You Worked Hard All Your Life and Developed Mesothelioma. What Happens with Your Family Now?
Getting ill from asbestos is in no way your fault. Asbestos is one of the most dangerous substances that are still in use in various industries today, and for a long time, it wasn’t even known that it could cause such terrible suffering.
What are my legal rights?Even when it became widely known that asbestos caused asbestosis and several kinds of cancer, especially mesothelioma, companies still used it in improper conditions and hid the hazards from their employees.
These companies that employed ruthless industrial practices should pay for the pain and suffering they have caused you and your family. You shouldn't hesitate to take action and claim your just and rightful compensation from these companies, whether they are still in operation or bankrupt.
For the past decades, compensation for personal injury has become the norm for those suffering from mesothelioma caused or enhanced by asbestos exposure - to such an extent that the process is now relatively well in place and fairly quick to go through.
Several ways of dealing with the numerous cases of asbestos exposure have been proposed in Congress; since this is a problem that involves human lives, employee rights, big business and large sums of money, it has never been easy to find a middle ground that would satisfy all those involved. What is, however, clear, is that it is your legal right to pursue compensation by filing a claim with the respective company's trust fund.
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How do I file my claim?Mesothelioma is a severe condition, and you need to contemplate the future and be fully informed on your legal avenues for receiving compensation.
If, as is now quite often the case, the company has declared bankruptcy under Chapter 11 to protect itself from the many potential mesothelioma litigants, you need to file a claim with the Trust Fund established by that company for exactly such situations.
The law provides for the establishment of these trust funds, to make the businesses that declared bankruptcy still bear the moral and financial responsibility for having caused injury to their employees. Asbestos trusts are endowed by that company to a sufficient extent as to cover all present and future claims for cases of mesothelioma or other asbestos-related conditions.
If you can prove your condition (show medical reports documenting your case of mesothelioma), prove your employment with the respective company (show employment records) and prove your exposure to asbestos over a given period, then you can expect compensation for mesothelioma.
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How does my family benefit?You can rest assured: once the claim we submit is approved, you will be able to take care of the large majority of your medical expenses. If you are worried your death will leave your loved ones without any financial support, know that your family will continue to receive these monthly mesothelioma compensation checks. Should you pass away before the claim is approved, your family members can become plaintiffs in the legal process and will still be able to receive their rightful compensation.
In case you pass away before even starting the procedures for compensation, your family is not entitled to initiate these procedures in your place. What they can do is file a wrongful death lawsuit. A specialized lawyer should be able to advise them on the statute of limitations and the best way to proceed with litigation.
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How long until we receive compensation?If your claim is approved, compensation checks should start to arrive typically in a couple of months. If the case goes to litigation, it will usually take longer, possibly even one or two years. The procedures can be fast-tracked if you are gravely ill.
The compensation will go a long way toward supporting you and your loved ones through the painful (and expensive) process of dealing with mesothelioma. Start talking to a specialized attorney as soon as possible to explore the best and quickest ways to receive your compensation.
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