(PRWEB) February 22, 2012
The asbestos law firm of Clapper, Patti, Schweizer and Mason just added information to their website to help anyone diagnosed with mesothelioma or their family members understand the financial and legal rights an asbestos victim has. Mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos and therefore anyone diagnosed with this disease has a right to compensation from the companies responsible for the products that caused injury.
A diagnosis of mesothelioma comes with high costs to the victim- loss of wages (if not retired), payments for doctor’s bills and treatments, and the many unexpected hidden expenses, such as transportation, medicines, and home care- that add up quickly. Financial assistance is available to those diagnosed with mesothelioma or to family members who have lost someone to mesothelioma. However, there are statutes of limitations, so seeking financial and legal advice as soon as possible after diagnosis is essential.
As the statute of limitations vary from state to state, CPSM has added state-specific information under the locations section of their website to make it easier for victims to know what times apply to their case. Statute of limitations can be very complex and confusing though, so it is recommended to consult with a mesothelioma attorney who specializes in asbestos law to be clear on what applies in each particular case.
If seeking to file a lawsuit or claim within the statute of limitations, an experienced mesothelioma attorney can help explain how to get financial compensation to pay for medical bills, lost wages, home care, alternative treatments, treatments not covered by insurance, travel and transportation costs, etc. No legal fees are collected until the case is settled in the client’s favor, so those seeking legal help do not have to worry about coming up with a retainer fee or upfront money.
Financial compensation can come from asbestos bankruptcy trust claims and/or mesothelioma lawsuits and settlements. Veterans diagnosed with mesothelioma, in addition to filing a VA claim, can also file a lawsuit or asbestos bankruptcy claim. CPSM are experts in helping asbestos victims to get the compensation they deserve in the least amount of time possible.
With successful verdicts and settlements, those injured by asbestos can be awarded both compensatory and punitive damages. Compensatory damages cover lost wages, medical costs, counseling, treatment, and other forms of economic loss due to a mesothelioma diagnosis or related death. Punitive damages can be quite significant depending on the how much the jury decides to punish the parties responsible for the asbestos illness.
If seeking legal help to get financial assistance to cover loss and medical bills due to mesothelioma, visit our website for more information, contact our office to request a brochure that explains everything one needs to know when diagnosed, and/or call 1-800-440-4262 and speak directly with one of our expert asbestos attorneys for a free case evaluation.
Clapper Patti Schweizer & Mason has been exclusively and successfully representing clients in mesothelioma lawsuits for over 30 years. CPSM has consistently won and negotiated multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Our mesothelioma lawyers travel to your home to make the legal process as easy as possible for you and your family. We welcome our clients’ phone calls and our attorneys and staff are available for support and to answer your legal and financial questions. Contact us today at 1-800-440-4262.