Silver Spring Mesothelioma Lawyers
Are you or someone you love suffering from mesothelioma?
If your illness is a result of asbestos exposure, you may be entitled to financial compensation.
The experienced team of Silver Spring mesothelioma lawyers at Goldberg Finnegan can help to recover the compensation you and your family need after a mesothelioma diagnosis. There are no upfront fees and we only get paid when we obtain a verdict or settlement for your case.
Don't delay. Call us today at (888) 213-8140 and find out how we can help with your injury claim.
What is Mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma is a rare type of cancer that forms on the tissues covering the lungs and abdomen. It is primarily caused by exposure to asbestos, a naturally occurring carcinogen that was highly desired for use in a number of industries, including home and commercial construction, among others.
The fine asbestos particles are easily inhaled and can be transferred through contact. Mesothelioma and other asbestos injuries typically develop after exposure to the carcinogen in the workplace.
Occupations at Risk for Asbestos Exposure
Did you or a loved one work in an industry that routinely exposed them to asbestos? Now, the U.S. Department of Labors Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has strict guidelines limiting the use of asbestos in the workplace. However, hundreds of thousands of people may have developed mesothelioma prior to the implementation of such regulations.
The following careers have a high risk for asbestos exposure:
- Automobile manufacturing workers
- Asbestos textile mill workers
- Building engineers
- Construction workers
- Demolition and wrecking crews
- Railroad workers
- Sheet metal workers
- Shipyard workers
Employees may file a complaint with OSHA if they believe they are being harmed by unsafe working conditions, but for those who have already contracted mesothelioma, you will need to file a personal injury claim.
Types of Mesothelioma Cases
For those already diagnosed, filing an injury claim can hold a negligent employer responsible and help you and your family recover damages for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, or wrongful death.
There are two types of personal injury claims that can be filed by mesothelioma victims:
- Primary Asbestos Exposureresulting from direct exposure to the toxic material
- Secondary Asbestos Exposureresulting from contact with a person exposed to the toxic material
If a loved one has died because of exposure to asbestos, you may be entitled to a wrongful death claim against the negligent employer or other responsible party.
In Maryland, statutes of limitations require these claims be filed within three years of the injury. Failing to file a claim within this timeframe could keep you from getting the compensation you need for your illness. Do not hesitate; contact us today for a free legal consultation.
Contact a Silver Spring Mesothelioma Lawyer Today
When you need representation, its important to consult with a law firm you trust. Goldberg Finnegan understands time is critical when seeking compensation for the cost of mesothelioma medical treatment and lost wages.
Our mesothelioma lawyers can help you get the compensation you deserve while holding negligent parties responsible for the harm they have caused.
We offer 100% FREE initial consultations and do not get paid unless you win.