Mesothelioma FAQ In Kentucky

Frequently Asked Questions About Asbestos Exposure And Mesothelioma

The law firm of James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C., has been successfully handling cases for mesothelioma victims for more than 20 years. Here are answers to some questions we frequently hear.

What To Do If You Have Been Exposed To Asbestos In Kentucky Or Other States

Direct or indirect short-term and long-term exposure to asbestos can cause harm and result in mesothelioma.

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, call James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C., for free initial consultation at 304-347-5050 or contact us online to speak with our mesothelioma lawyers. We also handle cases of wrongful death, defective drugs, products liability and other serious injuries.

We Work Diligently To Get You The Compensation You Deserve

How do I know if I am at risk for mesothelioma or other asbestos-related medical conditions?

Symptoms of mesothelioma or other asbestos-related medical conditions may not show up for years. For our clients, this has ranged from about 10 to 50 years. See our partial list or ask us about Kentucky work sites where asbestos was used.

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Are there guidelines protecting workers from asbestos?

Yes. Under Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires employers to provide a workplace environment "free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm."

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I have been diagnosed with mesothelioma. What can an attorney do for me?

Because mesothelioma is such a serious illness, hiring a qualified attorney experienced in handling mesothelioma cases is important in obtaining proper compensation for your damages. The mesothelioma and asbestos lawyer at James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C., knows whom to pursue, how and when to file, which experts to call and what your claim is worth. We work diligently to secure compensation for your damages so you or your loved one can get the medical treatment he or she needs. We also represent families whose loved ones have died due to mesothelioma in Kentucky and other states.

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What losses and injuries can be compensated?

Kentucky allows plaintiffs to sue for the following types of economic and noneconomic losses:

  • Past and future pain and suffering
  • Medical bills
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Lost past and future wages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Mental anguish and grief
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Financial security for family members
  • Punitive damages

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Will a mesothelioma lawsuit cost me a lot of money?

The law firm of James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C., operates on a contingency fee basis—you pay nothing for our services until we collect damages for you. As a result, you can focus on getting the medical help you need. Your attorney's fees come directly out of any settlement or verdict.

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