In 1981, the first Minnesota asbestos litigation case was heard. Sadly, such cases have been on the rise since then, as many families have been devastated by mesothelioma, asbestosis and other asbestos-related health problems. These often occur due to asbestos exposure in the workplace.
It can take years for symptoms of mesothelioma to surface. Victims often develop lingering coughs, have trouble breathing or experience chest discomfort without knowing what is causing their conditions. Following a doctor's diagnosis of an asbestos-related illness, there are often two main priorities: obtaining palliative care (since there is no cure for such diseases) and seeking justice for damages caused by employer negligence.
Workers who suffer from mesothelioma, asbestosis and other asbestos-related problems often feel betrayed when they learn their employers did not fulfill their obligations to keep their employees safe. Families often face serious financial crises when medical bills begin piling up and assisted-living support is needed to help victims achieve as high quality of life as possible as they cope with their conditions. Such situations are often highly stressful, leaving patients and their families feeling overwhelmed.
At Sieben Polk P.A., we know how to help Minnesota victims of asbestos-related illnesses seek financial accountability against those believed responsible for their suffering related to mesothelioma or other health issues. In fact, our experienced legal team has successfully helped others achieve some of the largest asbestos litigation verdicts in the state. If you or your loved one has suffered illness because of on-the-job asbestos exposure, we stand ready to help you seek justice.