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Factors to Consider when Hiring a Pennsylvania Mesothelioma Attorney

By: Anapol Weiss

Mesothelioma cases are complex from both a medial and legal standpoint. Many of the complexities arise from the fact that multiple asbestos manufacturers are often involved, and exposure often occurred decades before the onset of symptoms.

The legal process requires thorough investigation in order to obtain justice and compensation in a timely fashion. An experienced mesothelioma lawyer can identify all liable parties and pursue every detail of the case to maximize a family’s recovery.

How can patients and their families ensure they are selecting the right attorney? Below are a few important factors to consider when looking for legal help.

1. Proven Track Record

An experienced attorney has obtained successful mesothelioma verdicts and settlements for many years. A track record of success not only demonstrates an attorney’s ability to win against asbestos companies, but it also shows his or her depth of knowledge with regard to various legal issues involving asbestos.

Law firms with decades of experience will also have detailed records of asbestos products as well as information about past claims, manufacturers, exposed workplaces and more. These documents help identify the details of an individual’s exposure as well as the parties that may be responsible.

2. Personal Comfort With the Legal Team

Mesothelioma patients and their families will have to discuss personal details with their attorney. It is very important to be comfortable communicating not only with the lawyer, but also with his or her legal team.

Past clients often write reviews about their attorney or send letters after their case has concluded. Client feedback can be an excellent indication of a lawyer’s overall rapport with his or her clients.

3. Legal Fees

A mesothelioma attorney should work on a contingency fee basis, which means clients pay nothing until they receive compensation. Contingency fees are typically based on a percentage of compensation plaintiffs obtain from the lawsuit.

Contact our firm for assistance if you or a loved one was diagnosed with mesothelioma. We are eager and prepared to discuss your situation and answer any questions you may have.