If you are diagnosed with an asbestos induced disease such as mesothelioma, asbestosis, lung cancer, etc. the first thing you should do is to consult an genuine and experienced mesothelioma lawyer immediately. As mesothelioma and asbestos related lawsuits are time sensitive, consulting a lawyer will help you decide whether you should file a mesothelioma lawsuit at all and if yes, when you should do it. If after consultation you decide to go ahead and file a lawsuit you should be self aware of what stages a typical mesothelioma lawsuit has and how can you contribute to the success of your case.
A typical mesothelioma lawsuit has these stages:
- Case development
- Filing of case
- Responses by defendants
- Information gathering about claims
- Settlement or trial
- Payment (in case lawsuit is won)