Asbestos Litigation

construction worker removing asbestosAsbestos litigation grows annually, with over thousands of new claims each year according to recent data from the RAND Corporation.  Unfortunately, even though issues with asbestos have been known for decades, many of those hurt are still forced to engage in complex legal battles to ensure accountability and access to proper redress.  That is because lawyers for the companies and manufacturers that are subject to this litigation seem to strategically draw out court proceedings. The defensive strategy in these cases is often to wait until the plaintiff has died in order to save their client money.

This conduct has to be fought against.  Plaintiffs need assertive and experienced legal representation to combat the asbestos industry.

The Basics

Asbestos litigation grows annually, with over 100,000 new claims each year. Lawyers for the companies and manufacturers that are subject to this litigation seem to strategically draw out court proceedings. The idea being to wait until the plaintiff has died in order to save their client money. Plaintiffs need assertive and experienced legal representation to combat the asbestos industry.

Asbestos was used in building products, shipyards, and factories for more than a century. However, it continues to be an airborne presence affecting millions of workers. Even those who do not work in an area where asbestos fibers are found can be impacted by fibers brought home on clothing by other family members. With a latency period of 20 to 50 years, asbestos can cause diseases such as mesothelioma, asbestosis, and lung cancer many years after the initial exposure. Four cancers have been directly linked to asbestos exposure; lung cancer, mesothelioma, ovarian cancer and laryngeal cancer. Asbestos has also been shown to increase the risks of gastrointestinal, colorectal, esophageal, and kidney cancers by some studies.

Claims of damage related to asbestos exposure were filed as early as 1929, when the dangers of such exposure were first noted. It is estimated that as many as 21 million workers have been exposed to asbestos in the workplace over the last 50 years, and nearly 3,000 new cases of disease attributable to asbestos exposure are diagnosed each year. Thousands of asbestos litigation cases have been filed against the manufacturers of asbestos products. These cases vary in charges of negligence, design defect, and failure to warn. Over the years, hundreds of millions of dollars have been awarded in damages for asbestos claims.

Handling Asbestos Litigation

If think you or someone you know has suffered an injury as a result of exposure to asbestos, contact The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP at 1-800-624-8888 or submit an InjuryLawyer.com free online case evaluation. You could qualify to bring legal action for monetary damages, medical treatment, and other benefits.

The initial consultation is FREE of charge. We work on a contingency fee basis. Meaning, if we agree to handle your case, there are no legal fees unless we are successful in getting you money. 

Some lawsuits need be filed before an impending expiration date, known as the Statute of Limitations. Therefore, call or contact us right away to ensure that you do not waive your rights to money damages or other benefits.