MESOTHELIOMA LITIGATION, CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS & SEPARATE (INDIVIDUAL) LAWSUIT INFORMATION
RULE # 1:
WILLIS LAW FIRM DOES NOT PLACE A MESOTHELIOMA CLIENT INTO A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT
Mesothelioma Lawsuits are Individual Lawsuits dealing with individual injuries and individual damages of our Individual clients. Suits are filed against a number of different manufacturers of asbestos products under the legal theory called products liability. The legal basis of these suits is the asbestos companies’ failure to warn consumers and workers about the hazards of asbestos. It is a fact that some of these companies have known about the hazards of asbestos as far back as the 1920’s, but continued to sell their products with NO warnings of the danger. This has been established through internal company documents, through testimony of company employees, and through medical literature.
Many shipyard workers, brake workers, construction workers and industrial tradesmen prior to the mid-1970’s were exposed to dangerous levels of asbestos, which they inhaled, as asbestos insulation was being cut, sawed, mixed, sprayed and removed. These workers were never warned about the dangers of asbestos and considered it harmless. They were never given even dusk masks or provided adequate ventilation, nor were dust counts ever taken. Many of the suppliers of these products are just as liable as the primary manufacturers.
RULE # 2
THERE IS NEVER A CHARGE TO THE CLIENT, UNLESS WE MAKE A RECOVERY FOR THE CLIENT. A RECOVERY THAT HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE CLIENT.
The evidence is OVERWHELMING, that the asbestos companies and suppliers knew as early as the 1940’s that their products were dangerous and were hazardous. In fact, these companies fought hard to keep it a secret. The asbestos companies continue to fight and resist and they will not pay out money that is owed to you for your medical bills or pain and suffering or any other monetary damages without a fight.
If you or a family member have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you should hire a lawyer, as soon as possible. Due to the horrible nature of this disease and the complicated medical issues associated with mesothelioma, establishing proper asbestos product identification is essential. Normally after we obtain the background information and preliminary medical diagnosis reports, we meet with the client and conduct an extensive interview to get a full work and exposure history and try and determine the source and duration of the exposure. Once that is done, then the legal team can start to file the lawsuit and pursue your case. Time is of the essence.
RULE # 3
THE WILLIS FIRM IS HIRED BY THE CLIENT, AND RESPECTS THAT RELATIONSHIP.
We are here to answer your questions. Mr. Willis is a Board Certified Personal Injury Trial Lawyer certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is a former attorney on the Texas Supreme Court. At the Willis Firm you are not a number in the back of some file cabinet. We only take limited mesothelioma and silicosis cases, and we push them to trial as soon as possible due to the serious nature of this horrible disease process.