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
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