Following a mesothelioma diagnosis, patients must deal with emotional distress, grieving, expensive medical bills, pain and suffering and lost wages. As they undergo extensive medical treatments they must also worry about the wellbeing of their family. Spouses and children of mesothelioma victims are often left with heavy financial burdens at the same time they are mourning the loss of a loved one, which can place additional stress on the family at such a difficult time.
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, contact a Michigan mesothelioma attorney immediately to ensure that your family will be protected. Because mesothelioma victims have a relatively short life expectancy following diagnosis, your lawyer has a very small time frame for gathering pertinent information to establish a strong case. Memories and recollections from the time of exposure offer the most important details a lawyer needs, so contact an attorney before you become too sick to aid in the process.
What Your Lawyer Needs to Know
Because mesothelioma may not develop until 20 to 50 years after exposure, it may be difficult to remember exactly when and where you first had contact with asbestos products. Some people may not even be aware that they were exposed to asbestos, since mesothelioma can develop after even minimal exposure to the substance. An experienced Michigan mesothelioma lawyer will be able to help you remember these important details in order to establish a case.
Asbestos exposure is most common for those whose occupations involved high heat industrial operations such as chemical plants, steel mills, power plants, shipyards and other manufacturing industries. A parent or spouse who was employed in an at-risk industry can also transfer asbestos fibers to their husband, wife and kids when the fibers stick to clothes and hair and are brought back to the home.
Other Diseases Related to Asbestos Exposure
You should also contact a Michigan asbestos mesothelioma attorney immediately following a diagnosis of asbestosis, malignant lung cancer or other forms of cancer linked to asbestos exposure, such as colon-rectal, stomach or throat cancer.
Deciding Whether to Pursue a Claim
Always consult with a lawyer to decide if a mesothelioma case is right for you and your family. An experienced personal injury attorney will minimize the amount of stress passed on to you and your family and will fight to get you justice against the manufacturers of asbestos products.
About the Author
Mr. Gene Zamler is the founder of the law firm of Zamler, Mellen & Shiffman, P.C. He has been a practicing partner for 41 years, with expertise as a Michigan personal injury attorney. At Zamler, Mellen & Shiffman, P.C., we know how to use the law to pursue compensation for people who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma. Our Michigan personal injury lawyers have helped over 150,000 people and recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients in personal injury cases.