4 Common Misconceptions About Mesothelioma Legal Claims
Nicole Winch | July 8, 2021
A mesothelioma diagnosis can certainly take a toll on a family mentally, physically and financially. While hiring a lawyer and filing a lawsuit may seem like a daunting task to take on right now, it can be an essential part of your cancer journey.
Unfortunately, there are also many misconceptions when it comes to mesothelioma claims.
We at BCBH Law have provided expert advice and debunked four of the most common misconceptions you may have heard regarding mesothelioma cases.
1. You have to go to court to receive compensation
While you can go to court to fight your case, many mesothelioma cases settle outside of court. However, your lawyer will be able to guide you in the direction that is most beneficial to you. Opting to settle outside of court will guarantee you and your loved ones will receive compensation much quicker than participating in a lengthy trial.
2. There is no time limit on when you can begin the legal process
This is false. The best time to file a mesothelioma claim is right after your diagnosis or following the death of your loved one who’s had mesothelioma. Mesothelioma statute of limitations only allows you to file a claim within a certain timeframe, often one to three years. The specific time you have will also depend on what state you live in. To be safe, you’ll want to start the legal process as soon as you can.
3. Compensation won’t help you because it cannot undo your diagnosis
Receiving compensation cannot reverse the devastating effects of a cancer diagnosis or bring back your loved one. Oftentimes, patients and their families are able to use this compensation to pay for medical treatments, lost wages and other unforeseen expenses due to their disease.
4. It’s impossible to know where your asbestos exposure occurred
It can be difficult to remember where you could have been exposed to asbestos all those years ago. However, hiring a professional experienced in asbestos litigation ensures that all the hard work gets done for you. Your mesothelioma lawyer has the knowledge and resources to track down the time and place of your exposure.
When you hire an attorney from a national mesothelioma firm, you can focus less on the legal process and more on getting and feeling better.
At Bullock, Campbell, Bullock and Harris we understand that hiring a mesothelioma attorney may seem like a lot to take on at a time like this. Contact one of our lawyers today, and we’ll be happy to answer all of the questions you may have. Let us help you and your loved ones get the justice you deserve.