What is Mesothelioma?
This disease is a serious form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, an old fashioned insulating agent used in many properties including residential, commercial, military, and industrial. When particles dislodge from asbestos and are breathed in, it can be very dangerous even if in small to moderate quantities. Under Section 112 of the Clean Air Act of 1970, asbestos was designated a hazardous air pollutant and is now banned in the United States.
How do I Contract Mesothelioma in Beaumont?
Even if you haven’t suffered direct exposure to asbestos at work, it is possible to be exposed when a family member brings asbestos home on their clothing. Much like secondhand smoke, take-home asbestos can be a severe threat to everyone in the home, especially children and seniors.
Mesothelioma can take anywhere from 10 to 40 years after asbestos exposure to develop. Only a trained physician can diagnose the disease via imaging, bloodwork, etc. If you have contracted a case of mesothelioma and live in Beaumont or anywhere in the state, it is important to acquire expert legal help with someone who is licensed to practice in Texas.
Beaumont Mesothelioma Legal Process
Mesothelioma is not a cancer that “naturally” occurs like other forms, and all who contract the disease are entitled to compensation. However in Beaumont, the statute of limitations for mesothelioma legal claims is two years from date of the diagnosis. For mesothelioma wrongful death claims, the families also have two years to file a claim from time the deceased passes away. Those who fail to act before the two years runs out could forfeit their right to file a claim forever.
Beaumont Mesothelioma Claims
Asbestos companies have already filed for bankruptcy in order to protect themselves from lawsuits. However, there are asbestos bankruptcy trusts available for mesothelioma patients that have enough funds to pay current and future asbestos claims and totals approximately $30 billion.
Contact a Beaumont Mesothelioma Attorney
If you or someone you know has contracted mesothelioma, there is a limited time to act. Contact our firm immediately so we schedule a no obligation consultation to help you get what you deserve.