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Until the 1970s, asbestos was used in a wide variety of products. Among its many other uses, asbestos was often used in walls and was placed in ceilings as insulation in commercial and residential buildings. So long as the asbestos remained in a solid form, it posed little threat to those living and working around it. Once asbestos starts to crack, its fibers are sent into the air and the lungs of those nearby. Over time, the fibers can cause a cancer known as malignant mesothelioma. When this happens, patients have the right to take part in a mesothelioma lawsuit and receive part of a settlement to recover their losses.
Unfortunately, prevention isn't always possible. For those who have been exposed as a result of their jobs or negligence on the part of a company or municipality, seeking a mesothelioma settlement may be the best option to recover costs for treatment as well as the pain and suffering caused by the disease.
A number of specialty law firms focus on getting patients suffering with mesothelioma the best settlement in the shortest amount of time. In some instances, this requires a trial. If a company is willing to admit guilt in exposing workers to asbestos, it may choose to settle simply to speed up the process. Alternatively, it could deny liability and force the injured party to sue. Regardless, the amount of compensation that can be obtained varies, but for those affected, it is important to remember that legal options do exist to help fight against companies that did not take proper safety precautions.
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