various body organs.
Although asbestos dust has been known to cause cancer since the 1930’s, many manufacturers continued to make products containing asbestos without giving any warning to those who might be affected by it. Since asbestos-caused cancers like mesothelioma can take 30 or 40 years to develop, there are still many victims of asbestos exposure only now becoming aware of the extent of the harm they have suffered.
Pursuing asbestos cases requires attorneys with a great deal of specialized knowledge. Asbestos attorneys must know scientific literature and the industrial usages of asbestos to demonstrate that a victim’s illness was caused by exposure decades earlier. In addition, holding wrongdoers liable becomes more and more difficult over time as defendant corporations go out of business, are sold or declare bankruptcy. Attorneys must be well versed in the theories of liability to identify and hold responsible those at fault.
If you or someone you know suspects that they have an asbestos-related disease, please contact Samster, Konkel & Safran for a free case evaluation.