Mesothelioma Litigation Costs Explained
Worry is a terrible state. Mesothelioma patients worry about their survival. They worry about undergoing treatment, the effect on their family and the cost of medical expenses, along with the loss of income. It’s understandable for someone to worry when they’ve been told they have an incurable disease brought on decades earlier by exposure to asbestos from negligent product manufacturers.
But one thing mesothelioma victims don’t have to worry about is paying a law firm to litigate a lawsuit on their behalf. Mesothelioma lawsuits run up legal expenses in the tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Specialized mesothelioma attorneys deserve to be compensated for their time and expertise. But, that should never come out of their client’s pocket.
No credible and ethical law firm charges up-front fees or periodic billing during mesothelioma litigation. That’s not how the business works in mesothelioma or other asbestos-caused disease lawsuits. Mesothelioma suits have been filed in every federal and state civil court jurisdiction since the 1980s. Many claims ended with a court verdict, a negotiated settlement or accessing bankrupt asbestos company trust funds.
Billions of dollars have been awarded to damaged claimants. And no client represented by a leading American mesothelioma law firm has ever been charged before their case completed. That’s because the civil justice system in mesothelioma cases works on a contingency fee basis.
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