Yes, there is a statute of limitations for mesothelioma compensation claims in New Orleans.
Many people are mistakenly under the impression that since their exposure to asbestos happened years or decades ago, usually on the job, that they are not able to sue or otherwise make claims for their injuries.
Fortunately, this isn’t the case at all.
Louisiana law creates a one-year window from the time an injury is diagnosed in which to file a lawsuit or seek compensation through other channels, including asbestos trust funds that have been created by companies that exposed large numbers of workers to asbestos and the risk of mesothelioma.
What this means is that you have one year from the time that mesothelioma or other asbestos-related disease is diagnosed to sue for compensation.
Your case will require a significant amount of documentary evidence to prove your work history and exposure to asbestos, and if you’re like most people, many of the records of your past work will have been lost or misplaced.
An experienced mesothelioma lawyer knows how to dig into taxpayer records, company and military employment records, and other relevant databases to build a case showing the who, what, when, and where of your work history and asbestos exposure.
Call The Gertler Law Firm today at 504-581-6411 for a free consultation with an experienced New Orleans mesothelioma lawyer.