Whether you’ve just been diagnosed with mesothelioma or have been undergoing treatment for the disease, now is the time to talk to a skilled mesothelioma lawyer and consider your mesothelioma lawsuit options.
Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer that is often diagnosed in the later stages of the disease process. This means that treatment must be swift and precise. There’s no time to waste; money shouldn’t be a deterrent. That’s why so many mesothelioma patients turn to the court system for assistance.
A mesothelioma lawsuit can help recover funds to pay for the high cost of advanced medical treatments, the necessary medications and time and travel expenses for medical visits. These funds can also help ensure your family is financially secure in this time of uncertainty. Filing a lawsuit is one of the few ways to receive ample compensation for your injuries and ensure the asbestos industry is held accountable for the injuries it has caused you, your family and thousands of others just like you.
Who Can Recover?
If you’ve ever worked near asbestos or asbestos-laden products and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, it is important to understand that you have the right to file a mesothelioma lawsuit.
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It doesn’t matter if it’s been years since you’ve worked near the dangerous fibers or you can’t remember where you worked with them. Our skilled mesothelioma attorneys have investigated scores of similar cases in the past and have the knowhow and experience to uncover culpable employers or companies based on your work history and where you lived.
Why Should I File a Claim?
While some injured mesothelioma patients understand that a lawsuit is typically the best route to a large sum that will pay for treatment, some other patients worry about filing a claim. It’s important to understand that filing a claim does not mean that you are taking money that is not owed to you. Instead, it is the asbestos companies and manufacturers that should pay. Investigators have found that companies that manufactured asbestos products knew about the dangers as early as the 1920s, but it wasn’t until the 1970s that the information became public. Many companies colluded to ensure the information was kept quiet by spreading false rumors, creating false documentation and manipulating medical information. Despite all of this, asbestos use is still legal in the United States. The U.S. allows limited use of the substance under certain conditions, while other countries -- including France and the United Kingdom -- have banned asbestos use altogether.
Is It To Late To File a Claim?
The most important aspect of filing a mesothelioma lawsuit is time. Many state laws have placed a limit on the amount of time a patient has to file a mesothelioma lawsuit following a diagnosis. Patients must act quickly and decisively when choosing a skilled mesothelioma attorney. This way, your lawsuit can move forward.
There are two types of mesothelioma lawsuits:
Personal injury or product liability case -- These types of cases are filed by injured mesothelioma victims or their injured family members in an effort to receive compensation. For the patient or an injured family member, there are several costs related to a mesothelioma injury:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of income
- Emotional and physical distress (pain and suffering)
- Medical travel expenses
Wrongful Death -- In addition, family members also have the right to recover funds from a mesothelioma lawsuit if the patient should die. These can include compensation for the following:
- Funeral expenses
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of income.
- Loss of protection and comfort
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Mesothelioma patients and their families must act quickly following a diagnosis to file a lawsuit. Selecting a mesothelioma attorney is not easy. Be wary of any attorney who makes promises about your case or guarantees an outcome. The key is to find someone who makes you feel comfortable, is knowledgeable about asbestos and mesothelioma and has a solid reputation.
Our mesothelioma attorneys have the skill and experience to win your case. In fact, we are so confident in our ability to help you, we work on a contingency fee basis. That means that you don’t pay unless we win your case and you receive compensation.
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