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Old 11-29-2019, 01:08 PM   #1
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Hello Everyone:

My family rented a single family residence where the owner had recently done roof/ceiling repairs and removed the old "popcorn" acoustic ceiling spray. After a week of living there, I began finding the material in the corners of a room, along window sills, and in a vent. I tested the material and it returned positive for chrysotile asbestos. We moved out immediately.

I threw out nearly all of our soft furniture since it was contaminated and am suing the owner in small claims court for the loss of property. Should I also sue for exposure to asbestos and pain and suffering? Or, should I not sue for pain and suffering at this time since we have not developed any medical complications?

My main question is if I sue now for the exposure, would I be prevented from suing in the future if an asbestos related medical issue develops? Thank you for your help.
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Old 11-29-2019, 01:26 PM   #2
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I wish to inform you that you are typically eligible to file a mesothelioma lawsuit if you can provide documentation of the cancer diagnosis and the asbestos exposure history that caused it. You may contact an attorney and seek guidance.

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Old 11-30-2019, 11:24 PM   #3
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While theoretically exposure to one fiber of asbestos is enough to cause asbestosis or mesothelioma, in fact it generally takes prolonged exposures in order for there to be any ill effects. Certainly, you would need to call whatever the Housing Authority in your town is called to let them know that he apparently remediated the asbestos on his own and did not do a very good job. You also likely have a case against your landlord for your upholstered furniture. At this point, lacking any symptoms or diagnosis you have no action for any kind of future pain and suffering or ailments. Since you would not be suing for them now you could, possibly, sue for those later.
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An asbestosis/mesothelioma personal injury suit can be initiated only after receiving a mesothelioma diagnosis. It allows the patient to recover money for treatment, travel, lost income, pain, suffering and related costs.
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