A Mesothelioma lawsuit can be filed by a person who is diagnosed with Mesothelioma. A Mesothelioma is a form of cancer which can be caused by asbestos exposure. Asbestos is a useful material which is used in products such as brake pads, floor tiles and assorted gaskets. Useful as it may seem, asbestos is also a danger to the health of the people being exposed to it. One of the dangers is having a Mesothelioma cancer.
Manufacturers even Employers who are negligent enough to disregard the health and safety of their workers can be held liable especially when they know the risk of the level of exposure they permitted. For example, if the employer knows that the products have asbestos materials in it but failed to tell the employees and give them the necessary precautions, then they can be sued. The victim can file a mesothelioma lawsuit in order to seek compensation for the injuries obtained as a result of toxic exposure due to asbestos.
Personal Injury and wrongful death are two main types of mesothelioma lawsuit. The personal injury mesothelioma lawsuit can be filed not only by the victim who was exposed to asbestos but also by the family members who also has fallen ill due to second hand exposure. Personal injury is filed to receive compensation for loss of income, pain and suffering, medical expenses and lost prospects. On the other hand, Wrongful death mesothelioma lawsuit is filed when the victim dies. The lawsuit is filed by the executor in behalf of the family for losses such as care, companionship, assistance, comfort and income.
Filing and winning a Mesothelioma lawsuit can reimburse their medical expenses and can receive compensation for their pain and suffering brought by the disease. Victims can also get back income that was lost due to the disease.