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Standing Up For Victims Of Asbestos Exposure

If you or a loved one suffers from mesothelioma due to exposure to asbestos, you may be entitled to compensation for the losses you have suffered. The attorneys at Black, Lyle & Habberfield, LLP, in Olean have extensive experience navigating the asbestos claims process and can give you a strong voice in the legal system. We handle mesothelioma claims and other personal injury litigation for clients in New York and Pennsylvania.

The Harmful History Of Asbestos

Asbestos became popular in the late 19th century because of its sound absorption and resistance to heat. Mesothelioma is a devastating cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. People who worked around asbestos fibers are most susceptible to developing mesothelioma but their loved ones are also at risk. People at risk include those in the automobile service industry, as well as many factory workers. Often the effects of asbestos exposure are not seen until decades after the exposure.

Navigating The Challenges Of Mesothelioma Claims

Mesothelioma cases are unique in the legal system. As the disease itself can take many years to develop, the asbestos manufacturing companies that are likely to blame for exposure may have gone out of business or changed their name. They may have moved their headquarters from one state to another or even relocated to another country. Sometimes they have been acquired by another corporation.

Identifying Liable Parties

It is critical for the asbestos attorney to identify the parties that bear ultimate responsibility for exposing a victim to asbestos in the first place. Typically, preparing for an asbestos case requires large amounts of detailed research such as the examination of old records, previous cases, legal documents and even photographs. Often witnesses must testify regarding events and issues dating back 20 to 40 years or more.

Handling All Types Of Toxic Exposure Claims

In addition to diseases associated with asbestos, Black, Lyle & Habberfield, LLP, also handles cases where people have been exposed to other toxic substances, typically chemicals. For example, chemicals like benzene can cause leukemia. These types of cases typically involve exposure to a chemical as part of a person’s employment. Also, sometimes people can be exposed to molds that can have devastating effects on lung function and allergies.

Reach Out To A Law Firm That Can Help

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or have been subjected to exposure with chemicals or molds that have caused you serious injuries, our attorneys are here to investigate your claim completely free of charge. Contact our Olean, New York, law offices by telephone at 716-301-4201, toll free at 800-524-9481 or online by filling out a brief contact form.