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The Law Offices of Adrian Crane, P.C. April 27, 2015

If you or a loved one worked in any high risk industry where asbestos was found and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or any asbestos related illness, it is your right to seek compensation from those responsible for the illness.

Mesothelioma Was Preventable

The health hazards from asbestos were known as early as the 1920’s. Despite this, scores of corporations continued to manufacture and profit from the sale of asbestos-containing products even though there were at that time safe alternatives to asbestos available.

Ignoring the deadly risks associated with asbestos, corporations chose to manufacture, promote and sell it through the 1980’s. These asbestos manufacturers did not advise workers of the dangers of asbestos and consequently many Americans have unnecessarily and tragically contracted mesothelioma.

You’re Rights

If you worked in a high-risk industry and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, or you have lost someone to mesothelioma or an asbestos-related illness, it is your right to seek monetary compensation from those responsible for your situation.

High-risk industries where workers were often exposed to asbestos include:

  • Aerospace workers

  • Automobile mechanics

  • Blast furnaces, steelworks, rolling and finishing mills

  • Building engineers and inspectors

  • Brake and clutch manufacturers

  • Construction

  • Contractors and building managers.

  • Electrical light and power

  • Elementary and secondary schools, especially janitors

  • Excavators and excavation technicians

  • Floor coverers

  • Industrial and miscellaneous chemicals

  • Job and die setters

  • Longshoremen

  • Machinists

  • Manufacturing industries

  • Mining

  • Mixing operatives

  • Nonmetallic mineral and stone products

  • Painters

  • Packing and gasket manufacturing workers

  • Paper and glass factory workers

  • Paper mill workers

  • Pot tenders

  • Powerhouse workers

  • Protective clothing manufacturers

  • Refinery workers

  • Railroads

  • Road builders

  • Rubber workers

  • Sawyers

  • Ship and boat building and repairing

  • Tile setters and workers

  • Tinsmiths

  • Warehouse workers and

  • Weavers

While monetary compensation will not take away your pain, it will ease the burden of concerns such as past and future medical bills, lost income, continued support for loved ones, and may aid in your situation in many other ways. The time has come to bring those who damaged your health and live to justice.

There are two types of lawsuits connected to mesothelioma claims and lawsuits; a personal injury or a wrongful death claim/lawsuit. In a personal injury claim, the mesothelioma patient files a claim or lawsuit for damages that may include medical expenses, loss of income, and pain and suffering. In a wrongful death claim or lawsuit, the survivor of a mesothelioma death files a claim. Laws and procedures are different for each type of claim, and upon the jurisdiction where the case is filed.

Your legal right to claim damages depends on many factors including:

The statute of limitations is the window of opportunity that is open for filing a claim. The clock starts ticking on the date of your diagnosis and the window of opportunity for filing a claim varies depending on what jurisdiction you are in. You must bring your lawsuit within the allotted timeframe or you will lose your rights to seek damages in the form of monetary compensation.

While you may have been exposed to asbestos or asbestos containing products many years ago, it is recognized that mesothelioma can have a long dormancy or latency period. The length of time from exposure to diagnosis with an asbestos related disease does not negate your right to seek compensation, however, the statute of limitations impacts your right to file a claim so it is important for you to speak to a highly qualified and experienced mesothelioma and personal injury attorney who can establish and prove that you were exposed to asbestos by a specific product at a specific place by a specific manufacturer. An attorney at The Law Offices of Adrian Crane can work with you to help prepare and present this important cause-effect information.

The justice system is designed to protect the rights of innocent parties whose rights have been violated and who have been wrongly injured. Mesothelioma victims and their families have certainly been wrongly injured and for the sake of profits. Only an experienced and skilled personal injury lawyer knows a victim’s rights and understands the legal process. They can prove that an asbestos manufacturer’s negligence caused your mesothelioma or asbestos related disease. An experienced lawyer will work with you to send a message that disregard for your life and the lives of others will not be tolerated.

The judicial process takes time, so it is important that mesothelioma patients and their survivors who have lost someone to the disease take action as soon as possible. At The Law Offices of Adrian Crane, we know that many things may be keeping your busy but it is not time consuming to get the process going. Calling our personal injury law firm is the first right step.

Attorneys at The Law Offices of Adrian Crane focus solely on personal injury related claims and litigation. We have handled many large cases involving injuries from all kinds of accidents and dangerous conditions resulting in injury and death.

The Law Offices of Adrian Crane can be your powerful ally in the pursuit of justice for your asbestos related illness claim. We concentrate on representing you in your fight for financial compensation and justice so that you can concentrate on your primary concern which is your quality of life.

Start Today with A Free No-Obligation Consultation

If you or a loved one has suffered any kind of asbestos related illness including mesothelioma, you owe it to yourself and your family to hire an attorney who specializes only in representing injured victims. Contact an attorney at The Law Offices of Adrian Crane by calling or by contacting us through the case evaluation form located on this website.

For your convenience, we offer home, hospital, office and nursing home visits. Our team of professionals at The Law Offices of Adrian Crane will provide you with the experience, strategy and commitment that protect your rights and claims.

At our personal injury firm, you speak directly with an attorney, not just secretaries and paralegals. A Spanish-speaking attorney and staff members are available for your assistance. Se habla Español.

Attorneys associated with The Law Offices of Adrian Crane handle cases across the state of Texas. Our principal office in North Texas is in Dallas however we are happy to welcome cases from anywhere in Texas, regardless of where you live or where the accident took place.