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Asbestos and mesothelioma litigation and filing an asbestos or mesothelioma lawsuit is not a simple process, even under the best of conditions. While no amount of compensation can buy you a medical miracle, one can get reimbursed for medical treatments and much more.

At Hollingsworth and Mumen will file all necessary paperwork against the defendant and start the discovery period. During this time, both the plaintiff and the defendant will be questioned as we prepare for trial. Many times, a settlement is reached either at the end of the discovery period or during the early phases of the trial. Either way we are prepared to go all of the way to trial if need be. See contact us page or immediate free case evaluation.

Life span of different stages:

Stage !       32 months

Stage II      19 months

Stage III     13 months

Stage IV     6.5 months

More than 2,000 new cases of mesothelioma are diagnosed each year.
    • The disease is commonly diagnosed in people between the ages of 50 and 70 years.
    • Males are four times more likely to be diagnosed with mesothelioma than females.
    • Three-fourths of cases develop in the pleura. About 10 to 20 percent form in the abdomen.
    • Computed tomography (CT scans) and positron emission tomography (PET scans) are the preferred imaging scans for diagnosing mesothelioma. Biopsies are usually the first diagnostic test used in order to detect the presence of mesothelioma.
    • Mesothelioma is diagnosed in stages, ranging from I to IV. The higher stage numbers signify a more advanced case.

$46,000  recovery when he widow of a victim of asbestosis.  Like many asbestos victims and their families, she was entitled to file for workers’ compensation and bring a lawsuit against the asbestos manufacturers, which she did. She was rewarded with $46,000 in retroactive payments recently in New York.

Sources of compensation for asbestos and mesothelioma injuries/losses

  • Wrongful Death
  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical expenses

  • Manufacturers may face separate liability for negligence for asbestos harmful effects and lack of warning labels.
  • Insurance companies
  • Lost Wages regarding any time off from your job, sick leave or a vacation time to recover from injuries due to an accident, we may be able to get compensation for this time away from work.
  • Impairment of earning capacity
  • Life care expenses
  • Vocational rehabilitation

  • Loss of consortium (the services of an injured spouse)

  • Loss of advice including comfort, assistance, protection, counsel, companionship