Can I File a Mesothelioma and Asbestos Lung Cancer Lawsuit?
- Casey Hamm
- August 14, 2019
If you or a loved one was diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer due to exposure to asbestos, you can file a mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer lawsuit to recover damages, including medical expenses, lost income and benefits, pain and suffering, and a host of other losses.
Filing a Mesothelioma or Asbestos Lung Cancer Lawsuit
If you would like to recover compensation for your mesothelioma or asbestos lung cancer diagnosis, or for that of a loved one, you can file a lawsuit against the manufacturer or any combination of entities responsible for exposing you to asbestos and violating your rights as a worker who handled or operated in the vicinity of asbestos.
Typically, these lawsuits are filed against the manufacturers, installers, implementers of the substance or against companies responsible for distributing, selling, or reselling them. In many cases, defendants in these lawsuits prefer to settle before their trials even begin, for fear of how a jury or judge might penalize them with high award amounts should they decide in favor of the plaintiffs.
On the other hand, plaintiffs sometimes prefer to take their cases all the way through the trial process, in hopes that what the defendants fear will transpire. Both sides take risks with their decisions about whether to settle or go to trial. To help them with these monumental decisions, the defendants typically have attorneys by their side, and it is for this very reason that every plaintiff should consider doing the same.
Statutes of Limitations
If you are considering the option to file a mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer lawsuit, you should be aware of the urgency that might come into play with your case. Every state has its own statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit for mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer. If you fail to file within this time limit, the law will likely bar you from recovering compensation.
If your loved one passed away from mesothelioma or asbestos lung cancer, you may also be entitled to pursue a wrongful death action. Our team can walk you through different processes for this type of claim.
Recovering Compensation Through a Mesothelioma or Asbestos Lung Cancer Lawsuit
If you or a loved one was diagnosed with mesothelioma or asbestos lung cancer, you may be entitled to recover compensation, such as:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
Asbestos Victims’ Trust Funds
Several asbestos industry entities have created a victims’ trust fund to help people bear the costs and burdens of their mesothelioma or asbestos lung cancer diagnoses.
Claiming these funds happens outside the standard claims’ procedures of an insurance company, lawsuit, or workers’ compensation claim. That said, the requirements for being granted compensation from the funds are specific and strict. You would be wise to consider bringing an attorney with you as you embark on this process.
Asbestos Was All Around Us
For decade after decade, starting in the mid-1800s, “the miracle mineral,” found its way into buildings and products of every sort—including homes, schools, cars, tools, machines, insulation, and factories, just to name a few.
During this period, countless people who worked in asbestos manufacturing facilities, as well as those that manufactured products containing asbestos or used machine parts that contained asbestos, suffered the effects of the substance with countless cases of asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma.
The first successful asbestos lawsuit was decided in 1971. Since then, countless lawsuits have been filed. Working with Zanes Law will allow you to file a mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer lawsuit to recover damages for your asbestos-related condition.
Call a Mesothelioma and Asbestos Lung Cancer Lawyer Today
A mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer lawyer from Zanes Law will do everything from A to Z to help you receive the compensation you deserve for your mesothelioma or asbestos lung cancer diagnosis. Call us today for a free case review and consultation at (866) 499-8989.
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