Legal Options for Mesothelioma Victims
If you’re considering hiring a mesothelioma lawyer Washington, DC offers, contact the law office of Brown | Gould | Kiely, LLP. Many people have contracted mesothelioma after prolonged exposure to asbestos in the workplace or while in the service of the United States military.
The effects of this condition are serious and can be fatal. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may be entitled to compensation. Every situation is unique. Discover what your specific legal options are by meeting with a mesothelioma lawyer in Washington, DC from Brown | Gould | Kiely, LLP. Our attorneys do not charge a fee for the initial consultation. Here is some general information about mesothelioma as a result of prolonged asbestos exposure that may be helpful to you.
Asbestos Trust Funds
Many asbestos manufacturing companies that exposed their employees, customers, and others to asbestos have established trust funds to compensate victims of mesothelioma. Asbestos injuries can occur to anyone who had extended contact with asbestos, which is why many companies have been hit with multiple lawsuits from victims. As a result, many have filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy protection. The court may then force the company to establish a trust fund to compensate mesothelioma victims. A mesothelioma lawyers Washington, DC may tell you if any trust funds are available for your situation.
If a mesothelioma lawyer Washington, DC asbestos victims hire can negotiate a settlement with the negligent party, you may avoid a lengthy lawsuit. During the settlement negotiation process, your lawyer from Brown | Gould | Kiely, LLP may still prepare your case for trial. In the event that a settlement is not reached, no time will be wasted. In addition, by preparing to go to court, the defendant is more likely to settle to avoid paying court costs.
VA Healthcare and Disability Benefits
If you are in the military, or are a veteran, and have contracted mesothelioma you may be entitled to veterans healthcare and benefits. A Washington DC mesothelioma lawyer from Brown | Gould | Kiely, LLP may verify if you are eligible. You will need to prove several things:
- You were honorably discharged from the service.
- You were exposed to asbestos while you were fulfilling your duties in the service.
- Your mesothelioma injury was a direct result of that exposure.
If a mesothelioma lawyer Washington, DC residents recommend cannot negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf, then a lawsuit may be your best option. Whether it’s a class action lawsuit or not, taking your case to court could result in a substantial award for your damages.
Contact the Brown | Gould | Kiely, LLP
Our attorneys have extensive experience fighting for the rights of personal injury victims. For those who suffer from mesothelioma, their quality of life may be greatly reduced. If you have been diagnosed with this condition and qualify for compensation, it’s your legal right to receive it. We can help. Contact us today at Brown | Gould | Kiely, LLP to meet with an experienced mesothelioma lawyer Washington, DC victims have trusted for years.