For decades, asbestos was used in shipbuilding, automobile production, construction and various other industries. The long-term exposure to high concentrations of asbestos fibers is known to cause a wide range of cancers and other diseases such as:
- Lung cancer
- Laryngeal cancer
- Colon cancer
- Asbestosis, or scarring of the lungs
Many of these diseases do not occur until decades after exposure. Although businesses knew of the risks associated with asbestos, companies continued to expose their workers to this harmful substance for decades. If you or a loved one has contracted a disease caused by exposure to asbestos, you need an attorney who is committed to helping you recover maximum compensation for your injuries. The law firm of Reaud, Morgan & Quinn has represented many victims of chemical exposure, such as asbestos, in both personal injury and wrongful death claims. We have built a record of successfully trying asbestos cases both as individual cases, and in consolidated litigation. Our law firm represented numerous individuals exposed to asbestos in the landmark case of Cimino vs. Raymark Industries.
We will begin an immediate investigation into the likely causes of your disease. When we determine the companies that are responsible, we will work to help you recover monetary damages. Even if the company responsible for your illness is now bankrupt, there may still be some money from victim’s funds for those injured or killed by asbestos.
I Smoked. Does That Mean I Will Lose My Asbestos Claim?
A person who smokes has a risk of lung cancer. A person who is exposed to asbestos also has a risk of getting lung cancer. However, a person who smokes AND is exposed to asbestos faces a much higher risk of developing lung cancer. We will not have to prove that asbestos was the sole cause of your cancer. Rather, we only need to show that exposure to asbestos was a cause of your cancer.
Contact the Asbestos Lawyers of Reaud, Morgan & Quinn
Call 409-838-1000 or e-mail our law firm today to schedule your free initial consultation.