I’m involved in a mesothelioma clinical trial. Can I still file a lawsuit?

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Yes, you can still file a mesothelioma case, even while you're part of a clinical trial.

For example, in August 2018, the National Cancer Institute supported 34 different clinical trials for the treatment of malignant mesothelioma. The outcome of these trials is currently unknown. However, the goal of each trial is to either improve a mesothelioma sufferer’s quality of life or to extend it.

How a Clinical Trial Impacts a Mesothelioma Case

clinical trial mesothelioma Neblett Beard and ArsenaultWhether or not you're involved in a clinical trial, your mesothelioma financial recovery is based on your unique damages.

Specifically, you may be able to recover financial damages for your medical expenses, lost income, out-of-pocket costs, physical pain, and emotional suffering. In some cases, you may also be able to recover punitive damages.

The results of participating in clinical trial may impact the calculation of your damages, but it doesn't prevent you from filing a mesothelioma lawsuit, or recovering damages for the significant illness you've suffered.

Protect Your Legal Rights

You deserve the latest medical treatment and to make a fair legal recovery for cancer caused by asbestos exposure. Whether or not you're part of a clinical trial, our mesothelioma lawyers are ready to help pursue just compensation for your illness.

Please contact us today to learn more about your rights and aspects of potential recovery during a free consultation. You won't have to worry about legal fees during your case. Our lawyers work on a contingency fee basis—this means you won’t owe any money up front. Instead, we receive a percentage of your compensation after we win your case.  

Therefore, neither financial concerns nor clinical trial participation should prevent you from seeking justice and getting the fair recovery you deserve.

Contact us online or call our office directly at 318.541.8188 to schedule a free consultation with our attorneys.


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Recognized by several legal associations, Richard Arsenault has vast experience in complex litigation cases.