Fighting For Victims Of Asbestos Exposure
Mesothelioma is a terrible, terminal disease. Doctors have shown that it is almost always caused by exposure to asbestos – a common fire retardant substance once thought to make our homes, factories and businesses safer.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, and if you have ever spent any significant amount of time exposed to asbestos, we may be able to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
At Joyce & Bittner, our attorneys have more than 50 years of combined legal experience. We take a thorough, aggressive approach to proving clients’ claims and recovering the maximum amount of available compensation. For a free consultation, call 412-557-7931 or contact our Pittsburgh offices online.
Was Your Mesothelioma Caused By Asbestos?
In the absence of asbestos, mesothelioma is quite rare. If you have developed mesothelioma and can demonstrate that you have been exposed to asbestos, the courts will presume that your mesothelioma was caused by that exposure.
Your exposure to asbestos could have come from any number of sources. You may have been exposed while working in a factory, steel mill, coal mine, while working with brake shoes or clutch pads in the automotive industry or while working with building materials in the construction industry, just to name a few. You may have even been exposed to asbestos by the plumbing in your own home. This exposure may have occurred 15, 20 or 25 years ago.
Fortunately for plaintiffs, a system has been set up to facilitate the payment of personal injury claims for asbestos lawsuits. A certain pool of defendants – mainly asbestos manufacturers – has been formed into a group, in which each defendant shares liability for any asbestos claim. As the injured plaintiff, you don’t have to prove where the asbestos came from – if you can prove you were exposed to it, this pool of defendants is liable to pay the damages.