Mesothelioma and asbestos litigation is a highly specialized area. The most important single decision you will make with respect to your claim is to find the right attorney to represent you. Attorney Joseph Jordan has many connections to the asbestos litigation arena which will provide you with the best opportunity to obtain the best representation and maximum recovery. Selecting the location at which your case or cases are filed is of primary importance. It is probable that a location should be selected which is not in Toledo or even in Ohio. Again, Attorney Joseph Jordan can help you make the correct decision.
Most states have a statute of limitations which defines the period of time within which a claim for mesothelioma can be brought. In some states, the length of time is measured from the time of exposure to asbestos. In some states, the time is measured from the diagnosis of mesothelioma to the time that the case is filed. This is an important distinction that requires a knowledge of the law in multiple states. Knowledge of asbestos locations is critical to discovering those exposures.
Exposure to asbestos can take place in many ways. Many people are directly exposed to asbestos in their employment, that is their employment involved working with asbestos in its incorporation into a product that was being produced. Many more are exposed in their homes or work places to asbestos as a result of it being incorporated into the building in which they work or the house in which they live. Exposure can happen in other ways. Most people who have mesothelioma have been exposed to asbestos in multiple different situations. Discovering those exposures and identifying the people responsible for the exposure is an important aspect of a mesothelioma claim which will probably be made against multiple defendants.
Mesothelioma has a lengthy period of latency between its exposure to asbestos and the development of symptoms or the diagnosis of mesothelioma. Even though your exposure to asbestos was as long as 50 years ago, you may still have a claim against the party responsible for that exposure.
Contact Lucas County Asbestos and Mesothelioma attorney Joseph P. Jordan at 419-318-7968 for a free initial consultation to discuss your situation. Please contact our Law Office today to schedule an appointment. Evening and weekend appointments are available upon request. We will take the time to listen to your concerns, inform you of your legal options and keep you informed of the status of your case. We accept major credit cards.