Why Hire a Lawyer?

After a mesothelioma diagnosis, you need the best and most experienced asbestos lawyers on your side. Mesothelioma litigation is complex, and requires a team of lawyers, investigators, medical experts, and specialized mesothelioma researchers so that you can get the biggest payout. If you have family counting on you for financial support, hiring a lawyer means you are taking the first step toward financial security for your family.

We know that no amount of money from a lawsuit can make things right, but the money from a lawsuit can help your family cover costly medical bills and help support your loved ones at a time when you may be struggling financially.

Asbestos has been declared a
known human carcinogen

We Come to You

We have offices in California, Louisiana, New York and Texas, but we travel to all 50 states representing mesothelioma patients and families. We’ve represented clients and families like you in every state, making trips to the hospital and visiting clients at home.

When you hire our mesothelioma law firm, our attorneys do all of the work for you.


Do I Have to File a Lawsuit to Get Compensation for Mesothelioma?

If the company that exposed you to the carcinogenic asbestos has a trust fund set up for personal injury claims, you may not need to file a lawsuit to get a mesothelioma settlement.

If you do not want to file a lawsuit because you think you will not be able to fulfill court dates and other obligations, please listen closely.

By hiring legal counsel and filing a lawsuit against those responsible for your exposure, you will:

  1. Show Asbestos Companies that They Can’t Get Away With This
  2. Secure the Financial Future of Your Family
  3. Help Prevent Other Companies from Committing Similar Acts of Negligence

If you still do not wish to file a lawsuit, our mesothelioma lawyers can determine your eligibility for an out-of-court trust fund settlement from the asbestos companies that caused your cancer.

What Type of Mesothelioma Compensation Can I Ask For?

There are many types of compensation that you can ask for in a lawsuit, trust fund, or VA claim. Types of compensation that are common in personal injury cases include:


  • Medical Bill Reimbursement
  • Money for Time Off Work
  • Money for Pain, Suffering, and Mental Anguish
  • Compensation for the Salary You Would Have Earned from Working if Not Diagnosed with Mesothelioma
  • Punitive Damages to Punish the Company for Wrongdoing

If you lost a loved one to mesothelioma, you may still be able to seek compensation for all of the reasons listed above, in addition to wrongful death damages. Wrongful death claim eligibility varies by state, so check with our legal team to see if you qualify to file both claims and, if so, what specifically how you can be compensated for your loss.

You can ask for compensation for pleural mesothelioma cancer or any of the other less common but equally dangerous types including peritoneal, pericardial, sarcomatoid, epithelial, or other malignant mesothelioma.

What if I Die During the Trial Before the Lawsuit is Finished?

Unfortunately, the life expectancy for people after a diagnosis is 12 to 18 months. However, your family, spouse, and other dependents may be able to receive a future settlement in the event that you pass before a mesothelioma settlement or trial award is finalized. Don’t worry.


Our mesothelioma lawyers will make all of the arrangements at the beginning of your case to ensure that your spouse or other family member[s] can receive the money owed to you should you succumb to your illness before the lawsuit finishes.

How Much Does it Cost to Hire a Lawyer & File a Mesothelioma Lawsuit?

There is no cost to file a lawsuit because we operate on a contingency fee basis. You only pay us if we win a settlement, trial verdict award, or mesothelioma trust fund payment. We work out all of the details in a written contract, there are no hidden fees and your family will never have to pay anything out-of-pocket.

Why Choose Baron & Budd Over Other Law Firms?

When you hire Baron & Budd, you have our dedicated team of mesothelioma litigators, researchers, medical experts, and private investigators fighting for you.

  • Our law firm pioneered mesothelioma lawsuit claims starting in the 1970’s, representing some of the first mesothelioma victims.
  • Our attorneys represent families anywhere in the U.S.
  • We continue fighting everyday to secure mesothelioma compensation for victims like you because we care.
  • When our attorneys walk into the courtroom, the other attorneys representing asbestos companies know we can take the fight to the largest companies in the world..

That’s why you should hire Baron & Budd for your mesothelioma claim.


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Proudly Serving Clients Across the United States


Los Angeles Office
15910 Ventura Blvd #1600
Encino, CA 91436
Phone: (818) 839-2333

San Diego Office
603 N Coast Highway, Suite G
Solana Beach, CA 92075
Phone: (858) 225-7200


Dallas Headquarters
3102 Oak Lawn Ave #1100
Dallas, TX 75219
Phone: (214) 521-3605

Austin Office
N 7000 Mopac Service Rd #200
Austin, TX 78731
Phone: (512) 746-7605


New Orleans Office
1515 Poydras St #1400
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 641-4766

Baton Rouge Office
2600 Citiplace Dr
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Phone: (225) 927-5441

Washington, DC

The Watergate, Suite 10-A
600 New Hampshire Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: (202) 333-4562

We come to you, anywhere in the USA.

A Nationally Recognized Leader

Baron & Budd was selected to the National Law Journal’s “Plaintiffs’ Hot List” in 2002-2006, 2008 and 2011-2012 (published by American Lawyer Media).

The Legal 500 has selected Baron & Budd as a top law firm from 2007-2013 (Legalease, Ltd.).

Baron & Budd shareholder Russell Budd has been selected to The Best Lawyers in America 2014. Shareholder Scott Summy has been selected 2006-2014 (Woodward White, Inc.).