The type of lawsuit depends on how the victim was exposed to asbestos and whether the victim is living at the time of the lawsuit. If the victim is deceased this will require the filing of a wrongful death lawsuit.
A cancer illness that results from asbestos exposure can give the asbestos exposure victim the rights to file a lawsuit against all the parties that may be responsible for their asbestos exposure diagnosis.
Asbestos exposure victims can allege in their asbestos exposure lung cancer or mesothelioma lawsuit that the employer or other entity negligently and without warning put them at risk of asbestos exposure making these parties responsible to compensate the asbestos exposure victim for their injuries.
In these instances where a responsible party can be identified, and mesothelioma or lung cancer has developed, an asbestos exposure lawsuit can be filed. This lawsuit will be filed against all parties who may be held liable for your asbestos exposure and recover quickly all compensation available to you.
The lawsuit will claim compensation for asbestos exposure damages, including past and future medical expenses, past and future lost wages, pain and suffering, travel expenses, costs of home care, and funeral expenses. Plaintiffs may also be able to hold the defendants liable for punitive damages.
Types of Asbestos Exposure Lawsuits
Anyone who has a diagnosed asbestos exposure cancer can file an asbestos exposure lawsuit against many defendants who could be responsible for the asbestos exposure.
The law firm will be able to determine who are the proper parties that could be responsible for your asbestos exposure. In such cases, there are two types of incidents causing exposure.
Primary Asbestos Exposure Lawsuits
Primary exposure lawsuits involve a direct exposure victim who developed an asbestos exposure illness as a result of direct contact with the asbestos causing the exposure. These victims can
It is important to contact Mesowatch immediately if you have received a diagnosis of lung cancer or mesothelioma or believe you were directly exposed to asbestos to begin your asbestos exposure mesothelioma or lung cancer lawsuit.
Secondary Asbestos Exposure Lawsuits
Secondary exposure occurs when the direct exposure victim brings home the asbestos on his skin, hair, clothing, or equipment and then this asbestos exposes another individual in the home such as a spouse or other family member to the asbestos resulting in an asbestos exposure illness.
Secondary exposure victims have the same rights as primary exposure victims in an asbestos exposure cancer lawsuit against the parties responsible for the asbestos exposure.
It is important to contact Mesowatch immediately if you have received a diagnosis of lung cancer or mesothelioma or believe you were secondarily exposed to asbestos to begin your asbestos exposure cancer lawsuit.
Wrongful Death Asbestos Exposure Lawsuits
Surviving family members can still file a suit against all liable parties responsible for the death of asbestos exposure to recoup medical and funeral expenses as well as damages for grief, loss of income or loss of companionship.
It is important to contact Mesowatch immediately if a loved one has passed away after being exposed to asbestos from lung cancer or mesothelioma and begin your asbestos exposure wrongful death lawsuit.
Class Action Lawsuits for Asbestos Exposure
Class action lawsuits are suits filed on behalf of multiple plaintiffs — sometimes thousands — for a single incident type or series of incidents with a causal connection. Plaintiffs file jointly against one or more accused parties. Should the plaintiffs win or receive a settlement, the entire award is divided evenly or according to the most reasonable apportionment based on the extent of the injury.
Attorneys typically find class action lawsuits undesirable for asbestos exposure victims. Mass tort asbestos litigation becomes excessively complex. Plaintiffs must also split any trial award or settlement evenly, often resulting in an unfair allocation of funds.
Instead of joining a class action lawsuit, victims of asbestos exposure should ideally pursue individual asbestos exposure cancer lawsuits. Contact Mesowatch today to begin your asbestos exposure cancer lawsuit.
If a loved one or yourself have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer after exposure to asbestos, contact Mesowatch immediately. You will receive immediate assistance as well as a free, confidential case evaluation.
You will then connect with our experienced team of asbestos lawyers to identify all potentially liable parties. They will help you obtain maximum possible compensation for your losses through their knowledge and expertise.