Getting diagnosed with mesothelioma or asbestosis can be shattering news for anyone. These illnesses can be aggressive and very difficult to treat, especially when it is not caught in the early stages. Seemingly in the blink of an eye, a person's life can change dramatically.
There are a number of reasons why many people may be hesitant to take legal action when it comes to asbestos-related illnesses. It can certainly be overwhelming, confusing and intimidating and many people may not understand what rights they have. However, working through the process of filing a lawsuit and pursuing compensation can be much easier with the help of an attorney.
Most North Carolina readers are likely aware of the dangers of asbestos and the health issues that it can cause. Because of this, federal law requires that asbestos removal be performed by trained individuals who have the proper equipment and gear to prevent exposure. Anyone who violates this law may be subject to federal prosecution and civil asbestos litigation. In an out-of-state case, three men who ran a job training program now face civil suits by former students who claim that they unknowingly removed asbestos materials during a building renovation.