• Fighting for Your Rights After Asbestos Exposure
  • October 11, 2013
  • Law Firm: Brayton Purcell LLP - Novato Office
  • What do you think your reaction would be if at your next doctor's appointment you were diagnosed with mesothelioma? For a lot of individuals, learning about what mesothelioma is and what treatment options are available might be the first pieces of information they seek out.

    After becoming familiar with your newly-discovered disease, fighting for your rights could become a main concern and top priority for you and your family. After all, large asbestos companies continued to allow workers and individuals to become exposed to asbestos fibers over long periods of time, even when they were aware of the dangers of doing so. Paying for medical treatment and coping with life can become more and more difficult as the disease evolves. Holding those responsible for your mesothelioma accountable for their actions might be the solution to living out your remaining months or years comfortably among friends and family.

    Many victims of mesothelioma stand up for their rights in court and succeed. Recently in Florida, a jury awarded Richard DeLisle, a retired pipefitter, $8,000,000 in a case against both big asbestos and tobacco companies. Crane Co. was responsible for exposing DeLisle to asbestos during his work as a pipefitter, while Lorillard cigarettes made with Hollingsworth & Vose Co. filters contributed to his mesothelioma diagnosis decades later.

    The trial took four weeks and the jury took five days to deliberate. This victory is a great one, and a reminder to all mesothelioma survivors to fight for their legal rights.

    Who is going to stop you?