A mesothelioma attorney will handle the majority of the work for your case but there are things you can do to help with the process.

  • Gather medical information as this will help your attorney determine if you have a claim and prepare your case. Relevant medical information includes the date that you were diagnosed, the doctor who provided the diagnosis, and any medical record related to your diagnosis and treatment.
  • Provide a description of your work history as this will help your attorney prove that you were exposed to asbestos and identify who is responsible for your illness.
  • Keep track of all expenses such as all out of pocket medical expenses such as doctor and hospital visits, medical tests, and prescriptions.  You should also keep track of all out of pocket expenses related to your illness like travel costs, personal care, and alternative therapies.  This will help your attorney determine the value of your claim.
  • Be organized.  A case can last several months, even years, so keeping your own records can help you remember details and follow the case process.  It is a good idea to keep a file with any documents that are signed and negotiated, copies of correspondence with your attorney, and copies of any court documents you receive.  You should also keep copies of all documents you receive from your attorney.
  • Make sure you communicate with your attorney because details discussed with your attorney can influence your case.  Do not be afraid to ask questions because your attorney is there to help you.  Always be honest, open, and direct so communication is clear.  Expect the same from your attorney.

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