Asbestos is a deadly substance that causes asbestosis, mesothelioma and lung cancer. If you or someone in your family develops mesothelioma, you should consider seeking compensation by contacting a lawyer with experience in asbestos lawsuits.
Asbestos lawsuits should be filed by an asbestos attorney who has special experience and training to help you properly assert your legal rights for this kind of case.
Find an asbestos attorney with cancer lawsuit experience
One of the most important things you must do is identify an asbestos attorney with asbestos-related cancer lawsuit experience. How do you choose? First, does the asbestos attorney have experience handling mesothelioma cancer cases? Second, "listen" to the way the website is written. Do you get a sense that you will be treated with respect and concern? That this is someone who appreciates what you and your loved ones are going through and who will support you with all the information and guidance you need? You can also call them on the telephone and talk with them and see how you feel. Look for an attorney who cares about your health and/or your family's welfare as much as helping you win your case. Read more at Choosing a Mesothelioma Attorney.
The legal process is very complex for mesothelioma lawsuits—and the ways in which things can go wrong so numerous, including missing important legal deadlines—that it is critical to have an asbestos attorney experienced in pursuing these types of asbestos lawsuits. Moreover, because there are many unique aspects to the asbestos lawsuit process, it's important that you hire someone who understands what to do and how to do it.
In addition, an experienced asbestos cancer attorney will have access to special resources not available to just any attorney. At HendlerLaw our membership in and access to the Plaintiffs Asbestos Lawyers Group and the Plaintiff Asbestos Attorney listserv and document repository gives us powerful resources to handle your asbestos mesothelioma cancer case.
Once you have decided to bring an asbestos lawsuit and have completed the process of choosing a mesothelioma attorney, the first thing he or she will do is begin helping you go through your employment history and history of exposure to asbestos. An experienced mesothelioma attorney will know the questions to ask. You will need to review carefully all the times and situations in which you may have been exposed to asbestos. The successful mesothelioma attorney knows how to help you remember the instances of using various processes or working with various products that could have been a source of exposure.
Next, your mesothelioma attorney will explain all the steps involved in the legal process of filing a mesothelioma lawsuit. See the various pages in this section for more information.