After being diagnosed with mesothelioma, it is important to find yourself a good lawyer specialized in medical cases as soon as possible. There are a statue of limitations that varies between provinces and states, therefore by delaying taking legal action, you could be considered ineligible for a large portion of settlement from the asbestos industry.
Mesothelioma patients often are the ones who have worked on jobs where they were in contact with asbestos fibers and were often airborne transmitted. Companies that either advertently or inadvertently allowed this are actually responsible for their employees.
It is better to search for lawyers with experience in dealing with mesothelioma and other cancer related lawsuits. These attorneys often have developed resources and contacts over time that are necessary to handle your case quickly and efficiently.
So take the time to choose the right attorney for you, and do your research on the attorney as to gauge his or her experiences with mesothelioma. Some sources that you may wish to pursue with research would be your local library, Chamber of commerce or the directories on the Internet such as the DMOZ directory or the Yahoo! Medical Law Directory.
There are several avenues available for you when exploring financial needs to pay for the illness or legal issues. Because mesothelioma is related to exposure to asbestos, you may be able to get compensations from the company whom exposed you to the asbestos that caused the problem.
The asbestos industry has also been known to give out compensation and awards from the industry partners are usually large that it provides financial security for families thus covering the law firm fees from whom administers the lawsuit. They usually will collect their fees after you have been compensated, but not always.
Other potential sources of financial assistance would be insurance, social security or disability, and worker’s compensation. Regardless of the method of funding source you should always consult with an attorney before pursuing legal actions.