I recently was diagnosed with mesothelioma. I used to work for factories that contained asbestos. How do I make a claim?

I am so sorry to hear about your mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a very rare but lethal type of cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos. Asbestos is a product that was used in many building materials for decades. Asbestos was discovered to be dangerous when the fibers are inhaled, but manufacturers hid the dangers from the public for years, causing huge numbers of deaths that were otherwise preventable.

Victims of mesothelioma often live for decades before the onset of the disease. Many victims develop mesothelioma long after they have left the environment where they were exposed to the substance. The disease can often be mistaken initially for more common and less serious respiratory illnesses. However, the symptoms typically progress quickly.

The asbestos industry consists of a number of powerful corporations, whose legal teams may attempt to reduce the amount of your claim or deny it altogether. If you have mesothelioma, which you believe was caused by exposure to asbestos, you need to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney, who can help you make your claim.

Call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles personal injury attorney, at 310-385-0567. My team can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.