Asbestos is a fibrous material which has been in use for a long time mainly for its fire resistant qualities. Asbestos is a preferred building material due to its fire resistant and heat resistant capability coupled with the fact that it is not expensive. Asbestos was very popular amongst California business owners in the early and mid 20’s and they used it in nearly every way they could. They tried to use asbestos to create safer, and cheaper buildings, but time has proven that these building are not any safer, nor are they more cheaper,as the high cost of treating the mesothelioma disease that they caused, they also lead to loss of lives.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, the first step once you have dealt with the pressing medical issues should be contacting an attorney to find out if you are eligible to file a mesothelioma lawsuit. Because mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos, usually on the job, in most cases there will be grounds for a lawsuit against the person’s employer at the time of the exposure.