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Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos, a toxic material that has historically been used in many manufacturing and construction industries. Once asbestos fibers are inhaled, they lodge in lung tissue, causing cellular damage and eventually leading to the growth of tumors.

Mesothelioma can take many years to develop and manifest. If you have a history of asbestos exposure, either from working in construction sites or shipyards, living with someone who worked in such jobs, living near a construction site, or living or working in a building with asbestos, or exposure through other high-risk occupations or areas, it is important to see a doctor immediately and then consult an attorney about seeking compensation.

Plotkin, Vincent & Jaffe accepts cases involving serious injuries or deaths related to mesothelioma. The attorneys at our law firm are experienced advocates who are dedicated to pursuing the maximum financial recovery for each client.

Contact our firm today by calling (855) 473-1833 or filling out our contact form. Act quickly, before the statute of limitations expires!

Louisiana Statute of Limitations for Mesothelioma Cases

According to La. Civil Code § 3492, you have exactly one year from the date you discovered the illness to file an asbestos-related lawsuit. If you have a wrongful death case related to asbestos exposure, the one-year statute begins on the date of the victim's death.

Mesothelioma Characteristics

Mesothelioma develops slowly in the body, and many victims often do not know they have developed the cancer until the later stages when it is diagnosed by pathology tests.

Some common symptoms of mesothelioma include:

  • Dry cough, wheezing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pains
  • Muscle weakness
  • Pleural effusions
  • Respiratory complications

Learn More About Mesothelioma Lawsuits

Numerous lawsuits have already been filed by plaintiffs across the country. You may be able to recover compensation through an asbestos trust fund or by taking legal action against companies responsible for your asbestos exposure. Discuss your legal options with a Louisiana mesothelioma lawyer at our law firm.

Mesothelioma Lawsuit Process

There are five basic steps to filing a lawsuit, once you hire a trustworthy Louisiana mesothelioma lawyer.

  1. Gather information
  2. Pre-litigation phase and filing
  3. The discovery phase
  4. Settlement
  5. Going to trial

Gathering Information - our legal team will help you gather all the information required to make a strong case. Be prepared with:

  • proof of medical expenses related to your illness, including travel expenses for treatment
  • employment history
  • documentation of asbestos in the workplace, if possible
  • documentation of physical limitations as a result of your illness
  • medical history and records

Pre-Litigation Phase and Filing - once all the necessary information has been gathered, we will work on building a strong case and officially filing the lawsuit. The defendants will be notified and are expected to file an official response within 30 days.

The Discovery Phase - This is the longest phase of a mesothelioma lawsuit, potentially taking many months. A thorough investigation can include interviews, discussions with experts, depositions, and careful investigations of medical records. Each side will be allowed to access information from the other.

Settlement - Most mesothelioma cases will end at the settlement phase. A settlement amount is agreed upon between the two parties and the lawsuit is concluded.

Going to Trial - If both sides fail to agree on a settlement, then your case will go to trial. Evidence will be presented to a jury and witness statements will be taken into account.

Our legal team at Plotkin, Vincent & Jaffe LLC is dedicated to seeing your case through to the end!

Don't wait! Call (855) 473-1833 to learn your options.


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