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If a close relative dies due to asbestos-related disease, can I seek legal action on their behalf?

Yes, definitely, one can seek legal action on behalf of a close relative who has lost his/her life to an asbestos-related disease.

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People suffering from asbestos-related illnesses tend to avoid legal actions during their lifetime either because of poor health or fear of going through the cumbersome legal process to claim compensation

Thus, they lose their well-deserved money. However, it is possible for their survivors to recover some amount of compensation their loved ones were eligible to receive. But, there is a statute of limitations you need to respect in order to file a claim. You have between 1 and 3 years to file a claim on behalf of your loved one who has died without seeking legal action.

It is an extremely overwhelming situation to lose dear ones to diseases such as mesothelioma or lung cancer. An experienced mesothelioma lawyer’s assistance is vital in this case as the legal process may prove to be complex as the victim is unavailable to provide the information and also explain how exposure asbestos exposure occurred on the job. Additionally, filing a claim with the assistance of your attorneys requires only minimal involvement on your side.

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