Mesothelioma Cancer Lawsuits in Texas and the U.S. in General

If you watch television, chances are you have seen commercials featuring lawyers from all around the country asking mesothelioma patients to contact them. They advertise this way because of the significant number of mesothelioma cancer lawsuits.

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The point is that mesothelioma patients need and deserve compensation for the pain, suffering, medical bills, loss of enjoyment of life, and other harms they suffer because of this cancer. Handling cancer lawsuits requires a legal team that is highly strategic, understands complex litigation, and can move quickly through the court system to get compensation for patients before it’s too late. 

Ted B. Lyon & Associates, in Dallas, is one of Texas’s leading law firms in the area of mesothelioma litigation. We handle individual cases, multi-district mass tort litigation, claims with the Asbestos Trust Funds, and more. Our attorneys know the ins and outs of these very important cases and we dedicate a large number of resources to pushing them through and getting results for clients.

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawsuits

A mesothelioma lawsuit comes in two varieties. The first is a personal injury lawsuit, which is filed by a victim who is still living. The other is a wrongful death lawsuit, which is filed by the surviving family members of someone who has died from mesothelioma.

Individual Cases, Class Actions, Multi-District Litigation

Either type of lawsuit—personal injury or wrongful death—can be filed in different ways. 

Multi-District Litigation (MDL)

MDL looks a lot like a class action. There are many plaintiffs, they all have similar claims, and all the cases are consolidated into one. But there are important differences. Most of all, in MDL, each plaintiff must describe how and when they were exposed to asbestos, plus they have to be able to prove that that specific asbestos exposure caused mesothelioma. 

All mesothelioma MDLs in the federal system happen in Pennsylvania, where a special MDL court was created in 1991. States, including Texas, may have their own ways of handling multiple non-federal lawsuits.

Individual Mesothelioma Lawsuit Cases

Your case is handled separately, not as part of a group. Some victims choose this because they feel their situation is different from other members of a proposed class. An experienced mesothelioma lawyer will advise you on whether an individual case is your best option.

Find Out Whether You May Have a Valid Mesothelioma/Cancer Lawsuit

If you or a family member has contracted mesothelioma you may have the right to file a lawsuit for compensation. The Dallas law firm of Ted B. Lyon & Associates can evaluate your potential claim and act quickly to get the process started. Talk to a mesothelioma attorney by calling 866-503-4864 or by sending us an email to schedule a free initial consultation.