Between 1999 and 2018, health care professionals diagnosed more than 62,500 people with mesothelioma, a deadly cancer that forms in the lining of certain organs. The majority of these diagnoses are the direct result of exposure to the toxic substance asbestos.
Favored for its durability and fire-resistant properties, asbestos was once widely used in a variety of materials. At one point in the not-too-distant past, asbestos could be found in everything from roofing shingles and insulation to brake pads and appliances—even when it was clear that exposure could result in the development of mesothelioma in the lungs, abdomen, and heart.
If you or a loved one was exposed to asbestos at any point in the past and have since been diagnosed with mesothelioma, Frost Law Firm, PC wants to speak with you. Our attorneys have dedicated their professional careers to standing up for those who know that they deserved better than what happened to them.
For an opportunity to speak one-on-one with a mesothelioma lawyer in a free and confidential setting, please call our office or fill out our convenient online form.
The Role of a Mesothelioma Lawyer
The idea of taking legal action can be overwhelming, especially if you are simultaneously dealing with a life-altering diagnosis. Our mesothelioma lawyers want to ease some of that burden.
Every attorney at our law office has the ability to:
- Investigate and identify the source of your asbestos exposure and all liable parties.
- Collect evidence, statements, and medical records that support your claim.
- File a legal complaint against the party responsible for your exposure and subsequent mesothelioma diagnosis.
- Negotiate for a full and fair settlement on your behalf.
- Take the case to trial should the at-fault party refuse to compensate you fairly.
What Makes Frost Law Firm, PC Different
The mesothelioma lawyers at Frost Law Firm, PC have years of experience advocating for mesothelioma patients. We have recovered compensation in excess of tens of millions of dollars, including a $32 million verdict for secondhand asbestos exposure.
So what makes us fight so hard for our clients? Founding attorney Scott L. Frost knows all too well what it feels like to lose a loved one to asbestos exposure and now fights for others in memory of his father.
We Have Decades of Nationwide Legal Experience
Our mesothelioma attorneys have more than 30 years of combined experience. We have represented patients and their families nationwide, standing up for justice in:
- New York
We’re proud to be a strong and compassionate legal presence in the lives of those we work with, no matter where they are.
We Have Nationwide Resources
As a nationwide law office, we have legal resources and connections in multiple states. This strong legal foundation upon which our firm is built allows us to provide the best possible representation and guidance to mesothelioma patients and their families.
Scott Frost Is a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Accredited Attorney
A graduate of the United States Army Airborne School and Air Assault School, Scott Frost served in the U.S. Army for six years. During his years on active duty, he was a tireless advocate for veterans and soldiers as he helped them obtain the benefits they had earned.
In his current capacity as a lawyer, Scott Frost continues his veteran advocacy as a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Accredited Attorney. The VA has recognized Frost for his legal authority and capacity to assist claimants as they seek benefits to which they are entitled.
Asbestos & Mesothelioma Legal FAQs
There are few things in life more frightening than a cancer diagnosis. You may be feeling confused and overwhelmed, unsure of what your legal options are or what questions you should be asking. Frost Law Firm, PC offers completely free case evaluations to mesothelioma patients and their families, during which we will answer any and all questions you might have about your rights under the law.
We have also provided cursory answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about asbestos and mesothelioma.
Who Has the Right To Sue for Mesothelioma?
To file a mesothelioma lawsuit, you must have either previously been diagnosed with this cancer or be a family member. The asbestos lawyers from Frost Law Firm, PC can guide you and your loved ones through the process of filing a claim and building a strong case. We’ll help you determine whether a personal injury, wrongful death, workers’ compensation, or trust fund claim is the most appropriate option for your situation.
How Much Is My Mesothelioma Claim Worth?
We cannot say with any certainty what the value of your specific mesothelioma case is without first meeting in person to discuss your claim and review the details of your situation. Regarding averages, a typical claim settled outside of court will average between $1 and $2 million in compensation. For cases that go to court, juries and judges typically award higher levels of compensation.
Compensation in these types of cases is intended to cover your related medical expenses, travel costs for care, lost wages, reduced earning capacity, mental anguish, pain and suffering, and more.
Can I Afford To Hire a Lawyer?
If you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma, your finances have likely already taken a significant hit. This doesn’t mean that securing experienced legal representation is impossible, though.
At Frost Law Firm, PC, we proudly take many cases on a contingency fee basis. This approach allows us to take clients regardless of their ability to pay because we only collect our legal fees if we win your case. Our commitment to representing people from all different types of economic backgrounds starts at our very first meeting, which is always free.
How Long Do I Have To Take Legal Action?
Deadlines for filing mesothelioma claims are set at the state level. This means that the deadline for taking legal action will vary from person to person, depending on where they are. In some states, the statute of limitations may be as short as one year from the date of diagnosis, while in others you could have as long as six years to pursue legal action.
To avoid missing filing deadlines, it is imperative that you work with a law firm with nationwide experience and expertise.
Life After a Mesothelioma Diagnosis
“It’s cancer.” For mesothelioma patients, these words will forever be life-altering. The average survival rate is only 4 – 18 months following a diagnosis, and the five-year survival rate is only 10%. Although survival rates have significantly improved compared to 30 years ago, this diagnosis is still one of the most devastating pieces of news a patient can receive.
After diagnosis, a mesothelioma patient can expect to undergo additional tests to determine the stage and whether the cancer has spread. You will also work closely with your doctor to determine which (if any) life-extending treatments are appropriate for you, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, or stem cell therapy.
Legal Options for Asbestos Exposure
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, you have the right to take legal action against the party responsible for the asbestos exposure. The source of exposure will determine what type of legal action is most appropriate for your situation.
At Frost Law Firm, PC, we have experience guiding mesothelioma victims and their families through the following recovery options:
- Mesothelioma settlements
- Mesothelioma lawsuits
- Asbestos trust funds
- Veterans’ benefits
- Workers’ compensation
Filing a claim against the party liable for your asbestos exposure and resulting mesothelioma diagnosis is one of the most effective ways to recover compensation for your lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, mental anguish, and other economic and non-economic losses.
Let an Asbestos Attorney From Frost Law Firm, PC Fight for You
We know that you are facing one of the most difficult and overwhelming situations of your life. The burden of securing justice shouldn’t rest solely on your shoulders, though.
At Frost Law Firm, PC, we work with individuals and families who have been physically, emotionally, and financially harmed by exposure to asbestos. To discuss your legal options in a completely free and no-obligation setting, please contact our law office by phone or through our online contact form. We’ll match you with an experienced mesothelioma lawyer at no cost to you.