Mesothelioma is a very difficult cancer to treat, and too many people die of the disease before their claims are resolved.
Several things happen in these instances.
First, your case will officially fall to your estate, which will be responsible for allocating any award to your survivors.
Second, your family may be able to pursue damages through a wrongful death action against the asbestos manufacturers or the company that caused your exposure.
Your attorney will structure your case in a way that takes your health status into account, and if it’s possible to receive a just award quickly, that course of action will be given preference.
In Louisiana, The Gertler Law Firm was the first to win a judgment in a case that linked mesothelioma to asbestos, and we’ve represented many, many families going through mesothelioma in the decades since.
If you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma in New Orleans, call us at 504-581-6411 for a free consultation with an experienced and compassionate mesothelioma lawyer.