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Legal Steps for Asbestos Victims Pursuing a Claim in Oklahoma

For 82 of the 115 years that Oklahoma has been a state, builders and manufacturers in the state used asbestos in heat-resistant products, friction products, and housing. In some places still, buildings and homes have not been renovated to remove asbestos from the foundations. If you or a loved one has been exposed to asbestos and developed a debilitating disease or injury, the Oklahoma personal injury attorneys at Carabin Shaw will support you in your fight for legal and financial compensation.

While the use of asbestos is largely banned in the United States, it continues to negatively impact the health of industrial workers, veterans, and unfortunate individuals exposed to asbestos from secondary sources. However, legal support for asbestos victims is available to anyone who has been exposed to the carcinogen in Oklahoma.

To learn more about how the trusted attorneys at Carabin Shaw can support your specific case, call our toll-free number 800-862-1260 where our experts are ready to take your call 24/7.

First Steps in Asbestos Exposure Claims

The most important step towards recovering the full compensation you and your loved ones are owed after exposure to asbestos is to contact experienced toxic exposure attorneys. In many cases, exposure to asbestos occurs over long periods of time and goes unnoticed until the associated consequences, such as lung cancer or mesothelioma. As such, two primary forms of evidence are used during the asbestos lawsuit legal steps.

Records of Employment

Employment records provide evidence of the work you performed that exposed you to asbestos. How long you were employed in these spaces, and the type of work you did, can directly influence your case while pursuing asbestos claims in Oklahoma.

This is especially true for workers who have spent significant portions of their professional lives in Oklahoma’s oil refineries and natural gas production facilities. Oklahoma Commerce ranks the state as the third largest producer of natural gas in the country, and the industry provides hundreds of thousands of jobs to Oklahoma workers.

Working with an expert lawyer will help you to understand if you are owed compensation for any dangerous work environments that you were in.

Medical Records

The purpose of medical records throughout the asbestos compensation legal steps is to establish that the injuries and harm you suffered are a direct result of the work you performed, and the carcinogens you were exposed to.

In many cases, providing these documents alone is not enough to support a legal claim for compensation. At Carabin Shaw, we offer free initial consultations to fully equip you with the information you need to win your maximum payout, and ensure that your claim is not tossed out or deemed invalid.

Asbestos and Diseases with Direct Causation

Not everyone who was exposed to asbestos can qualify for legal compensation, however there are several diseases that are directly caused by exposure. These diseases make victims eligible for financial support from Veterans Affairs or asbestos trust funds.

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry lists several asbestos-related diseases among other exposure effects, and some of the diseases that our team can help you pursue compensation for include:

  • Lung cancer
  • Mesothelioma
  • Bronchial cancer
  • Throat cancer
  • Esophageal cancer

While these diseases normally appear as a result of direct exposure to the carcinogen, asbestos can also harm individuals who were exposed through secondary means. Coming home from work with asbestos fiber in your clothes, for example, releases those fibers throughout the household. This endangers partners, children, and anyone else living in the home.

An experienced attorney with the necessary resources will advocate for you and your loved ones during the legal process. Visit the Carabin Shaw reviews to see how we can support your claim.

Carabin Shaw | Advocates for Oklahoma Asbestos Exposure Victims

Our priority is to fight for the best interests of our clients, and we offer our services on a contingency-fee basis in order to do just that. This, alongside a free case review, means our guidance costs you nothing until we win your compensation.

Our English and Spanish-speaking staff are available 24/7 to take your calls and answer any questions you have about the claims process.

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