As survivors of someone who was injured by asbestos exposure, you have the right to pursue compensation based on your father’s employment history or record of military service. Mesothelioma has just one cause – asbestos exposure – and tracking down the source of that exposure nearly always leads us to a contaminated worksite or a military specialty where asbestos use was common.
Many companies with a history of extensive asbestos use have created trust funds for employees who later develop asbestos-linked diseases like mesothelioma. The Veterans Administration offers additional benefits to service members and their families when asbestos exposure is linked to their time in the service.
As a final option, litigation against a past employer is possible to recover damages for negligence and wrongful death when workplace asbestos exposure leads to the development of mesothelioma later in life.
In other words, your family has a number of options worth exploring to protect your mother as she plans for retirement after leaving the workforce to care for your father. These types of sacrifices should be recognized, and your mother should not be financially punished for her choice to put family first and spend precious time with her husband.
At The Gertler Law Firm, we know that when mesothelioma affects a member of a family, it affects all members of the family. We can help protect your family’s rights and your mother’s future after the loss of your father.
Call us today at 504-355-0057 for a free consultation with an experienced Louisiana mesothelioma attorney who can help you understand your options.