A former Kentucky teacher is suing his school district after being diagnosed with mesothelioma. The 64-year-old man taught history at Letcher High School from 1976 to 2003 and frequently ate lunch in the older building’s break room. The building, which now houses Letcher Elementary School, is known to contain asbestos. The plaintiff has named several members of the school district in his lawsuit, alleging that they are responsible for his asbestos exposure and subsequent diagnosis.
Mesothelioma is a rare and deadly form of cancer infecting the lining of the lungs and chest cavity. It is caused by exposure to asbestos, a fiber commonly used in building insulation until the 1970s. Many older buildings still contain asbestos, which can be inhaled or ingested if particles become airborne. Mesothelioma may lie dormant for 20 to 60 years after the initial asbestos exposure, and there is currently no cure once the disease develops.
Asbestos at Letcher High School Likely Cause of Disease
Since he was diagnosed with mesothelioma a year ago, the plaintiff has been researching the disease and its causes. After learning about the link between asbestos and mesothelioma, he inquired about the presence of asbestos in the school and was told that there was asbestos in the building. The administration of Letcher Elementary acknowledges the presence of asbestos in the building and is taking steps to seal parts of the building to prevent asbestos exposure. In the 27 years that he worked at what was then Letcher High School, he may have suffered a prolonged exposure to asbestos fibers.
Mesothelioma is resistant to many common cancer treatments, and those suffering from the disease typically have a limited life expectancy. In addition to painful physical symptoms, mesothelioma often comes with a heavy emotional and financial burden. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, an experienced mesothelioma lawyer can help determine who is at fault for your asbestos exposure and fight to get you the compensation to which you are entitled.
Philadelphia Mesothelioma Lawyers at Shein Law Fight for Justice for Asbestos Exposure Victims
Philadelphia asbestos lawyers at the Shein Law have the knowledge and experience to hold those responsible for your asbestos exposure accountable for their negligence. We will thoroughly review the facts of your case and prepare a sound legal strategy to fight for the compensation you deserve. With offices conveniently located in Philadelphia and Pennsauken, New Jersey, we help mesothelioma victims and their families throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Call us today at 1-877-SHEINLAW (743-4652) or contact us online to review your case with a qualified mesothelioma lawyer.