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Mesothelioma Attorney Los Angeles

Our top-rated law firm in Los Angeles, Normandie Law Firm, is proud to provide legal representation for individuals who have suffered the devastating effects of Mesothelioma due to exposure to harmful chemicals including asbestos. If you or a loved have been diagnosed with the ailment contact our top law offices to schedule a confidential free case evaluation with a skilled attorney who has experience in mesothelioma injury cases.

Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma: Mesothelioma is a type of cancer of the mesothelium, the protective covering of a victim’s internal organs including the lungs, liver, kidneys, and heart. The vast majority of Mesothelioma cases take place around the lungs and the chest cavity. Another region where the body where mesothelioma cancer is prevalent include the abdomen.  Unlike other types of cancer, mesothelioma is heavily linked to environmental factors specifically long term or acute exposure to asbestos.

Asbestos Class Action and Single Party Lawsuit Information:

Class action lawsuits take place when there are a large number of injured victims with a similar legal or factual cause of action against a liable entity. In class action lawsuits, one claimant is chosen as a class representative. The grievances of the entire class will be represented through this person. An accomplished attorney with expertise in mesothelioma injury lawsuits can adequately represent dozens of individuals in a class-action lawsuit. There are certain criteria the courts look at in order to certify a class action lawsuit. Some of the most important factors involved in the certification of a class action lawsuit are as follow…

  • Commonality of claims amongst the plaintiffs – All injured parties share a similar issue of fact or law against the at-fault party.
  • Number of victims – there is a substantial number of injured parties so as to make the filing of single-party claims impracticable.
  • Typicality – the claims of the class representative are typical of the claims or injuries suffered by the rest of the class members.
  • Adequacy – the class representative has the financial and legal resources at his or her disposal to effectively litigate the demands of the other members to the class action lawsuit.

 

Average Mesothelioma Lawsuit Settlement – Average Asbestos Case Value

One of the most frequent questions asked by our clients during legal consultations is, “How much do you think my case will settle for?” or “What is the average value of a mesothelioma case?” According to recent data, the average settlement of a case involving an individual who has suffered the devastating issues involving mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure is between $900,000 and $6,000,000.  This broad range is due to important factors that are unique to an individual case. Some of the most important factors our law firm used in order to determine the average case value involving individuals stricken with mesothelioma are as follows.

  • The severity and extent of the harm suffered – represented in a clients medical and health-related treatment costs emanating from the diagnosis of cancer.
  • Pain and Suffering – individual with mesothelioma often suffer from excruciating pain and mental anguish. Personal injury laws allow recovery for individuals who have suffered physical pain and mental anguish due to the harm suffered.
  • Availability of Punitive Damages – punitive damages can be awarded where an employer placed an employee in undue danger and knew or should have know of the dangers but failed to properly warn. Courts generally see punitive damages as excessive punishments, and only an expert lawyer experienced in mesothelioma injury cases can win these damages.

Steps to Take if You or Your Loved One Has Been Diagnosed with Mesothelioma Cancer

The medical and legal process of a mesothelioma diagnosis can be greatly challenging. The most important steps you should follow if you have diagnosed with such an ailment are provided below.

1. Contact our Law Firm: Individuals who contact our offices will speak directly with one of our attorneys with experience in mesothelioma cases. Our qualified legal experts will then fully evaluate your claim in a timely fashion and determine the most optimum legal course of action.

2. Consultation with an Experienced Attorney – During the consultation process we will take the time necessary to present you with an in person in-depth review with you and your loved one. We will provide you with a step by step game plan so that you can receive the maximum level of compensation available within a timely fashion.

3. Filed a Claim Against the At Fault Parties – Our law firm will draft the complaint which may include several defendants including the manufacturers of asbestos material and employers.

4. Negotiation Faze of the Process – During the process our firm will attempt to come to an agreement with at fault parties regarding an equitable resolution of the claim so that our injured client can receive full compensation for all harms suffered.

5. Litigation if the Matter – If a reasonable settlement of the claim is not achieved during the negotiation process our law firm file a mesothelioma lawsuit. Evidence displaying a causal connection between asbestos exposure and the diagnosis of mesothelioma will be presented to a jury who will decide fault and the amount of recovery available.

Cos of Legal Representation: Our law firm works on a contingency fee basis. This means that our clients do not have to pay for legal costs out of pocket until their matter is successfully settled or litigated in the court of law. Our clients do not have to pay any legal fees if in any even there is not monetary compensation.

Seeking Legal Help: All confidential legal consultations and case reviews regarding your claim are provided by our attorneys free of charge. If you have any further legal questions, feel free to contact our law office toll free at (800) 790-5422 to speak to one of our experienced lawyers who have experienced handling mesothelioma claims.

 



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