Unfortunately, just being exposed to asbestos is not a viable cause of action for a mesothelioma lawsuit.
You would have to be diagnosed with mesothelioma. Once the diagnosis is confirmed, an individual has one year from the date of the diagnosis to file a lawsuit.
In cases where the mesothelioma victim has died, the spouse or other heirs have one year from the date of death from mesothelioma to file a wrongful death lawsuit and pursue other litigation.
Anyone who suspects they have mesothelioma from being exposed to asbestos should consult a physician for proper testing.
If you have questions about Mesothelioma, call the Gertler Law Firm at (504) 581-6411 for a free consultation.