Those coping with a disease caused by asbestos exposure are typically too ill to work or perform much physical activity. For this reason, all asbestos-related processes, including the settlement process, are completely handled by our mesothelioma lawyers.
Free Mesothelioma Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or died from asbestos exposure, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What’s the problem?
When a diagnosis of mesothelioma is verified, the affected individual can seek legal assistance from those specializing in mesothelioma cases. Victims can seek compensation from the asbestos industry, which can be made to pay for financial security for surviving family members.
There are two types of legal assistance one can seek. One is a personal injury case where the victim is still living; the second is a wrongful death case where the individual has already died and any member of his family would act as a representative. Only if asbestos exposure is linked to a particular job-site can a worker’s compensation claim be filed against an employer. The victim must be able to prove without a doubt that his illness was caused by exposure to asbestos.
It is important that the plaintiff discloses all information, such as work history, time frame of exposure, types and brands of asbestos, name of employer, name of co-workers, diagnosis, prognosis, and all other information related to his/her mesothelioma cancer. Providing the lawyer with the correct and complete information will aid in quickly determining the appropriate course of legal action, help him form a solid foundation of the victim’s case and may speed up the process of litigation.
One must remember that time is of the essence when filing compensation claims due to mesothelioma illness. Statute of limitation states that a claim must be filed within a short period of time (ranging from one to three years depending on what state the victim resides in) from the date of initial diagnosis. Waiting too long in the filing of claims can result to making it impossible for you to recover any form of compensation.
One Man’s Fight with Mesothelioma: Wall Street Journal Video
Click on the following link to view an excellent video by the Wall Street Journal on the heartbreaking last days of Bill McQueen, a Texas surgeon and U.S. Air Force Veteran who lost his life to mesothelioma in 2013.
Do I have a Mesothelioma Lawsuit?
The Toxic Tort Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in mesothelioma lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.