Exposure to asbestos can cause a number of diseases, including mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is diagnosed in thousands of Americans each year, and Michigan has a high number of asbestos job sites in the shipbuilding and automotive industries.
Mesothelioma victims must reach out to an asbestos and mesothelioma lawyer right away. A specialized mesothelioma law firm can provide support for victims who have been exposed to asbestos and need compensation from asbestos trust funds and insurance companies.
Asbestos was commonly used as insulation in pipes, flooring, and other construction materials for years. Exposure typically occurs when these materials are damaged or disturbed during a demolition which can send the microscopic asbestos particles into the air.
Although asbestos exposure is more common for factory and construction workers than employees in other industries, anyone could have been exposed to asbestos if they worked in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Because mesothelioma takes decades to develop, many victims must go back and try to track down their workplace records in order to prove exposure. This process may require guidance from an experienced mesothelioma attorney, especially if the victim’s employer is no longer in business.
Michigan law provides a number of potential routes for compensation for injuries and wrongful deaths caused by mesothelioma lung and abdominal cancers. Many employers with past asbestos claims have set up asbestos trust funds or have a specialized insurance company for payouts.
The statute of limitations on Michigan asbestos claims is 3 years from the date of diagnosis or death, whichever is earlier. However, there can be exceptions for cases where the victim should have known earlier that their condition was asbestos-related. Either way, compensation for medical expenses and lost wages due to treatment requires filing claims before the time limit expires.
Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C., are proud to serve Flint, Michigan, and the greater Detroit Metro area. Our law office has extensive medical knowledge thanks to our nurse attorney, Eileen Kroll. We have a winning track record with personal injury, product liability, and asbestos-related cases.
We have experience with the complex legal issues surrounding asbestos cases and can provide our services with the dignity and care you deserve. Contact us right away at 866-MICH-LAW for a free consultation.
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