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How much do I have to pay to hire a mesothelioma lawyer?

We have a no fee guarantee which means there are no legal bills or fees to you unless you receive money at the end of the case.

Do I have to litigate or file a lawsuit?

No.  Money is available in court ordered trust funds.  You can use this money to pay for medical treatment and bills, and leave something behind for your family.

What is mesothelioma?

It is a rare and aggressive form of cancer.  It is only caused by asbestos exposure.

Our loved one has passed already passed away, can we still make a claim?

Perhaps.  In some circumstances, you may still be entitled to a financial award even after your loved one has passed.  Please call us to learn more.

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Some of the famous people who have had mesothelioma

Compared to diseases like breast cancer, mesothelioma maintains a fairly low profile. Because it is mostly working-class people who are exposed to asbestos by corporate executives, there are few prominent public faces of the disease.  Nevertheless, mesothelioma has impacted some prominent figures, often because they spend time in the armed forces or came from working-class backgrounds.
Probably the most prominent mesothelioma victim is Steve McQueen, the famously debonair 1960s and 70s movie star who appeared in such films as The Magnificent Seven. As a young man, he served in the Marine Corps; he also had a passione for car and motorcycle racing, and wore the flame-resistant suits that, at the time, contained asbestos.  Smoking may have also contributed to the disease. He was diagnosed  in 1979 with malignant mesothelioma and sought out immunotherapy, at the time an unproven and ineffective alternative treatment.  He died of a heart attack shortly after undergoing surgery, at the age of 50.

The 1960s-era Los Angeles Rams player Merlin Olsen went on to star in the TV shows Little House on the Prairie and Father Murphy. Olsen, born into a family of 9 in Utah, he had already been exposed to asbestos doing manual labor as a young man. He was diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma in 2009; he went on to sue some of his employers, including NBC, claiming he had received additional exposure working there.  He died in 2010 at age 69.

Another prominent figure who was exposed in the armed forces was Hamilton Jordan, White House Chief of staff for Jimmy Carter.  He had served in Vietnam and succumbed to mesothelioma in 2008, after having survived three other cancer including non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

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Terry McCann was a brilliant young wrestler from Tulsa, Oklahoma.  As a young man, he worked at an oil refinery and was still at the job when he qualified for the 1960 Olympics in Rome. Levels of asbestos at his work were so high that it would appear as dust on his hair and clothes every day. As an athlete, he went on to win a gold medal and would become a successful businessman and coach.  It wasn’t until 40 years later that he was diagnosed with mesothelioma. Before his 2006 death, McCann spoke out against the actions of corporate CEOS who exposed people to the carcinogen.
The singer Warren Zevon, famous for hits like “Werewolves of London,” was never exposed to asbestos on a job; he speculated that he was exposed to insulation as a child playing in the attic of his father’s carpet store. He was diagnosed in 2002 and would die in 2004, going on to win two posthumous Grammys for the album he recorded after his diagnosis.

One unique case is the paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould, a prominent biologist and essayist who often clashed with Richard Dawkins on how to interpret Darwin’s ideas.  He was diagnosed at age 40, having likely been exposed to asbestos in specimen cabinets at the Harvard zoology museum. The disease was caught early and would go on to survive for 20 years, and to write about his experience as a patient who defied the odds. The deaths of these talented people emphasizes the human cost of mesothelioma, and the importance of finding reliable treatments.

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