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Knowing If You Have A Mesothelioma Case And When To File It

Mesothelioma is a dangerous and rare form of cancer that is known to be caused by long-term exposure to asbestos. Those who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma will face immense challenges, including major expenses related to the illness. Mesothelioma victims and their families are usually entitled to compensation from those who caused the asbestos exposure, but understanding how to secure this compensation can be confusing. At The Williams Law Firm, P.C., we have nearly 25 years of experience fighting for the rights of mesothelioma victims and their families. Speak to a knowledgeable New York mesothelioma attorney today to determine whether you have a case.

Do You Have A Mesothelioma Claim?

Understanding where you have a legal claim to mesothelioma compensation is fairly straightforward. Can you answer yes to any of these following questions?

  • Were you exposed to asbestos at work?
  • Did you have second-hand exposure to asbestos?
  • Have you been diagnosed with mesothelioma?

If you answered yes to those questions, you can likely receive compensation. Victims who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma are often concerned that there is nobody to hold responsible for their illnesses because it can take 20 to 40 years or more for symptoms to appear. However, the truth is that thousands of asbestos victims have received compensation for their mesothelioma illness.

Who Can You Recover Compensation From?

There are a variety of sources you may be able to recover compensation from. This can include:

  • The manufacturer of the asbestos
  • The installer of the asbestos
  • Employers who used asbestos

You may have to file a personal injury lawsuit in order to receive compensation through a settlement or a jury verdict. In cases where a company has filed for and declared bankruptcy, a mesothelioma bankruptcy trust may have been established to compensate victims and their families.

Are There Limitations On When You Can File Your Mesothelioma Claim?

Each state has limitations that govern how long a person has to file a personal injury lawsuit against an at-fault party. Because of these statutes of limitations, it is important to speak with an attorney about your case as soon as possible. The clock on how long you have to file a claim generally begins from the date you are diagnosed with mesothelioma. Many jurisdictions allow for expedited trials for mesothelioma victims.

What Kind Of Compensation Is Available?

There are various types of compensation available for mesothelioma victims. This can include the following:

  • Coverage of all medical bills related to mesothelioma
  • Coverage for in-home care if necessary
  • Lost income and benefits if the victim cannot work
  • Pain and suffering damages

For family members who have lost a loved one to mesothelioma, they could also be entitled to compensation, including:

  • The cost of pre-death medical care
  • Lost income and benefits of the deceased
  • Loss of companionship and consortium damages
  • Funeral and burial expenses

What You Can Do Now

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact an experienced attorney today. At the Williams Law Firm, we have more than two decades of experience fighting to secure compensation for victims and families affected by mesothelioma. We will thoroughly investigate your case and work to secure the compensation you need. When you need a mesothelioma attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by calling (855) 575-6376.

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