Expect: Mesothelioma Lawsuits

Posted on Friday, December 4th, 2020 at 4:03 am    

Have you been exposed to asbestos? If the answer to that question is yes, and you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma you probably have a lot of questions. One important question you may ask is what you can expect if you file a lawsuit. This article will discuss basic things you can expect in filing an asbestos and mesothelioma lawsuit.

Expect: Compensation

People who are suffering from mesothelioma because of working with asbestos have an excellent chance of getting compensation. Such compensation can be received from the:

  • company that manufactured or installed the asbestos,
  • insurance company
  • asbestos victims’ trust fund that has assumed liability for the company. So even if the original manufacturer is bankrupt or has closed down, you can still get compensation

Expect: Time

Generally, the question linked with lawsuits is how long do I have to sue. Mesothelioma itself takes 10 to 40 years to develop after a person has been exposed to asbestos. As such, statute of limitations give people between 1 to 5 years to file a lawsuit. This is from the diagnosis or discovery of mesothelioma. However, the duration depends on the state in which the lawsuit is filed. However, if a mesothelioma victim has already died, their spouse or heirs have 1-3 years to file a wrongful death action. Such an action can also result in recovering compensation for damages.

There are instances whereby a mesothelioma victim may choose to file a lawsuit on their own. In addition, they may be able to join what is referred to as a class action lawsuit. However, most mesothelioma lawsuits are filed individually because each person’s medical history and future outlook is different.

For more information and advice on filing an asbestos or mesothelioma lawsuit speak to a Vinson Law Office mesothelioma lawyer. For a free initial consultation contact the Vinson Law Office today.



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