How do mesothelioma lawsuits work?
In a mesothelioma lawsuit, parties who made or used asbestos-containing products may be held liable for the injuries caused by those products. Parties that can be held responsible by filing a mesothelioma lawsuit may include:
- The product manufacturer
- The manufacturer of component parts
- The wholesaler or distributor of the product
- The company who employed workers to use asbestos-containing products
The most important step in filing a mesothelioma lawsuit is understanding the deadlines that govern how much time you have to file.
The laws that govern mesothelioma litigation are determined at the state level, and every state’s requirements are different. For example, state governments have put time limits on how long people may wait to file mesothelioma lawsuits. This is called a statute of limitations. Each state has a different time period when it’s OK to file a mesothelioma lawsuit. On average, this time can range from 1 to 3 years either after the date of a person’s diagnosis, or death from mesothelioma.
The most common reason our mesothelioma lawyers can’t help people file a mesothelioma lawsuit is because the deadline to file has passed. Please don’t make this common mistake.
Asbestos litigation can provide you and your family important financial support during this difficult time. However, there are deadlines to file. If you believe you have the right to file a mesothelioma lawsuit, it is really important to contact Drew Brown at 336-478-6000