After Death Mesothelioma Claims | Family Members and Victims’ Rights

After Death Mesothelioma Claims | Family Members and Victims’ Rights Thousands of companies have had to defend themselves from asbestos lawsuits Some of these cases were brought by the

family of a person who was diagnosed with mesothelioma or an asbestos-related illness, and passed away either before or during a lawsuit People who are close enough to the deceased can file a wrongful death claim, provided they meet certain criteria Wrongful Death Lawsuits: Statutes of Limitations Time is of the essence when it comes to wrongful death lawsuits related to asbestos Generally speaking, you have one to three years to make your asbestos claim The amount of time you have to file depends on the state where you will file your claim

Kazan Law’s History of Winning Wrongful Death Suits In 2014 Kazan Law was recognized for obtaining the largest wrongful death jury verdict in all of California Representing Emily Bankhead, Tammy Bankhead, and Debbie Bankhead-Meiers, the widow and adult daughters of Gordon Bankhead, Kazan Law partner David McClain led our team to an $113 million verdict on behalf of the family The defendant, Pneumo Abex, routinely exposed Mr

Bankhead to asbestos-containing brakes After Death Mesothelioma Claims: Who Can File a Wrongful Death Lawsuit? Certain criteria must be met and the death itself needs to be the result of negligence or a wrongful act to file a wrongful death suit Seeing this problem with old law, governments established the right for people to sue for compensation as a result of a wrongful death But the people who could bring the suit forward had to be close enough to the deceased that it made sense An acquaintance or long lost cousin could not come forward and claim they deserved compensation for the death of a person they barely knew Legally speaking, you need to be eligible to file your suit

This is called “standing” Below are some examples of the types of relationships that may permit a wrongful death suit Husbands, wives, children (including adopted or step), mothers and fathers, sisters or brothers Grandparents are also included People who are financially dependent on the deceased (This varies by states In California you need to be at least half financially dependent) If you are an immediate family member or financially dependent on a person who has died from asbestos, you should talk with an experienced attorney about filing a wrongful death suit The Asbestos, Wrongful Death Lawsuit Process In all asbestos-related cases, a good lawyer will conduct extensive research

This often starts with interviews with the potential plaintiff We have our own team of investigators who are experienced in asbestos and have a comprehensive resource database Kazan Law is aware of almost every company that has used asbestos, enabling our research process to be fast, efficient and accurate Only at the conclusion of our research will we make an official legal recommendation on what you should do Discovery is the next part of the lawsuit process

This where your attorney works to build the best case possible He or she will depose the defendants and gather information about your work history, personal and medical history To see what legal options you have regarding a wrongful death lawsuit related to asbestos exposure, contact Kazan Law for a free consultation

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