Asbestos is a material that comes from rock. When left in the ground, asbestos is safe. When asbestos is removed from the ground and incorporated into products it becomes extremely dangerous.
Asbestos was used heavily for many years and hundreds of products.
Asbestos was used heavily for many years and hundreds of products. It was primarily used due to the fact that it is strong, resists fire and corrosion, and has very effective properties for insulation.
Where can Asbestos be found?
In modern day, asbestos has many uses such as thermal pipe and boiler insulation, floor coverings, ceiling tiles, spray-applied fireproofing and soundproofing, roofing materials and pipe and metal sheeting.
Due to the fact that asbestos was used in heavy construction in the industrial and building trades during the mid-1900s, most carriers of mesothelioma cancer are men who were working around asbestos during that time.
Victims may be of various ages, differing occupations, male or female, and had either long or short-term exposure to asbestos in the recent or remote past. That is why it takes a highly experienced attorney to use the specifics of the case toward the victim’s advantage– and not be discouraged by the asbestos industry’s defense that they are not responsible since the case is not “typical” for asbestos-related Mesothelioma. There really is no such thing as a “typical case,” – and an inexperienced law firm may fall for this common defense ploy.
Nonetheless, significant settlements and awards have been wrested out of the asbestos manufacturer’s for their culpability to victims of Mesothelioma. Multi-Million dollar awards are quite common, all depending upon the particular circumstances of the case. A key attribute of a highly competent and experienced Mesothelioma lawyer is knowing how to arrange and present the case to the payers so that maximal compensation can be recovered for the victim and their family.
Our attorneys have a wealth of experience dealing with the specialized scientific and medical issues involved in asbestos lawsuits. Excellent representation by The DiCello Law Firm often will result in a resolution prior to trial. If you or a loved one has been harmed by Asbestos exposure the The DiCello Law Firm can help.