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Why Should a Mesothelioma Victim Seek Legal Help?

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, you deserve compensation. Those diagnosed with mesothelioma can get compensation in a multitude of ways. Victims may be able to get compensation through lawsuits and through asbestos trusts. Additionally, veterans may be able to receive compensation through Veterans Affair (VA) benefits. Not only can the money help the victims themselves but it can also help the family members of the victims. It can help with treatment costs, travel expenses for treatment and compensate for the patient’s inability to work while undergoing treatment.

Lawsuits

Victims of mesothelioma can file a claim against the companies that exposed them to asbestos. The negligent and wrongful acts of these companies are at fault for the exposure, and they should have to pay the victims for their wrongful acts. It is unfair that a company could knowingly expose their workers to a cancer-causing material such as asbestos. Without lawsuits being filed against them, there is no saying that these companies would not continue to utilize asbestos in their products. It is important to find the right law firm and attorneys to work on your case. At the Halpern Law Firm, we specialize in mesothelioma cases and other asbestos-related cases. That is our singular focus, so our attorneys can put all of their energy into these cases. We specifically serve those residing in Pennsylvania, which separates us from national firms. We will know your name and your story and fight for you throughout your journey. Additionally, we know the financial burden that mesothelioma treatment can put on victims and their families. We do not charge clients upfront and we only charge clients when we win them money. We want clients to get the compensation they rightfully deserve. We have over 30 years of experience and we have won over $100 million for our clients.

Trust Funds

Today, there are over $30 billion in trust funds available for victims of mesothelioma. When companies filed for bankruptcy because they did not want to be sued by those who were diagnosed with mesothelioma because of the asbestos they were exposed to, these companies had to set aside money for the victims. This money can be administered to mesothelioma victims. At the Halpern Law Firm, we will work with you and help you to file a trust fund claim. We will help you to determine how you were exposed to asbestos, when you were exposed and where you were exposed. We will then send the claim to the board of trustees who operate the trust fund, and they will review the claim. You may receive some compensation in as little as 30 days. Over 60 companies have asbestos trust funds.

VA Claims

Veterans who have a health condition, such as mesothelioma, that was caused by asbestos exposure during their time of service, may be eligible for financial compensation through VA disability compensation. People are eligible for VA disability compensation if they meet two criteria. A person must have a health condition caused by asbestos and they must have been exposed to asbestos during their military service. Documents that must be submitted include medical records that state your diagnosis, service records that state your job or specialty and a statement from a doctor that there is a connection between your contact with asbestos during your service and your diagnosis. The compensation is paid through monthly payments that are tax-free. Veterans deserve compensation for being exposed to asbestos while serving their country.

The Halpern Law Firm is here to help you navigate the legal process and to provide you with compensation after your mesothelioma diagnosis. Please contact us at (800) 505-6000 for a free case evaluation today.

Sources:

https://www.va.gov/disability/eligibility/hazardous-materials-exposure/asbestos/

Written By Sadie Gold

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