Mesothelioma in adults is generally understood to have just one cause – exposure to asbestos fibers that are breathed in or swallowed.
For most people diagnosed with mesothelioma, asbestos exposure occurred in the workplace, over an extended period of time.
Proving that your mesothelioma was caused by asbestos exposure is not the difficult part of making a mesothelioma claim. The harder part for many people is proving that they worked at a particular site, or that a given military specialty or assignment exposed them to asbestos.
Because mesothelioma takes many decades to develop, records of exact dates of employment, job sites, or military postings may be lost. To successfully make a mesothelioma claim, clear documentation is required.
For instance, to make a claim with the Veterans Administration for asbestos exposure based on your specialty as an auto mechanic, you’ll have to show the dates when this work occurred and the postings where it occurred.
Complete documentation, plus a clear narrative, is required to successfully access the benefits that service members are due when they develop mesothelioma.
Many companies with a history of asbestos use have created mesothelioma trust funds as a way to avoid costly litigation, and again, it is necessary to show the dates and worksites where you were employed in order to make a claim.
Our attorneys and investigators take on this role for you, tracking down records that may have been lost, co-workers who can provide written statements about your time in a job, and other forms of documentation that can substantiate your claim. Proving that asbestos caused your mesothelioma in Louisiana is a straightforward part of any claim, but proving where and when you were exposed can be more complicated.
Trust the attorneys at The Gertler Law Firm to collect the documentation you need, and to protect your family’s rights. Call us today at 504-355-0057 for a free consultation with an experienced Louisiana mesothelioma attorney.