Mesothelioma Destroying the Lives of America's Workers and Families

by Eric Alan Stamps on Aug. 20, 2021

Accident & Injury Asbestos & Mesothelioma Accident & Injury  Products Liability Accident & Injury  Wrongful Death 

Summary: Answers to mesothelioma frequently asked questions

            Mesothelioma Destroying the Lives of America's Workers and Families

  1. What is mesothelioma? Mesothelioma is a cancer caused by asbestos exposure.  
  2. How rare is mesothelioma? Approximately 3,000 cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed each year.  
  3. What are the signs/symptoms of mesothelioma? 

    Symptoms of Pleural Mesothelioma include: Coughing, Chest Pain, Shortness of Breath, Weight Loss 

    Symptoms of Peritoneal Mesothelioma include: Abdominal Pain, Lumps in the Abdomen, Abdominal  Swelling 

  4. Can people not directly exposed to asbestos get mesothelioma? Yes. If you lived with someone directly exposed to asbestos or washed their clothes, etc. You may get mesothelioma indirectly. 

  5. What is the “latency period?” Usually, it takes decades for the asbestos fibers to cause mesothelioma.  

  6. Where was asbestos used? Asbestos has been widely used in many industries. Industrial workers such as electricians, pipeworkers, welders, insulators, and many others have been exposed. Millions of workers have been exposed to asbestos.  

  7. People who are coming to your office now with a claim, what stage are they at? Have they generally been diagnosed? People come in or call at all stages. Some have the symptoms and have been exposed to asbestos but have not been to the doctor. Some have been diagnoses with mesothelioma, lung cancer, etc. Some have been misdiagnosed. It is important that an expert in the area of mesothelioma reviews your medical tests to determine whether or not you have mesothelioma. Many doctors are incapable of proper diagnosis.  

  8. What components make up a viable mesothelioma case? Exposure to asbestos and a diagnosis of mesothelioma.  

  9. As a family member of a loved one who died from this disease, am I eligible to file a wrongful death case? Yes. As long as the statute of limitations has not expired. That is why it is important to act immediately.  

  10. What are the requirements of the injured party/family? 

  11. Cooperation. Most of the work is handled by the legal team. The individual or family usually has little time devoted to the case. The legal team handles it so you can focus on treatment and time doing what you love.

  12. What damages am I seeking? Medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, etc.  

  13. What happens if these companies are out of business or bankrupt? There are trust funds set up by many companies to cover these cases. Billions of dollars are still available for injured individuals and families. 

  14. How long do these cases generally take to be resolved? Usually, these cases begin settling approximately 6 months or so after the case is started and continue until every responsible company is held accountable. 

  15. Do these cases generally settle or do most go to trial? Most settle. 

  16. I can’t afford to pay a lawyer. How can I afford legal help with my limited means?No money, no problem. We are here to help people and our fees are based upon winning for you and your family. When you collect, we get paid.  

  17. What sets your firm apart in handling these cases? Compassion and knowledge. We care about each client and family. We will turn over every stone looking for the best outcome for you and your family. You can be confident you’re in good hands.  

  18. Why do mesothelioma lawsuits matter? To protect you and your family financially. You have suffered enough and should not have to add financial suffering to what you and your family are going through. Mesothelioma lawsuits provide you with the financial ability to not only meet your needs but usually accomplish your bucket list also.  

Eric A. Stamps, Attorney at Law, 3814 Little York Road, Dayton, Ohio 45414. Phone: (937) 898-9440. Email:

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