Attorneys Helping Mesothelioma Victims Seek Justice And Compensation
Each year, approximately 3,000 Americans are diagnosed with mesothelioma, an aggressive form of cancer linked to asbestos exposure. Taking legal action can feel overwhelming because the exposure usually occurred decades before the diagnosis.
But you do have legal options, and Morris & Dean, LLC, is ready to help you pursue them. Our experienced attorneys will conduct the research necessary to pinpoint the source of your exposure and will aggressively advocate for compensation from all liable parties.
Is Asbestos A Banned Product?
More than 50 countries around the world have completely banned the use of asbestos. Sadly, the United States isn’t one of them. Laws and regulations have greatly limited the use of asbestos nationwide, but it is still used in some newly manufactured products to this day.
That being said, there is typically a decades-long latency period between exposure to asbestos and the development of mesothelioma. Therefore, the exposure that led to your case likely occurred at a time when the use of asbestos was widespread. The average age at which people are diagnosed is 69 years old.
Who Is Likely To Develop Mesothelioma?
Much of the time, exposure occurred at work or during military service. We regularly hear from mesothelioma patients who are current or retired:
- Construction workers
- Shipyard workers
- Factory workers
If a parent, a spouse or another loved one worked in one of these jobs and regularly came home in their work clothes, you could have had enough exposure to develop mesothelioma. Another at-risk group is women over the age of 45 who regularly used talcum powder on their babies or on themselves. Talc is a mined product, and it can easily be contaminated with asbestos. Manufacturers like Johnson & Johnson have faced a mountain of litigation in recent years for failing to disclose these risks and for failing to ensure that their products were not contaminated with asbestos.
How Our Firm Can Help You
By the time mesothelioma is discovered, it is almost always fatal. Cancer treatments (radiation and chemotherapy) can fight the disease and prolong life, but the financial costs are very high and the treatments themselves can be debilitating.
If you’re currently suffering from mesothelioma or tending to a family member who is, we want to help you seek the compensation you need and deserve through a personal injury lawsuit. If you recently lost a loved one to the disease, we may still be able to help you pursue a wrongful death claim.
In many cases, the companies that made dangerous products have gone out of business or merged with other companies. Thankfully, there are often ways to pursue compensation even when a company no longer exists, such as through a victims’ compensation fund that companies are sometimes required to establish when filing for bankruptcy. We will explore all avenues on your behalf, leaving you free to focus on your health and your family.
Discuss Your Legal Options For Free With Attorneys Who Truly Care
Based in Dalton, Georgia, Morris & Dean proudly serves clients throughout the surrounding area. Our attorneys bring more than 60 years of combined legal experience to each client and case, and we are ready to vigorously advocate for the compensation you need and deserve. To schedule a free initial consultation about your case, call us at 706-222-3790 or fill out our online contact form.