Mississippi Personal Injury Law Firm Helps Clients File a Mesothelioma Lawsuit
Helping clients navigate the litigation process
While you are in the midst of dealing with your mesothelioma symptoms, getting treatment and trying to get your life back in order, filing a lawsuit might be the furthest thing from your mind. You may not want to be bothered, and you might be doubtful as to how much money you could get and if it would even be worth all the trouble. The good news is that it is indeed worth your time and effort to bring a lawsuit if you can show proof that you worked for a company that put its people in danger by exposing them to asbestos, and you can expect to recover money damages for your losses. At the law firm of Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & McCormick, we understand how important it is to hold the people who caused your disease accountable. We have been fighting for our clients for the past 50 years. We are ready to advocate for fair compensation for your injuries.
Why must I file my case so quickly?
When you speak with an attorney about filing a mesothelioma lawsuit, you are likely to note a sense of urgency about your case. This is because each state has a statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit after a diagnosis of mesothelioma of one year to five years. In Mississippi, you have three years from the date of diagnosis to file a personal injury lawsuit.
It is also important to act quickly while you are still relatively healthy and able to participate in the process.
If a mesothelioma patient passes away, the person’s spouse or immediate relatives have up to three years to file a wrongful death lawsuit to recover monetary damages.
At Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & McCormick, we handle all aspects of mesothelioma cases. We can take care of all the legal issues for you while you focus on what you must do. If you are unable to travel, we will come to meet you at your home or in the hospital to discuss your case and prepare for trial.
How long does a mesothelioma lawsuit take?
You might be pleased to discover that many mesothelioma lawsuits never end up going to trial because they can be settled quickly outside of court. If the case does go to trial, you can expect that the trial might last from four to six months, or as long as a year or more. If your case is severe and your health is failing, your attorney can move to get the process expedited.
How are damages determined in an asbestos-related cancer lawsuit?
You must take several factors into consideration with regard to the amount of monetary damages you might receive in a lawsuit.
- The amount of funds available: Several companies formerly involved in common occupations for asbestos exposure closed their doors, declared bankruptcy and formed asbestos trust funds to cover claims from victims of asbestos exposure following asbestos-related lawsuits. Billions of dollars are set aside in these trust funds to compensate victims; however, the courts consider each case on an individual basis. Payout percentages vary by fund and depend on how much money remains in the fund and how many claims have been paid.
- How mesothelioma has affected your health: Monetary damages cover things such as lost wages, medical expenses and the person’s pain and suffering from the disease. If your illness is at an advanced stage where you are too sick to work and your health is failing, you can reasonably expect to get a larger payout than if at the time of trial you have minimal symptoms and are still able to work.
- Whether the case was settled or taken to trial: Generally speaking, you can expect a bigger settlement award if your case goes to trial than if you settle quickly; however, if the case does go to trial, you must factor in higher attorney fees and court costs.
Keep in mind that monetary damages vary from person to person. Just because you may have seen reports of verdicts of $10 million to $20 million for mesothelioma victims, this does not mean that you will get that much money.
We are dedicated to providing outstanding representation for our clients. We keep you informed every step of the way as we fight for your rights to fair compensation for your injuries.
Contact a dedicated personal injury law firm that is ready to take on your mesothelioma lawsuit today
For more than 50 years the law firm of Cumbest, Cumbest, Hunter & McCormick has been providing exceptional service and personalized attention to our clients. We have the experience and the determination to seek the results you need. Contact us online or call us at 866-461-1591 today to schedule a confidential consultation.