If you believe that exposure to radon or asbestos contributed to the development of lung cancer in yourself or a loved one, you may take legal action against the liable party. Those parties can include:
- Medical professionals who failed to diagnose your condition
- Property owners who used products including asbestos or radon on their property
- Insurance companies who denied your request for coverage
Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can help you look at your case and determine what kind of compensation which you may be entitled to—as long as you file a lawsuit within the two years that the state of Indiana allows under Indiana Code (IC) §34-18-7-1. If you want to reach out and discuss your case with the team, you can call (800) 217-6099.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) states that “exposure to radon accounts for about 21,000 deaths from lung cancer.” If your loved one was exposed to a substance such as radon (and developed cancer), we can help you take legal action.
What an Indiana Lung Cancer Lawyer Can Do for You
When it comes to seeking a financial award after a lung cancer diagnosis, know that you do not have to go into your fight alone. A lawyer can walk you through your legal rights and options, to help you understand to what compensation you may be entitled.
Provide You with Representation
You do not always have to go to court to fight for compensation after you or a loved one obtains a lung cancer diagnosis. Instead, you have alternative options available to you, including the option to write a demand letter.
Demand letters allow you to bring your concerns regarding your losses directly to the attention of the liable party. Should this party be open to communication about those losses, you can discuss a potential settlement without having to seek out the input of a judge.
Help You Draft Complaints and Understand the Legal Process
There are times, though, when the liable party may refuse to communicate with you about potential compensation. In these cases, you can work with a lawyer to draft a complaint, file said complaint with a local court, and present your case for compensation to attending legal professionals.
Build Your Case
Legal cases involving lung cancer diagnoses can be difficult to break down. However, you may want to have a conversation with an Indiana lung cancer lawyer about the various events that led you to both the diagnosis (and your belief that another party may be liable for your losses).
In your complaint, you need to identify who the liable party is, while also presenting evidence to back your position. You can also elaborate on your losses and provide an attending court with the calculations that led you to establish a compensation estimate.
To establish this information, you can work with an investigator (as well as a lawyer) to identify viable evidence depicting medical malpractice or inappropriate exposure to radon or asbestos. From there, you can then outline your losses in the face of your diagnosis. These may include any medical expenses you have already incurred, as well as those you may take on in the future while seeking treatment.
What You Should Do if You Receive a Settlement Offer
In some cases, the liable party may choose to reach out to you before you can seek legal aid. In these cases, you may have the opportunity to look over a settlement presented to you by said party. You do not have to accept these sorts of settlements out of hand.
Instead, you can reach out to a lawyer and determine whether or not the offered settlement meets all of your needs. If the settlement offer appears to be insufficient based on calculations of your potential compensation, then your lawyer can negotiate with the liable party on your behalf.
Pintas & Mullins Law Firm Works with Your Needs in Mind
Many parties who have the opportunity to fight for compensation after a case of medical malpractice involving lung cancer are reluctant to do so. Myths surrounding the legal industry have convinced people that the cost of seeking legal aid overshadows its benefits.
Our team knows how pervasive these myths can be. To make matters as comfortable for you as possible, we operate on contingency. “Contingency” means that you will not receive a bill for the legal services you benefit from, unless a court or liable party awards you compensation for your losses.
In the aftermath of the case, you can provide your lawyer with a percentage of your settlement (instead of paying for their services out of your savings).
A Lawyer Can Ease Your Burdens
Lung cancer diagnoses can put you and your family in a difficult position. Learning that these diagnoses are the result of unanticipated exposure to asbestos or radon or medical malpractice can shake your faith in the institutions around you.
An Indiana lung cancer lawyer with Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can help you regain control over your life. Together, we can compose a complaint against the liable party and fight for justice on your behalf.
If you want to reach out and discuss your case with us, call (800) 217-6099.