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Flint Law Firm is uniquely experienced in the many ways to pursue your Asbestos & Mesothelioma claims. We will do whatever is needed from, submitting claims to Asbestos Trust Funds, exploring your exposure history, to filing a civil lawsuit.

What is Mesothelioma Claims Process?

Asbestos-related injury claims litigation has been ongoing for the past 40+ years. There's an overwhelming amount of information for Mesothelioma patients but very little guidance about how this process works.

Mesothelioma Claims Process Overview:

Each person with a diagnosis of Mesothelioma or Asbestos Lung Cancer can take one, a few, or all of the following steps to obtain compensation:

  • File Civil Claims (a civil lawsuit) in the appropriate state court.
  • Negotiate Settlements with known manufacturers and distributors that caused exposure to Asbestos fibers.
  • Submit claims against bankrupt Asbestos Defendants in the Asbestos Trust Funds.
  • File for Workers' Compensation benefits based on occupational disease laws.
  • Enroll for Veterans' Medical Benefits and service-related disability.
  • Filing for Social Security Disability (SSD).
  • Other federal, state, and local government benefits.

Civil Claims/Lawsuits:

Requires filing a civil lawsuit in state court that states that you or a family member has been injured by Asbestos. The suit is public and pursues personal injury or wrongful death damages.

These claims often can result in a settlement but can go to trial in front of a judge and jury. Due to the risk and time commitment involved in a jury trial, most families will choose to settle or only pursue the claims that don't require filing a lawsuit. Flint Law Firm has won many civil lawsuits for our clients over the years.

Negotiated Mesothelioma Settlements:

Flint Law Firm has devoted its practice to helping victims of Asbestos since 2007. Many of our attorneys have decades of experience before that.  

Because of our long history of successfully resolving Asbestos claims, many existing (and non-bankrupt) defendants are willing to offer our clients a negotiated settlement.

Often the evidence required to win you these settlements can be achieved by signing an affidavit or verifying employment or a particular job site. Flint Law Firm can collect your compensation from some of these defendants without even filing a lawsuit.

Asbestos Trust Funds:

You will receive compensation from Asbestos Trust Funds based on affidavits, job site, and military information submitted by Flint Law Firm lawyers. It's not a lawsuit, and you don't have to go to court.

There are more than 60 Asbestos Bankruptcy Trust Funds to which you can apply. New trusts are pending as more companies seek the protection of the courts from ongoing Asbestos litigation.

Because this is a claims process, the timeline to receive your compensation is faster and more predictable.

Our law partner Jill Price has been handling Bankruptcy Trust claims for 20 years. Based on her experience and familiarity with job sites nationwide, she can accurately estimate the value of your mesothelioma claims.

Workers' Compensation Asbestos Claims:

Workers' Compensation claims are based on occupational exposure to carcinogens like asbestos are have uniques statutes that apply to your state.

Each state has its laws that govern this process, and if you lived and worked in several different jurisdictions in your lifetime, it can affect which rule applies.

Only an experienced Asbestos lawyer will be able to investigate and protect your right to Workers' Compensation.

Veteran's Benefits for Asbestos Exposure:

Any serviceman or woman is entitled to medical treatment benefits through the Veteran's Administration network of hospitals and health clinics. Veterans are also entitled to benefits and compensation for service-related disabilities.

Even if you have already been awarded service-related disability, you may still qualify for Asbestos exposure if you have Lung Cancer or Mesothelioma.

Social Security Disability and other Government Benefits

Certain medical conditions potentially entitle you to:

  • Social Security Disability (SSD) Benefits
  • Supplemental Income Payments (SSI)

Both Mesothelioma and Asbestos Lung Cancer qualify for this compensation.  

The only requirement is that you have worked at least ten quarters where you contributed to Social Security through your paychecks and that you complete an application.  

