Employment records are an important piece of evidence in mesothelioma cases.
Proving that a person who has developed the disease worked at a particular facility or in a particular role can help substantiate when and where they were exposed to asbestos, which is the only known cause of mesothelioma.
When seeking VA benefits for mesothelioma, documenting your career can be even more important, as rejected applications can cause long delays in getting the benefits that have been set aside for former service members who were exposed to asbestos as part of their work.
Naval personnel and those who worked in a variety of job specialties in other services present a particularly high risk for developing mesothelioma later.
One reason why it helps so much to work with an experienced mesothelioma lawyer is that they’ll know what documentation you need, and can help you piece together your career history to present a detailed timeline of where you worked and when.
You may or may not have kept old tax records and other relevant material, but an experienced attorney can help you find them.
If you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma in New Orleans, talk to an attorney about the compensation you deserve.
Call The Gertler Law Firm today at 504-581-6411 for a free consultation with an experienced New Orleans mesothelioma lawyer.