Mesothelioma is a terrible disease that impacts the lungs of individuals throughout the nation, including North Carolina. It is fatal and often tied to asbestos exposure that may have occurred decades before the disease is diagnosed. When that exposure is tied to an occupation someone once had, it may be possible for the person who is ill to recover damages in a lawsuit. The family of a man with mesothelioma, who lived in another state, recently succeeded in that endeavor.
In our last blog post, we discussed the damages that may be awarded in wrongful death lawsuits. Recently, the surviving spouse of one man filed a lawsuit seeking these types of damages.
In the wake of a loved one's death, it can be enormously challenging to see past the grief, sadness and frustration you may be feeling. In cases where a loved one was very sick, people may have been experiencing these emotions for months or years before the person succumbed to the illness.
Diseases that are caused by exposure to asbestos can be especially devastating because of how aggressive they can be. Further, they are often diagnosed only after they are already in advanced stages, meaning treatment may not be as effective as it could have been and a person's life expectancy is decreased to a matter of months or even weeks.
If you have lost a loved one due to mesothelioma or asbestosis, money may very well be the last thing on your mind right now. You are probably more focused on handling funeral arrangements, going through estate planning documents and trying to manage the grief and sadness of the loss.
Exposure to toxic chemicals and materials can do severe and long-term damage to any person who ingests them. We often talk about asbestos exposure on this blog, but the truth is that asbestos is just one of many harmful chemicals that can do irreparable damage to a person's health.
If your loved one has recently passed away from a serious illness that you suspect is linked to asbestos exposure, you likely have many questions that need to be answered.
It should come as no surprise to readers that mesothelioma is a devastating, aggressive and fatal illness. While many people who are diagnosed with this illness are older men who worked with asbestos decades ago, mesothelioma can affect any person at any age.
Mesothelioma is a truly devastating illness that affects many of the millions of people who have been exposed to asbestos. Despite the extensive research and testing that has taken place over the years, there is still no cure for mesothelioma.
Any lawsuit stemming from a serious injury or wrongful death has the potential to be very frustrating. The legal system itself can be much more complicated and slow-moving than people expect and there are many intricacies of the law that people without a legal background can find intimidating and overwhelming.