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What is MesoLawyersCare?

MesoLawyersCare is a an organization consisting of four of the nation’s leading mesothelioma law firms (Cooney & Conway; Kazan McClain Satterley & Greenwood; Levy Konigsberg LLP; and the Nemeroff Law Firm). MesoLawyersCare, through its member law firms, provides legal representation for mesothelioma patients and their families nationwide and also works to raise money for mesothelioma research and patient care. The MesoLawyersCare law firms have recovered billions of dollars for mesothelioma victims and have donated millions of dollars to mesothelioma research and patient care.

What is MesoLawyersCare’s mission?

The mission of MesoLawyersCare is to help mesothelioma patients and families obtain the highest quality legal services, with the goal of obtaining the highest amount of compensation possible in each mesothelioma case.   It is our mission to take our more than 100 years of collective legal experience in mesothelioma cases and use it to hold any company fully accountable for causing injury and devastation to our clients. To help our clients with their non-legal needs, we also put our clients in touch with experienced mesothelioma nurses who can help guide our clients through their challenging medical journey.

Why should I choose MesoLawyersCare?

The most important reason to contact MesoLawyersCare if you, or a loved one, has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, is the collective experience of the four law firms who created this organization. The MesoLawyersCare firms have more than 100 years of combined experience handling mesothelioma cases. The MesoLawyersCare law firms are passionate about aggressively litigating each case and getting the justice each of our clients deserves. With more than 10 offices nationwide, the MesoLawyersCare law firms have offices that are conveniently located to our clients from coast-to-coast.

How many mesothelioma cases have your firms handled?

The MesoLawyersCare law firms have successfully handled thousands of mesothelioma cases, including the full range of asbestos-exposed trades including, for example, auto mechanics, drywall workers, boilermakers, plumbers, steamfitters, insulators, plant workers and Navy any other military personnel. The MesoLawyersCare law firms have also successfully represented mesothelioma clients who were exposed from working next to other working with asbestos products (bystander exposure) as well as people who developed mesothelioma from contact with asbestos-contaminated clothing (take-home exposure).

What is your track-record in mesothelioma cases?

The MesoLawyersCare law firms have a proven-track record in mesothelioma cases that has been established through more than 100 years of combined experience. The MesoLawyersCare attorneys have obtained record-setting jury verdicts and settlements including the #1 largest compensatory damages mesothelioma verdict and the #1 largest punitive damages mesothelioma verdict ever upheld on appeal in the history of asbestos litigation.

How much money have you recovered for your clients?

The MesoLawyersCare law firms have recovered a total of more than $10 billion dollars on behalf of clients who have suffered from mesothelioma. The MesoLawyersCare law firms have accomplished this by dedicating themselves to the areas of law needed to successfully litigate mesothelioma cases. The MesoLawyersCare law firms know and understand that underneath the billions of dollars recovered for our clients are the individual lives of hardworking individuals, and the devastation and loss for which money can never fully compensate. With this knowledge, we work as hard as we can to do the only thing we can – help our client obtain the highest amount of compensation possible.

How does MesoLawyersCare earn fees?

The MesoLawyersCare law firms offer each mesothelioma client a “contingency fee” contract. This means that the MesoLawyersCare law firms will advance the costs and expenses needed to investigate and prosecute the case. The MesoLawyersCare law firms will only be reimbursed for costs and expenses, and receive attorney’s fees, if we win money for our clients. The MesoLawyersCare law firms take care to make sure that they only incur costs and expenses in the case that are reasonably necessary to make the case as successful as possible.

What do I need to provide MesoLawyersCare in order to get started?

To get started, all you need to do is contact us and provide us information about your mesothelioma diagnosis or the mesothelioma diagnosis of a loved one. When you contact us, we will also get information from you that will help us determine where and when the asbestos exposure occurred. As things proceed, we will obtain the pathology report confirming the mesothelioma diagnosis as well as records that may exist that help document the asbestos exposure.

Will you see seek funds from an asbestos trust fund or pursue a trial against specific defendants?

We evaluate every case individually. In some cases, filing bankruptcy trust (asbestos trust fund) claims is the proper course of action. In other cases, the proper thing to do might be to only litigate a civil action by suing companies in court. The MesoLawyersCare law firms use their more than 100 years of combined experience to help our clients make the decisions that are right for them and their case.

How long does the process take and when can we expect to receive funds?

In some cases, we are able to obtain funds for clients in a matter of months. In other cases, it can take longer. There are many asbestos dockets located in various locations in the United States that permit a mesothelioma case to get to its trial date within 1 year. Depending on the financial needs of our client, in certain cases we are able to take steps to expedite the recovery of some settlement money to help our clients. The answer to this question depends very much on the facts of your case, the evidence that we have to work with, and understanding your goals and needs for the case.

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Did You Know?

