Explaining Your Role in a Mesothelioma Lawsuit
Nicole Winch | March 17, 2020
The steps you take after your mesothelioma diagnosis are crucial. Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer that takes a toll on your body quickly and can disrupt some of your normal day-to-day activities.
In the early days following your diagnosis, you should prioritize accomplishing as much as possible. Your energy levels will reduce in the coming days and weeks, so now is the perfect time to look into legal action.
The lawyers at Bullock Campbell Bullock & Harris have helped thousands of patients receive mesothelioma compensation to offset the many costs associated with their cancer diagnosis. These costs include paying for treatment, being without your usual full-time income and possibly even setting aside funds for funeral costs.
Our experienced lawyers know that the thought of filing a mesothelioma lawsuit can be overwhelming. At BCBH Law, our main goal is to ease that stress so you can focus on your treatment and hopefully beat this cancer.
The mesothelioma lawsuit process is complicated, and most patients have no time to file a lawsuit on their own. Some firms have little experience dealing with mesothelioma cases, which is why you need to be careful when contacting a lawyer to represent you.
Here is a rundown of how much involvement is required of you if you decide to file your mesothelioma lawsuit with the help of BCBH Law.
Contact a Lawyer
Hiring an experienced lawyer immediately after your diagnosis ensures that you receive your mesothelioma compensation sooner rather than later. The first step in hiring a lawyer is contacting one, and that task is on you or your loved ones.
Connecting with a BCBH Law attorney is easy. Our partners are accessible and approachable, which makes contacting the firm a stress-free process. You won’t need to jump through tons of hoops to finally speak with the lawyer who will handle your case.
BCBH Law is a national law firm, with decades of experience, but we have the customer service of a small outfit. Our clients — and our potential ones — are treated like our top and only priority.
Schedule an Initial Meeting
After you’ve been in touch with one of our lawyers, you should schedule an initial meeting to go over important details about your case. The best firms will travel to you for meetings, so you don’t have to worry about traveling while dealing with the effects of treatment or trying to schedule appointments. BCBH Law’s attorneys will handle all travel requirements.
When you meet with your attorney, they will ask you questions that hopefully build a strong case on your behalf. Your lawyer will want to know about your and your family’s medical history, your occupational history and any details you may know about your asbestos exposure.
At BCBH Law, our attorneys understand that you may not know all the answers to these questions. That’s OK, because we have the experience and resources to look into these matters for you. We will take time to research and gather all the evidence for your claim.
Record Your Testimony
In some instances, you may have to record your testimony for evidence. Doing so is likely the most work you’ll have to do for your lawsuit.
If you need to provide testimony and you are healthy enough to do so, you will present it in court. Most times, patients aren’t healthy enough for this effort, so they will record their testimony at home. The video is then played in court.
Maintain Open Communication
The role you play throughout your mesothelioma case should be to your preference. If you hire BCBH Law, you will have as much involvement as you’d like.
However, you want regular communication between you and your lawyer. Make yourself available when your attorney needs you, as this makes the process run a lot smoother. The partners at BCBH Law want their clients to be “in the know” regarding their case. Keeping an open line of communication is essential to receiving regular updates, and our lawyers will make this a priority.
The lawyers at BCBH Law have been helping asbestos exposure victims such as yourself for around 20 years. They have perfected how to communicate with clients in a compassionate and empathetic manner, while still delivering pertinent details about the case.
Focus on What’s Important to You
You need to focus on what’s important: getting the treatment you need and spending time with your loved ones.
If you hire an experienced, national firm like BCBH Law, then you’ll be confident in their abilities to handle your case. The partners want you to focus on getting better and insulate you from mundane details about the mesothelioma case process. You can trust them to represent you effectively and speak on your behalf.
If you’re ready to start a mesothelioma lawsuit, you can fill out our free case evaluation form. This information will quicken the first few stages of the process, which will only further reduce how involved you’ll need to be.