In South Carolina, the statute of limitations for a personal injury case is three years. While most people would assume that you would have three years from the date of exposure to asbestos, mesothelioma and asbestos-related cancers can take decades to develop. so this is not the case. For asbestos exposure lawsuits in South Carolina, you have three years from the date you were diagnosed with mesothelioma or an asbestos-related cancer to file a claim.
If a loved one has died of an asbestos-related cancer or mesothelioma, then you would have three years from the day they died to file a wrongful death claim. The compensation available through a South Carolina wrongful death claim will help to cover expenses related to the asbestos exposure and your loved one’s death.