Effects of asbestos can take decades to appear
Mesothelioma or asbestos litigation is a type of toxic tort lawsuit. These lawsuits are typically brought against manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers of asbestos, a known carcinogen used at one time in many products. Mesothelioma cases usually involve people facing terminal illness and great hardship. Even so, these cases can be difficult to prove. Often, a long period of time elapses between exposure to asbestos and the diagnosis of mesothelioma or asbestos-related disease. Typically, several decades may pass before the symptoms of mesothelioma appear. Other asbestos-related diseases include lung cancer and asbestosis.
Waters Kraus & Paul’s asbestos lawyers have successfully prosecuted cases for clients who were exposed throughout the United States, Canada, and even the Middle East including Iran, where many American citizens worked in refineries.