If you have been diagnosed with a devastating asbestos-related illness such as mesothelioma, you may feel overwhelmed. An experienced, dedicated asbestos litigation law firm can help you recover financially, so that you can concentrated on your health and your family. Your claim will depend upon several key pieces of evidence, which your attorneys can help you acquire.
Asbestos Exposure Lawsuits: Medical Evidence
A successful asbestos exposure lawsuit depends upon a definitive diagnosis of asbestos-related disease. Typically, this will take the form of a pathology report, following a biopsy. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, this report should already be available from your physician. Talk to your attorney about what type of diagnostic evidence is necessary in your case. In addition to diagnostic evidence related to your current illness, your attorney will need to review all of your medical records to determine any other relevant medical factors.
Asbestos Exposure Lawsuits: Proof of Exposure
Your asbestos lawsuit will also hinge on proof of asbestos exposure. Your attorney should help you gather this evidence, which might include employment and social security records. You and your former co-workers may also be asked to give deposition testimony, to describe under oath what your work conditions were like, what your job functions were, and any asbestos-containing products they remember on the job site. In some situations, an experienced asbestos litigation attorney may already be aware of significant past cases involving your job site.
If your asbestos exposure occurred at home, your attorney may need you to provide deposition testimony to describe the circumstances under which asbestos exposure occurred. Home-based asbestos exposure may occur in a variety of ways; through a remodel or improper asbestos removal, or second hand exposure from the clothing of a family member exposed on the job.
Asbestos Exposure Victims Are Entitled to Compensation
Asbestos related diseases can take as many as fifty years to develop, following initial exposure. Do not assume that because you were exposed so long ago, you cannot hold the responsible party accountable. The statute of limitations does not begin to toll until you are diagnosed. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness, call an asbestos litigation firm today, to discuss your right to compensation.
With decades of experience serving asbestos victims like you, Bergman Draper Oslund is the only law firm in the Pacific Northwest devoted exclusively to mesothelioma cases. We have developed an extensive database of job sites where asbestos exposure occurred, and can help you build the strongest possible case. Don’t let the prospect of mounting medical bills and declining health overwhelm you. Protect your family’s future by calling today, for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.