Ohio Asbestos Attorneys
Mesothelioma and other illnesses caused by asbestos exposure are painful, debilitating, and almost always fatal. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma you may be entitled to compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. Asbestos-related lawsuits require the knowledge and expertise of experienced mesothelioma lawyers. Our Ohio mesothelioma lawyers can help you and you family during this difficult time.
Mesothelioma is an aggressive and painful type of cancer caused by asbestos exposure. It does not appear for decades after exposure to asbestos, anywhere from 20 to 50 years, but when it does it kills most of its victims within a year of diagnosis. As with any type of cancer, early detection can significantly improve the odds against you.
Mesothelioma treatment is expensive, even when a diagnosis is not made until the only treatment available is palliative care. Mesothelioma patients eventually require in-home care and help with their basic daily needs such as eating and bathing. Family members may have to quit their jobs to provide this daily care or hire nurses and others to help out. Mesothelioma compensation can include:
- Medical expenses
- In-home care
- Lost income
- Lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
- Wrongful death
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma you have a limited amount of time to take legal action. The time limit for filing your lawsuit is called the statute of limitations. If you miss your deadline you will lose your legal right to compensation. Since decades can pass between the time you were exposed and the time that you become ill, and you cannot sue for asbestos exposure in Ohio unless you are actually diagnosed an illness, the clock starts running on your time limit when you are diagnosed rather than when you were exposed.
If you or a loved one has mesothelioma or any asbestos-related illness, please call 1-877 LOSS RECOVER (567-7732) orsubmit an online questionnaire. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if our Ohio mesothelioma lawyers agree to handle your mesothelioma claim, they will work on a contingent fee basis, which means they only get paid for their services if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many cases, a lawsuit must be filed before the expiration of the statute of limitations. Please call our Ohio mesothelioma lawyers right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.