Thousands of American lives have been impacted by mesothelioma and other asbestos-related conditions. Tragically, many victims are exposed in the course of simply doing their job, especially if they worked in auto plants, construction sites, or shipyards.
An experienced mesothelioma law firm can work with victims and their families to recover compensation for your suffering. This can make a life-changing difference when families are dealing with expensive medical bills and lost wages.
An asbestos mesothelioma lawyer with significant product liability knowledge ensures that your case will be examined properly.
Although the manufacturer usually bears legal responsibility for asbestos-related health conditions, the payouts usually come from asbestos trust funds or insurance companies. This keeps companies from going bankrupt due to sudden large mesothelioma claims. Thanks to this structure, you can get a significant amount of compensation even if it’s been decades since the exposure to asbestos occurred.
Once you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma lung cancer or another asbestos-related disease, you need to contact a nurse attorney as soon as possible. In Michigan, the statute of limitations on asbestos cases is just 3 years.
No matter how severe your case, you must file a claim within 3 years of diagnosis or the death of the victim. There is also an exception that allows the clock to start on the date that a victim should have known that their condition was related to asbestos if their exposure to asbestos was kept hidden.
Even if you know that you’ve been exposed to asbestos, proving the exposure can take some time. You may need workplace records related to your job site, time of employment, and job duties. Since mesothelioma sometimes takes decades to develop, tracking down these old records can take weeks or months.
Sadly, Michigan is home to a high number of mesothelioma cases due to the number of auto factories and shipyards. Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. serves the Detroit Metro area in a variety of personal injury and product liability cases.
A young couple from Monroe, Michigan, was awarded a $15.8 million verdict as the result of their baby son, Jason, being inflicted with Cerebral Palsy as the result of an error during the final stages of a labor.
Oakland County, Michigan
While in the hospital a mother of three was not properly treated for a closed-head injury causing her untimely death.
A Livonia pedestrian recovered $1.4 million when he was struck by a commercial van resulting in a traumatic brain injury in Redford, Michigan.
Wayne County, Michigan
Patient suffered cardiac arrest and brain damage when a hospital failed to recognize internal bleeding and treatment was delayed for more than 14 hours.
Tuscola County, Michigan
A Tuscola County jury awarded $3.3 million to a severely brain injured motorist as the result of a defective Michigan highway.
A seventeen-year-old construction worker suffered a traumatic brain injury resulting from a fall in Flint, Michigan, and was awarded $1.25 million.
Wayne County, Michigan
Middle-aged woman suffered severe disfiguring facial burns from a simple surgical procedure.
Child developed cerebral palsy with developmental delays due to lack of oxygen and brain injury during labor and delivery.
A Westland construction worker recovered $1.5 million after sustaining a traumatic brain injury while on a construction site in Detroit, Michigan.
A Marlette, Michigan, family reached a $1.3 million settlement in the traffic death of their 5-year-old son when they were struck by a semi truck.
The misdiagnosis of breast cancer resulted in a Redford, Michigan, woman recovering $225,000.
A construction worker redeemed his worker’s compensation case for $125,000 in Detroit, Michigan.
A paraplegic woman from Monroe, Michigan, recovered Michigan no-fault benefits including the purchase of a new home and attendant care in excess of $400,000.
Brighton, Michigan; Detroit, Michigan
A Brighton family recovered $1.3 million and a Detroit family recovered $900,000 as the result of birth injuries and medical malpractice to their children.
Bay City, Michigan
A Bay City grandmother was awarded $80,000 following an auto accident resulting in a broken leg.