It wasn't until the 1970's and 1980's that expert doctor and scientist opinions made it clear that asbestos was definitely a lethal substance to handle even though both doctors and scientists had been arguing since the early 1900's that it was toxic.
So in the 70's/80's companies began to strip out any asbestos but unbelievably many of these companies did not warn the asbestos removal workers of the dangers of the products and didn't provide them with any protective clothing. These same workers were removing the worst asbestos too, commonly called friable asbestos which is found in insulation.
So many of these workers developed the mainly fatal cancer associated with asbestos known as Mesothelium or Mesothelioma due to their exposure to the very fine asbestos fibre that was then inhaled.
Since the 1980's many legal firms sprung up to fight these companies and if you think you have contracted or been diagnosed with Mesothelioma, you should engage an Asbestos Mesothelioma Attorney right away.
Unfortunately there is no guarantee that an Asbestos Mesothelioma Attorney will win your case and tragically if your mesothelioma exposure goes back to the 1980's and you have just been diagnosed time may not be on your side and also like tobacco companies Attorney's engaged on the Asbestos company side are experienced at defense and know that time may not be on your side, so, will take their time defending.
These companies and their Attorneys can be unscrupulous so although it will be tempting to engage your local or family Attorney or Lawyer you really are best to seek out an experienced Asbestos Mesothelioma Attorney or Attorney's. When you do find them question them at length as to cases they have won and settlements they have made for their clients, it may be best not to take the first, but question two or three firms before you engage one.
Another more positive way of suing the asbestos company may be to try and track down others that worked with you that were also exposed. With the internet these days, this maybe easier than you may think. It's always best to go in with numbers and this will be a much more aggressive approach for the asbestos companies Attorneys to face.
So, once you've decided whether you want to approach this individually or as a group and a getting a group together truly is best if you can find the others then find the best Asbestos Mesothelioma Attorney that you can. If you have a group and sit down and have regular sessions with them as a group you'll jog some memories here and may come up with a lot more evidence against the offending company.