Mesothelioma is a terrible disease. One of the saddest aspects of mesothelioma cases is that the illness is not the result of bad genetics or poor lifestyle, it is brought on by exposure to asbestos. In the vast majority of cases, this exposure was the result of serving in the military or working in a particular industry. In other words, mesothelioma is an almost entirely preventable disease. Worse, many of the companies that produced, used, or distributed products containing asbestos knew of its dangers yet exposed their workers to it anyway.
Mesothelioma lawsuits attempt to get victims of mesothelioma the compensation they need and deserve. Nevertheless, mesothelioma litigation raises a lot of questions for those who sue.
Here are 3 of the most common mesothelioma litigation questions people have.
Questions, Questions, Questions
1. Should I Sue?
The first common question most people have is whether or not they should even bring a lawsuit. It’s a question worth considering. A lot of things go into deciding whether a lawsuit is a right thing for you to do.
One thing you need to think about is the stress litigation will place on you and your family. Another important factor is how strong your case is. It is a hard truth, but in some cases just isn’t worth litigating. They may be righteous cases, but they simply may not be worth the time and expense it would take to litigate. The strength of your case will depend on the facts of your case. Many factors go into determining how strong a case is. Things like your diagnosis, your past health history, and how many defendants you sue, all can influence the strength of your case. Before you can decide whether or not to bring a mesothelioma lawsuit, you will need to consult with experienced counsel.
2. Will My Case Settle?
The next thing people generally want to know about their mesothelioma lawsuit is whether or not it will settle. Again, much depends on the facts of your case. To get a more solid idea of the likelihood of reaching a settlement in your case, you will need to consult with experienced counsel. That said, generally speaking, most mesothelioma lawsuits do settle. While some do go to trial, the overwhelming number of mesothelioma lawsuits settle before trial.
3. How Long Will it Take?
This is another common question in mesothelioma cases as well as in any number of other types of cases. Once again, the answer to this question depends on a good bit on the facts of your case. However, how complex your case is and even your adversary can also influence how long litigation lasts. For example, some opponents are fair-minded and relatively cooperative. Others will do everything in their power, every step of the way to cause a delay. In many cases, the litigation process can take anywhere from several months, to years.
In mesothelioma cases, the health of the plaintiff may get the case expedited. If your condition is quite severe, your case may be expedited
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