Asbestos and Mesothelioma FAQs

Our Mesothelioma Lawyers Answer Some Common Questions

A mesothelioma diagnosis can rock your world. It is often accompanied by confusion, anger, and sadness. Because we have handled mesothelioma claims for years, we are able to answer some of the most common questions concerning asbestos and mesothelioma.

I was recently diagnosed with mesothelioma, but I have no idea where I would have been exposed to asbestos. Can I still file a claim?

Because manufacturers and corporations were not transparent with their use of asbestos, most individuals who are diagnosed with mesothelioma have no idea when or where they were exposed. BPB, because of our experience handling these cases, is greatly familiar with the major sources for asbestos exposure and can help patients identify where they were exposed. We encourage these individuals to get in touch with us so we can evaluate your right to a claim.

Is asbestosis the same thing as mesothelioma?

No. Asbestosis is a lung disease caused by inhalation of asbestos fibers that results in scarring and fibrosis of the lungs. Mesothelioma targets the lung lining and is almost always fatal. Asbestosis is not cancer but individuals diagnosed with asbestosis are at a high risk to later be diagnosed with mesothelioma.

I’ve heard that many of the companies responsible for asbestos exposure have gone bankrupt. Can victims still recover compensation?

More than 100 companies have gone bankrupt because of asbestos exposure lawsuits. When a company responsible for asbestos exposure goes bankrupt, they typically put money aside in a trust used to dole out payments to victims of asbestos cancer. Many of these trusts are in the billions of dollars. BPB has an in-house team dedicated exclusively to recovering monies from those trusts for our injured clients.

I see a lot of advertisements for mesothelioma attorneys on TV and on the radio. What distinguishes one mesothelioma attorney from another?

We want to caution mesothelioma patients and their families to be extremely careful when watching or listening television and radio marketing attorneys. Many simply want to cash in on the often-large settlements that mesothelioma cases can generate. When choosing an attorney to handle your mesothelioma case, choose one that has actual litigation experience and a depth of understanding on the issues.

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If you or someone you love was recently diagnosed with mesothelioma, we invite you to contact BPB today. Get in touch with us today!

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