Over 3,000 innocent people are diagnosed with mesothelioma every year. The only known cause of this cancer is exposure to asbestos. Victims diagnosed with mesothelioma may be eligible for financial compensation, but time is limited. Do not delay—get a Free Case Review today.
Speaking with a mesothelioma law firm is an important step toward justice. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, you may be entitled to compensation from a company that manufactured and/or sold asbestos-containing products.
To find out if you have a case—and how much money you could receive—it is essential that you discuss your situation with the right mesothelioma law firm.
Call Sokolove Law at (800) 647-3434 to learn more about the legal process.
Sokolove Law was founded by Jim Sokolove in 1979. His passion and commitment have helped bring justice and compensation to thousands.
Our goal is to maximize the compensation that a mesothelioma victim may be entitled to.
Sokolove Law is unique because our law firm is not restricted to filing lawsuits in certain states. As a national law firm, we will file wherever a mesothelioma or asbestos-related claim can be best litigated. Our network of mesothelioma attorneys helps provide victims with equal access to our nation’s court system—regardless of location, income, or race.
We are ready to help you, too. Contact us to speak with a case manager today.
Mesothelioma is a rare—but deadly—form of cancer. It develops when asbestos fibers are inhaled or ingested and lodge themselves in the mesothelium, a protective lining of various organs. The fibers remain inside a person’s body, and after decades of irritation, cancer can develop in the affected area.
Mesothelioma can occur in the lining surrounding the:
The only known cause of mesothelioma is asbestos exposure.
Asbestos is a mined mineral known for being fire-resistant. It was used throughout the 20th century in numerous trades and industries—including the United States military. Many asbestos manufacturers and companies knew their products were deadly but hid the truth to make a profit.
This is especially true during World War II when it was used extensively on Navy vessels. This widespread use of asbestos continued into the Korean and Vietnam wars. Its use did not stop until its deadly effects surfaced as thousands of United States military veterans were diagnosed with mesothelioma.
Military veterans make up over 30% of all diagnosed cases of mesothelioma.
If you worked in a trade that used asbestos-containing products or served in the military, you could be at risk of developing mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma develops in different areas of the body depending on where the asbestos fibers are lodged.
Mesothelioma is diagnosed through a series of tests, including X-rays and CT scans, that look for tumors. A biopsy (tissue or fluid sample) of the affected area is usually necessary to confirm a diagnosis.
After a doctor makes a mesothelioma diagnosis, including the location, cell type, and stage, they will provide a prognosis. This is the expected outlook for the disease and helps patients and their families prepare for the future.
Because mesothelioma has a long latency period (how much time it takes to develop) and is usually diagnosed in later stages, the prognosis is often poor.
Fortunately, treatments may help improve a mesothelioma patient’s initial prognosis.
The most common treatment options for mesothelioma are surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. These treatments allow doctors to remove cancerous tumors and kill leftover cancer cells. Mesothelioma specialists often combine these different therapies to create a multimodal treatment strategy.
Treatment costs add up quickly for patients who may lack financial resources or are caught off-guard by their diagnosis. For example, several rounds of chemotherapy alone can cost upwards of $80,000, and life-extending surgeries can cost anywhere from $100,000-$600,000.
Most patients will be responsible for paying at least a portion of the treatment costs even with insurance. This is why speaking with a mesothelioma lawyer is crucial.
As the government became more and more aware of the dangers of asbestos, they took steps to help those affected by the negligence of asbestos companies and manufacturers.
In the 1990s, asbestos trust funds were set up to help victims and their families. Today, it is estimated these trusts amount to over $30 Billion. Additionally, new companies are now accepting claims, which will likely result in an increase in the trust money available. A mesothelioma lawyer may be able to help you access these funds.
However, it is important to choose a lawyer with the experience and resources to handle mesothelioma cases. Because mesothelioma cases are often filed in multiple states, a local law firm may not have the ability to manage your case to the fullest extent.
For more information, learn more about choosing a mesothelioma lawyer.
If you are considering pursuing a legal claim, it is vital that you interview a potential law firm and check their past experience in mesothelioma claims, cases, and settlements. It is also important to have questions prepared for the mesothelioma law firm you are interviewing. We’ve included some important questions to ask, as well as our answers.
How many years of experience does your mesothelioma law firm have?
How many mesothelioma cases or claims has your law firm handled?
What are the typical outcomes of your mesothelioma cases?
Will my case be handled on an individual basis or “bundled” with several other similar cases?
Will I be able to speak with members of your law firm as needed? Will my calls be returned promptly and my questions answered clearly?
Does your mesothelioma law firm handle cases in every state?
How much do I have to pay you to represent me and when will I have to pay?
Remember, it is in your best interest to be comfortable with the mesothelioma law firm and attorneys that handle your case.
We understand how physically, emotionally, and financially devastating it is when you or someone you love has been a victim of injustice. You are not alone. The staff of experienced mesothelioma attorneys at Sokolove Law is here to help you and answer any questions you may have about filing a mesothelioma lawsuit.
Do not wait—request a free case review today.
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