We Can Help

The costs of mesothelioma can be overwhelming. They can include income loss, expensive treatments that may not be covered by health insurance, plus pain and suffering for you and for your family. Because the disease is preventable – and because it is usually caused by someone else’s negligence – legal options may be available to help regain these costs. Asbestos lawyers focus their practice on knowledgeably and effectively bringing to justice companies that exposed employees and the public to asbestos products. A mesothelioma attorney can help you consider your options and file a claim against the company responsible for your asbestos-related illness. More than one company may be responsible. A mesothelioma attorney identifies all companies at fault. Mesothelioma lawsuits have helped thousands of people receive financial assistance. A lawsuit can result in much-needed money to help reduce financial hardships during an illness and can also provide a more stable future for your loved ones. A lawyer specializing in asbestos litigation can help you seek compensation for expenses related to illness caused by asbestos exposure.

Tips for Working with an Asbestos Attorney

A mesothelioma attorney will handle the majority of the work for your case, but there are things you can do to help with the process. Among them are:

Gather Medical Information

This information helps your attorney determine if you have a claim and prepare your case.

  • Note the date of your diagnosis.
  • Provide the names and numbers of your doctors and medical providers, including the doctor(s) who diagnosed you.
  • Be prepared to provide medical records related to your diagnosis and treatment.

Describe Your Work History

This information helps your attorney prove that you were exposed to asbestos and identify who is responsible for your illness.

  • Be prepared to help your attorney track your work history, including:
    • Name(s) of employer(s);
    • Location(s);
    • Dates of employment; and
    • Job Title(s).
  • Provide any work-related records you may have, such as W-2s.

Keep Track of Expenses

This information helps you ask for adequate compensation.

  • Keep records of all out-of-pocket medical expenses, including costs of doctor and hospital visits, medical tests, prescriptions, equipment, etc.
  • Keep records of any out-of-pocket expenses related to your illness, such as the costs of travel, personal care, massage and other alternative therapies.

Be Organized

A case can last several months. Your asbestos attorney handles almost every aspect of the case, but keeping your own records and notes can help you remember details and follow the case process.

  • Keep a file with any documents that are signed and negotiated, copies of correspondence with your attorney, and copies of any court documents you receive.
  • Keep copies of documents you provide to your attorney.
  • Take notes during meetings and calls with your attorney (a friend or family member can help).

Ask Questions

It is very important for you to be fully informed and comfortable with the entire case process.

  • Do not be afraid to ask questions.
  • Remember that your attorney is there to help.


Good communication is important because details discussed during your meeting with an attorney can influence your case.

  • Always be honest, open and direct so that there is clear communication.
  • Expect the same from your attorney.