It is never easy to lose a loved one, especially if he or she died in a sudden accident or from a terminal illness. When Minnesota family members learn that the latter may have been prevented, it can greatly intensify their grief. This is often the case in situations that involve fatal asbestos injury. If your family member died because of employer negligence, you may feel a strong desire to seek justice on his or her behalf.
Sometime around 1979, there was an apparent increase in families suffering the loss of loved ones in workplace situations. Such incidents often have to do with asbestos exposure. Many Minnesota spouses, parents and children have grieved the loss of their loved ones in situations that may have been prevented had the employers of their family members fulfilled their obligations to keep their workers safe.
One of the most devastating realities of asbestos-related illnesses is that they often lie dormant for so long. By the time a person is diagnosed with a condition like mesothelioma, it can already be very advanced; a patient may only have a matter of weeks or months to live, according to statistics by the American Cancer Society.
When people think about personal injury lawsuits, they typically assume it involves two parties: the victim and the person who hurt the victim. However, in cases like those that stem from asbestos exposure, there are often multiple parties accused of contributing to a victim's injuries.