For most people, a mesothelioma diagnosis seems to come from nowhere with few warning signs. Many victims fail to notice early indicators of the illness, like unexplained fever, loss of appetite and fatigue.
Because mesothelioma remains incurable, patients worry about improving the quality of their remaining years and providing for their families now and after death. A mesothelioma claim can help you accomplish these and other goals, but only if you avoid costly errors.
Not finding all sources of asbestos exposure
Asbestos appears in many products and contaminates a variety of work environments. Shipbuilders, construction workers and oil or gas employees are all at risk of mesothelioma from past or current exposure. Determine all possible sources of exposure (employment and non-employment) to ensure you maximize your compensation.
Not fighting for what you deserve
It is tempting to settle for the first offer those responsible for your illness make. Before you say yes, ensure that you understand what you may be giving up. Your claim should yield ample compensation for the costs associated with your illness. In addition to the medical costs you face, you may qualify for illness-related travel and housing expenses.
Going it on your own
Not having someone prepared to use the law on your behalf can cost you greatly. With experienced legal guidance, you can locate evidence to support and strengthen your mesothelioma claim and leave no avenue unexplored to get you the compensation you deserve.
We encourage you to learn more about your mesothelioma settlement options. Topics to research or ask about include asbestos trusts and eligibility for pain and suffering damages under Louisiana law.