Representing Mesothelioma Clients Across Nevada
If you worked around asbestos or were in contact with asbestos at any point in your life, there is a possibility of being diagnosed with mesothelioma. And if you have been diagnosed, you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering.
Compensation can include:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages and earnings potential
- Long-term care
- Pain and suffering
Get in touch with a Las Vegas mesothelioma attorney if you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and need help. We can help you win compensation for your condition.
How is Mesothelioma Caused?
Mesothelioma is caused by contact with asbestos. It’s important to note that the duration and type of contact are not necessarily related to being diagnosed with mesothelioma. People that have had different levels of contact have been diagnosed, so many different groups of people have been potentially exposed enough to cause illness.
Mesothelioma typically develops in the outer lining of the lungs. Microscopic asbestos fibers that are inhaled or swallowed are not properly broken down by the body. These fibers then fasten themselves to the tissues of the lungs and respiratory system.
Bighorn Law has years of experience fighting for people suffering the ill effects of mesothelioma. We fight for the maximum payout for anyone suffering from mesothelioma.
What are the Symptoms of Mesothelioma?
Cancer that develops from mesothelioma is particularly aggressive, but there are treatment options. Like any cancer, early diagnosis is important with mesothelioma. Common symptoms include:
- Fluid around the lungs
- Wheezing or coughing
- Coughing up blood
- Pain of the chest wall
- Shortness of breath
More severe cases of mesothelioma can cause tumors that develop in the abdomen cavity. This creates a potential for other symptoms, including:
- A mass in the abdomen
- Abdominal pain
- Weight loss
- Issues with bowel function
- Abnormal production and storage of abdominal fluid
The most severe forms of mesothelioma can develop even more severe symptoms, including the following:
- Internal bleeding
- Blood clots
- Severe fluid buildup in the abdomen
- Low blood sugar
How Long Do I Have to File a Mesothelioma Lawsuit in Nevada?
Mesothelioma is a tricky disease to track or prepare for, as different levels of exposure can lead to a diagnosis. And the timeframe is also extended – many of those diagnosed were exposed 10-40 years prior to the actual diagnosis.
Luckily, when it comes to filing a mesothelioma lawsuit in Nevada, the statute of limitations starts when you are diagnosed. You have two years from your diagnosis to file a personal injury claim in relation to mesothelioma. Similarly, if someone dies from mesothelioma, the person’s family has the same two years from the date of their death to file a wrongful death claim.
Depending on your claim, compensation for a mesothelioma case will come from several possible sources:
- The company that manufactured the asbestos
- An insurance company
- An asbestos victim’s trust fund
What Will My Las Vegas Mesothelioma Lawsuit Compensation Be?
Because many companies that were involved in asbestos exposure have since closed down or have gone bankrupt, it is difficult to say how much money is available for mesothelioma victims. The basis of each settlement looks at each individual’s mesothelioma illness and prognosis, and how the illness affected their life. In general, however, these are the main considerations involving compensation amounts in mesothelioma cases:
The final factor in determining how much money a mesothelioma victim will receive is the amount of time it takes to settle. If a case is settled out of court quickly, the amount will be relatively lower than if the case were to go to a jury verdict. However, the attorney fees associated with taking a case to a jury can be substantial and may decrease your settlement significantly. However, in general, most mesothelioma cases result in settlements ranging from $1 million to $5 million. But after attorney fees and other legal costs, the victims may receive about two-thirds of the original settlement amount.
Working with a Las Vegas Mesothelioma Attorney
Bighorn Law has years of experience fighting for people suffering the ill effects of mesothelioma. Due to the complex nature of the disease and the many factors involved in contact and timeline of diagnosis, it’s important to have a Las Vegas mesothelioma attorney on your side that understands the ins and outs.
Our attorneys have won many large settlements for people suffering from mesothelioma. Get in touch with us and let us start on your case as early as tomorrow. Call us completely risk-free today at 702-935-6209.