How can an attorney help if I was diagnosed with mesothelioma?

Asbestos is a material that was commonly used in many products and construction in the United States in past decades. Although it is still permitted, the use of asbestos has been restricted and regulated. 

However, asbestos exposure is known to have significant negative health effects. One of the most catastrophic outcomes of asbestos exposure is mesothelioma. 

Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that affects the person’s internal organs. In most cases, mesothelioma is aggressive and impacts the patient’s lungs. 

Typically, this disease is the result of exposure to asbestos. Even if the exposure occurred years earlier, it may be the cause of the diagnosis. Because of this, mesothelioma patients often have a valid tort claim against the party responsible for their asbestos exposure. 

If you find yourself in this position, you may wonder, “How can an attorney help if I was diagnosed with mesothelioma?” A skilled legal professional can assist you in pursuing financial compensation for the losses and costs resulting from your diagnosis. 

When you want to explore your legal options following a mesothelioma diagnosis, reach out to the accomplished team at Morgan & Morgan. Our lawyers have decades of experience fighting for those unfairly suffering from illnesses.  

To schedule a free consultation with a member of our friendly staff, complete the simple form on the Morgan and Morgan website today.

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In most instances, mesothelioma is the result of asbestos exposure. The small fibers that make asbestos a useful building material can be inhaled if the material is broken or fractured. 

In past decades, asbestos was used in the following contexts and industries: 

  • Automotive
  • Chemical refining
  • The U.S. military
  • Construction
  • Firefighting 

These are only a few examples of industries in which workers may have been exposed to this dangerous material. Asbestos exposure is not limited to employees in relevant industries and jobs. 

In many cases, those close to employees may also be exposed to loose asbestos fibers. The person who was directly exposed may unknowingly be wearing clothes covered in these dangerous fibers. 

Asbestos exposure does not immediately result in the development of an illness. Often, victims do not receive a mesothelioma diagnosis until years or decades after initial exposure. 

This can make it difficult to determine the source of the asbestos exposure. However, mesothelioma victims deserve justice when their illness is the result of another party’s negligence. 

Mesothelioma attorneys handle cases involving victims who were unknowingly exposed to asbestos. In many instances, mesothelioma victims do not understand how to proceed with a civil legal claim. 

It is vital to secure the services of a skilled tort lawyer to pursue justice in your claim. Victims of illnesses should be able to focus on their physical health and well-being.  

Hiring one of the knowledgeable attorneys at Morgan & Morgan will ensure that you can prioritize your medical care. Our lawyers will handle every important element of your legal claim while providing you with regular updates. 

In your mesothelioma case, your Morgan and Morgan attorney will: 

  • Determine which parties are legally liable for your asbestos exposure
  • Gather important evidence to bolster your claim
  • Speak with medical experts and specialists
  • Complete and submit all required legal documents
  • Calculate the total value of your mesothelioma case
  • Negotiate aggressively to secure an adequate settlement
  • File a lawsuit if negotiations fail 

Do not just hire the first attorney you find through an internet search. It is important to secure legal representation from an attorney with plenty of experience in this type of case. 

Fortunately, Morgan and Morgan boasts a roster of more than 800 trial-ready tort lawyers across the country. One of our legal professionals will review the facts of your case and help you decide the best course of action. 

You should not be concerned that your attorney will settle for an inadequate amount to avoid a trial. The team at Morgan & Morgan has the experience and resources to fight as hard as necessary to get justice for you.

Victims of mesothelioma typically experience many losses as a result of their disease. Fortunately, a lawyer with Morgan and Morgan will file a claim for all the financial and personal damages that you sustained.  

Some of the most common damages available to mesothelioma victims cover: 

  • Past and current medical bills
  • Lost income and wages from the inability to work
  • Loss of long-term income earning potential
  • Expected future costs of ongoing medical care
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish, depression, and anxiety
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Loss of quality of life 

Most people do not have experience accurately determining the value of their losses. The accomplished team at Morgan & Morgan will fight to ensure that the responsible party provides you with the money you deserve.

No. Our lawyers are paid through a contingency fee structure. You will not pay a cent until we recover the money that you rightfully deserve. When you hire Morgan and Morgan, the fee is free unless we win for you!

Speak with the compassionate team at Morgan and Morgan to begin the process of pursuing a mesothelioma claim. We will happily offer you a no-cost consultation to review the facts of your case. 

Schedule your free legal evaluation by completing the simple contact form on the Morgan & Morgan website today.