Robichaux Law Firm, LLC.
6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd., Suite 230
New Orleans, LA 70126
215 W. Judge Perez Dr.
Chalmette, LA 70043
Unlike many other types of injuries and illnesses, mesothelioma can take decades to surface within the body. Exposure to asbestos that occurred 20 years ago might just now be developing into mesothelioma. This means that although you may have technically been “injured” long ago by the presence of asbestos, you may have just become aware of it.
It is for this reason that mesothelioma lawsuits involve the “discovery of harm” rule when it comes to the statute of limitations, that is, the amount of time you have to file a case.
In Louisiana, the statute of limitations for a mesothelioma case involving a recent diagnosis is one year from the date of the diagnosis, or the date that you discovered that you were harmed.
The statute of limitations for a wrongful death mesothelioma case is also one year, which means that the family members of the person who passed away have one year from the date of death to file a wrongful death claim.
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