Asbestos Lung Cancer, Mesothelioma Lawyer Fighting for You
Kent personal injury attorney puts your best interests first
Asbestos exposure has been linked to many different forms of cancer, including mesothelioma. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another form of asbestos cancer, you may be eligible for financial compensation by filing a mesothelioma cancer lawsuit. That’s why it’s critical that you consult with an experienced mesothelioma cancer attorney to learn more about your legal rights.
Kent personal injury lawyer Zach Herschensohn can help you every step of the way. Serving greater Seattle, attorney Herschensohn and his talented legal team at Herschensohn Law Firm know how the legal system works and we have the case results to prove it. Our attorneys have obtained millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for injury victims and their families. In particular, attorney Zach Herschensohn obtained one of the largest, record-setting asbestos verdicts in Washington. Case results matter to our lawyers.
Legal cases involving mesothelioma and other forms of asbestos lung cancer can be complicated. Do yourself a favor and talk to an experienced attorney to learn more about your rights. Contact Herschensohn Law Firm, PLLC, and discover what we can do for you. Your initial, free consultation is completely private, and you can ask us any questions you might have about your potential legal case. We also handle wrongful death cases involving deaths caused by asbestos exposure.
What is mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma is an aggressive type of cancer that often occurs in the mesothelium, the thin layer of tissue covering most organs. In general, there are two common forms of mesothelioma:
- Pleural mesothelioma – Mesothelioma affecting the tissue surrounding the pleural, the thin layer of tissue covering the lungs.
- Peritoneal mesothelioma – Mesothelioma affecting the tissue in the abdomen (peritoneal) as well as the heart or the testicles.
Pleural mesothelioma lung cancer is the most common form of mesothelioma. Whatever type of mesothelioma cancer you have been diagnosed with, make sure you take your diagnosis seriously right from the start. Talk to your doctor about the treatment options available to you. Then, make sure you talk to a lawyer at Herschensohn Law Firm right away.
What are common ways people get asbestos lung cancer, mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma, particularly lung cancer, often occurs due to exposure to asbestos, a building material which was once widely used as insulation, since asbestos is fire-resistant. In recent decades, however, many construction companies and builders have stopped using products that contain asbestos, since asbestos exposure has been widely linked to causing cancer.
Specifically, people who inhale asbestos fibers may develop mesothelioma or other forms of asbestos lung cancer several years or even decades after being exposed to asbestos. As a result, certain professions may be more likely to develop mesothelioma or other forms of lung cancer due to exposure to asbestos, including:
- Construction workers
- Demolition workers
- Power plant workers
- Shipyard workers
- Auto repair workers
- Merchant mariners
- Naval veterans
- Ferry workers
Many people diagnosed with mesothelioma were exposed to asbestos decades ago. Regardless of when you may have been exposed to asbestos, make sure you have a doctor diagnose you right away if you suspect you have mesothelioma or another form of asbestos lung cancer. Then, talk to our law firm right away to learn more about your legal options.
What are warning signs of asbestos lung cancer, mesothelioma?
Symptoms of pleural mesothelioma or other forms of lung cancer can cover a wide range. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- Shortness of breath
- Dry cough
- Coughing up blood
- Pain while breathing
- Lumps under skin on chest
You know your body best. If something doesn’t feel right, talk to your doctor and tell them you think you might have mesothelioma. Ask to have the necessary tests, including chest x-rays, blood tests for mesothelin-related peptides in your blood or pulmonary function tests to determine how well your lungs are working.
Who will pay for my asbestos lung cancer, mesothelioma-related expenses?
Medical care for mesothelioma and other forms of lung cancer can add up fast. Between diagnostic tests, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, surgical procedures and other treatment options, the cost of medical care for mesothelioma and other forms of asbestos lung cancer can quickly add up to tens of thousands or millions of dollars.
In addition to medical bills, other expenses often associated with mesothelioma can add up quickly as well, including:
- Replacement income during your cancer treatment
- Lost future income if you cannot return to work
- Pain and suffering in certain circumstances
- Funeral expenses if a loved one died due to mesothelioma
So where will this money come from? You may be able to pursue financial compensation from one or all the following financial sources:
- The company you worked for where you were exposed to asbestos
- The insurance company for the company you worked for where you were exposed to asbestos
- The company that manufactured the asbestos you were exposed to in the past
- The insurance company for the company that manufactured the asbestos you were exposed to in the past
This is just a small sampling of who you may be able to take legal action against if you decide to file a mesothelioma lawsuit. It’s also important to remember you often only have a limited amount of time to take legal action in most mesothelioma cases in Washington. This deadline (known as the statute of limitations) varies depending on the specifics of your case. But the sooner you take legal action in most cases, the better.
Why should I choose Herschensohn Law Firm to handle my mesothelioma case?
We realize you have a wide range of choices when it comes to hiring a law firm to help you with your mesothelioma case, including filing a mesothelioma cancer lawsuit. We simply believe our law firm is the best choice based on several different reasons, including:
- Extensive experience handling mesothelioma cancer cases in Washington
- Our law firm obtained a record-setting asbestos verdict in Washington
- Detail-oriented attorney who thoroughly investigates each mesothelioma claim
- In-depth understanding of Washington’s legal system
- Personalized approach towards each mesothelioma cancer case
- Courtroom experience dealing with complicated mesothelioma cancer cases
Learn more about whether we’re the right law firm for you. Schedule an appointment at Herschensohn Law Firm and decide for yourself. We believe you’ll notice the difference right away. We never take anything for granted. We take the time to listen and learn about exactly what you’re dealing with on a daily basis. That way, we can create a custom legal plan specifically designed to address your unique needs.
Get the help you need from an experienced mesothelioma cancer attorney
You have worked hard all your life. You shouldn’t have to suffer simply because you were exposed to asbestos on the job. Contact Kent mesothelioma cancer attorney Zach Herschensohn and schedule your free consultation today. The sooner you talk to us, the sooner we can help you and your family demand the financial compensation you rightfully deserve.