Mesothelioma Legal Dictionary
The following list of Mesothelioma legal terms, definitions, and explanations are commonly used in Mesothelioma and asbestos lawsuits.
When you file a Mesothelioma lawsuit many these legal terms will be used in your Mesothelioma lawsuit. These will help give Mesothelioma patients and their families a better understanding of the most common and some uncommon terms related to a Mesothelioma lawsuit.
MESOTHELIOMA LEGAL TERMS
A – Mesothelioma Legal Terms
Additur – When a judge thinks that the jury has not recommended enough money for the plaintiff and orders that an additional amount be added to the total.
Adjudicated Asbestos Lawsuit
Amendment – A change to the plaintiff’s pleading or the defendant’s response. All amendments are filed with the court and given to the opposing side.
Appeal– After a trial judge enters a judgment, one of the parties may ask a higher-level court to review the judgment to make sure that it was justified.
Appellate– A word used to describe things having to do with the process of appeal. For example: the “appellate” court is a court with higher authority that the one where the trial was.
Asbestos Bankruptcy Funds
Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts
Asbestos Cancer-Causing Construction Material
Asbestos Manufacturers Can be Held Liable
Asbestos Related Claims
Asbestos Trust Fund
Asbestos Victims Compensation Fund
Asbestos in the Workplace
Assumption of the Risk
Award – A decision made by a court, usually involving money. A plaintiff may get an “award” of money from the defendant.
B – Mesothelioma Legal Terms
Bench Trial – Non-Jury Trial
Best Evidence Rule
Breach of Duty
Breach of Trust
Breach of Warranty
Burden of Proof
Bystander – Related to Product Liability
Bundled Mesothelioma Cases
Burden of Proof
C – Mesothelioma Legal Terms
Cause of Action
Choosing an Asbestos Lawyer
Client: The person who hires a lawyer for legal services.
Contingency fees: What a personal-injury attorney gets paid if he or she wins a case for the client. If the attorney loses the case, he or she does not get paid.
Collateral Source Rule
Contingency Fee Agreement
D – Mesothelioma Legal Terms
Deprived of the Companionship
Discovery: The process after a law suit is filed, but before trial begins, in which both sides gather and disclose as much information about a case as possible. Interrogatories, depositions and requests for production are all part of the discovery process.
Disfigurement in the Past and Future
Do-Not-Resuscitate Order – DNR
Durable Power of Attorney
E – Mesothelioma Legal Terms
F – Mesothelioma Legal Terms
Federal Employers Liability
File an Asbestos Claim
File a Mesothelioma Claim
Financial Assistance Mesothelioma Patients
G – Mesothelioma Legal Terms
H – Mesothelioma Legal Terms
I – Mesothelioma Legal Terms
Interrogatory: A set of questionnaires exchanged by the parties during the discovery process.
J – Mesothelioma Legal Terms
Joint and Several Liability
judgment: A decision given by a judge. Usually, a judgment is based on the jury’s verdict.
judgment notwithstanding the verdict( j.n.o.v .): A judge’s decision to throw out the jury’s verdict altogether and enter the opposite result.
Judgment Non Obstante Veredic to – JNOV
L – Mesothelioma Legal Terms
Last Will and Testament
Liable – Liability
Loss of Consortium
Loss of Future Earnings
Loss of Earning Capacity
Loss of Husband’s Care and Comfort
Loss of Husband’s Support and Companionship
Loss of Parental Care
Loss of Spousal and Parental Services
Loss of Spousal Support
Loss of Wages
M – Mesothelioma Legal Terms
Medical Expenses Plus Interest
Mesothelioma Free Consultation
Mesothelioma & Health Insurance
Mesothelioma Lawsuit Hearing
Mesothelioma Wrongful Death
N – Mesothelioma Legal Terms
Negligence Per Se
Nondurable Power of Attorney
O – Mesothelioma Legal Terms
P – Mesothelioma Legal Terms
Past and Future Damages
Pain and Suffering
Petition (or Complaint)
Plaintiff: The person or company that files a law suit.
