Your legal team will fight to ensure you receive proper compensation from all potentially liable parties and asbestos trust funds.
Get Immediate Financial Relief
A mesothelioma diagnosis can leave patients and their families in dire financial straits; past and future medical bills, lost wages and travel expenses all add up quickly.
Yet patients and their families have a variety of legal options to recover damages quickly to provide relief for their families.
An experienced mesothelioma lawyer helps patients and their families get the money they deserve as fast as possible. Options include:
Your mesothelioma lawyer will help you to understand each legal option, manage the entire process so you can focus on your treatment, and advocate on your behalf to ensure you receive the most money possible.
Some cases can go to trial in as little as six months and some trust fund claims pay out almost immediately.
Contacting Mesothelioma Lawyers for an Initial Case Evaluation
Every asbestos lawsuit is different and is dependent on a number of variables. An experienced litigator will recognize the right strategies for your specific case.
First, you will contact a qualified mesothelioma law firm. During this initial phone call, you will speak to a legal advisor who will ask about your work history, which may have led to asbestos exposure and resulting exposure symptoms.
Your lawyer may also review your mesothelioma or lung cancer diagnosis, your pathology report and other health-related information.
An initial case evaluation is an important first step in the process. This allows your legal advisor to determine if your case is viable, help you to estimate the potential value of your case, as well as discuss next steps in the legal process.
Asbestos Lawsuits: Strategies for Recovering Compensation
When filing a lawsuit, the suit must be filed against every potential liable party. Through your work history and the asbestos products you came into contact with, many different parties may have been at fault for your exposure to asbestos. Your lawsuit should then hold all liable parties accountable.
In terms of recovering compensation, there are many avenues you can take. An experienced mesothelioma lawyer will ensure your obtain compensation from all available sources.
These includes asbestos trust funds, which total $35 billion and were put in place by bankrupt asbestos companies, as well as VA benefits and asbestos lawsuits.
File an Asbestos Lawsuit: Victims diagnosed with mesothelioma have the right to sue all liable parties for damages. Victims whose exposure to asbestos lead to a mesothelioma or lung cancer diagnosis have a variety of means for filing an asbestos exposure lawsuit.
Often, these suits must be filed soon after the initial diagnosis due to the statute of limitations. With asbestos lawsuits, your suit may go to trial or settled out of court.
Damages may include lost wages, past and future medical bills, emotional and physical suffering and more.
File a Wrongful Death Claim: If you lost a loved one to mesothelioma, you’re entitled to damages for your emotional and financial suffering. These lawsuits can include damages for medical bills, funeral expenses, as well as emotional suffering. Typically, they must be filed soon after a loved one passes away mesothelioma.
You can file a mesothelioma lawsuit if you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma. If a family member has passed away from mesothelioma or asbestos-related lung cancer, a wrongful death lawsuit can be filed. In most cases, you and your family will not be required to appear in court, and in some cases, these asbestos suits are settled before going to trial.
Filing Asbestos Trust Fund Claims: Bankrupt asbestos companies have set aside trust funds to compensate victims. To date, there is more than $35 billion in these accounts. Your mesothelioma lawyers will help you file a claim and estimate the possible values of the claim.
File for VA Benefits: U.S. Military veterans are one of the most at-risk populations for developing mesothelioma. The Department of Veteran’s Affairs offers a number of benefits for asbestos exposure victims, including medical coverage and monthly compensation. Benefits are available for children and spouses as well.
With your case, all of these options may be viable for recovering compensation. An experienced mesothelioma lawyer will help you determine which options are right for your specific case.
Ask a Mesothelioma Lawyer: FAQs
How Long Do I Have to File?
There is a specific amount of time, which is called the statute of limitations, and it depends on the state or jurisdiction.
Typically, asbestos lawsuits must be filed within 1-5 years after the discovery or diagnosis of an asbestos related illness or mesothelioma. Contact Mesowatch today to learn if you can still pursue a case.
Can I Afford An Asbestos Attorney?
Attorneys in asbestos cases work on a contingency fee basis. This means that victims pay nothing until they receive compensation, and the attorney receives a percentage of any compensation that is received.
If the case is unsuccessful, the client has no financial responsibility. Before pursuing litigation, discuss this percentage with your attorney.
How Long Before An Asbestos Lawsuit Goes to Trial?
Your attorney will work hard to move your case through the legal process as quickly as possible. Often, this may require filing the case in a jurisdiction that is favorable to fast-track jury verdicts.
The asbestos law firm you choose should also have a track record of fast verdicts and asbestos lawsuit settlements. In some cases, you may receive a trial date within 6 months of filing.
Mesowatch Fights to Get You and Your Family Financial Compensation
If you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer caused by asbestos exposure, contact Mesowatch today.
Our experience legal advisors will help you receive the money you deserve and connect you to a nation-leading team of some of the best mesothelioma lawyers in the country.