Mesothelioma FAQ

The last thing people with mesothelioma want to consider is the legal ramifications. However, surgeries and treatments can leave those afflicted with large amounts of medical debt. This is when legal questions can come to can surface. For instance, like asking yourself if there are any legal options, and how to choose the right attorney.

  1. Should I hire an attorney?
  2. What if I don’t know where I was exposed to asbestos?
  3. What if the exposure happened in the military?
  4. I have mesothelioma, can I sue?
  5. What types of compensation could I receive?
  6. Will my suit be filed in my home state?
  7. Is there a deadline to file my suit?
  8. How long will my case take?
  9. Will my suit go to trial?
  10. What if I die before my case is over?
  11. Will I get a large sum?
  12. Am I eligible for disability benefits?
  13. What if I have another active claim?
  14. Can I afford an attorney?

 

Should I hire an attorney?

Our firm works on a contingency fee. This means that you don’t pay anything unless you win. This makes hiring an attorney not a financial burden while already experiencing mounting bills. Plus, we want you to be comfortable with us that is why we offer a free initial consultation.

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What if I don’t know where I was exposed to asbestos?

Even if you aren’t sure where the asbestos exposure occurred, you still have a case. When more than one company is to blame, both can be sued. An experienced attorney will help gather all the information needed for the lawsuit.

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What if exposure happened in the military?

Mesothelioma lawsuits are filed against companies, not the government.

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I have mesothelioma, can I sue?

Every case is unique, but an experienced complex litigation attorney will know the best avenues in handling your claim. Contact us today for more information. One of our dedicated attorneys will listen and make sure your case is handled with the utmost care.

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What types of compensation could I receive?

Compensation could be anything related to mesothelioma. This includes but is not limited to medical expenses or lost wages from the inability to work. Additionally, this includes pain and suffering.

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Will my suit be filed in my home state?

Actually, your case may end up being filed in multiple states. If your suit ends up filed in a different state, most likely you will not need to travel there.

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Is there a deadline to file a suit?

It is important to file your suit promptly. Each state has a statute of limitation. This is why you need an experienced attorney who is familiar with quick turnarounds to avoid missing deadlines.

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How long will my case take?

Unfortunately, there isn’t a timeframe there is no set timeframe for asbestos cases. There are a lot of factors that come into play. But, we are dedicated to ensuring your case will be as speedy as possible.

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Will my suit go to trial?

The good thing is historically speaking many asbestos litigations never go to trial. Companies usually settle before it reaches that point. But, every suit is different.

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What happens if I die before my case is over?

If by chance you pass away while your case is pending, your estate will act in your place. They can divide any compensation among survivors. There may also be a chance for a wrongful death suit.

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Will I get a large sum?

A lot of past settlements accrued multi-million dollar awards. But, not every case had big awards. A knowledgeable attorney like those at The Michael Brady Lynch Firm will be able to help you through the entire process and fight for you to get the largest reward possible.

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Am I eligible for any disability benefits?

After a mesothelioma diagnosis, the government provides expedited Social Security disability benefits available. You may also be able to get workers compensation. Contact our Patient Advocates for free assistance. Every state is different.

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What if I have another active claim?

Even if you have a pending claim for disability, workers compensation or veteran’s benefits, you may also be able to sue the company responsible for your illness. Contact us today for more information.

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Can I afford an attorney?

We work on a contingency fee basis. You don’t have any costs during the suit.  If you have any additional questions about our fee, please contact us today.

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