How do I Prove Someone is at Fault for my Mesothelioma?

December 20, 2017

Asbestos has been in use for thousands of years by humans who added it to strengthen clay pots and who later came to appreciate the fire-resistant properties of asbestos. It wasn’t until the industrial revolution however, when asbestos mining and usage became wide spread, where it was used as a fire-resistant coating on building materials, served as insulation for pipes, ceilings, and walls, as well as a reliance in many industrial applications and settings.

Unfortunately, people who live or work in environments where asbestos is present are at risk of suffering serious health issues directly caused by exposure to asbestos. This is especially problematic among workers who may be handling or manipulating materials containing asbestos, which causes small fibers of the material to become airborne, and are subsequently inhaled. When the asbestos enters the body, it is liable to cause mesothelioma in the tissue around various internal organs, most often around the lungs.

Mesothelioma is a malignant and aggressive form of cancer with no known cure, and it is almost exclusively caused by exposure to asbestos.

Mesothelioma in Texas

Asbestos use was widespread throughout the country up until around the mid-70s, but its use was particularly prominent in many industrial contexts. In the state of Texas this often meant the use of asbestos in popular industries across the state, ranging from the numerous oil refineries and shipyards along the Gulf of Mexico, to military uses which impact the many Texan veterans, to its use in manufacturing or chemical plants which are other important industries.

Counties along the coast in Texas feature higher than average rates of mesothelioma due to the heavy use of asbestos in the shipbuilding and oil refinery sectors, and counties like Orange or Jefferson are among the most heavily impacted by mesothelioma.

Proving Fault for Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma cases are often difficult to pursue because the latency period between exposure to asbestos and the development of mesothelioma normally takes many years or even decades, while exhibiting no symptoms or causing virtually no discomfort to the victims in the interim.

The difficulty of proving who is at fault for mesothelioma is often due to the challenge of trying to establish the time and place of asbestos exposure. Compounding the difficulty of this is that many victims weren’t even knowingly exposing themselves to asbestos at the time, and were certainly not warned of the dangers.

Establishing negligence and building a case for exposure will take a great deal of investigation and a degree of patience, which is why it is crucial that you hire an experienced mesothelioma lawyer in Texas such as Fears Nachawati. You cannot trust your mesothelioma case to just any personal injury lawyer, since these cases are far more nuanced and complex, given the amount of time that has passed since exposure to asbestos and the onset of mesothelioma.

Every mesothelioma case is unique, and you can be assured that Fears Nachawati will pursue every possible legal avenue including past employers, product manufacturers, and even the asbestos industry itself, in order to provide compensation for your pain and suffering, mounting medical bills for treating mesothelioma, and to provide security and stability for your family.

Compensation is linked to the strength of the case, which considers a variety of factors, including the health condition of the claimant, and the degree of perceived liability among one or more defendants, which is why an experienced mesothelioma lawyer and prompt action is of utmost importance.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact the experienced legal team at Fears Nachawati for a free, no obligation legal consultation to discuss the specifics of your case. Please call (866) 705-7584, or visit the offices of Fears Nachawati located throughout the great state of Texas, including in Houston, Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth, and San Antonio.

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