Asbestos is a popular mineral used in building products because it is an effective electrical insulator and is highly fire resistant. So, for much of the 20th century, it was commonly used worldwide as a building material until its adverse effects on human health were more widely acknowledged in the 1970s.
If you have been diagnosed with Mesothelioma, a rare form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos, you may not be aware of how to proceed legally and what damages you may be able to recover as a result of your illness. We will discuss when to take legal action after your Mesothelioma diagnosis.
Legal Rights After Medical Treatments
If you are diagnosed with Mesothelioma, you may ask, should I first worry about my health before considering my legal rights? Your health comes first, but Mesothelioma is unpredictable, so it is essential to protect your rights while you have time.
In many states, there are time limits, called Statute of Limitations, which is the time limit you have to file a lawsuit. This time starts to run from the time of diagnosis by your doctor, so it is crucial to get with the proper attorneys so they can protect your rights while you focus on your treatments.
Once you have met with an attorney, they will need the records and relevant information about how and when you were exposed to asbestos. If it was through work, you might need to contact your previous employer for documents about any job sites that exposed you to asbestos. These documents should include the locations and dates of your asbestos exposure and any tax records and W-2s.
Why Should You Hire an Asbestos Attorney?
Due to these complex cases, hiring an attorney with experience handling Asbestos lawsuits is in your best interest. An asbestos lawyer can determine which asbestos trust funds you qualify for and file claims with the trusts so that you can receive compensation. Access to critical information not only allows asbestos lawyers to build a convincing case but may also give you more legal options to receive compensation.
Asbestos lawyers can help determine:
- What manufacturers can be sued
- How many manufacturers are liable for your illness
- What manufacturers have shut down but established trust funds to pay out victims
- What other options can you access to receive compensation
An attorney with experience handling these cases will know where to start and waste less time getting caught up on current Asbestos litigation. The attorneys who work with mesothelioma cases and the clients involved are sensitive to what you and your family are going through and work hard to be sensitive to these issues while protecting your rights and pursuing your claims.
Contact an Attorney to Help You Understand Your Legal Rights After a Mesothelioma Diagnosis
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma, contact our lawyers at Charles Boyk Law today so we can discuss these critical issues with you. Experienced in Mesothelioma and competent with these cases’ unique and complex aspects, we will review the facts of your case and make those accountable accept responsibility by using the court system. We will handle your case with compassion and work to win you the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering.
Contact our attorneys today for a free consultation, do not make the mistake of waiting until the time has run out for you to file a claim for your injuries.