From the late 1950s through the early 1980s, many people were exposed to asbestos in the United States, and the health consequences of that exposure are being seen now.
Throughout much of the 20th century, asbestos was regularly used in construction, in the automotive industry, in shipyards, in the military, and in other industries. The men and women who worked in these industries were exposed to this dangerous substance at work, and they unknowingly brought home asbestos fibers on their clothing, exposing their loved ones. For years, the men, women, and children who were exposed to asbestos lived life without any health complications. There is a long lag time between the exposure to asbestos and the development of mesothelioma—it can be 20 – 50 years before someone presents symptoms of this aggressive cancer.
Older People With Mesothelioma Deserve Fair Recoveries
Senior citizens may deal with multiple health issues that are unrelated to asbestos exposure. However, that does not limit their right to pursue justice if they’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma. This type of cancer is painful, treatment can be expensive, and life expectancy may be shortened because of this diagnosis. You deserve a fair recovery for the damage that asbestos has caused you, regardless of your age. And if you were exposed to asbestos before 1980, you do not need to pay Medicare back for costs associated with treating this condition.
We understand that you may not want to risk spending a lot of money on a potential recovery at this stage of your life; however, we provide a risk-free option to seek justice for your asbestos exposure. We offer a free consultation and will represent you on a contingency fee basis. That means, you will not owe us any legal fees upfront and will pay us only a percentage of your settlement.
Contact us online or call us directly at 318.588.6303 to schedule your free consultation. Our experienced mesothelioma attorneys will talk with you about your options and work on a contigency fee basis.