An asbestos exposure lawsuit may be filed if you have experienced exposure to asbestos on the job, while serving in the military or in another setting. Individuals who’ve experienced indirect asbestos exposure may also qualify to file an asbestos exposure lawsuit or even a mesothelioma claim if they’ve been diagnosed with this serious illness.
To file an asbestos exposure lawsuit, you will need a number of documents, evidence and testimony to support your case. In short, your asbestos lawyer will work to present your case, providing evidence of your exposure and arguing that you have suffered harm, losses and damages as a result of the asbestos exposure incident(s).
You may be required to provide your medical records, diagnostic testing results and even a statement from your physician(s) to support any claims of health problems or illness from asbestos exposure.
Medical evidence and testimony can be very crucial in your asbestos exposure lawsuit because most asbestos exposure damages and losses are health related. What’s more, many conditions and diseases such as mesothelioma have a very strong link to asbestos exposure, so this can be an important part of your case.
Your asbestos claim must also include information, evidence and documentation that serves to prove that you were A) exposed to asbestos, that B) the defendant is responsible and liable for that exposure and C) that you suffered some sort of loss, damages or illness from that asbestos exposure.
Once your attorney gathers the appropriate evidence, information and documentation, your asbestos exposure lawsuit will progress to court, where it may go to trial or the defendant may offer a settlement to avoid a costly and lengthy litigation process.
Asbestos Exposure Lawsuit Cases and Indirect Exposure
Some asbestos exposure lawsuit cases have been filed by family members of individuals who worked in a job where they were exposed to asbestos.
Indirect exposure to asbestos can occur when a person carries asbestos dust on their clothing, hair and body. The slightest movement can cause these fine asbestos particles to become airborne, at which time they may be inhaled or ingested by others who share the environment.
There is no safe amount of asbestos exposure so individuals who have experienced indirect asbestos exposure can also develop serious illnesses and diseases such as mesothelioma, asbestosis, pleural effusion, lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD.)
A person who experiences losses due to these cases of indirect secondary asbestos exposure incidents can theoretically qualify to file an asbestos lawsuit. It’s important to consult an experienced asbestos attorney who can help you gather the necessary documentation and evidence to form a viable case for your asbestos exposure lawsuit.
Help With Your Asbestos Exposure Lawsuit
If you need help filing an asbestos exposure lawsuit, contact Mesowatch, to connect you with experienced mesothelioma lawyers that can provide you with the legal assistance you need to get the compensation and legal justice you deserve.
Their experienced asbestos and mesothelioma team of lawyers will guide you through the process, answering your questions and working to protect your best interests every step of the way.