Court dockets nationwide are filled with more than 300,000 asbestos lawsuits. By around the year 2015, there will be nearly 5,000 deaths related to mesothelioma and asbestos. Effective mesothelioma lawyers are well trained and experienced in successfully handling these types of cases.
Colorado (JusticeNewsFlash.com – News Report) – Thousands of men who worked predominantly in the 20th century are now feeling the aftermath. One such man by the name of Andres Martinez worked as a laborer and heavy equipment operator at various locations. During his years of work, he was exposed to large amounts of asbestos fibers, which filled his lungs with tiny toxic particles that eventually lead to mesothelioma cancer. Martinez was diagnosed with the disease on March 14, 2007 and rapidly; became disabled, experiencing great amounts of physical, emotional and mental frustration and pain. He could no longer work or pursue further employment, which, along with the great medical expenses, cost him the dignity of to earning a living and supporting his family. Sadly, Martinez passed away on November 6, 2007. His family is now deprived of their father’s support and love. The Martinez family spent substantial amounts of money for his funeral and burial.
His bereaved son, Steven Dux filed an asbestos suit on behalf of his father against 13 defendant corporations, claiming the mesothelioma was wrongfully caused and that the companies knew the threat they posed to their workers’ health. He seeks expenses in excess of $50,000 and compensatory damages in excess of $100,000. He is also seeking a large claim for punitive damages in an attempt to dissuade other companies from harming employees, directly or indirectly, in the future.
The Martinez family is not the only family in America fighting the battle against mesothelioma. Court dockets nationwide are filled with more than 300,000 asbestos lawsuits, and as many as 70,000 new ones are added each year, mainly affecting those in the age bracket of 50-75 years. By around the year 2015, there will be nearly 5,000 deaths related to mesothelioma and asbestos. These numbers are shocking, especially since many of these health issues and cases could have been avoided by first ensuring that their buildings and workplaces were asbestos free.
Susan B. Ramsey Justice News Flash – Mesothelioma Injury – Lawyer and News Editor