There are many legal options available to people diagnosed with mesothelioma, asbestosis or an asbestos-based illness who are seeking compensation for medical costs; lost income; pain and suffering; emotional distress; loss of spousal support and companionship; loss of consortium; loss of enjoyment of life; loss of earning capacity; physical impairment or disfigurement; costs of rehabilitation; end-of-life expenses; punitive damages and more.
Our South Carolina mesothelioma injury attorneys can help you to determine what types of compensation you may be entitled to based on:
- How long you were exposed.
- How you were exposed.
- How the laws of South Carolina or another state might affect that compensation.
- What injuries you suffered – or continue to suffer.
- When you were exposed.
- Who may have been responsible for your exposure.
We can also provide information about agencies, programs, funds and other help that may be available to you, such as Social Security Disability benefits (SSD), Veterans Administration (VA) benefits, workers’ compensation and more.
Asbestos Injury Lawsuits
There are generally two types of asbestos injury lawsuits. The first type is a personal injury claim. The second is a wrongful death claim. A personal injury claim is usually filed by the individual who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, asbestosis or another asbestos-related disease such as cancer in the esophagus, colon, kidneys, larynx, ovaries, pancreas and other organs. A wrongful death claim is usually filed on behalf of the surviving family members when their loved one has died from one of these asbestos-related diseases.
Claims that involve exposure to asbestos generally allege product liability causes of action, such as negligence, breach of warranty and strict liability.
South Carolina Statute of Limitations
Every state has its own statute of limitations (the deadline by which a lawsuit must be filed), so anyone injured due to asbestos exposure should contact an attorney as soon as possible to preserve their rights. However, it’s important not to assume that it’s too late to file a claim – even if the statute of limitations has expired. Courts may extend those deadlines depending upon the facts and circumstances of your situation, so it’s always in your best interests to contact an attorney to discuss your options.
If you or a loved one has been injured, it is in your family’s best interests to immediately contact an attorney to discuss your situation, determine your legal rights and find out whether you might be entitled to compensation.
Hiring a South Carolina Mesothelioma Injury Lawyer
A South Carolina mesothelioma lawyer can help you in the process of seeking justice and recovering damages by:
- Advising you on your rights.
- Contacting current or former employers.
- Determining the types of compensation for which you might be entitled.
- Filing and monitoring your lawsuit.
- Obtaining and reviewing your medical and employment records.
- Obtaining witnesses and evidence.
Our attorneys know how and when asbestos exposure occurred across the nation – and especially in South Carolina. We understand the extent to which South Carolina industries, companies and job sites have been implicated in asbestos-related injuries and how to obtain the compensation for which you may be entitled. Our South Carolina mesothelioma attorneys work on a contingency fee basis.