A mesothelioma attorney is an attorney who practices in the field of personal injury law — otherwise known as torts. Mesothelioma attorneys specialize in understanding this devastating disease and the impact it has on families, as well as the laws dealing with asbestos exposure. Our attorneys have over three decades of experience representing victims of asbestos exposure.
Challenges in Mesothelioma Cases
Because mesothelioma can take years, or even decades to appear after initial asbestos exposure, mesothelioma cases pose unique challenges. Over such long periods of time, the companies who manufactured and sold asbestos-containing products may go out of business, change their names or start producing different products. They may move their headquarters to other states or even other countries. Often, they have been acquired by other corporations and are operated as subsidiaries.
This can make it difficult for the mesothelioma attorney to identify the party who bears ultimate responsibility for exposing a victim to asbestos in the first place. Typically, preparing for an asbestos case requires large amounts of detailed research such as the examination of old records, previous cases, legal documents, and even photographs. Often, witnesses must be found and asked for testimony regarding events and issues dating back 20 to 40 years or more.
In addition, because the potential onset of mesothelioma is often years after exposure to asbestos, establishing that the disease was caused by exposure in a specific location during a specific timeframe often requires the testimony of medical experts.
We Do Our Work at No Expense to You
Sokolove Law’s mesothelioma and asbestos attorneys work on what is called a ‘contingency fee.’ You will not be charged unless we win your case. If a judgment is awarded on your claim, the mesothelioma attorney’s compensation will be based on a percentage of the award. Your mesothelioma lawyer will work very hard to achieve the best outcome and potential mesothelioma settlement for your case.
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