|Normally the statue of limitations begins at the
time of a mesothelioma diagnosis.
Unfortunately from the time that one is diagnosed with mesothelioma, the clock starts ticking on the statute of limitations that you have to file a law suit. Statutes of limitation are enactments that set the maximum time after an injury when a person can file suit or file claims. Otherwise valid claims may be time-barred if not filed within the limitations period.
Because the latency period of mesothelioma can be 10-60 years after the exposure to asbestos, usually the statute of limitations for mesothelioma begins at the time one is diagnosed. That is why it may be vital to seek legal help as soon as possible.
Each state has their own deadlines that are set and may have different regulations based on the method in which the asbestos exposure occurred.
If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and want to know more about the statute of limitations in your state, please do not hesitate to call us at 866-373-5000 or request more information on mesothelioma.