Getting legal help and advice after your mesothelioma diagnosis is an important step toward protecting your legal rights. Most mesothelioma victims, however, have difficulty enough just dealing with the diagnosis—much less its legal implications. We can help. Contact us today to arrange a complimentary consultation to learn more about your legal options and get the legal help you need.
Recovering the Costs of Mesothelioma
The human costs of a chronic and life-threatening disease such as mesothelioma can be staggering. Years of mesothelioma treatment, medical costs, and hospice care can run into the tens of thousands of dollars, and few patients and their families are able to pay these costs on their own. Health insurance may not cover all the costs. In addition, the loss of a patient's income can be particularly burdensome, and the emotional costs of a potentially fatal disease are difficult to estimate.
Thousands of Americans have contracted mesothelioma after working with or being exposed to products that cause this pernicious disease, and if you are one such victim, you may be eligible for monetary damages from the product's maker or from your employer.
How a Mesothelioma Attorney Can Help
Mesothelioma cases are complex matters. It is not necessarily obvious that there is a cause-and-effect link between a product or environment and someone's mesothelioma. An experienced mesothelioma lawyer or law firm can help unravel the link between your mesothelioma and its cause.
Losses Due to Mesothelioma
An attorney's guidance is also very helpful when estimating a mesothelioma patient's losses. Such losses often involve:
- Medical costs including hospital care
- Loss of wages and/or earning capacity
- Loss of companionship or a spousal or parental relationship
- Loss of financial support
- Pain and suffering
- Funeral and burial costs
- Out-of-pocket expenses
Protecting Your Legal Rights
The maker of the asbestos product that caused your mesothelioma or the employer where you worked and contracted mesothelioma may not be agreeable to the idea that they should pay the damages you've incurred due to this disease. In such cases, representation by an asbestos law firm can make all the difference in the outcome of your case.
Just as in other types of personal injury cases, a mesothelioma attorney can:
- Investigate your case, including interviewing witnesses and getting documents
- Show the causation between the product or environment and your mesothelioma
- Help you estimate your total losses due to mesothelioma
- Negotiate with the defendant company on your behalf
- Represent you in court and other forums
- Help recover a settlement or verdict award
Get the Answers and Legal Advice You Need
Whether you're experiencing the early symptoms of mesothelioma or are at a more advanced stage of the disease, or if you’ve lost a loved one to this devastating disease, consulting an experienced mesothelioma attorney will give you more insight into your options and your best course of action.
Contact a mesothelioma lawyer today to arrange a private consultation, and get the answers and legal help you need.