What are my legal rights if I was diagnosed with mesothelioma?
Have you or a family member been diagnosed with mesothelioma? If so, you can sue those who are to blame for you or your loved ones’ injuries.
Mesothelioma occurs from illegal long-term exposure to asbestos. A reported 11 million people received long-term asbestos exposure at work between 1940-1978. Asbestos exposure can take about 40 years or more to develop into mesothelioma. We are seeing many new cases of mesothelioma. In fact, doctors diagnose an average of 2,000 new mesothelioma cases yearly.
Mobile, Alabama mesothelioma attorneys, Braswell Murphy, have experience with Alabama mesothelioma and Mississippi mesothelioma personal injury cases. Let Braswell Murphy review your situation and counsel you on your legal rights related to your mesothelioma injury.
Types of Mesothelioma Lawsuits
You or your loved ones suffering from mesothelioma can sue those responsible for your injuries in one of two ways. If you have mesothelioma, you can likely sue those to blame under a claim for personal injury.
If you win an Alabama personal injury lawsuit or a Mississippi personal injury lawsuit, you could recover monetary damages for medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of income, and many other economic and non-economic losses.
You can likely sue those to blame for wrongful death if your family member had mesothelioma and died from it. Mississippi courts will award monetary damages in wrongful death claims to compensate for a variety of expenses incurred by the deceased and the family, such as medical costs and funeral expenses.
Mississippi courts could also award punitive damages in wrongful death cases. Punitive damages are monetary damages ordered by a court. They punish the wrongdoer, rather than compensate the victim for losses. Alabama courts only award punitive damages in wrongful death cases.
The Clock is Ticking…
Once you discover you have mesothelioma or that your loved one died from mesothelioma, you must act quickly to sue those responsible. States have laws called “statutes of limitations.” These laws place a time limit on when you can sue for personal injury or wrongful death claims. After the time limit passes, you can no longer sue.
Determining exactly when a statute of limitation applies in a mesothelioma case can be complicated. Generally, Alabama requires you to sue for your Alabama mesothelioma injury within 2 years from the date you were first diagnosed with mesothelioma. You must sue for loved ones who died from mesothelioma in Alabama within 2 years of the date of their death.
For Mississippi, you must sue within three years of the date of your first mesothelioma diagnosis or three years from the date your family member died from mesothelioma. Mobile, Alabama mesothelioma attorneys, Braswell Murphy, can review your situation during an initial consultation and determine how much time you have left to sue for yourself or your deceased family member.
Cases We Handle
Attorney Kasie Braswell’s top-notch litigation skills and winning trial record have landed her accolades like Rising Star from Alabama Super Lawyers and “Top 40 Under 40” Trial Attorney from the National Trial Lawyers Association. Ms. Braswell is also a member of the elite Million Dollar Advocates Forum ® and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum ®. These designations are reserved for premier attorneys who have won million-dollar and multi-million-dollar verdicts and settlements. Fewer than 1 percent of U.S. lawyers belong to either forum.
Attorney Brian Murphy is an experienced personal injury lawyer and holds top leadership positions throughout the Alabama legal community. Alabama Super Lawyers recognized Mr. Murphy’s legal expertise in personal injury law and named him a Rising Star. Braswell Murphy has represented many clients just in a multitude of personal injury claims.
Contact the lawyers at Braswell Murphy today for a free consultation.