Unawareness appears to be the major cause behind exposure to asbestos. Though a few or handful of mesothelioma patients are aware that they have worked in an area which exposed them to asbestos; a vast majority of afflicted populace is in the dark over the issue. These patients do not know when and how they came in contact with asbestos of for that matter any cancer causing substance.
In addition, thousands of daily use products appear to contain asbestos like hair dryers, cigarette filters, pipes, roof & basement building materials, boilers, etc and umpteen other innocuous appearing stuffs that are dotting our work places and homes.
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma then it is highly evident that you have come into contact with asbestos a number of times in your lifetime and it could not have happened all of a sudden. It is rather due to continuous exposure occurred for a prolonged period of time, long before the unfortunate moment when your doctor said – “You have mesothelioma”.
The strength of your lawsuit is directly dependent upon the quantity of the items containing asbestos that you came into contact with, your current age, your earning potential and discretely recognizable defendants still up and about.