Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Michigan Mesothelioma Lawyers

Michigan Mesothelioma Lawyers: Michigan ranks ninth in the U.S. for deaths from malignant mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a rare, deadly form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure.

Mounting a mesothelioma lawsuit is a complicated process. For that reason, victims of asbestos exposure may want to hire an experienced Michigan mesothelioma attorney who can help them to potentially win a Michigan mesothelioma settlement. Sokolove Law’s Michigan mesothelioma attorneys have helped thousands of people exposed to asbestos across the state get the help they deserve.

Those interested in filing a Michigan mesothelioma lawsuit, or a lawsuit for any asbestos cancer or asbestos-related injury, are advised to contact a Michigan mesothelioma lawyer as soon as possible after diagnosis.

Filing a Michigan Mesothelioma Lawsuit

Those interested in filing a Michigan mesothelioma lawsuit or in hiring a Michigan mesothelioma lawyer should be aware that their legal rights may be restricted by Michigan’s statute of limitations. A statute of limitations is the period of time you have until it is “too late” to file an asbestos or mesothelioma lawsuit. So you are advised to contact a Michigan mesothelioma lawyer as soon as possible after a mesothelioma diagnosis in order to file any lawsuits within the state’s statute of limitations.

An experienced Michigan mesothelioma attorney can help you present your case and maximize your chances of winning a settlement in a court of law. To make sure that you are protected under the law and to build a strong case, a mesothelioma attorney will first need to obtain the following information: medical records confirming a diagnosis of mesothelioma or other asbestos disease; death certificate with cause of death listed (if applicable); work history or military service to determine how and when the asbestos exposure occurred.

It is important to know that even if your loved one has already lost their battle with mesothelioma, you may still have the right to file a claim.

You may be interested to learn that the Michigan Supreme Court in 2006 prohibited trial courts in the state from “bundling” together asbestos-related cases except for discovery. This means that each case must be tried separately. Bundling, according to the court, can result in severely ill plaintiffs receiving less for their claim in settlement than they might have obtained if their case was not part of another case or cases.