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How long will I have to wait to receive compensation for asbestos exposure?

Asbestos exposure claims involve a lot of hard work, as they are very complex to prepare for submission. Your lawyer, along with their legal team, will need to gather sufficient pertinent and reliable evidence to support the connection between your asbestos exposure and your diagnosis, as well as take care of many other necessary documents that must accompany your claim.

The process of preparing your asbestos claim for submission can take several months, depending on factors such as:

Therefore, you should be patient after you send your attorney your employment or military records and your medical records, as they will have to invest plenty of hours into thoroughly preparing your asbestos claim. After your asbestos claim is submitted with the asbestos trust funds, with the companies that exposed you to asbestos, and with the VA, if you are a veteran, you will have to wait between 6 months to 2 years to receive your financial compensation, depending on the number of asbestos trust funds your claim was filed with, how many claims the asbestos trust funds have to process in addition to yours, and how severe your diagnosis is.

In general, victims of asbestos exposure who struggle with serious diseases such as lung cancer or mesothelioma will receive compensation within the shortest period of time, as the people who are in charge of asbestos trust funds are aware that they are often in urgent need of money to afford healthcare and treatment.

For this reason, if you have lung cancer or mesothelioma, your asbestos claim will be expedited so that you can benefit from the compensation you need as soon as possible. On the other hand, if you have a non-malignant disease caused by asbestos exposure, the waiting time will be longer, as your claim will not be prioritized.

File your asbestos claim with the help of Atraxia Law

With over 35 years of experience in evaluating personal injury and product liability claims, the team of experts at Atraxia Law is ready to provide you with quality assistance if your health was affected by asbestos exposure. Regardless of your diagnosis, we strongly encourage you to reach out to our team of professionals, as the financial compensation we may be able to help you recover will prove useful in affording better healthcare and treatment.

We will carefully assess your situation to determine whether you are eligible for filing a claim for asbestos exposure and, if you are, we will promptly guide you to a lawyer whose main area of practice is toxic exposure so that you can obtain the money you deserve.

The only documents we will need from you are your employment or military records and your medical records. If you are very ill, a family member can help you navigate the process. Lastly, a very important aspect you should keep in mind is the statute of limitations, which refers to the timeframe within which you can file your asbestos claim. In most states, the statute of limitations is 3 years from the moment of diagnosis, but it may be shorter where you live. For this reason, we advise you to contact Atraxia Law as soon as you receive your diagnosis so as not to lose your right to compensation.