Mesothelioma is a horrific disease that is caused almost exclusively in North America by exposure to asbestos. If you or a family member has been diagnosed with this disease, you’ll want to talk with a law firm, like us here at The Segal Law Firm, who has experience trying these cases and getting them through the legal system efficiently and effectively.
Confirm the Diagnosis and Figuring Out Exposure
The step we take at The Segal Law Firm is to confirm the diagnosis of mesothelioma through a pathology report. After the surgeon has taken a piece of your lung, they send it to be looked at under a microscope and we’ll get a copy of that report. We’ll also get a copy of your work history.
Using those two tools, we will conduct an interview and talk to you about how, where and when you were exposed. What industrial facilities did you work in? What products did you work around? Asbestos doesn’t respect job titles; it’ll attack any lungs that happen to be in the area.
The Rocket Docket
After we’re clear on your exposure, it’s time to get your case in motion. In West Virginia, we have a system called the exigency docket, more commonly known as the rocket docket. By using this system, we can get a mesothelioma case to trial within one to two years, which is quicker than almost any other place in the country.
With the rocket docket, we aren’t reinventing the wheel every time. We put the name of the victim into a trial schedule and from there everything falls into place. There’s no guesswork. We are able to get your settlements or your case to trial quickly and efficiently.
The Client’s Commitment
We have great respect for the victims of mesothelioma here at The Segal Law Firm. We know that they have to deal with a lot of end of life issues. They’re typically dealing with hospice and pain control management. We don’t want to interfere with that process.
We try and limit our involvement with the victim of mesothelioma to two interviews and then a deposition. The interviews will typically take, depending upon physical ability, two to four hours. The deposition can take as much as a day, although, you don’t have to do it all in one sitting.
We take care of the rest. We’ve been doing this for over twenty-five years and there’s no need for the family to be wringing their hands, worrying about the legal mumbo-jumbo. That’s our job. Call us if you have any questions about how we can prepare your case at 855-344-9100