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Mesothelioma Statutes of Limitations

Gavel__scaleMesothelioma is among the most insidious and deadly forms of cancer, one that tragically claims the health and lives of its victims after lying in wait for years or even decades. Caused by exposure to asbestos, mesothelioma is sadly common among workers in certain occupations before the asbestos industry was forced to make the hazards of exposure known to the public at large. Miners, construction workers, firefighters, insulation installers, electricians, painters, welders, shipyard workers, steel mill workers, plumbers, and hundreds of other types of professional laborers were put at risk many years ago, yet many are only now learning of the consequences.

The Pennsylvania and New Jersey personal injury attorneys of Locks Law can provide aggressive, expert representation to you or a member of your family in a mesothelioma case. We have the specialized knowledge, skill, and experience to successfully handle mesothelioma claims. Identifying and presenting evidence of liability in asbestos-related litigation represents one of the greatest challenges in personal injury law, and most attorneys and law firms are simply unprepared for the challenge. At Locks Law, however, our Pennsylvania and New Jersey mesothelioma attorneys know what it takes to win even the most complex mesothelioma cases. We can obtain on your behalf the full measure of damages to which you are entitled, helping to secure your future and the future of your loved ones.

Although mesothelioma can take years and even decades to fully develop and manifest symptoms, victims and their families are still subject to strict statutes of limitations – that is, time limits within which they must file claims or forever forfeit the right to take legal action. It is therefore imperative that, if you or someone you love has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, or if you have lost a member of your family to the dreaded disease, you contact the personal injury attorneys of Locks Law immediately for an evaluation of your case.

Time Is of the Essence

As one of the nation’s most reputable and renowned law firms, Locks Law has handled the full range of personal injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death cases. Mesothelioma claims must be researched carefully and meticulously in order to be presented successfully, and our Pennsylvania and New Jersey wrongful death attorneys have the resources and skill necessary to do so. But time is not on your side. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, the laws of each state in the union are very specific as to when the clock starts ticking on a mesothelioma claim.

Locks Law has locations in three states: New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. The statutes of limitations regarding mesothelioma cases in these states are as follows:

  • New York – A personal injury claim must be filed with three years of the mesothelioma diagnosis. A wrongful death claim must be filed within two years of the death of the victim.
  • New Jersey – A personal injury claim must be filed with two years of the mesothelioma diagnosis. A wrongful death claim must be filed within two years of the death of the victim.
  • Pennsylvania – A personal injury claim must be filed with two years of the mesothelioma diagnosis. A wrongful death claim must be filed within two years of the death of the victim.

If you have a potential mesothelioma claim, don’t hesitate – contact Locks Law today. Time is of the essence.