What Evidence Will I Need to Support the Connection between My Diagnosis and Asbestos Exposure? What If I Do Not Have Enough Evidence?

by Gregory A. Cade on October 18, 2018

The evidence which must accompany your asbestos claim refers to two aspects: the asbestos exposure you underwent while working for the company in question and the disease it subsequently caused.

A lawyer can efficiently help you gather the necessary evidence for your asbestos claim

Evidence is without a doubt the most important aspect when it comes to filing for compensation with asbestos trust funds, as the approval of your claim depends primarily on your ability to demonstrate how your past exposure to asbestos is responsible for your current diagnosis. In general, asbestos trust funds require victims of exposure to submit the following types of proof alongside their asbestos claim:

  • employment records and invoices including information such as how asbestos was involved in your job and the asbestos products you handled or were in contact with in the workplace
  • medical documents such as pathology reports and chest X-ray results

Since a disease occurs several decades after inhaling asbestos fibers, collecting reliable evidence in this regard and remembering the precise circumstances of your exposure is often a very daunting endeavor to engage in by yourself, especially if you suffer from a debilitating disease like mesothelioma or lung cancer. However, a lawyer who specializes in asbestos litigation will be able to help you gather the necessary evidence, from documentation pertaining to your work history to the exact asbestos-containing products you were exposed to on the job. By virtue of their vast experience, they will thoroughly prepare your asbestos claim and have it ready for submission in a substantially shorter time than you would on your own. Most importantly, working with a skilful attorney will ensure your asbestos claim is approved and will also obtain you the maximum amount of compensation.

Worrying that you do not have enough evidence should be your last concern if you were injured by workplace asbestos exposure. Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. has a remarkable team of legal experts who will carefully research every aspect of your situation. Contact us at 205.328.9200 and we will do everything in our power to achieve the best outcome for you.