If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, the clock is ticking on your ability to get the compensation you deserve. Of course, when you first get the diagnosis, a lawsuit isn’t the first thing on your mind. You’re thinking about what this means for your health, your future and your family, as you rightly should. After asking these questions, one thing is going to become undeniably clear – treatments for your cancer are going to be expensive and without help you may be worried how you will afford these treatments. That’s the reason you need a mesothelioma attorney – to help you get money to pay for your treatment.
There’s a Time Limit for Mesothelioma Claims
The biggest thing that you need to know is that you can’t wait too long to contact an attorney. As soon as you are diagnosed the statute of limitations starts to run. In some states there is only a one year period in which you can bring action against companies in a mesothelioma or asbestosis case. Some people try to bring mesothelioma cases against large companies on their own, only to find out later that the amount of paperwork involved and the level of evidence needed is beyond their scope. If the mesothelioma paperwork isn’t completed correctly and filed before the statute of limitations passes, there is nothing more that can be done – even if you contact a lawyer.
What a Mesothelioma Attorney Has That You Don’t
The hardest part of the mesothelioma or asbestosis claim process is proving the link between your exposure to asbestos and the cancer developing. That requires a lot of information on who produced the asbestos, whether they knew it was harmful, who installed it, where you came in contact with it, whether you were given the proper protective gear to work in the asbestos environment and several other case specific information. Professional mesothelioma litigators have a database of all their past cases that already has most of this information. They also have a much better idea of what type of compensation you can expect to get based on the details of your claim.
Other Advantages of Hiring a Mesothelioma Lawyer
In addition to having a huge library of information on mesothelioma and asbestosis cases, hiring lawyers that specialize in mesothelioma law will make the defendant(s) in your case much more likely to take the case seriously. This means you may get a settlement offer and not even have to go to court. With an experienced lawyer on your side, you’ll get an expert opinion on whether to take the offer or to submit a counter offer. The lawyers can do all of this for you, so you can focus on the important task of tending to your health.
Because all of the potential asbestos disease treatments come with astronomical price tags and may not be fully covered by insurance, you need to take action to keep your family out of the red. Our firm, Bergman Draper Oslund, has helped mesothelioma sufferers collect over $700 million to assure that they continue to receive the best medical care available. Let us handle all of the legal issues and get you a settlement so you can stay focused on what’s really important, your health. Call us now for a free,no-obligation consultation at 888-647-6007.