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Can I Sue an Employer for Asbestos Exposure?

When Someone Dies from Mesothelioma, Our Lawyers Fight for the Answers the Family Deserves & Needs for Recovery. No Matter What.

Many industrial workers have been exposed to asbestos, a mineral that was once widely used in factories, plants, warehouses, shipyards, and docks throughout Texas and the rest of the country because of its flame-resistant qualities that are cheap to manufacture.

However, research has revealed the deadly nature of this mineral, including its link to mesothelioma, which is a disease that is caused by asbestos fibers infiltrating the thin membrane that encases the lungs.

Many people may not be aware that asbestos is damaging their lungs because it may be difficult to detect until it is in too late a stage for recovery. Depending on how long you were exposed to asbestos, your lung condition could be severe and may even lead to death.

Employers have no excuse when it comes to asbestos in the workplace. Even if they claim they were unaware of the presence of asbestos, they have the responsibility of having the workplace checked for it. Surviving family members may seek benefits through the state's workers' compensation system or the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, or they make seek benefits through a wrongful death lawsuit.

These benefits would include payment for your loved one's medical expenses and funeral costs as well as loss of future financial support and the loss of the care, comfort, and companionship you must endure. If your loved one died due to exposure to asbestos in the workplace, then you are entitled to take legal action against them to seek compensation.

You should never be afraid of a business or corporation when it comes to filing a claim. If they were the cause of your loved one's death, they should be held accountable. Arnold & Itkin has a history of results against large companies. Call our industrial accident lawyers today for help at (888) 493-1629.

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  • $8 Billion Top 3 Largest Jury Verdict in U.S. History Arnold & Itkin LLP tried a Risperdal case against Johnson & Johnson for failing to warn about one of the drug’s most damaging side effects: gynecomastia. Our skill, hard work, and dedication resulted in the third-largest jury verdict ever obtained ...
  • $357 Million Largest Workplace Accident Settlement in Texas history Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a massive nine-figure settlement against a transnational corporation for a workplace incident. The settlement set a Texas record for being the largest personal injury settlement in the state’s history.
  • $222 Million Record-Breaking Verdict for Widow Our firm won $222 million for a woman who lost her husband in an industrial accident caused by a faulty valve. We took the case to trial because the at-fault company refused to take responsibility. The jury saw through the corporate lies and double ...
  • $205 Million Confidential Settlement Obtained for Numerous Clients Arnold & Itkin reached a record $205,000,000 settlement on behalf of clients after several years of hard-fought litigation. The case settled just before trial was set to begin.
  • $171 Million One of the Largest Confidential Settlements in History Arnold & Itkin worked over the course of several years to represent clients in a case that many other law firms turned down. In the end, we were able to obtain a record-setting confidential settlement.
  • $139 Million Massive Settlement Achieved for Victims of an Oilfield Incident Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a huge $139,000,000 settlement for injured families affected by an oilfield incident in the eastern United States, settling one week before trial.
  • $117 Million Largest Single-Event Personal Injury Verdict in Louisiana History Arnold & Itkin represented a pregnant woman who experienced stomach pain and called Acadian Ambulance. The driver of the ambulance drove the ambulance into the back of a sugar cane truck causing the plaintiff's spine to be severed at T4 and for her ...
  • $116 Million Confidential Settlement Arnold & Itkin LLP negotiated a massive nine figure settlement on behalf of their clients after several years of hard fought litigation.
  • $114 Million Settlement Won for Victims of Pipeline Explosion Offshore injury lawyers at Arnold & Itkin fought for two workers who were injured in a pipeline explosion at sea, one of whom passed away. Our relentless investigation and advocacy resulted in a nine-figure settlement that will provide for our ...
  • $110 Million Record Settlement Achieved for Victims of Defective Products Arnold & Itkin obtained a record settlement for individuals harmed by defective, dangerous products. The result exemplifies our commitment to clients and justice for those seriously injured by the conduct of others.
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