How To Use This Part Of Our Website

by Mike Gertler on June 25, 2013

If you have a question related to mesothelioma and potential legal action, including lawsuits, we likely have the answer to that question right here.

Down to the right on this page, you will see a search box. Just type your question in the box and click search. Every question and answer related to that subject will be available for your review.

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And if by chance we don’t have the answer to your question here, call us at 504-355-0057 and ask. We might be able to help.

Who Is At Increased Risk For Developing Mesothelioma?

by Mike Gertler on April 16, 2014

Typically, it is shipyard workers, producers of asbestos products, employees in the construction industries and at various refineries are at risk if they worked around asbestos products.

Family members living with asbestos workers also have an increased risk of developing mesothelioma.  This risk may be the result of exposure to asbestos dust fibers brought home on work clothing.

If you have questions about Mesothelioma or your legal rights after a diagnosis or death, call the Gertler Law Firm at 504-355-0057 for a free consultation.

What Legal Options Do I Have If I Have Been Diagnosed With Mesothelioma?

March 25, 2014

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, it may be possible to bring a legal claim against the manufacturers, sellers and distributors of asbestos products, as well as certain employers and/or contractors. The process begins with contacting a law firm that has significant experience with Mesothelioma Claims. In New Orleans, and throughout Louisiana, there are […]

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Do Mesothelioma Lawsuits Always Go To Trial?

March 7, 2014

Many Mesothelioma Lawsuits do not go to trial because the defendants settle before trial. Each case is unique and there is always the possibility, however, that the case may go to trial. If you have questions about Mesothelioma, call the Gertler Law Firm at 504-355-0057 for a free consultation.

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What Causes Mesothelioma?

February 28, 2014

Mesothelioma is a very deadly form of cancer that results from exposure to asbestos. Sometimes symptoms of mesothelioma don’t appear for 30-50 years after the exposure to asbestos. And even worse, many times it’s not even the individual that was exposed to asbestos that ends up being diagnosed with Mesothelioma but rather the spouse or […]

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My Mother Was Diagnosed With Mesothelioma Because Of My Fathers Job As A Pipefitter – Can She File A Lawsuit?

February 18, 2014

Yes, she can. Many family members inhale asbestos fibers through contact with persons who have worked with asbestos, such as this situation where the husband brought the asbestos fibers home. In this case, the Mother is absolutely entitled to seek benefits and compensation. We would advise contacting an attorney as soon as possible. If you […]

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Can A Grandchild Sue For The Death of Grandmother Who Died From Mesothelioma?

February 11, 2014

In most cases in Louisiana, you cannot. The spouse and children are usually the only ones who have the right to bring forth a lawsuit for mesothelioma. However, there are some instances where a grandchild can pursue a mesothelioma lawsuit but they are strict and detailed. If you reside in New Orleans or elsewhere in […]

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Medicare Paid For Bills As A Result Of A Mesothelioma Diagnosis Prior To 1980 – Can They Assert A Lien Against My Lawsuit?

February 1, 2014

The Medicare Secondary Payer Act went into effect in 1980. So any claim for health services paid for by Medicare after December 1980 would need to have Medicare’s interests determined. If you have questions about Mesothelioma or need help after a diagnosis, call the Gertler Law Firm at 504-355-0057 for a free consultation.

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I Have Been Diagnosed With Pleural Mesothelioma – Can I File A Lawsuit For Damages?

January 27, 2014

This diagnosis is usually always related to asbestos exposure, and a lawsuit can result in large awards. And in Louisiana, you have one year from the date of diagnosis to file a lawsuit, so the sooner you meet with an experienced mesothelioma law firm, the sooner you can begin this process. If you would like […]

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Does A Step-Child Have The Right To File A Lawsuit For A Step-Father/Step-Mother Being Diagnosed With Mesothelioma?

January 22, 2014

No, unless you were adopted by the step-dad or step-mom. Only heirs to the estate can file a lawsuit for the mesothelioma diagnosis. However, in some instances you can pursue asbestos related litigation. And in other cases, if the mesothelioma was related to service in the military, there may be VA benefits available. If you […]

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If An Estate Is Set Up After The Passing Of A Relative For Any Mesothelioma Settlement Funds, Is The Estate For Those Funds Protected Against Any Liens?

December 24, 2013

Unfortunately, no. If the settlement proceeds are in fact paid to the estate, the estate would still have to pay any liens. That’s why it is so important to have a Succession plan set up for the Estate for anyone that is diagnosed with Mesothelioma as soon as possible. If you have questions about Mesothelioma, […]

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