Boston Mesothelioma Lawyer
Asbestos exposure can lead to a cancer diagnosis—even decades later. Find out whom to hold responsible by working with a Boston mesothelioma lawyer.
Mesothelioma can take years to manifest symptoms, but once it does, it can develop quickly and ruin your health, finances, and future just as fast. Many workers have been exposed to asbestos—the cause of this cancer—through no fault of their own, opening the door for them to seek financial compensation when they become ill.
If this is your situation, the healthcare you’ll require will call for a substantial amount of financial help, and you shouldn’t be the one footing this bill. A Boston mesothelioma lawyer from the Law Offices of Joel H. Schwartz can help you determine who to file your claim against so that you can get the settlement you deserve.
Asbestos Exposure and Your Options
How you were exposed to asbestos will determine who you can hold financially responsible for your cancer diagnosis. For example, if you were a construction worker exposed while demolishing a building, you’ll likely be able to seek damages from the asbestos manufacturer, but you might be able to hold your employer accountable if they were aware of the presence of asbestos and sent you in without proper equipment anyway.
Likewise, if you were exposed to asbestos while renting a property, you can seek reparations from the property owner if he or she knew about the asbestos on the grounds and failed to take care of it—especially if you weren’t notified about the presence of the toxic substance. Your Boston mesothelioma lawyer will help you determine where and when you were exposed to asbestos, as well as who was responsible.
Massachusetts Statute of Limitations
While Massachusetts normally requires that personal injury claims be filed within three years of the date of injury, it can take decades for mesothelioma to develop symptoms after the initial asbestos exposure date. This would qualify as a delayed injury, which means that the clock for the statute of limitations won’t start ticking until after you discover the cancer and are formally diagnosed.
Damages Recovered for Mesothelioma
Once filed, your claim will allow you to seek monetary compensation for everything you’ve been through. This includes your financial expenses and the negative impact on your quality of life. A comprehensive settlement will cover your future damages in addition to your current ones.
These are just a few of the damages you’ll be able to seek compensation for when they apply to your situation:
- Medical expenses for procedures, medications, and treatments
- Lost income and earning potential
- Transportation expenses and specialist fees
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Lost enjoyment of life
- Punitive damages
Help from a Boston Asbestos Cancer Lawyer
Don’t let your mesothelioma diagnosis go uncompensated. The Law Offices of Joel H. Schwartz can help you get the compensation you and your family need to give you comfort in a difficult time.
Find out what your claim could be worth and how best to proceed with your case by scheduling a free consultation with a Boston mesothelioma lawyer. To get started, simply give our office a call at 1-800-660-2270 or contact us using the form below.