Mesothelioma Legal Information

By Sandra Oertell, Guest Editor

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, and are considering filing a lawsuit, the following mesothelioma legal information should help you. First of all, do not feel guilty for considering taking this action. The manufacturers and companies working with and selling asbestos were informed many decades ago of the dangers of inhaling or swallowing asbestos particles regularly.

They chose to ignore it, and you are paying for that decision now. It was easy to do, since the symptoms don’t appear for 30-50 years AFTER your exposure. It is your right to sue the company who was responsible for the disease you now have.

It is important to contact a law firm for legal information regarding mesothelioma as soon as possible after your condition has been confirmed. There is a statute of limitations that you do not want to go beyond if you intend to make a claim. Not all states set the same limits, though most often they are from 12-24 months after you have been diagnosed. Family members also have the option of filing within 12-24 months of the death of their family member.

Most asbestos lawyers work on contingency, taking a percentage of the final settlement only, so do not be afraid to see a lawyer for mesothelioma legal information. If the case should be lost, there will be no legal fees tendered to you.

The asbestos laws provide protection for those who have been harmed by working with or using asbestos in the daily workplace environment. Today, rules are set (and enforced) by the Occupational and Safety Health Administration, which dictates how many fibers can be allowed into the air per thirty minute period. Employers must routinely monitor the work areas and supply workers with protective clothing, safety training, respiratory equipment, and physical exams. If the cancer could have been prevented, the company is liable.

Arming yourself with mesothelioma legal information, you will be able to fight for the compensation you need for yourself and your family. Settlement amounts are determined by many factors. Your state’s laws and the extent of your injuries are paramount. Your loss of income, credibility, and who was responsible are important. And don’t underestimate the importance of your attorney’s reputation, how well he represents you, and where the case is going to be tried.

You need to be compensated for all your medical expenses, lost income, both past and future, lost quality of life, and the emotional distress for both you and your family. If you have mesothelioma, legal information will prepare you to fight and win this claim.

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