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Frequently Asked Questions about Mesothelioma

Do I need an attorney for a mesothelioma lawsuit?

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related condition, you are not legally required to hire an attorney if you would like to file a lawsuit to pursue compensation. However, effectively proving that your exposure was the result of another party’s wrongdoing can be very difficult if you do not have a legal background. Additionally, many of the parties responsible for wrongly exposing innocent individuals to dangerous asbestos fibers are large corporations with massive legal teams and deep pockets. As such, if you are looking to file a lawsuit against one of these parties, you need to have every available resource at your disposal.

One of the best things you can do to strengthen your lawsuit is to work with an attorney who has experience handling cases of this nature. At Williams Hart, our mesothelioma attorneys are passionate about helping the innocent victims of asbestos exposure fight for the compensation they need for their medical bills and other losses. To learn more about what our experienced attorneys may be able to do to help you fight for justice, contact us today at (713) 352-7071.

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How can a mesothelioma lawsuit help me?

Mesothelioma is a devastating type of cancer that results exclusively from exposure to asbestos fibers. What makes this particular type of cancer so dangerous is that it has an extremely long latency period, meaning that individuals who have developed the disease can go years, and even decades, before they begin to show any symptoms. Sadly, by the time individuals do begin to display symptoms of mesothelioma, the disease has usually progressed to a point that it is no longer treatable.

Despite the fact that most mesothelioma cases cannot be cured, there is much that can be done to help victims manage the symptoms of this condition. Unfortunately, these much-needed treatments are incredibly expensive, and as victims will likely need treatment for the rest of their lives, paying for such treatment is difficult to do without financial assistance. This is where a mesothelioma lawsuit can be of immeasurable benefit. Through a successful mesothelioma lawsuit, you may be able to secure compensation for past and future medical bills, emotional trauma, pain and suffering, therapy costs, and other losses you have suffered because of this disease.

If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma and you believe that another party is responsible for wrongly exposing you to asbestos, you should not have to shoulder the financial burdens of this condition on your own. To learn what the experienced asbestos lawyers of Williams Hart can do to help you fight for the financial compensation you need, contact us today at (713) 352-7071.

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Who is at risk for mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is an extremely aggressive form of cancer who’s only known cause is exposure to asbestos fibers. Until 1979, asbestos was widely found in a variety of products and household items. While anyone exposed to broken asbestos fibers in these items could be at risk for developing mesothelioma or a range of other asbestos-related conditions, there are certain parties who are more likely to have been exposed to asbestos, including:

  • Construction workers
  • Asbestos miners
  • Factory employees
  • Military personnel
  • Railroad workers

Additionally, because broken asbestos fibers can become airborne, it is possible that many of these workers transported these fibers back home on their clothing and other belongings, exposing their loved ones to this serious hazard

Sadly, many employers knew of the dangers of asbestos long before the substance was banned and chose to expose their employees to this dangerous substance rather than properly protect their workers or discontinue use of asbestos. If you developed mesothelioma and you believe that your employer is responsible for this unthinkable wrongdoing, contact the asbestos attorneys of Williams Hart today by calling (713) 352-7071.

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