Mesothelioma is a very expensive disease. So much so that insurance plans often max out well before they pay for the ongoing treatments. This leaves the victim and his or her family with the tough decision of either dipping into retirement savings and college funds or forgoing treatments. This is exactly why filing a mesothelioma claim is so important. As a victim, you are entitled to compensation for your disease. Filing a mesothelioma claim isn’t hard, but the litigation surrounding it can be. That’s why it is extremely important to get an experienced legal team to help you with your case.
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Before Filing Mesothelioma Claims
Before you can file a mesothelioma claim, there must be a medical diagnosis of mesothelioma. This will have to come from a licensed physician and is usually done through a series of imaging tests and a biopsy of the infected tissue. Once the diagnosis is confirmed, a claim may be filed.
Claims can only be filed for a limited time after diagnosis – in some states it is as little as one year. This makes it imperative that you start searching for a mesothelioma lawyer right away. Not only will the litigation process start sooner, but you won’t miss out on compensation due to you because of a missed filing deadline.
You should interview several different lawyers that specialize in mesothelioma cases and then choose the one you feel most comfortable with. Ask as many questions as you need to until you have no more left. During this time you can ask about lawyer’s fees, the likelihood of you winning your case and what the possible compensation in your case might be.
How Many Mesothelioma Claims Can Be Filed?
Once you have chosen a law firm to represent you, they will begin to develop your case against the party or parties responsible for you contracting mesothelioma. Claims could be filed against employers, government agencies, the manufacturers of asbestos-based products or asbestos abatement companies. In some cases the companies that are responsible have filed for bankruptcy. If this is the case, your lawyers will also file a claim with the bankruptcy trust or mesothelioma compensation fund created to handle these cases.
Your lawyers will talk to you at length about your employment history, residential history, medical history and any other areas that the evidence leads them. They will then consult their extensive library of mesothelioma materials, including past cases and known poor business practices of the companies that you will be filing claims against. They will then create unique claims against each company that is responsible for your situation.
Once the claim is filed, your legal team will handle all of the litigation and keep you apprised of the situation. You may be required to give a deposition, but your lawyers will be with you every step of the way. A mesothelioma firm like Bergman Draper Oslund will make sure that all of the legal requirements are met without you having to stress about it. We want you to focus on the more important issue of the day – your health. We’ll handle all settlement discussions and bring the offers to do. We’ll help you decide if they are appropriate for your case and whether you should settle or continue on to trial.
You can trust our judgment because our law firm specializes in mesothelioma cases, having won over $700 million for our clients. Don’t delay; call us today for a no-obligation consultation. We can be reached at 206-957-9510 or toll free at 888-647-6007.