Helping Mesothelioma Victims and Their Families In Louisiana and Across The Country
Depending on the circumstances, Mesothelioma lawsuits can take a long time to be completed. Here’s why. Your attorneys typically have to do a lot of research on your case, such as:
- Your attorneys need to know every place that you have ever lived;
- Your attorneys will have to put together a detailed list of every job you and your family members have ever had;
- How long was it between your last exposure to asbestos and your diagnosis of mesothelioma;
- Determining how long you were exposed to asbestos;
- Your attorneys will need to know all possible sources of exposure to asbestos. For instance, we actually went to one of the job sites a client had listed, removed a piece of asbestos and had it tested. This proved that the job site we visited was the source of the asbestos that caused his mesothelioma;
- Locating employment records and finding witnesses. And we like to track down and speak with as many co-workers as possible. We’ve even placed ads in Newspapers in an attempt to find workers that used to be employed at the same job sites as our clients;
- And sometimes the family approaches a law firm after their family member has already passed away. Relying on the family to help put all the pieces of this puzzle together can be difficult.
In fact, when we first meet with an individual with mesothelioma and their family, we let them know that this is not a fast process – and that we may need extra time to present the lawsuit in a way that gets the largest award or settlement possible.
Think of it this way – the more proof we have, the better the outcome for our client.
So, the real answer to how long does a mesothelioma lawsuit take is this:
There really is no way to estimate how long a particular mesothelioma lawsuit will take.
We realize this in not the answer you want to hear.
But if this disease should take your life, or a family member’s life, before the lawsuit is completed, you or your family is typically protected. See What Happens If I Pass Away Before My Mesothelioma Lawsuit Is Resolved for more help on this subject.
If you live in Louisiana, worked in Louisiana in the past, or are even in another state, and have been told you have mesothelioma, please contact the Louisiana Mesothelioma Lawyers with the Gertler Firm at (504) 581-6411 or 1-855-GERTLER if it is a long distance call.
If you are calling on behalf of a family member, we will certainly speak with you as well. We’ve worked directly with family members many, many times.
We’ll answer all your questions…. and likely ask you a few as well. And if we can help you, we will.
To find out a little more about how this firm handles a mesothelioma lawsuit – give us a call.