If you receive the news that you’ve developed mesothelioma, you may feel blindsided. After all, mesothelioma takes so long to develop that you may never have expected that you were exposed to asbestos. On top of that, it might be hard to think of when you would have been exposed.
It’s important for you to sit down and consider when you may have been exposed and if it was at work or school. Old buildings and work sites used to have asbestos in their structures and on their grounds, so if you were there, you were likely exposed. If you can determine where you were exposed, then you have a chance to seek fair compensation.
Sometimes, workers who develop mesothelioma later in life are able to seek workers’ compensation for their injuries. People who suffer from mesothelioma as a result of exposure in a school or other building might be able to file a personal injury lawsuit against the owner of that building or the administration that ran a service.
Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer, and there is a potential that it may not have been caught until it was too late to do much for you. Don’t let your situation make you a victim. You have the right to pursue a claim against anyone who exposed you to asbestos fibers that could have caused your condition.
Our website has more on mesothelioma and related conditions, along with helpful information about what you should do if you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma after working with or being exposed to asbestos in the past several decades.