Asbestos is composed of microscopic fibers which can be lethal if inhaled. There are many deadly diseases like malignant mesothelioma, lung cancer, and asbestosis that are all the result of being exposed to asbestos. Despite the clinical research and treatments for mesothelioma such as radiation, chemotherapy, and trimodal therapy, none is able to completely stop its growth and most patients die within approximately two years!
If you are among those whom suffer from mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure, then you would be advised to immediately consult with a mesothelioma cancer attorney about your case. Do not wait for right time or favorable condition as statute of limitations may expire which will make you illegible to file a claim for possible financial compensation for your family. Statues of limitation vary state by state. Once you decide to file a claim then you must begin the process of hiring an attorney with experience with mesothelioma cancer. Invest little time to do research to find best attorney as your success in receiving a financial award completely depends up on them.
When you interview a cancer attorney they will ask you multiple questions about your asbestos exposure and your health to fully understand your case. You must also ask them questions about their practice, experience with mesothelioma cancer, what can you expect from them, what are their services, modus operandi in this type of case and their fee for services.
You need to be prepared with your questions before you speak with your cancer attorney. Are you filing case for wrongful death of a relative or will it be a personal injury case? What are the medical conditions of the defendant? For what are seeking in damages? How many of these types of cases has the attorney handled? Whom will be your contact in the legal firm and whom will actually be working the case?
It is extremely important to know the workload of the lead attorney representing you and their staff. Don’t be swayed by all the television and internet advertising for a particular legal or medical agency. Just because they can afford advertising doesn’t mean they are the most successful attorneys representing you and your case. If you are paying them for their services it may take years to reach a verdict which may or may not be in your favor! Are there any other defendants that the legal firm is representing that were exposed by the same company or product? Can a class action, or joint representation be arranged and fees split?
Mesothelioma cancer cases can be hard to understand and can require a lot of research that takes a lot of time. If you are paying for that time you want an attorney and staff that has done this type of research before and can get it done quickly and efficiently. Ask to have a tentative budget for your case prepared.
Overall, the most important part of hiring an attorney for a mesothelioma cancer case or any other asbestos-related case, is to find someone that makes you feel comfortable. Asbestos-related cases can take years to resolve, so you may be working with this individual for a long time. If you do not get along with your attorney, or feel uncomfortable talking to them, you need to interview and hire someone else to represent you.
You and your attorney do not have to agree on all the issues of your case, but there must be harmony of compatibility to be successful. Remember, YOU are hiring this person to represent you.