What To Look For In An Asbestos Lawyer in Michigan
July 3, 2018
Asbestos is a cancerous material that was commonly used in insulation, tiling, and appliances. You could have been exposed to asbestos without even realizing it, leaving you to suffer its effects. If this happens, find an attorney that will fight for you.
Know the Link Between Asbestos and Mesothelioma
Asbestos is a combination of minerals that easily breaks down into microscopic fibers that damage lung tissue upon inhaling. Asbestos was commonly used in industrial and commercial settings for most of the 20th century. It was most often used in insulation and building materials, sometimes without the building occupants’ knowledge.
Asbestos is the main cause of occupational cancer in the U.S. and is the primary risk factor of mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that develops on the exterior lining of organs, most often the lungs, testicles, intestines, and heart. There are no non-cancerous forms of mesothelioma, and the only known cure is prevention. If you or a loved one have lung cancer or mesothelioma, your attorney will help you find the cause and get the claim that you deserve.
Know the History of Asbestos
For years, construction workers, mechanics, electricians, and others in similar fields did not realize the danger they were exposed to on a daily basis. Today, it is widely understood that asbestos is a harmful substance. Despite attempts to ban asbestos on a federal level, it can still legally be used as a construction material. However, there are three state-level agencies in Michigan that regulate asbestos use: the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (DLARA) and the Michigan Department of State Police (MSP). Find a lawyer who has a clear understanding of asbestos law and can navigate these complex rules.
Find a Caring Firm
A mesothelioma or lung cancer diagnosis will impact you and your family’s lives forever. Unfortunately, these conditions also add on enormous stress when dealing with lost wages and medical costs. Find an attorney who cares for you and understands what you are going through. Make sure they will fight for the benefits you and your family deserve after such a life-altering diagnosis.
Find a Firm with a History of Success
Long-standing firms have an extensive history in and out of the courtroom. Search through this history and make sure your attorney has the knowledge and experience needed to win your asbestos and/or mesothelioma case.
At the Sam Bernstein Law Firm, we treat our clients like family. We have a long history with asbestos law, and we will fight for the compensation that you and your family deserve. For a free consultation, call us at 1-800-CALL-SAM.