The mesothelioma lawsuit statute of limitations is a crucial concept when considering whether to file an asbestos-related disease claim. In almost all cases defendants will immediately attempt to argue the plaintiff has violated the statute of limitations.
The amount of time claimants have to file their suit varies greatly by the state jurisdiction in which they intend to file their suit. Other factors, like whether or not the mesothelioma victim has passed, will provide additional considerations. For these reasons, Contact us immediately for confidential case evaluation and learn how we can help you.
When Does the Mesothelioma Lawsuit Statute of Limitations Begin?
In civil cases such as asbestos lawsuits, the statute of limitations begins applying at the moment the diagnosis of an asbestos exposure injury was discovered or a loved one has died for a wrongful death lawsuit. It is important to have an experienced mesothelioma law firm to combat defendants allegations that the plaintiff should have discovered the injury sooner or that the injury was not caused by asbestos exposure.
This can be considered a difficult task due to mesothelioma or lung cancers 10-40 year latency period but Mesowatch’s legal is here to assist you combat the defendants who have proven they do not care about your well being. Mesowatch cares and will do everything our power to help make things right.
Contact Mesowatch immediately so that our nationwide asbestos litigation team can do everything they can to ensure your case will not be barred your state’s statute of limitations period. In addition many states have a much shorter window to bring a lawsuit then other states from 1 to 5 years after notice of the asbestos related illness.
Which State’s Statute of Limitations Applies?
Whichever jurisdiction you file your case in is the one whose statute of limitations applies. Where you choose to file your case can therefore have a profound impact on the time limit you have according to your statute of limitations.
Your chosen filing jurisdiction can correspond with:
- Your current state of residence or where you resided in the past during the probable period of asbestos exposure
- Anywhere where you had performed military or occupational work and could have been exposed, even for a brief time
- The primary location of the business entity who likely exposed you to asbestos
- Other jurisdictions as deemed appropriate by your mesothelioma attorney and the court
Mesowatch’s experienced asbestos lawyers will make sure to file your claim in the most favorable jurisdiction for your lawsuit. In addition, some jurisdictions have been known to achieve more favorable results than others and Mesowatch’s nationwide legal team will ensure that they file the lawsuit in the jurisdiction where they can achieve the highest compensation for your lawsuit in a quick and timely manner.
If you or a loved one have received a mesothelioma or asbestos-related lung cancer diagnosis, contact us immediately. You will be given immediate assistance and a free, confidential case evaluation. Our experienced nationwide legal team will pursue all potentially liable parties and trust funds in order to quickly obtain the maximum possible compensation.