Why Do You Need an Ohio Mesothelioma Lawyer?
An experienced Ohio mesothelioma lawyer can help you navigate the complexities of the legal process, identify liable parties, and pursue the maximum compensation for your mesothelioma diagnosis.
Asbestos exposure and the development of mesothelioma has robbed many hard-working Ohioans of their retirement and golden years. If you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you need a lawyer with investigative skills who can verify the source of your exposure to court standards, and secure the funds you need for treatment. For those with a terminal diagnosis, those funds can help support your spouse, children, or grandchildren when you no longer can.
The Lyon Firm has a proven track record representing steelworkers, Navy veterans, and others who’ve suffered due to asbestos exposure. The long delay between interacting with asbestos and potentially developing symptoms of mesothelioma makes identifying the responsible parties challenging, but not impossible.
Our attorneys will work on your behalf to document evidence, handle negotiations with insurers and companies, and ensure your case is effectively presented in court. This gives you the best chance of receiving the compensation you deserve for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
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What Kind of Settlement Can an Ohio Asbestos Lawyer Help You Secure?
Damages in asbestos and mesothelioma cases aim to compensate for the losses and hardships caused by the disease. Some common categories of damages include:
- Medical expenses: Mesothelioma often requires extensive medical treatment, including surgeries, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and palliative care. Damages may cover past and future medical expenses related to the diagnosis and treatment of the disease.
- Lost wages: If the mesothelioma has caused the victim to be unable to work, they may be entitled to compensation for lost wages and potential future earnings that they would have earned had they not been affected by the disease.
- Pain and suffering: Mesothelioma can cause immense physical pain and emotional suffering. Damages may be awarded to compensate for the pain and mental anguish endured by the victim. Loss of consortium damages may also be awarded to the spouse of the affected individual for the loss of companionship, support, and services resulting from the mesothelioma diagnosis.
- Punitive damages: In some cases, if the responsible party’s actions were particularly reckless or egregious, punitive damages may be awarded in addition to compensatory damages. Punitive damages aim to punish the at-fault party and deter similar behavior in the future.
- Wrongful death damages: In cases where mesothelioma leads to the death of the affected person, damages may cover funeral and burial expenses, as well as the emotional harm caused by the loss of a loved one.
It’s important to note that mesothelioma cases can be complex. The types and amount of damages awarded can vary depending on factors such as the extent of toxic exposure, the severity of the illness, the defendant’s liability, and the applicable laws.
Seeking the assistance of a personal injury lawyer experienced in mesothelioma cases is crucial for maximizing your potential compensation. Full vs. partial compensation could mean the difference between remission and death with cancers like mesothelioma. It could mean the difference between losing your house or leaving it as a stable home for your family after you’re gone.
According to the Ohio Department of Health, the mesothelioma incidence rate in Ohio was 1.0 per 100,000 in a recent 5-year period, higher than the general U.S. rate of 0.9 per 100,000. For each year during that 5-year span, an average of 145 new cases of mesothelioma were diagnosed and an average of 122 deaths from mesothelioma occurred in Ohio.
What Types of Asbestos Exposure Cases Can an Ohio Mesothelioma Attorney Handle?
An experienced mesothelioma lawyer can handle various types of asbestos exposure cases, such as:
- Occupational exposure: This involves cases where individuals were exposed to asbestos while working in industries where asbestos was commonly used, such as construction, shipbuilding, manufacturing, mining, automotive, and military service.
- Second-hand exposure: Also known as “take-home” exposure, these cases involve individuals who were exposed to asbestos indirectly because a family member or someone they lived with worked with asbestos and brought asbestos fibers home on their clothing, skin, or hair.
- Environmental exposure: Some individuals may have been exposed to asbestos due to living near asbestos mines, processing facilities, or other locations with high asbestos concentrations in the air or water.
- Consumer product exposure: In some cases, individuals may have been exposed to asbestos through the use of asbestos-containing consumer products, such as talc products, automotive parts, or construction materials.
- Dwellings and demolitions: These cases involve exposure to asbestos in residential, commercial, or public buildings where asbestos-containing materials were used in construction or renovation. Even those involved in asbestos removal or demolition work can be at risk of exposure if proper safety precautions are not followed.
A local Ohio asbestos lawyer will have the experience and regional access to investigate these cases. They can identify the responsible parties, and pursue legal action against manufacturers, employers, property owners, or other entities whose negligence led to asbestos exposure.
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One of the most heartbreaking aspects of asbestos exposure is how preventable so many cases are. The first instances of asbestosis and lung cancer attributable to asbestos exposure were diagnosed in the United States in 1935. Every exposure after that could have been avoided, but property owners and bosses put profits and convenience over human lives and suffering.
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or any asbestos-related illness, it is essential to act quickly. Time is of the essence in these cases due to the statute of limitations, so don’t delay in seeking the justice and compensation you deserve.
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ABOUT THE LYON FIRM
Joseph Lyon has 17 years of experience representing individuals in complex litigation matters. He has represented individuals in every state against many of the largest companies in the world.
The Firm focuses on single-event civil cases and class actions involving corporate neglect & fraud, toxic exposure, product defects & recalls, medical malpractice, and invasion of privacy.
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The Firm offers contingency fees, advancing all costs of the litigation, and accepting the full financial risk, allowing our clients full access to the legal system while reducing the financial stress while they focus on their healthcare and financial needs.
At The Lyon Firm we have years of experience with local Ohio mesothelioma injury cases. Our team is here to guide you through the complexities of the legal process. We will fight tirelessly to hold the responsible parties accountable for their negligence, and ensure you receive the compensation needed to cover medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages caused by the disease.
Contact our Cincinnati offices today at (513) 381-2333 for a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your case and understand your legal options. Your health and well-being are our top priorities. With us by your side, you can focus on your treatment and recovery while we handle the legal aspects of your case with the utmost professionalism and care.
Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma Lawsuit FAQs
sbestos is a naturally occurring fibrous mineral that was commonly used in various industries for its heat resistance and durability. It was extensively used in construction, shipbuilding, automotive, and manufacturing industries until its health hazards were discovered. Asbestos fibers, when inhaled or ingested, can lead to serious health conditions, including mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis.
Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive form of cancer that affects the mesothelium, the thin protective lining that covers the lungs, heart, and other organs. It is primarily caused by exposure to asbestos, with symptoms often appearing decades after the initial exposure.
Yes, it is possible to pursue an asbestos or mesothelioma lawsuit even if the responsible company is no longer in business. An experienced lawyer can help identify other liable parties, such as asbestos manufacturers, distributors, or property owners. We will fully evaluate your case by considering factors like exposure history, medical records, and applicable statutes of limitations, to determine the validity of your claim.
An asbestos lawyer can be affordable because many personal injury attorneys, including Joe Lyon and The Lyon Firm, work on a contingency fee basis. That means we only collect payment after we win your case or secure a settlement. This arrangement allows individuals and families to pursue legal action without upfront costs, especially during a financially difficult time when medical bills may be piling up.
The statute of limitations, which varies by state, sets a time limit for filing a lawsuit after the diagnosis or discovery of an asbestos-related illness. An Ohio personal injury claims statute of limitations is two years after you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness.
The Lyon Firm aggressively, professionally, and passionately advocates for injured individuals and families against companies due to asbestos exposure.