What Can I Do if My Lung Cancer or Mesothelioma Is a Result of Asbestos?
- Casey Hamm
- August 14, 2019
If your lung cancer or mesothelioma is a result of asbestos exposure, you may be eligible to pursue damages, including the cost of your medical care and pain and suffering damages. You have the right to hold the manufacturers and marketers of asbestos-containing products liable. In many cases, they knew of the dangers of asbestos exposure for decades before they began to warn consumers.
Pursuing Compensation You Need to Pay for Your Care
The cost of fighting mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancers is staggering. You may be able to gain financial support by taking legal action. Depending on the facts of your case, we may be able to hold the liable party accountable for your injuries and related expenses.
Liable parties could include asbestos manufacturers, marketers of asbestos-containing products, suppliers or distributors, employers, installers, landlords, and others. We can identify the liable party in your case and build a strong case against them for failing to warn and protect you.
Pursuing Wrongful Death Damages on Behalf of Your Loved One
If your family member had mesothelioma or asbestos-related lung cancer and passed away, their surviving family members have a right to pursue a legal claim on their behalf. This legal action may include you and other immediate family members of the loved one who passed away.
You may be able to file a claim to recover compensation and hold the asbestos manufacturer liable on their behalf if lung cancer or mesothelioma is a result of asbestos. It is important to note, though, that each state has its own laws about how you can proceed and the evidence necessary to prove this type of case. In addition, there are usually strict time limits.
We can help you understand your eligibility and act on your family member’s behalf.
Some States Make It More Difficult to Pursue Compensation than Others
Asbestos exposure is a widespread problem, and people have been seeking compensation for their asbestos-related lung cancer and mesothelioma for more than three decades. To do so, there are several hoops you must jump through.
These may include:
- Proving your condition is serious or that you suffer certain impairments
- Proving your asbestos exposure
- Taking other actions to link your exposure to asbestos with your cancer diagnosis
As you can imagine, this can be extremely difficult to prove several decades later. However, it is not impossible, and our team knows what it takes to recover a payout in your state.
Talk to an Attorney About Pursuing Compensation for Your Losses Today
At Zanes Law, our team can go to work immediately on your case. We try to make the entire process convenient and easy for you and your family so you can get back to focusing on what is important to you—fighting this cancer and getting to spend more time with your loved ones.
During your initial consultation, we will discuss the facts of your case and the laws that apply in your state. After that, a mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer lawyer will take over and pursue the payout you deserve. We can handle your free initial consultation over the phone and can sign you up for our services on the same call. Alternatively, we can come to your home or hospital room for an in-person case review.
If your lung cancer or mesothelioma is a result of asbestos, call (866) 499-8989 today to learn more.
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