Mesothelioma Lawyer

When you choose Sokolove Law, you will be represented by experienced mesothelioma lawyers who have helped thousands of asbestos exposure victims recover financial compensation.

Sokolove Law has a powerful nationwide practice and a strong track record of success in handling mesothelioma cases.

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How an Asbestos Lawyer Can Help After a Mesothelioma Diagnosis

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Managing Attorney Ricky A. LeBlanc speaking on the phone with a mesothelioma victim.

While the thought of filing a claim and possibly going to court may seem overwhelming, don’t worry — we'll handle all the heavy lifting for you.

Our experienced mesothelioma attorneys will take care of each step of the legal process for you. Our goal is to minimize the disruption to your life and maximize the potential compensation in your case.

At Sokolove Law, we measure ourselves by our clients’ satisfaction — and we’re proud of our successful track record:

  • Over $5 Billion in total mesothelioma results
  • 7,900+ mesothelioma cases handled nationwide
  • 98% of our asbestos clients get compensation

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

What Do Mesothelioma Attorneys Do?

Each claim is different, but usually, your mesothelioma lawyer:

  • Files the complaint: Your attorney will draft and file a legal complaint against the manufacturer(s) of the asbestos-containing products you were exposed to.
  • Obtains the evidence: During a case's discovery phase, your legal team and mesothelioma attorney collect the evidence necessary to build your case.
  • Settles the case: More than 99% of the time, mesothelioma attorneys can settle a case instead of taking it to court.
  • Tries the case: If both parties can’t agree on a settlement, your case will go to trial before a jury, who ultimately decides the case's outcome. Your asbestos lawyer will fight on your behalf in court.

If you or a loved one were diagnosed with mesothelioma, mesothelioma attorneys with Sokolove Law may be able to help you. We’ve recovered over $5 Billion on behalf of mesothelioma clients nationwide.

Learn more about your options today with a free legal case review.

"I was shocked at how fast Sokolove Law called me. It was like lightning speed fast, and two days later, they were meeting with me at my house. I was in a mild shock, but it was a good shock."

Dennis
Sokolove Law Client & Mesothelioma Victim

Mesothelioma Lawyers Aim to Maximize Your Compensation

Maximizing the amount of mesothelioma compensation a victim and their family receives is always the goal of Sokolove Law.

The amount of compensation in an asbestos case is mostly driven by the perceived value of pain and suffering that the injured person endured. This value translates into a dollar value and can be used to cover any kind of cost you would like.

Although compensation can be used for anything you want, some mesothelioma victims use it to cover expenses such as:

  • Medical expenses
  • Travel costs associated with medical treatment
  • Lost wages
  • Caregiver/facility fees
  • Physical therapy
  • Psychological counseling
  • Household expenses
  • Funeral costs
  • Financial security for your family

What's the Average Settlement for a Mesothelioma Case?

Mesothelioma lawyers routinely recover between $1 Million and $1.4 Million from mesothelioma settlements and between $5 Million and $11.4 Million from trial verdicts.

It’s difficult to determine the value of a mesothelioma case ahead of time without knowing specific details, and these ranges can only serve as ballpark figures. Many asbestos cases are worth more or less, depending on various factors.

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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How to Choose a Top Mesothelioma Lawyer

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When choosing an asbestos and mesothelioma attorney for your case, it’s important to look at the resources they bring to the table and how they’re uniquely able to help you.

If you’re considering hiring an asbestos exposure and mesothelioma lawyer, you may wonder: What makes Sokolove Law different?

When you work with Sokolove Law, you’ll be represented by experienced mesothelioma lawyers who have the resources to fight on your behalf against powerful companies and offer a personalized experience.

We aspire to be your trusted advisor, walking you and your loved ones through the entire legal process.

Learn how Sokolove Law stands out from other lawyers:

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A caring and knowledgeable Sokolove Law paralegal will listen to you and gather information about your unique situation. After discussing the details of your potential case, you’ll also learn your options for moving forward, all at no cost to you.

Call us at (800) 647-3434 or get a free legal case review today. Our team is available 24/7 to help answer any questions you may have.

