Pigeon Forge Mesothelioma & Toxic Exposure Lawyer
Asbestos poisoning is a great threat to nearly everyone, due to the high prevalence of the toxic substance in all aspects of society from drywall to automobile parts. With enough exposure, asbestos causes mesothelioma, which is a deadly form of cancer that resides in the tissues surrounding the vital organs of the lungs, heart, and abdomen. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, it is important to contact an lawyer. Treatment can be extremely expensive, and the party that is responsible for your illness should be held responsible for paying. The Pigeon Forge mesothelioma lawyers of Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC are here to assist you in every way that we can, from figuring out who the liable party is and holding them accountable for your damages. Contact us today to set up a free initial consultation.
What is Asbestos and Mesothelioma?
Asbestos includes six types of minerals, which are used in manufacturing and construction because of their fire and chemical resistant. Asbestos fibers are colorless, odorless, and impossible to detect with the naked eye, which is why detecting asbestos in the workplace or home is so difficult, according to the Pleural Mesothelioma Center. Asbestos has been used for thousands of years, though it was not heavily used in the U.S. until the 1930s. Roughly a half century later, it finally became more and more regulated as mesothelioma was eventually linked to the material, though for many it was too late. Asbestos poisoning does not result in death or health decline unless exposure occurs over a long term. Asbestos fibers are inhaled and settle in the lungs, causing cancer (mesothelioma) in the lining of the lungs, abdomen, and heart.
Mesothelioma has No Cure
Tragically, there is no known cure for mesothelioma to date. It does, however, take on average of 20 to 50 years to appear after exposure occurs. Up to 2,800 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer each year, and the average life expectancy upon diagnosis is just 12 to 21 months. However, some patients beat those odds by many years.
Why File a Lawsuit or Claim?
Because mesothelioma is so expensive to treat, and because the victim may be leaving behind children, a family, and others who depend on them for financial support and companionship, it is always worth discussing the possibility of filing a claim or lawsuit against the negligent party. You may be able to collect damages due to:
- Medical bills;
- Lost wages;
- Loss of consortium;
- Pain and suffering;
- Loss of joy of life; and
- Funeral and burial expenses.
Call Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC Law Firm Today for Help
We understand that during this tragic time dealing with a stressful lawsuit or claim is not on the top of your priority list. Because of that, the Pigeon Forge mesothelioma lawyers of Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC take care of every detail so that you and your family can spend time together. Contact us at 865-225-6784 to speak to us today.