Mesothelioma Lawyer

A mesothelioma lawyer works with victims of asbestos exposure and their families to pursue compensation that can help cover costs associated with this disease. The team at can connect you with an experienced mesothelioma lawyer who will fight for justice on your behalf and hold those responsible for your illness accountable.

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Why Should I Hire a Mesothelioma Lawyer?

Many companies that made and sold asbestos products knew asbestos was dangerous, but they hid this information from the public to protect their profits.

Hiring a mesothelioma attorney will allow you to take action against asbestos companies and seek compensation that can be used to help pay for medical bills, travel costs, daily living expenses, and more.

Several different types of mesothelioma compensation may be available, including compensation from:

An asbestos attorney will work with eligible victims and families to determine the best route for securing their financial future. Throughout this process, your lawyer will handle all of the legal legwork for you, so you can focus on your health and your loved ones.

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Mesothelioma lawyers specialize in asbestos cases. They pursue justice on behalf of clients who were exposed to asbestos and developed mesothelioma and other asbestos-related illnesses as a result.

The laws that govern asbestos cases are complex and vary from state to state. Experienced asbestos attorneys often work at national law firms and have a comprehensive understanding of the history of asbestos liability cases and state laws throughout the country.

Mesothelioma attorneys offer support, provide access to both legal and medical resources, and fight for the maximum amount of compensation available in your case. 

The asbestos lawyers in our network can also:

  • Provide you with a free legal consultation to determine the options available to you
  • Build a strong case by gathering evidence like medical records, work history, and proof of past asbestos exposure
  • File a mesothelioma lawsuit on your behalf before any state deadlines
  • Negotiate a mesothelioma settlement with the defendant
  • Present your case at trial before a judge and jury if a settlement agreement cannot be reached

Call (866) 447-8466 now to take the first step toward justice. We’ll connect you with a mesothelioma attorney in our network if you qualify.

How to Choose a Mesothelioma Lawyer

While many attorneys claim that they can handle a mesothelioma lawsuit on your behalf, only a select few actually specialize in asbestos law. To secure the most compensation possible in the shortest amount of time, you should make sure your mesothelioma lawyer has some key qualities.

Look for a mesothelioma lawyer that has:

  • Access to key resources, including databases with detailed information on job sites and products associated with asbestos exposure
  • A track record of success securing compensation for clients
  • Decades of experience working with a well-established mesothelioma law firm
  • Positive client testimonials that show others were highly satisfied with their legal team and results
  • Relationships with well-respected medical professionals and mesothelioma treatment centers

Choosing a qualified and experienced mesothelioma attorney is easier with a trusted legal resource like Contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.

Claims Handled by Mesothelioma Lawyers

The best mesothelioma lawyers are well-equipped to handle a wide variety of asbestos claims.

In some instances, victims may be eligible to file multiple claims. 

Pursuing one type of claim does not necessarily prohibit a mesothelioma patient from pursuing another. For example, a U.S. Navy veteran could potentially be owed compensation from an asbestos trust fund and benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Learn more about the different types of claims handled by mesothelioma attorneys below.

Asbestos Trust Funds

When the dangers of asbestos became known, many manufacturers of asbestos-containing products filed for bankruptcy. As part of their bankruptcy agreements with the courts, these companies were ordered to establish asbestos trust funds.

The trust funds exist to pay victims of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases (such as asbestosis or lung cancer) for the pain and suffering they have experienced due to their exposure.

There is an estimated $30 billion remaining in these trust funds.

Depending on their asbestos exposure history, eligible victims may be able to access compensation from multiple trust funds with the help of a mesothelioma lawyer.

Personal Injury Lawsuits

Personal injury lawsuits for mesothelioma can be filed by victims who developed an asbestos-related disease after being exposed to asbestos. These claims seek to hold asbestos companies accountable for the harm they’ve caused.

Over 90% of these cases are settled before they reach the trial stage, with the average mesothelioma settlement amount being $1-1.4 million. 

