Many people don’t realize that Ohio is actually among the leading states for asbestos-related injuries and deaths.
Ohio was pretty long an “industrial state,” with many people working in steel mills, pottery mills, car factories and other industries where the potential for asbestos exposure on a daily basis was high.
How common are asbestos-related deaths in Ohio?
Quite often, people who were exposed to asbestos through their jobs don’t know they’re carrying the seeds of a fatal condition in their bodies until they are already quite sick. In Lorain County alone, roughly 29 people die each year from asbestos-related conditions. In Cuyahoga County, the figure is even higher at 84 deaths per year.
If your spouse died from mesothelioma, do you have any rights to compensation?
Absolutely. Whether your spouse was in the process of making an asbestos-related claim when they died or died before they even had that opportunity, you may have the potential to obtain several different forms of compensation that can help your family.
Some possibilities include a claim via workers’ compensation benefits through their former employer, a claim through the asbestos trusts set up by the bankruptcy courts to compensate victims and direct civil claims (such as a wrongful death action or survivorship action).
Where should you start with an asbestos-related death claim?
Because mesothelioma and asbestos-related claims are so complex, it’s wisest to work with an Ohio firm that has the in-depth knowledge of the exposure sites and the resources available to victims. Our firm will happily come to you if you’re unable to come to us. Please continue reviewing our website to learn more about your options and our services.