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Should you file suit?

If your doctor has told you that you have mesothelioma, you’ve undoubtedly got dozens of questions spinning through your mind: “What is it? How did I get it? What’s going to happen to me? Who will take care of my family?” The news can be overwhelming, especially for those who may not even have realized that they’d been exposed to asbestos. There are answers, though, and there are those out there who have experience in dealing with mesothelioma, asbestosis and other asbestos-related diseases.

One of the decisions facing you is likely to be, “Should I file a lawsuit against somebody?” Unlike many other cancers and diseases, there is a very clear link between mesothelioma and asbestos exposure. There is also a long history of those involved in the asbestos industry lying, cheating and conspiring to conceal the dangers of asbestos exposure from their employees, the government and the general public. For many people, that meant that they either were never informed that they were handling asbestos, or they were never told that it was dangerous for them to be around it. Even more shameful – and, in the eyes of the law, blameful – is the fact that many companies and industries kept their employees in the dark about safety measures that could have prevented them from becoming ill.

Mesothelioma is not an “unfortunate accident,” and it is not YOUR fault, though the insurance companies and many of the industry giants that haphazardly exposed their employees to the dangers of asbestos may try to claim both of those are true. If you have mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, you may be entitled to compensation for your family to help them deal with the realities of your illness. One of the first steps in dealing with the many questions and worries that accompany your diagnosis is to consult a law firm with experience in the field of mesothelioma lawsuits. They’ll be able to answer many of the questions that you have about your illness, and what options are available to you and your family to recover the costs and expenses of treating it.

Whatever your eventual decision, your most important first step in an asbestos-related lawsuit is in choosing a law firm or attorney who knows what they’re doing. The more experience that the law firm you choose has in pursuing claims against asbestos companies, the more they will be able to help guide you through the process. Williams Hart Law Firm has the experience and resources you will need in filing your lawsuit. We have helped thousands of clients with asbestos-related cases.

Some things to consider:

Why should I file a lawsuit if I have mesothelioma or another asbestos-related illness?

The simple fact is that most asbestos-related diseases are preventable. If you have one, it’s because, somewhere along the line, someone was negligent – or worse. Treating mesothelioma is expensive, and many of the treatments that are the most likely to help you may not be covered by insurance. An experienced mesothelioma attorney can help you sort through all the possibilities, and offer advice on the best ways to make sure that your medical care is paid for and your family is provided for despite your illness.

Who should I sue?

The laws regarding liability in mesothelioma cases are complex. Many of the original manufacturers of asbestos products have declared bankruptcy, changed their names or gone out of business. The company that employed you when you were exposed to asbestos may no longer exist – or may not have been aware themselves that the products you were handling were dangerous. We will work to establish liability and seek to recover damages on your behalf.

What do I need to do in order to file an asbestos-related lawsuit?

The first step is to contact us and make an appointment to discuss your diagnosis and your possible case. We will guide you in gathering any materials that you need, including:

  • Medical tests that you need
  • Ways to establish dates and places where you may have been exposed to asbestos
  • Possible grounds for filing suit
  • Possible defendants in your case
  • The possibility of joining forces with other claimants in a joint suit
  • The amount of expenses that you might reasonably expect as a result of your illness

If needed, we will also direct you to specialists who can help establish your diagnosis and a link to asbestos.

I have lung cancer, and I worked for a company that used asbestos in its products. Do I have grounds for a suit?

The incidence of lung cancer among those people who were exposed to asbestos is about 4 to 5 times higher than it is in the general population. If you’ve been diagnosed with lung cancer and believe that you were exposed to asbestos, it’s in your best interest to contact us and discuss what options are available for you.

The most important first step you can take in filing a lawsuit for an asbestos-related illness is to contact the right attorneys. Don’t hesitate to call us with your questions. We are here to help you.

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