Mesothelioma is a rare form of non-curable lung cancer caused by exposure to asbestos and other fibrous minerals used in many industries including construction and shipbuilding. According to the American Cancer Society, about 3,000 new cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed each year in the U.S.
Can I Get Compensation for My Mesothelioma Diagnosis?
The primary cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos for long periods. When the mineral was in widespread use in the U.S. until the 80s when it was banned, many companies that used asbestos or mined it did not take steps to safeguard their employees. Despite the well-known health risks of exposure, employers didn’t train workers how to handle the mineral and often did not provide safety equipment.
If you have mesothelioma, you are entitled to compensation; you just need to speak with an attorney to explain the process you must go through to get the necessary funds.
Who is vulnerable to mesothelioma?
Veterans- The Veterans Administration estimates that one-third of mesothelioma sufferers are veterans, many of which served in the Navy. According to the VA, individuals in the following positions may be exposed to asbestos during service:
Asbestos exposure and non-military occupations:
How Long Do I Have to File a Mesothelioma Lawsuit?
It can take decades for mesothelioma to develop and be diagnosed, but you have a limited amount of time to file a formal complaint and recover compensation. In the state of Utah, you have three years from the date of your diagnosis to ask for compensation.
What Should I Do if I’m Diagnosed?
If you are diagnosed with mesothelioma, your medical care should be your top priority, but if you want to take legal action, you need to act quickly. USAttorneys recommends you contact a mesothelioma lawyer in Utah and set up a consultation. They can explain the process of filing a claim and recovering compensation.
Our team of mesothelioma lawyers will fight to make sure:
You receive compensation to pay for the best medical treatment and home healthcare services.
You get to see a doctor regularly, and the necessary tests, x-rays and other diagnostic tests are conducted in a timely fashion.
You are fairly compensated for your pain and suffering.
They will also work tirelessly to determine where and when you were exposed to asbestos. Since many of the companies that used asbestos are now out-of-business or went bankrupt, mesothelioma victims must recover compensation through fund developed on compensating individuals who come down with the disease.
To recover compensation, you need an experienced mesothelioma lawyer working on your case. They understand the urgency of your diagnosis and will give your case the individual attention it deserves. We have a team of lawyers who will help you recover the compensation you need to pay for your treatment and cover all your medical expenses. Call and set up a consultation with one of our legal team today and see what you need to do next.