Wednesday, October 6, 2010

About Mesothelioma Settlements  

Mesothelioma patients who are considering filing a mesothelioma lawsuit wonder how much money they should expect to receive from resolution of the lawsuit. This is an important subject because mesothelioma most frequently develops in people who have retired and living on a limited income. Additionally, the cost of medical care for mesothelioma cancer is high and mesothelioma patients may have other financial responsibilities such as supporting dependents.

The fact is that the amount of money a person will receive from a mesothelioma settlement is uncertain because that amount depends on many factors. Some of these factors are: the court in which the lawsuit is filed, the number of companies being sued and their financial condition, mesothelioma patient's work history and skill of the attorney representing the patient.

Another question that a mesothelioma patient considers is whether to accept a settlement offer or to take a case to trial. This should be decided after a thorough discussion with your lawyer. There are benefits to settling a case. A settlement eliminates the risk and expense associated with a trial. Companies being sued are interested in settling cases because settlements can be kept confidential thereby minimizing the negative publicity associated with a trial.

Choosing the Right Mesothelioma Lawyer

Many lawyers market themselves as mesothelioma lawyers but simply refer mesothelioma cases to other lawyers who have the experience and resources to work on such cases. Here are some questions you should ask when selecting an attorney: What kind of settlements has the lawyer won?

  • Does the lawyer work on mesothelioma cases from beginning to end?
  • How long has the lawyer been taking mesothelioma cases?
  • Has the lawyer represented people like you i.e., people who worked in the same industry as you, with age similar to yours etc.?

    Weitz & Luxenberg mesothelioma lawyers have been specializing in mesothelioma cases since 1986. The firm has won over $1 billion in asbestos cancer cases. Weitz & Luxenberg mesothelioma attorneys handle mesothelioma cases on a no-win, no-fee basis. That is, the firm does not get paid if it fails to win a settlement or verdict for a client. If the firm succeeds in obtaining a verdict or settlement, it collects a fraction of that amount as its legal fee. For more information and a free case review, visit

    If you are suffering from the signs of Pleural Mesothelioma please visit our website Mesothelioma to obtain additional detailed information about the various forms of Mesothelioma and treatment options.