Exposure to asbestos can lead to cancer. The only cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos. If you or a family member has recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you have legal rights. You should have the right to seek financial compensation through a personal injury lawsuit against the companies that produced and supplied the asbestos products. In addition, you may also qualify for workers' compensation benefits.

A competent team of attorneys can help you determine your eligibility for a mesothelioma lawsuit. Contact Brayton Purcell L.L.P. to begin the process.

Understanding the Mesothelioma Lawsuit Process

Despite the numerous people affected by asbestos exposure, mesothelioma lawsuits are handled as separate cases rather than extensive class action lawsuits by all courts. Victims can file a lawsuit against asbestos producers and suppliers in state or federal courts, and also file workers' compensation and asbestos bankruptcy trust claims.

In mesothelioma lawsuits, time is of the essence. Since many asbestos exposures occurred in the distant past, gathering evidence can be difficult. Therefore, it is crucial to have a team of skilled attorneys who understand what to look for and where to find it.

It is crucial to note that statutes of limitations vary from state to state, setting strict deadlines for filing mesothelioma lawsuits based on their validity. The countdown to the statute of limitations begins when the patient is diagnosed or dies. It is necessary for plaintiffs to file their claim within the legal time frame, otherwise, their case will likely be dismissed by the court.

An experienced attorney can help a claimant identify the correct jurisdiction to file their claim. If the company that manufactured the asbestos product has filed for bankruptcy, an attorney can guide the claimant in filing a bankruptcy trust claim. Additionally, an attorney can support an employee who was exposed to mesothelioma at work in filing a workers' compensation claim to secure their well-deserved benefits.

Potential Compensation in a Mesothelioma Lawsuit

An experienced attorney can help a mesothelioma patient determine their eligibility to pursue a lawsuit to reimburse them for their past and future medical expenses. An attorney can also guide them in seeking recovery to compensate for lost income and expected future income for life. They may also demand financial compensation for their personal suffering, emotional distress, loss of life's pleasures, loss of companionship, and many other non-material losses. In many legal jurisdictions, a diligent attorney can help a plaintiff seek punitive damages to penalize asbestos manufacturers or distributors for their willful or careless misconduct.

Since mesothelioma is unfortunately always lethal, a sympathetic attorney can help a decedent's family seek damages in a wrongful death lawsuit.

Contact an Attorney to Understand Your Eligibility for a Mesothelioma Lawsuit

Being diagnosed with mesothelioma can drastically change your life. You may face a difficult and uphill struggle. In such situations, financial worries should not be added to your worries. Mesothelioma patients or their families often have the option of filing lawsuits and claims to obtain adequate compensation for medical bills and other related expenses.

Contact an experienced attorney to determine your qualification for a mesothelioma legal case. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you are usually entitled to compensation.

An attorney can help you understand your legal alternatives. Contact us today.