Can I wait and take care of legal stuff this later?
If you want to pursue your legal rights, you should begin as soon as possible. For one thing, it often takes a long time to resolve these matters, and you may need money for your medical treatment as well as living costs.
It is also important to remember that you have no way of knowing how long you will live with the asbestos disease, or how long you will be able to testify to what you know, or give information about what happened. Once you give the mesothelioma lawyer all the information you can, he can go on to pursue any and all claims you might have. Hopefully, if he can recover money, it will be available for you if you need it. If the asbestos claim takes a very long time, the money may come to your spouse or family after you are gone.
You will want to detail in your will where you want mesothelioma settlement money to go, should an award come when you are no longer able to state what you want to do with it.
For more information:
The National Mesothelioma Claims Center site can allow you quickly get a claim started. There has been 30 Billion Dollars set aside to compensate asbestos cancer and mesothelioma patients and families. Along with getting medical treatment you will want to look into getting this done.
Mesothelioma Trust Fund – In order to avoid constant lawsuits, many of the companies who put their employees at risk established trusts, setting aside money specifically to provide compensation to victims diagnosed with Mesothelioma. The amount of money that the trusts now hold is estimated at $30 billion dollars.
www.AsbestosTrust.org – This site is just a collection of links and ads, but can lead you many good sites on the subject. Recommended for those doing extensive research.