At MesotheliomaSymptoms.com, your mesothelioma case process begins with a brief introductory phone call or legal consultation with one of our experienced case managers.
During that call, the case manager will explain the legal process, answer questions or concerns you may have related to the process, and seek to understand the details about your mesothelioma diagnosis and your initial exposure to asbestos.
After this initial conversation, the case manager will ask you questions related to your potential claim. To be prepared for these questions, it is helpful to have your medical records and diagnoses ready.
If you are filing on behalf of a loved one who has passed away, make sure you have any documentation about the cause of death.
Once the case manager has gathered all the necessary information, we will pass your information along to an attorney who will determine the possibility of pursuing a claim. If it is possible to proceed with a lawsuit, they will work with you to file it on your behalf.
The next step is an in-person visit with a trial team member at the law firm.
Your Visit with a Trial Team Member
During this visit, the trial team attorney will explain the process to you and answer your questions. There is no upfront cost to you for our legal services — lawyers in our network only get paid if they win your case.
At this meeting, you will also fill out all necessary paperwork and provide copies of your medical reports (detailing your mesothelioma symptoms and treatments), work history records, military records, or other documents detailing employment history.
Once all the forms are collected and signed, your trial team member will assign your claim to a legal team.
Once your claim is assigned, your legal team will begin to investigate the circumstances of your asbestos exposure. With your permission, they will interview co-workers and others who might have knowledge of the asbestos-containing products that caused the exposure.
In some cases, the companies at fault have already admitted past liability for asbestos exposure and have set up asbestos trusts to compensate future qualifying mesothelioma claims. If so, your claim could be processed more quickly through the trust. This phase in the mesothelioma case process is important to determining the value of the verdict.
If the company in question has not admitted to liability in asbestos exposure, your legal team will investigate and build your case toward proving such liability.
Filing a Mesothelioma Claim
When the investigation phase is complete, an experienced mesothelioma attorney on your legal team will file a claim on your behalf. Your legal team will continue to collect evidence to support the claim, and at some point, your testimony will be taken, though not necessarily in court.
Mesothelioma and asbestos-related claims frequently settle without going to trial. If a settlement is offered, your attorneys will advise you of the offer and explain the terms. You must agree to the terms before they sign off on any settlement.
It’s rare for a mesothelioma case to be tried in court. However, your legal team always prepare the case as if it will go to trial.
Do You Have Questions About Mesothelioma Litigation?
A mesothelioma attorney experienced with mesothelioma and asbestos-related cases can explain your legal rights in-depth and answer any questions you may have about mesothelioma laws.
If you’re ready to speak to someone about your potential claim, contact MesotheliomaSymptoms.com. We can connect you with some of the best mesothelioma attorneys in the country.