For most people, hearing the term mesothelioma conjures images of stern, mustachioed actors playing lawyers on dramatic television commercials. But if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with this devastating illness, these popular TV ads bring up a range of other feelings — fear, anxiety, helplessness, grief, anger.
You may feel there is nothing to be done about your illness now. That is not true — there are many reasons you can still fight back, for yourself and for your family. Allow us to refute some of the biggest excuses people find not to file a mesothelioma claim:
My old company isn’t operational anymore, so there is no one to sue. The majority of people with mesothelioma were exposed decades ago, and their employers are no longer in business. This act does not hold as much weight as you would think – our law firm pursues manufacturers, distributors, and sellers of the asbestos products those companies sold and profited from. These much larger companies are typically still in business, though they may have merged or changed their names over times. Even if those companies have undergone a bankruptcy for business reasons to avoid responsibility to the large number of people they have harmed by asbestos. In those cases, the courts have required the companies establish trust accounts funded by insurance and other assets which are specifically earmarked to pay mesothelioma claims.
I didn’t myself handle the asbestos and I still got sick, so there is no one to sue. Secondary mesothelioma is a very real thing. You could have been exposed to asbestos and contracted your illness by working near someone handling asbestos in the general area and breathing the dust or from simply living in the same house or washing the clothes of someone who worked with asbestos at an entirely different location. Under law you and your heirs have the same legal right to pursue a claim for compensation because harm and disease still occurred from the asbestos exposures.
It might not be worth the time, trouble, and inconvenience when we are dealing with serious health issues. You are irreparably hurt because some product maker or your employer cared more about the bottom line than protecting you even though the danger was known. Now that your illness is affecting you and your family — both in terms of your health and possibly your ability to financially support your family and medical bills are growing, it is worth your time to see if my firm and its lawyers and staff can help you. The initial time commitment is not much and, if we take your case, the time and trouble after that is what we do for you. While most people don’t openly talk about it, everyone is scared about the future and the uncertainty that comes from not knowing what the future holds in terms of the mesothelioma treatment or disease and also the financial insecurity of the unknown. Families want to see justice done from what has happened to someone they love because they know it's just so unfair. It’s also very little trouble. Call an experienced our experienced California mesothelioma law to start the process, initiate your claim and tell your story. Our attorneys and staff are will take care of the legwork and lessen the hassle.
I can’t afford it. Your mesothelioma claim will be handled on a contingency-fee basis, so as your lawyers we will not receive any fees unless we recover for you.
I don’t want to be someone who looks for a lawsuit anywhere I can find it. Your mesothelioma or other asbestos-related illness is not your fault, and it would have been avoided if the companies that made and sold the product or possibly your employer had followed the law or taken basic proper safety precautions. Laws and regulations to try to uncover asbestos use and avoid and prevents exposures to asbestos began in the 1970s, but its harmful effects were known long before then and in some cases companies actively tried to conceal the dangers. Getting mesothelioma will likely rob you of your good health, likely take years off your life that you otherwise would have had and diminish the quality of your remaining time with your loved ones. Don’t you think that is worth fighting for or at least calling to see if we can help you?
If you or a family member has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, talk to one of our experienced attorneys right away. It is may not be too late to file your claim, and fighting for your life and compensation can begin with a single phone call.
Farrise Law Firm has handled mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related illness claims for decades representing individuals and families in California and elsewhere. Call our firm at 1-800-748-6186 or contact us online today to talk with someone who can answers questions and start your claim.