This month we will cover two sides of mesothelioma: the legal elements and the medical elements. Each side of this disease can be heavily daunting. One side of the coin gives you a diagnosis that in a large majority of the cases is fatal within 2 years. There are many obstacles to cover to prolong life and protect and preserve the quality of life that remains. The other side of the coin represents the law and the illegal exposure to asbestos that was the cause of your deadly illness. Most will want to legally pursue options to hold the parties of this exposure responsible and go after monetary compensation.
Your first inclination about asbestos-related illness will come from a medical diagnosis. Most people are devastated and do not know exactly where to begin. Finding a medical professional or specialist near you will be your first priority. Your next priority will be understanding the legal implications of the negligence of others afflicting you with a deadly disease and you will want to take legal recourse.
Both sides of this coin represent a battle – each with specific steps and understandings you must comprehend and master in order to win the war. This months’ blogs will help to empower you with information to cover both fronts.
A mesothelioma lawsuit usually means you are dealing with life-altering decisions. Most of these decisions will focus on treatment for your illness but some should deal with mesothelioma law. It is this law that will help finance your expensive medical costs and procedures. You will not be able to manage this illness by yourself. You will need help, usually from loved ones or hired caretakers. Financial stability will be a cause for concern if you’re not a millionaire and making sure those who illegally exposed you to a carcinogenic substance are held responsible is important.
Most victims of mesothelioma cancer suffered exposure to asbestos via their workplace. Contacting an asbestos law firm to file a mesothelioma lawsuit on your behalf is a logical step in the process of coping with your illness. An experienced mesothelioma law firm can uncover if you were unknowingly exposed to this toxin through your work environment, particularly if they can prove your employers knew of the dangers of the products or environment and kept it from employees. In this case, they can be found negligent and forced to pay damages in your case.
You must ensure that when filing a mesothelioma lawsuit that you acquire the services of someone with extensive experience in this specific area of law. Documentation in these cases can be brutal and you will need to work with an asbestos lawyer for several months in order for it to be filed in correctly. They will also need to be knowledgeable about legal timeframes and statutes of limitations for these types of cases. Most legal statutes have a two year minimum to file a suit after initial diagnosis. An experienced attorney will be aware of these deadlines and work to make sure they are met.