WELLESLEY, MA (PRWEB) May 06, 2013
Sokolove Law, a leader in helping people obtain access to the civil justice system, today addresses the most common concerns from mesothelioma victims. Mesothelioma is a rare and deadly form of cancer directly linked to asbestos exposure.
While there are several reasons that may prevent victims from seeking the help they deserve, Sokolove Law provides the facts about asbestos exposure, mesothelioma and how to take legal action.
1. I waited too long to file a mesothelioma lawsuit
While there are strict limits on the time one has to file a claim, it does vary by state. It is important to contact a mesothelioma lawyer to determine if a claim can be pursued within those time limits.
2. I cannot identify where I was exposed to asbestos
Based on work history and the historical data collected by mesothelioma lawyers over the past 30 years, experienced mesothelioma attorneys cans often link asbestos exposure to one or more asbestos containing products. A thorough investigation can identify the companies that produced these dangerous products.
3. I do not want to sue the U.S. government or military
Claims are made against the manufactures of asbestos-containing products, not the U.S. government or military. Compensation for mesothelioma victims typically comes from the companies that not only manufactured asbestos-containing products, but those that sold, installed, and/or utilized asbestos-containing materials. Many companies no longer in business have established special court-ordered trusts, with estimated $30 Billion in assets, to provide money for mesothelioma victims and families.
4. I want to wait for my treatment to be done before I file a claim
Since considerable research is needed for attorneys to prepare a case, and the law limits the time in which one has to file a claim, it is important to begin the claims process as soon as possible. Experienced mesothelioma lawyers have seen firsthand what this disease does to its victims and their family members and as a result are sensitive to their needs. The attorney will take on the burdens of litigation, so the victim and his or her family can focus on treatment and the needs of daily living.
“Living with the physical, mental, and financial hardships of mesothelioma and its treatment is difficult,” said Ricky LeBlanc, Managing Attorney - Asbestos at Sokolove Law. “Filing a claim with the help of an attorney may result in a substantial settlement for mesothelioma victims and their families. Such compensation may help to pay expensive medical bills that patients accrue as they undergo treatment.”
With nearly 3,000 new cases diagnosed annually in the U.S., mesothelioma cancer is a rare disease and most people know little about it. As defined by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), mesothelioma is a type of cancer in which malignant cells are found in the chest or abdomen lining, called the mesothelium. The disease can also affect the lining of the heart. Mesothelioma has a long latency period – symptoms may take decades to develop after the time of exposure to asbestos. A mesothelioma diagnosis usually leaves a patient and their family searching for information about mesothelioma treatment options.
About Sokolove Law
Sokolove Law provides quality legal services that help people obtain access to the civil justice system. With over 30 years of service, Sokolove Law has helped thousands of injured parties obtain the compensation they deserve from their legal claims. Case types we handle include mesothelioma, cerebral palsy and other birth injuries, nursing home abuse, dangerous drugs, disability insurance denial, and medical malpractice. Sokolove Law is nationwide, with local offices in 47 states. For more information on Sokolove Law, please visit http://www.sokolovelaw.com or follow us on Twitter @SokoloveLaw.