If your lung cancer was related to asbestos exposure, you can sue for compensation. Understanding your legal rights after you were diagnosed with asbestos-related lung cancer is an important first step. Contact our attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm at 800-794-0444 to help you understand who you may sue, and how to preserve your claim.
Asbestos-Related Lung Cancer
Lung cancer is primarily caused by tobacco use. However, approximately 3-4% of all lung cancer cases can be attributed to environmental asbestos exposure. If your lung cancer was determined to be related to asbestos, you may have the right to file a lawsuit for a financial award. You may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit, a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of a loved one, or file a claim with an asbestos trust fund.
Suing for Lung Cancer C
aused by Asbestos
The litigation process for asbestos-related claims is legally complex. We can help you with your lawsuit, and help you understand what you need to file your claim, and help you build a strong case. Contact our attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm at 800-794-0444 to get started, and visit with us for your free consultation.
You will need to gather documentation related to both your asbestos exposure and your medical records. Your work history documents, as well as any other employment evidence that confirms that you were in an environment that contained asbestos can help you sue for lung cancer caused by asbestos.
Additionally, you will need to make a list of all of the medical documentation from your doctor indicating that your lung cancer is a direct result of asbestos exposure. Medical notes, diagnostic testing, and pathology reports of tissue samples of your tumor can all help strengthen your case.
Finally, you will want to gather all the medical bills and expenses that were related to your illness. To build a strong case, all documentation needs to be gathered regarding all aspects of your financial hardship.
Determining Who Will Pay Your Asbestos Lung Cancer Claim
Compensation for your asbestos-related lung cancer claim can come from different sources depending on the type of claim and the status of the companies that are liable.
- Liable companies, such as asbestos mines, or asbestos manufacturing companies can be ordered to pay claims.
- Asbestos trust funds are often set up by corporations in order to avoid bankruptcy
- Insurance companies oftentimes will pay under liability insurance that a company held
- Department of Veterans Affairs will pay claims if the victim was a veteran that received their asbestos exposure during their military service.
Personal injury lawsuits typically pay out the most in compensation; however, compensation will depend on the facts and circumstances of your asbestos-related lung cancer case.
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Contact an Asbestos Attorney
No matter what type of claim you file, there are deadlines associated with filing a claim for asbestos-related lung cancer. Working with an asbestos attorney can help you understand which type of claim would be appropriate for you to file, what documentation you will need to gather, and how long you have to file a lawsuit. Contact us at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm at (800) 794-0444 to help you preserve your claim