What records does my mesothelioma lawyer need?
He or she will need any documentation that you worked in an industry where asbestos exposure is known to occur, any information your employer gave you about possible asbestos exposure. If you belong to a union that has information, that might be helpful. There are many places people work with asbestos fibers, including miners, construction workers, ship builders and factory workers.
You need to keep a record of all your medical bills and treatment. You are already keeping copies of your medical records. You should separately keep copies of your bills.
To document work exposure, you need any records that can prove when and where you were working. W-2 forms can do that, as can any tax records. Any information given to you in writing should be found if possible. You want to document where and when you think you were exposed, and if there were other people you know who can verify what you say. Your lawyer may want to reach them.
The military will need all your military records for a claim.
Your attorney will tell you what else he or she needs.
If you don’t have a lawyer yet:
Mesothelioma Attorney Locators is a free service that works with patients and then suggests law firms that suit the kind of case they have. This saves time for the lawyers and for you. The final decision is yours, but the service knows the track record and methods used by the law firms. You can call them and ask questions before you apply online.
Danziger & De Llano is not the largest mesothelioma law firm, but with over 20 years experience they not only know how to advise patients and families on their legal rights, but also have considerable insight into the medical and treatment side as well. No, they don’t provide medical care, but the know about the programs, doctors, and hospitals around the country. They can tell you the best of each that is close to you, or suggest you travel to get even better care. Their main site which covers many topics is located here.