When you get into a serious personal injury accident, one of the first things to run across the victim's mind might be to contact an attorney. Holding those responsible for your injuries could be essential, as you abilities to work and live comfortably may have been compromised greatly. The same is true for a mesothelioma victim who has been exposed to asbestos.
Despite asbestos companies' denial that their products could cause serious harm within the human body in the past, many judges today are finding them guilty of knowingly allowing workers to handle a substance that would later lead to debilitating diseases like mesothelioma. Recently, a New York jury awarded plaintiffs a $25 million verdict against Crane Company for the past pain and suffering of two electricians and mesothelioma victims.
Did you know that, every year, about 3,000 individuals in the United States are diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer? Mesothelioma is a rare and incurable disease that develops after exposure to asbestos. Once asbestos is inhaled or swallowed by an individual, the microscopic fibers are able to penetrate different areas of the body, which can lead to the development of fatal tumors over time.
Asbestos was a substance used heavily within all branches of the United States military. Whether soldiers were enlisted in the Navy, Army, or Marines, there is a high chance that they might have been exposed during their time of service. Today, many veterans are compensated for asbestos-related diseases that remained hidden within their bodies for ten to fifty years.
After a 221-199 vote to pass The Furthering Asbestos Claims Transparency Act within the House of Representatives in November, the Senate's version of the bill has just been released last week.
An asbestos trial can be a beautiful thing: after years--and sometimes decades--of a defendant exposing a worker to a deadly substance that shortens lives and destroys families, they would finally be held responsible for their dishonest actions.
A victory in the courtroom for a victim of asbestos exposure is always great to hear about. It means that justice has been served to those who knowingly exposed someone to a toxic substance, which can lead to a serious illness or even death.