Asbestos is a “sneaky equal opportunity killer.” Asbestosis, which is a chronic lung disease caused by the inhaling of fibers of asbestos, is most commonly used as a heat-resistant and insulating material. Those most affected by this disease are workers who are or have been employed in the construction, mining, or the manufacturing of asbestos products. Whether you know it or not, asbestosis is usually designated as the most common work-related lung disease.
Once asbestos manifests itself into mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer that attacks the linings of your body organs, you may not recognize the symptoms; mesothelioma is a “plodder,” will not leave a note on your doorstep, and takes its time to kill you; sometimes up to 30 years from the time you were exposed to asbestos products. And, unfortunately, treatments for meso are far from enlightening unless you catch it in the early stages by way of chest X rays, tuberculosis, or lung cancer; cures are few and far between.
For decades asbestos manufacturing companies, construction workers, and mining workers who were at greatest risk of exposure to this asbestos disease called mesothelioma were kept in the dark about the risks. Recently a much greater awareness of the dangers of working near or around asbestos on a daily basis has been put on the front burners. Screening for shadows on the lungs on a regular basis is good start, but asbestos lawyers California have been involved in raising the bar much higher when it comes to mesothelioma victims.
Under legal pressure from asbestos lawyer California as well as other legal firms, $30 billion (that’s a B) dollars has been set aside by asbestos manufacturers who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer and other related asbestos diseases, as a “pay back” for profiting from these workers who are now sick, or on deaths bed. These funds can be used to pay medical bills, treatment costs, and generally help with the everyday expenses and other family bills.
Asbestos lawyers California has all the necessary information, including the required forms to complete, and is standing by to assist and file claims. Ergo, it is important to file quickly since claims are paid on a first come, first paid basis. The Asbestos Trust Fund is your green light and blue skies path to compensation. And even if the company is no longer in business, you may still be eligible.