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After you initiate legal action, it is crucial to start recording all your illness-related expenses in order to help your attorney recover the maximum compensation available on your behalf.

answered by Mark L. Rowe

Recovering compensation from asbestos trust funds will usually take several months, during which you should carefully keep track of your medical expenses

It is important to know that, during the legal process of a personal injury case, it is the client who is responsible with recording all the expenses related to their illness. After the first consultation with your attorney, you should start keeping track of the exact cost of your treatment and any additional medical procedures you need to undergo, as well as of a series of other expenses pertaining to your asbestos disease. By providing your lawyer with the precise amount of money you have to pay for your injury, they will be able to obtain the maximum compensation for you.

You are required to provide your attorney with evidence of your expenses in the form of bills or other documents stating how much you paid for various medical services. In addition to medical costs, you should keep track of the following expenses as well, as they are also related to the disease you developed as a result of asbestos exposure in the workplace:

  • travel bills (transportation to medical providers for you and your family or caregiver, including the cost of housing and food if you need to travel to a distant place)
  • daily living assistance bills (for those who hire help for cleaning, cooking, taking care of them and their family etc.)
  • health insurance (the cost may increase, as people injured by asbestos exposure can rarely return to work)
  • alternative treatment bills (massage, acupuncture and other similar therapies which are not covered by health insurance but are necessary for temporary pain relief)

If you were exposed to asbestos on the job and are now struggling with mesothelioma or lung cancer, we strongly encourage you to contact Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. for quality legal representation at (205) 328-9200. Within the past 25 years, we have recovered over $1.4 billion for asbestos victims and their families and are bound to help you, too.

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