What evidence do you need in a mesothelioma claim?

On Behalf of | Jul 12, 2023 | mesothelioma

Being exposed to asbestos due to another party’s negligence, such as that of an employer, may grant you the eligibility to file a mesothelioma claim. To prove your claim and receive the compensation you deserve, you will need to provide certain evidence.

This guide discusses documents that can help you determine liability in your mesothelioma claim:

Medical records

Medical records can prove you have developed mesothelioma. These include pathology reports, imaging scans, blood tests, medications and your doctor’s statement linking the diagnosis to asbestos exposure.

Work history

If your case is occupational exposure to asbestos, you need to document your work history and produce documents proving you worked at the company in question and how you were exposed to asbestos. For instance, if you are a construction worker, it may help to have a list of the products you worked with and your duties.

If you were in a military branch, gather your service records and duties. You may also need to include a history of any civilian job you did before or after service.

Sale records

If you were exposed to asbestos in your new home, you may need to gather the sale records, particularly the property disclosure document. If the seller didn’t disclose the presence of asbestos in the property, they may have breached a duty of care they owed you.

Witness statements

Witness statements can be vital in a mesothelioma claim. If you were exposed to asbestos at work, information from your current or former colleagues can support your claim.

The above-discussed evidence can help you build a strong mesothelioma case. It will also help to get legal guidance to make informed decisions.