For decades, companies shielded the dangers of mesothelioma from the public, knowing that prolonged exposure to the asbestos they produced may lead to cancer. Military personnel defended our country on Navy ships where asbestos was used. Construction workers built homes around the cancer-causing fibers used in insulation and sheet goods, many of which we dwell in today.
We are the Throneberry Law Group, formed by a mesothelioma lawyer who understands the feelings of helplessness loved ones often endure watching their moms, dads, brothers, sisters and older children suffer needlessly from years of exposure to this hazardous material.
Drawing from the experience we have accumulated through billions in settlements for victims like yourself, we are able to provide efficient, compassionate, and thorough representation of persons who have encountered asbestos at any point during their work, military, or personal lives.How Asbestos Evolved
First used in pottery 4,500 years ago in present-day Finland, asbestos was initially thought to be an effective method to add soundproofing and fire resistant properties to commercial, residential, and military construction applications. As the 1800s rolled in, manufacturers of asbestos-based materials started feeling the heat, although it took until 1899 for Dr. Montague Murray to announce the potentially deadly effects of asbestos. The world’s first known death due to asbestos exposure was in 1906.
The first U.S. lawsuits against asbestos manufacturers date back to 1929, which later proved to be paramount in establishing that asbestos was an omnipresent threat with the potential to grow into an epidemic unless manufacturing processes changed, or ceased. Settlements were quickly reached in those initial cases, asbestos continued mass production, and citizens were none the wiser.
Today, asbestos litigation is the longest and costliest mass tort in American history, having bankrupted 50% of the top 25 asbestos manufacturers by the early 1990s. It is believed there are millions with potential exposure who have not stepped forward. These are coal miners, construction workers, manufacturing workers, tenants of older apartment buildings, and even electricians who wired homes over the years. Military servicemembers often suffer asbestos-related diseases today, too, many having served in wars for an administration that refused to address continued use of asbestos decades ago.
Throneberry Law Firm will stop at nothing to find, represent and settle cases for victims of mesothelioma.Symptoms and Survival Rates
Health professionals have spent decades studying and testing in hopes of accurately identifying the symptoms of mesothelioma in all forms. According to what our asbestos lawyer is seeing, victims often experience these symptoms:
A thorough health examination will determine the presence of mesothelioma, and the possibility of having Stage 1 to Stage 4 pleural mesothelioma. Once discovered, treatment for this rarer type of cancer may include chemotherapy to slow progression and prevent metastasis. The WT-1 protein is being researched for potential drug use due to its overexpression in mesothelioma, although it is unknown when clinical trials will begin, or if they will.
Mesothelioma cancer comes with unfavorable prognoses. Regardless if surgery was successful, life expectancy is between 12 and 21 months depending on stage, with slightly over 7% living past five years. In fact, one out of every 125 American males over 50 will die this year due to asbestos-related diseases, while younger people, women, patients with lower stage cancers, and patients with epithelioid cancers have greater chances of survival.
Once an asbestos attorney is retained from Throneberry Law Group, expect nothing less than comprehensive case litigation so you can concentrate on continuing treatment.The Mesothelioma Cancer Claims Process
Your job, perhaps your military service, brought this unwanted disease into your life. And now, it is time the company responsible for your needless suffering pays for their willful negligence. That is where the powerful representation of a mesothelioma attorney from Throneberry Law Group is essential.
Once your information is submitted to our team, we will look over the facts surrounding your exposure to asbestos. If we choose to move forward with your asbestos injury claim, well file the paperwork in your home area within the week. Because there is a sense of urgency in resolving your case, we will work diligently to secure the care and compensation you deserve to avoid any further financial and emotional impact.
We will consult with survivors of loved ones who passed away and living victims of mesothelioma regardless of stage to determine potential root cause of their disease. Scanning over medical records, work history and other relevant information, we will determine what course of action will have the most favorable outcome. Some companies have already set aside settlement funds, which lessens the time between filing your claim and receiving compensation you deserve.
If Throneberry Law Group must fight your claim in court, we are expert mesothelioma trial attorneys prepared to put your story before intelligent jurors who will decide what punishment is prudent to your length of suffering and prognosis. Because laws and asbestos exposure both vary by state, we cannot predict the length of time or amount of compensation your case is worth, but we can tell you how our experience has secured favorable settlements in many cases before yours.
Our firm spends hours fighting big companies so you or your loved one can concentrate on mounting an all-out war against mesothelioma. In fact, we will trace the source of your asbestos exposure and settle your claim favorably, or we get nothing. Regardless how many resources and hours it takes to get companies to compensate you, we will never ask for one penny upfront.No Longer Will You Fight Alone
As a well-respected mesothelioma lawyer with first-hand knowledge of how victims feel, Michael Throneberry knows the value of a meaningful fight. This means victims and survivors of decedents not only get courtroom experience, they get someone who has been down the same devastating road as them.
Compensation funds well into the billions have been set aside by companies for victims of mesothelioma across America. An even greater amount may be secured in court. There is no better time to stand up and claim what may be rightfully owed to you or your deceased loved one than now.
When you or your loved one is ready to fight for compensation, Throneberry Law Group has three locations across America ready to help you achieve justice in your mesothelioma cancer claims. Just call (888) 506-1131 to get started.