Those who are diagnosed with mesothelioma probably worked in construction trades or at industrial sites like shipyards, power plants, paper mills, refineries and manufacturing plants.
During World War II a number of Navy sailors were exposed to asbestos while their wives back home were simultaneously exposed to the toxic mineral while taking over the jobs that their husbands left to fight the war. Women also breathed in the fibers while they were doing laundry.
Since mesothelioma takes decades to be detected, many of those who were exposed in the 50s, 60s, and 70s are only being diagnosed today.
Some are surprised to discover that they can receive compensation from the asbestos industry, but it’s true. For more than 50 years, many asbestos companies were aware of the dangers of asbestos, but did nothing about it. Many even conspired to keep this knowledge a secret.
Compensation from the asbestos industry is usually large enough to provide financial and emotional security for those dealing with this fatal disease. The mesothelioma patient can know that their families will be taken care of.
If you or a family member has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or asbestosis, please contact the experienced mesothelioma lawyers in Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, D.C. for a free initial consultation.