Mesothelioma Compensation Claims
The number of Mesothelioma compensation claims filed in the U.S. continues to rise as does the cases of Mesothelioma cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, there are about 3,000 new cases each year, although the number of Americans diagnosed has been slowly decreasing since the 1990s.
Asbestos exposure causes mesothelioma cancer. In fact, asbestos exposure in the workplace is the main risk factor. It could take 20 to 50 years after first exposed to asbestos for someone to discover they have the cancer.
If you or a loved one were diagnosed with mesothelioma, or were exposed to asbestos in the workplace, contact lawyers at Watts Guerra now. You should know your legal rights.
Filing Mesothelioma Compensation Claims
Asbestos litigation is the longest running mass tort litigation in the U.S. Not surprising, considering estimates put the number of Americans exposed to asbestos at over 100 million. Hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of mesothelioma lawsuits have been filed, with many ending in verdicts or settlements that awarded $1,000,000 or more to the plaintiffs.
The time limits to file mesothelioma compensation claims vary by state; many allow three years after a mesothelioma diagnosis. Some states only allow one year. Every case is different, so it is important you consult a lawyer as soon as possible. If you know asbestos exposure caused you harm, don’t wait. Talk to an attorney now.
Diagnosed with Mesothelioma, Unaware of Asbestos Exposure
Perhaps you were diagnosed with mesothelioma, but are not sure if you were exposed to asbestos. An experience lawyer can help you review your past history to determine how you were exposed. Because several decades can pass from the time of exposure to the development of symptoms, you may have been exposed to asbestos a long time ago and not aware of it.
The law office of Watts Guerra has the experience, resources and experts needed to investigate mesothelioma compensation claims and help those harmed pursue the compensation they deserve. If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma, or you lost a loved one as a result of the cancer, contact us now.