Personal Injury Advocates Serving Northwest Indiana

Asbestos Exposure Attorneys Serving Northwest Indiana

Asbestos Litigation

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

Call our firm at (219) 212-2462 to talk to a Northwest Indiana asbestos lawyer about your claim.

Manufacturers Knew of the Dangers of Asbestos Since the 1930s

Through asbestos litigation, the courts found that manufacturers did more than just expose workers to asbestos. They did so with the knowledge that serious medical conditions and even death 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 asbestos exposure, which is indirect exposure.

Indirect asbestos exposure may occur as a result of workers bringing asbestos particles home on their clothes and transferring them to others. For example:

  • An officer worker who comes into contact with factory workers who work with or around asbestos
  • A wife who washes her husband’s asbestos-ridden clothes
  • Children who greet their father or mother and come into contact with asbestos fibers on their clothes or shoes

The Largest & Longest Running 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 up through 2002. RAND also predicts as many future claims as those litigated thus far. Asbestos litigation has cost defendants and insurers a total of $70 billion, and more than half of that amount went to claimants and litigation expenses.

For more information about asbestos litigation and how Theodoros & Rooth, P.C. can help, call our team at (219) 212-2462.

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