Many of our clients can get this benefit on their own, but we also help our Mesothelioma and Asbestos Lung Cancer clients with these applications. A free consultation with one of our experienced Asbestos lawyers will determine if you are eligible for SSD, SSI, or additional government benefits.

How Can We Help With the Asbestos Claims Process?

To start the claim process, call our toll free number (855) 883-6447, or submit the online form. There will always be someone here to answer your call or respond to your email – day or night, even on the weekends.

We understand that taking the first step can be the most challenging part, so you shouldn't have to wait on us for a response. WE ARE ALWAYS AVAILABLE by phone, forms, chat.

The Four-Step Process for Asbestos Claims:

Initial Phone Call: (855) 883-6447

Your initial phone call with our office will take approximately 10-15 minutes. During this call, we will ask you questions about your diagnosis (or a loved one's diagnosis) and any information you might have on exposure to Asbestos.

If you don't know all the details – it's ok! We will find the information we need to pursue a claim on your behalf with no out-of-pocket expense.

We Make House Calls - Even During a Pandemic

There is no reason for a person diagnosed with Mesothelioma or asbestos lung cancer ever to leave their home to pursue an Asbestos claim.

We will travel to you to review your case in person. We will gather all the information we'll need to file a claim during this visit, including medical records and work history. We observe all health and safety guidelines and try to use online virtual visits to provide clients the service they deserve.

Putting Us to Work

Our extensive experience working on asbestos claims allows us to identify all of the asbestos manufacturers to which you (or your loved one) were exposed, ensuring compensation from as many Asbestos Trusts and viable civil companies as possible.

Once we have identified all the responsible parties for your asbestos exposure, we will begin filing a claim on your behalf.

Receiving Compensation - We Recovered Over $2 Billion For Our Clients

Our team of attorneys works to get you and your family the money you deserve as quickly as possible (in many cases in few short months).

We can often fast track a mesothelioma case to reach those affected the money they need to help with medical bills, medical treatments, and lost wages.

Time Is Of The Essence

Throughout the years, we have seen many asbestos victims (or their families) lose their right to file for asbestos claims or initiate a lawsuit because the Statute of Limitations had expired while they were seeking medical treatment or grieving for a loved one.

Don't let this happen to your family! Let us help immediately to protect your legal rights. To start the claim process, call our toll free number (855) 883-6447, or submit the online form.

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Asbestos Mesothelioma Claims FAQs

Do I have to file a lawsuit to win my Mesothelioma or Asbestos Lung Cancer Case?

No, more than 70 defendants are willing to process settlement claims through the Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts. Many additional civil defendants will negotiate settlements without having to go to trial or even file a lawsuit.

It appears there are a lot of ways to make a Mesothelioma or Asbestos lung cancer claim. How do I know which ones to pursue?

Our experienced Asbestos lawyers will work with you to see what claims for which you may be eligible. We will be with you with advice on the best chance of success for you and your family. No claim we help you with will ever be paid for out of your pocket.

Do you need an attorney to get access to benefits?

Yes, you need an attorney to receive most of the benefits and compensation for Mesothelioma and Asbestos lung cancer victims. If you don't use an experienced Asbestos lawyer, you may not qualify for billions of dollars set aside to help people like you.

Can I file Workers' Compensation claims in addition to filing for Mesothelioma Compensation?

You can usually file for a workers' compensation claim in addition to filing a mesothelioma lawsuit. It will depend on your state law.

For example: in Missouri, you can pursue both a civil case and workers' compensation. We will file your Missouri workers' compensation application in a different court and process it as a separate claim. Keep in mind that if win significant Mesothelioma compensation from your civil Personal Injury case, the Workers' Compensation fund may try to pay itself back the part of the amount awarded.

This possible repayment is due to a subrogation interest, which you can discuss with your attorney.

Adrianne Andrus

Reviewed by:  Adrienne Andrus
Chief Editor of Flint law Firm LLC
Client Advocate & Product Liability Paralegal since 2015.
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication, SIU Edwardsville

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