What’s In Our Free MesoKit?

Our free MesoKit provides resources specially developed with the patient and caregiver in mind. You will get the information necessary to better understand mesothelioma and the journey ahead, including:

  • A 58-page booklet designed to help you get the best cancer treatment.
  • A 10-chapter book on understanding this rare disease, including the causes, side effects and coping strategies, and information on setting up a caregiver team.
  • Helpful responses to some of the most commonly asked questions regarding exposure to asbestos and your legal options.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is a form of cancer that attacks the lining of the lungs, heart and the abdomen. Symptoms of the disease often mimic those of less serious illnesses, and it can take decades for symptoms to become apparent. There is only one cause of mesothelioma – the ingestion or inhalation of asbestos fibers.

How are people exposed to asbestos?

There are many ways that people can suffer asbestos exposure. Power plant workers, commercial and residential construction workers, oil and chemical plant workers, other types of industrial workers and those in the military are just a few of the groups who were very likely exposed to asbestos on a daily basis. Other asbestos victims are exposed to asbestos by the exposed person bringing the fibers home on their clothing to their unknowing family members. This is called secondary exposure or household exposure.

I’m a former member of the military who was exposed to asbestos during my service. If I file a lawsuit, will I be suing the government?

No. You will not be suing the government or the branch of the military in which you served. You will be taking action against the companies that sold asbestos and asbestos-containing machinery to the military.

How much time will it take to get compensation?

All cases are different, and there is no guarantee that you will be awarded compensation. There are several factors that affect how fast it takes to get compensation, including the State of filing, living or deceased client, types of exposures and many others. However, if you are eligible it usually takes anywhere from six months to two years. There are certain situations where cases and compensation may be expedited.

How is Baron & Budd compensated?

Baron & Budd works on a “contingency fee” basis, meaning that our firm only recovers attorney’s fees if we recover compensation for you and your family. We receive a percentage of any money you may be awarded, whether that is through a courtroom judgment or a settlement. You will never pay us anything upfront. In addition, we offer free consultations to prospective clients.