Do I need a lawyer to pursue a mesothelioma case?

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If you are considering filing a mesothelioma claim, you will need a legal advisor to represent you and offer advice throughout the process. An attorney who has handled these kinds of cases before can be invaluable to you and your family, especially if your diagnosis is interfering with your family’s financial security. 

Benefits of Hiring a Mesothelioma Injury Attorney

Mesothelioma cases are not like typical personal injury cases. It may take a significant amount of investigation and litigation to obtain a fair settlement. The right attorney can take on most or all of the duties involved, giving you the time you need to focus on your health.  Hiring an attorney for your mesothelioma case

Your mesothelioma attorney can:

  • Determine where the exposure occurred. The asbestos exposure that caused your mesothelioma may have happened decades ago, making it difficult to know who could be responsible. Your mesothelioma lawyer will perform an in-depth investigation of your work history to see which company may be at fault.
  • Calculate your losses. Mesothelioma treatment can cause a significant financial burden for many patients. Your attorney will calculate the amount of your lost wages, medical bills, travel expenses, out-of-pocket expenses, and pain and suffering, as well as funeral costs if a loved one with mesothelioma has died. Depending on the details of your case, your lawsuit may include punitive damages to punish a former employer or asbestos manufacturer for putting your life in danger.
  • File your claim on time. Patients have a limited amount of time to file a mesothelioma injury lawsuit. Since these time limits vary from state to state, it is best to consult with an attorney as soon as possible after being diagnosed.
  • Ease your burden. Attorneys who are familiar with mesothelioma know how overwhelming and expensive treatment can be. They can see if you qualify for disability, Medicare, or other public benefits until your claim is settled (and in some cases, you may not have to pay these providers back with your settlement).

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, the attorneys at Neblett, Beard & Arsenault can determine who is liable for your medical bills and pain and suffering. We represent asbestos injury clients on a contingency fee basis, so there are no upfront costs, and you will not pay us anything until we win your case. Simply fill out the contact form on this page to schedule a free consultation, or call us. To learn more about your options, order our free eBook, Mesothelioma and Your Legal Rights or call us directly at 318.588.6303.


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