Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit, Answers to Common Questions
The lawyers at Bergman Draper Ladenburg understand that receiving a mesothelioma diagnosis can be scary and confusing. You have to decide on treatment options and deal with the toll that a serious illness takes on your life.
Filing a mesothelioma lawsuit can help cover the costs of your treatment and protect your family from financial stress.
Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about mesothelioma lawsuits that we see in our practice.
Check out this information to get informed about starting the claim process.
- Do I qualify for mesothelioma compensation?
- How much does a mesothelioma lawsuit cost?
- How long do I have to file a mesothelioma lawsuit?
- What if my loved one died from mesothelioma?
- Will the mesothelioma lawsuit be filed against my employer?
- Will I have to go to court to make a claim?
- Can I choose a class action lawsuit?
- How much compensation can I receive from a mesothelioma lawsuit?
- What if I’m too sick to come to your office to file a claim?
- Where will my mesothelioma lawsuit be filed?
- How long will the mesothelioma lawsuit take?
- What if I pass away before the lawsuit is completed?
- Can I just file for compensation from a mesothelioma trust?
- What if I have a mesothelioma diagnosis, but I don’t remember working with asbestos?
- Why should I choose Bergman Draper Ladenburg for my mesothelioma lawsuit?
#1 Do I qualify for mesothelioma compensation?
Most mesothelioma cancers are caused by on-the-job exposure to asbestos. Depending on where you were exposed, how long it has been since your mesothelioma diagnosis, and other factors, you could qualify for compensation. The best way to find out is to get a free case evaluation – click here.
#2 How much does a mesothelioma lawsuit cost?
It does not cost you anything to file a mesothelioma damages claim with Bergman Draper Ladenburg. This type of case is filed on a contingency basis where we do the legwork, file the case, and cover the expenses for you. We are only paid once we win a settlement for you – and the bulk of the money received goes to you.
#3 How long do I have to file a mesothelioma lawsuit?
A lawsuit for your asbestos exposure must be filed within the statute of limitations that apply to your case. Different states have different limits and we can tell you how long you have to file, but you should act now so you aren’t blocked from filing a claim because the clock ran out on your rights.
#4 What if my loved one died from mesothelioma?
Family members may be able to file a wrongful death claim caused by a loved one’s mesothelioma, but a statute of limitation still applies. If you have lost someone to this disease, contact us now to find out how long you have to file a claim and whether you are eligible to receive damages.
#5 Will the mesothelioma lawsuit be filed against my employer?
Generally not. In most states, you are barred from filing a claim against your employer for injury unless you pursue a worker’s compensation claim. We will investigate the source of your asbestos exposure and recommend the best route – usually claims are against the supplier of asbestos materials.
#6 Will I have to go to court to make a claim?
There is always a possibility that your lawsuit for damages will end up in court. If so, don’t worry. We are expert litigators with a track record of sizable wins in court. However, asbestos exposure claims often settle before trial once all of the research has been done and your claims are proven.
#7 Can I choose a class action lawsuit?
No. Mesothelioma is an illness that progresses differently in every patient and not all people exposed to asbestos will become ill. Class action suits are intended for broad groups of people who are damaged in the same way. Your mesothelioma claim will be tailored to your unique circumstances.
#8 How much compensation can I receive from a mesothelioma lawsuit?
Every lawsuit is different and every outcome is different. Some factors include how you were exposed, whether your illness forced you out of work, the costs of your medical treatments, your pain and suffering, and other factors. We always work hard to get the best possible results for your claim.
#9 What if I’m too sick to come to your office to file a claim?
We understand that mesothelioma can take a great toll on your health. If you cannot make it in to our offices, we can schedule a phone consultation to discuss your claim and then come see you at your convenience to finalize the arrangements so we can file a mesothelioma lawsuit on your behalf.
#10 Where will my mesothelioma lawsuit be filed?
We have extensive research compiled on asbestos exposure locations and companies responsible for asbestos exposure. We will consider your work history and which corporations are responsible for your damages and file in the court jurisdiction that will offer the best outcome for your case.
#11 How long will the mesothelioma lawsuit take?
Different factors affect the time a lawsuit will take including how busy the courts are where the suit is filed, how long it takes to research your case, and whether the defendant in the claim agrees to settle or wants to pursue the case to trial. We always work to expedite the process without sacrificing results.
#12 What if I pass away before the lawsuit is completed?
Because mesothelioma is often diagnosed late stage, there is a chance the asbestos victim might lose their cancer battle before the lawsuit is done. In this case, your loved ones benefit from what will become a wrongful death claim and they will receive the compensation for your damages.
#13 Can I just file for compensation from a mesothelioma trust?
There are many TV ads right now that make it seem like there are millions of dollars for mesothelioma victims and all you have to do is fill out a form to get your share. This is not true. A lawsuit must be filed to get compensation for asbestos exposure that resulted in your mesothelioma.
#14 What if I have a mesothelioma diagnosis, but I don’t remember working with asbestos?
Nearly all mesothelioma cases can be linked to asbestos exposure. Even if you didn’t know you were exposed to asbestos, you likely were either on the job or from a loved one that worked with asbestos and unknowingly exposed you. Call us if you have mesothelioma and we’ll investigate.
#15 Why should I choose Bergman Draper Ladenburg for my mesothelioma lawsuit?
Our practice is solely devoted to mesothelioma claims for asbestos exposure victims. We have a track record of winning significant settlements and, to date, have won more than $600 million for our clients. We fight for the rights of asbestos exposure victims with mesothelioma and are ready to help you.
We’ve been working with mesothelioma victims for more than 20 years. We know what you and your loved ones are going through and can serve as a resource in your time of need as well as fighting to get you the compensation you deserve for your asbestos exposure and illness. To discuss your mesothelioma claim, contact us at 888-647-6007 or click here to contact us.