Workers diagnosed with mesothelioma from on-the-job exposure to asbestos as many as five decades ago face uncertain futures. Following your oncologist’s advice and treatment plan can help you maximize time spent with family and friends.
But if you are concerned about the financial instability your wife and children may face once you are no longer there for them as a husband, father and breadwinner, you must pursue justice.
Fortunately, that’s not something that you have to tackle alone, as asbestos litigation is a very complex type of personal injury law that not every attorney has the experience to take on. By retaining a competent and qualified attorney to represent you as a plaintiff, you will protect your rights and the rights of your family members to seek compensation from liable employers.
Workers from certain industries are the most likely to have been exposed to asbestos fibers at work. It can be difficult to attempt to reconstruct a work history from 40 or even 50 years ago, but it’s important to try.
Many long-shuttered companies found liable for their employees’ at-work exposures to asbestos filed for bankruptcy protection before eventually being dissolved. Special Asbestos Trusts were set up to settle claims and litigation from former employees who were now debilitated from mesothelioma.
Going back in time for the sake of your future
Your personal injury attorney will work with you to establish a tight timeline that can better pinpoint which employers bear responsibility for your long ago workplace exposure that led to your mesothelioma diagnosis now.
Settlements in asbestos exposure cases can be quite substantial, which can potentially give you great peace of mind, knowing that your loved ones won’t face financial instability after you’re gone.
However, nothing will be handed to either you or your family without a valiant fight on your behalf. Get behind these efforts as soon as possible after your diagnosis to give your attorney ample time to file and litigate your case.