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Mesothelioma Lawyer

Maryland Mesothelioma Lawyer

Maryland Mesothelioma Lawyer - Sign with warning for asbestosAt Brown Kiely, LLP our Maryland mesothelioma lawyer assists victims with the process of filing a lawsuit and pursuing damages in the form of financial compensation from the responsible party. When you and your family are enduring the potentially devastating impact of Mesothelioma and suspect that the negligence of another person, group, or entity is to blame, filing a lawsuit may be a viable option for helping to find justice for potential wrongdoing.There are two types of lawsuits that apply to mesothelioma related cases; personal injury and wrongful death. 

Personal Injury

Liability for mesothelioma is based on a company neglecting to advise employees or consumers about the risk of being exposed to asbestos. Liability may also be based on a company’s failure to make employees or consumers aware about exposure to asbestos. If a mesothelioma victim wins their personal injury lawsuit, they will be compensated financially for damages they sustained as a result of the cancer. Our teams specialize in helping clients with personal injury related cases, including those that involve mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure.

Wrongful Death

A wrongful death claim can be pursued by the estate of a person who died as a result of Mesothelioma. Compensation can be pursued to help cover expenses, lost income, and bills that are a result of the mesothelioma. In some scenarios, mesothelioma patients may initiate the process of filing a personal injury claim, but die during the process. Under these circumstances, the estate may be eligible to continue the claim.

Lawsuit Eligibility

In order to prove grounds for eligibility to file a mesothelioma lawsuit, the plaintiff must be able to provide their Maryland mesothelioma lawyer with various forms of documentation regarding medical history and diagnosis. Documents that are commonly required may include a mesothelioma diagnosis, medical reports from the treatment center where treatment was administered or is being administered. In addition to being able to provide these documents, you must also initiate the lawsuit within the statute of limitations for your locality.

Additionally you must be able to in some way obtain a record stating the existence of asbestos and that you may have been wrongfully exposed to it, or misled in regards to protective measures.

Statute of Limitations

Potential plaintiffs in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits must file their claim within a predetermined period of time after the occurrence of their injury, condition, illness, or death. Referred to as a statute of limitations, this time limit varies by state. Plaintiffs should consult with their lawyers to ensure that they are within their local statute of limitations. Usually for personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits the statute of limitations is around 2 years.

Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit

Generally the process of filing a lawsuit for mesothelioma involves the following steps:

  • Finding, selecting and hiring a lawyer
  • Working with your lawyer to build and prepare a strong case
  • Reviewing your case and researching potential compensation source options
  • Filing the mesothelioma lawsuit
  • Discovery and responses in court
  • If a settlement is proposed, either choosing to settle or not and going to trial in an attempt to obtain more compensation than what was proposed in the settlement offer
  • Case resolution

If you have any reason to believe that your illness was directly related to wrongful exposure to asbestos, we urge you to consider contacting an experienced Maryland mesothelioma lawyer from our firm, Brown Kiely, LLP. Schedule a consultation with our team today to speak with a qualified professional about your situation and your options for legal recourse.