Mesothelioma Frequently Asked Questions
My mesothelioma was recently diagnosed. While I deserve compensation, I must begin my medical treatment. Can a lawsuit be delayed?
Even if you are undergoing medical treatment, you should file your mesothelioma lawsuit as soon as possible.
There is also a limited amount of time for filing a lawsuit under the law. This is referred to as the statute of limitations. The time limit for filing a lawsuit for mesothelioma in most states is two years from the date of diagnosis, and in some states it is only one year.
In addition, you are more likely to receive financial compensation and your medical bills reduced if you act soon. Because mesothelioma is a life-threatening illness, some judges will speed up the process for plaintiffs who have the disease.
In some states, if a person with mesothelioma dies before the case is concluded, the case may be significantly delayed.
Finally, as the best witness in your case, it is critical that you preserve your testimony regarding asbestos exposure.
What is the average compensation for asbestos lawsuits?
No attorney can predict how much compensation you will receive, or even guarantee that you will receive compensation, because every case is unique. Having fully investigated your claim, our King Law Firm mesothelioma lawyers will let you know what we hope to achieve with your case
My husband recently passed away from mesothelioma. Are there any legal options left to me, now that he has passed away?
A spouse or family member of a person who has died of mesothelioma can bring a wrongful death lawsuit. It is possible to file an after death mesothelioma lawsuit within a specified amount of time, and some states require that a probate court names a personal representative of the deceased individual’s estate first. In order to protect your legal rights, you should act as soon as possible.
I don't have the money to pay a lawyer. What can I do?
A King Law Firm mesothelioma lawyer will represent you with no out-of-pocket costs. At King Law Firm, we handle cases on a “contingency fee” basis, which means that you will not have to pay legal fees or expenses until the case is resolved in your favor. Our legal services are not compensated if you do not obtain compensation. We receive our legal fee as a percentage of the total settlement and receive reimbursement for court costs and litigation expenses out of your settlement. By doing so, those without the financial ability to pay for a mesothelioma attorney will be able to receive the legal assistance they need, without worrying about how they can afford it.
I was diagnosed with asbestosis several years ago. Back then, I sued and received a settlement. Today, I suffer from mesothelioma. Could I be compensated for the cancer?
It is possible for a person suffering a second asbestos-related disease, such as mesothelioma, to file a lawsuit, even if you already have a lawsuit pending for another asbestos-related disease. Call King Law Firm today to speak with an experienced mesothelioma attorney.
Although I have mesothelioma, I'm not sure how I was exposed to asbestos. Can you help me?
When doctors tell mesothelioma patients that the cancer was caused by asbestos, some of the patients are surprised. Asbestos exposure may not be immediately apparent to mesothelioma patients. A wide variety of products once contained asbestos. Mesothelioma lawyers and staff at King Law Firm can review your history and investigate how you were exposed to asbestos.
If you have mesothelioma, you were exposed to asbestos.
In the event that I decide to file a lawsuit, what should I expect from myself?
Bringing a mesothelioma lawsuit can be intimidating for many people, and they are understandably anxious about what to expect. We at King Law Firm understand that your health needs come first, and we strive to make the legal process as simple as possible for you. Instead of you traveling to our offices, we will come to your home to meet with you. Your doctors’ appointments and treatment schedule will be accommodated. Mail and email will be used to handle most paperwork.
It is possible that you will be asked to give a deposition in the event that you are not able to testify. Depositions can take place at your home or at a convenient location for you.
Is it possible to settle my case outside of court, or do I have to go to trial?
Mesothelioma cases often settle out of court, but we won’t recommend one unless we think it will benefit you. We have achieved high-value settlements for our clients at King Law Firm. Nevertheless, sometimes it may be necessary to go to trial in order to get the compensation you deserve.
What should I do if the company that exposed me to asbestos is bankrupt?
If a company files for bankruptcy, you cannot sue it. However, many currently bankrupt companies that manufactured asbestos products had to establish a trust fund to compensate asbestos exposure victims. While bankruptcy trust funds provide less compensation than what you would have received if the company had not filed for bankruptcy, they may be your only option for compensation. Depending on your eligibility, our asbestos attorneys will evaluate your case and file claims on your behalf through bankruptcy trust funds.
Can my family receive compensation if I die before my mesothelioma case is resolved?
In most states, if a person dies before their asbestos lawsuit has concluded, their loved ones may pursue the case. An individual’s last will and testament can specify who will receive any compensation that is due to them. Family members might also be able to claim compensation for their personal losses, depending on applicable law.
What makes King Law Firm the best choice for me?
If you are looking for a mesothelioma lawyer, you should be comfortable with the firm’s experience, track record, and reputation. King Law Firm has been assisting North Carolinians for over 30 years. Our offices are conveniently located across North Carolina and if you are unable to visit our office, one of our mesothelioma lawyers will be available to visit you.
Why are mesothelioma lawsuits important?
You might feel helpless after a mesothelioma diagnosis. That’s not the case. The King Law Firm gives you the power to take action against the very companies that caused your asbestos cancer. We will walk you through everything you need to know before filing a lawsuit, and we will handle all the details so you can enjoy your family time.
We know that no amount of money will ever make up for your illness, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be compensated for it. As a result of winning your mesothelioma lawsuit, you will be able to get treatment and pay your medical bills. You and your family will also enjoy peace of mind and financial security.
However, that’s not all. The purpose of filing a mesothelioma lawsuit goes far beyond compensation. This is about standing up to corporations that put people at risk knowingly. Harming their profit margins is the best way to get them to listen. In order to influence their behavior in the future, it is best to financially penalize their irresponsible actions. You must fight back and say enough is enough.
By taking a stand, you are fighting for a future free of asbestos exposure and mesothelioma. The compensation some clients have earned in their successful mesothelioma lawsuits have been donated to organizations funding treatment research or working to ban asbestos, which is still legal in the United States (believe it or not).
At King Law Firm, we believe that everyone affected by mesothelioma should have the chance to hire a mesothelioma law firm. That’s why we offer a contingency fee structure, meaning that there are no costs or fees until your mesothelioma lawsuit is successful.
The best way to fight back against mesothelioma is without a doubt to file a lawsuit. You can fight mesothelioma with the help of King Law Firm, a North Carolina recognized mesothelioma law firm. Please complete our contact form for your free, confidential consultation.
We want to help you if you or a member of your family has been diagnosed with mesothelioma. Please contact one of the members of our team if you have any questions. Call (855) 205-9689 or fill out or short contact form.