If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or any other asbestos-related disease and you are thinking about filing a lawsuit against the companies that are responsible for your illness, it is very important that you choose your attorney carefully.
Although at first glance it may seem as if a mesothelioma lawsuit would be a straightforward and easy case to win, the asbestos companies have teams of lawyers whose sole job is to defend them against mesothelioma claims.
It is essential that the attorney that you select has extensive knowledge and experience both in this area of the law and about the specific nature of diseases caused by exposure to asbestos.
Asbestos-Related Diseases and Related Lawsuits are Different
Whenever anybody talks to friends and family about filing a lawsuit, they are bound to hear recommendations about attorneys who have handled cases well.
There’s no doubt that the lawyers that are the subject of these referrals did a good job with helping your friends with their real estate closing, their bankruptcy or their divorce settlement, but mesothelioma torts are not like other types of lawsuits.
They are personal injury lawsuits involving a wrong that took place many years ago, that was caused by highly powerful and profitable companies.
Despite the fact that tens of thousands of Americans have suffered devastating medical conditions as a result of their negligence, these companies have worked hard to fight having to pay for the damages that they have done.
You need a mesothelioma lawyer who has a comprehensive understanding of the history of the asbestos industry as well as an extensive network of experts who can testify about the effects of this carcinogen and how being exposed to it affected you.
An experienced mesothelioma lawyer will know what the statute of limitations is for your case and what state is the best jurisdiction for you to file and will also be able to identify all of the companies that may be responsible for your illness based upon your employment history.
Most importantly, a mesothelioma lawyer will have a complete understanding of what the future holds for you and what you will need.
They will be able to assess exactly what your damages are both now and in the future and will negotiate a settlement that will provide for your family’s future security.
Finally, they can help you to access the resources that you and your family need as you deal with this extremely difficult diagnosis, including medical and financial help as well as communities of mesothelioma patients who can help you through your ordeal.
Call us today at 1-800-966-2244 for help finding a qualified, experienced mesothelioma attorney in your area. We are here to help.