If you or a loved one was diagnosed with mesothelioma or asbestos lung cancer and had any exposure to asbestos, you may be able to file a mesothelioma & asbestos lung cancer lawsuit. Contact our attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm where we can help answer your questions, provide legal options, and help you build a strong case.
Types of Mesothelioma & Asbestos Lung Cancer Lawsuits
There are several types of lawsuits you may bring to receive compensation for your mesothelioma or asbestos lung cancer development. Each of these lawsuits is different, and may be brought under specific circumstances, and have separate deadlines to file the lawsuit.
Personal Injury Lawsuit
A personal injury lawsuit is one where the victim will bring a lawsuit on their own behalf for the damages and injuries caused as a direct result of someone else’s negligence. In these cases, it must be proven that the corporation had a duty to let their employees or those exposed to the asbestos know that they were being exposed to a known carcinogen. They breached that duty, which directly resulted in actual physical damages.
Making the decision to file a personal injury lawsuit can be overwhelming. A great deal of evidence needs to be gathered regarding your medical condition. Medical experts are often needed to testify in mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer cases, and the process can be lengthy and complex.
Additionally, every state has a different statute of limitations by which a person may bring a lawsuit. Determining what state to bring the mesothelioma or asbestos lung cancer lawsuit can also prove challenging. It could be in the state where the corporation exists, where the asbestos exposure happened, or where the victim currently resides. All of these different moving parts of a lawsuit are difficult to navigate without the help of an attorney. If you or a loved one were diagnosed with mesothelioma or asbestos lung cancer and are considering filing a lawsuit, contact the attorneys at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm. We can help you understand what you will need for your personal injury case, where to file, and how to build a strong case.
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Wrongful Death Lawsuit
A wrongful death lawsuit is one where the family of the victim will file a mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer lawsuit on behalf of their loved one that passed away.
In wrongful death cases, you must prove that the corporation had a duty to let their employees or those exposed to the asbestos know that they were being exposed to a known carcinogen. They breached the duty of informing their employees of the potential harm, which directly resulted in actual physical injury to your loved one, who then passed away.
You may be able to receive compensation for the medical bills and other associated financial costs that your loved one incurred due to their mesothelioma or asbestos lung cancer diagnosis. You may also be able to recover the loss of future wages, loss of consortium, or funeral expenses. There are strict deadlines by which you must file a wrongful death lawsuit, or you may lose your ability to preserve your claim.
Asbestos Trust Funds
Asbestos trust fund cases are ones where a victim files a claim to receive compensation from a trust fund, which are established by corporations that have already admitted guilt to their negligence with asbestos. These trust funds are set up so that victims can receive legal redress, and corporations can avoid costly bankruptcy. Navigating the rules that exist regarding filing an asbestos trust fund claim can be challenging. Contacting a mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer attorney can help you with the process of filing a claim with an asbestos trust fund.
Contact a Mesothelioma & Asbestos Lung Cancer Attorney
Working with one of our attorneys can help you determine which type of claim would be appropriate for you to file, what documentation you will need to gather, whether you will need a medical expert, 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.