If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, we invite you to contact us at Pride Legal for legal counseling or any further questions. To protect your rights, hire someone who understands them.

Facing malignant mesothelioma can be emotionally, physically, and financially draining. The most important thing for you to do is to focus on your recovery. You shouldn’t have to worry about mounting expenses during your recovery.

We understand you’re going through a difficult time. That’s why we won’t charge you a dime.

Pride Legal’s attorneys work pro bono, which means your attorney will only get paid if you do.

How much is my Mesothelioma case worth?

In 2016, the Mealey’s Litigation Report found that the average trial for a mesothelioma case is $2.4 million, and the average mesothelioma settlement is between $1 million and 1.4 million. Depending on the circumstances, your case may be worth much more.

Does exposure to asbestos cause mesothelioma?

Through intense research, scientists have discovered that individuals exposed to asbestos are up to 50x more likely to develop mesothelioma during their lifetime.

How long after exposure to asbestos can mesothelioma develop?

Mesothelioma can develop in individuals exposed to asbestos as late as 35 years from the time of exposure.

The overwhelming majority of mesothelioma cases start out as lawsuits and end in a settlement before ever entering the courtroom.

In the slight chance the mesothelioma case goes to trial, a judge or jury will come to a verdict, often awarding compensation and punitive damages to the victim of mesothelioma.

To strengthen your mesothelioma case, keep a record of the following:

  • Claimant’s medical reports and diagnosis
  • The city in which the claim was filed
  • The companies being sued
  • Proof of negligence by the companies being sued
  • Lost wages or future loss of income
  • All past, present, and future medical bills, including rehabilitation costs.
  • Other expenses

A Pride Legal Mesothelioma Attorney can successfully build your case and strengthen your case. They’ll help you move on with your case and get you the compensation you deserve.

How long does it take to reach a Mesothelioma settlement?

Mesothelioma cases vary in time length. A Pride Legal Mesothelioma Attorney will work diligently to obtain maximum compensation in a timely manner. In some cases, victims of mesothelioma may receive compensation within a few months.

Are Mesothelioma settlements taxable?

Many victims of mesothelioma often wonder if mesothelioma settlements are taxable. While compensation for lost wages, future loss of income, and emotional distress are taxable, compensation for medical expenses is not.

Who is compensated in a wrongful death settlement?

In a wrongful death settlement, compensation usually goes to the estate of the deceased individual, or the deceased individual’s family members. Distribution of a deceased individual’s compensation typically depends upon the given circumstances of the case.

Should I take my Mesothelioma case to trial?

Under all circumstances, it is imperative to consult a Pride Legal Mesothelioma Attorney reach the maximum compensation for your case. Depending on the given situation, you may seek a settlement or a verdict to reach maximum compensation.

Although jury verdicts often result in larger rewards for victims of mesothelioma, individuals seeking compensation are not guaranteed to win a case. Asbestos lawsuit settlements are lower than potential jury verdicts, but they are guaranteed.

Typically, the first settlement offer is low in comparison to potential compensation from a jury verdict.

Although your decision of whether to accept or decline a settlement offer is up to you, the best decision will be made with the guidance of an experienced Pride Legal Mesothelioma Attorney. Our network of lawyers has vast expertise in mesothelioma cases.

Why should I take a settlement offer for my Mesothelioma case?

Victims of mesothelioma typically choose to settle for the following reasons:

  • Substantial evidence exists to support the plaintiff
  • A deposition that supports the plaintiff
  • Mounting legal fees (Pride Legal’s network of attorneys DO NOT get paid unless you do.)
  • High settlement offer
  • Time crunch before trial

Why should I reject a settlement offer for my Mesothelioma case?

Victims of mesothelioma typically choose to reject a settlement offer for the following reasons:

  • Substantial evidence exists to support the defendant (if substantial evidence exists, there’s a higher chance you’ll win your case at trial)
  • A deposition that supports the defendant
  • Low settlement offer

Contact Pride Legal

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, we invite you to contact us at Pride Legal for legal counseling or any further questions. To protect your rights, hire someone who understands them.