Mesothelioma is a slowly progressing and very painful disease caused by exposure to asbestos. It is a specific cancer of the lungs, different from asbestosis or lung cancer. Even though most of the companies which produced asbestos are now bankrupt, there are still several companies in operation that contribute to asbestos exposure.
If you or a loved has developed mesothelioma after exposure to asbestos, it is important to you contact an attorney experienced in handling these cases right away. There is a specific statute of limitations for bringing mesothelioma claims in Arizona.
Contact me, a mesothelioma lawyer in Phoenix, to discuss whether you have a legal claim against the parties that contributed to the exposure.
Asbestos and Mesothelioma
Workers in the mining, construction, railroad and shipbuilding industries are at the greatest risk of being exposed to asbestos and thus have a higher chance of developing mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is cancer of the thin membrane (mesothelium) surrounding the lungs. The mesothelium reduces friction as the lungs expand and contract during breathing.
Victims of mesothelioma experience difficult and painful breathing, cough, chest pains, fever and night sweats. Of the few cases where mesothelioma is diagnosed, most of those cases are either:
- People exposed to asbestos 30 to 40 years ago
- People who have been continuously exposed to asbestos in the few industries where its use is still permitted, such as in some kinds of construction or auto maintenance and repair
In one case, a long-time mechanic developed mesothelioma over the course of several years of employment as an auto mechanic working with asbestos in brake components. If you have developed mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos due to the negligence of others, you deserve compensation for your suffering.
Experienced Arizona Mesothelioma Lawyers
I am Stephen I. Leshner. I have contributed to significant victories and settlements for victims of this horrible disease, providing personal and professional service. Acting as co-counsel, I have represented several Arizonans diagnosed with mesothelioma.
At my law firm, Stephen I. Leshner, P.C., I will use my skill and experience litigating asbestos-related claims to help you determine the source of asbestos exposure and identify the party or parties responsible. I will then file a claim against the parties responsible for the asbestos exposure to pursue full and fair compensation.
If you or a loved one has developed mesothelioma after prolonged asbestos exposure, pleasecontact me, an Arizona wrongful death lawyer online, or call 602 266-9000. I offer free initial consultations to discuss the specific facts of your case.