From the late 1800s through the late 1900s, asbestos was used in a wide variety of ways. People who worked in the military, construction, automotive, and shipbuilding industries—and the people they lived with—were often exposed to asbestos products.
At the time, they may not have suffered any health problems. However, the ill effects of asbestos exposure often don’t appear for decades.
Today there's not a definitive medical test to see if you were exposed to asbestos years ago.
You Deserve Compensation If You Can Prove Exposure
Even without a blood test or other diagnostic tests, you may be able to prove that asbestos caused your medical condition. You can do this if you were:
- Diagnosed with mesothelioma. Asbestos exposure is the only known cause of this aggressive type of cancer.
- Diagnosed with lung cancer or COPD, absent other risk factors. Without other potential causes, such as smoking, a doctor may determine your condition was caused by asbestos exposure.
Since there's not a definitive medical test for asbestos exposure, your doctor and your lawyer will each ask questions about:
- The jobs you held
- The jobs of your family members and people you lived with throughout your life
- Other risk factors for your medical conditions
If it can reasonably be determined that you were exposed to asbestos and that you developed cancer or another serious health condition as a result, then you may have the legal right to pursue damages.
Work With an Experienced Asbestos Injury Lawyer
You're going to need both evidence and persuasive arguments in order to make a fair and just financial recovery. Our experienced asbestos injury lawyers would be pleased to meet with you for a free, no-obligation consultation.
During our initial meeting, we can discuss your possible asbestos exposure and, if together we determine that moving forward with a claim is in your best interest, then consider representing you on a contingency fee basis. This means you won't owe any legal fees upfront. Instead, we'll only be paid for our services when your claim is settled.
Contact us online or call us directly at 318.588.6303 to schedule your free consultation.