Did you know asbestos was once called “Canadian Gold”? Asbestos has been mined in Canada and exported around the world for hundreds of years for great profit. In fact, Canada has one of the highest rates of mesothelioma and asbestos-caused cancers because of this dangerous mineral’s abundance. From asbestos mine workers to shipbuilders and many other skilled labor professions, Vancouver workers have been exposed to toxic asbestos for far too long.
If you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma, it’s important that you have experienced legal representation to get you the settlement you deserve. Mesothelioma lawsuit settlements can range from tens of thousands up to several million dollars. The amount you are compensated depends on the severity of your illness, how and where it was caused and the experience of your mesothelioma lawyer. Vancouver shipyard workers and other skilled laborers have been at risk for this illness for decades, but now we are here to help.
Mesothelioma Is an Illness That Can Lie Dormant for Decades
Cancer is insidious in any form, but one that lies dormant for 10, 20 or up to 50 years and then strikes just as you’re ready to retire after years of hard work seems spiteful. You work hard, save money and make plans for your golden years, but then this illness comes out of hiding and drastically changes (or cuts short) your future.
It seems unfair that your decades of hard work are exactly what made you sick. This is why pursuing a mesothelioma complaint is critically important. Not only should all of the costs of your medical treatment be covered, but you should be compensated for how your life will change. Every broken plan, every year your life may be cut short and everything this illness denies you should be part of the calculation.
Mesothelioma Is an Illness That Strikes the Hardest Working
It’s unjust that Vancouver’s hardest working are those who run the highest mesothelioma risk. Many skilled workers were very likely exposed to cancer causing asbestos fibers. If you worked in one of these professions, you are in a high risk group for mesothelioma:
- Construction or Drywall Worker
- Sailor or Shipyard Worker
- Plumber or Pipefitter
- Plant or Maintenance Worker
- Sheet Metal Worker
Mesothelioma Is an Illness Whose Risk Was Hidden From You
One of the most disturbing aspects of finding out you have mesothelioma is that it didn’t have to happen. Many Vancouver companies that manufactured and used asbestos products knew the product was toxic, but intentionally kept the risks hidden because it was profitable. If they had chosen people before profits, there is a good chance your illness could have been prevented. Don’t let the companies that exposed you to asbestos get away with the damage they’ve inflicted on you. Contacting a Vancouver mesothelioma lawyer is your best recourse.
Mesothelioma Is an Illness That Can Spread to Your Family
Even the word cancer is frightening. But what’s more terrifying is the notion that you could spread it to your family. If you worked in an environment where you were exposed to asbestos, it’s likely that you brought home the deadly fibers on your clothes, shoes, skin and hair. Every time you hugged your spouse or children after work, you were exposing them – unknowingly – to a terribly dangerous substance. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, there’s a chance that your loved ones are also at risk.
Mesothelioma Is an Illness Where the Victim is Blameless
Mesothelioma is unlike many illnesses where the sufferer shares some of the responsibility. Some people eat themselves into a heart condition, others may drive drunk and cripple themselves, but if you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you are likely 100% blameless. There’s nothing you could have done because it was out of your control. And it is because you are blameless that you deserve to be compensated for your illness. To begin the compensation process, you need an experienced mesothelioma lawyer. Vancouver is one of the major areas of Bergman Draper Oslund asbestos practice.
Mesothelioma Is Our Expertise
There are many attorneys that will be willing to take your mesothelioma case, but few that can get you the maximum compensation you are due. Because we focus solely on mesothelioma and asbestos related cancer and disease, we have unrivaled experience fighting for our Vancouver clients who have been injured by the negligence and deceit of manufacturers, employers and shipyards. Bergman Draper Oslund has won over $700 million for mesothelioma victims and their families. Let us help you and your family.
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us today for a free consultation on your rights to a settlement so we can get to work on your behalf right away!