Industry has known all about the deadly effects of asbestos for decades but covered it up. Manufacturers and users did everything possible to conceal just how deadly it is, particularly for those exposed on the job.
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What’s the problem?
Despite the vast historical documentation that exposure to asbestos causes serious health conditions, the toxic mineral was heavily mined and processed into thousands of industrial and domestic products for many decades. Beginning in the late-1800s, commercial asbestos mines started operations across the globe. The booming Industrial Revolution fostered immense innovation in the application of asbestos, and the companies producing these products began to see increasing profits. It didn’t take long for the asbestos business to develop into a major industry, complete with soaring profit margins, thousands of employees, and merciless CEOs.
As early as the 1930s, executives at companies where asbestos was used daily were already covering up the fact that employees were being sickened and dying from asbestos-related diseases. They hid or destroyed memos about the dangers of asbestos, ignored doctor’s reports, and quietly offered compensation to individuals affected by their daily work with the hazardous mineral, making them promise never to tell their co-workers about their disease.
Legislation finally was implemented to control the use of asbestos in the 1970s. Successful lawsuits against asbestos companies were brought and continue to this day. Unfortunately, this was too late for many who had been exposed to asbestos for years. Because the incubation period for these diseases, especially mesothelioma, is about 15-30 years, workers had no idea of their condition and found out too late that they were gravely ill.
When diagnosed, mesothelioma victims have less than 24 months to live. Symptoms arise when the disease is in its advanced stages, therefore, eliminating the chance to cure the cancer. Mesothelioma is 100% lethal. This is the fate that the heartless companies bestowed upon their dedicated workers.
Do I have a Mesothelioma Lawsuit?
The Toxic Tort Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in asbestos-related mesothelioma lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.