Issues to Consider for your Asbestos Exposure Lawsuit
If you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma, then you were at one time exposed to asbestos. Asbestos is the only known cause for this terrible disease, and as a result, you have a lot to think about in terms of your medical, emotional, financial and legal needs going forward. The first thing you need to take care of is your health, and you should also seek counseling if you or members of your family are struggling with the news of your diagnosis. Beyond that, you owe it to yourself and those you love to look into your legal options.
If you choose to do so, you can schedule a free initial consultation with an asbestos lawyer at Williams Kherkher. Should you and your attorney feel that your claim is worth pursuing after considering all the relevant factors, you’ll need to gain a basic understanding of some of the evidentiary issues you’ll need to overcome in order to successfully pursue your claim. Below are a few examples of these issues.
You’ll need to gain an understanding if the nature of your exposure to asbestos. You’ll have to prove that you were exposed to this substance, and you’ll need to show the duration of your exposure. You’ll also need to show in some cases that this exposure should’ve been handled by the party or parties responsible for your exposure, and this is often the time during a trial where an expert will be needed to analyze the conditions in order to offer the level of your exposure into evidence and perhaps to show either that the parties responsible knew about the exposure or should have known.
Your Resulting Medical Condition
After you’ve handled your exposure proof, you’ll also need to show that your diagnosis is a result of this exposure. If you’ve been diagnosed with either mesothelioma or asbestosis, then there shouldn’t be a problem with that item of evidence, as asbestos is the only substance known to cause these diseases.
However, if you’ve been diagnosed with “garden variety” lung cancer, your proving that asbestos was the cause could be more difficult, especially if any other factors are in place, such as a history of lung cancer in your family or if you’ve ever smoked habitually.
These are just two examples of needed proof in order to obtain a successful result. Rest assured that the asbestos lawyers at Williams Kherkher will be able to explain all of this to you in detail, so contact them today to get the process of protecting your rights started.