You may be eligible to file a mesothelioma lawsuit. If you have been involved in any of the following situations, you may want to hire a mesothelioma lawyer:
You may be eligible to file a mesothelioma lawsuit if you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease. Legal action must be taken when you know, by virtue of a medical diagnosis, or should have known, due to symptoms, of your asbestos disease.
Each state has its own statute of limitations for filing a mesothelioma lawsuit. In most cases, the statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit is one or two years from the date a person is diagnosed with the disease or, in the case of a wrongful death, the date that a person died of mesothelioma.
It is important to contact a mesothelioma lawyer before the statute of limitation passes. Your lawyer can protect your rights and represent your interests.
Several areas of personal injury law may apply to your case:
Product Liability: Your exposure to asbestos may have been due to a faulty or defective product such as brake linings, or asbestos-lined gloves.
Professional Malpractice: Medical malpractice or negligence, leading to delay in treatment or incorrect treatment or missed diagnosis, can be especially lethal in an asbestos-related disease.
Workers Compensation: Your asbestos exposure may have been job-related or happened on the job. Even though the company that you worked with when exposed to asbestos has filed for bankruptcy or has been bought by another company, you may still be entitled to compensation. Many of these laws are special federal laws relating to asbestos.
Wrongful Death: Your family member may have died from an asbestos-related disease. Seek legal counsel before the statute of limitations becomes an issue.
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