What happens if I was exposed to asbestos at work and suffer from an asbestos related disease?
Asbestos was the wonder product from the 1950s and was used throughout the government, particularly in military installations and naval shipyards through the 1970s. Asbestos can cause a lung disease known as “asbestosis” that can impact one’s ability to breathe. It is the primary known cause of a deadly cancer of the lining of the lung known as mesothelioma. It is also associated with lung cancer and many other types of cancer.
If you or a family member was exposed to asbestos in the federal workplace and have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, you should immediately contact Noucas Law to pursue two types of claims: federal workers’ compensation claim and a third-party claim against the manufacturers and suppliers of the asbestos products you were exposed to.
Oftentimes, the federal workers’ compensation system is able to provide more immediate benefit to the asbestos victim and his or her family. As with any workers’ compensation claim, benefits can include lost wages, medical benefits and a Schedule Award. It can also include survivor’s benefits which can provide a widow or dependent children with a steady monthly income pending the results of third-party litigation.
If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, particularly mesothelioma, you should contact Noucas Law immediately. Time is of the essence in verifying the diagnosis and establishing work history evidence.