Why to Find a Mesothelioma Lawyer Immediately After Diagnosis
Nicole Winch | December 10, 2019
For decades, companies knowingly exposed their employees to a toxic substance known as asbestos. They neglected to make the dangers public and share the risks of being around asbestos day after day. Now, the same people exposed all those years ago are being unfairly punished with a mesothelioma cancer diagnosis.
As a mesothelioma victim, the next steps after your diagnosis are critical. Waiting to start your case process and hire legal counsel could have negative consequences. Getting in touch immediately with an experienced national mesothelioma law firm ensures that you are on the path to receiving the compensation owed to you.
Here are four reasons you should contact BCBH Law right away.
Focus on Your Health and Family
After a mesothelioma diagnosis, the last thing you’ll want to do is go back and spend time looking for the root cause of your cancer. You should focus on your medical treatment and spending time with the people you love.
People who don’t start with a lawyer immediately end up spending their valuable time trying to organize information and find new evidence to support their case. It can also be overwhelming trying to understand how the mesothelioma legal process works if you don’t have a legal background.
Mesothelioma doesn’t develop overnight. It’s a disease that develops between 20 and 50 years after the victim was exposed to asbestos. Pinpointing exactly where and when you were exposed to this toxic substance can be difficult.
When you hire a lawyer, they should be able to handle every legal aspect of your case. Not all can, though, which is why you should be selective about which law firm you choose.
At BCBH Law, we use our valuable resources to find key evidence for your case regarding your asbestos exposure. Leave the stress of researching and investigating your past in the hands of the BCBH Law team.
Allow Your Lawyer Time to Build Your Case
As soon as you’re diagnosed with mesothelioma, you are eligible to file mesothelioma claims against the companies that are responsible for your cancer.
Most times, you’re required to provide detailed evidence to receive compensation. Some of this evidence includes workplace history, medical records and potential exposure sites. Like said earlier, the qualified mesothelioma attorneys at BCBH Law can gather and organize all this information.
However, the mesothelioma case process can sometimes take months to be completed. You want to give your lawyer an ample amount of time to build the best case possible. The longer you wait to hire our firm, the longer it will take for you and your family to receive compensation.
Mesothelioma Cases Are Time Sensitive
Your time is limited for filing a case. A law called the statute of limitations puts a ticking clock on how long you have to file a lawsuit or asbestos trust fund claim.
This law ensures that when you state your case, all information is relevant and accurate based on the events that took place. Depending on where you live, the mesothelioma statute of limitations will vary between one and six years after the patient’s diagnosis or death.
The type of case you file, either wrongful death or personal injury, can also factor into the amount of time you have to file. Some states may have a different statute of limitations for each type of lawsuit, and your lawyer will know the limit for your individual case.
Contacting an attorney at BCBH Law right after your diagnosis likely speeds up your case process, which is a benefit to you and your family.
Receive Your Compensation in a Timely Manner
The sooner you hire your lawyer, the quicker you can receive the compensation you deserve. Many patients pay off some of their medical bills and other unforeseen expenses with this money.
Most times, mesothelioma cases don’t make it to trial. They settle before the trial begins, and you’ll receive your settlement quicker than if it goes to trial. Asbestos trust funds are another compensation method, one which also leads to quicker payment than going to trial.
As a mesothelioma patient, finding a lawyer to represent you or your family member is an important step to take. The BCBH Law attorneys are available to help you in any way possible. To start the process, you can fill out one of our free case evaluation forms to learn more about your options.