I Don't Know When I Was Exposed to Asbestos
A mesothelioma diagnosis is not your fault. 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. We can help answer those questions and hold the liable party responsible. Manufacturers and other corporations knew the risks of asbestos at least as far back as the 1930s and did nothing to stop innocent workers, veterans, and consumers from exposure. Even into the 1980s, manufacturers did not warn about the risks of asbestos exposure in order to prevent workers and consumers from having any idea what they were working with.
We hold these entities responsible so that our clients can get the treatment, care, and compensation they deserve.
Are Asbestosis & Mesothelioma the Same?
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.
Can Victims Still Recover Compensation If the Negligent Company Has Gone Bankrupt?
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 mesothelioma. Many of these trusts are in the billions of dollars. BCH has an in-house team dedicated exclusively to recovering monies from those trusts for our injured clients.