Mesothelioma Lawsuit Attorney Services
Mesothelioma is a very rare form of cancer that is caused by exposure to airborne asbestos fibers. It usually doesn’t present itself until 20 to 50 years after exposure. During this time, small, sharp asbestos fibers migrate from the interior of the lungs out into the mesothelium. The sharp asbestos fibers rip the cells in the mesothelium. Those that aren’t destroyed can suffer damage to their DNA and turn into cancerous cells. Asbestos fibers are the only known cause of cancer of the mesothelium (mesothelioma).
How Do You Get Mesothelioma?
The rarity of mesothelioma is due to the way in which it develops. A person has to physically inhale or swallow asbestos fibers to start the process. People who work in jobs that put them in close proximity to asbestos are the most at risk. Most of these jobs are in the asbestos mining, construction and demolition fields. Here is a list of the trades and occupations that may have been exposed to asbestos on a daily basis.
The workers in these fields aren’t the only ones who are at risk though. Workers may bring asbestos fibers home on their clothes and hair, which may expose their family to asbestos also. There have been several cases where the wives of asbestos miners have developed mesothelioma from laundering their husbands work clothes.
How Do You Get Help Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit?
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma you know that it is a life changing event. After dealing with the initial shock of the diagnosis, then comes the shock of the cost of treatment. This is why mesothelioma litigation is so important. Even if you have top-notch insurance, the costs may exceed what the insurance is willing to pay. This can lead to undue financial stress.
You only have a limited time to file the initial complaint for a mesothelioma case. The statute of limitations is as little as one year in some states. Contacting a mesothelioma lawyer will allow you to get your lawsuit filed correctly and on time. In some cases you may have an option in which state to file your lawsuit, and the choice of state could play a part in the judgment you receive. Choosing a lawyer that deals specifically in mesothelioma cases will ensure that you get the most knowledgeable representation available.
One of the most important things your lawyer can do is get your case expedited. Without the urgency of expedition, your court case could take months or longer to get in front of a judge. Even with urgency, the defendant’s legal team will try to slow the process down. An experienced lawyer will try to counter this and move the case along quickly.
If you choose our law firm, Bergman Draper Oslund, we will handle all of the legal aspect of your case, from start to finish. This will allow you to focus on your treatment and not have to worry about your lawsuit. We will keep you informed of all developments in your case, especially settlement offers which occur in many cases.
Because our law firm specializes in mesothelioma cases, you can count on us to give you the best representation possible. We have recovered over $700 million for our clients. Call us today for a no-obligation consultation. We can be reached at 206-957-9510 or toll free at 888-647-6007