Mississippi Mesothelioma FAQ
Many workers were exposed to asbestos in Mississippi while working at oil refineries or shipyards in the state, and in countless other industries. Asbestos was in wide use throughout the state for many decades. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, our team at Levy Konigsberg, a premier mesothelioma lawsuit firm, offers some guidance about this important issue.
Where in Mississippi Could a Worker Have Been Exposed to Asbestos?
Mississippi workers in several industries were exposed to high levels of asbestos. Exposure occurred in shipyards, where ship engine rooms and pipe systems were insulated with the material. Another common location where workers have been exposed to asbestos in Mississippi could be one of many several paper companies, as well as auto repair shops and other industrial facilities.
While these industries are known to have exposed employees to the risk of inhaling asbestos fibers, countless other workplaces and industries were also responsible for exposing their workers to asbestos, including chemical companies, power companies, tire and rubber manufacturing firms, oil refineries, pipe supply firms, and many, many others.
Do I Need an Attorney for a Mesothelioma Claim?
Mesothelioma is a disease with no cure, caused by breathing in asbestos fibers. It usually takes decades for the disease to develop. Once diagnosed, you have a short time window in which to file a claim. At Levy Konigsberg, we have years of experience litigating mesothelioma claims to assist victims of exposure, or to file wrongful death claims for families who have lost a loved one to this terrible disease. We have an impressive track record in these cases, years of experience, and we focus on delivering individual legal counsel – our clients and their families are important to us.
Are Workers’ Compensation Benefits Available in Cases of Mesothelioma in Mississippi?
The Workers’ Compensation program in Mississippi allows a person suffering work-related injuries or illnesses to receive benefits. The amount paid is often so low that it barely covers even the most basic living expenses. A worker exposed to asbestos who later developed mesothelioma has the right to seek damages through filing a lawsuit against all negligent parties, not just the employer. To determine what can be accomplished in your case, act quickly and contact a Mississippi mesothelioma lawyer.
How Long Do I Have to File an Injury Claim for Mesothelioma?
In Mississippi, the statute of limitations allows for three years from the date of the injury, or when it should have reasonably been discovered. Once you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, the location where you were exposed must be identified. As this deadly disease typically takes decades to appear, the employer may no longer exist, may have been purchased by another company, or have other problems that require extensive research, and that’s when the need for a law firm that has the power and resources to perform the necessary research cannot be overstated. The importance of identifying all parties responsible for the asbestos exposure is also something we recognized in all of the cases we handle.
Will My Mesothelioma Case Go to Trial?
After being diagnosed with mesothelioma in Mississippi, you likely have the right to file a claim. In the large majority of cases, a settlement is negotiated, without taking the case to court. At Levy Konigsberg, 90 percent of our cases are settled out of court. However, we are relentless when negotiating a settlement, and demand that the responsible party pay full and fair compensation. If not, we can take the case to civil court for a jury to decide.
How Much is a Mesothelioma Case in Mississippi Worth in Compensation?
Every case has unique facts. The amount of funds available can vary, and some of the companies that exposed workers to asbestos are shuttered, have declared bankruptcy, or were bought out or merged. Some companies established trust funds to compensate victims. Every case is decided on an individual basis and may reflect the amount of money available in the fund, the percentage paid to victims, the strength of any civil lawsuit and other factors. Any law firm that promises a specific dollar result is not being entirely honest. You need a law firm that has your back, with a record of ethical practice, and that has an extensive record of positive outcomes in mesothelioma cases.
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