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What Is the Timeline of a Mesothelioma Claim?

Legally Reviewed by Joseph P. Williams on August 30, 2023

Mesothelioma is a relentless cancer caused by asbestos exposure that has far-reaching effects on the victim’s physical, emotional, and financial well-being. Embarking on the journey to recover compensation for a mesothelioma diagnosis can be a daunting process, and many individuals are unsure of the steps involved. While a mesothelioma claim can vary in length and has no set timeline, they often follow similar steps, including submitting your claim to the court, the discovery process, and either a settlement or a trial. 

After receiving a mesothelioma diagnosis, do not hesitate to contact an experienced attorney. At The Williams Law Firm, P.C., our compassionate team is dedicated to helping you through every stage of the legal process so you can pursue the compensation you deserve. Attorney Joe P. Williams has won every case during his 30-year career and has the knowledge and skills necessary to fight for you. When you retain his services, you can trust him to do everything in his power to secure a favorable outcome for your case. 

What Are the Steps in the Mesothelioma Claims Process?

Each mesothelioma claim is different, and a case may take a few months or several years to resolve. Your attorney can give you a better idea of your expected timeline based on your unique situation. Despite the many differences between cases, mesothelioma claims typically include the following steps:

  • Consultation: The first step in filing any mesothelioma claim is meeting with an attorney to discuss your case and the best path forward to recover compensation. At The Williams Law Firm, P.C., we offer consultations at no cost to you. 
  • Confirming Eligibility: After partnering with an attorney, they will investigate your case and gather critical information, such as your medical records and work records, to confirm your diagnosis and exposure to asbestos. 
  • Initiating the Claim: Your attorney will then complete and file all necessary paperwork with the court to officially begin the claim. 
  • Responses and Discovery: The parties named in the claim will have an opportunity to respond to the lawsuit. Then, the legal teams on both sides will investigate the case and share relevant information. 
  • Settlement or Trial: Often, mesothelioma cases are settled before trial. Your attorney will negotiate with the opposing legal team to secure a fair settlement that compensates you for the full extent of your losses. If both parties cannot agree on a settlement, the claim will proceed to trial. 

The skilled and compassionate team at The Williams Law Firm, P.C. will handle every detail of your claim so that you can focus 100% of your energy on your health and family. 

What Factors Can Influence My Claim’s Timeline?

Many factors can impact the duration of your claim. A few common factors that can either speed up or slow down mesothelioma claims include the following:

  • Your health and ability to participate in the claims process
  • The type of claim and court jurisdiction it falls under
  • The amount of available evidence to support your claim
  • The number of defendants in the case
  • Your attorney’s level of experience and familiarity with mesothelioma claims

Attorney Joe P. Williams has over three decades of experience and can apply his skills to ensure your claim proceeds smoothly and efficiently. 

Speak with a Highly-Qualified Mesothelioma Attorney at The Williams Law Firm, P.C.

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, it is vital to speak to an experienced attorney without delay. The talented attorney at The Williams Law Firm, P.C. can begin work on your case immediately and guide you through every stage of the complex claims process. He understands the toll such a difficult diagnosis can take on your life and can meet with you personally in your home to work with you. 

To learn more about how we can fight for you, call us at (855) 575-6376 or complete our contact form today.

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