The Pacific Northwest is home to significant agricultural and arboreal industries. Idaho’s lumber processing and agricultural facilities employ countless individuals. The Idaho National Laboratory is central to the advancement of nuclear energy. Together, they support Idaho’s state economy. Unfortunately, that support often comes at a price. The use of the dangerous material asbestos is widespread in each of these industries. Despite knowledge of the risk it poses to workers, many industrial facilities didn’t provide protective equipment until quite recently. The carcinogenic nature of asbestos was well-known as early as the 1930s. We serve mesothelioma victims because the disparity between knowing the danger and reacting to the danger has left many with debilitating and life-threatening illnesses. We seek justice for those who were neglected by their employers – those who worked in Idaho’s industrial plants and went on to develop mesothelioma or other asbestos-related illnesses.
Asbestos is a fibrous material that becomes vulnerable to shedding as it ages. It’s often used for industrial insulation because of its fire, chemical, and electrical resistance. Installation can throw quantities of the deadly fibers into the air even when the material is relatively new. Fibers become embedded in the lungs, causing a vast array of respiratory disorders. Mesothelioma is a form of cancer resulting from damage to the lungs caused by asbestos fibers. The damage spreads from the internal tissues of the lungs to the outer lining of the internal organs. This form of cancer is incredibly painful, and nearly impossible to treat. Those who develop the disorder as a result of corporate neglect have effectively been given a death sentence by their employers. We strongly believe in justice for those individuals and their families. No employee is expendable.
Location and Duration of Exposure
Before we can move forward with a mesothelioma claim, we need to determine when and where exposure occurred. We’ve received claims from most industrial sites in Idaho – you can peruse the full list through our website. Don’t worry if the details are a bit hazy. Our experience representing asbestos victims has shown that mesothelioma often doesn’t manifest until many years after exposure. We will work with you to sort the details out. If you’ve recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma, allow us to handle the stress of sorting out the particulars. You have more important concerns.
Idaho Mesothelioma Cases: Settlements and Security
Once we’ve determined when and where your asbestos exposure occurred, we’ll know who should be held accountable for your illness. Many industries have set aside funds to settle asbestos cases. For some, those funds are horribly lacking, but in many cases, settlements can be reached with little difficulty. Our legal team knows the importance of rapid resolution of these cases. That said, if we’re offered a settlement that doesn’t provide long-term security to your family, we’ll likely press for a more robust agreement. Mesothelioma doesn’t just affect one person – lost wages, medical expenses, and personal damages apply to more than the person who is ill.
If you have any questions or concerns, or if you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We practice asbestos litigation because we believe in justice. For too many years, industries traded profits for employee safety. It’s time to send the message that such practices are completely unacceptable.