In Minnesota and elsewhere, a diagnosis of incurable cancer is devastating. Thousands of patients have illnesses that were caused by asbestos exposure. Especially for those who used to work or are currently employed in certain industries, such as construction, railroad work, shipyards or textile factories, the risks for asbestos-related injuries are high.
Mesothelioma and asbestosis are two of the most frequently reported types of asbestos illnesses. Both of these diseases primarily affect the lungs but can extend to other parts of the body as well. Symptoms are often delayed, which means a person can be sick long before a doctor diagnoses his or her condition.
Living with incurable illness is challenging in many ways. When a patient learns that the illness might have been prevented were it not for an employer's negligence, feelings of frustration and anger may set in. As time goes on, more and more former factory, coal mine and shipyard workers are facing terminal illnesses related to asbestos exposure. If you are currently facing such circumstances, remember that there are strong support systems in place to help you get the care you need and the justice you deserve.
Sieben Polk P.A. has successfully guided many asbestos exposure victims through the civil justice system. We are also fully prepared to assist immediate family members of patients who have succumbed to asbestos injuries. If you or your loved one have been negatively impacted by an asbestos situation in Minnesota, you can request a meeting by using the contact form on our website to discuss options for seeking compensation for the damages you have sustained.