The disease, mesothelioma, is most often associated with exposure to asbestos, even in very small amounts. Because even limited exposures can result in the development of mesothelioma, a careful history must be taken.
Mesothelioma is a cancer of the lining of the chest and/or gut. It is a very aggressive cancer caused by many different types of asbestos fibers.
At The Segal Law Firm, we have many years of experience representing people who were diagnosed with mesothelioma, but never actually worked in a trade or job where they were likely to be exposed to asbestos. These cases are often titled “Bystander cases.”
Asbestos Exposure in Many Forms
The Segal Law Firm has extensive experience representing housewives and children of workers whose only known exposure was to their husband’s or father’s work clothes. Wives and children are often exposed because they shake their husband’s or father’s work clothes before placing them in the washing machine. This exposes them to the dust that is brought home on the worker’s clothing.
Mesothelioma can take 20 to 50 years to develop after the time of exposure. Because mesothelioma develops decades after the exposure to asbestos occurs, it is important that you speak with an experienced law firm knowledgeable about the different types of asbestos exposure that one may come into contact with. Only a detailed history of where and with whom you grew up will reveal how your exposure occurred, resulting in the diagnosis of mesothelioma many, many years after the initial exposure.
If you have any questions concerning the disease mesothelioma or your rights to file a lawsuit, please contact Scott S. Segal at The Segal Law Firm at 1-855-344-9100.
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