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Mesothelioma attorney site and suffering

31st May 2007

I’ve touched on suing for medical reasons before, so now I plan to talk about mesothelioma lawyers.

Mesothelioma is a very serious form cancer that seems to affect people who have inhaled asbestos particles. The cancer attacks the mesothelium, the protective sac around many internal organs.

Is this another case where companies knew they were exposing people to hazardous conditions but cared more about profit than the safety of their workers? In some cases, yes. That’s where the lawyers come in.

For example one court found auto companies responsible for $25 million in damages because a man who worked on asbestos filled brake lines got mesothelioma.

Before you say that’s too much consider the healthcare costs and the pain caused by treatment of mesothelioma:

Fake has mesothelioma, a disease in which cancer cells form in the lining of the chest or abdomen. It’s nearly always the result of asbestos exposure. Fake, who worked as a boilermaker for 35 years, learned he had the disease on April Fool’s Day 2005, and soon after came the removal of his right lung and its lining, as well as his diaphragm and pericardium, a tissue sac that surrounds the heart. He underwent 30-minute radiation treatments every weekday for two months, leaving him with fourth-degree burns at the radiation site and literally “cooking from the inside out” as the right side of his body blistered, Marilyn Fake said.

Are you going to sit there and say any maount of money is enough to compensate a guy for 4th degree radiation burns? No, if his employers didn’t do everything in their power to keep him safe, they should have to pay. According to one mesothelioma lawyers’ website, finding the right attorney is everything in these cases – I hope Bill Fake finds an attorney that can help him.

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