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 holds asbestos manufacturers, distributors, and others accountable for their part in causing mesothelioma. Our 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.