We'll Travel to You at Your Convenience

If you’re eligible to file a mesothelioma legal claim, our team will want to meet with you. We can meet with you in person or schedule a virtual meeting — at your convenience and at no cost.

We can be there fast. Often, this meeting can occur as soon as 24 hours after you speak with a paralegal. During this meeting, you can ask us any questions and learn more about the legal process. We’ll also walk you through the documents that need to be signed.

Sokolove Law's lawyers can help you understand your rights and fight for the most financial compensation available.

No Upfront or Out-of-Pocket Fees to Work With Us

Our experienced mesothelioma lawyers work on a contingency basis, which means there are no upfront or out-of-pocket costs. We only get paid if you do.

A Dedicated Legal Team on Your Side

When you choose to work with Sokolove Law, you will be assigned a dedicated mesothelioma legal trial team to build your case.

This team may include:

  • A shareholder in the firm
  • Additional attorneys with experience specific to your case
  • A registered nurse (RN)
  • Investigators
  • Paralegals
  • Support Staff

This dedicated legal team works specifically on building your case and is available to answer any questions that you may have throughout the process. They will have experience with your specific type of exposure and knowledge of the information you provided during your in-person visit — so they can hit the ground running.

Our paralegals are available 24/7 to answer questions and discuss the details of your case.

A Successful Track Record of Results

Over the last 40+ years, our mesothelioma cancer lawyers have recovered over $5 Billion for thousands of clients across the country.

A few of our many past mesothelioma settlements and trial verdicts include:

  • $40 Million awarded to a U.S. Navy veteran
  • $10.5 Million awarded to a pipefitter
  • $7 Million secured for a welder
  • $6.5 Million awarded to a manual laborer
  • $5.5 Million awarded to a U.S. Navy veteran and mechanic
  • $5.2 Million awarded to the family of a mechanic and forklift operator

Our mesothelioma attorneys have the specific skills and knowledge needed to maximize the amount of compensation in your case.

Databases of Asbestos Products & Job Site Information

Your team at Sokolove Law has access to databases full of asbestos exposure information, including lists of asbestos-containing products and known exposure sites.

We maintain a large warehouse full of evidence and a proprietary database that your team will utilize to determine if we have already represented someone from the same or a similar job site. We will gather and review the evidence for your claim.

Access to Top Mesothelioma Doctors & Hospitals

Malignant mesothelioma is a rare and deadly cancer (not to be confused with asbestos-related lung cancer), and only a select few surgeons are qualified to treat it.

Our team has professional relationships with the best mesothelioma surgeons in the country at comprehensive mesothelioma cancer treatment facilities. We also have registered nurses on our staff who are available to answer your questions.

A Nationwide Network of Asbestos Lawyers

Sokolove Law is the first truly national mesothelioma law firm — with an office or licensed asbestos attorney in nearly every state. This nationwide network of attorneys means we are not restricted to filing asbestos lawsuits in certain states.

We will file wherever a mesothelioma or asbestos claim can be best litigated — to maximize the value of potential settlements. Many cases can be handled by an experienced team of asbestos lawyers close to your home.

Decades’ Worth of Experience

Sokolove Law has helped families with personal injury claims for decades. We know how to navigate each state’s individual legal regulations and statutes of limitations and have successfully helped families in all 50 states.

Everything we’ve learned over the past 40+ years is used to help our mesothelioma clients get meaningful results and justice as quickly as possible.

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How Much Do the Best Mesothelioma Lawyers Cost?

Getting a mesothelioma diagnosis is hard and can be extremely draining for families, emotionally and financially.

Our attorneys for mesothelioma cases work on a contingency basis, which means there aren’t any out-of-pocket or upfront fees to work with us.

We only get paid if you receive a monetary reward, and there’s no cost to contact us.

Types of Claims Mesothelioma Lawyers Handle

At Sokolove Law, the mesothelioma lawyers who represent you are experienced personal injury attorneys seeking justice and financial compensation for mesothelioma victims. The path forward in any asbestos case varies according to the unique details of each case.

In general, mesothelioma attorneys seek compensation for their clients through the following types of claims.