Pleading: The official set of papers that explain the facts of a particular case and lists the legal theories that justify a demand of compensation.
Product liability: A legal theory that says a product was marketed or sold as being safe but was instead harmful or defective.
Physical Impairment in the Past and Future
Powers of Attorney
Preponderance of the Evidence
Product Identification – Asbestos
Q – Mesothelioma Legal Terms
Question of Fact
R – Mesothelioma Legal Terms
recover/recovery: To get a judgment of money. The money “recovered” is called the “recovery.”
remittitur: When a judge thinks that the jury has recommended that the plaintiff should get too much money and orders that an amount be subtracted from the total.
Request for Production
Reparations for Medical Expenses
Retain: To hire a lawyer.
S – Mesothelioma Legal Terms
Settlement/settle: The agreement reached between parties to a law suit to resolve the suit without going to trial. The parties agree to “settle” the suit, usually for a particular sum of money.
Sue: To bring a legal action against a person or company.
Social Security Records
Sophisticated Employer Defense
Springing Power of Attorney
Standard of Care
Standard of Proof
Statute of Limitations
T – Mesothelioma Legal Terms
Testifying at Trial
V – Mesothelioma Legal Terms
Victims Compensation Fund
Victims of Mesothelioma
Violating Asbestos Regulations
W – Mesothelioma Legal Terms
Workers Injured by Asbestos
Wrongful Death: A legal theory that says a person or company is lawfully responsible for another person’s death because of something irresponsible the person or company did.
Wrongful Death Claims
Wrongful Death Statute
Malignant Mesothelioma has been linked to workplace asbestos exposure.
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Malignant Mesothelioma is rare form of cancer that affects lining of the lungs, abdomen, heart, and major organs in the body. Mesothelioma is a disease in which malignant cancer cells are found in the sac lining the chest (pleura) or the abdomen (peritoneum). There are about 3,000 new malignant Mesothelioma cases diagnosed each year in the U. S. If you are experiencing any Mesothelioma symptoms you should contact a doctor immediately.
Diagnosed With Mesothelioma?
If you or a family member has been diagnosed with malignant Mesothelioma you are going to have a lot of questions about living with Mesothelioma and what legal options you have against asbestos manufacturers and asbestos companies for your asbestos exposure. Mesothelioma is a seriously deadly disease. According to the American Cancer Society with the average survival time for people with Mesothelioma is 4-18 months.
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Family Member Died From Mesothelioma?
If you have a family member that has died from Mesothelioma cancer you should immediately consult with an experienced Mesothelioma diagnosis lawyer about what compensation may be available to you from asbestos trust funds that total more than 30 billion dollars.
It is VERY IMPORTANT that you file your Mesothelioma claim within your states Statute of Limitations.
We have seen many families lose their right to file a lawsuit because their Statute of Limitations had expired while they were grieving. We know it is a tough time to grieve the loss of a loved one, but please do not let your Statute of Limitations expire for filing your Mesothelioma lawsuit. In most states the Statute of Limitations is 2-3 years. Some states have 6 year Statute of Limitations.
Mesothelioma Latency Period
Mesothelioma has a long latency period of 10-50 years. Many Veterans, Shipyard Workers, Construction Workers, Power Plant Workers, Mill Workers, Steel Workers, Railroad Workers, Pipefitters, Insulators, Electricians, Carpenters, Welders, Auto Mechanics, Veterans, Factory Workers, and laborers are living in the early stages of a variety of asbestos related diseases. Many Mesothelioma lawyers will not accept asbestosis, asbestos lung cancer, asbestosis, pleural plaques, pleural thickening, colon cancer and esophageal cancer cases.
There is More Than 30 Billion Dollars Set Aside for Mesothelioma and Asbestos Victims in Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts
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