Asbestos exposure is the only known cause of mesothelioma, a deadly cancer that attacks the lining of organs. Where and when did exposure occur? These are important questions that are often difficult to answer. It could have been occupational (in construction trades, manufacturing or power plants), secondary (laundering clothing covered in asbestos dust) or household (daily baby powder use) exposure.
It can take many decades for mesothelioma to develop. Occupational histories, interviews with former co-workers and research into company suppliers can provide initial clues. Often, there are numerous responsible parties, which makes litigation extremely complicated.
Protect your legal rights
Kentucky law requires that you bring a personal injury lawsuit within one year. With this limited timeframe, any delay could limit opportunities for your loved one to tell his or her story and gain justice.
We recently wrote a white paper on the topic: “Asbestos Fibers from Kentucky Workplace to the Home: Is Any Amount of Exposure Safe?” In this paper, you will learn:
- Which Kentucky companies and industries used asbestos
- How secondary or household exposure can lead to mesothelioma
- When to get legal advice and how to choose an attorney
After a loved one is diagnosed with mesothelioma, focus on getting the best possible medical care. At the same time, schedule a consultation to speak with an experienced and knowledgeable mesothelioma lawyer. Our white paper provides more background information and is an initial resource for Kentucky families.