If you or someone you love has been exposed to asbestos and developed mesothelioma, you can file a mesothelioma lawsuit. You should seek legal council immediately. The best thing to do is contact an expert in the field who has a lot of experience. Contact a mesothelioma attorney. If the inflicted person passes away from mesothelioma, then a family member can file the lawsuit on their behalf.
I cannot stress this enough, you need to seek legal council immediately. Like any lawsuit, the entire process for filing the lawsuit can be extremely long. Typically, there is a period of about one to two years from the time of diagnosis until a cut-off date has been reached. The mesothelioma attorney will also need to investigate the cause of the disease such as where the asbestos contact was, how long ago, what parties were involved, how much contact there was with asbestos, etc. So the sooner you can contact an attorney the better off you are going to be.
The person who gets a lot of this information is an investigator that is hired through the mesothelioma attorney. They will be able to better determine the location, or the where, when and how questions related to asbestos contact.
One of the best things about many mesothelioma attorneys is that they only charge their clients if they win. So if your attorney is able to successfully defend your lawsuit, then you would pay them. If the attorney cannot do this, then there is no charge for the case. In the event you do win your case, the attorney will most likely take a cut of the total amount of money you receive.
While this may seem like a large amount of money, past mesothelioma attorneys have been able to get very large sums of money for their clients. Each case is obviously different than the next, but depending on the circumstances, the amount can be quite large.