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Mesothelioma is a rare lung condition that can cause severe respiratory problems and fatal lung injuries. Classified as a type of cancer, mesothelioma affects the lining of the lungs and is caused by the inhalation of dangerous asbestos fibers present in many work environments. The Vermont and New Hampshire personal injury attorneys at Cullenberg & Tensen, P.L.L.C. help Northeast Kingdom mesothelioma victims receive financial compensation for a life-threatening condition that could have been prevented.
Asbestos as a Cause
Asbestos traditionally was used as an inexpensive insulation or fireproofing material in many structures and shipyards. Although asbestos is highly regulated today, it is still present in many environments, including:
- Older public buildings
- Office buildings
- Navy ships
Asbestos Exposure: Who is Responsible?
Companies that mined, manufactured, or purchased asbestos may be held liable for exposing workers, residents, family members, or visitors to dangerous levels of this toxic material. Whether company heads kept information about the dangers of asbestos quiet or they continued to use asbestos despite governmental regulations, victims of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related cancers have a right to hold these negligent individuals responsible in order to collect financial compensation for illnesses suffered as a result of this exposure.
Mesothelioma has a long latency period, which means it can take up to 40 years after exposure before symptoms become present. It is also possible for family members of individuals who worked around asbestos to develop this disease years following contact. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, our attorneys can help you hold responsible parties accountable for your injuries.
Our Vermont and New Hampshire Mesothelioma Lawyers
Because this disease is often advanced by the time it is diagnosed, mesothelioma victims and their families need quick legal action to obtain funds for top-notch medical care. Our team will work around the clock to see that your personal injury claim is handled with the utmost urgency and importance. We can help you get the financial resources you need to afford key treatments and pay your bills during this difficult time.
If you have questions about mesothelioma and your rights, the lawyers at Cullenberg & Tensen, P.L.L.C. can help you get the answers you need. Please contact our Vermont and New Hampshire personal injury attorneys today to set up an in-person asbestos consultation.