Mesothelioma FAQ

Q: How can I afford a lawyer to handle my mesothelioma case? Aren't lawyers expensive?

A: Most lawyers who handle mesothelioma cases do so on what is called a contingency fee basis. This means that any money they receive must come from the settlement or verdict that is obtained in the case. This means that the person bringing the lawsuit never has to actually pay for the legal bills out of their own funds. The standard fee in complicated cases, such as mesothelioma cases, is 40% of the total amount recovered. Although there are lawyers that charge less, remember the saying: "You get what you pay for."

Q: Why should I file a lawsuit? What did anyone do that was wrong?

A: The companies that made and sold asbestos products were aware of the dangers as early as the 1890s. Despite the knowledge that asbestos was a deadly poison, asbestos companies continued to place a higher value on profits than human life. For more information on what the asbestos companies knew and when they knew it, please contact us at 1-888-370-0121 or e-mail us at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

Q: If I file a lawsuit, will I be forced to go to court frequently?

A: Luckily, no. Most matters today can be handled over the phone and through the mail. Most lawyers try not to intrude on victims' lives unless absolutely necessary. This allows you to focus on what is really important: your health and family.

Q: Are there books about asbestos and health that I can read?

A: Yes. Please contact us at 1-888-370-0121 for more information.

Q: How much can I expect to receive if I do file a lawsuit?

A: Unfortunately, there is no way to definitely answer that question. Each asbestos case is different and there are a large number of factors that go into the analysis. Beware of any lawyer who guarantees you a certain amount. Usually, at least enough money to cover medical bills and related expenses (past or future) can be arranged.

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