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Mesothelioma Lawsuits Are Often Highly Complex

mesothelioma lawsuitA diagnosis of mesothelioma is a straightforward thing with an unfortunately predictable outcome – it is at all times considered terminal. It is also an unquestionable fact that asbestos is caused by exposure to asbestos, and that in many cases those who are responsible for the patient’s illness may have been aware that they were at risk but did nothing to warn them or prevent them of the dangers to which they were exposed.  As a result, the American justice system has held asbestos manufacturers and others financially and morally responsible for the damage that they have done. A person who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma who seeks legal redress may find that their path to compensation is relatively easy, but in many cases the asbestos companies will fight tooth and nail to avoid having to pay. This is why it is so important to have a competent, confident mesothelioma law firm working on your behalf.

A recent appeal in a mesothelioma lawsuit is a perfect example of the need for an attorney with extensive knowledge of previous mesothelioma law. A suit was filed by Frank Rondon, a mechanic who filed suit against Hennessy Industries after having developed mesothelioma. The suit claimed that Hennessy’s brake arcing machines released asbestos dust when he used them to grind brake linings. Hennessy’s attorneys asked for – and received – a summary judgment ruling dismissing the case because Hennessy’s equipment did not contain asbestos.

Mr. Rondon died of his mesothelioma, and the motion for summary judgment was appealed by his widow on the basis that the grinders had contributed to his exposure to asbestos because their “inevitable use” was to grind asbestos-containing brakes. Though Hennessy’s attorneys argued against this, pointing out that the equipment was also used to grind brakes that did not contain asbestos, the Rondon’s mesothelioma lawyer brought in an expert witness to testify that prior to 1980 when Rondon had done his work, “virtually all” drum brake materials contained asbestos, and further that beginning in 1973 Hennessy had provided an asbestos dust collector bag as a standard piece of equipment along with their grinder. The appeals court overturned the original decision and the case will now go to trial, where the Rondon family can have their story heard by a jury.

The companies that are responsible for your illness should take responsibility for their negligence, but they generally don’t. That is why it is so important to have a mesothelioma attorney who will fight for your rights. Call the mesothelioma law firm of Danziger & De Llano today and let us get you the justice you deserve.

Terri Oppenheimer

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