Fighting the Good Fight: How You Can Help Hold Asbestos Companies Responsible for Asbestos Diseases

April 29, 2014

For decades, companies have been producing products that contain asbestos, a lethal material that has been linked to several devastating diseases. This list includes mesothelioma, a cancer that affects the lining of the lungs. Although more than 55 countries have banned the use of asbestos, the United States still allows it. There are ways, however, that you can raise your voice against asbestos use. Here are just a few of them.

Support the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO)

The ADAO is a passionate organization devoted to not just fighting for a global ban on asbestos, but also raising public awareness and giving a voice to those affected by asbestos exposure. ADAO has led several campaigns advocating for a global ban since it was founded in 2004. These efforts have included vigils honoring victims of asbestos, online petitions demanding a stop to the importation of asbestos, and virtual campaigns through social media outlets such as Twitter and Facebook. If you would like to learn more about ADAO or become a part of their mission, go to

Contact your local congressman or congresswoman

You can make an impact on your own by simply writing your local representative to voice your opinion regarding an asbestos ban. This is the best way to communicate your wishes to the people who actually have the power to make it happen. Asbestos diseases can be prevented if we can just convince our leaders to do what 55 other countries around the world have done – ban this lethal material.

Take legal action

One of the best ways of holding asbestos companies accountable is by hitting them where it hurts the most – their bank accounts. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, you may think that filing an asbestos lawsuit would be too much work. You may think it would take your focus from where it needs to be. However, an experienced mesothelioma law firm can make the process extremely easy. By taking the fight directly to the asbestos companies responsible for your condition, a seasoned mesothelioma lawyer can achieve a positive outcome without you ever having to step foot in either an office or a courtroom.

At Baron and Budd, our mesothelioma lawyers are as passionate about fighting on behalf of our clients as we were when we first started more than 35 years ago. When you choose us to represent you in your mesothelioma lawsuit, you’ll have our power and tenacity on your side. We take every opportunity we can to make asbestos companies pay for their greed and irresponsible behavior. If you would like to get in touch with one of our mesothelioma lawyers, call (866) 538-0485 or contact us here.