Asbestos Mesothelioma FAQs
Q: What is asbestos?
A: Asbestos refers to a group of naturally occurring fibrous minerals which can be separated into thin, microscopic threads. These fibers are highly durable, and resistant to heat, chemicals, and do not conduct electricity. As a result, asbestos was commonly used for many decades as an insulating material in many commercial and industrial products.
Q: What is mesothelioma?
A: Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that is closely linked with exposure to asbestos. It affects the thin protective lining that covers the internal organs of the body including the lungs, abdominal cavity, and heart.
Q: How can people be exposed to asbestos?
A: When products containing asbestos material are disturbed, it can release tiny asbestos particles and fibers into the air. The risk of inhaling asbestos fibers into the lungs may result in serious long-term and life-threatening consequences.
Q: How long does it take to receive compensation after filing an asbestos lawsuit?
A: In many cases, clients who suffered due to asbestos-related diseases end in a settlement prior to it reaching the courtroom, however this varies from case to case, and should further be discussed between the client and an experienced attorney to help move the case quickly through the legal process.
Q: How do I know if I have an asbestos disease?
A: To best determine if you have asbestos disease only a doctor can provide a proper medical evaluation if your symptoms are asbestos-related. Be sure to tell your doctor about any history to possible exposure you may have had, and whether or not you are experiencing any symptoms. It's important to know symptoms of asbestos-related diseases may not become apparent for many decades after exposure, which is why checking with a doctor is crucial.
Q: How much can I expect to receive through an asbestos settlement?
A: The amount a client receives from a lawsuit settlement will vary. There are a number of factors that determine how much compensation you may be entitled to. An experienced attorney can best discuss your case, and provide insight of the compensation you potentially can expect.
If you or someone you love suffers from an asbestos-related disease, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact a mesothelioma lawyer in your local area today!
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