Nearly 10,000 people die each year from asbestos-related conditions. Companies that sold asbestos-containing products continued to expose people for years, even though they were aware of dangerous side effects such as an extremely deadly form of cancer called mesothelioma. There isn’t much time left for victims to file a mesothelioma lawsuit, so a dedicated mesothelioma lawyer is necessary to navigate the litigation process and bring justice to those responsible.
What is Asbestos?
Asbestos is a mined mineral used for insulation and heat resistance in homes and commercial buildings for nearly 100 years. These products can release fibers, which then find their way to a person’s lungs and cause serious and permanent problems that include:
- Impairment or restriction of lungs
Other conditions include lung cancer, asbestosis, and an increased risk of stomach, colon and esophageal cancers.
Hurdles to Proving a Mesothelioma Case
People who want to seek compensation for developing mesothelioma are required to deal with numerous hurdles before they can bring a case. These obstacles include:
- Identifying the manufacturer of the asbestos-containing product
- Identifying the year and location of exposure
- Providing a testimony attesting to the exposure of asbestos
- Completing a medical examination by a board certified expert
- Pulmonary testing
Mesothelioma victims normally die within four to 18 months after diagnosis, so individuals may have long passed away by the time they are able to present a case.
If you’re suffering from mesothelioma, it is imperative that you have a dedicated team of experienced researchers that can get fast results and bring you justice for your injuries. Not every lawyer takes on the challenges mesothelioma victims face when trying to win a case.
Attorney Larry Cohan is an experienced mesothelioma lawyer with more than 30 years of success litigating mesothelioma cases and advocating for those injured. He obtains substantial verdicts and settlements for those injured by environmental toxins and dangerous products. Larry was voted 2013 Lawyer of the Year in Mass Tort by Philadelphia’s Best Lawyers®, and he has been selected for inclusion in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey editions of Super Lawyers® every year since 2004.