Archive for April, 2009

Mesothelioma and Victim’s Rights

Friday, April 24th, 2009

Mesothelioma victim’s rights are something everyone affected by Mesothelioma, whether you’re a victim of it or have a loved one who is, should be aware of. A rare form of cancer that is typically associated with asbestos exposure, Mesothelioma currently does not have a cure. Once a person is diagnosed with it, the expected survival rate is between 8 months and 24 months, with a person possibly being able to survive for up to five years should it be diagnosed very early.

Victims of Mesothelioma must deal with not only pain and suffering, but economic hardship. All too often, people are diagnosed with it after they have retired, so they may not have insurance to cover treatment — and the medical expenses can be staggering. In order to obtain enough money to pay for medical expenses and make sure that their loved ones are taken care of, victims may want to turn to the court system and seek legal help.

When choosing a Mesothelioma lawyer to handle your case, there are several considerations to be made. One, you want to find out who exactly will be handling your case. Sometimes the lawyer you speak to and wind up hiring will just refer it to someone else at another law firm.

Another consideration to make involves looking at the Mesothelioma lawyer’s history. How successful has he or she been in getting clients the compensation they deserve for their pain and suffering? A proven track record of success should give you an idea of how qualified and good a lawyer is. You absolutely want a lawyer on your side who has worked on cases similar to yours.

Lastly, because many states have laws that restrict an injured person’s right to compensation, consider the location in which you will sue. For example, Texas is a state that is known for being fair to Mesothelioma victims, and the state’s courts actually lead the nation in providing speedy trial settings for victims of mesothelioma.

If you’re a Mesothelioma victim or have a friend or loved one who is, don’t hesitate to seek legal help to get the compensation you deserve. To find out more about Mesothelioma victim’s rights, call 1-888-370-0121 to speak to a resource person.