Legal Remedies and Medical Coverage
The clock is ticking. Mesothelioma requires a prompt diagnosis so that the disease can be aggressively treated and a lawsuit can commence to cover the substantial financial burden of that care.
The Throneberry Law Group is committed to providing vigorous legal representation for people who received the shocking diagnosis of mesothelioma or other asbestos-related disease. Our principal attorney, Michael Throneberry, can relate on a personal level to victims and their families because of his own experience with mesothelioma; his own father-in-law lost his life to the disease.Legal Advocacy and Personal Service for the Hard Times Ahead
Mesothelioma treatment to control the spread of the cancer and manage the pain is costly. Our priority is getting those costs covered, so that clients and their caregivers are not burdened by financial concerns when all their energy and focus is needed to fight the disease and improve the quality of life of the person living with asbestos-related cancer.
Contacting an attorney as soon as possible after a mesothelioma diagnosis is critical. We commonly file lawsuits here in Madison County, Illinois because the court has an expedited docket for mesothelioma cases. Even then, a trial is at least nine months away, and mesothelioma patients need treatment immediately. Our advocacy is focused on securing medical coverage as soon as we have a verified mesothelioma diagnosis and we have preliminarily established the likely source(s) of asbestos exposure.Other Compensation
Mesothelioma litigation begins as a personal injury lawsuit. We seek damages from the employers, manufacturers and corporations responsible for exposing workers or consumers to toxic asbestos fibers. In addition to medical bills, damages can include anticipated future medical care, lost earning capacity, and the personal pain and suffering. We also pursue any government disability (VA, Social Security), private insurance, or workers' compensation medical coverage and wage benefits.
All too often, mesothelioma patients die before their cases get to trial. The lawsuit must then be converted to a wrongful death suit on behalf of the surviving family members for the economic damages and for the loss of that person's companionship and contributions. A separate survival action may be filed on behalf of the victim's estate for that person's pain and suffering prior to death.How a Mesothelioma Lawyer can Help
Many people who were recently diagnosed with mesothelioma are uncertain about how to best proceed through the legal process. A mesothelioma lawyer can help you navigate a mesothelioma case in several important ways, which include the following:
- Review of Your Medical and Work History. A mesothelioma lawyer can perform detailed research of your work history. The lawyer will also gather details about when you were exposed to asbestos, how the exposure occurred, and what parties were responsible for the exposure.
- Decide on the Appropriate Legal Action. After discovering all of the important details about your exposure, a mesothelioma attorney can recommend a course of action. Often there are several legal options from which to choose. For example, a person might decide to pursue a company’s trust fund or initiate an independent legal action.
Our firm concentrates almost exclusively in the complex field of asbestos litigation, and we handle cases nationwide. One of our skilled and dedicated attorneys will travel to your state to sit down with you and discuss your legal rights and remedies. Call us at 888-506-1131 for a free consultation.