Peritoneal Mesothelioma Lawsuit

Mesothelioma is a rare form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. This chemical compound is naturally-occurring and was often used in shipyards and military vessels as well as in chemical plants as a form of insulation. Workers and civilians exposed to asbestos were at risk of inhaling its long, thin fibers, which became lodged in the lining of the abdomen, causing tumors to form. A large number of mesothelioma lawsuits are now being filed by workers and military personnel who were exposed to asbestos on a regular basis and have now been diagnosed with this serious and aggressive form of cancer.

Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit

Mesothelioma lawsuits are aimed at not only recovering expenses incurred by patients for treatment, testing and surgery of their cancer, but also the suffering that they and their families have had to endure as a result of a cancer diagnosis due to asbestos exposure. Some companies such a shipbuilders and chemical processors have set up funds that pay out to mesothelioma patients if they can demonstrate that their likely site of infection was at a location the company owned and that they worked for the company during a time in which asbestos was used.

Unfortunately, many of these funds are not well-backed, pay out only minimal amounts to patients and their families, or take years to begin dispensing funds. As a result, many mesothelioma sufferers have chosen to begin mesothelioma lawsuits in order to speed up the process of recovering their expenses and obtain funding for treatment or money to leave as a legacy for their families.

Despite the presence of funds used to pay mesothelioma sufferers, most companies who used asbestos regularly are not willing to admit that they bear any responsibility for the condition or health of their workers - while they will supply money, they will not accept blame. This, combined with the often slow process of claiming a mesothelioma settlement through a trust fund, can be frustrating for patients and their families. It is here that a mesothelioma lawsuit under the auspices of an experienced law firm can help give a patient both a voice to speak out and a chance at a fair and equitable amount of compensation.

Choosing a Mesothelioma Attorney

Mesothelioma lawyers will begin by assessing the strength of patient's case to determine if their workplace was the likely site of contamination and also if the company operating the site currently has a trust fund in place. Often, the fact that a mesothelioma lawsuit has been started will be enough to convince a company to settle more rapidly, but in the event that a mesothelioma case must go to trial, an experienced firm will be able to not only provide advice on how to proceed but will be able to eloquently advocate on behalf of their clients.

If you or a loved one has been affected by mesothelioma, don't wait - fill out the form below and get the information you need to start your mesothelioma lawsuit and get the compensation you deserve.