The Mesothelioma Diagnosis
It's a terrible feeling when you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma. Like most people, at first you don't know what it is and you don't know where to turn. As time goes on you learn the awful truth: Mesothelioma is an incurable disease caused by asbestos exposure.
The saddest part of Mesothelioma is that this exposure could have occurred 20 to 50 years ago and only been for a brief part of your life. Even worse, you may not have been the individual directly exposed to asbestos. Many wives and family members develop Mesothelioma simply by being around another family member's clothing, automobile, or furniture.
$30 Billion In Asbestos Trust Funds Are Available
As devastating as the diagnosis of Mesothelioma is, it is comforting to know that large amounts of money have been put aside in Asbestos Trust Funds to aid the families of Mesothelioma cancer. This money can be used to combat the physical, monetary, and psychological hardships caused by this type of asbestos cancer.
The amount of money available to you is substantial. As of 2013, there was an estimated 30+ billion dollars set aside in various trust funds for asbestos related patients. The estimates are that 27.5 million people were exposed to asbestos while working yet only 2.5% of those affected have filed for compensation.
Why You Need A Mesothelioma Attorney
When you make a Mesothelioma claim, you are going up against high powered corporate lawyers whose fulltime job is to minimize your payout. They have enormous resources and expertise in asbestos related law. What do you have?
The sole purpose of a corporate lawyer is to minimize the amount of dollars that awarded to you. They work for the asbestos trusts which are set up by the corporations that damaged you in the first place. Their allegiance is to the companies that pay them, not you.
You need someone who's only job is to look out for you and to maximize the amount of money that you receive. That's a Mesothelioma Attorney.
What To Look For In A Mesothelioma Lawyer
There are three things that you need to look for in a Mesothelioma lawyer; Knowledge, Experience, and Trust. Most people are first concerned with money and that is the last thing you should think about.
The truth is that almost all Mesothelioma Attorneys will take your case on a contingency basis, meaning that if you win, they receive a percentage of the settlement (usually around one third... this is pretty standard) and if you lose your case, it will cost you nothing.
So you can see, money is not something you should even concern yourself with, you literally have nothing to lose but some of your time.
You want a lawyer with knowledge of Mesothelioma. They should have an in-depth knowledge of its causes, symptoms, and treatments. Your attorney should understand the costs and the hardships involved when this disease strikes. You do not want someone who also handles divorce and real estate cases as well. You want an asbestos expert.
You also want a lawyer with years of experience handling Mesothelioma related cases. Experience in criminal law or family law doesn't really help when negotiating million dollar settlements with corporate attorneys. You need someone who has been there and done this many, many times before. Nothing counts as much as Mesothelioma experience.
Last of all, you need to find an attorney that you can trust. You want someone who treats you professionally and who explains what is happening in your case as it makes its way to settlement.
Some cases are stronger than others and asbestos trust awards vary.
You need to be able to trust that your attorney is maximizing your settlement and doing it in a timely manner. You need someone who focuses on you and your needs and who is someone that you can rely on.
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