3 Ways Mesothelioma Law Can Help You
If you or someone you love has mesothelioma, you are probably exhausted. That’s completely understandable. Between making the rounds to doctor’s appointments, the side effects of medicine and the toll illness can take on your physical and mental energy, you may feel that it’s all you can do just to get up and get through another day. Mesothelioma law – the legal framework that allows you to file a lawsuit against the corporations that caused your disease – may be the last thing on your mind.
The good news is that filing a mesothelioma lawsuit doesn’t have to take a lot of your precious time and energy. A good mesothelioma lawyer will do the bulk of the work to investigate your claim and build your case. And turning to mesothelioma law to seek restitution for your injuries can have benefits that make your effort very worthwhile.
3 Ways Mesothelioma Law Can Help You
- Mesothelioma Law Holds Guilty Corporations Accountable
Johns Manville, W.R. Grace, Kaiser, Owens Corning, United States Gypsum, Babcock & Wilcox, Raytech: all these companies have something in common. They have acknowledged that their products and/or work environment exposed people to asbestos, leading to mesothelioma and other asbestos diseases. These companies have been sued by so many people that they set up asbestos trust funds to pay current and future mesothelioma victims. Around 70 corporations have set up these funds. This is an example of mesothelioma law in action.
In 1929, when the first worker filed a personal injury lawsuit against the Johns Manville Corporation because the asbestos in the company’s workplace had made him sick, the corporation tried to shrug it off. When a few more workers came forward and filed lawsuits, Johns-Manville fought hard in court. By the early 1970s, when thousands more workers had become sick with mesothelioma and other lung diseases caused by asbestos exposure and sued Johns Manville, it could no longer ignore its responsibility. The corporation was one of the first to file for bankruptcy due to asbestos litigation. The Court mandated that the bankruptcy set aside assets for future mesothelioma victims.
The courage of the first workers who fought David and Goliath battles against huge corporations paved the way for you to make your claim. Plus, the weight of many lawsuits over several decades did the important work of bringing the dangers of asbestos exposure to light.
Because of mesothelioma law, asbestos is banned in more than 50 countries and has been removed from most products. Because of mesothelioma law, standards have been set to protect workers and the environment during asbestos removal. Because of mesothelioma law, corporations know they can no longer ignore the toxic health effects of asbestos in order to turn a quick profit.
Whether you are the first person to sue a manufacturer or your former employer or you join a list of thousands, your mesothelioma lawsuit is important. It is your chance to raise your voice and speak out against the negligence and injustice that caused your illness. Mesothelioma law gives you the chance to protect future generations, by once again sounding the alarm about the dangers of asbestos exposure.
- Mesothelioma Law Can Provide Compensation
The most obvious benefit of a lawsuit is monetary recovery. Mesothelioma law gives you the opportunity to demand payment for your pain and suffering and to support your family in a terribly challenging time.
Your health insurance may cover your medical bills, but it won’t pay for your lost wages or for the time off that family members take off work to assist with your care. A financial cushion can help the people you love make it through this difficult time. Mesothelioma law gives you a way to ensure that your family can live comfortably in the future, even after you are gone.
Kazan Law has won verdicts of as much as $32 million for someone with mesothelioma, often a surviving spouse and family can get more! You owe it to your family to talk to an experienced mesothelioma lawyer about whether it makes sense for you to file a mesothelioma lawsuit.
The large verdicts in mesothelioma cases are also a deterrent to corporations that may be tempted to ignore negative health impacts from their products. The cost of mesothelioma verdicts is a strong incentive to stop using asbestos. Mesothelioma law allows you to hold corporate criminals accountable for their actions and prevent future harm.
- Mesothelioma Law Can Help You Give to Others
As mentioned above, mesothelioma verdicts and settlements often involve large sums of money. Once your family’s needs are met, there may be money left over. Mesothelioma law can help you touch the lives of others in one more way: through charitable giving.
Whether your family wants to start its own foundation or you want to make a gift in honor of a loved one to an established mesothelioma charity, a mesothelioma lawsuit can give you the means to contribute and make a difference in the lives of others.
Nonprofits like the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization work hard to warn those at risk for developing mesothelioma and to educate the public about the damage that asbestos exposure can cause to human health.
Nonprofit teaching hospitals are conducting research to pioneer groundbreaking treatments for mesothelioma. Stanford Medicine Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery specializes in mesothelioma care and this prestigious medical school conducts clinical trials that can lead to innovations in mesothelioma healthcare. The Thoracic Oncology Program at the University of California San Francisco Medical School – possibly the best medical school in the United States – has pushed the envelope on surgical and other treatments that offer promise for mesothelioma patients. The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center also conducts clinical trials and research to advance mesothelioma treatments. In time, the researchers and doctors at these medical schools and others like them have the potential to find treatments that prolong the lives of mesothelioma patients and could even lead to a cure.
These and other charities support current and future victims of asbestos exposure. Thanks to mesothelioma law, you could have the opportunity to pay it forward and contribute to the search for a cure for mesothelioma.
If you’re still not sure whether mesothelioma law will benefit you, there is one simple thing you can do: contact Kazan Law. There is no charge for your consultation with a Kazan Law attorney and you can find out what it would take to file a mesothelioma lawsuit and recover compensation for your illness. It could be the most momentous financial step you will take in your life.