Determining Statutes of Limitations in Boston Mesothelioma Lawsuits

Mesothelioma lawsuits in Boston are significantly different from many other types of personal injury lawsuits and products liability actions. One of the major reasons deals with when the injury is discovered and when a suit can be brought. In most personal injury cases, the statute of limitations begins to run as soon as the injury occurs.   The specific statutes of limitations for various civil actions are found in Chapter 260 of the Massachusetts General Laws (M.G.L.). For example, pursuant to Section 2A of the M.G.L., a tort action for a personal injury lawsuit filed in Boston must be brought within three years of when the cause of action arises, which is usually the time of the injury or onset of the illness.  Discovering a Cause of Action in Boston Mesothelioma Lawsuits In a mesothelioma case, the injury will likely have occurred decades before the prospective plaintiff every becomes aware of a problem. This is because mesothelioma tumors develop in the…

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