Houston, TX (PRWEB) October 30, 2013
Some sources estimate that over eight million United States citizens may be at risk for developing mesothelioma due to dangerous workplace conditions. Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that is often lethal, and it is caused by exposure to asbestos. Millions of U.S. citizens have been exposed to asbestos through work conditions, and many of these individuals have already been diagnosed with mesothelioma or are concerned that they may have it. Shrader & Associates, L.L.P. is a Texas-based legal company that has been fighting for the rights of those with mesothelioma for years, and it recently has announced that its skilled and experienced legal team is now assisting those who have been diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma.
Malignant pleural mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that most often develops due to the inhalation of asbestos. Many individuals who have been or will be diagnosed with this condition have been exposed to asbestos while on the job. While symptoms of this often lethal condition may take years to appear, the condition is a progressive form of cancer that can have a dramatic impact on a patient’s quality of life. Its symptoms can be painful, and patients are often required to quit work while coping with their conditions and seeking healthcare services for their condition. Ultimately, this is a condition that can cause pain and suffering as well as significant financial hardship related to lost wages and medical expenses.
In some cases, an employer had no way of knowing and no reason to suspect that employees were being exposed to asbestos while at work. In many instances, however, employers were aware of the possibility and failed to test the premises to confirm that the environment was safe for employees to work in. In still other cases, the employers actually were aware that asbestos was present on the properties, and they allowed employees to continue to work on-site regardless of the risks and without informing them of the risks. These negligent or intentional actions may mean that the employer can be held liable for its actions in a court of law.
Individuals who have recently been diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma should contact a lawyer at Shrader & Associates, L.L.P. for assistance. A lawyer will initially take time to review the specifics of the client’s case. Each case is unique, and a lawyer will provide personalized guidance and expertise. Through an initial meeting the client will be able to better determine if pursuing a legal case is a wise move and what the likely outcome may be.
Through a mesothelioma lawsuit, those who have been exposed to asbestos and who have developed this rare form of cancer may pursue justice in a court of law. A lawsuit may provide the injured party with financial compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages and more that were the result of mesothelioma.
Shrader & Associates, L.L.P. is a reputable law firm that specializes in representing the rights of those who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma. The law firm has offices in both Texas and Illinois as a convenience to its clients across the country. Those who are interested in contacting the company can reach both offices by calling 713-782-0000.