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Can You Still File a Claim if You’ve Lost a Loved One?

Houston, Texas and across the nation

If you’ve lost a loved one to mesothelioma, you still have a right to file a claim against those who knowingly place him or her in harm’s way. Asbestos claims are not limited to those who have directly been exposed, and if you’ve lost a loved one, you may be able to recover damages for medical bills, funeral expenses, and other losses.

Houston mesothelioma attorneys Heard Robins Cloud Black, LLP, successfully litigate against companies that knowingly exposed victims to deadly asbestos. If you or a loved one has been the victim of asbestos exposure, please contact Heard Robins Cloud Black, LLP, today at 800-499-1797 to schedule a free consultation.

Statutes of limitations

It’s important to remember that each state has different laws regarding the length of time you have to act after your loved one received his or her diagnosis. Called statutes of limitations, these laws create windows during which you can legally file lawsuits. Once sufficient time has passed, you may not be able to bring a claim.

The specific period of time varies from one state to another, but the period is usually between one and five years. In Texas, the time period is two years, but in neighboring Louisiana, it’s only one. While it can take up to 40 years for mesothelioma to develop after asbestos exposure, the statute of limitations period usually starts on the day that the diagnosis is made. If, however, your loved one has passed, then the period typically starts on the date of death.

Types of damages in a Mesothelioma Lawsuit

As a family member, you have the right to seek compensation for all expenses related to the care and burial of your loved one, as well as damages for your own pain and suffering. Some of the damages you might recover in a wrongful death mesothelioma case include

  • Medical bills
  • Funeral and burial arrangements
  • Lost wages
  • Lost benefits
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of companionship
  • Lost opportunities

What can I expect?

If your loved one had a confirmed diagnosis of mesothelioma, then it’s likely that your case will be settled out of court. Cases that are more difficult to prove may need to go to court, but the link between asbestos exposure and this disease is well-proven. At Heard Robins Cloud Black, LLP, we operate exclusively on a contingency fee basis, which means we don’t get paid unless you do.

If you’ve lost a loved one to asbestos exposure, help is available, but you need to act now. Please contact Heard Robins Cloud Black, LLP, today at 800-499-1797 to arrange your free consultation with one of our Houston mesothelioma attorneys.

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National Asbestos Lawyer Disclaimer: The content of this website is presented by Heard Robins Cloud & Black LLP Houston, Texas. It is not intended to be legal advice, but general information related to legal issues commonly encountered with Mesothelioma lawsuits and Asbestos lawsuits. If you or a loved is suffering Mesothelioma, or have been exposed to Asbestos, please contact Heard Robins Cloud & Black LLP for a free case evaluation.