Our experienced mesothelioma attorneys, consisting of 4 of the top mesothelioma law firms in the United States, have recovered billions of dollars for thousands of mesothelioma victims and their families over the past 40 years. Contact us now at 1-800-726-1860 or use the form on this page for a free consultation to go over your financial compensation options.
Compensation For Mesothelioma Victims
For those looking for help with financial assistance and compensation, the sponsors of this website are four leading mesothelioma law firms that have combined to recover billions of dollars for thousands of mesothelioma victims and their families over the last 40 years. These law firms also have a long history of giving-back to mesothelioma charities and causes.
Our experienced attorneys have been helping victims of mesothelioma and their families recover financial compensation from many available sources:
First, our attorneys have decades of experience filing claims on behalf of mesothelioma victims with bankruptcy trust funds.
Second, our attorneys have a proven track-record of recovering money for mesothelioma victims from companies through the civil litigation process.
Third, our attorneys have expertise in Veterans Benefits for those cases in which our mesothelioma clients served in the U.S. Military. Our attorneys also work with a certified Veterans Benefits specialist to assist our nation’s veterans who have become sick with mesothelioma.
Read on to discover what type of financial compensation is available for mesothelioma victims and their families.
Mesothelioma Compensation Funds in Bankruptcy
Many of the companies that made products containing asbestos or mined the fibers are no longer in business. Some of these firms were merged with or bought by other businesses and others simply folded. The large number of lawsuits over asbestos also forced companies into bankruptcy.
However, a bankruptcy doesn’t necessarily mean the company no longer has any money. Many courts ordered asbestos companies in bankruptcy to set up a fund meant to compensate victims of asbestos-related diseases including mesothelioma. These funds are now referred to as trust or mesothelioma compensation funds.
Money and Settlement Funds Available through Civil Litigation
In many cases, our mesothelioma attorneys recommend pursuing a civil lawsuit. This does not mean that your case will necessarily go to trial. In fact, most cases litigated by our attorney law firms settle before trial based, in part, on the reputation of our attorneys in taking prior cases to trial. The companies sued in civil lawsuits often include the manufacturer or seller of asbestos products, installers of asbestos products and the premises owners or contractors who used asbestos products. Our experienced mesothelioma lawyers have a history of successful settlements and jury verdicts in mesothelioma cases. Although prior results do not guarantee a future outcome, our attorneys give each case the best possible chance of being successful.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Claims
Many people who once served in the U.S. Armed Forces were exposed to asbestos, particularly those who were involved in the building of ships during World War II. A veteran has the right to file a claim with Veterans Administration (“VA”) for compensation for any illnesses or injuries developed while he or she was in service. The decision whether to file a VA claim based on asbestos exposure and the proper handling of a VA claim should be made in consultation with experienced asbestos attorneys.
How Long Does It Take to Receive Compensation?
The length of time it takes for a victim to receive compensation depends on the route taken. If bankruptcy trust claims are filed, some of these claims may be paid within a matter of months. Other bankruptcy trust claims can take longer. If a civil lawsuit is filed, in many jurisdictions it is possible to have the case completed within approximately 1 year. In some cases, a civil lawsuit takes longer to complete. If a case goes to trial and is successful, the company or companies found responsible may opt to appeal the verdict. Our experienced mesothelioma attorneys work together with each client to determine the best course of action that meets the client’s needs and is appropriate based on the facts of each case.
Contact us now at 1-800-726-1860 for a free consultation with our mesothelioma lawyers to go through your various options for financial assistance.