At Menges Law Firm, our legal team has handled mesothelioma cases and helped asbestos exposure victims. We have recovered settlements for several victims of asbestos exposure and allowed them to receive justice. Below, we offer answers to some frequently asked questions about Mesothelioma lawsuits.

Do I Need a Personal Injury Attorney for a Mesothelioma Lawsuit?We highly recommend enlisting the help of a personal injury lawyer for your Mesothelioma case. Although there are trusts established to offer compensation to Mesothelioma victims, it’s not always easy to obtain payment. Mesothelioma cases are highly specialized. They require a deep understanding of asbestos-related laws, regulations, and the medical aspects of the disease. Importantly, you will need a Personal injury attorney specializing in mesothelioma to build and present a strong case.How Will My Attorney Help Me Get Compensation?A mesothelioma attorney will meticulously determine your asbestos exposure history. He will identify the responsible parties and assess the duration of exposure. They then gather compelling evidence to support your claim, including medical records, employment history, and expert testimonies. Simultaneously, they will research companies’ liability linked to your exposure and the availability of asbestos trust funds. An attorney will serve as your advocate throughout the process.How Much Do I Expect From My Mesothelioma Settlement?The amount you can expect from a mesothelioma settlement varies widely depending on several factors. These include the severity of your illness, the extent of your exposure to asbestos, the number of responsible parties involved, and the specific circumstances of your case. Generally, mesothelioma settlements can range from tens of thousands to millions of dollars. A mesothelioma attorney will assess your chance for a more precise estimate.What Are the Types of Mesothelioma Lawsuits?Individuals or their families may pursue several types of mesothelioma lawsuits. A personal injury lawsuit is filed by individuals diagnosed with mesothelioma seeking compensation for their suffering and damages. A wrongful death lawsuit is by surviving family members of a person who has died from mesothelioma exposure. Individuals or their families may also opt to file asbestos trust fund claims. Finally, veterans diagnosed with mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure during military service may pursue VA benefits.How Long Do You Have To Be Exposed to Asbestos To Get Mesothelioma?In most cases we have handled, mesothelioma symptoms usually take 15 to 50 years following exposure. However, the latency period can be influenced by various factors, including the duration, intensity of asbestos exposure, and individual susceptibility.How Long Will My Mesothelioma Case Take?There is no set time frame for how long the Mesothelioma case will take to resolve. However, we have noticed that many mesothelioma cases are heard within a year after filling them. The complexity of the case can influence the timeline, the court’s docket, and the parties’ willingness to negotiate a settlement. Multiple mesothelioma cases with similar circumstances are consolidated to expedite the process for faster legal handling.Can You Get Mesothelioma From One Exposure?Yes, you can develop mesothelioma from just one exposure to asbestos. However, the risk associated with a single direction is generally lower than repeated exposure. We advise individuals who believe they have been exposed to asbestos to monitor their health and seek medical attention if they experience related symptoms.