It is possible to have a terminal illness and not know it. Many Minnesota residents will be among others throughout the country who receive a diagnosis this year, informing them that they have an incurable disease. Mesothelioma is one such disease, and it often afflicts people who have worked in coal mines, factories, shipyards or old school buildings.
The symptoms of mesothelioma are typically not immediately apparent. In fact, the disease is usually slowly developing inside a person’s body for years before he or she even feels ill. One of the most common first symptoms of the disease is a lingering cough.
Asbestos is often the culprit behind mesothelioma, asbestosis and other illnesses for which there are currently no known cures. Many cases involve past employees who were exposed to asbestos on the job because their employers failed to inform them of a known risk or failed to provide proper training and equipment to help them stay safe. When employer negligence is a suspected factor in an employee developing a terminal illness, litigation often follows.
Sieben Polk P.A. in Minnesota is experienced in asbestos litigation. Our 40 years’ experience has allowed our legal team to compile information and evidence based on past cases to help expedite and resolve current claims filed in civil court. When a doctor issues a mesothelioma diagnosis, the patient and his or her family undoubtedly understands that every moment of life from there on out is especially precious. An experienced legal team can help a client who is ill strive for as high quality a life as possible by seeking financial recovery for losses that may provide compensation to help offset medical bills and other expenses related to health care, lost wages and other damages.