If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure at work, you will want to speak with a mesothelioma lawyer as soon as possible. Although asbestos was declared a hazardous substance in the late 1970s, many asbestos companies knew of the risks that exposure posed for workers long before then.
It is no secret that asbestos companies have covered up the dangers of asbestos exposure for decades. To this day, the asbestos industry still defends the use of asbestos in North America and overseas. It is not currently banned in the United States.
Filing a lawsuit against an asbestos company is not always an option. Around 60 asbestos companies have filed for bankruptcy and set up trusts to help them deal with the number of individuals who have been affected by their products.