The economy in Michigan has long been focused on the automotive and shipbuilding industries that have depended on asbestos-related products and procedures.
Asbestos is incredibly heat-resistant, which made it a natural choice for brake linings, pipe insulation, and other industrial uses. Unfortunately for many workers, inhaling asbestos particles can lead to shortness of breath and chest pain, and can cause many respiratory diseases including mesothelioma lung cancer.
Asbestos is an organic mineral made up of six fibrous silicates. These silicates, when disturbed, are released into the air and can harm anyone who inhales them. Even worse, asbestos accumulates in the body over long term exposure, and there’s no way to reverse the damage that it does to your respiratory system.
Many job sites in the United States in the 19th and 20th centuries were unaware of the harm asbestos could cause, and so scores of workers were put into dangerous worksites and exposed to asbestos. Some even succumbed to wrongful deaths. The legal issues that surrounded asbestos-related diseases grew exponentially at the end of the 20th century.
If you are or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or other asbestos-related diseases, you may be due compensation. Contact a Mesothelioma Lawyers in Grand Rapids that has experience with mesothelioma claims as soon as possible to file your lawsuit before the 3-year statute of limitations expires.
Mesothelioma victims or anyone who has been exposed to asbestos at a job site should contact an Mesothelioma Lawyers in Grand Rapids who is well-versed in medical malpractice and personal injury cases, as the procedure for filing a mesothelioma case is complex and gathering evidence and creating a timeline of events may take time.
One of the first things a law firm experienced in asbestos illnesses will tell you to do is to schedule a doctor visit with a physician who has experience with asbestos-related ailments.
Cochran, Kroll, & Associates, P.C., can help you. Our legal team can help determine if you are still within the statute of limitations and can make a case for financial compensation.
Call us for a free consultation today at 866-MICH-LAW. We never charge a fee unless we win your case.
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.