Mesothelioma is a cancerous disease that is becoming more common as a result of contact with asbestos and other harmful agents used in construction. As a result of the disease's prevalence, mesothelioma litigation has become a billion-dollar industry. Mesothelioma litigation refers to the legal action associated with the obtainment of the disease; those who become infected can seek a settlement from companies who unjustly put their employees at risk by prolonging their interaction with deadly agents such as asbestos.
For example, if a construction company places their employees at risk of asbestos or doesn't supply the workers with adequate protection or warning against the agent a mesothelioma litigation case is warranted. This particular field of law upholds the legal requirements that are mandatory for a company to follow. When working in the United States, all employers, through the legal code, are guaranteed that their safety is of the utmost importance. When a company fails to uphold this basic principle, when they position their employees in areas of great risk without proper equipment, they are liable to be sued.
As a result of the prevalence and increase in these particular cases, there are numerous legal professionals that specialize in the disease. If a situation arises where mesothelioma was contracted through contact with asbestos an individual has the right to seek legal aid.
Through mesothelioma litigation an individual will seek compensation for contracting the disease (or having a loved one contract the disease). Mesothelioma litigation settles cases that involve the unethical obtainment of the disease; billions of dollars have been awarded to individuals and families of individuals who have unjustly contracted the disease.