Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer only caused by exposure to asbestos. There are approximately 3,200 new cases of mesothelioma diagnosed each year in the United States. Mesothelioma can develop in the lining around the lungs (pleural mesothelioma), in the lining around the abdomen (peritoneal mesothelioma), or in the lining around the heart (pericardial mesothelioma).
Mesothelioma victims can obtain substantial money compensation for their cancer.
There are multiple ways in which mesothelioma victims can collect money damages, including:
- A civil lawsuit can be filed against asbestos product manufacturers and suppliers. This is known as a products liability action.
- A civil lawsuit can also be filed against oil refineries, steel mills, power plants, and other industrial sites which did not prevent workers from the hazards of asbestos. This is known as a premises liability action.
- Another avenue of recovery is from those asbestos companies who have filed for bankruptcy, and have set up trust funds for asbestos victims.
- Mesothelioma victims may also have the right to file worker’s compensation claims under state law or under the Federal Worker’s Compensation Act.
NASS CANCELLIERE: The Legal Excellence You Expect. The Personal Service You Deserve.
Since 1983, Nass Cancelliere has assisted hundreds of asbestos mesothelioma victims from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Our highly skilled and experienced asbestos lawyers have obtained multi-million dollar awards and settlements for many of our mesothelioma clients. See Results
Call 215-546-8200 to speak with an attorney.