I am disabled from what I think was caused by asbestos exposure from the power plant I worked at. Can I sue them?

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Question:

I suffer from a disability directly linked to exposure to asbestos at a power plant. What legal options are available to me?

 

Answer:

Individuals may bring a worker's compensation claim against their employer for injuries sustained as a result to exposure to asbestos.  Those diagnosed with mesothelioma, a form of cancer which, in the majority of cases, is caused by asbestos, may file suit for personal injuries. They may recover monetary damages, lost wages, and medical expenses.  Plaintiffs may also seek legal redress by filing suit against the sellers, manufacturers, and installers of the asbestos-laden products.  If there are several other claimants, then a class action lawsuit is a possibility.  Additionally, individuals diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness (i.e. mesthelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis) may claim social security benefits.

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