Mesothelioma Lawsuit Process
In case of mesothelioma disease, you are advised to contact qualified lawyer as soon as possible. Mesothelioma treatment usually includes surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and others. There are also other, related expenses, such as medical equipment, lost wages, travel costs, palliative care etc. Not all of these health care expenses are covered by health insurance (if any) and thus can be too expensive for some people. These increased costs can be covered by mesothelioma lawsuit compensation.
What to expect during lawsuit process?
Experienced lawyers can help patients to simplify the process as much as possible. Usually, they are able to travel to you regardless of where you are. Each lawsuit is different, but roughly consists of the following steps:
Preparation – attorney will help you to determine the source of your disease and prepare the whole case for next step.
Filling – claim is filled in state or states where it is most appropriate for your case.
Discovery – lawyers of both sides evaluate all the evidence in preparation for next step.
Settlement – often, the defendant attorney try to negotiate settlement by offering you money. You can decide whether to accept offer or go to next step.
Trial – if you did not receive fair settlement offer, in this step lawyer will represent all your claims in front of judge, who will declare verdict. Most majority of mesothelioma cases did not even reach this step, as usually fair settlement is offered in previous step.
The average compensation (settlement) for mesothelioma cases, according to available data, exceeds $1 million. With competent attorney, whole process is fast, smooth running and as painless as possible for you. You can contact us for more informations.