Many of our towns in the surrounding Southeastern Massachusetts area really began to boom when mills were built in them. Taunton, Raynham, Fall River, and Boston were a destination for work because of their seemingly endless mills. Many mill workers were exposed to dangerous conditions on the job, and now unfortunately, the possible bodily harm has not gone away with the closing of the mills. The disease Mesothelioma has proven to be a sad, and deadly side effect to life in the mills.
Mesothelioma is a rare cancer that is linked to asbestos exposure. This exposure could happen from any number of jobs, as it was a very popular building material until 1978 when it was finally banned. Asbestos exposure holds many possible dangerous side effects, but Mesothelioma seems to be the most frightening. With such a long time until the disease presents itself (many victims are only discovering they have it in the past few years) many individuals have no idea that they have this sickness, and the median lifespan after diagnosis is made is usually about 1 year.
The links between asbestos and Mesothelioma have resulted in over 800,000 court cases, with more expected as the population affected continues to age.
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with Mesothelioma, the road ahead of bringing a major corporation, and even the US government, to accountability is not an easy one to navigate alone, and contacting an experienced legal professional is vital.
Contact the team at Wynn and Wynn, and they will help you through this upsetting time, as resource and a party that has your best interests in mind. Call us today at 1-800-852-5211 or request a free consultation.