If you file a lawsuit against an entity that is allegedly liable for your exposure-related asbestos cancer case, you hold the burden of proof to receive compensation. As the plaintiff, you must build a case that proves beyond any reasonable doubt that the defendant in your case is liable for the financial, physical, and emotional burden brought on by cancer. Ultimately, the amount of compensation you seek will depend on the damages you can quantify in a legal claim.
A lawyer can help you navigate the litigation process, maximizing your potential settlement when you need to file a case for asbestos-caused cancer. There are many potential advantages to working with a lawyer who can explain the nuances and recent developments of asbestos-related cancer cases. The lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm understand the legal processes and considerations in an asbestos cancer claim. Remember that every case of cancer will be different, and so will all legal claims relating to it. Get help from an asbestos cancer lawyer when you work with Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.
About Asbestos Cancer Legal Claims
While the Environmental Protection Agency has warned against the dangers of asbestos for some time, the most infamous asbestos legal claims today undoubtedly involve household name Johnson & Johnson. Today, the corporation faces almost 18,000 legal claims from plaintiffs who claim that the company contributed to their individual cases of cancer. While Johnson & Johnson had a significant amount of success dodging these claims in the past, 2019 brought a turn of events: An FDA report was released that contained confirmation that one lot of Johnson & Johnson baby powder contained the known carcinogen asbestos.
It is important to note that at issue is the natural source of the talcum powder used in Johnson & Johnson consumer-level products that has caused concern. The talc mined for talcum powder by companies like Johnson & Johnson naturally occurs alongside the known carcinogen asbestos, which can be collected with talc in trace amounts.
In many of the claims against Johnson & Johnson, the plaintiffs claim negligence on the part of Johnson & Johnson for its failure to inform consumers of the potential exposure to asbestos. In other cases not related to talcum powder used as a hygienic product, current generations of people 55 and older are filing lawsuits against construction companies and other corporations. They knowingly exposed generations of their family to toxic elements like asbestos, thus causing cancer and other deadly diseases.
Legal Options for Asbestos Cancer
If you have a history of using talcum powder products, or suspect your long-term exposure to asbestos or case of mesothelioma is due to someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible to have your medical bills compensated by liable parties.
You may want to consider any of the following types of claims if you are seeking compensation for expenses related to asbestos-caused cancer:
- Personal Injury: Personal injury claims are appropriate for unique cases of cancer caused by specific circumstances with products that contained asbestos. In a personal injury case, you must be able to show that your injury or illness from asbestos is the result of negligent behavior from liable parties.
- Wrongful Death: If your loved one became ill from asbestos exposure and passed away, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim on their behalf. In a wrongful death claim, your eligible expenses could include everything from medical bills to funeral expenses.
- Class Action Lawsuit: If your circumstances match an already-established class-action lawsuit, or if you want to initiate one, our lawyers can help determine your eligibility and work with you to file a claim.
It is important to remember that your exact circumstances will be unique. The statute of limitations for all of the cases above will also vary, so it is essential to file your case as soon as you think you might have one. The lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can help you build your case and see it through from start to finish and fight for the settlement you deserve.
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Work with Asbestos Cancer Lawyers
Cancer is a devastating disease, and it affects everyone from the person with the diagnoses to the loved ones they interact with daily.
Do not let the parties liable for your asbestos-caused cancer get away with it. Hold liable parties accountable for their actions so you can pay your bills and recover from the devastation that cancer can cause. Call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 794-0444.