Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit: Frequently Asked Questions

This page answers many of the questions we regularly receive from families about filing a mesothelioma lawsuit. We understand this is an important decision and want to equip you with as much information as possible. If you have additional questions or concerns about mesothelioma and asbestos lawsuits, please do not hesitate to contact one of our experienced paralegals or lawyers.

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Mesothelioma Lawsuit FAQs

There are many reasons to file a mesothelioma lawsuit. While no amount of compensation can give you back your health, a mesothelioma settlement may help cover your medical expenses and eliminate worries about your family’s potential debt. A mesothelioma lawsuit can also help to ensure your family’s financial security for years to come. As early as the 1930s, asbestos corporations knew their products were deadly and covered up the evidence for profit. The civil justice system gives individuals and families the opportunity to hold accountable those who caused their injury. Read More about filing a mesothelioma lawsuit.
Nothing. The minute you Contact Us, our mesothelioma lawyers will begin investigating your asbestos claim at no cost to you or your family. Typically, one of our investigators or attorneys will call or visit you to gather information about you, your family, and your work history. After we have sufficient information, we decide if we can recommend filing a mesothelioma lawsuit. This is of no financial cost to you. Start the investigation process by calling (800) 326-8900 or filling out this form.
Again, nothing. There is no financial risk on your part in filing a mesothelioma lawsuit. The lawyers from Simmons Hanly Conroy represent clients on a “contingency” basis, which means that we will only collect a fee if and when you collect a verdict or settlement. A mesothelioma attorney will meet with you to go over these matters in detail. Call (800) 326-8900 or fill out the form to schedule a meeting with a member of our experienced legal team.
Every case is different and requires proper investigation. To view some of our results, please visit the mesothelioma verdicts and settlements section of our website. Individual results vary depending on your unique circumstances.  Any recovery you may receive depends on a variety of factors such as your exposure history or whether your case is settled or goes to a jury trial. Our law firm has a track record of securing significant results for our clients diagnosed with mesothelioma. To best understand your legal options, speak to one of our attorneys by calling (800) 326-8900 . You can find examples of our past results on our mesothelioma settlements page. To get a better idea of the compensation you can expect, please contact one of our mesothelioma lawyers.
We will come to you. Our attorneys and investigators will travel to meet with you in the comfort of your own home or in a location of your choosing. Though we cannot guarantee that you will never have to travel during your case, it is unlikely you will need to leave the area where you live. Learn more about our mesothelioma experience and what to expect during the legal process.
The minute you Contact Us, we will begin examining your asbestos claim at no cost to you or your family. An investigator or attorney will call or visit you to learn more about you, your family and work history. After we have sufficient information, we decide if we can recommend filing an asbestos lawsuit, and you decide if you’d like to hire us to represent your family. Your information will be kept confidential. This is of no financial cost to you and does not obligate you to hire us. Get started by calling (800) 326-8900.
While each asbestos litigation case is unique, the law in each state imposes different time limitations on how long you can wait to file a mesothelioma or asbestos-related lung cancer lawsuit. Once these deadlines pass, it’s too late to file. These are called “statutes of limitations.” In other words, you have only a certain amount of time after a diagnosis of an asbestos-related disease is made to file an asbestos claim. Because of this, we advise you Contact Us immediately so we can evaluate your potential claim. Call (800) 326-8900 to get started.
We resolve cases quickly and efficiently. On average, mesothelioma lawsuits can last between 18-36 months, but many clients begin to receive settlements as early as 3-6 months. How long it takes depends on the specific facts unique to your case. Your mesothelioma attorney will work hard to expedite your lawsuit and ensure you receive the maximum compensation you deserve. Learn more about our mesothelioma experience and what to expect during the legal process.
We always prepare as if we are going to trial. However, some of our mesothelioma cases settle out of court without going through a trial. In the event that a trial does occur, our mesothelioma attorneys are trained to make this process as easy on you and your family as possible. Learn more about our mesothelioma experience and what to expect during the legal process.
Your home state is one of several factors your attorney will consider when deciding where your case may be filed. This step is included in the legal process and will not cost you any extra money. Depending on the specific facts of your case, it is possible that your asbestos lawsuit may not be filed in your home state. Start the process of investigating your potential claim by calling (800) 326-8900 or filling out the form.
No, your case will not be handled as a class action. Your asbestos case will be filed and prosecuted individually. We handle all mesothelioma lawsuits on an individual basis so you receive the individual attention and compensation you deserve. Schedule your free legal consultation by calling (800) 326-8900 or filling out the form.
Yes. A family member can file a wrongful death suit on behalf of a loved one who has passed away due to mesothelioma or an asbestos-related disease. However, statute of limitations and other legal considerations may apply. Please Contact Us to get started, or speak with someone immediately by calling (800) 326-8900.
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John Simmons is a founder and Chairman of Simmons Hanly Conroy. After serving in the U.S. Army, he went on to earn his Doctor of Law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law. He has helped recover some of the biggest verdicts and settlements in asbestos litigation history and is rated as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers.