The majority of personal injury claims are a result of a one-time incident that involves a few people. For example, in the case of a car accident. It is not uncommon for persons involved in such personal injury claims to handle their own personal injury matters. However, an asbestos lawsuit is the result of years of exposure to asbestos products at times from multiple manufacturers. Such claims require expert medical and scientific evidence in order to receive compensation. This article and subsequent ones will discuss the need for an asbestos attorney in your asbestos-mesothelioma case.
Building Medical Evidence
An extremely important part of any personal injury lawsuit is proving that there was an injury to start with. A second crucial part is showing that it was the defendant that caused the injury. But to prove the first part it is important for a plaintiff to have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease. Only then is the plaintiff able to pursue an asbestos case. For example, if the plaintiff is diagnosed with asbestosis such a diagnosis is based on X-rays or CT scans. In respect of mesothelioma, a biopsy is likely to have been done.
An asbestos attorney is able to retain medical experts better able to use medical documents, radiology or pathology reports. Such an effort will be able to establish that your disease was in fact a result of asbestos exposure. The medical expert prepares reports about the plaintiff’s condition and provides testimony in depositions or at trial. By doing this, your case has established what is referred to as causation; a key element of the case. It is important to note that without expert medical testimony you are unlikely to receive a fair injury settlement. Or in some cases you are unlikely to receive any form of compensation.
For more information on the services an asbestos attorney may provide contact the Vinson Law Office today.