3 common myths about mesothelioma claims 

On Behalf of | Oct 29, 2021 | Firm News

A mesothelioma diagnosis can be very distressing for both the victim and their loved ones. Often, filing a legal claim may not be the top priority. Legal cases are often associated with extended time periods, excessive costs and increased levels of stress for the plaintiff — and that’s not what you want to deal with when you’re sick.

However, there are potential benefits of filing a mesothelioma claim. As a result, it is important to separate misconception from reality in mesothelioma cases. Outlined below are three common myths about mesothelioma claims:

1. Money cannot help

While it is true that money cannot undo the impact on your health that a mesothelioma diagnosis has, it may bring some level of comfort. Knowing that you will not be liable for medical bills may relieve significant amounts of emotional pressure. Additionally, obtaining compensation could ensure that your family has financial security going forward. 

2. Tracing the original source of exposure is impossible

Identifying the source of asbestos exposure can seem like a daunting task. However, it is not impossible to trace where the original source of asbestos exposure came from. Highly trained professionals track down asbestos sources every day.  

3. Claims always involve lengthy court proceedings

While some proceedings may take time to settle, this is not always the case. Frequently, it is possible to request that a case be expedited and trial dates may even be moved forward. Additionally, settling before the trial could even be an option in certain scenarios. The length of time it takes to receive compensation can cause a great amount of worry. However, it is important to remember that there are ways to receive compensation in a shorter time frame. 

Understanding the reality behind mesothelioma claims could be in your best interests. If you or your loved ones have been harmed by asbestos exposure, there may be legal options open to you.