Asbestos, a carcinogenic, is the only known cause of mesothelioma. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, it is likely that you were exposed to asbestos – probably several decades before your diagnosis. You may have been in a job that worked with asbestos, such as construction, railroad building, and shipbuilding. It’s also possible that you may have been exposed to asbestos through asbestos-containing products such as pipes, insulation, “popcorn” ceilings, and other products found at home and work.

Once diagnosed with asbestos cancer, you will likely be facing a heavy financial burden due to medical bills and possible loss of income or wages. You may feel that hiring a mesothelioma attorney can only add to your financial problems. You may also feel that you do not have the time or the physical strength to pursue an asbestos lawsuit. However, hiring a mesothelioma attorney is possibly the best financial move you can make.

Let’s walk through the top three reasons that you should hire a mesothelioma lawyer.

1. To seek financial compensation. Dealing with mesothelioma means medical treatments that could cost you your life savings. Not all medical bills are covered by insurance – and not all patients have insurance – so you will have to make payments from your own pocket. Making matters worse, the disease can keep you from working, causing you to lose wages. A seasoned mesothelioma attorney can help recover your financial losses by seeking compensation from the company that caused your injury.

2. To determine the value of your asbestos case. The value of your case depends on a number of variables including the number of asbestos-containing products you were exposed to, how you were exposed, how many identifiable defendants still exist (some may have declared bankruptcy), and your age.

3. To provide excellent resources for help and support. Seasoned asbestos lawyers and law firms such as Baron and Budd, P.C. have been in the industry for years and they often know where to find the best medical help, local support, treatment options, and other important information.

Your time to contact a mesothelioma attorney may be limited. States impose statutes of limitations, which mean you can only file a lawsuit within a set period starting from the day of your diagnosis. Statutes of limitation vary from state to state.

The outcome of your lawsuit depends on the skills and experience of your lawyer. When looking for a mesothelioma attorney, it is important to consider his or her experience, skills, and dedication. Veteran lawyers understand your health needs come first and work on your case with care and compassion. You should also discuss fees openly before signing any agreement. Many mesothelioma litigation lawyers work on a contingency basis, relieving you of financial pressure.

Baron and Budd, P.C. has been representing mesothelioma victims in court for over 30 years. Learn more about how they can do what’s right for you. Visit today.

Author's Bio: 

This article is based on the author’s research of wrongful exposure and the powerful impact made by hearing about a friend’s mesothelioma diagnosis. His goal is to reach others to connect, share information, and create a greater sense of awareness of the past and present dangers of asbestos exposure. Vicky is not a mesothelioma attorney, or employee of Baron and Budd, P.C., but does have a strong, personal familiarity with the struggles of a mesothelioma diagnosis. He stays abreast of news in litigation by reading articles posted on respected and popular industry websites, such as