If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may be searching for the source of the asbestos exposure that caused your illness. The most experienced mesothelioma law firm in the Pacific Northwest, Bergman Draper Oslund has compiled an extensive list of job sites where workers may have been exposed to hazardous asbestos fibers.
Our list of hundreds of job sites using asbestos is at your disposal. As the only law firm in the Pacific Northwest exclusively devoted to asbestos litigation, our in-depth knowledge of asbestos-related industries is unmatched.
Mesothelioma Law Suits: Time is Not an Obstacle
Asbestos related diseases often take fifty years or more to develop. Many of the employers who carelessly exposed their workers to toxic asbestos materials no longer exist, have changed names, merged with other companies, or have gone bankrupt.
Despite these obstacles, money is often available in separate trusts for asbestos victims. Do not hesitate to seek compensation for your illness because of the length of time since your initial exposure.
If you can’t understand where or when you may have been exposed to asbestos, Bergman Draper Oslund can help you narrow down the possibilities. Asbestos was such a popular material during the mid 20th century that it was used across a wide cross section of industries. You may have worked for years around asbestos materials, without ever being aware. For example, dangerous friable asbestos was commonly used in pipe insulation, or to line and insulate factory machinery.
You may also have been exposed during or as the result of improper asbestos removal. You may not have even been the primary person exposed; mesothelioma in particular sometimes develops in children and family members of the exposed worker. Bergman Draper Oslund can help you go through your personal and family history, to develop a list of potential exposure sources.
Asbestos Victims: Hold Employers Accountable
Asbestos was understood to be harmful to workers as early as the 1930s, and a definitive link to cancer was well established in the 60s. Despite this, employers continued to take few or no safety precautions to protect their workers until the threat of regulation and lawsuits became significant in the 1980s. In the meantime, hundreds of thousands of workers and their families were unknowingly inhaling tiny asbestos fibers which would cause serious – and in many cases terminal – illness decades in the future. These victims deserve compensation from the companies that put profit above their workers’ future health.
If you or a loved one is suffering from mesothelioma, the first step to obtaining compensation is to identify the person or company responsible for your injury. Bergman Draper Oslund is here to assist you. Our list of hundreds of job sites using asbestos is at your disposal. As the only law firm in the Pacific Northwest exclusively devoted to asbestos litigation, our in-depth knowledge of asbestos-related industries is unmatched.
Don’t give up on your right to hold a former employer accountable because details have faded with the passage of time; seek out a law firm with the experience necessary to properly identify the culprit. If you are facing a difficult diagnosis and don’t know where to turn, don’t wait. Call today, to set up a no-obligation, no cost consultation.