When first diagnosed with Mesothelioma, many people from other countries are surprised to learn that their case is rejected by a law firm. This is because compensation is mostly available to people who lived and worked in the United States and were exposed to asbestos there.
Luckily, there are other options available to help you get compensated. Here are some ways you can apply for Mesothelioma compensation even if you were born outside the US.
Why isn’t Mesothelioma compensation available for everyone?
Many law firms in the US will not help foreign mesothelioma patients. One reason is because there is a lot more work involved when trying to get compensation for people who were born overseas. In addition, if there is no way to link the patient to the United States, then the patient may not have a case in the United States.
However, there are exceptions to this rule:
1) You were born outside of the United States and can prove you spent time living in the United States before your diagnosis and were exposed to asbestos at that time.
2) You’re a U.S. citizen but didn’t live in the United States during that time frame, however you worked for a U.S. company abroad and that’s where your asbestos exposure came from.
3) Your parent was a U.S. citizen and you were born abroad. However, you lived in the U.S. at some point and your asbestos exposure came from your parent who was working for a U.S. company at that time.
Options for mesothelioma patients who were born outside the US
There are a few ways you can apply for Mesothelioma compensation even if you were born outside the US.
If you or your parents worked for a US company before the early 1980’s – you may have a case. Our legal teams can help find links between the US company and your asbestos exposure. If a link is found, you may be able to get compensation without going to court.
Recommendation for mesothelioma patients who were turned down by other law firms
If you were turned down by other law firms, you should contact us immediately. We work with many of the best mesothelioma law firms in the U.S. who may take a case like yours.
Simply call toll-free 888-538-8203 to get started.