If you or a family member in Chicago or Illinois has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, there are many legal options available to you for seeking compensation for the harm you’ve suffered. You may be entitled to money for medical costs; lost income; loss of spousal support and companionship; loss of earning capacity; loss of consortium; loss of enjoyment of life; physical impairment or disfigurement; costs of rehabilitation; emotional distress; end of life expenses; pain and suffering; punitive damages and more.
While every case is different, the injury attorneys at Salvi, Schostok & Pritchard P.C. can determine what types of compensation you may be entitled to based on:
- When you were exposed
- How you were exposed
- How long you were exposed
- Who may have been responsible for your exposure
- What injuries you suffered – or continue to suffer
- How your state’s law might affect that compensation.
In addition, we can advise you on the numerous programs, agencies, funds and help which might be available to you, such as Veterans Administration benefits, Social Security Disability benefits, workers’ compensation and more.
Types of Asbestos Injury Lawsuits
There are generally two types of lawsuits when seeking compensation for mesothelioma, asbestosis or another asbestos-related injury – a personal injury claim or a wrongful death claim.
- Personal injury claim. A personal injury claim is generally filed by the person who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, asbestosis or another asbestos-related disease, such as cancer in the colon, esophagus, larynx, kidneys, ovaries, pancreas and other organs.
- Wrongful death claim. A wrongful death claim is generally filed on behalf of the surviving family members when their loved one has died from mesothelioma, asbestosis or another asbestos-related disease listed above.
Asbestos injury claims involving the use of or exposure to a dangerous product generally allege product liability causes of action such as negligence, strict liability and breach of warranty.
Legal Deadlines Are Running
It’s important to remember that every state has its own statute of limitations or statute of repose (the deadline in which a lawsuit must be filed), so contacting an attorney as soon as possible is critical to preserve your rights.
Hiring A Mesothelioma Injury Lawyer
Billions of dollars have already been paid to asbestos injury victims throughout the nation – and Illinois is no exception. If you or a loved one has been injured, it is in your family’s interests to discuss your situation with a Salvi Law attorney find out whether you might be entitled to compensation because of the harm to you or your family.
Hiring an experienced mesothelioma lawyer can help make the often challenging process of seeking justice in the legal system easier by:
- Advising you on your rights
- Determining the types of compensation for you might be entitled
- Obtaining and reviewing your medical and employment records
- Contacting current or former employers
- Obtaining witnesses and evidence
- Filing and monitoring your lawsuit.
Our attorneys know how and when asbestos exposure occurred across the nation – and especially in Illinois. We understand the extent to which Illinois industries, companies and job sites have been implicated in asbestos-related injuries and how to obtain the compensation for which you may be entitled. Most mesothelioma lawyers work on a contingency fee basis – meaning that we receive compensation only if you win your case.
Contact us toll free at 312-361-1823 or use our free online contact form.