Mesothelioma Lawyers

Mesothelioma lawyers specialize in lawsuits involving victims of asbestos exposure. These lawyers have made it their mission to secure compensation and justice for people like you, using their resources, experience, and knowledge to help your case. It typically costs nothing upfront to work with a mesothelioma lawyer.

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What Is a Mesothelioma Lawyer?

A mesothelioma lawyer is an attorney who specializes in winning compensation for victims of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases.

These lawyers file personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits on behalf of a plaintiff (mesothelioma victim) against various defendants (manufacturers of asbestos-containing products).

These manufacturers coordinated an industry-wide cover-up, hiding the deadly truth about asbestos while countless Americans were exposed and later became sick. Experienced mesothelioma attorneys make those at fault answer for what they did and compensate victims for their preventable suffering.

How a Mesothelioma Lawyer Can Help You

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease, turn to a specialized mesothelioma attorney who can help you pursue legal action. They will be experienced with these types of cases and can walk you through the legal process.

A mesothelioma attorney can:

  • Identify your compensation options to help cover your costs of care and provide for your family
  • Build a case against the manufacturers of asbestos products who put you at risk
  • Walk you through every step of the process and help provide peace of mind

What Should I Look for in a Mesothelioma Lawyer?

The best mesothelioma lawyers share some common traits when it comes to their level of experience, resources, and how they treat their clients.

Below, learn more about what to look for when choosing a mesothelioma attorney.

Free Legal Case Review

You should not have to pay to find out if a lawyer can take your case. Make sure the lawyer you are considering offers a free case evaluation.

Contingency Basis

Mesothelioma lawyers work on a contingency basis, meaning they only get paid if they win your case. The money they receive comes out of the compensation they secure for you.

Many Years of Experience

It’s important that the lawyers you work with have past and recent experience winning mesothelioma cases. A mesothelioma law firm that is actively securing compensation for clients may have a better chance of winning money for you and your family, too.

Strong Resources

Top mesothelioma lawyers maintain warehouses of evidence from previous asbestos cases that can be used to help your case.

Nationwide Reach

Mesothelioma lawyers with a nationwide reach can handle cases almost anywhere in the country, helping victims receive as much compensation as possible in the shortest amount of time.

Some states are more favorable to mesothelioma cases than others. For example, one state may allow a mesothelioma lawsuit to go to trial in a year’s time, but it may take several years in another state.

Understanding of Statute of Limitations

Statutes of limitations determine how long a victim has to file a claim. Your mesothelioma lawyer can help you understand the statute of limitations in your state and file your claim on time.

A Dedicated Legal Team

Your mesothelioma lawyer will work with an entire trial team that has the experience and resources to give you personalized attention, medical information, and, of course, legal help.

Your mesothelioma legal team may consist of:

  • Attorneys
  • Medical experts
  • Investigators
  • Paralegals
  • Support staff

Your dedicated team will do the bulk of the legal work, allowing you to focus on getting treatment and spending time with family members. They will be by your side whenever you need them, not just in the courtroom.

What to Expect With a Mesothelioma Lawyer

Here are the main steps your legal team will take to help you receive mesothelioma compensation.

1. Identify the Companies at Fault

To file a mesothelioma claim, your legal team will need to show what asbestos-containing products you used and which companies made them.

This can be difficult because most asbestos victims were exposed 20-50 years ago. You may not remember what asbestos products you used decades ago — or that you came into contact with asbestos in the first place.

Mesothelioma lawyers have access to proprietary databases that list thousands of asbestos companies and products. Your attorney can use this information to determine which corporations should be held liable in your case.

2. File Your Mesothelioma Claim

You may be eligible for compensation from more than one company, increasing the value of your claim. Your mesothelioma lawyer will determine the specifics of your case and file the claim on your behalf.

The various types of mesothelioma claims are outlined below.

3. Win Compensation for You and Your Family

After your claim has been filed, your mesothelioma attorney will work to get you as much compensation as possible in the shortest amount of time. This is usually done through a mesothelioma settlement.

Did You Know?

Settlements award $1 Million to $1.4 Million in total compensation on average. In most cases, you will receive your first payout in under a year.

Mesothelioma lawsuits rarely go to trial because trials are expensive, stressful, and do not guarantee that your case will be successful. Mesothelioma trial verdicts award $2.4 Million on average — but less than 5% of cases go to trial, and not all of those that do are successful.

Mesothelioma Lawyer FAQ

Making the decision to pursue a lawsuit and work with a lawyer may seem overwhelming, but we are here to answer your questions. Below are some common questions you may have about working with a mesothelioma lawyer.

Should I hire a lawyer who specializes in mesothelioma cases?

Working with a dedicated mesothelioma attorney gives you the best chance of having a strong and successful case.

These specialized lawyers have the experience and resources to determine where and when you were exposed and which defendants to pursue to help maximize your compensation.

What if I can’t afford a lawyer?

It does not cost anything upfront to work with a mesothelioma lawyer. Your legal fees will come out of your total compensation if and only if you win your case.

Who will I be suing?

When you file an asbestos claim, you will most likely be suing the manufacturers of the asbestos-containing products that made you sick. These corporations knew of the dangers of asbestos and chose to hide it from employers, the U.S. military, and the public.

In most cases, you will not be suing your former employer or the military.

When should I contact an asbestos attorney?

Because there are strict time limits to file a claim, contact an attorney as soon as possible after you are diagnosed with mesothelioma cancer.

Experienced mesothelioma lawyers will work tirelessly to secure financial compensation in as little time as possible, but they cannot help until you contact them.

Connect With a Top Mesothelioma Lawyer

Choosing a lawyer to represent you or your loved one in an asbestos case is an important decision, but it doesn’t have to be a difficult one.

If you’d like to connect with a trusted mesothelioma lawyer, reach out to our team of patient advocates to have your case reviewed for free. If you’re eligible for compensation, you’ll work directly with a national mesothelioma law firm to discuss your legal options.

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Mesothelioma Support Team
Stephanie KiddWritten by:


Stephanie Kidd grew up in a family of civil servants, blue-collar workers, and medical caregivers. Upon graduating Summa Cum Laude from Stetson University, she began her career specializing in worker safety regulations and communications. Now, a proud member of the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) and Editor-in-Chief of the Mesothelioma Cancer Network, Stephanie serves as a voice for mesothelioma victims and their families.

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