If you have recently been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may feel overwhelmed.
Although the medical consequences of a mesothelioma diagnosis are very stressful, filing a legal claim for mesothelioma compensation shouldn’t be, if you have the right attorney on your side.
Asbestos litigation is complex, and experienced representation is essential to obtaining a successful settlement.
Mesothelioma is a very serious cancer with a poor prognosis. As your disease progresses, you may find it increasingly difficult to keep up with the demands of a lawsuit. An experienced asbestos attorney will understand your illness and take the burden of a lengthy lawsuit off your shoulders, so that you can concentrate on healing and enjoying time with your family.
Mesothelioma Claims: Should I Represent Myself?
Although representing yourself may appear reasonable to resolve minor legal disputes, mesothelioma claims are not small matters. Asbestos claims typically involve large companies with substantial legal teams. In many cases, the original companies no longer exist and funds must be obtained from bankruptcy trusts. Victims need experienced attorneys on their side to navigate
Fortunately, victims of asbestos-related illnesses need not pay out of pocket for quality legal assistance. Asbestos litigation firms work on contingency, which means victims do not pay unless they obtain a successful verdict or settlement. Should your claim succeed, legal fees and expenses are deducted from the money you are awarded.
Mesothelioma Victims: Protect Your Right to Compensation
Mesothelioma is almost always associated with asbestos exposure. Although the dangers of asbestos were understood by the early 20th century, until recently companies took little or no steps to protect workers or the general public from the dangers of toxic asbestos fibers. Mesothelioma can take as many as fifty years to develop following asbestos exposure.
In some cases, the children of asbestos workers are only now discovering their disease, the result of airborne fibers unknowingly brought home on a parent’s clothing. Fortunately, the statute of limitations does not begin to toll until mesothelioma is diagnosed.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma, protect your right to future compensation by calling an experienced asbestos litigation firm, today. Bergman Draper Oslund has obtained more than $700 million in settlements for our clients, and has handled more mesothelioma cases than any other firm in the Pacific Northwest. Call us today, for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.