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When Can I File an Asbestos Claim?



Mesothelioma has become a serious medical condition and legal issue over the past several decades due in part to the length of time it takes for symptoms to begin showing. Poor working conditions 20-30 years ago could be the direct cause of your current mesothelioma diagnosis. This article is designed to give you some sense of when you can file a mesothelioma claim. However, you should contact a qualified mesothelioma attorney to determine if the law is on your side for your particular situation.

File An Asbestos Claim As Soon After Your Diagnosis As Possible

The statue of limitations begins from when you first realized you had mesothelioma and usually extends for 3-5 years following your diagnosis. Because mesothelioma is almost always caused by circumstances out of your control such as poor working conditions, filing a lawsuit as soon as possible will help you get the money you need to pay for treatment. Enough mesothelioma cases have been processed and have led to convictions that they are now a relatively common occurrence in courtrooms across the country. This will make the trial easier as well as make it easier to find a qualified mesothelioma lawyer. However, if the statue of limitations expires, you may be out of luck.

In Case Of Bankruptcy From Medical Bills For Mesothelioma

Medical bills are the most common reasons for bankruptcy in the United States. As expensive-to-treat diseases, mesothelioma and other asbestos-related conditions have forced numerous people across the country into bankruptcy. Many states "toll" the statue of limitations for these cases if your bankruptcy proceedings prevent you from filing a lawsuit. However, if you want to take advantage of this, you will still need to contact a mesothelioma lawyer as soon as possible. The best time to file an asbestos claim is as soon as possible! If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, asbestosis or another asbestos-related disease, there is no reason not to contact a lawyer. You will be able to determine who is most likely to blame for your disease and get the money you need to fight back.