One of the most upsetting lessons people learn if they are diagnosed with an illness caused by asbestos is that it developed as a result of exposure as long as 50 years ago. A unique and tragic characteristic of illnesses like mesothelioma is that sufferers may live for decades without any symptoms that something may be wrong inside their bodies.
However, once the symptoms do arise, the illness is already moving very quickly. Early detection is crucial, but many people are not diagnosed with an asbestos-related condition until it has already spread and caused considerable damage. At this point, treatment may be much less effective, and it may only be a matter of months until a person succumbs to the illness.
Time is of the utmost importance for people with mesothelioma and their families. Not just in terms of getting medical care, but also in terms of seeking legal remedies.
Once a person is diagnosed with mesothelioma or asbestosis, legal action should be pursued as quickly as possible. This is because there is a statute of limitations in place for filing a legal claim for compensation. These limits vary by state, but claims for compensation must be filed within a certain period of after a diagnosis or death caused by asbestos illness.
In order to avoid costly delays or the potential to miss out of receiving compensation for economic and non-economic loss, it is important to act quickly and discuss your options with an attorney sooner, rather than later.
The attorneys at The Law Offices of Wallace & Graham work directly with people affected by illnesses caused by asbestos exposure, and we understand how to navigate the legal process in a more efficient manner that others who are unfamiliar with these types of claims.
Pursuing a legal claim with the help of our law firm can allow people to pursue the compensation they may deserve without taking on all the added stress and frustration of trying to take on a claim on their own. For information about the history of our law firm and how we may be able to help you, please visit our website.