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Representing Victims of Mesothelioma

Passionate For Victims Of Mesothelioma

Earlier in my career, I represented some companies that were manufacturers of products that use asbestos. In that litigation, I got involved with folks that had what they call mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a horrible, horrible disease. Folks with mesothelioma have a death sentence. The only know reason for mesothelioma is inhalation of asbestos fibers.

I got involved in my first case representing a victim of mesothelioma back in the late 1990s. I got a call from one of my childhood friends, and he told me that his father had been diagnosed with mesothelioma. It was a sad call because I knew from my prior days working for insurance companies that basically his father was going to die from this disease. I flew back home, met with the client, his wife, and his family, and we talked about it. We talked about why he would get this type of disease. He was an auto mechanic, and he had been dealing with brake linings and had been dealing with all sorts of auto parts that had asbestos in them. And in his basement, he had books on all the different types of products he had dealt with over the years. We did a thorough investigation, and found almost all of the products he had dealt with in his career, and we brought the case. We brought the case against all the folks that had manufactured the products. We were able to recover for him and his family, for the mesothelioma. Unfortunately, we were unable to get it done before he passed away.  

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Do you want to go to a lawyer that’s what they call a settlement lawyer, or do you want to go to a trial lawyer? Every case that we accept in our office, we intend to try before a jury of your peers or before a judge. The reason being is because we don’t want the insurance company or the other large company that you are against to set the amount of money that you are going to recover. We want you to recover what is fair and reasonable. In my experience, if we can put the case in front of a jury, we can explain to them what your injury is and they will make the decision as to whether your case is worth X or Y.

Typically, the amount the insurance company will set for a settlement case is a lot less than what a jury would award. Now the caliber of lawyer that you hire for this type of case is pivotal. The reason being is that you need to level the playing field between you and the insurance company. We have handled these cases over and over again for decades. We know how the insurance company operates. In fact, I used to work for insurance companies and large companies. Having a lawyer who understands the courtroom and understands the insurance industry is pivotal to you.