Find Out if You Can File a Mesothelioma Lawsuit

What is Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer caused by increased exposure and inhalation of asbestos. According to the American Lung Association’s asbestos information page, asbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous mineral typically found in rocks and soil. Asbestos used to be widely used in building materials including but not limited to insulation due to its strength, insulation, and fire-retardant properties. Unfortunately, however, increased exposure to asbestos can cause the development of terminal damage, including mesothelioma lung cancer. If you or someone you know has had increased exposure to asbestos, and are experiencing adverse health effects as a result, they may want to consider filing a lawsuit to recover for their damages. A Florida mesothelioma lawyer can help.

Why file a Mesothelioma Lawsuit?

Many companies that manufactured and used asbestos products—especially products handled by employers, employees, and individuals in their everyday lives—were aware that asbestos posed serious and significant health risks. Nevertheless, these companies still manufactured products containing unsafe amounts of asbestos.

When a company has such knowledge and manufactures asbestos-filled products anyways, they are usually found liable for victims’ health-related damages, including costs for treatment and additional monetary damages. Filing a lawsuit and obtaining a settlement or favorable judgment can help you or someone you know covers the expensive costs of treatments. Many mesothelioma lawsuits settle outside of a court judgment for about $1 million according to Mesothelioma Hope, and if taken to trial or final judgment—the reward may well exceed such amount.

Who Recovers Money in a Mesothelioma Lawsuit?

Courts have not limited recovery to only those people directly affected by asbestos. In fact, in addition to a mesothelioma patient, a victim’s spouse, a victim’s children, or a representative of a victim’s estate may also be able to bring a mesothelioma lawsuit. Even if a loved one passed away as a result of mesothelioma, a spouse or child of a victim still may recover damages.

Contact a Florida Mesothelioma Lawyer Today

Discover Your Options, No Waitin’ Call Clayton: If you seek additional information regarding filing a mesothelioma lawsuit, or wish to discuss your options—don’t wait, and call the experienced South Florida injury attorneys at Clayton Trial Lawyers (“CTL”) today for a free consultation about your potential claim. The elite attorneys at CTL will be able to assess your claims, file your suit, and prosecute your case for you, obtaining the maximum recovery possible to compensate you for your treatment and damages.