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By | September 5, 2018

Asbestos & Mesothelioma Lawyer

Finding the best mesothelioma specialist is critical to your health and well-being.

As you pursue a claim against the companies that harmed you, finding a qualified mesothelioma lawyer is just as important.

Table of Contents
  • Hiring The Right Lawyer

  • Experience is Key

  • What to Look For

  • Legal Compensation

  • Financial Compensation

  • Statute of Limitations

Hiring the Right Mesothelioma Attorney

Mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases, such as lung cancer and asbestosis, are entirely preventable.

Asbestos companies could have helped prevent health problems by warning about the hazards of this toxic material. Instead, they purposely hid the dangers of this deadly fiber. Some recognized that doing so would save them money in terms of compensation paid to sick workers.

If you have questions about asbestos, check out our FAQ page.

Now, individuals harmed by asbestos are using the legal system to hold asbestos companies financially responsible for their reckless disregard of the health and safety of workers and their families.

Treating mesothelioma is expensive, with costs easily running into the hundreds of thousands of dollars or more depending on a patient’s medical needs and prognosis for survival. Mesothelioma is also likely to be diagnosed at a later stage, when treatment can be more extensive and more expensive.

If you or a family member has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos disease, it is crucial that you select a qualified mesothelioma lawyer  to manage your claim for compensation.

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Why You Need an Experienced Mesothelioma Attorney

Asbestos manufacturers spent decades hiding the truth to protect their profits. Unfortunately, even now that the deadly effects of asbestos are widely recognized, these large companies and their legal teams still make it difficult for victims to recover the compensation they deserve.

During this stressful time, you and your family should be focused on your health, not a legal battle.

A compassionate and experienced mesothelioma lawyer will be able to take that pressure off you by:

  • Providing a free, no-obligation case review to answer your questions and discuss your options

  • Identifying each and every potential source of compensation, including government benefits

  • Navigating the complex asbestos claims process, as well as anticipating and addressing any potential hurdles in your case

  • Managing all the paperwork, communication, and legal legwork that needs to be done involving your claim

Due to the time sensitivity of asbestos personal injury claims, you should not delay in seeking legal advice for mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis, or any other asbestos-related disease.

What to Look for When Choosing a Mesothelioma Lawyer

While a lawsuit and other funds may be options to pay for your asbestos-related losses, asbestos cases are complex and financial recovery is not guaranteed. In order to prevail, you must be able to prove that your past asbestos exposure caused your diseaseand that the disease in turn caused you losses.

This entails assembling an airtight case that leaves no doubt that an asbestos company is liable. The details of your exposure, including where and how it happened and which company supplied the asbestos, must be meticulously documented.

Only specialized law firms with attorneys highly experienced in the area of asbestos litigation are qualified to handle these nuanced cases.

A Qualified Mesothelioma Law Firm Will Be Able to Demonstrate:

  • Proven results in mesothelioma/asbestos-related disease cases

  • Extensive knowledge of the various asbestos companies and the job sites they supplied

  • Thorough understanding of asbestos disease medical issues, as well as the ability to assist you in finding the best treatment

  • Large network of medical (and other experts) and witnesses to call upon to testify on your behalf

  • Willingness to go the extra mile in helping you to obtain non-lawsuit compensation, such as VA disability benefits

How Much Does a Mesothelioma Lawyer Cost?

How-Much-Does-a-Mesothelioma-Attorney-CostMost reputable firms work on what’s known as a “contingency” basis, meaning that you pay nothing unless you win your case. Firms should also offer a free consultation, at which time you can assess not only legal credentials but also the level of customer service.

A successful asbestos litigation firm provides more than legal assistance. It offers peace of mind through the entirety of the claims process.

If you need legal help or have specific questions about the claims process, please contact us.

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Keep in mind that many cases take up to a year to resolve — a year that in all likelihood will be accompanied by hardship, uncertainty, and stress. You’ll probably have many questions and concerns, so it’s important to choose a law firm that is attentive to, and respectful of, you and your family.

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What Can Legal Compensation Help You With?

The high cost of U.S. medical care is the subject of frequent debate. Even for a minor ailment, medical costs can quickly escalate well beyond initial estimates.

For a complex, aggressive, and incurable disease like malignant mesothelioma — one that may require the services of several specialized doctors, multimodality treatment, and caregiver support — typical cost estimates begin high and often only get higher.

