Recent headlines have downplayed the risks of asbestos exposure and loosening rules could allow more asbestos building products into the country. Yet there is only one known cause of mesothelioma, an aggressive and difficult to treat cancer that affects the lining of the lungs, peritoneum and heart: asbestos exposure.

In Kentucky, there were various worksites and employers who knowingly exposed workers to dangers. It doesn’t take working directly with asbestos either. Spouses who launder clothing over years or children who ride in dusty cars or wear a work jacket can also breathe in enough of the fibers to later develop mesothelioma. Certain household products have also been known to contain it, such as baby powder.

It can take decades for asbestos fibers to cause mesothelioma. This adds to the challenge of determining where exposure occurred and who might be liable. These complicated claims often involve numerous responsible parties.

Timing: One year to file a lawsuit

You do not have an unlimited time to seek a remedy. Kentucky law contains a statute of limitation that requires claims are filed within one year. Because of this limited timeframe, get sound legal advice right away.

We provide more information for Kentucky families in a white paper titled: “Asbestos Fibers from Kentucky Workplace to the Home: Is Any Amount of Exposure Safe?” We offer details on which companies and industries across the state used asbestos and tips for selecting the right attorney the first time.

After a diagnosis of mesothelioma, find the best possible medical care. Then read this white paper for answers to general questions. Scheduling a consultation with our experienced mesothelioma attorney is the best way to get individualized legal guidance.