Statute of Limitations
If you or a loved one is suffering from mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure, you may be entitled to compensation. Knowing the statute of limitations for these types of claims and being on time will ensure that you receive a just verdict and fair compensation. This devastating disease often leads to painful symptoms, lost wages from missed work, expensive medical bills and the constant anxiety that comes from fighting for your life each day.
Kazan Law’s mesothelioma attorneys can help you navigate the complex aspects of mesothelioma lawsuits and statutes. Our firm is award-winning, recognized in our industry for outstanding legal work and deeply experienced in all facets of asbestos litigation. Over the years, defendants and their lawyers have learned that trying cases against Kazan Law is rarely productive and almost always very expensive.
Mesothelioma Symptoms May Not Occur for Years
It usually takes decades after asbestos exposure before symptoms of mesothelioma appear (on average 15 to 50 years). There is often a difficulty in diagnosing mesothelioma because its symptoms are common to many types of infections and cancers.
When an official mesothelioma diagnosis or death occurs, efforts should be made to seek out options for compensation and any settlements you and your family may be entitled to.
Statute of Limitations for Mesothelioma Diagnosis and Wrongful Death – State by State
Cases concerning mesothelioma are time-sensitive and many factors can impact your ability to pursue a claim or lawsuit. Being able to trace back to when you were exposed to asbestos is crucial, and our firm’s attorneys and investigators are experts at accurately defining this if you’re not sure where and when the exposure occurred. Often asbestos exposure is uncovered after reviewing your work history, but many other possibilities exist. Your right to pursue a claim or a lawsuit varies depending on where your asbestos exposure occurred, when you were diagnosed or where and when your family member died.
Mesothelioma Settlements: Statute of Limitations Vary By State
Statutes range greatly, with California and Tennessee being the most stringent for victims, often allowing only one year from diagnosis for a personal injury claim or one year from death for a wrongful death case. Many other states allow two to three years from diagnosis or wrongful death, with North Dakota being the most flexible at six years from diagnosis. Without being aware of and obeying these statutes, you could lose your right to compensation.
Consult with a Mesothelioma Attorney to Understand Your Course of Action.
The most effective way to begin your mesothelioma lawsuit is by contacting an experienced asbestos attorney. A qualified legal professional will give you all the knowledge you need to take action quickly. Along with helping identify when you were exposed, they’ll fight to reach the verdict or settlement you deserve, one that covers remaining medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering.
Statutes of limitations related to asbestos exposure are a highly important aspect of mesothelioma lawsuits. A disease like mesothelioma already brings enough pain. Don’t allow a denied settlement or claim request to make things worse. Recognize how the statute of limitations may impact your right to move forward with your suit, and do what you can to file before that statute removes your ability to seek out compensation. Contact Kazan Law today for a free consultation.