Mesothelioma Class Actions Lawsuits
Mesothelioma class action lawsuits are those in which a group of people with the same or similar types of mesothelioma caused by the same asbestos exposure file a claim in court against the liable party. When a company knowingly exposes workers to asbestos without informing them about its cancer-causing properties, that group of workers may sometimes be diagnosed decades later with the same illness.
In such a situation, the injured group might opt to file a class action lawsuit against the former employer or the manufacturers and distributors of the asbestos-containing products.
Why File a Mesothelioma Class Action Lawsuit?
A class action lawsuit can be the best way to resolve certain claims. However, a class action is not well suited for most asbestos-related and mesothelioma claims.
For one reason, when a group of plaintiffs is involved, statistics show that the most common outcome is an out-of-court settlement. It typically will take longer to reach a settlement when there is a group involved, as every member of the group has to agree to the terms. If compensation is awarded as part of a settlement, it is then divided among the group.
In addition, injuries from asbestos can take years to emerge. Asbestos-related diseases also manifest themselves differently in each affected individual. For that reason, mesothelioma cases typically require the personal attention of an attorney experienced in asbestos litigation.
Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit
At Seeger Weiss, your case will not be part of a mesothelioma class action lawsuit. That’s because we understand that no two mesothelioma cases are the same.
Our attorneys are trained in litigating these types of cases and are committed to representing victims of mesothelioma and their families who seek compensation for their injuries. To learn more about filing a mesothelioma lawsuit, fill out the form on this page.