If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, a form of cancer that results from prolonged exposure to asbestos particles, you may be eligible for compensation for the resulting damages. However, your journey to filing a successful asbestos lawsuit must begin by establishing whoever is responsible for your exposure.
Most mesothelioma claims tend to be settled out of court. However, it is not unusual for some mesothelioma claims to end in court. If this happens, it is important to understand the factors that will affect your case’s timeline. Here are some of the questions that will help you understand the timeline of your case.
How complex is your mesothelioma claim?
Since asbestos-related complications manifest decades after exposure, it is not unusual for mesothelioma claims to be both challenging and time-consuming. You have to start by doing your homework and collecting sufficient and reliable evidence to ensure the success of your case. The more complex the circumstances of your exposure are, the longer it will take to adjudicate and resolve your case. For instance, if you are suing multiple parties for your mesothelioma claim, chances are your case will take longer to resolve.
How many asbestos trust funds are you seeking compensation from?
If multiple entities are handling your diagnosis, then you may be eligible for a claim from various trust funds. Note that each trust fund comes with its own eligibility requirements, and you will have to ensure that you meet each criterion. While you stand the chance of winning a larger compensation amount, the downside is you might have to wait much longer.
Mesothelioma is a deadly disease. If you have been diagnosed with this disease, it is important that you take appropriate steps to have your claim resolved as soon as possible.