Asbestos Litigation

As an increasing number of people developed mesothelioma, lung cancer and other asbestos-related diseases, asbestos litigation has been on the rise. Indiana asbestos exposure put numerous people at risk and, through asbestos litigation, those with serious asbestos-related diseases are able to hold companies accountable and recover compensation. Theodoros & Rooth, P.C. represents clients in asbestos and mesothelioma cases and works diligently to help them recover damages.

Manufacturers knew about the dangers of asbestos since the 1930s

Through asbestos litigation, courts found that manufacturers did more than just expose workers to asbestos. They did so knowing about the hazards ― the potential disease and death that could result. Furthermore, evidence emerged showing that companies actively hid the risks from workers. Companies' internal documents revealed their disregard and served as evidence of negligence.

Most asbestos lawsuits arise when individuals who suffered primary exposure from working directly with asbestos take legal actions or their families bring wrongful death litigation. However, people also suffer disease and death from secondary exposure, which is indirect exposure. Examples of indirect exposure occur as a result of workers bringing asbestos particles home on their clothes and family members coming in contact with it ― an office worker who comes in contact with factory workers, a wife while washing the clothes, children who greet their father with a hug and come in contact with work clothes, etc.

The longest running and largest mass tort litigation in U.S. history

Asbestos has been the subject of more ongoing mass tort litigation than any other type of personal injury case in U.S. history. The RAND Corporation reports that 730,000 individuals exposed to asbestos brought claims against 8,400 business entities during the period up through 2002. RAND also predicts as many future claims as those litigated thus far. The litigation has cost defendants and insurers a total of $70 billion, and more than half of that amount went to claimants and litigation expenses.

Committed to justice and patient safety for injury victims since 1988

Located across the street from the Methodist Hospital in Merrillville, Indiana, the mesothelioma law firm of Theodoros & Rooth, P.C. stands by your side through every step of your case. We are located just 30 miles outside Chicago. Call us at 219.769.6393 or contact us online to tell us about your injury. We look forward to speaking with you.

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