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What Happens If I Pass Away Before My Mesothelioma Lawsuit Is Resolved?

Helping Mesothelioma Victims and Their Families In Louisiana and Across The Country

Wondering what happens if you pass away before your mesothelioma lawsuit is finished is a very common concern.

In Louisiana, designated beneficiaries would file a wrongful death and survival action in order to recover damages that the victim could have recovered if he/she had lived, as well as damages suffered by the beneficiaries.  Louisiana law sets out the categories of beneficiaries that would be able to recover if the victim passes away.

Since we have handled a number of other cases in other states, and get calls related to mesothelioma representation and other lung related diseases on a regular basis, I’ll briefly detail how some other states handle it as well.

If you pass away before your lawsuit has been resolved, your family can move ahead with the litigation on your behalf.

After your passing, the lead person in the litigation will be the individual you named as executor of your estate.

The executor typically serves as the sole representative of your estate and will be the most heavily involved in the ongoing claim.

The beneficiaries of your estate will then receive any judgment or award from your case.

Additionally, in some states, some of your family members can also seek compensation for their personal loss.

If you reside in Louisiana, or perhaps have worked in Louisiana in the past, and have learned that you have mesothelioma, please contact the Louisiana Mesothelioma Attorneys with the Gertler Firm at (504) 581-6411 or 1-855-GERTLER if your call is long distance.

We’ll answer all your questions…. and likely ask you a few as well.  And if we can help you, we will.

To find out a little more about how this firm handles a mesothelioma lawsuit in Louisiana – or any other state for that matter, click here.