Five things to know when choosing a mesothelioma attorney

Finding out that you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a rare, incurable disease is painstakingly emotional. In the moment, the uncertainty surrounding a mesothelioma diagnosis can take over and leave you feeling helpless amid the reality of what’s to come. Medical bills may start to pile up on the kitchen counter, wages may be lost due to unforeseen medical complications and it can become a struggle to make ends meet.

But there is always hope.

Hope is out there in the hands, hearts and minds of mesothelioma and asbestos exposure attorneys who work tirelessly to offer insight, provide support and fight for justice.

Here are a few things to keep in mind when you consider choosing a mesothelioma attorney:

Remember your past.

While there is a proven scientific link between asbestos exposure and mesothelioma, not everyone who gets diagnosed with the disease makes the connection at first.

Asbestos has been mined and used commercially in America since the late 1800s, yet it took until the 1970s for the substance to be banned by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission for use in wallboard patching compounds and gas fireplaces.

It took almost 20 more years before the United States Environmental Protection Agency banned all uses.
In the meantime, it was used in dozens of industries where victims had no idea they were working with something so harmful. That is a lifelong sacrifice that in and of itself can be a challenge to wrap your mind around. You don’t have to do it alone.

Consider their past.

The most important step in choosing a mesothelioma attorney is twofold:

Choose a mesothelioma attorney that has experience with mesothelioma and asbestos exposure. It sounds simple, but it’s important to find someone with a strong background and proven track record. It’s crucial to find someone that understands the scientific background involved with asbestos exposure cases. There are dates and facts and statistics mesothelioma attorneys can offer that you shouldn’t have to so much as even think about.

Choose a mesothelioma attorney who feels like family. Think of all of that specialized knowledge as the roots and the relationship as the tree. One of the most troubling aspects of a mesothelioma diagnosis is the uncertainty it involves in almost every aspect of life. There is no need for any of that to carry into your relationship with your attorney, who should be someone you trust from the first phone call through the final handshake after you receive your settlement.

Remember your why.

Think back to the reason why you worked those extra shifts on the auto assembly line or took that second job in demolition or construction over the summer. Chances are the reasons then are the same as your reasons for filing a mesothelioma lawsuit in the first place. You worked hard and took pride in what you accomplished to help support your family. You built a life for yourself and your family because of that hard work. That matters now more than ever before when you’re diagnosed with mesothelioma. It’s challenging enough facing the emotional stress and physical symptoms associated with the disease without worrying about the financial ramifications.

Consider their why.

That’s where choosing the right mesothelioma attorney is the most important thing you can do to help protect everything you’ve worked so hard to build. The best mesothelioma attorneys are those who value your past and consider your why in everything they do.

Because there is always hope.

Hope is out there in the hands of mesothelioma attorneys who are dedicated to helping you and your family.
Hope is out there in the minds of asbestos exposure attorneys who know everything there is to know about the science and statistics to win your case.

Hope is out there in the hearts of mesothelioma attorneys who care for their clients and fight for justice.
It is yours for the taking.

Contact us today for more information on how we can help provide the insight, knowledge and expertise you need to get the financial compensation you deserve.

Stephanie McHugh

Author

Stephanie McHugh is a former court reporter who worked as the official reporter in a Houston, Texas, courthouse and also took many depositions in which plaintiffs testified regarding their workplace and risks of daily asbestos exposure.