If you or someone you know has been exposed to asbestos and has developed an illness as a result, you are likely due asbestos compensation. Mesothelioma is statistically most likely caused by asbestos exposure. This is a very rare cancer that research has consistently linked to exposure to this toxic substance. Workers across America were exposed to asbestos for decades, despite corporations knowing it would likely cause terminal illness and death for many workers.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should know this is not your fault – this is something that was done to you. Workers exposed to asbestos breathed the microscopic fibers into their lungs, making lung cancer a frightening risk. But workers also unknowingly brought the fibers home on their skin, hair and work clothes, exposing their loved ones to the risk of mesothelioma as well.
Can You Pursue Mesothelioma Claims on Your Own?
In law, there are some instances where you can certainly act as your own attorney. Small claims court is a perfect example of when you can file and present your own case and hopefully win. But anytime you’re dealing with large corporations – as with asbestos claims – the complexity of the case can be insurmountable by yourself.
Corporations who intentionally exposed workers to asbestos have been engaged in a decades-long cover-up to avoid accountability for their terrible actions. Many filed bankruptcy to avoid financial responsibility for exposing workers and all have an army of litigators whose sole purpose is to minimize or avoid compensating their victims. Without an experienced lawyer acting on your behalf, there’s little hope of success.
Who Is Responsible for Paying Mesothelioma Claims?
Another reason it’s impractical for a mesothelioma victim to make a claim for damages without an experienced lawyer helping them is that it’s a complex roadmap from exposure to financial culpability. Here’s where it gets complicated. The company you worked for when you were exposed may not be the one legally liable for your exposure. How is that possible?
Consider this. If you worked for a brake shop as a mechanic, the parts you handled every day were probably laden with asbestos. These parts may have caused your mesothelioma, but the owner of the brake shop may not have been aware of the risk. The company that manufactured the brake parts though, very likely knew that they were manufacturing components that could make mechanics sick.
So then the brake manufacturer is the one responsible, right? Maybe. What if that manufacturer was bought by another company? Or bought by an international company with offices outside of the US? Or what if they have since filed bankruptcy? Asbestos litigation is complex by nature and this is why you need an experienced advocate on your side, fighting for your rights.
What’s the Best Option for Successful Mesothelioma Claims?
Because of the complexity of asbestos cases, because there are corporate layers to penetrate and because bankruptcy trusts may be a factor, you are best served by finding a reputable law firm you can trust to handle your mesothelioma claim for you. Most importantly though is that you should be focused on your health at this time, not on frustrating legal matters.
Mesothelioma takes years away from its victims. Your time should be spent with your family, making the most of your life. Contact Bergman Draper Oslund today and let us help you while you take care of yourself. We have decades of experience with asbestos law and it’s our area of expertise. We’ve won over $700 million in settlements for our mesothelioma clients and we can help you too!
How Much Will it Cost to Hire an Attorney?
Bergman Draper Oslund works on a contingency basis for mesothelioma claims. This means that you don’t pay unless and until we win a settlement on your behalf. When you’re already stressed with the expense of medical treatments for your illness plus the physical toll it takes on you, knowing you can have an advocate fighting for you without paying out of pocket is reassuring.
If you or your loved one was diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer, please contact Bergman Draper Oslund as soon as possible to see if we can help you with a claim. We have a track record of over $700 million in settlements won for our asbestos clients – people just like you. Let us put our decades of asbestos law experience to work for you. Our expertise is yours for the asking. We are here to help. Contact us today.