Asbestos exposure can lead to significant health issues such as mesothelioma, asbestosis, and lung cancer. For those affected, understanding the available legal avenues can provide an essential lifeline towards compensation and justice. 
If you or a loved one suffers from ill-health due to asbestos exposure, one potential option is to file a personal injury claim. This legal course seeks damages for losses incurred, such as medical expenses and lost wages, from parties responsible for the exposure.
Under specific circumstances, victims may file a wrongful death claim, usually initiated by the land’s beneficiaries, to recover damages when asbestos exposure results in death. Alternatively, some victims might consider a class-action lawsuit. These involve numerous plaintiffs who suffered from similar injuries due to asbestos exposure, facilitating a collective legal action against responsible parties. Lastly, many companies associated with asbestos have established trust funds for asbestos victims as part of their bankruptcy process, allowing victims to claim compensation without filing a lawsuit.
Before exploring these options, it’s important to determine the so-called “statute of limitations” or deadline for filing a lawsuit related to asbestos exposure. The statute of limitations typically begins when the injury is diagnosed. 
Remember, every asbestos case is unique, and numerous factors can affect the legal procedures and outcomes. Hence, consultation with an experienced attorney well-versed in asbestos litigation is strongly recommended to guide you through these complexities and help secure the justice you deserve.
Date: October 18, 2023
Author: Brandon Salter and Anoop Desai