Mesothelioma Personal Injury Lawsuits

Personal injury lawsuits allow people diagnosed with mesothelioma to seek financial compensation from the companies responsible for their asbestos exposure.

Mesothelioma Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Family members or court-appointed representatives of a victim’s estate can file mesothelioma wrongful death lawsuits on behalf of someone who has passed away from mesothelioma.

Asbestos Trust Fund Claims

To pay future claims, an estimated $30 Billion has been set aside into asbestos trust funds by asbestos companies that used asbestos in their products and later filed for bankruptcy.

Mesothelioma VA Claims

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) may accept mesothelioma claims if the asbestos exposure was service-related. Our VA-accredited asbestos attorneys can help you file a claim for VA benefits and any legal claims for compensation.

Filing a mesothelioma VA claim does NOT affect your ability to file a lawsuit or pursue compensation from asbestos trust funds.

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Video Summary: In this video, Walter, a Sokolove Law client, talks about his experience working with Sokolove Law. View Transcript.

He said, “you have all your paperwork in order?” I said, “Yes I do.” He said, “Well, Keep it there” Nobody ever said anything, about it being dangerous. The powers of being new, I said, “Well, heck with this noise, they’re gonna hear from me.” I wasn’t suing the government, I wasn’t suing the U.S. Navy, I was suing the manufacturer. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with Mesothelioma, you may be entitled to compensation.

Our asbestos attorneys can determine what kind of claim is right for your potential case. Get a free consultation today to learn more about your legal options.

Sokolove Law: National Mesothelioma Lawyers

Sokolove Law Founder Jim Sokolove Converses with CEO Michael J. Skoler
Sokolove Law Founder Jim Sokolove Converses with CEO Michael J. Skoler

Mesothelioma cases are extremely complex, and without decades of experience, victims may miss out on opportunities for compensation.

Thankfully, mesothelioma lawyers and attorneys with Sokolove Law have the skills, dedication, and experience needed to give your case the best possible chance of success.

Sokolove Law offers the following advantages and more:

  • Over 40 years of experience
  • Track record of past and recent success
  • Knowledge and resources
  • Asbestos attorneys available nationwide
  • Dedication to helping mesothelioma victims get justice

Our asbestos exposure lawyers have proudly recovered over $5 Billion on behalf of mesothelioma victims across the country, securing resources that have helped thousands of families financially and emotionally.

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Asbestos & Mesothelioma Lawyer FAQs

Why should I hire a mesothelioma lawyer?

Asbestos litigation is extremely complex, and state laws differ across the United States. Without an experienced mesothelioma asbestos lawyer by your side, the legal process can be overwhelming, especially when you may be battling a rare cancer like mesothelioma.

When you work with Sokolove Law, your mesothelioma legal team can handle gathering the evidence for your case, filing the paperwork before any deadlines, and potentially going to court on your behalf, so you can focus on your health and family.

Our asbestos exposure lawyers have the experience, knowledge, and skills to give you the best possible chance of securing compensation. Let us handle the legal work for you.

Contact us today to learn more about how our asbestos lawyers may be able to help with your case.

Who is eligible to file a mesothelioma lawsuit?

Mesothelioma patients, their immediate family members, or their estate representatives may be eligible to receive compensation from the manufacturers of the dangerous asbestos-containing products that caused the disease.

Even if your loved one is deceased, as a family member, you may still be able to file a claim. Contact Sokolove Law today for a free legal review to see if you may have a case.

When should I contact a mesothelioma lawyer and attorney?

Unfortunately, due to statutes of limitations, families have only a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit.

Mesothelioma statutes of limitations vary by state — some are as short as one year from your date of diagnosis. Once the statute of limitations has expired, victims and their loved ones will never be able to file a mesothelioma lawsuit.

Determining the asbestos statute of limitations for your unique case is complex and relies on many factors. For this reason, contacting an experienced mesothelioma cancer attorney with Sokolove Law is crucial to determine your legal options.

Contact us as soon as possible. Once the statute of limitation runs out for your case, you’ll never be able to file a mesothelioma claim.

How can I find a mesothelioma lawyer near me?

