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How Do Mesothelioma Compensation Claims Work?

A mesothelioma claim, otherwise known as an asbestos claim, enables those affected by mesothelioma and their families to receive compensation for illnesses caused by asbestos. Mesothelioma claims can include personal injury, wrongful death, and trust fund cases. The most important step you can take in your claim is hiring an experienced mesothelioma compensation claims lawyer.
If you don’t know where or how you were exposed, we can help. The attorneys at Menges Law Firm have conducted the research and know products and premises to know where and how you were likely exposed.

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Who Is Eligible for Mesothelioma Compensation?

Individuals diagnosed with mesothelioma, or other asbestos-caused diseases such as asbestosis or lung cancer, could be qualified to receive legal compensation. To seek compensation, patients don't need to know how they encountered asbestos.

A mesothelioma lawyer can assist you in assessing what type of financial compensation you could be eligible to receive.

You and Your Family Deserve Compensation

Numerous companies put their personnel at risk by exposing them to asbestos without warning. You may receive compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and other related costs by filing a claim. Those diagnosed with lung cancer or asbestosis associated with asbestos may file a claim for asbestos liability.

Our experienced attorneys understand how complex these problems can be. With over 50 years of combined experience, our dedicated mesothelioma lawyers are no strangers to the harsh realities of fighting for justice — and we’re proud to shoulder the burden, so our clients don’t have to. We are dedicated to helping you hold the company or entity that caused your mesothelioma responsible for their actions and obtain the financial compensation you deserve.

Compensation For Mesothelioma Claims

Personal Injury Claims For Mesothelioma

Personal injury claims for mesothelioma are the most common type of asbestos claim. These claims are based on negligence and seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

The amount of compensation received in a personal injury claim can vary greatly depending on the facts of the case. Generally, mesothelioma victims may receive an average settlement of $1 million to $1.4 Million.

Wrongful Death Claims

Someone close to the family may file a legal claim for wrongful death if their loved one passes away due to an asbestos-related illness. An asbestos company may be sued to provide financial compensation to an individual.

What if the Patient Dies During the Legal Process?

If a patient passes away during legal proceedings, the victim's estate will likely receive compensation. Wrongful death payouts may be given in a single payment or split into multiple payments. Lawyers often disperse settlement money for claims after someone has died.

Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Fund Claims

During a bankruptcy, an asbestos trust fund is established to pay any current or future claims related to asbestos exposure. People affected by the company's asbestos negligence can claim the trust to receive financial compensation.

Mesothelioma attorneys can help asbestos patients compile the required information and present a successful trust claim in their behalf. Afterward, the administrators of the trust fund examine the claims.

Breaking Down Your Mesothelioma Compensation Claim

Your mesothelioma compensation claim will start with a FREE consultation where we explain all your legal options. When companies take actions that harm people, it’s not always easy to pursue justice. For instance, corporate entities often use legal structuring to indemnify their board members, shareholders, and other leaders from being held responsible for adverse outcomes. Although the connections between asbestos exposure and mesothelioma are well-known, you may have to modify your legal approach by:

  • Taking action against a holding company that absorbed the firm that initially caused your exposure
  • Filing a claim with the VA or another government agency
  • Suing a firm or employer that exposed you to asbestos in your workplace or a commercial venue
  • Filing a claim against a bankruptcy trust responsible for a bankrupt company that previously exposed you to asbestos

Whichever course of action is best for you and your situation, you need to have experienced, aggressive legal representation to derive the greatest benefit from your case. At Menges Law Firm, we aim to provide you with the insights you require and the representation you need to obtain full compensation for your injuries.

How Can a Mesothelioma Lawyer Help Me?

A mesothelioma lawyer can help by:

  • advising on how to pursue a case best
  • filing paperwork
  • representing the victim in the trial
  • build a network of experts that includes medical professionals and scientists, as well as survivors and family members
    use their understanding of asbestos-related laws, regulations, and precedents to ensure your case is fair and equitable.
  • negotiate with insurance companies or other defendants on your behalf to secure you a settlement or award.

Picking A Strategy That Suits You

Even if you were exposed to asbestos under the same circumstances as another mesothelioma victim, your claims would likely differ. For instance, you might have to seek compensation from a trust fund to provide for those harmed by a company that later went bankrupt. You might also face legal resistance from the at-fault party and find it wiser to seek a settlement. Should your claim head to trial, you’ll need the staying power to fight until you achieve a satisfactory resolution.

How Much Does a Mesothelioma Compensation Claim Cost?

A mesothelioma compensation claim lawyer at Menges Law works on contingency. Contingency means we do not get paid for our work unless we deliver a result for you.
A contingent fee agreement means that we take on the burden of litigating your case and do not charge you unless we secure a settlement on your behalf or win your case at trial. This ensures you do not have to worry about any more out-of-pocket expenses during an already difficult time. In addition, we want you to be able to focus on healing from your injury while we do the heavy lifting of fighting and advocating for you.

Get Answers To Your Questions Now

Menges Law Firm's team knows what it takes to win and strives to help you secure the maximum amount of asbestos exposure compensation possible. Find out how by filling out our online contact form or by talking to one of our attorneys for free by calling 618-767-5528 today. We help people throughout the entire United States.

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