Notable mesothelioma settlements and verdicts secured by lawyers in our networks through personal injury lawsuits include:

  • $10.2 million for a U.S. Navy veteran in Washington
  • $9.5 million for a construction worker in California
  • $6.5 million for a U.S. Army veteran and oil field worker in Louisiana
  • $1.2 million for a Missouri woman who suffered secondhand asbestos exposure
  • $1 million for a pipe supplier in Oklahoma

A mesothelioma lawyer can put their years of experience to work for you in a mesothelioma lawsuit, from proving your diagnosis was linked to asbestos exposure, to interviewing medical experts, to being your voice throughout your case.

Wrongful Death Lawsuits

If a person passes away from mesothelioma, their immediate family members or estate representatives may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. These lawsuits seek compensation for past medical bills, pain and suffering, funeral expenses, and other damages.

Similar to personal injury lawsuits, wrongful death lawsuits can either be settled out of court or proceed to trial for a verdict rendered by a jury. The compensation secured in a wrongful death lawsuit is paid out to the deceased’s family or estate representatives.

The lawyers in our network have secured compensation in many wrongful death cases, including: 

  • $9.3 million for a family in Massachusetts
  • $5.3 million for the family of a forklift operator and mechanic
  • $4 million for a California family
  • $3 million for the family of a U.S. military veteran and union electrician

If your loved one dies while pursuing a personal injury claim, their lawyer can help you begin the process of a wrongful death claim, being mindful of the statutes of limitations and helping you seek justice for your family member.

VA Benefits

Approximately one-third of all mesothelioma victims are U.S. military veterans. During their service, many veterans were exposed to asbestos on a regular basis, which ultimately caused them to develop mesothelioma years later.

VA-accredited mesothelioma lawyers can help eligible veterans access VA benefits, including health care, disability pay, special monthly compensation, and pension.

The attorneys in our network do not file lawsuits against the U.S. military or government. Instead, all mesothelioma lawsuits are filed against asbestos product manufacturers.

Don’t wait to pursue the justice and compensation you deserve. Reach out to our team to learn more about your legal options now.

Get Help Finding an Experienced Mesothelioma Attorney partners with some of the most experienced mesothelioma lawyers across the country. The attorneys we work with charge no upfront or out-of-pocket costs, and they only accept payment if they successfully secure compensation for you.

To start the process of finding a mesothelioma lawyer, contact today for a free case evaluation. Our compassionate case managers will listen to your story and connect you with an asbestos attorney if you qualify.

These cases are time-sensitive, so don’t wait – contact us today to learn if you are eligible to file a claim with the help of a mesothelioma lawyer.

Mesothelioma Attorney FAQs

What is a mesothelioma lawyer?

A mesothelioma lawyer is a personal injury lawyer who specializes in mesothelioma legal claims, like asbestos lawsuits, trust fund claims, and VA benefits.

How long does it take a lawyer to settle a mesothelioma lawsuit?

Mesothelioma settlements are often reached within a few months, though some cases may take up to a year to settle. The length of your case will depend on a number of factors, including the type of claim you file, the defendant named in your claim, and the severity of your illness.

If a case does not settle and instead proceeds to a trial, it may take a few years for a mesothelioma verdict to be reached.

How much does a mesothelioma attorney cost?

The attorneys in the network work on a contingency-fee basis, which means they charge no upfront or out-of-pocket fees. 

These mesothelioma lawyers only get paid if they secure compensation for mesothelioma victims and their families.

Experienced asbestos lawyers understand the difficult financial situation which many families find themselves in after a mesothelioma diagnosis. That’s why if a lawsuit does not result in a settlement or jury award, the victims do not have to pay.

How does a lawyer prove mesothelioma?

A mesothelioma attorney will analyze your work history and other information to identify when and where you were exposed to asbestos.

From there, they will use their firm’s extensive resources and your medical records to link your illness to the company that manufactured the asbestos product you were exposed to.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, our case managers can connect you with an experienced mesothelioma lawyer if you qualify. Call (866) 447-8466 or fill out our contact form now for a free consultation.

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