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Mesothelioma Lawsuits

A mesothelioma diagnosis can devastate a family—from debilitating physical symptoms to expensive medical bills, even to a loved one’s death. Filing a mesothelioma lawsuit can help alleviate the financial burden this disease puts on families, and our skilled mesothelioma lawyers at The Gori Law Firm can help.

KEY TAKEAWAYS
  • Filing a mesothelioma lawsuit can provide justice and financial compensation for victims and their families affected by asbestos exposure.
  • Mesothelioma victims, their family members, and estate representatives can file claims to seek compensation from asbestos manufacturers and distributors.
  • The statute of limitations for filing mesothelioma claims varies by state, making timely legal consultation crucial to avoid case dismissal.
  • Various types of mesothelioma claims, including personal injury, wrongful death, trust fund claims, and VA claims, offer different avenues for compensation based on the victim’s circumstances.

Why Should I File an Asbestos or Mesothelioma Lawsuit?

Mesothelioma is a deadly form of cancer with one known cause—asbestos exposure. A mesothelioma diagnosis can lead to crushing medical expenses, mounting stress, and profound anguish. While filing a mesothelioma lawsuit can’t undo the harm to you and your family, it can help you recover compensation for your losses to help you pay for your treatment and hold companies accountable for your exposure.

Many manufacturers of asbestos-containing products hid the dangers of the substance from the public so they could continue to profit. If you have developed mesothelioma from exposure to these products, they are responsible for your illness. Mesothelioma lawsuits allow you to pursue financial compensation from these companies.

This money can help pay for treatment like surgeries, hospital stays, chemotherapy, and prescriptions, as well as necessary expenses that insurance may not cover, like travel, transportation, lodging, and experimental medications. Compensation can also cover diminished earning potential and lost wages and provide future financial stability to your loved ones. In addition, a lawsuit can compensate for the pain and suffering caused by the disease. Most mesothelioma lawsuits settle out of court for $1 to 2 million, but verdicts are often higher in cases that go to trial.

Why Choose the Gori Law Firm for Your Mesothelioma Cancer Lawsuit?

At The Gori Law Firm, we offer free, at-home case evaluations. Our entire team works closely with each client to provide them with the personal support and resources they need throughout the legal process. We believe our clients get the best outcome when our entire team works together. Moreover, we ensure someone is always available to answer your questions and address your concerns.

Many of our partners have won national recognition for their exceptional legal skills and client service. They have received acclaim from prestigious organizations such as Super Lawyers, National Trial Lawyers, the American Society of Legal Advocates, and more.

Our team has deep roots in the communities it serves. We are devoted to helping clients get justice and compensation and making the world a better place. For every case we review, we make a donation to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, and we’ve previously sponsored The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization.

The Gori Law Firm is consistently the number one plaintiff law firm for annual asbestos-related lawsuits. We filed more than 16 percent of all cases in 2022, according to KCIC’s Asbestos Litigation Year in Review. We’re also one of the top firms for filing mesothelioma suits nationwide.

Our Mesothelioma Lawsuit Settlements

With over 20 years of experience litigating mesothelioma claims and over 100 years of combined total legal experience, our mesothelioma attorneys have recovered more than $4 billion in settlements and verdicts for asbestos-exposure victims nationwide.

We’ve have obtained thousands of favorable mesothelioma settlements for our clients, including the following:

  • $14 million for an insulator diagnosed with mesothelioma, age 73
  • $11.6 million for a carpenter diagnosed with mesothelioma, age 76
  • $11.1 million for a carpenter diagnosed with mesothelioma, age 70
  • $10.3 million for a glass worked diagnosed with mesothelioma, age 58
  • $10.2 million for an inspector diagnosed with mesothelioma, age 67
  • $10.1 million for an inspector diagnosed with mesothelioma, age 59
  • $8.7 million for a plumber/steamfitter diagnosed with mesothelioma, age 72
  • $8.7 million for a field engineer diagnosed with mesothelioma, age 63
  • $8.6 million for a plumber diagnosed with mesothelioma, age 60
  • $8.4 million verdict for a mechanic diagnosed with mesothelioma, age 81

Who Can File a Mesothelioma Lawsuit?

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may be eligible to file a mesothelioma lawsuit. To succeed in a claim, you must establish a link between the mesothelioma diagnosis and the source of asbestos exposure. If a loved one has died from an asbestos-related disease, you must prove the link between the death and the source of the deceased’s asbestos exposure.

Depending on the circumstances, people eligible to file mesothelioma lawsuits include the following:

At least 3,550 personal injury complaints alleging illnesses from asbestos exposure were filed nationwide in 2022—more than half of which were for mesothelioma. About 3,000 people are diagnosed with mesothelioma every year in the U.S., and symptoms can take as long as 50 years to surface.

How to File an Asbestos Exposure Lawsuit

The first step in filing an asbestos exposure lawsuit is contacting an attorney. They can help you gather evidence, file a claim, negotiate a settlement, or, if necessary, fight for you in a trial.

Contact the Gori Law Firm

The Gori law firm offers free consultations to determine your eligibility to file a lawsuit. We’ll meet you wherever you are most comfortable. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible, often within 24 hours of your initial correspondence.

We’ll Gather Evidence & Testimony to Prove Your Exposure

Even if you don't know your source of exposure, we have an extensive proprietary database with records of products, occupations, job sites, and witness testimony gathered over the past 20 years. We’ll use this information to pinpoint your possible sources of exposure and prove them in court.

We’ll determine how, when, and where you were exposed to asbestos and which companies may be held responsible.

