Mesothelioma lawsuits and compensation information for patients and
There is no easy way to learn you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma. Many of our clients grappled with the fact they had been exposed to asbestos at work, but even those preliminary thoughts could not prepare them adequately to hear they had this disease.
In situations where someone has learned of their diagnosis, they have a lot to discuss with friends and family. Initially, people generally come together to support the patient and learn all they can about ways of fighting the disease. During this time, the patient and family will often meet with several types of doctors.
Weitz & Luxenberg can help those with mesothelioma and their families during this difficult time by offering a free Asbestos Sourcebook, which contains information about the best mesothelioma doctors, frequently asked questions about the history of asbestos and its uses; an overview of asbestos illnesses, and some of the treatments available for mesothelioma. Please click on this link for your copy.
Beyond all the knowledgeable doctors a patient will visit, a person with mesothelioma should also consider talking to an informed attorney who has fought and won asbestos and mesothelioma cases.
Mesothelioma lawsuits: the legal process
Lawsuits go through a number of phases, which a knowledgeable lawyer can outline for you and go into as much detail as you like. Rest assured, if you entrust Weitz & Luxenberg with your mesothelioma lawsuit, an attorney from our Asbestos Litigation unit will guide you through every stage of the process, from beginning to end. All you have to do is let us know of your situation and voice your concerns and goals.
Following that discussion, and if a mesothelioma lawsuit is possible, you will be guided through the legal proceedings. Each of these cases is unique, however, most every client that files an asbestos related lawsuit with a mesothelioma attorney will prepare for the lawsuit to proceed by gathering the paperwork together for the case.
You, as our client or "plaintiff" in the case will then file a legal document that informs the defendant(s) of the lawsuit against them. This paperwork will request monetary compensation, if desired, from the defendant.
The discovery period will then follow. During this time, our firm will will file motions, take depositions, and gather more information toward your case. Typically, this will include details that will help support a strong case such as medical records.
After the discover period, a trial will commence, if necessary. It is important to note that our firm does not need to bring all mesothelioma lawsuits to trial. Some are settled by the defendant(s) out of court.
If you would like more information about the legal process and mesothelioma ligitation, you may speak with a knowledgeable lawyer regarding a possible claim. Please complete the form on this page and we will be in touch shortly.