Asbestos, Mesothelioma & Lung Cancer
What is mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma is a serious and terminal type of cancer that attacks the thin layer of cells which surround the lungs, heart and abdominal cavity. The main cause of mesothelioma is asbestos exposure. Mesothelioma can go undetected for years after the initial exposure. Due to the fact that mesothelioma is usually latent and does not manifest until years after exposure, it is even more important to speak with a Dallas injury attorney that understands the details surrounding mesothelioma cases. Mesothelioma is a serious condition, and many that have been diagnosed could have been spared this emotional and physical trauma.
Mesothelioma is not the only life-destroying disease caused by asbestos. Lung cancer is possible, too, and is far more prevalent in the people who were exposed to asbestos. Employees of the U.S. Navy, Dow, the construction industry, chemical companies, foundry workers, and asbestos mines are all at an increased risk of mesothelioma and lung cancer. Too often, so are the spouses and children simply because the exposed person greeted them at the end of the day, washed their clothes, and sat at the dinner table with them.
We have fought for many clients with mesothelioma to ensure that the responsible party was held accountable for their actions. Knowing that mesothelioma may have been prevented is a difficult truth for the victim and his or her family to face. Our firm is focused solely on severe personal injury victims, such as those diagnosed with mesothelioma. We do not take on hundreds of different cases at a time; we practice entirely in severe personal injury. We believe that this allows us to devote our time and energy wholly to our clients. This is important to us, as obtaining the results that our clients deserve is our highest goal.
Two Different Kinds of Mesothelioma Law Firms
Most people who are seeking the right lawyer have no idea that there are two major models for mesothelioma firms. The first model is the firm that has signed up the most clients, and they treat their clients about as well as that fact suggests they would: another file to be handled along with that pile of clients over there. We have no respect for that model. In our opinion, a far, far better model is the type of firm that handles each client's case totally separate from the others and fights for each one. These are the types of mesothelioma firms that we work with. Though Marc has tried and litigated mesothelioma cases with notable results, Lenahan Law Firm is not a mesothelioma law firm. We are a TLC-intensive severe injury law firm.
So when a client comes to us with mesothelioma, we find the right attorneys to team with and assign them the role of fighting mesothelioma liability. Our role is telling the client's story. These are very different skills, and we've never seen a solely-mesothelioma firm perform to our standards of satisfaction in the story-telling role. It is also important to understand that it is nearly impossible to predict the right place to bring a mesothelioma lawsuit the day we first speak to a client. When a client is in Texas, we may very well reach out to a firm in Ohio, California, Florida, Arizona or Pennsylvania to fight the liability battle. We get to be here for the client, and we have the other half of our team where their legal battle is, if we think that is to the client's advantage.
The Advantage of Working with Two Firms in Dallas
It is easy to suspect that adding a second law firm to a case means that your attorneys' fees would increase, but that's not how we work. Instead, we simply split the already agreed-upon percentage between the firms. In fact, there are times when having two firms fighting for you can be cheaper, because less travel may be required. If you want to be treated like one in a million instead of just another one of a million, you'll find that the stories our clients tell in the testimonials section to be meaningful. And you'll see why having us serve as your storyteller is the right thing for you and your family, so contact a Dallas personal injury lawyer at our firm today.