Las Vegas Mass Tort Attorneys
Did you know asbestos litigation is the longest running mass tort in United States history? Doctors and the general public knew as early as the 1930s that exposure to asbestos caused debilitating illnesses including the loss of lung functions and mesothelioma, an aggressive and deadly form of cancer. Yet, despite this knowledge, companies continued to use asbestos while the asbestos industry paid millions of dollars to influence pro-asbestos research.
The Las Vegas mass tort attorneys at Greenman, Goldberg, Raby & Martinez, are continually investigating and accepting new claims related to asbestos exposure and mesothelioma. For years, companies required employees to work in close proximity to this known danger without properly informing them of the risks.
If you or anyone you loved suffered from mesothelioma due to working with asbestos, you may be entitled to money damages. While this financial compensation can’t undo the damage caused, it can go a long way in helping you and your family recover and secure your future.
The Common Use of Asbestos & Its Dangers
Asbestos was particularly popular between the 1940s and 1970s as an affordable form of fire and chemical-resistant insulation and was used in a variety of products ranging from textiles to naval ships. If you or a person close to you worked in manufacturing between 1930 and into the early 1990s, there is a good chance you (or they) were exposed to asbestos. Or if you live in a home built before 1980 and it has never undergone significant, professional remodeling, then you may also have been exposed to asbestos.
Of course, exposure does not translate to immediate issues. One reason mesothelioma is considered so dangerous is due to its unusually long latency period. Research and past cases show the average time between a victim’s first contact with asbestos to the appearance of the first symptoms of mesothelioma is 35 years, with some cases upwards of 50 years.
This long latency period and its non-specific early symptoms, ranging from lower back pain to weight loss and fatigue, make it a difficult disease to diagnose. Yet, once the disease presents itself, it’s aggressive and lethal. Over 50% of patients will succumb to the disease within 18 months of diagnosis.
Act Now & Get Las Vegas Mass Tort Attorneys on Your Side
If you or someone close to you has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, it’s of utmost importance to file a mass tort lawsuit as soon as possible. At GGRM, our Las Vegas mass tort attorneys are continually investigating and accepting new claims. We will pursue the financial compensation you need to expedite your recovery from this terrible disease and secure you and your family’s future. Call 702-388-4476 for a free consultation and to get started today.