Workers in many industries are exposed to silica dust. As a result, millions have been diagnosed with the incurable lung disease, silicosis. Silicosis is a lung disease that progresses over time. Silica dust particles enter the lungs and form nodules that can interfere with breathing. This process can take weeks, months, years, or even decades.
No matter when you were exposed to silica dust, if you have been diagnosed with silicosis, contact AkinMears, L.L.P. to discuss your potential claim. You may be entitled to compensation for the harm you have suffered as a result of exposure to silica dust.
Silicosis Lawsuit Information
The dangers of exposure to silica dust are well-documented. For decades, health and safety officials have warned about the dangers of silica dust, and have urged employers to take action. Sadly, increasingly strict regulations have done little to preserve the health and legal rights of millions of Americans. Consequently, the result has been numerous silicosis lawsuits.
Over the past several years, a handful of silicosis lawsuits have drawn attention, including a $400 million silicosis lawsuit settlement won in favor of South African miners in 2018. Closer to home, a Mississippi case drew media attention in 2009 when a sandblaster won $7.6 million. In the Mississippi case, the silicosis lawsuit alleged that Mississippi Valley Silica failed to disclose the dangers of their sandblasting product or provide adequate warning.
At AkinMears, L.L.P., we offer legal guidance for victims of silicosis and their families. No matter where or how the silica dust exposure occurred, we want to speak with you. We work with clients filing individual lawsuits, as well as those with claims that may qualify for multi-district litigation (MDL).
Do I Have a Silicosis Lawsuit?
If you were exposed to silica dust in the course of your occupation and have since been diagnosed with silicosis or another occupational disease, you may have grounds to file a personal injury lawsuit. To determine if you have an actionable claim, it is best to contact an attorney and discuss the details of your case.
At AkinMears, L.L.P., our skilled silicosis lawyers will thoroughly investigate your situation and potential claim. Regardless of your situation, we can offer guidance on the best course of action. Our attorneys will investigate to determine:
- If an employer was negligent in warning you of hazards
- Did your employer failed to provide personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Did an employer failed to follow federal or state safety and health guidelines
- If a manufacturer or other party was responsible for exposing you to silica dust
Compensation in a Silicosis Lawsuit
Silicosis is an incurable disease, and many related occupational diseases have long-term consequences. Silicosis is a progressive disease, in that it tends to worsen over time. As a result, the financial costs associated with medical care are intensified. Many individuals with silicosis require ongoing medical care, therapies, and even surgeries. In severe cases, lung transplant may be necessary.
A silicosis lawsuit can compensate you for your medical expenses and other financial losses caused by your exposure to silica dust. A successful silicosis lawsuit can provide compensation for:
- Medical Care
- Pain and Suffering
- Lost Wages
The best way to determine what sort of compensation you may qualify for is to consult with a silicosis lawyer.
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If you or a loved one has symptoms of silicosis, or has been diagnosed with the disease, contact AkinMears, L.L.P. today to schedule a free consultation. We are passionate about helping those harmed as a result of silica dust exposure. We can help you understand and protect your legal rights.