When Can You Sue for Asbestos Exposure?

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Exposure to asbestos at home, school, or a workplace is a common problem for many. It can be difficult to hold an employer or school responsible for the exposure because symptoms usually don’t develop until years later. However, sometimes the materials and substances which contain dangerous fiber may be found within the walls or materials in buildings. When should this trigger a lawsuit?

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    Military service members that are no longer on active duty may suffer from symptoms of asbestos exposure to the point that a diagnosis is the next logical step, and then the veteran will need a lawyer to prove that the military is responsible for the exposure and subsequent injuries. Legal support can assist in pursuing compensation claims.

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    If you have been exposed to asbestos and been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may want to know if you have a case against someone for your injuries, and if so, what the process for making that claim will be.

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    The direct and indirect exposure of asbestos usually is the reason mesothelioma occurs, and it generally affects certain employees more than others because of the asbestos materials and products used within the company or certain locations. When affected by these hazardous and toxic materials, the worker will need a lawyer to pursue compensation.

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