Connect with us


What To Do If Someone Is Too Ill To Pursue A Mesothelioma Case

Mesothelioma, an aggressive form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure, has a long latency period, but once it develops, it rapidly attacks the body.  Often, symptoms do not appear immediately and a diagnosis of mesothelioma is discovered in the later stages of the illness.  In these cases, patients may be too ill to pursue a mesothelioma lawsuit against the negligent parties, or they may have filed a claim, but are too ill to continue.

On behalf of the patient, family members and loved ones can take legal action to pursue potential compensation from the economic and non-economic consequences of exposure.  Mesothelioma lawyers will work closely with those involved to gather information and pursue a claim.  If you or a loved one is in this situation, time is of the essence, so the following items will guide you in the right direction.

Important When Helping Your Loved One

Statute of Limitations – this is the period of time a person has to file a lawsuit.  For mesothelioma lawsuits the statute of limitations will vary by state and sometimes by case.  Therefore, it is crucial that you act immediately when filing a claim, not only to ensure you are within your legal timeframe of rights, but you are able to gather needed information from the patient.   Mesothelioma lawyers are experienced and knowledgeable on each state’s statutes and will guide you accordingly.

Facts & Evidence – When pursuing a mesothelioma lawsuit on behalf of a seriously ill patient, it is important that you gather all of the facts and present the evidence to the lawyer.  Speak with your loved one to determine the approximate time frame of asbestos exposure, the companies responsible for the negligence, and names and numbers of coworkers that could provide additional details.  Any information that you can provide the lawyer will help to expedite the case.  Enlist family members and friends to help, especially when the patient is too ill to assist.

Locate a Mesothelioma Lawyer – Networking and research are useful resources to find the right lawyer for your loved one.  For decades, experienced mesothelioma lawyers have recovered billions of dollars for victims of asbestos exposure. A general personal injury lawyer will not have the experience, time, or medical resources to handle your case.

Some helpful tips when searching for a mesothelioma lawyer:

  • Focus on those firms that have been involved since the 1970s when asbestos lawsuits were first coming to trial. Their lawyers have years of research, medical articles, and case documents to assist the case.
  • Contact those close to you for recommendations, possibly former coworkers of your loved one, who may have already filed a claim through a law firm specializing in asbestos-related cases. Word of mouth will give you the most honest review of any lawyer you are considering.

The most important thing to keep in mind is you must act quickly.  Mesothelioma lawyers are familiar with the sensitivity of time in these cases and they will act accordingly to pursue compensation for your loved one.

Continue Reading

Recent Posts

Business3 weeks ago

Your Basic Guide To Creating A Unique Investment Blog

Starting your own blog is great and once you get the ball rolling, it can be a good passive income...

Business3 weeks ago

3 Low-Risk Ways To Get Your New Business Started

Once you’ve got an initial business idea and believe that it will be a success, there are some basic things...

Lifestyle4 weeks ago

Conquering the Co-free Zone: Tips for Thriving as a Remote Worker

Adjusting to an office environment can come with its downfalls in the sense that it might be a shock to...

General2 months ago

3 Ways To Take Control Of Your Finances Starting Now

If your finances have taken over and are bringing stress to your life, we understand just how overwhelming it can...

Travel4 months ago

Best Places To Visit In The North Of England

If you live in England, you will know there are many different places to visit for the weekend. There are...

General4 months ago

Green Home Improvement Ideas

In a world where environmental concerns are growing, the concept of “green” has gone beyond a trendy catchphrase and is...

Lifestyle4 months ago

How to Host an Unforgettable House-Warming!

The time has finally come. You have moved into your dream pad, and are officially adulting in your very own...

Autos4 months ago

A Guide to Parking Lot Striping

The journey to a well-striped parking lot begins with the right paint. In this brief guide, we’ll unravel the mystery...

Business7 months ago

Business Tips For Protecting Your Finances During A Recession

In 2023, taking the necessary steps to protect your finances for your business is now more important than ever. The...

Lifestyle7 months ago

Tips For Cleaning Your Trainers

If you’re into your trainers and streetwear, you’re likely to be very conscious of keeping them looking their best! So,...

Marketing8 months ago

Branding Trends For Start-Ups in 2023

Branding is incredibly important as it impacts how your business reaches and connects with its target market. If you’re branding...

Business8 months ago

Avoiding the Wrong Kind of Growth

Growth is vital for any business – some models, like tech start-ups, are built around periods of dramatic, explosive growth...

Business8 months ago

How To Become A Property Developer

There are several reasons why an individual will want to become a property developer. One of the main reasons for...

Tech11 months ago

What Is The Difference Between Cyber Attacks and Cyber Threats?

If you own a business that uses the cloud to manage workloads, you have probably heard of the terms cyberattack...

Marketing11 months ago

3 Types of Marketing Every Small Construction Business Should Do

Construction is a very saturated sector, whether you’re a large or small construction company, so marketing should be at the...