Mesothelioma is an aggressive and incurable cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Unfortunately, the medical costs of treating the disease can accumulate quickly. You should contact an experienced lawyer once you are diagnosed to recover the financial compensation you deserve.
Even though many medical experts, including the Mayo Clinic, recognize the link between asbestos and mesothelioma, recovering financial compensation can be complicated. The responsible parties may deny liability. Having an experienced lawyer on your side will protect your best interests. The following are some of the benefits of hiring a mesothelioma lawyer:
An experienced lawyer will help you navigate the claims process and ensure your claim is filed within the statute of limitations. If you are filing an asbestos-related personal injury claim in Pennsylvania, you have two years from the date a licensed physician diagnosed the disease. If you are a surviving family member of a loved one who died from mesothelioma, you must file a wrongful death claim within two years of the day of your loved one’s death. If your claim is filed after the statute of limitations has expired, your lawsuit will most likely be denied, and you will not be able to recover any compensation.
If you are filing a personal injury claim after being diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may be entitled to compensation for the following:
If you are filing a wrongful death claim after losing a loved one to mesothelioma, surviving family members may be entitled to wrongful death benefits, including the following:
Contact our Philadelphia mesothelioma lawyers at Brookman, Rosenberg, Brown & Sandler if you or a loved one was diagnosed with mesothelioma. To schedule a free, confidential consultation, call us today at 215-569-4000 or contact us online. Located in Philadelphia, we serve clients in Delaware County, Chester County, and Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, as well as New Jersey.