If you have been exposed to asbestos and diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, like mesothelioma, you might be entitled to significant compensation for your condition. Oftentimes, exposure can be the result of a negligent asbestos company whose products caused significant harm to you or a loved one.
Your eligibility to file a lawsuit or claim depends upon your diagnosis date and the statute of limitations of the state in which your injury occured. The statute of limitations is the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit or claim after you become aware of your illness. This can range from one to six years, depending on the state you live in.
You can see a generic statute of limitations state laws chart on the NOLO website, but you should consider contacting an experienced mesothelioma attorney immediately after diagnosis to help determine your legal options.