Mesothelioma refers to legal rulings that govern personal injury litigation, as issued by the victims of rare cancer that often is as a result of being exposed to a harmful material that was previously used in manufacturing and constructing industries.
The tort actions carried out is essentially done to seek compensation for the suffering of the victims as well as coverage for the medical expenses incurred.
However, provided that the victim has already passed away, the tort actions would be carried out to compensate the family members for the death of their loved one.
Essentially, the lawsuit is aimed at the gross negligence of the defendant, who chose to expose the victim to the substance even though it causes harm.
There are several factors that can make the process of obtaining compensation for the victims difficult or even impossible if legal action was delayed. An example is the “statutes of limitations” that has been enacted by all the states.
These statutes impose time limits on lawsuits that contain issues related to asbestos.
These statutes run from the time the disease was diagnosed and the time limit in some states for taking legal action is one year.
It is for this reason that the victim must take legal action as quick as possible.
However, it may not be possible for the victim to directly benefit from the money if it came too late.
The compensation fee from the tort action was meant to provide excellent medical care for the victim and also alleviate the stress of finances so that the individual would focus on combating the disease.
However, provided that the victim is unable to benefit, then the family members would be beneficiaries.
It is however important that victims hire an attorney early, so as to focus on the personal and medical issues.