Faq - Asbestos Lifeline


What if I’m not sure where I was exposed?

You can still file a claim without knowing where you were exposed. Your lawyer will help you gather evidence and investigate your past to identify which companies may be held responsible.


What if the person exposed is deceased?

If your parent, spouse, or family member has already passed away from mesothelioma or an asbestos-related illness, you may be able to file a wrongful death suit to receive compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, funeral expenses, and suffering.


I was exposed and developed lung cancer, but I also smoked. Am I still eligible?

Yes. Exposure to asbestos dramatically increases the odds of developing lung cancer in smokers. You may still be eligible to receive financial compensation. Contact us for help.


I think I have a case. Who can represent me?

Hiring the right attorney is one of the most pivotal decisions you can make when beginning an asbestos lawsuit. MesoLifeline can help you find the right attorney to represent your case.
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What are the pros and cons of a class action or a mass tort vs. an individual lawsuit?

Class action suits and mass torts can save time and money by combining several cases, though you may surrender a significant amount of control. An individual lawsuit is typically more involved, but may also result in a larger award.


I was exposed to asbestos, but don’t have any symptoms of an asbestos-related disease. Am I eligible for financial compensation?

No. You must exhibit some symptoms of an asbestos-related illness to collect financial compensation. However, if you know you were exposed, you should regularly check for symptoms with your doctor, as treating these illnesses early can make all the difference.


Whom would I file an asbestos lawsuit against?

Your lawyer will help you determine what defendant to file against, though victims typically file against manufacturers of asbestos products, rather than your employer.


The company that exposed me to asbestos has gone bankrupt. Can I still collect financial compensation?

Yes. Many asbestos-related companies that declared bankruptcy were forced to create well-financed trust funds specifically to compensate victims in the future. Your lawyer can help you access the $30 billion currently available in asbestos trust funds.


Will my case go to trial?

While every case is different, many asbestos lawsuits are settled out of court. If you wish to reject the settlement offer, you have the right to take the case to trial.


How much does an asbestos lawsuit typically cost in legal fees?

You shouldn’t have to pay any legal fees upfront or if you lose your case. A trustworthy mesothelioma lawyer will work on a contingency basis, only collecting legal fees as a percentage of any financial compensation you receive. You should establish this percentage as soon as possible.


How long will it take to receive financial compensation?

Each case is different and the length of your lawsuit will depend on what options you decide to pursue. Cases are typically faster if you settle out of court. If, like many mesothelioma victims, you are critically ill, your lawyer may be able to expedite your case.


Will I need to travel if I file out of state?

No. While your lawyer may advise you to file out of state, he or she should be able to handle all legal proceedings on your behalf.


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