Generally, a claim may be filed in the Supreme Court of New York or in another court of competent jurisdiction in New York. However, to make a claim against certain businesses other claims may be formulated against an existing trust that has been created to hold funds for victims or in a similar proceeding.
Asbestosis is a lung disease caused when asbestos fibers are inhaled and become lodged in the inner layers of the lungs. Asbestosis is not a type of cancer, and it is different from mesothelioma.
Studies show the an inflammatory process when the fibers are inhaled and are lodged within tissue which causes asbestosis. This can lead to cancer developing in the tissue of the lungs.
Mesothelioma is a form of cancer often caused by exposure to asbestos. Cancer cells develop in the mesothelium, which is the protective lining that covers internal organs.
There is also asbestos related diseases by an indirect exposure to asbestos. Other individuals that are not primary workers or installers of equipment may nevertheless undergo exposure by contact with contaminated clothes or work equipment.
The Zadroga Bill & The World Trade Center Rescue/Recovery Workers Victim Compensation Fund
This is a federal law which provides health care, medical monitoring and financial compensation for rescue and recovery workers assisted with the removal of the debris at the World Trade Center.
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