Mesothelioma Legal Help

Mesothelioma legal help allows victims and their families to seek justice and compensation from the companies that made the asbestos-containing products they were exposed to. After a mesothelioma diagnosis, your legal options may include filing a lawsuit, asbestos trust fund claim, and VA claim for benefits.

For over 40 years, our mesothelioma law firm has fought on behalf of victims of asbestos exposure nationwide.

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Mesothelioma Legal Information and Help

As a national law firm with over 40 years of experience, Sokolove Law can help victims of mesothelioma and their families take legal action over asbestos exposure and the resulting illness.

Our team will pursue mesothelioma compensation from every available source as a way of maximizing the amount of money clients are able to receive.

Common mesothelioma legal options for compensation include:

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These options do more than just enable a victim to afford medical expenses and protect their family’s financial future. They also hold manufacturers of asbestos-containing products responsible for their negligence.

When you work with Sokolove Law, we will handle every step of the claims process for you — from finding the evidence and building your case to preparing the paperwork and filing your claim within any deadlines.

Billions Recovered Nationwide

At Sokolove Law, we’ve recovered over $5 Billion for thousands of mesothelioma patients and their families nationwide. Let us get you the results you deserve.

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Mesothelioma Legal Options

Since 1979, Sokolove Law has helped thousands of asbestos exposure victims access justice and compensation by taking mesothelioma legal action in several different ways.

Call Sokolove Law right now at (800) 647-3434 if you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease.

Mesothelioma Lawsuits

By working with Sokolove Law to file a mesothelioma lawsuit, you can:

  • Get help identifying the asbestos-containing products you were exposed to
  • Hold the companies that manufactured those products accountable for your illness
  • Pursue life-changing amounts of compensation for your treatment and family

Compensation from a lawsuit can be awarded as a mesothelioma settlement or trial verdict.

Over 99% of mesothelioma lawsuits result in settlements without our clients having to go to court.

Mesothelioma Settlements

A mesothelioma settlement is a financial agreement reached between your legal team and the asbestos-related companies responsible for your exposure and illness.

At Sokolove Law, our asbestos attorneys have secured mesothelioma settlements from thousands of lawsuits across the country, recovering billions for our clients.

$1M - $1.4M

Average Mesothelioma Settlement Amount

In many cases, a mesothelioma settlement allows our clients to start getting compensation in less than a year — oftentimes in as few as 90 days.

Mesothelioma Trial Verdicts

As an established mesothelioma law firm, Sokolove Law is ready to fight on your behalf — in or out of court. Although the vast majority of mesothelioma cases do not go to trial, we still prepare every case as though it will.

$5M - $11.4M

Average Mesothelioma Trial Verdict Amount

Whether your case goes to trial or settles before, our goal is to maximize your compensation. Get started now with a free case review.

Asbestos Trust Fund Claims

Asbestos trust funds are a type of compensation set aside by bankrupt companies that manufactured or sold asbestos-containing products.

$30 Billion

Estimated Amount in Asbestos Trust Funds

Many asbestos-related companies filed for bankruptcy to stop all lawsuits against them and avoid paying those who had been exposed to their deadly products.

Thankfully, bankruptcy courts forced these companies to put money in asbestos trust funds to pay current and future mesothelioma victims and their families.

$300,000-400,000

Median Payout from Asbestos Trust Funds

In many cases, mesothelioma patients qualify for money from multiple asbestos trusts. Filing an asbestos claim doesn’t require you to go to court, so you may be able to receive compensation faster.

Sokolove Law can determine which trusts you qualify for by using our warehouse of evidence and database of asbestos exposure sites and products.

We’ve already helped thousands access asbestos trust fund compensation — all from the comfort of their own homes. Call (800) 647-3434 to see if you qualify now.

Mesothelioma VA Claims

The United States Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) may accept VA claims for mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases if the exposure to asbestos happened during service.

U.S. Navy veterans may be at particular risk of developing mesothelioma as asbestos was used in virtually every naval ship.

