There is a short window of time to file a mesothelioma lawsuit. Don’t miss it.
Most people don’t realize that there is a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit for mesothelioma. The amount of time, referred to as the statute of limitations, varies by state. In some states, it can be a short as just one year from the date of diagnosis.
When confronted with a mesothelioma diagnosis or dealing with the passing of a family member, it can seem virtually impossible to consider pursuing a lawsuit. But in order to protect your legal rights to compensation for mesothelioma, it is essential that you contact a mesothelioma attorney immediately to see what the time limit is to file in your state. Contact us here to learn more about the mesothelioma statutes in your state.
In most states, you have to file a mesothelioma lawsuit one to three years after your diagnosis. It is important to contact a lawyer quickly to see what your time limitations might be.
How soon is too soon to contact an attorney?
If your doctor mentions the word “mesothelioma” in association to the cancer, if your family member was exposed to asbestos or if you suspect mesothelioma, talk to your doctor. If the doctors are unsure about the cancer, work with them to find a definitive diagnosis to confirm whether or not your family member has mesothelioma –not just for legal reasons, but to be certain that your family member receives the right medical treatments.
If your family member has already passed, that does not mean that you cannot file a mesothelioma lawsuit.
While these cases are handled differently, it may not be too late to pursue a lawsuit on behalf of your family member who has already passed away. Because every situation is unique, you should speak to a lawyer about what all this means for you.