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Filing a Mesothelioma Claim Against a Bankrupt Company

Legally Reviewed by Joseph P. Williams on May 2, 2024

Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos. Sadly, many companies that used asbestos in their products were aware of its dangers but failed to inform their employees and the general public. As a result, thousands of individuals have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and are seeking justice and compensation for their suffering.  

However, many of these companies that used asbestos in their products have since gone bankrupt, leaving victims and their families unsure of how to pursue legal action. Filing a mesothelioma claim against a bankrupt company is still possible with the help of experienced attorneys. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact The Williams Law Firm, P.C. for assistance in navigating the legal process. 

Why File a Mesothelioma Claim?

Filing a claim is critical for several reasons. A mesothelioma claim can provide financial support to cover medical expenses, which can be extensive given the nature of the disease and the treatment required. It can also compensate for lost wages and support your family’s future needs. Additionally, filing a claim holds companies accountable for their negligence in exposing workers and the public to asbestos without adequate warnings or protections. 

Even if the company in question is bankrupt, avenues still exist to pursue the compensation and justice you deserve. While no amount of money can undo the damage caused by mesothelioma, compensation from a claim can offer substantial support during such a difficult time.

How Can You File a Claim Against a Bankrupt Company?

When a company declares bankruptcy due to asbestos-related lawsuits, it often establishes a special bankruptcy trust to ensure that current and future claims can be compensated. The process of filing a claim against one of these bankrupt companies involves working closely with a mesothelioma attorney who understands the ins and outs of these trusts.

Your attorney will start by gathering all necessary documentation to prove your asbestos exposure and mesothelioma diagnosis. This evidence is critical in demonstrating your eligibility for compensation from the trust. Once the documentation is ready, your lawyer will submit your claim to the appropriate bankruptcy trust. The submission process requires meticulous attention to detail to ensure that all paperwork is accurately completed and filed.

After your claim is submitted, your attorney will actively follow up with the trust to monitor the status of your claim, including responding to any requests for additional information and advocating on your behalf to ensure your claim is processed efficiently. While the bankruptcy trust system is designed to streamline the compensation process, having an experienced mesothelioma lawyer manage your claim can significantly impact the outcome.

How Can a Mesothelioma Lawyer Help Me?

Seeking the expertise of a mesothelioma lawyer can make a difference in the following ways:

  • Guidance throughout the legal process: Navigating the legal system can be overwhelming, especially when dealing with a health crisis. A mesothelioma lawyer simplifies these complexities, guiding you every step of the way. 
  • Identifying the right trust fund: With multiple bankruptcy trusts out there, identifying which one to file your claim against is crucial. Your lawyer knows how to pinpoint the correct trust fund, increasing your chances of a successful claim. 
  • Maximizing your compensation: An experienced lawyer understands the value of your claim and fights to secure the maximum compensation possible to cover your medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses. 
  • No upfront costs: We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay nothing unless we win your case, eliminating financial risk on your part.

Navigating this challenging time with a mesothelioma lawyer by your side ensures you’re not going through it alone. We provide the support, expertise, and dedication needed to pursue the justice and compensation you deserve.

Contact Our Team at The Williams Law Firm, P.C. Today

If you’re ready to take the next step in seeking justice and compensation for your mesothelioma diagnosis, The Williams Law Firm, P.C. is here to help. Our dedicated team has decades of experience and is committed to supporting you through this difficult time. Let us provide the guidance and expertise you need to navigate your mesothelioma claim.

Reach out to us by calling (855) 575-6376 or by completing our contact form for a free consultation. Contact us today to get started on the path to recovery and justice. We understand what you’re going through and are ready to fight for you. We have never lost a mesothelioma case.

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