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Can you sue after statute of limitations?

A statute of limitations, in the context of litigation, is a deadline for filing a claim. Generally speaking, you can’t sue once the statute of limitations for a specific type of lawsuit has passed, so it’s important to be aware of the rules and of what’s involved in filing a claim. Those considering suing should contact a legal expert quickly.

Mesothelioma is a cancer that can begin to grow 10, 20, 30 or more years after a person is exposed to asbestos. Therefore it wouldn’t make sense for statutes of limitations to be based on the time period a victim came in contact with the substance. Instead, they are based on the date a person was diagnosed with the disease. Statutes differ by state, but a person might have 2 or 3 years after official diagnosis to file a personal injury lawsuit for damages. In the case of wrongful death, a person’s family members might be the ones filing; they might have 1 to 2 years to file. (The most a state allows is 6 years after diagnosis or 3 years after death.)

Can you sue after statute of limitations?

Making all this more challenging is that claimants and their lawyers have to gather the proper information before filing their suit. When a loved one dies, family members may not know the details of how they were exposed to asbestos, and may need to gather information on the person’s life history and workplaces. Anyone who things they may gave grounds for a lawsuit should contact a legal expert quickly.

Can you sue after statute of limitations?

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