March 8, 2017 | Thornton Law Firm Skilled Massachusetts Asbestos and Mesothelioma Lawyers Fight to Get You Compensation Dynamic representation and proven results Thornton Law Firm provides genuine advocacy and reliable results in asbestos and mesothelioma cases. Located in Boston, Massachusetts, our attorneys have represented thousands of victims of asbestos-related diseases and their families throughout the last three decades. We have achieved significant results for our clients, regularly obtaining settlements and verdicts in excess of $1 million. We have recovered more than $1 billion dollars on behalf of our asbestos clients. Our work in asbestos litigation has made our law firm New England’s largest state-of-the-art legal solutions center for those who suffer from mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. Who is eligible for compensation? You may be eligible for compensation for an asbestos-related illness from one of several existing mesothelioma trust funds or by pursing a claim through litigation, veterans’ benefits or workers’ compensation. If you or a family member was diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness and the time limit has not expired, we can help you file a claim. How can I file a claim? When we meet to discuss your case, we explain the asbestos litigation process thoroughly, whether you want to file a claim for yourself or on behalf of a deceased family member. We take on personal injury cases for living asbestos victims and wrongful death cases for surviving family members whose loved ones succumbed to an asbestos-related disease. The time limits for filing personal injury and wrongful death claims vary by state. The attorneys at Thornton Law Firm assist clients nationwide in filing mesothelioma compensation claims. Who is responsible for paying my claim? The circumstances of your exposure to asbestos determine who is responsible for paying your claim. Your options may include the following: Bankruptcy trusts — Some companies that manufactured asbestos-containing products or used asbestos in the workplace sought bankruptcy protection for a variety of reasons. Some created mesothelioma funds during the course of the bankruptcy proceedings. Those funds are available to compensate mesothelioma patients. Litigation — One of our attorneys may recommend litigation as the best course of action to pursue mesothelioma compensation for lost income, pain and suffering, medical expenses, and loss of affection and services for family members. The vast majority of cases settle before trial, and mesothelioma settlement amounts vary widely. The law in your state can affect the type of monetary recovery available to you. Our attorneys can explain your options. Veterans’ benefits —The U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and National Guard used asbestos extensively for fireproofing, insulating and strengthening structures and vessels. If you suspect you were exposed to asbestos during your U.S. military service, you may file a claim for veterans’ benefits. Workers’ compensation — People exposed to asbestos in the workplace may be eligible for workers’ compensation. However, the compensation can be minimal and may bar a lawsuit against the employer, so it is highly advisable to get advice from a qualified mesothelioma attorney before choosing this option. Choose the experienced Boston, Massachusetts, mesothelioma attorneys at Thornton Law Firm , LLP Call Thornton Law Firm today and arrange a free consultation to discuss your case. We provide personalized legal services on a contingency-fee basis. You don’t pay if we don’t win. Contact us today at 1-888-632-0108 or visit us online.