We’ll help you gather the evidence you need to build a strong case, including employment records at asbestos job sites, medical records, military service records, testimony from coworkers, medical experts, and witnesses, and proof that the company knew asbestos was dangerous but failed to provide warnings or protection.

We’ll File an Asbestos Claim on Your Behalf

Once all possible defendants are identified, our mesothelioma attorneys will file all necessary claims on your behalf. Claims frequently involve dozens of defendants. In 2022, the average mesothelioma case had 63 defendants. Determining all the possible responsible parties allows us to maximize the pool of money you receive compensation from.

We’ll Negotiate Your Mesothelioma Settlement

To get you compensation as fast as possible, The Gori Law Firm will try to negotiate mesothelioma lawsuit settlements with all the asbestos-related companies responsible for your illness.

Because of our extensive track record and reputation in successful mesothelioma lawsuits, the majority of our lawsuits result in settlements—often for over $1 million.

We’ll Fight for You in Court

If your claim goes to trial, our experienced mesothelioma trial lawyers will fight for you in court. However, this isn’t always the ideal scenario. Litigation takes significant time, and the defendant can appeal the verdict if you win.

Types of Asbestos Lawsuits & Claims

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you have multiple avenues to choose from when seeking compensation, depending on the circumstances of your case.

Personal injury lawsuits, wrongful death lawsuits, class actions, trust fund claims, and Veterans Affairs claims can all provide financial relief to victims of asbestos exposure.

Mesothelioma Personal Injury Lawsuits

Personal injury lawsuits are filed by the person who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma against the companies responsible for their asbestos exposure, such as the manufacturers of asbestos-containing products.

Compensation rewarded in these suits is usually based on the victim’s age, the extent of their medical expenses, the number of companies in the suit, and more.

Mesothelioma Wrongful Death Lawsuits

If your family member has passed away from mesothelioma, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

If the victim filed a personal injury claim but died before its resolution, a family member or estate representative can continue the lawsuit on their behalf.

Asbestos Trust Fund Claims

Many asbestos companies filed for bankruptcy protection amid the flood of claims brought against them by asbestos-exposure victims. Bankruptcy courts ordered many of them to establish trust funds to compensate people harmed by their products. Asbestos trust funds currently contain over $30 billion for current and future mesothelioma victims.

Mesothelioma VA Claims

U.S. veterans who have developed mesothelioma from asbestos exposure during their military service may be able to receive veterans’ benefits of up to $4,000 a month.

While veterans cannot sue the military or the U.S. government, they may be entitled to seek additional compensation through personal injury lawsuits against the companies that supplied asbestos materials to the military. Compensation received from a lawsuit does not impact your VA benefits.

What Is the Deadline to File a Mesothelioma Claim?

The statute of limitations for mesothelioma claims varies by state and claim type, but it is typically two to three years from the date of diagnosis or death. Some states have a deadline of as little as one year, while others have periods of up to six years. Find your state’s statute of limitations for mesothelioma claims on our website.

Mesothelioma patients must file a claim as soon as possible to ensure compensation for their illness. Even if you have solid legal evidence of asbestos exposure, if you miss your state’s filing deadline, you lose the opportunity to hold asbestos companies responsible and receive compensation.

Get Help Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in All 50 States

If you or a loved one were exposed to asbestos and developed mesothelioma, take action as soon as you can to hold asbestos companies accountable for their negligence and secure compensation for you and your family. At The Gori Law Firm, we’ll inform you of your compensation options and start the claim process with you. Speak with our mesothelioma attorneys today by contacting us online or calling 866-989-3926.

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Mesothelioma Asbestos Claims FAQs

How Long Do Mesothelioma Lawsuits Take?

Mesothelioma lawsuit timelines can last from months to years, depending on whether a settlement can be reached, the availability of parties and witnesses, the legal venue, the number of parties involved, and the complexity of the case.

It can take one to two months to prepare and file a case, three to four weeks for the defendants to respond, one to 12 months for discovery, and days or weeks for a trial to conclude. However, many families start receiving compensation within 90 days.

The mesothelioma lawsuit timeline is shorter than the timeline for other asbestos-related illnesses like lung cancer since there is a proven direct causal relationship between asbestos exposure and mesothelioma.

This will depend on the kind of claim you file. Manufacturers and distributors of asbestos products may be held liable in a lawsuit. You can also seek compensation through an asbestos trust fund of a VA claim if you were exposed to asbestos during military service.

If your loved one is too ill to file a mesothelioma claim, the asbestos attorneys at The Gori Law Firm may be able to help initiate the legal process on their behalf.

We can help determine if you are eligible to take legal action for your family member’s illness. Contact us today for a free case review.

Settlements vary widely based on individual circumstances, such as the type of asbestos-related disease in your case and the severity of its impact on your well-being. It is not uncommon for asbestos-exposure victims to receive multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts.

The statute of limitations for mesothelioma claims varies from state to state. However, failure to file before the correct deadline normally results in your case being dismissed in court. Therefore, do not wait to consult with an experienced attorney to make sure you file before the correct deadline.

Because these cases are complex, a mesothelioma lawyer advocating on your behalf is key to ensuring the legal process goes smoothly and building a strong case.

In most cases, mesothelioma lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you only pay if they obtain compensation on your behalf. Because we offer free consultations, there is no downside to having your case reviewed by one of our skilled mesothelioma lawyers.

Compensation available through a mesothelioma lawsuit may cover economic damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, and funeral expenses, as well as non-economic damages, such as emotional distress, pain, and suffering. Our asbestos exposure attorneys can give you an idea of how much your claim may be worth after evaluating your circumstances in a free consultation.

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