Mesothelioma can take away your ability to live comfortably. It causes trouble breathing, and you may find out about it so late that you have little you can do to slow it or prevent further damage.
Many times, those who are diagnosed with mesothelioma are in the final stages of the disease, so all that can be done is to help keep them comfortable.
The thing to keep in mind is that those who are dealing with mesothelioma may have a way to seek compensation for their injuries. Oftentimes, it’s exposure through a work environment or school that leads to these injuries.
For example, old homes tend to have asbestos used in the insulation or as insulation. Homes built between 1930 and 1950 may contain asbestos. Asbestos can also be found in some textured paints and patching compounds that weren’t banned until the late 1970s. If you lived in an apartment and didn’t have notice of asbestos being present or went to school where the building was older, asbestos could be what is leading to serious complications now.
There are times when not being notified of the presence of asbestos or not knowing that you were working with it could help you have a legal claim against others. In some cases, those people could be held accountable for failing to tell you about asbestos. For workers injured by asbestos, it may be possible to seek workers’ compensation or a personal injury claim.
Our website has more information about asbestos, asbestosis, mesothelioma and what you can do if you’re sick from asbestos.