The attorneys at Lipsitz & Ponterio, LLC understand that being diagnosed with an illness such as mesothelioma can dramatically change an individual’s life. A person suffering from mesothelioma may no longer be able to work; while mortgage, utility and food bills continue to pile up. Some mesothelioma patients are also overwhelmed by bills for medical treatment. Sometimes patients cannot pay these bills because they lack adequate insurance coverage; and, on occasion, medical insurance companies will deny payment for experimental treatment.
When a new client contacts our office for legal advice concerning a recent diagnosis of mesothelioma, we consider a variety of remedies, including a third party lawsuit, the filing of claims against bankrupt asbestos manufacturers, a claim for workers’ compensation benefits, a claim for veterans’ benefits and an application for social security disability (SSD) benefits. A third party lawsuit is a court case brought against manufacturers and distributors of asbestos-containing products and, in some cases, against land owners, such as utility companies and chemical factories, where occupational exposure to asbestos occurred in the past. The point of a third party lawsuit is to obtain a recovery for the plaintiff’s pain and suffering, lost wages, and other economic damages. We believe that it is important to coordinate the prosecution of a third party lawsuit with other forms of compensation.
At Lipsitz & Ponterio, LLC, we work hard to make sure that our clients receive all of the benefits to which they are entitled under law. The following are a list of benefits that you may be entitled to depending on your situation:
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer, or another asbestos-related disease, contact us today for a free case evaluation.
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