Asbestos exposure is a very real, very DANGEROUS situation that can result in serious sickness like mesothelioma, or lung cancer.
Whether you came into contact with the asbestos 20 or 30 years ago, through your work, through the work of a family member, or because of your long-term proximity to an asbestos-producing factory or mine, early diagnosis and treatment is very important. Early detection and treatment can slow the progression of asbestos-related illnesses.
Aside from contacting a doctor for testing and treatment of mesothelioma, you should also contact a San Diego asbestos attorney. An attorney will be able to get you or a victimized family member compensation based on how that person came in contact with the asbestos. Who was responsible for the exposure? How bad are the asbestos’ effects on health?
Depending on the answers to these questions, a San Diego personal injury attorney who specializes in mesothelioma or an asbestos lawyer may be able to get the victim the following:
- Medical Bill Coverage – for the expenses involved diagnosing and treating any asbestos-related illness.
- Medical Monitoring – to watch for and detect any future health effects of asbestos exposure.
- Pain and Suffering – for the physical and emotional pain endured.
- Wrongful Death – to compensate the survivors of a mesothelioma or lung cancer victim who died from asbestos exposure;
- Lost Wages – for the time taken off of work.
- Impairment of Earning Capacity – for any decrease in earning abilities because the victim have had to cut back on hours or give up a job.
- Loss of Enjoyment of Life – for the things the victim have had give up – like swimming or walking your dog – because the illnesses causes so much pain and discomfort.
- Loss of consortium – for the loss of the assistance and companionship of a spouse.
- Life-Care – for your non-medical needs, such as cooking and cleaning, that the victim now needs assistance with.
- Punitive Damages – if the person or business that caused the victim to contract the asbestos-related illness, maliciously failed to protect that person from harm even though the risk was known.
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