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                                The Importance Of A Mesothelioma Attorney
                                                 By Peter Nisbet



    The importance of a mesothelioma attorney is not fully appreciated by most people. Mesothelioma
is an incurable form of lung cancer that is generally associated with exposure to asbestos fibers, and is
probably the one form of cancer that has led to more lawsuits for damages than any other.

It would be thought that a person suffering from mesothelioma that had previously worked in the
asbestos industry would have a cast iron case, but this is not in fact the case. The real facts are that
mesothelioma is a term for cancer of the mesothelium, more commonly known as the pleura, the lining
of the lung. The problem is that most forms of lung cancer are termed mesothelioma, and it can be
extremely difficult to prove that they are caused by one source alone. This in itself could give a
mesothelioma attorney a big headache. However, there is worse to come for them.

Smoking! Believe it or not around 80% of Mesothelioma cases in North America are caused by
smoking - not asbestos! Hence, if a smoker contracts the disease then the asbestos companies will
naturally use that as a defense, and claim that smoking was the real cause and not the asbestos. Your
mesothelioma attorney now has a real fight on his or her hands to get you any compensation at all.
Now that compensation for asbestos relayed cancers has reached very high levels, most asbestos
companies will vigorously contest any case against them, and the services of a good attorney are
absolutely essential if you are to have any success at all.

One of the problems involved here is that, just as smoking has not been definitively proved to cause
lung cancer, neither has exposure to asbestos. Most doctors will agree on the relationship, but the
courts require proof, and it is not there. There are still those that deny any relationship, and without
cast-iron evidence their claim could be construed to be as legally valid as those of the vast majority
that believe in the relationship. However, belief is not proof, even when that belief is held by over 95%
of the population!

It is strange, however, that most people will accept that asbestos can cause mesothelioma while many
that do so will not believe the same of smoking. It seems a case of unwilling to accept what might
affect themselves. However, all of this is academic, and you will need a good mesothelioma attorney if
the compensation awarded is to be sufficient to provide the palliative care that all mesothelioma
patients will eventually need.

Most will require hospice care so that some of the pressure can be taken from their family, and while



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hospices in Europe are free, this is not true of the USA. What is certain is that a smoker will not receive
the same level of compensation as a non-smoker since it has been established that smokers who are
also known to have had long-term contact with asbestos are more likely to contract the disease than
any other.

The importance of a mesothelioma attorney cannot be overemphasized, and if you are seeking one
then there are many choose from since it is a lucrative profession. Make sure that you choose a good
one, since there are also many of these around. Here are a few tips:

1. Make sure that your attorney has handled mesothelioma cases before, and that yours is not their
first case.

2. Have they had previous successes in such cases, and what level of compensation have the
succeeded in achieving?

3. Does your mesothelioma attorney have the backing of a good law firm, with others that can take
over the case in the event of illness, or is your attorney a one man band. You are better to have a
group of people helping you than a individual with this type of case.

4. Is your case being handled as an individual case or as as part of a class action. Class actions can
save a lot of trouble, but can also result in a lower level of compensation - not always though, so
discuss it with others who may have been involved in both before making a decision.

These are some of the aspects of your case that should be discussed with your solicitor. However,
once you have considered everything related to your claim, you will always have to fall back to one
simple decision. Who is to be your mesothelioma attorney and what instructions are you going to give.

For more information on how to choose your mesothelioma attorney visit
http://www.welshhealth.com/Mesothelioma/mesothelioma-attorney.html where you will also find more
details of the disease.




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                           Mesothelioma Attorney - Making A Right Choice
                                           By Kirsten Hawkins



Experience Is the Key Factor

Mesothelioma attorney is the most important person from your point of view when you decide to file a
mesothelioma lawsuit to recover compensation for the damages occurred due to diseases related to
asbestos exposure. When choosing a mesothelioma attorney, you should keep it in mind that
experience of the lawyer is the most important factor. You should not hesitate to ask the number of
cases handled by the mesothelioma attorney. You may ask him how many of these were settled and
what were the results of those cases that went to trial. Directory and websites of attorneys who are
specialized in handling mesothelioma lawsuits are also available to help you to select a right
mesothelioma attorney.

Mesothelioma Attorney Different methods of charging fees and costs

Besides the experience, the second important point is the lawsuit fees and the costs charged by
mesothelioma attorney. The best combination of the experience and the costs will help you in the
selection of right mesothelioma attorney for your lawsuit. As a cost cutting measure, your
mesothelioma attorney may take the help of junior attorney or paralegal personnel. You yourself can
copy, pick up, deliver documents, or perform other menial tasks thereby saving both time and money.
Mesothelioma attorney may charge firm and fixed fees for a specific task. Contingency fee is also a
very good arrangement. In this arrangement, you pay a percentage of money you receive as
compensation. If you do not get any compensation then your mesothelioma attorney collects no fees.

When you first meet the mesothelioma attorney, what impression does they leave on you also help you
in choosing the right one. You should be comfortable with your mesothelioma attorney. If he or she
understands your point well then there are more chances that they may put it before the judge in a
better way. If they are more interested in bargaining rather than listening to your story it is better to look
for another mesothelioma attorney.

Documentary evidences required

Mesothelioma attorney should have required expertise with mesothelioma case to move forward the
litigation through courts. They have to prove that you were exposed to asbestos particles while
performing your job. The mesothelioma attorney also has to prove that the negligence of your
employer is the cause of your mesothelioma disease. Your mesothelioma attorney may use your
employment and tax record as evidence to prove the time and place of exposure to asbestos.



Kirsten Hawkins is a asbestos and mesothelioma specialist from Nashville, TN. Visit
http://www.asbestosblog.org/ for information on asbestos reform, mesothelioma lawsuit news, and
more.




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