If you have been exposed to asbestos and or diagnosed with lung cancer you may have the legal right to obtain compensation. Asbestos is a group of silicate minerals used in many industrial processes because of their fire-retardant properties. Asbestos fibers, which are easily inhaled, can cause a number of injuries including a fatal, incurable cancer called mesothelioma. Asbestos can also impair lung function without causing cancer. Serious injuries can permanently negatively impact the victims health and lifestyle. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, loss of wages and other losses.
A RAND study issued on September 25, 2002 reports that more than 600,000 people in the United States have filed claims for compensation for asbestos-related injuries. The study reports that 500,000 to 2.4 million more claims could be filed in the years ahead.
Congress is considering asbestos legislation known as the Fairness in Asbestos Injury Resolution Act. The legislation establishes within the Department of Labor the Office of Asbestos Disease Compensation, to be headed by an Administrator responsible for processing claims for compensation for asbestos-related injuries and managing the Asbestos Injury Claims Resolution Fund.
Asbestos personal injury cases are usually complex and expensive. You should always consult a qualified, licensed lawyer. You may contact the sponsoring law firm below to discuss the injury or schedule a free consultation. These personal injury cases are normally handled on a contingency basis. Typically there are no fees unless the lawyer obtains a settlement or award for you.
Where can I get legal advice about my Accident Injury issue or case?
If you have an Accident Injury matter or case and want legal advice for your specific situation, call the law firm below to schedule an initial consultation.
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