Malignant mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that usually affects the lungs, heart or stomach. It is caused by exposure to asbestos, a material that was routinely used in various industries in the past.
Many people develop mesothelioma decades after being exposed to asbestos in workplaces such as factories and shipyards. These victims are often entitled to financial compensation for:
- medical expenses
- lost wages
- pain and suffering caused by their illness
In addition to obtaining medical care for the treatment of their disease, mesothelioma victims should consult a skilled personal injury attorney to explore their legal options. Many successful legal claims have been brought against employers and government agencies who exposed their workers to asbestos on the job.
Our law firm has secured more than $400 million in California mesothelioma settlements.
To learn more about mesothelioma and your legal rights, fill out the form on this page for a free copy of 100 Questions & Answers About Mesothelioma. This valuable resource can help you understand the disease and navigate the challenging decisions that must be made in the wake of a diagnosis.