Filing a Mesothelioma Claim
Mesothelioma claims can be filed by asbestos victims with workers’ compensation, a corporate trust or a personal injury lawsuit. Surviving family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit. The possible damages can cover medical bills and lost wages. Statutes of limitations vary by state.
If you or a loved one is considering seeking compensation for asbestos-related injuries, choosing the right attorney is an important first step.
Your case will have a better chance of proceeding more efficiently — and with the best chance for compensation — if you work with an experienced asbestos and mesothelioma attorney. When you decide to file a claim, your attorney will prepare and submit the required legal documents to begin the lawsuit process.
Experienced mesothelioma lawyers are familiar with asbestos manufacturers and can help you determine which ones are responsible for your illness. A qualified attorney is also knowledgeable about mesothelioma trust funds set aside for asbestos victims and can help you file a claim.
Options for Filing a Claim
There are multiple ways to file a mesothelioma claim, including traditional lawsuits, asbestos trust fund claims and Social Security disability claims. Military veterans exposed to asbestos during service may be eligible to file disability and health care claims with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Asbestos-related medical problems are very frequently the result of a corporation’s negligence or a company’s failure to warn of asbestos hazards. Filing a lawsuit against the company or companies responsible for your asbestos exposure may result in compensation for many types of damages.
There are two types of mesothelioma lawsuits: Personal injury claims and wrongful death claims.
Your attorney will be aware of the legal options available and can guide you through the process of filing a claim. After speaking with your attorney, you may determine that a lawsuit offers the best opportunity to obtain a large award for your injuries. Most mesothelioma lawsuits are settled out of court before a trial takes place.