Texas has a statute of limitations of just 2 years for both personal injury and wrongful death claims. After seeing such a high-volume of asbestos-related lawsuits, Texas began to tighten the regulations for claimants. Originally, the laws cited under Title 4, Chapter 90 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code required claimants to have documented proof of their diagnosis, proof exposure occurred at least 10 years ago, as well as a medical and smoking history. In 2007, however, the Texas Supreme Court added a rule that claimants also had to prove the level of asbestos exposure they faced. While lawmakers contested this decision, it was upheld in a 2014 ruling. Many asbestos lawsuits today are consolidated into multidistrict litigations (MDLs).
As a Patient Advocate, Danielle DiPietro’s mission is to guide patients through the process of pleural mesothelioma treatment, ensuring they receive the best medical, financial and emotional support available. Danielle is accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs as an official Claims Agent, allowing her to provide professional guidance to veterans and family members who need to file a claim for specialized VA benefits.
In addition to entitlement to money from the more than 30 billion dollars in trust funds, injured parties have the opportunity to recover directly from companies that caused their injuries. While lawsuits are often needed to get the process moving some of the more experienced and powerful law firms have built up relationships with the larger defendants over the years that enable them to settle such claims quickly without the necessity of prolonged litigation. One of the biggest keys to settlement is the reputation and the experience of the law firm representing the injured party and his or her family. There is simply no substitute for hiring a firm that has proven to the defendants and their insurance companies that they can make them pay in court. Our Patient Advocates can put you in contact with some of the most successful law firms in the country.
If you are considering pursuing a legal claim, you should make sure the firm you sign with has been successful before. Check their experience in mesothelioma claims, cases, and settlements. Make sure to have questions prepared for the law firm you are interviewing. We’ve included some important questions to ask, as well as our answers.
Texas Mesothelioma Lawyer for Asbestos Help
If you work or live in Texas and have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer or another illness, you should contact our asbestos attorneys for help. We will evaluate your work history and will help you recover compensation for damages such as medical bills, lost wages, lost economic support of family members who have been diagnosed with and/or died from mesothelioma, and more. Because we are experienced with asbestos lawsuits in Texas, we can help you get the full amount of compensation you are owed. Call 1-800-352-0871 or email us for a free evaluation today.