If you have spent any time working around asbestos, you've been exposed to its carcinogenic properties. You may have ended up with mesothelioma. This is a type of cancer that generally affects the lungs of people who have been exposed to asbestos. It can also affect the other organs in the body. If you have mesothelioma or any other lung disease associated with asbestos, then you want to do what you can to get the money you're entitled to so you can pay for your bills and cover lost income.
If you're in this situation, you are going to need an attorney. You'll want to find one who works with various issues when it comes to your lungs and the diseases that can affect them. There are several reasons for this.
1. Extensive Knowledge
If the attorney that you are working with has handled a lot of cases about mesothelioma and other lung diseases, then they are going to be really familiar with the medical issues and how the law can impact you and your case. It can be tricky to prove exactly why you are sick, but an attorney who has done a lot of these cases is going to have the knowledge to be able to prove that you are sick because of your exposure to asbestos or other contaminants.
2. Medical Familiarity
The attorney may not be a doctor, but if they are dealing with a lot of these cases, then they will be familiar with the various stages of whatever disease is affecting you and with the progression of the disease and what the future of your health is likely to be. The attorney will also have connections with various doctors who handle these cases. That means that they will have medical assistance when it comes to working on your case. That can help your attorney understand any complications that may arise in your case, which may be able to help you if the other side wants to say things about your case that aren't true.
If you have been exposed to asbestos and you now have mesothelioma or you have some other lung disease that's related to exposure to contaminants, then you need to get help from an attorney so that you can get whatever you may be entitled to. Make sure you find law services like Phillips and Paolicelli LLP that works with lung disease cases.