Finding out that you have developed mesothelioma is one of the most difficult things you’ll ever hear. And it’s also a day that is going to be incredibly important, moving forward, for you and your family. You’ve got two years from that date to file a lawsuit against the company or companies that exposed you to the asbestos, which led to your developement of the disease. That’s why it’s crucial that you call us at The Segal Law Firm right away when you’ve learned of your diagnosis. We have the past experience trying mesothelioma cases to know what you need to do to protect your family.
The statute of limitation for filing a mesothelioma case is very clear: two years from the diagnosis. This can be one that was given to you by the pathologist who looked at your lung tissue or the doctor who signed off on your chart. In some cases, people may not find out until two or three days after diagnosis, if they are in recovery from surgery. You’ve got to call an attorney immediately so that we can help you figure out the exact date. It’s also important to do sooner rather than later because we may have to get a second opinion to confirm the diagnosis, which can take many, many months. After that, we have those two years to figure out every place you’ve ever worked and what years you were there to determine when you were exposed to the asbestos. So, although two years sounds like a lot of time, it’s going to take most of it to to get your case ready for trial.
Now, there is also what we call a wrongful death suit. If a worker develops mesothelioma and dies, which unfortunately is the result of most mesothelioma cases, then he has two years from the date of death to file. But if people come to us right away, we can also get them the damages they deserve from the time they were diagnosed until the date of death. Essentially, the family could get two types of damages, if they call us early enough for both cases to be filed.
As soon as you get the diagnosis, make the call and let us explain to you what your legal rights are, what an investigation will involve, and how we can help your family. In West Virginia, we have a very unique, expedited process for mesothelioma cases and the sooner you call, the sooner we can get you on that track. In fact, when you’ve decided that The Segal Law Firm is the right team for your case, your statute of limitation date will go into our computers and calendars; it’s noticed in at least three of four different places within our office so that we can watch that clock for you. We make sure that your two year limitation doesn’t slip by, so that you get the money you deserve. Call us right away if you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma to get that burden off your back and onto mine. I’ll take care of the legalities, while you get back to the more important parts of your life. You can reach us at 855-344-9100.