Asbestos mesothelioma lawyers note a $6 million asbestos cancer verdict handed down in favor of an Oklahoma man. The 51-year-old sued over a dozen companies, claiming they manufactured the asbestos-containing products that caused him to develop malignant mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer.
If you or a loved one has developed mesothelioma, contact Attorney Group for Oklahoma today to learn more about your options. We can answer your questions for free, confidentially, and without any obligation on your part. If you wish to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated asbestos cancer lawyer.
Jury: Asbestos Producers Caused Man’s Cancer
Asbestos is a fibrous material that is formed naturally in many areas of the world. It is often used in construction materials because of its extreme durability and heat-resistant properties. However, asbestos is also known as one of the only causes of mesothelioma, a deadly form of cancer that primarily affects the chest cavity.
The man claimed he experienced second-hand exposure to asbestos as a child when his father carried the fibers home on his clothes from his job as a home remodeler and builder. Later in his life, the man also worked directly with asbestos-containing products as a contractor, rental property laborer, and when he worked on brakes and clutches as an auto mechanic.
The jury found that two companies, Murco Wall Products and Welco Manufacturing Co., were liable for the exposure to asbestos that led to the man’s cancer. Other defendants settled with him outside of court.
Injured People May Be Entitled to Compensation
People who are exposed to asbestos and develop mesothelioma may be entitled to compensation for damages resulting from mesothelioma, including medical expenses, the extent of the injury, pain, suffering, and mental anguish from mesothelioma, as well as loss of income or ability to work.
Family members of those who are killed by mesothelioma may be entitled to compensation for the wrongful death of a loved one, including damages for loss of companionship or financial support of a loved one, conscious pain and suffering of a loved one prior to death, mental anguish from the loss of a loved one, and funeral expenses.
The Time to Pursue a Claim is Limited. Contact Us Today.
If you or a loved one has developed mesothelioma, contact Attorney Group for Oklahoma today. We can discuss your options and help answer your questions. If you wish to pursue a claim, we can connect you with an affiliated asbestos mesothelioma lawyer. Your call is free, confidential, and without any obligation on your part, but state laws limit your time to pursue a claim, so contact us today.