Oklahoma Asbestos and Mesothelioma Attorney
Expert legal advice from a compassionate local personal injury attorney
Decades of experience in mesothelioma compensation
Proven record against negligent companies
Securing compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and wrongful deaths
When exposure to a toxic or carcinogenic substance like asbestos threatens the health and safety of you or your loved ones, you need a personal injury attorney who understands the unique challenges you’re facing and has experience getting compensation for them. Tim Gilpin is an experienced mesothelioma lawyer who has recovered millions for clients whose lives have been impacted by asbestos and mesothelioma. Don’t wait to get started on the path to compensation. Give Tim Gilpin of the Gilpin Law Office a call at 918.583.8900 for your free consultation.
What is Mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma is a terrible and fatal disease caused by exposure to asbestos. Asbestos is a naturally-occurring fibrous mineral that has been used in a multitude of products through the years due to its relative strength, heat resistance, and insulation abilities. Asbestos was once used in textile products, automotive parts, home and commercial buildings, naval ships, fire insulation, home improvement products, pipe insulation, and more.
“Meso,” as the disease is sometimes called, is a fatal injury to a person directly contaminated by asbestos or to family members who become secondarily exposed from fibers carried home on clothing and other items from a workplace with asbestos exposure. Once they are disturbed, asbestos fibers become airborne and are inhaled or ingested. There is no safe level of asbestos exposure. Even minimal levels of asbestos can cause lung lining cancer and other cancers.
Home Asbestos Exposure
Although asbestos is no longer used in new homes, asbestos-containing products can still be found in many older homes. When homeowners disturb these materials through renovations, asbestos fibers can be released into the home. Asbestos should always be removed by a professional with the equipment and training to minimize exposure.
All of these household materials may contain asbestos:
- Roofing materials
- Attic insulation
- Popcorn ceilings
Public Building Exposure
Just as older homes may contain asbestos, many schools, government buildings, and other public facilities built from around 1950 through 1969 commonly used asbestos during construction.
These are just a few of the asbestos-containing building materials found in public facilities that could lead to asbestos-related health problems:
- Boiler insulation
- Chipping paint
- Damaged plaster walls
- Damaged drywall
- Aging roof materials
- Damaged ceiling tiles or panels
- Old HVAC systems
- Aging pipes
Occupational Asbestos Exposure
Today, the risks of working around asbestos are better understood. To minimize the risk, all U.S. employers are required to follow the safety regulations outlined by OSHA. But asbestos exposure and the resulting mesothelioma are still unfortunately common in certain trades and manual labor jobs like these:
- Auto mechanics
- Construction workers
- Factory workers
- Navy veterans
- Refinery workers
- Shipyard workers
- And more
Failure to provide protective gear, properly dispose of asbestos-containing materials, or mitigate potential asbestos exposure for employees and their families could lead to serious health problems and mesothelioma.
Contact Tim Gilpin for Asbestos Exposure Compensation
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, you need a local attorney with legal expertise in mesothelioma. You can’t watch TV without seeing lots of out-of-state law firms advertising about mesothelioma settlements, but Tim brings the personal, compassionate support to walk you through the process and get the compensation you need to pursue the best treatments and improve your quality of life.
Tim Gilpin can evaluate and pursue a case on your behalf. With a bulldog’s reputation for grit and perseverance, Tim Gilpin’s legal ability to take a case through settlement, mediation, or trial is unmatched by other Oklahoma attorneys.
Time is of the essence for you and your family members who have been injured from mesothelioma exposure. Tim is dedicated to tracking down the sources of asbestos exposure and pushing your case to secure a resolution as quickly as possible to achieve the compensation you and your family deserve.
No fee if no recovery.