Here is a rundown of the expenses that most mesothelioma patients can expect to face:

  • Proven results in mesothelioma/asbestos-related disease cases

  • Extensive knowledge of the various asbestos companies and the job sites they supplied

  • Thorough understanding of asbestos disease medical issues, as well as the ability to assist you in finding the best treatment

  • Large network of medical (and other experts) and witnesses to call upon to testify on your behalf

  • Willingness to go the extra mile in helping you to obtain non-lawsuit compensation, such as VA disability benefits

In addition to the direct costs of mesothelioma, there are indirect costs such as:

  • Proven results in mesothelioma/asbestos-related disease cases

  • Extensive knowledge of the various asbestos companies and the job sites they supplied

  • Thorough understanding of asbestos disease medical issues, as well as the ability to assist you in finding the best treatment

  • Large network of medical (and other experts) and witnesses to call upon to testify on your behalf

  • Willingness to go the extra mile in helping you to obtain non-lawsuit compensation, such as VA disability benefits

It’s easy to see how the thousands of dollars per month needed to pay for cancer treatment can quickly add up to unmanageable sums. That’s why it’s critical to work with a law firm that will pursue every bit of compensation you and your family deserve.

A successful claim for full and fair compensation should account for the direct costs of all medical treatments and related expenses, as well as non-economic losses you and your family experience, such as pain and suffering.

Types of Financial Compensation Available for Mesothelioma Victims

Finding the best mesothelioma specialist is critical to your health and well-being. As you pursue a claim against the companies that harmed you, finding a qualified mesothelioma lawyer is just as important.

Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be eligible for compensation and government benefits to help make you and your family financially whole. A knowledgeable asbestos attorney can help you explore:

Asbestos Bankruptcy Funds

Some of the companies that are responsible for exposing people to asbestos are no longer in business or filed for bankruptcy.

However, the law required those companies to set aside money in special trust funds for asbestos victims and their families.

Seeking compensation from an asbestos trust is not the same as filing a lawsuit. However, you will need a knowledgeable attorney to help you identify and prove which asbestos trust fund(s) may owe you compensation.

Mesothelioma Settlements & Lawsuits

If the company that is responsible for your asbestos exposure is still in business, your attorney can help you pursue a mesothelioma lawsuit.

Often, companies will choose to settle these lawsuits to avoid the expense of going to court.

However, you should choose a lawyer who has extensive litigation experience and who will be prepared to argue your case through to verdict if necessary.

Veterans’ Benefits

If you were exposed to asbestos products while serving in the military and have since been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos disease, you may be eligible for monthly VA benefits.

When choosing an asbestos lawyer, be sure to ask if he or she will handle your VA benefits claim.

(This should be done at no charge if the law firm is also handling your mesothelioma lawsuit or trust fund claim.)

Social Security Disability Benefits

If you are diagnosed with an asbestos disease before you reach retirement age, you should explore your options for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits.

The Social Security Administration does recognize that mesothelioma is a debilitating illness, but you will have to provide extensive proof of your asbestos-related disease in order to secure benefits.

Workers’ Compensation Benefits

If you had to leave work due to your asbestos disease, you may be able to file for workers’ compensation benefits.

Mesothelioma and asbestosis are both occupational illnesses.

Once your attorneys have documented your history of asbestos exposure, they will identify the best path forward for pursuing the maximum compensation you deserve. This may include filing multiple claims, depending on your work and service history.

Please contact us today to learn more about your options, including your right to file a wrongful death claim if you have lost a loved one to an asbestos disease.

Statute of Limitations on Mesothelioma Claims

Statute of Limitations on Mesothelioma ClaimsThe time you have to file a mesothelioma claim, known as the statute of limitations, varies by state. In New York, for example, the statute of limitations for filing a claim is three years.

The clock begins ticking at the time of your diagnosis. Family members who have lost a loved to an asbestos disease also have a limited time to file a wrongful death claim.

It is important to take action as soon as possible to preserve your legal right to compensation. Mesothelioma is a devastating disease that can quickly take a toll on patients and their families. A dedicated attorney will want to get started on your case as soon as possible.

What if my loved one passes away in the middle of pursuing a claim?

If your loved one dies before a claim is settled or won, family members may be able to take over as plaintiffs in the claim. When you meet with our compassionate mesothelioma attorneys, we will explain how the process works and what you can expect. Contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation on your case.

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