Look no further than Sokolove Law if you’re trying to find an experienced mesothelioma cancer lawyer near you. As one of the first truly national mesothelioma law firms, we have offices with licensed asbestos attorneys in nearly every state, which allows us to provide nationwide representation in your own backyard.

If you have a case, we’ll travel to you, whenever and wherever it’s convenient for you. Get in touch with our team today for a free legal consultation.

How do I choose a lawyer for mesothelioma?

If you’re trying to find the best mesothelioma attorney for your case, here are some things you might want to look for:

  • A Successful Track Record: Our experienced asbestos attorneys have recovered over $5 Billion for victims of asbestos-related diseases and their families.
  • A Nationwide Legal Network: Our experienced mesothelioma cancer attorneys know the individual laws of each state and have experience practicing across America. Our national reach allows us to help clients in any state.
  • Asbestos Exposure Databases: Our mesothelioma attorneys have access to extensive databases with a wealth of information regarding asbestos exposure locations, manufacturers, and job sites.
  • Decades of Experience: Our team of asbestos lawyers have more than 40 years of experience fighting for mesothelioma victims.

How do I prove asbestos caused my mesothelioma diagnosis?

Asbestos exposure is the only known cause of mesothelioma. If you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you were exposed at some point to asbestos — usually through your workplace or secondhand exposure from a loved one who worked with asbestos.

Based on your work history and the historical data our mesothelioma lawyers have collected over the past several decades, our attorneys can often link asbestos exposure to one or more asbestos-containing products and the asbestos companies that made those products.

If you or your loved one have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, Sokolove Law can help you figure out your legal options and build your case. Get a free legal review today.

Will I need to travel to meet with my asbestos attorneys?

If you’re eligible to file a mesothelioma claim, our asbestos attorneys will travel to you — whenever and wherever it's convenient.

We can be there fast, even the next day, to answer any questions and walk you through the mesothelioma legal process.

Can I still meet with my mesothelioma attorneys during the pandemic?

Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, Sokolove Law continues to provide free legal case consultations. For years, many of our clients have received financial compensation without ever having to leave their homes. That's never been more true than it is now, during the pandemic.

How long will it take to get mesothelioma financial compensation?

Every case is different and influenced by a variety of factors. There’s no easy way to predict how long your case may take.

That said, some of our mesothelioma clients receive financial compensation within 90 days of talking to us.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, reach out to us today to learn more about the legal options available.

How much money can a mesothelioma lawyer recover?

The average mesothelioma settlement amount, which is a negotiated amount of compensation to settle the case before it goes to trial, falls between approximately $1 Million and $1.4 Million.

The average mesothelioma verdict, which is decided by a judge and jury during a court trial, awards between $5 Million and $11.4 Million.

It’s difficult to determine the value of a case ahead of time without knowing specific details, and these ranges can only serve as ballpark figures. Many asbestos cases are worth more or less, depending on various factors.

Can I file a mesothelioma claim if my family member has passed away?

Even if a loved one has already passed away, a family member may still be able to file a claim. We can work with you to determine if you may be able to file on behalf of your loved one.

Because mesothelioma is an especially deadly cancer that has no cure, wrongful death mesothelioma lawsuits are common in these cases.

If a mesothelioma patient passes away before their asbestos case is complete, will their family members receive compensation?

Potentially, yes — if a mesothelioma patient starts the legal process but passes away before the case is complete, the patient’s spouse, children, or estate representative may be able to continue the process and receive mesothelioma compensation on their loved one’s behalf.

Get a free case review today to learn more about your legal rights and options.

Can a mesothelioma lawyer help a veteran if I don't want to sue the military?

When you work with Sokolove Law, we won’t file any mesothelioma lawsuits against the military. Instead, we file directly against the manufacturers that supplied the military with the deadly asbestos-containing products you were exposed to — not the U.S. government or military.

U.S. military veterans with mesothelioma, their immediate family members, or their estate representatives may be eligible to receive compensation for service-related asbestos exposure.

Filing an asbestos legal claim won’t impact your VA benefits or pensions, and in some cases, you won’t even have to go to court to start receiving compensation.

Get a free case review today to learn more about your legal options.

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