Mesothelioma is a unique disease in that it takes many years (sometimes 40 years or more) from initially contracting the disease until the time the symptoms begin to appear. Because of this long latency period, many people who suffer from mesothelioma believe that there is nothing they can do to obtain compensation. However, this is usually not the case. The legal justice system is set up to help people obtain compensation for the wrongs they have endured.

At VanNess & VanNess, P.A., we can help you explore your options for obtaining compensation. Our central Florida mesothelioma lawyers have more than 100 years of combined nationwide experience, which they combine with local knowledge and a commitment to providing our clients with aggressive, personalized legal representation. Contact us today to discuss your mesothelioma claim.

Compensation For Mesothelioma

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, our attorneys can help you with your legal claim:

  • Contacting the responsible company: This is often the first step in obtaining compensation. Mesothelioma results from exposure to asbestos, which usually occurs through work-related contact to the material. The tragic fact is that most companies that allowed their employees to be exposed to asbestos knew about the dangers. These companies should be held responsible for the damage that this negligence causes mesothelioma victims. Although it is rare, in some cases, companies will provide adequate compensation through negotiations before a lawsuit is filed.
  • Filing a lawsuit: In most cases, filing a lawsuit is the best way to make progress in the search for compensation.
  • Settlement negotiations: Once a lawsuit is filed, many companies will negotiate appropriate settlement offers to avoid the costs and delays involved with complex litigation.
  • Litigation: When companies do not make settlement offers that will appropriately compensate our clients, our mesothelioma attorneys are fully qualified and prepared to take the matters to court. Winning a personal injury claim is one of the most common ways that mesothelioma victims are able to obtain compensation.

We never settle for less than what we consider the best compensation available for our clients. With nationalized experience and local knowledge, our lawyers have a good sense for what a case is truly worth. If the company that is responsible for your mesothelioma does not make an adequate settlement offer, we will take your claim to court.

The Statute Of Limitations

Many people know that the statute of limitations is a law that prohibits civil claims after a certain period of time has passed. In many cases, the statute of limitations begins running from the time of the initial incident that caused the illness or injury. Since there is such a long latency period between the initial asbestos exposure and the surfacing of mesothelioma (sometimes 40 years of more), many mesothelioma victims believe they are ineligible for a civil claim.

However, in mesothelioma, the statute of limitations does not begin running from the initial exposure to asbestos, but from the time a victim is diagnosed with the disease.

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma recently, you still have a chance to bring a claim. The statute of limitations will begin running from the time of the diagnosis, though, so be sure to contact us as soon as possible, before it is too late to file your claim.

Exposed To Asbestos? Contact The Lawyers At VanNess & VanNess.

It is important to talk with an attorney immediately to discuss your rights and options for compensation. If you've been diagnosed with mesothelioma or asbestos-caused lung cancer, we invite you to call us at 352-436-4333 (866-697-6221 toll free) or contact us online.