Lung cancer is not just caused by smoking. Exposure to asbestos and radon can also increase a person’s chances of developing cancerous cells in their lungs. Similarly, failure to diagnose lung cancer (or the neglect of a person’s medical history of such a condition) may constitute medical malpractice.
In these cases, you or a loved one who has suffered as such have the opportunity to take legal action against a party you believe to be liable for related losses. To discuss the details of your lung cancer diagnosis and to determine what your legal rights may be, you can reach out to the team with Pintas & Mullins Law Firm at (800) 217-6099.
What to Expect from Working with a Georgia Lung Cancer Lawyer
If you or a loved one find yourselves facing a lung cancer diagnosis, you can start to feel as though you are all alone in the world. This, however, is not the case. Pintas & Mullins Law Firm takes on all manner of cases, no matter how challenging. We can remind you that you do not have to go into a legal fight for compensation without help.
Instead, together, we can start bringing together the information you need to request compensation from the party you believe to be liable for your losses (or their insurance company).
Determining Whether You Need to Go to Court
You do not need to go straight to court if you want to fight for compensation. Instead, you can work with a lawyer to determine what alternative paths may net you compensation for your losses.
Taking Your Fight Straight to the Source
If you would rather try and avoid taking your case to court, then there are legal procedures that let you do so. For example, you can bring together a demand letter and present it to the party you wish to hold liable for your losses.
In this letter, you can outline what damages you have taken on while pursuing treatment for your condition. You can also note what role the receiving party may have played in your diagnosis. Should the receiving party accept and understand that role, a lawyer can then negotiate for compensation on your behalf.
What You Need to Know About Going to Court
However, the liable party may fail to recognize its role in your diagnosis (or may refuse to communicate with you at all). In these cases, you can focus your energies on crafting a complaint and bringing said complaint to a local court within Georgia’s statute of limitations imposed by the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) §9-3-33.
The Legal Information Institute (LII) affirms that a complaint includes the details of your case and allows a judge and attending legal professionals to better understand your desire to bring your concerns before a civil court. Not only, then, will you want to list your losses, but you should also make a point of identifying the party you believe to be liable for those losses.
When you do so—should the court find your case worth bringing forward—you can rely on the justice system to summon the aforementioned party. This way, you do not have to communicate with said party, especially if affiliated members have been aggressive towards you or otherwise dismissive of your concerns.
It is, however, in your best interest to have evidence on hand to submit alongside your complaint which explains why you believe a certain party may be liable for your losses. You can work with a Georgia lung cancer lawyer or with a third-party investigator to gather together this evidence. You might collect the medical documents or building schematics that detail how another person may have contributed to your lung cancer diagnosis, for instance.
You Can Pursue a Settlement Offer
There are some cases in which the potentially liable party may choose to reach out to you independently. In these cases, you may find yourself in the position to accept a settlement without going to court. Do note that you have the right to wait before accepting a settlement and that you can calculate your own potential compensation for comparison.
If a settlement appears insufficient, a lawyer can help you bring those neglected avenues for compensation to the attention of the attending party.
How a Lawyer Can Help You Seek Compensation for Your Lung Cancer
No matter how careful you are when you go out and about, you can never control the behavior of other people. This means that you may come into contact with asbestos products or uncontrolled radon. You may even go to a doctor’s office and find that information about your health was withheld from you—and that you developed a medical condition due to said asbestos or radon exposure.
Pintas & Mullins Law Firm recognizes how expensive cancer treatments can be. As such, we operate on a contingency-fee-basis. This means that as you pursue legal advice and build your case against a potentially liable party, you will not receive a bill.
Instead, you will only be charged for the services you benefit from if you win your case. This occurs when a court chooses to award you compensation for your losses, or if the party you wish to hold liable for your losses reaches out to you with a settlement that you accept.
Take Action Today Regarding Pursuing Damages for Your Lung Cancer
If you believe that any of the above contributed to a lung cancer diagnosis for you or a loved one, know that there are legal options available to you. You can work with a Georgia lung cancer lawyer to establish a complaint and bring your case to the attention of the courts in your area.
Alternatively, you can reach out to the liable party and negotiate for compensation to make up for your losses. No matter how difficult your case may seem, we can help you navigate through it.
To discuss the details of your lung cancer diagnosis and to determine what your legal rights may be, you can reach out to Pintas & Mullins Law Firm at (800) 217-6099.