Mesothelioma is a type of cancer for which there is no cure. Mesothelioma is often diagnosed in its later stages, and the majority of people with mesothelioma die within two years of diagnosis, according to the American Cancer Society.
Given the severity of the disease, life suddenly becomes much more complicated when you receive a diagnosis, and you don’t want to make missteps that could hurt your case if you’re pursuing a lawsuit against those who exposed you to asbestos.
Important Mistakes to Avoid in a Mesothelioma Case
If you are pursuing a legal recovery, it is important that you don’t:
Dismiss possible locations where you may have been exposed to asbestos.
It is important to consider all of the places where you may have been exposed to asbestos during your lifetime. This may include your place(s) of business, at your home if someone you lived with worked with asbestos, or in other locations. It’s also important to consider the products you used that may have been made from asbestos.
Wait too long to file a mesothelioma case.
The statute of limitations governs the amount of time you have to file a mesothelioma case. If you do not file your case within this time and you try to file it later, the manufacturer of products made with asbestos will likely ask the court to dismiss your case, and that motion will be granted without financial recovery.
Settle your mesothelioma case for less than it is worth.
Before you accept a settlement, you should know what you are legally able to recover and what a reasonable recovery is in your case.
Fail to fight for your fair recovery.
Your lawyer will need evidence and solid arguments to support your claim that you were exposed to asbestos. You need this evidence to receive a fair settlement from the company that made products with asbestos that you were exposed to.
Fail to contact an experienced mesothelioma lawyer as soon as possible.
Without a mesothelioma lawyer, you might make mistakes that undermine your financial recovery.
A Mesothelioma Lawyer Can Help You Avoid Costly Errors
It is important to take correct actions when you file a mesothelioma case, and our mesothelioma lawyers can help you do just that. Additionally, we represent clients on a contingency fee basis, so if we take your case, you will not owe us any upfront legal fees. To learn more about how we can help protect your rights and ease the pressure in your life during this difficult time, please contact us online or call us directly at 318.588.6303 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.