In addition to coping with a serious illness, mesothelioma victims and their families must deal with the financial reality of medical bills and other expenses. We encourage our mesothelioma clients to concentrate on their health and their families while we assist them in obtaining financial compensation.
We handle all mesothelioma cases on a contingency fee basis. This means that our fee will be a percentage of the recovery we obtain for you. We will cover the up front costs of investigating your case. We will pay doctors to write reports and cover all out-of-pocket costs related to your case. Those costs will be taken from your recovery at the time of settlement. In the unlikely event of no recovery, you will have no direct liability for these costs.
For many clients, we are able to obtain quick settlements from at least some of the companies that exposed them to asbestos. Other defendants do not settle until the case is at the trial stage.
While your legal case is in process, we can help you and your family investigate other sources of financial assistance. If your exposure to asbestos exposure was job-related, we will work with lawyers who can help you recover medical expenses and lost wages from sources such as workers’ compensation, the Longshoreman and Harbor Workers’ Act, the Jones Act, and Social Security disability. If your exposure to asbestos was not job-related, we can assist you with obtaining assistance from Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income.
For more information about financial assistance for mesothelioma victims, contact the mesothelioma law firm of Clapper, Patti, Schweizer & Mason today.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has a toll-free telephone service for people with cancer and their families, the public, and health care professionals. You can access the latest information about cancer and local resources by calling 800-4-CANCER. You may also be connected to the regional National Cancer Institute center that serves your area.
When you call, you can request information regarding mesothelioma treatment or information regarding asbestos or any other form of cancer.
The NCI web site also provides comprehensive information and resources regarding clinical trials, research on cancer treatment, prevention, screening, coping with cancer and much more.
National Cancer Institute
Bethesda, MD 20892
The American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, the ACS has state divisions and more than 3,400 local offices. Whether you or a loved one has been affected by mesothelioma or any other type of cancer, ACS can be an invaluable aid in coping with mesothelioma and navigating the otherwise overwhelming pathway through this difficult experience.
American Cancer Society