  • Mesothelioma Facts
    Mesothelioma Facts
    The highest award of compensatory damages ever upheld on appeal in a mesothelioma case is $30.3 million.
  • Mesothelioma Facts
    Mesothelioma Facts
    The largest punitive damages verdict ever upheld on appeal in a mesothelioma case is $18 million.
  • Mesothelioma Facts
    Mesothelioma Facts
    There are over $30 billion in asbestos trust funds to compensate victims of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases.
  • Mesothelioma Facts
    Mesothelioma Facts
    There are more than 50 bankruptcy trusts accepting claims to compensate victims of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases.
  • Mesothelioma Facts
    Mesothelioma Facts
    There are many “asbestos dockets” that permit living mesothelioma patients to obtain a jury verdict in less than 1 year.
  • Mesothelioma Facts
    Mesothelioma Facts
    In 2015, more than 2000 mesothelioma cases were filed in the United States.
  • Mesothelioma Facts
    Mesothelioma Facts
    In some mesothelioma cases, settlements can be obtained in less than 1 year.
  • Mesothelioma Facts
    Mesothelioma Facts
    Thousands of different companies have been defendants in mesothelioma cases over the past 40 years.
  • Mesothelioma Facts
    Mesothelioma Facts
    According to a 2015 study of 77 peritoneal mesothelioma cases, the average life expectancy (median survival period) was 75.7 months, or over 6 years.
  • Mesothelioma Facts
    Mesothelioma Facts
    According to a 2015 study of 77 peritoneal mesothelioma patients, 73.8% were living after 3 years, and 65.3% were living after 5 years.
  • Mesothelioma Facts
    Mesothelioma Facts
    According to a 2015 study of 77 peritoneal mesothelioma patients, 64% were treated with HIPEC and cytoreductive surgery.
  • Mesothelioma Facts
    Mesothelioma Facts
    According to a 2015 study of 303 pleural mesothelioma patients, the average life expectancy (median survival period) was 18.4 months.
  • Mesothelioma Facts
    Mesothelioma Facts
    According to a 2015 study of pleural mesothelioma patients, 73.1% were still living after 1 year, and 22.9% were still living after 3 years.
  • Mesothelioma Facts
    Mesothelioma Facts
    In 2015, the largest number of mesothelioma cases were filed in the following 10 courts: (1) Madison County, IL; (2) Cook County, IL; (3) St. Louis, MO; (4) Los Angeles, CA; (5) New York, NY; (6) Philadelphia, PA; (7) New Castle County, DE; (8) Middlesex County, MA; (9)Middlesex County, NJ; (10) Kanawha County, WV.
  • Mesothelioma Facts
    Mesothelioma Facts
    The states with the largest number of diagnosed mesothelioma cases are: New York, New Jersey, California, Washington, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Virginia, Florida, Texas, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan and Ohio.
  • Mesothelioma Facts
    Mesothelioma Facts
    There are about 3000 mesothelioma cases diagnosed in the United States each year.
  • Mesothelioma Facts
    Mesothelioma Facts
    About 1 in 100,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with mesothelioma each year in the United States.
  • Mesothelioma Facts
    Mesothelioma Facts
    More than 80% of all mesothelioma cases occur in the pleura (pleural mesothelioma).
  • Mesothelioma Facts
    Mesothelioma Facts
    Less than 20% of all mesothelioma cases occur in the peritoneum (peritoneal mesothelioma).
  • Mesothelioma Facts
    Mesothelioma Facts
    About 22% of all mesothelioma cases occur in women.
  • Mesothelioma Facts
    Mesothelioma Facts
    A history of asbestos exposure can be found in more than 80% of mesothelioma cases.
  • Mesothelioma Facts
    Mesothelioma Facts
    More than 30% of all mesothelioma patients in the United States were exposed to asbestos in the military.
  • Mesothelioma Facts
    Mesothelioma Facts
    Mesothelioma can be caused by laundering, or other household contact with, work clothing contaminated with asbestos.
  • Mesothelioma Facts
    Mesothelioma Facts
    Mesothelioma can be caused by work with (direct exposure) or around (bystander exposure) asbestos-containing products.
  • Mesothelioma Facts
    Mesothelioma Facts
    The average time between a person’s first exposure to asbestos and the development of mesothelioma (latency period) is more than 40 years.
 

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If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, please contact us to see if we can help you get the compensation you deserve from the billions of dollars in asbestos trust funds available now for qualified asbestos victims. With just one call, you can put all our experience and success to work for you.

We have represented thousands of victims of mesothelioma and their families in virtually every State in the country and in decades of work have recovered billions of dollars in financial compensation for our clients.

Call us now at 1-888-568-1177, fill out the form on this page or chat with a live person. The consultation is free and it costs nothing upfront to hire the lawyers behind MesoLawyersCare. We only get paid if you collect a settlement or verdict and you will never receive a bill from us.

 

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