$3,300+

VA Monthly Payment for Mesothelioma, Plus Free Health Care

At Sokolove Law, our VA-accredited mesothelioma attorneys can help you prepare your VA claim and pursue service-related benefits.

We have decades of experience helping veterans with mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases get the compensation they need.

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) for Mesothelioma

You are automatically eligible for SSDI if you have mesothelioma. You can collect this compensation right away. If you are a retired senior, you may already have SSDI.

Filing for SSDI benefits will not impact your ability to file other types of mesothelioma claims as well.

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Mesothelioma Legal Information by State

Your legal options may vary depending on the state you live in. As a national asbestos law firm, Sokolove Law is able to file mesothelioma legal claims anywhere in the U.S.

Court systems in certain states may be more favorable to asbestos lawsuits or have longer statutes of limitations. It’s also possible that you no longer live in the state where you were first exposed to asbestos.

Our mesothelioma lawyers can help you figure all of this out and fight for the compensation you need now. We’ll also travel to you whenever or wherever it’s convenient to you — at no cost.

Learn Your Mesothelioma Legal Rights & Options With Sokolove Law

If you have mesothelioma, lung cancer, or another asbestos-related disease, you do have legal options and rights.

Though money can never replace your health or the life of someone you love, our team can help you seek compensation that can help your family financially during and after your battle with cancer.

At Sokolove Law, our team of asbestos attorneys can help you understand the mesothelioma legal options available to you. We’ll fight hard to get you everything you’re entitled to.

Get a free case review now to learn your mesothelioma legal options by filling out our contact form or calling (800) 647-3434.

Mesothelioma Legal Advice & Help FAQs

What is a mesothelioma legal claim?

A mesothelioma claim is a type of legal action that seeks compensation from the manufacturers of asbestos-containing products responsible for your illness.

How long does a mesothelioma lawsuit take?

Mesothelioma lawsuits can start awarding you with compensation in a matter of months — many times in as few as 90 days.

Sokolove Law can determine the best course of action for your case, so you receive the most amount of money in the shortest amount of time possible.

Learn more about your mesothelioma legal options during a free case review.

How much is my mesothelioma case worth?

Mesothelioma case values can vary depending on several factors, like the cost of your medical expenses and the severity of your asbestos exposure and resulting illness.

Asbestos exposure and mesothelioma victims who work with Sokolove Law are typically awarded settlements averaging between $1 Million and $1.4 Million.

Mesothelioma verdicts fall between $5 Million and $11.4 Million on average. However, trials are riskier.

Even if successful, the defendant can appeal the verdict, potentially denying or delaying your compensation for years.

What are mesothelioma statutes of limitations?

Mesothelioma statutes of limitations are laws that affect how long you have to file an asbestos lawsuit, and they vary by state.

Take action as soon as possible, so you don’t miss your chance to receive compensation. Once the statute of limitations has passed, you will never be able to file a lawsuit or an asbestos trust fund claim.

Filing your claim soon after you are diagnosed may even increase the amount of compensation you receive and allow you to get much-needed money faster.

Many courts and judges realize the huge strains that come with a mesothelioma diagnosis, so they may move trial dates up to help victims access compensation while they are still alive.

How can mesothelioma legal compensation help my family?

Compensation can help your family get justice by holding accountable the manufacturers of asbestos-containing products that are responsible for your cancer.

It can also help you and your family avoid the financial strains of medical treatments, which may otherwise drain your savings and retirement funds.

Will legal action be brought against my employer?

Not necessarily. Like you, your employer probably had no idea that asbestos exposure could lead to deadly diseases.

Unless you were employed by a company that manufactured asbestos-containing products, your current or former employers will most likely not be sued.

Most mesothelioma lawsuits are filed against the manufacturers of asbestos-containing products. If you worked for the U.S. military or government, they also will not be sued.

What other laws affect asbestos use?

Local, federal, and state governments have passed laws — collectively known as asbestos legislation — to limit asbestos use.

A notable law banning asbestos completely was issued by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1989, but it was mostly overturned by an appeal in 1991.

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