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Mesothelioma Lawsuit

Mesothelioma lawsuits can provide asbestos exposure victims and their families financial compensation from asbestos product manufacturers. Most mesothelioma lawsuits settle without going to trial, and the average settlement can be in the millions. We have recovered nearly $20 billion for our clients. If you or your loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, call us immediately at 800-723-3216 for a free case evaluation.

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Legally Reviewed By: Darron E. Berquist
Managing Attorney | Mesothelioma & Asbestos in New York

Darron Berquist

Legally Reviewed By: Darron E. Berquist
Managing Attorney | Mesothelioma & Asbestos in New York

Why Should I File a Mesothelioma Cancer Lawsuit?

Filing a mesothelioma lawsuit can relieve you of the financial hardships brought on by your mesothelioma diagnosis. Proceeds from a lawsuit can do the following:

A mesothelioma lawsuit can also provide you and your family with a sense of justice by holding the companies accountable that wrongfully exposed you to asbestos.

You have nothing to lose by pursuing justice for your asbestos exposure. When you choose the Lanier Law Firm to handle your mesothelioma lawsuit, we will do all the traveling and handle every legal detail for you so you can focus on your treatment.

Types of Mesothelioma Lawsuits

Mesothelioma lawsuits fall into two categories: personal injury lawsuits and wrongful death lawsuits.

Personal Injury Lawsuits

If you are a mesothelioma patient, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against the manufacturers, distributors, and retailers of the asbestos-containing products you were exposed to. In these cases, you are the plaintiff, and the asbestos companies are the defendants.

The basis of a mesothelioma claim is that the defendants manufactured, marketed, and sold a harmful product and failed to warn employers, workers, and consumers about the potential for harm.

If the lawsuit is successful, you could receive significant compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering, and more.

Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Wrongful death lawsuits are filed by the immediate family members or an estate representative after someone has died from mesothelioma. A judge can appoint anyone to be the estate representative, but this is most commonly a spouse or other next of kin.

If a wrongful death case is successful, the family may be able to recover compensation for funeral costs, pain and suffering of the deceased, loss of companionship, lost income, and other financial and emotional losses.

Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer, and mesothelioma patients often do not survive long enough for their personal injury lawsuits to resolve. If your loved one passed away after filing a mesothelioma lawsuit, rest assured that we can help you continue the case and pursue wrongful death damages.

Who Is Eligible to File an Asbestos Exposure Lawsuit?

You may be eligible to file a mesothelioma lawsuit if you meet either of the following criteria:

  • You have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related illness, and you can prove where the asbestos exposure occurred.
  • You are the immediate family member, next of kin, or estate representative of someone who has died of an asbestos-related illness.

When you hire our experienced mesothelioma lawyers to handle your lawsuit, we will identify where you were exposed to asbestos and gather the evidence you need to prove your claim. Contact us now to schedule a free consultation.

Key States Where We Handle Mesothelioma Litigation

We are a national law firm that can handle mesothelioma lawsuits in all 50 states. We have offices in Houston, Los Angeles, and New York City, but we can travel to you no matter where you are located. Our mesothelioma lawyers have most recently handled cases in the following states:

Where Will My Case Be Tried?

According to Sam Taylor, managing attorney of our asbestos litigation section in Houston:

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“Frequently, when we’re contacted about a potential mesothelioma case, we’re asked, “Where will the lawsuit be filed if one is filed?”

“The law across the country dictates where lawsuits can be filed. After we have done a thorough investigation of the client’s exposure history, all the different ways and places in which the person was exposed to asbestos, then we try to make the best choice for the client.

“And that usually is either in the state where one of the responsible parties is headquartered or lives or where the exposure to the asbestos occurred. But the bottom line is that decision is made in conjunction with the client and is frequently dictated because of the laws of venue and jurisdiction on things such as where a defendant is located or where the exposure occurred.”

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What Is The Average Mesothelioma Lawsuit Settlement?

According to seasoned mesothelioma attorney Sam Taylor:

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“Case values vary drastically from jurisdiction to jurisdiction and state to state. Values can range from zero to eight figures, depending on where the case occurs. Because of the different laws in each state, as well as other factors, a case in one state may have little or no value, and the same case might be worth much more in another state.”

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If a case goes to trial, the award is often higher. However, trials take more time, incur higher costs, and involve higher risks. It is usually in the best interest of our clients to settle their cases outside of court.

Our Past Mesothelioma Lawsuit Settlements

We have won more than $20 billion for our clients. Below are a few examples of our successful mesothelioma case results throughout the country:

  • $4.69 billion verdict against Johnson & Johnson in Missouri on behalf of 22 women exposed to asbestos in baby powder
  • $115 million for 21 Alabama steelworkers who contracted asbestos-related diseases at work
  • $3.859 million wrongful death settlement for the family of a Louisiana woman exposed to asbestos through her husband’s work clothes
  • $2.257 million verdict for an Illinois laborer exposed to asbestos
  • $2.3 million for a California naval shipyard electrician exposed to asbestos
  • $1.832 million for a Texas white-collar oil and gas worker exposed to asbestos
  • $1.452 million wrongful death settlement for the family of a North Dakota maintenance worker
  • $1.15 million settlement for a Florida woman who was exposed to asbestos through talcum powder

How To File a Mesothelioma Lawsuit

Case Investigation

During the case investigation, we will work to identify all of your sources of asbestos exposure and gather the evidence needed to prove it in court. Occupational asbestos exposure is the most common source of exposure, but we also check for possible secondary asbestos exposure, asbestos exposure in consumer products, and more.

“We walk through meticulous details — not just work history, but living history because many of the chores you do around the house might have exposed you to asbestos.”Mark Lanier

Case Filing

As soon as we have all the required information, we will file your lawsuit in the jurisdiction we determined best serves your interests. We will manage all of the legal proceedings for you. We will prepare your case as if it is going to trial, but we will immediately begin negotiating the settlement you deserve.

Response by the Defendant

After we file your lawsuit, the defendant companies will receive copies of the lawsuit, and they will have the right to respond. Most asbestos defendants will deny responsibility for your asbestos exposure and fight your lawsuit. They may attempt to discredit your doctors or blame someone else, but our talented mesothelioma lawyers will be prepared for these tactics and respond skillfully on your behalf.