A mesothelioma claim can help you recover financial compensation for your medical expenses and provide financial security for your family. Our award-winning mesothelioma lawyers at the Lanier Law Firm have over 25 years of experience helping mesothelioma victims get justice against the companies responsible for their asbestos exposure.
How Filing a Mesothelioma Claim Can Help
Mesothelioma is a devastating illness with a significant financial burden. A mesothelioma claim cannot restore your health, but it can provide financial security for you and your family and bring about a measure of justice against the companies that exposed you to asbestos.
Our leading mesothelioma law firm has helped our clients recover compensation for medical care and related expenses, including the following:
- Novel treatments
- Travel to treatment
- Hospital stays
- Home health care
- Medical equipment
- Nursing care
- Personal care services
- Domestic services
If your mesothelioma diagnosis has forced you to stop working, a mesothelioma claim can also provide compensation for your lost wages. In addition, you can pursue financial compensation for your pain, suffering, and emotional distress.
“The only established cause of mesothelioma is asbestos exposure. And so, when someone comes to us or even before someone comes to us and they’re considering whether or not to pursue a claim related to their diagnosis, it’s already understood that somehow that person was exposed to asbestos, and that exposure could have happened 10, 20, 30, 40, or more years ago. And it could have happened in ways that the person isn’t aware of, whether they were a child or maybe a family member unwittingly brought it home on their clothing, or even exposure to things that contain talc, makeup and cosmetics, things like that.
So there are multitude of ways that one can be exposed to asbestos. And most of these companies, if not all of them, starting in the 1920s, if not before, were aware, or at least should have been aware, that asbestos was dangerous, extremely dangerous. By the time we get to the 1960s, mesothelioma and its link to asbestos exposure was established. And so these companies were well aware for decades including into the years that they continued to sell these products, that they were dangerous, caused cancer, and should have taken them off the shelves.” – Darron Berquist
Our Past Mesothelioma Claim Results
We have won more than $20 billion in mesothelioma settlements and verdicts, including the following:
$4.69 billion verdict
for 22 women against Johnson & Johnson in the first successful trial linking asbestos in baby powder to ovarian cancer
$115 million verdict
for 21 Alabama steel mill workers exposed to asbestos through a grinding wheel
$7 million verdict
for a Louisiana man exposed to asbestos
$4.5 million settlement
for a man exposed to asbestos in joint compound
$2.3 million settlement
for a California electrician exposed to asbestos while working in a naval shipyard
Factors That Determine Mesothelioma Claim Amounts
The settlement amount you recover in your mesothelioma claim will vary depending on the specific details of your claim. The factors that may influence the amount of mesothelioma compensation you recover include the following:
- Your age at diagnosis
- The severity of your disease
- The number of companies responsible for your exposure to asbestos
- Whether you have lost earnings
- Your medical treatment costs
You can count on our renowned mesothelioma lawyers to fight for the maximum compensation.
Who Can File a Claim for Mesothelioma?
You may be eligible to file a mesothelioma claim if you meet any of the following criteria:
- You have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer, or asbestosis.
- You are the surviving spouse or close family member of someone who died of an asbestos-related illness.
- You are representing the estate of someone who died of an asbestos-related illness.
Call us immediately at (866) 973-5506 if any of these criteria apply to you.
“When a person calls our office and tells us that they have mesothelioma, the first thing we always do is try to obtain a copy of the pathology report for the purpose of determining whether or not there is, in fact, malignant mesothelioma. And once we get that, then we will immediately schedule a meeting with the client and go out and explore the client’s exposure history. That means we need to find out how the person was exposed because if there’s a malignant mesothelioma diagnosis, we know that’s the only thing that causes mesothelioma is asbestos exposure. So we meet with the client, try to identify asbestos exposure throughout the person’s life. And after that, at that point, we pretty much know if a person has a viable claim or not.” – Sam Taylor
How to File A Mesothelioma Claim
Filing a mesothelioma claim is a complex process, but the only action you will need to take when you are ready is to contact a reputable mesothelioma lawyer. When you choose the Lanier Law Firm, we will handle every aspect of your legal case from start to finish while you focus on your health and your family.
We Will Collect the Evidence Needed to Prove Your Claim
Mesothelioma is a latent illness, which means it typically develops decades after your asbestos exposure. We will spend significant time with you, listen to your life story, compile your work history, and identify the asbestos-containing products you were exposed to.
Regardless of the time frame, our skilled and resourceful attorneys can go as far back as needed to determine how you were exposed to asbestos. We have an extensive collection of products that contain asbestos with a detailed picture library and database of employers and manufacturers to help us identify all sources of your asbestos exposure.
With this information, we can identify who is responsible and build a strong case to support your claim.
We Will File Your Mesothelioma Claims
Once we know who is responsible for exposing you to asbestos, we will file your mesothelioma claims against each responsible party in the jurisdiction most advantageous to you. We will then stand with you until your claim is resolved.
After your mesothelioma claim is filed, the defendants may request access to your medical records and the evidence we gathered proving how you were exposed to asbestos. You may be required to testify at a deposition during this time. You can rest assured that we will fully prepare you for this if it occurs.