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Contraction of mesothelioma could lead to lawsuits in Minnesota

As many Minnesota residents know, exposure to asbestos can be incredibly harmful. Though the effects of exposure may not show themselves right away, continued contact with the substance can lead to serious medical diseases, including mesothelioma. If a person contracts such an illness due to being exposed to asbestos, they may wish to file a claim against the party or parties deemed responsible for the exposure.

A man in another state has recently filed a lawsuit after being diagnosed with mesothelioma. He believes that multiple companies for which he worked were responsible for his being exposed to asbestos that he claims led to the development of his illness. The time frame for which he believes he was exposed during his work spans over 20 years.

The man claims that he was unaware of the dangerous particles he was being exposed to. He also believes that the companies for which he worked did not provide the proper information or safety equipment for working in such conditions. The man is pursuing the lawsuit in order to seek compensation for damages that have resulted from the exposure and subsequently contracted illness.

The dangers of asbestos are quite serious, and in many cases, illnesses such as mesothelioma, lung cancer and others can prove to be fatal. If a Minnesota resident has been subjected to such exposure and contracted an illness, he or she may wish to consider their legal options for seeking reparations. Monetary restitution could allow for aid in paying for medical bills and other permitted damages if a case is successful.

Source:, "Former worker at New Orleans port files suit after contracting mesothelioma", Andrew Stevens, Aug. 13, 2014

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