Asbestos litigation involves issues of negligence, strict liability, and compensation for the injuries and damages that have been suffered by a victim. It is the longest-running mass tort litigation in U.S. history.
Through 2002, approximately 730,000 individuals who had been exposed to asbestos have brought claims against some 8,400 business entities, and almost as many more future claims are likely.
Specifically, Asbestos is a mineral that, through inhalation, can cause a number of respiratory diseases, including a potentially sincere lung fibrosis called asbestosis, lung cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, and mesothelioma that occurs in the chest and abdominal cavities.
Asbestos-containing products were frequently used in various construction products before its severe health effects were discovered. Asbestos-related illnesses generally involve toxic tort, construction, and product liability areas of law.
The purpose of an asbestos lawsuit is to recover financial damages that result from asbestos related illness. Possible financial recoveries from asbestos lawsuits include:
- cost of medical bills
- lost wages
- other associated costs
If you have suffered severed damages due to the negligence of other individuals or corporation, speak to an asbestos litigation lawyer to file a lawsuit and get the compensation you deserve.