At the Veterans Asbestos Alliance, we understand that a mesothelioma diagnosis is extremely difficult for an individual and their loved ones, therefore, it is essential to find qualified mesothelioma lawyers that are experienced in asbestos litigation as well as compassionate and understanding to your situation. The Veterans Asbestos Alliance's legal team is dedicated to fighting for those affected by asbestos-related diseases, we strive to provide our clients with the highest quality legal representation, while also keeping their individual needs in mind and providing them with the personalized attention they deserve. Their case is always a priority. Our attorneys have decades of experience handling mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancer cases and are highly knowledgeable in the laws surrounding asbestos exposure. They use the latest legal strategies, guide their clients through process, handle all the legal matters and maximize compensation for their clients. The right legal team can be key in getting the best outcome for your mesothelioma or lung cancer asbestos case.
We offer free initial consultations, so you can talk to us about your case without any cost or obligation. We will review the facts of your case, discuss your legal options with you, and help you determine the best course of action for you and your family.
FILING A MESOTHELIOMA OR LUNG CANCER LAWSUIT
A mesothelioma lawsuit is a legal action brought against those responsible for your asbestos exposure. Filing a mesothelioma lawsuit can provide financial compensation to those dealing with the physical, emotional and financial toll of mesothelioma. The first step in filing a mesothelioma lawsuit is to find a qualified legal team who specializes in asbestos litigation. Your lawyer will be able to help you determine who is responsible for your illness and the amount of compensation you may be entitled to. Your lawyer will also be able to guide you through the entire process and explain your rights. The next step is to gather evidence to support your claim. This may include medical records, witness statements, and other relevant documents. Your lawyer will use this information to build your case and prove that the company or companies responsible for your exposure is liable for your illness. Once the evidence is gathered, your lawyer will file a complaint with the court. The complaint will outline the details of your case, including who is responsible and the amount of compensation you are seeking. After the complaint is filed, the company will be served with the complaint and will have an opportunity to respond. After filing your lawsuit, you may decide to pursue a settlement with the responsible companies rather than going to trial. Most mesothelioma lawsuits are settled out of court, and the settlement amount will depend on the specifics of your case. If negotiations fail, the case may go to trial. During the trial, both parties will present evidence and arguments to a judge or jury and a decision will be made in favor of either the plaintiff or the defendant. Your lawyer will then represent you in court in order to prove your case. During the trial, your lawyer will present evidence and argue your case. Ultimately, the court will decide who is responsible and the amount of compensation you are entitled to.
Filing a mesothelioma lawsuit is a long and complicated process, but it can help you and your loved ones get the justice and compensation you deserve. If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us today to discuss your rights and options.
ASBESTOS BANKRUPTCY TRUSTS
Many asbestos companies have filed for bankruptcy and have set up bankruptcy trusts. These trusts are designed to compensate asbestos victims according to the bankruptcy court and the trust distribution plans. Asbestos victims can file claims with these trusts if they were exposed to the appropriate products, contractors, or at certain locations, such as shipyards. Each trust has medical and asbestos exposure requirements which the claimant must prove. The dollar amounts that the trusts pay asbestos victims have a wide range, from a few thousand dollars to hundreds of thousands of dollars, depending on which products the claimant was exposed to. Typically, claims are calculated on a payment percentage of the total value of a claim. In addition, additional damages for your pain and suffering can be pursued in court.
The asbestos trusts do not seek out asbestos victims, or assist them in providing information regarding asbestos exposure or medical issues. However, The Veterans Asbestos Alliance is able to file the claims for you and make sure you receive the compensation you deserve for your asbestos caused mesothelioma or other asbestos-related disease. Filing your claim with the asbestos bankruptcy trusts is the quickest and easiest way to get compensation. Money from the asbestos trusts can generally be recovered in less than one year.
FREE CLAIM ASSISTANCE
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LEGAL QUICK FACTS
You May Not Need to
File a Lawsuit
Bankrupt companies that are responsible set aside over $30 Billion into asbestos trusts to compensate those diagnosed with asbestos lung cancer or mesothelioma. If you qualify, obtaining compensation from these asbestos trusts is much simpler than filing a lawsuit.
No Attorney’s Fees Unless
You Get Paid
Mesothelioma Lawyers only are paid if they successfully settle your claim. If they are unable to get you a settlement, you owe nothing.
There is a Time Limit to
File a Claim
State laws, which are referred to as “statutes of limitations” give individuals one to six years, depending on the state, from the date of diagnosis of mesothelioma to file a lawsuit.
The Attorneys Do The
Experienced mesothelioma attorneys will collect all the necessary information to file your claim. They travel to you and assist you in completing all relevant paperwork and documents.
There is Not a Set Settlement
The money you receive depends on your diagnosis, the state in which you are filing a lawsuit as well as the number of companies that you sue.
Loved Ones May Qualify for
Even if a loved one has already passed from an asbestos-related illness, a spouse or family member may still have legal rights to file a lawsuit or claim.
FILING A VA CLAIM
If you are a veteran with mesothelioma or asbestos-related lung cancer, you may be eligible to receive financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The VA recognizes mesothelioma as a service-connected disability, meaning that you can receive disability compensation and other benefits if your mesothelioma or lung cancer is connected to your military service. To qualify, you must have served in the military and have been exposed to asbestos during that time. You must also have a diagnosis of mesothelioma or asbestos-related lung cancer to be eligible. To file a claim, you will need to submit a Disability Benefits Questionnaire (DBQ) to the VA. This form can be found on the VA’s website and is designed to help the VA better understand your condition. You will need to provide information
about your service, your medical history, and your current symptoms. Once you have filed the DBQ, you will need to provide evidence to support your claim. This evidence can include medical records, ship records and specifications, muster rolls, deck logs, and any other documentation available. If you can provide evidence of your exposure to asbestos during your service, this will be especially helpful in making your case. Once the VA has all of the necessary information, they will review your claim and make a determination. If the VA approves your claim, you will be eligible for a range of benefits, including monthly disability payments, pension payments, and medical care. Filing a VA claim for asbestos-related cancer can be a complicated and time-consuming process. But if you are a veteran with mesothelioma or lung cancer, it is important to take the time to file a claim, as these benefits can be essential in helping you manage your medical expenses and other costs associated with your diagnosis.