Relief for Family Members of Asbestos Victims
August 21, 2015
A diagnosis of mesothelioma or any other asbestos-related disease is difficult for anyone who has been exposed to asbestos, but the family members of victims are impacted as well. Fortunately, relatives of the victims of mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease often have the means to obtain compensation for their losses, in addition to the victims themselves.
Family Members Entitled to Justice
Most states allow a spouse and other family members of a person who has passed away from an asbestos-related illness to bring in what is called a wrongful death case. However, there is a limit to the amount of time you have to file a suit, and in some states, a probate court must first officially name the personal representative of the estate of the deceased person. It is important to take action as soon as you can, in order to make sure your legal rights are protected.
Additionally, if you are a mesothelioma victim in poor health and you are in the process of a lawsuit, you can petition the court for an expedited case process. If an asbestos-related disease takes your life during the case, the case comes to a halt, your family members will have an option to resubmit the claim, also as a wrongful death suit. Your estate will act in your place and divide any award among your survivors.
For more information, please visit our page dedicated to Mesothelioma and other asbestos-related injuries. If you or a loved one have been affected by Asbestos, call us or submit a simple, free, and quick consultation form now.