Mesothelioma And Asbestosis Attorney

If you have watched a loved one die from mesothelioma, you already know how terrible the disease can be. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer linked to exposure to asbestos. When an individual is diagnosed with mesothelioma, the next step is identifying where the exposure came from. Death usually comes so fast that only family members are left to discuss the tragedy with a lawyer.

If you or your loved one is suffering from mesothelioma or recently lost a battle to the cancer, or if you are suffering from another asbestos-related disease, an experienced lawyer can help you receive the benefits to which you are entitled. At the law office of Jay Gervasi, P.A., we recognize that there is no amount of compensation that can alleviate the pain you are going through. However, workers' compensation death benefits can help provide the financial stability you need after accruing medical bills and losing wages from a family member.

Asbestos Exposure

Asbestos exposure also causes other diseases, including asbestosis, which scars the lungs, and other kinds of cancer, particularly in the lungs. One common characteristic of most asbestos-related diseases is that they become apparent many years after the exposure that caused them.

Unfortunately, asbestos was used for years before most people realized how dangerous it was. Now, many buildings are torn down or thoroughly and specially cleaned when it is determined that they were made with asbestos, but asbestos exposure still kills hundreds of people each year.

Worse, some employers exposed their employees to asbestos for years, while fully aware of the damage that was being done to those employees. In some circumstances, those employers can be liable for damage beyond the benefits from workers' compensation. Whenever someone becomes ill with or is killed by an asbestos-related disease, it is worth exploring such additional damages.

Fighting For The Maximum Compensation Available

In a typical workers' compensation death case, family members can receive up to 500 weeks of compensation at the rate of two-thirds of the decedent's average weekly pay. However, in some situations, people may have access to financial settlements beyond workers' compensation. Even if a case has extended beyond the statute of limitations, many companies are still willing to settle asbestos cases to avoid public battles in court.

If you are interested in learning more about the financial benefits an experienced Greensboro lawyer can pursue on your behalf, contact us to schedule a free initial consultation. Attorney Jay Gervasi can be reached through an online contact form or by calling 336-790-0157.