Do I have any legal rights, having been diagnosed with mesothelioma? What if I was exposed to asbestos while working?
You do have rights, but exactly what you can claim depends on your specific job, when your exposure occurred, and many other factors. Employers are mandated to tell their employees about asbestos exposure, and give them protective gear. However, due to the long latency period, the time between exposure, and the appearance of the mesothelioma you may have been exposed thirty or forty years ago.
If you are in a union, you may be able to get help and information from your union. If you were exposed in the military, you need to start with the VA.
To fully understand and fight for your rights you will probably need an asbestos attorney, and one who specializes in personal injury lawsuits. You would probably do best with an asbestos attorney or mesothelioma law firm that specializes in mesothelioma litigation.