Mesothelioma Lawyer

A mesothelioma lawyer specializes in lawsuits involving asbestos exposure. Hiring a lawyer is the best way to get compensation to pay for cancer treatments, secure your family’s financial future, and hold manufacturers of asbestos products accountable for your illness. Our team can help you find a top mesothelioma attorney and walk you through every step of the process.

How a Mesothelioma Attorney Can Help You

Mesothelioma lawyers help asbestos victims and their family members take legal action against the manufacturers of asbestos-containing products.

Hundreds of large corporations hid the dangers of asbestos while millions of Americans were exposed and developed serious asbestos-related diseases like mesothelioma and lung cancer.

If you or a loved one was diagnosed with mesothelioma, you deserve compensation from these negligent companies to help pay for treatment and other costs. A skilled attorney will make the process straightforward so you can focus on what matters most.

Our team can help you connect with a top mesothelioma attorney today and answer any questions you have about the process. Start by requesting a Free Legal Consultation now.

Types of Legal Claims Mesothelioma Lawyers Handle

Mesothelioma lawyers handle several different types of asbestos claims and can help you decide which to file to maximize your compensation.

Below are four different types of claims you may be eligible for:

  • Personal injury lawsuits are filed by mesothelioma victims to seek compensation from the companies responsible for their illnesses.
  • Wrongful death lawsuits are filed by spouses, family members, or estate representatives to pursue compensation on behalf of a loved one who passed away from mesothelioma.
  • VA benefits allow veterans with mesothelioma to get monthly payments and medical care from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Those who already receive VA benefits can still file a mesothelioma lawsuit or asbestos trust fund claims to pursue additional compensation.
  • Asbestos trust fund claims allow victims to access compensation set aside by product manufacturers that went out of business.

More than $30 billion is available in asbestos trust funds as of 2024. Mesothelioma Hope can help you access some of this money without going to court. See if you qualify for trust fund compensation right now.

Payouts Secured by Mesothelioma Lawyers

Mesothelioma patients who work with an experienced lawyer to file an asbestos lawsuit may receive financial compensation through either a settlement or trial verdict. Nearly all mesothelioma lawsuits end in a settlement, meaning you never have to step inside a courthouse.

On average, mesothelioma settlements award clients between $1 million and $1.4 million.

In the rare event a settlement can’t be reached, the case will go to court, where a judge or jury will decide whether to award you compensation through a trial verdict. The average mesothelioma trial verdict ranges from $5 million to $11.4 million.

Our partner law firm, Simmons Hanly Conroy, has a long history in asbestos litigation and the firm’s lawyers have secured some of the largest results for mesothelioma clients in history.

Notable compensation secured by the lawyers at Simmons Hanly Conroy include:

  • $250 million verdict for an Indiana steelworker with pleural mesothelioma (highest on record)
  • $107 million verdict for the family of a California janitor who died from pleural mesothelioma
  • $60 million verdict to the family of a late New York laborer with pleural mesothelioma
  • $12 million settlement for an Illinois laborer who developed pleural mesothelioma
  • $8 million settlement to a pipefitter from Texas with pleural mesothelioma
  • $3.64 million for a delivery worker in Arizona with peritoneal mesothelioma
  • $3.26 million for an Illinois insulator who developed peritoneal mesothelioma

Many clients start receiving compensation within 90 days when working with our partner lawyers.

What Legal Compensation Can Pay For

When an attorney helps you and your family get compensation from a mesothelioma claim, you are free to do anything you wish with it.

Some estimates suggest the total cost of treating mesothelioma is around $500,000 in 2024. This includes the medical bills, prescription medications, travel to and from appointments, and other out-of-pocket-expenses.

The unexpected expenses of a mesothelioma diagnosis are not something you should have to bear aloneMesothelioma compensation secured by asbestos lawyers can help relieve financial stress so you can focus on what matters most — spending time with your loved ones and getting the treatments you need.

Many clients have used compensation for:

  • Costs of ongoing care
  • Daily living expenses
  • Donations to charities
  • Medical bills
  • Lost income while caring for a loved one
  • Vacations with family to rest and recharge


Finding a knowledgeable mesothelioma attorney can make all the difference in the amount of compensation you get from a legal claim. Download our Free Attorney Checklist to help guide your search for a lawyer.

5 Things to Look for in a Mesothelioma Lawyer

Top asbestos lawyers have specific qualities that allow them to build the strongest possible claim for your illness. Read about the five things you should look for in a lawyer below.

1. Free Legal Consultation

An experienced lawyer should offer a free consultation where you can share how mesothelioma has impacted your family.

Afterward, the lawyer should be able to explain your legal rights clearly and easily. You won’t be obligated to work with them, and anything you share will be kept confidential.

This free consultation is also your opportunity to get to know the lawyer and the law firm. Think of it as a friendly conversation where you can share your concerns, ask questions, and learn whether they’re the right person to take your case.

2. No Upfront or Out-of-Pocket Costs

Top mesothelioma attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. In other words, they only get paid if they secure compensation for you or your family. This means there’s no financial risk to taking legal action.

If any mesothelioma lawyer you meet with charges an upfront fee, you may want to walk away and look for another option.Mesothelioma lawyers can secure compensation for you or your loved ones quickly and easily following a diagnosis. Trial lawyer Daniel P. Blouin breaks down the qualities that the best lawyers have. Call us today at (855) 997-6572 to get help finding top lawyers near you. View Transcript.

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3. Extensive Experience Filing Lawsuits & Asbestos Claims

Your mesothelioma attorney should have a well-established history with many years of experience representing mesothelioma clients in lawsuits and filing asbestos trust fund claims on their behalf.

The best mesothelioma lawyers also understand the statute of limitations (filing deadlines) in each state and jurisdiction. This expertise means they’ll know when and where to file your legal claim to get the most amount of money in your case.

“My mesothelioma lawyer treated me like I was somebody special, like I was their grandpa or maybe their dad or one of their brothers. No, closer than their brother.”

– Howard Behling, husband of late mesothelioma victim Linda Behling

4. Employed by a National Mesothelioma Law Firm

When you’re represented by an attorney from a national mesothelioma law firm, you’ll have an entire team of highly trained professionals in your corner.

You can expect to have access to:

  • Asbestos attorneys
  • Investigators
  • Medical experts
  • Paralegals
  • Registered nurses
  • Support staff


These dedicated experts will help ensure you receive the very best legal representation and support throughout the entire process.

5. Access to Specialized Resources

The best mesothelioma lawyers can quickly and easily access extensive asbestos company records, comprehensive medical data, and other vital information that can strengthen your claim.

With their wealth of information, these lawyers can give you the best chance to receive the compensation you deserve.

Steps to Working With a Mesothelioma Lawyer

Your lawyer and their team will dedicate themselves to your legal claim so you can focus on getting treatment and being with your loved ones. Although no two asbestos cases are the same, most mesothelioma claims follow a similar process.

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