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Choosing A Mesothelioma Attorney In New York

Oct 10, 2007
Hearing news from a doctor that you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma is never good. It may be time, though, to choose your mesothelioma attorney in New York because you may be able to recover some of the costs of your medical bills. Asbestos-related illnesses have been known to cause health problems for many years. Here are some details as to why you may be entitled to money with the help of a mesothelioma attorney.

If you have ever been exposed to asbestos at any time in your life, especially if for a prolonged time, then you may have a risk of getting mesothelioma. Researchers and doctors have known for some time - since the 70's - that exposure can lead to mesothelioma and cancer. Not every mesothelioma, however, is asbestos related. In a mesothelioma lawsuit, there would have to be evidence given that you were definitely exposed at some time in your life to asbestos. Your mesothelioma attorney would be able to determine if there was a real case for it, or not.

Certain industries in the past - mostly prior to the early 70's - regularly exposed their employees to asbestos fibers in the air. Asbestos was used openly and without precautions being taken - even though it was known to cause mesothelioma. It was not until the late 1970's, though, just how much of a problem it actually was - when much testing was done. Besides asbestos, however, there are other materials that could also be implicated in causing mesothelioma. Radiation can cause it, and so can other forms of fiber-like materials - if breathed in, such as erionite.

Once you have been exposed to asbestos, there can be a very long time before any mesothelioma may develop. It may be that more than 30 to 50 years will pass before you start having any mesothelioma symptoms. Because the numbers are still rather low, with only about 1 person in one million people actually getting it, it is quite possible that you may not get it at all. When you compare this number to about 1,000 per one million who get cancer from smoking cigarettes, it is still very low.

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, it is important that you select a New York mesothelioma attorney to discuss your options. Some of the laws concerning mesothelioma are in the process of changing, and you will need to be informed of the latest legal decisions and how they could influence your case.

Your mesothelioma attorney may even be able to help you to remember or discover just when and how you were exposed to asbestos, or other materials. Mesothelioma is not at all limited to men, but women also can get it as a result of asbestos exposure. Men, however, are the primary candidates - apparently because of workplace conditions where the exposure might take place. Your mesothelioma attorney knows of various industries that regularly used asbestos at that time.

Some of these could include companies that made the following products: car brake pads, roofing tiles or siding, insulation, some textiles, cement, the car industry, and more. Altogether, there were about 5,000 products that had asbestos in them.

Servicemen were also exposed to asbestos - on a much wider scale. The ships were insulated with asbestos in many of the rooms. As it was being installed, and then out at sea, asbestos particles may have been constantly in the air. If you served on board of one of Uncle Sam's ships and have mesothelioma, then you definitely should talk to your New York mesothelioma attorney.

Smoking could also enter into the picture if you used a specific brand at one time. Apparently the Kent cigarette brand had used some asbestos to make their filters. Although this was in the 1950's when this took place, some people did get mesothelioma from it. If you have mesothelioma and used this brand, then you may be entitled to recover money to help you pay for the cost of treating the mesothelioma.

One of the best ways to select your mesothelioma attorney is to look for one that has experience in this type of case. Because of the experience of the attorney, the more familiar he or she would be of the current laws and decisions that apply to your case. This would enable your mesothelioma attorney to be able to present your case better and you can probably expect better - and more desirable results.
About the Author
Nick Johnson is lead counsel with Johnson Law Group. Johnson represents plaintiffs in many states and focuses on injury cases involving Fen-Phen and PPH, Paxil, Mesothelioma and Nursing Home Abuse. Call Nick Johnson at 1-888-311-5522 or visit http://www.johnsonlawgroup.com
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