09 Jan Finding the Best Mesothelioma Attorney
There are several aspects to consider when finding the best mesothelioma attorney to represent your case – from understanding what mesothelioma is and how it affects you, to understanding your attorney’s practice areas and experience handling these cases.
Mesothelioma is a serious form of cancer that is caused by exposure to asbestos. The cancer destroys the mesothelium, which are membranes found in the lungs, abdomen, and around the heart and certain other body organs. It occurs when airborne asbestos microfibers become imbedded in the mesothelium, and can result from both primary and secondary (for instance a spouse who launders the clothes of a husband who works around asbestos) exposure to asbestos. If you are diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may be able to recover compensation from the employer or other parties responsible for the asbestos exposure. You need an experienced mesothelioma attorney who can represent you and recover the compensation you and your family deserve.
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, it’s important that you get as much information from your doctor as possible. You will also want to do your own research on the condition. It’s important to become knowledgeable about mesothelioma and its causes so that when you are searching for an attorney you will be able to recognize one who is familiar with the various aspects of the illness and its causes and who will therefore be able to represent you effectively. The attorneys at Baggett McCall have represented clients in hundreds of mesothelioma cases, and the firm is in fact a pioneer in the field in the State of Louisiana.
Hiring an attorney is a difficult process and requires much thought. Although you may want to hire the first attorney you speak to, it’s important to shop around. Research and speak to more than one attorney before making a final decision. Ask about the type of cases the attorney you are speaking with spends most of his or her time on, and whether the attorney regularly represents mesothelioma victims. It is important to ask about the fee for representation and how the case expenses are handled. It is also helpful to review each attorney’s website and scan reviews and other information available on the internet.
At Baggett, McCall, Burgess, Watson & Gaughan LLC, our attorneys have over 50 years of experience representing clients in personal injury, wrongful death, and chemical exposure cases. We will work with you to help you recover fair compensation for your mesothelioma or that of your loved one. Contact us for a free consultation at our Lake Charles, LA office today at (337) 478-8888