Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer caused almost exclusively by exposure to asbestos particles. The Philadelphia mesothelioma attorneys at Brookman, Rosenberg, Brown & Sandler (BRBS) currently represent about 10,000 clients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. While mesothelioma is the most widely-recognized asbestos-related disease, there are many other illnesses and cancers that can be linked to asbestos exposure.
Mesothelioma symptoms typically do not manifest for 20 to 50 years after the exposure to asbestos making early diagnosis of mesothelioma difficult—which is why it is so important to seek the counsel of experienced Philadelphia mesothelioma lawyers who can obtain the benefits that you may be entitled to receive.
Despite national exposure standards, employees can still be exposed if they are unaware of these safety standards. Many trades and workplaces present an increased risk of asbestos exposure. The death rate from mesothelioma rose from 2,000 per year in 1980 to 3,000 per year in 1990. In addition, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 20,000 people in the United States died from this illness between 2000 and 2010. Each Philadelphia mesothelioma lawyer at BRBS is committed to helping those with mesothelioma obtain the fair compensation they and their families deserve.
If your employer failed to fully disclose the possible ramifications of asbestos exposure, then you can file a claim for negligence. Your BRBS Philadelphia mesothelioma attorney will work hard to obtain compensation for medical bills and for pain and suffering.
Our mesothelioma lawyers in Philadelphia typically work based on a contingency fee. This means they receive a percentage of the settlement or verdict and there is no out-of-pocket expense. If after the initial consultation our Philadelphia asbestos attorneys feel you do not have a case, they will decline representation and you pay nothing.
If the mesothelioma attorney in Philadelphia feels you have a case but you do not know where you were exposed to asbestos, BRBS arranges for an investigator to determine when the exposure happened and who the responsible company or companies are.
Once you are diagnosed, you have a limited time to file a lawsuit. Because mesothelioma does not usually appear until 20 to 50 years after the exposure to asbestos, the statute of limitations does not begin until you are diagnosed, but you do have a limited time to file a lawsuit once a diagnosis is made.
Mesothelioma means a long, grueling medical odyssey and there is no cure. By filing a lawsuit for compensation, your BRBS mesothelioma lawyer in Philadelphia can obtain the financial resources you need to acquire the best medical care while dealing with your illness and provide for your family now and after you are gone.
If you or a loved one is ill as a result of asbestos exposure and needs the help of a Philadelphia asbestos lawyer, please call our office at 800-369-0899 or fill out our online contact form for help in securing the financial settlement you deserve.