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Mesothelioma: A Tragic Case of Cancer from Corporate Negligence

Mesothelioma is a deadly form of cancer that attacks the lungs, or in some cases, the abdomen or the heart. It is caused by exposure to asbestos in large quantities. Sometimes, you may not even remember being exposed to asbestos because it so widely used in the past before it became regulated due to the devastating consequences to your health. Alternatively, if you worked in a construction or manufacturing job prior to the late 1980’s, chances are you remember the exposure but you may not have known how dangerous it was at the time. Asbestos exposure takes years, and often decades, to result in symptoms of mesothelioma, such as shortness of breath, chest pain, fatigue, and a cough that won’t go away. More severe symptoms include jaundice, dangerous blood clots, and internal bleeding.

An Experienced Asbestos Attorney Can Hold Big Corporations Accountable

If you have developed mesothelioma, cancer, or asbestosis (a chronic inflammation of certain lung tissue) due to asbestos exposure, you may have a case against the manufacturer of a product that contained asbestos, an employer who required you to work with asbestos or asbestos-containing products, or even against the owner of premises containing asbestos. One of the most complex aspects of a mesothelioma lawsuit is identifying the correct defendants and figuring out who is responsible for your injuries. Large companies who willingly exposed hard-working people to dangerous levels of asbestos will always point the finger at someone else and try to confuse the issue. It is important for your case to have an attorney who has experience holding big corporations accountable for their negligence.

Before Jim Ross formed Jim Ross & Associates, he worked as the head lawyer in the litigation department of a firm whose entire practice was dedicated to asbestos injury cases. Jim Ross knows first-hand the challenges of pursuing a mesothelioma case and of fighting companies with deep pockets and large litigation budgets. Jim Ross can take on these corporations and help you recover your damages.

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, you have legal options, but you must act within the statute of limitations. The limitations period varies, but it is typically within two years of your initial diagnosis. Therefore, you should hire a mesothelioma attorney as soon as possible. Remember, Jim Ross & Associates handles personal injury cases like these on a contingency fee basis. That means you do not have to pay lawyers’ fees or expenses out of your own pocket. We wait to be compensated until we have secured a recovery on your behalf. If there is no recovery, we do not take a fee. Contact Jim Ross & Associates for a free consultation today.

Pursuing Damages from Bankrupt Companies Who Used Asbestos

Is the company who exposed you to asbestos in bankruptcy? That is actually very common due to the avalanche of asbestos injury lawsuits that were prosecuted in the late 1990’s. But, just because the negligent party is bankrupt does not mean you cannot pursue your mesothelioma case. Many of these bankrupt defendants were ordered to establish trusts to pay people who were injured by asbestos. Because the companies are in bankruptcy, they will not be able to pay what you might otherwise be entitled to, but they can pay some portion of your damages. The mesothelioma attorneys at Jim Ross & Associates know how to work with the bankruptcy trustees to settle your claim and recover damages on your behalf.