Choosing An Attorney For Your Mesothelioma Case
Mesothelioma Could Have Been Avoided
Mesothelioma is a serious cancer that occurs in individuals exposed to airborne asbestos fibers. Those at the highest risk for developing mesothelioma include workers handling or installing insulation, mechanics, plumbers, shipyard workers, factory workers, and electricians among many others. Family members of those workers are also at risk due to second-hand exposure from asbestos clinging to the work clothing of their loved ones.
The health hazards of working with asbestos was known as early as the 1920s by scores of corporations and companies that manufactured and profited from the sale of asbestos-containing products. These manufacturers did not advise workers of the dangers of asbestos. Consequently, many Americans have unnecessarily and tragically contracted mesothelioma.
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, and you worked in an industry where you were at high risk for asbestos-related illnesses, it is your right to seek compensation from those responsible for your situation. If you lost a loved one to an asbestos-related illness, you may be able to represent them posthumously. It is important that you contact a mesothelioma lawyer as soon as you are diagnosed with mesothelioma.
Selecting Your Attorney
If you are considering pursuing an asbestos-related case, you will want to retain a law firm that is experienced and successful in the courts when dealing with mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. Keep in mind the following when you are seeking legal assistance.
- Ensure that the lawyer you are considering has a solid legal portfolio with asbestos-related cases. While a generalist may be easier to find, you will want an attorney experienced with asbestos cases to walk you through the complicated issues specific to asbestos-related diseases. Do not be afraid to ask for the firm’s success rate in cases similar to yours.
- Set up a consultation to assess your comfort level with your lawyer. During this meeting you will want to assess if you believe you can have an effective and comfortable client-attorney relationship. You want to feel at ease talking to them, and you want to be sure they listen carefully to your concerns.
- Your lawyer should listen closely to the specifics of your case and be able to explain your options and the ramifications of each option. Your attorney should also be able to offer recommendations on the best course of action. If you are not comfortable with the information and options provided to you, do not hesitate to get a second opinion.
- You will want to decide if the attorney’s fees your lawyer is charging are fair and reasonable. A law firm should only take your case on a contingency basis and only charge upon a successful recovery.
Belluck & Fox has a National Reputation as Asbestos and Mesothelioma Attorneys
Belluck & Fox have recovered more than $500 million in compensation from companies for our clients with mesothelioma and asbestos-related cancers. Attorneys in Belluck & Fox have been named to the Super Lawyers list of “Top Attorneys in the New York Metro Area.”
“If you decide to retain our services for your mesothelioma lawsuit, we will work for you and your family on a contingency basis. This means that we do not receive a fee unless we our successful in obtaining settlements or recovering compensation for you and your family.”
Learn more about your legal options and contact Belluck & Fox for any information you may need to file a lawsuit against the companies responsible for your mesothelioma.