Philadelphia mesothelioma attorney
Mesothelioma is a serious and life threatening form of cancer that is generally caused by exposure to asbestos. The progressive and fatal nature of this type of cancer takes a heavy toll on victims, as well as on those who love them.
To file a successful mesothelioma lawsuit, you need to pinpoint where and when you may have been exposed to asbestos, the amount of asbestos involved, and the length of time you were exposed to it.
According to the National Cancer Institute, many of us come in contact with asbestos at some point in our lives. Widely used in construction materials since the 1940s, it is not uncommon to find it in many of Philadelphia’s older homes. Those who face a high risk of exposure to asbestos include:
- Construction and demolition workers;
- Airplane and motor vehicle mechanics;
- Shipyard workers;
- Electricians, pipe fitters, welders, and building engineers;
- HVAC installers and insulation removal workers.
Firefighters and other rescue workers also face increased risks, including those who responded to rescue efforts during 9/11. In some cases, even family members may be affected, as asbestos fibers can be brought into the worker’s home on clothes, hair, and skin.
In a mesothelioma lawsuit, our attorneys rely on our investigative skills and a qualified team of experts to identify and gather evidence as to the source of your exposure. Once we have identified the source, our knowledge of state and federal rules and regulations can help to determine individuals or companies who may be held responsible.
At Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C., our attorneys provide dedicated legal help to those affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. We understand the impacts a diagnosis can have, both on your physical health and on your family’s financial security. We may be able to assist you in getting compensation for the losses you and your loved ones have suffered or are likely to face in the future, including medical expenses, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and funeral costs.