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