6 Things Everyone Should Know About Mesothelioma

Since the1900’s, companies knew of the risks of asbestos, the only known cause of mesothelioma, and used it anyway. They were often ignoring the safety procedures available to their employees.


1. In Arkansas, asbestos was widely used in the aerospace and construction businesses.

Our state is home to roughly 200 aviation-related companies. Plus, we are a leading exporter of engines and aerospace parts. This fact may surprise you, but asbestos was not only widely used in the past, but it is still being used by the aerospace industry today. Add to this the expansive growth in new construction in our state, and big business could have harmed thousands, if not tens of thousands, of people.


2. Those who lived near manufacturing plants and family members of workers may have been exposed.

Most people were exposed on the job, but chemicals were put into the air and brought home on employees’ clothing. The reality is that if you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you got it from asbestos in some way and are entitled to compensation.


3. The average mesothelioma settlement is roughly 1 million dollars.

No two cases are alike, but over 50 companies have created asbestos payout accounts to compensate victims and their families. Currently, 30 billion dollars is available. Yes, that is billions.


4. You need to act quickly.

Arkansas has a strict statute of limitations. That means you may not be able to collect anything after a specific date. Plus, we need time to gather evidence to support your illness. Waiting never benefits a catastrophic injury case.


5. You want to collect every dime possible.

It takes an experienced attorney to follow up on all the money you are due. Medical expenses may be obvious, but you are also entitled to future medical expenses. We have decades of experience determining what those will likely be. You can also get your lost wages and future earnings, plus money for your pain and suffering and loss of marital companionship. If we must go to court, which is very rare, the jury may award punitive damages. This is money the companies must pay, so they will never do this again. That amount can be substantial.


6. Hire a local attorney to watch over your interests.

You need a lawyer you can meet with face to face — someone who understands our way of life and will personally look out for your interests. It does not cost you one penny more to get this personal attention as opposed to an out-of-state law firm where you are just a number. Horton Law has been a part of recovering more than one billion dollars for individuals and families exposed to asbestos. We sincerely want to help you.


Contact Horton Law immediately if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma. The consultation is free.

If you have any questions, we’ll help you find answers. Let our experience protect your rights to the full and fair compensation you deserve. Call Horton Law for a Free Legal Consultation at 888-301-4715 or fill out a Free Consultation Form.

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