Do You Need Legal Assistance After A Diagnosis Of Mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma is an incurable cancer that has one cause: asbestos exposure. Companies that use and manufacture asbestos could be responsible for the exposure that caused your condition. Our attorneys work with mesothelioma patients throughout the United States. We’re here to help you and your family no matter where you are in the US.
Why Should You Hire A Lawyer?
Mesothelioma litigation is a complicated field, and you’ll need an entire team of attorneys, medical experts, investigators and specialized mesothelioma researchers so that you can receive the best settlement you can. You’ll need the most experienced asbestos lawyers on your side, especially if you have a family who depend on you financially. Hiring a lawyer is the first step in providing future financial security for your family and dependents.
We also know that no settlement is big enough to right the wrongs you suffered. But funds from a lawsuit settlement can help your family cover expensive medical costs and take care of them when you’re experiencing financial difficulties.
Why Is Eligible To File A Lawsuit For Damages?
Anyone who has received a clinical diagnosis of mesothelioma may be eligible, including:
- Workers exposed to asbestos on the job during the normal course of employment
- Military veterans exposed while serving our country either in the US or overseas
- Individuals exposed to asbestos in their homes, schools, or other places
- Mesothelioma patients who experienced second-hand asbestos exposure (families who had a member that worked directly with asbestos, for example
- Anyone diagnosed with Mesothelioma
Asbestos Has Been Declared A Known Human Carcinogen
Wherever You Live, We Come To You
Although we have offices in:
- New York
- New Jersey
- Washington DC
We also travel to all 50 states to help and represent mesothelioma patients and their families. We’ve met and represented clients and families just like you in all 50 states, even in hospitals and in clients’ homes.
When you hire us to represent you for a mesothelioma claim, our attorneys and staff do all of the work for you, so you can concentrate on taking care of yourself.
Is It Necessary To File A Lawsuit To Receive Mesothelioma Compensation?
Maybe. If the company that caused your carcinogenic exposure to asbestos has set up a trust fund for mesothelioma personal injury claims, you may be able to receive a settlement for mesothelioma without a lawsuit.
However—if you are reluctant to file a lawsuit because you believe you won’t be able to attend court dates and make other obligations, please keep reading.
When you hire a mesothelioma law firm to file a lawsuit against the parties responsible for your asbestos exposure, you will also:
- Help secure your family’s financial future
- Help prevent other companies from engaging in similar acts of negligence in the future
- Make sure that the asbestos companies involved don’t get away with harming you and others
If you are still not interested in filing a lawsuit, our mesothelioma attorneys can determine your eligibility to receive a trust fund settlement out of court from the asbestos companies that are responsible for your illness.
What Kind Of Mesothelioma-Related Claim Is Eligible For A Lawsuit?
This depends on several factors including:
- The company responsible for the actions
- How much asbestos you were exposed to
- How long you were exposed to it
- If your exposure was related to your military service
You may be eligible for one or more of these legal claims:
- Out-of-Court Settlement
- Filing a Private Lawsuit
- VA Mesothelioma Claim
- Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Fund Settlement
You may also be eligible to file multiple claims depending on your personal circumstances, and the state where you file your claim/settlement request. Our experienced mesothelioma lawyers will negotiate the settlement amount that you ultimately agree to or decline.
What Type Of Compensation For Mesothelioma Can I Request?
This may depend on the claim or lawsuit you’re filing. However, like other personal injury claims, you may be able to include:
- Reimbursement for medical expenses
- Lost wages for time off work
- Lost future wages/salary you would have earned working if you were not diagnosed with Mesothelioma
- Pain, suffering, and mental anguish
- Punitive damages that are punishment to the company for wrongdoing
If you lost a loved one because of mesothelioma, you may be able to seek wrongful death damages, in addition to the above listed types of compensation. Because wrongful death claim laws vary by state, our legal team can investigate to see if you qualify to file both claims. If so, they will advise you on exactly how you can be compensated for your loss.
You can also request compensation for pleural mesothelioma as well as the less common but similarly serious types, including:
- Other malignant mesothelioma
What If The Lawsuit Takes Longer Than I Have And I Die Before A Settlement?
The unfortunate reality is that after a mesothelioma diagnosis, the average life expectancy is 12 to 18 months. If that should happen, your spouse, children, family, and other dependents may be able to receive a settlement in the future should you pass before a trial award or settlement is finalized.
Our mesothelioma attorneys are well-versed in this type of litigation and are happy to help. We will make all necessary the necessary arrangements at the beginning of your case so that your survivors can receive all money owed to you should you pass away from your illness before the lawsuit is completed.
What Does It Cost To Hire A Lawyer To File A Lawsuit For Mesothelioma?
Our law firm works on a contingency fee basis, so there is no cost to file your lawsuit. You only pay us if we win a settlement, a trial verdict award, or a payment from a mesothelioma trust fund. All of the details are written into your contract, which we discuss with you before we proceed. You and your family will never have to pay anything out of pocket, and there are no hidden fees.