If you suffer from lung cancer that you believe someone negligently caused, a Wyoming lung cancer lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm might be able to help you get compensation for your treatment and pain and suffering.
Pintas & Mullins Law Firm has helped victims from across the country get justice for their injuries for more than 35 years. We work on a wide array of cases, including lung cancer lawsuits.
There is no risk to you by reaching out to a member of our team today because we offer free, no-obligation case consultations. We also work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you owe us nothing until we win compensation for you.
Call a member of our team today to see if we can help you with your Wyoming lung cancer case at (800) 217-6099.
How a Wyoming Lung Cancer Lawyer Can Help You
When you are diagnosed with lung cancer, the last thing you need is the stress of handling a legal claim for compensation. You should be focused on your treatment and spending time with your family during this difficult stage.
Especially if you have a later stage of lung cancer, a lawyer can take a lot of the weight off your shoulders. A lawyer can:
- Investigate who was responsible for your injuries
- Seek evidence to validate your claim
- Negotiate with the person responsible or their insurance company
- Keep you updated throughout your case
- Win you a fair settlement
- File a lawsuit
- Go to trial
- Win a judgment in your favor
A lawyer’s services could prove invaluable during this time. By having a lawyer handle your case for you, you can rest assured knowing that your finances will be taken care of now and in the future.
Recoverable Compensation in a Wyoming Lung Cancer Lawsuit
Compensation for a lung cancer lawsuit will fall into two categories: Noneconomic and economic damages.
Noneconomic damages are losses a person suffers that cannot be defined by a dollar amount. These could include ways in which your daily life is affected by your lung cancer diagnosis. Some noneconomic damages are:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Disability or disfigurement
Wyoming does not limit the compensation you can recover for noneconomic damages. This is not an exhaustive list of noneconomic losses, and virtually any loss you suffered as a result of the lung cancer diagnosis could translate to a monetary value.
Economic damages are losses that can be quantified by bills and receipts. These losses are easy to calculate and can include:
- Hospital bills
- Chemotherapy costs
- Surgery costs
- Prescription medications
- Emergency room visits
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
If a loved one died from lung cancer that someone else caused them, surviving family members might be able to recover funeral and burial expenses through a wrongful death claim, according to Wyoming Statutes §1-38-101. Any tangible loss you suffered related to the lung cancer could be recovered in your lawsuit.
Potentially Liable Parties
A lawyer can also help you identify the liable party (or parties) in your case.
Generally, smoking causes lung cancer. However, asbestos, radon gas, and exposure to other harmful carcinogens can cause cancer, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Sometimes, workers are exposed to these substances on the job. For years, asbestos, a harmful mineral that can cause lung cancer, was used in building materials, insulation, cosmetics, and more. While some industries knew the risks associated with asbestos, they failed to inform and protect their employees. As a result, many people have come forward, alleging their employer caused their lung cancer.
If you believe this or something similar happened to you, you might be entitled to compensation. Reach out to Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today to see if you qualify for a case.
Even if you did something to contribute to your risk of lung cancer, such as smoking, you could still recover compensation, according to Wyoming’s comparative fault law, Wyoming Statutes §1-1-109. As long as you were not more than 50% at fault for your lung cancer diagnosis, you could recover compensation.
Your award amount will just be decreased by your level of fault. For example, if your former employer played a part in causing your lung cancer, but you were 10% responsible because you smoked cigarettes at one point, your award would be reduced by 10%.
If the other party does not accept that you were less than 50% at fault, then your lawyer can take the case to court to allow a judge and/or a jury to decide.
Statute of Limitations in Wyoming
You generally have four years to file a lawsuit from the date you discovered your lung cancer, according to Wyoming Statutes §1-3-105(iv)(C). While this might seem like a lot of time, it can take a while to investigate your claim and build a case. Then, your lawyer will have to take into account the time it will take to negotiate a claim.
An action for the wrongful death of a loved one due to lung cancer should be brought within two years from their death, according to Wyoming Statutes §1-38-102(d).
However, there are exceptions to these statutes, and a lawyer can help you to determine whether you still qualify to file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit against the party responsible for your or your loved one’s lung cancer diagnosis.
Hire Pintas & Mullins Law Firm for Help Today
Pintas & Mullins Law Firm believes you should not suffer further under the financial pressure of a lung cancer diagnosis that someone else caused you. The party responsible for your cancer should be required to pay for your losses, both past and future.
Reach out to a member of our team today for a free, no-obligation case evaluation. A Wyoming lung cancer lawyer can help you file a claim or lawsuit against the negligent party. Call us today at (800) 217-6099.