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San Francisco Mesothelioma Attorneys

Our experienced San Francisco mesothelioma lawyers can help you pursue compensation for asbestos exposure injuries. Contact Levin Simes for a free consultation.

Why Do You Need a San Francisco Mesothelioma Lawyer?

There are roughly 3,000 new mesothelioma cases each year. Since asbestos exposure is almost exclusively the cause of all mesothelioma diagnoses, it means negligence was likely involved. Levin Simes has won the largest individual plaintiff verdict in California history, and we can help you too.

Mesothelioma is a devastating disease that often stems from exposure to asbestos, and its impact can be both physically and emotionally overwhelming.

Our mesothelioma legal services in San Francisco include a free initial consultation, an investigation of the source of your exposure to prove liability, and legal guidance throughout the process. We negotiate with opposing counsel on your behalf, and are prepared to take your case before a judge if the other side does not offer a fair settlement.

Beyond legal representation, we offer support, resources, and guidance to help you and your family cope with the challenges posed by mesothelioma. If you or a loved one are facing the devastating effects of mesothelioma in California, don't hesitate to reach out to our experienced legal team. Located in San Francisco, we can be reached online or by calling (415) 426-3000 to explore your legal options.

Read on to find out what damages may be available in a mesothelioma lawsuit, and how our attorneys can help.

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What Damages Are Available From a San Francisco Mesothelioma Lawsuit?

Mesothelioma lawsuits can provide compensation for various damages that patients and their families have incurred due to asbestos exposure and resulting illness. 

Here are some common types of damages that may be sought in a mesothelioma lawsuit:

  • Medical expenses: Mesothelioma treatment can be expensive, including costs for surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, medication, doctor's visits, and other medical services. Compensation may cover both current and future medical expenses related to the disease. Also if the patient needs to travel for specialized medical treatment or consultations related to mesothelioma, the associated travel and accommodation expenses may be considered as part of the damages.
  • Lost wages: If the patient is unable to work due to mesothelioma or its treatments, they may be eligible to receive compensation for lost wages, including future earning potential that has been impacted by the illness.
  • Pain and suffering: This category of damages seeks to compensate the injured person for physical pain, emotional distress, and diminished quality of life caused by mesothelioma and its ongoing care. Family members may also seek compensation for the loss of companionship, support, and services that the victim would have provided if not for the illness.
  • Punitive damages: In cases where the responsible parties' actions were especially irresponsible or knowingly unsafe, punitive damages may be awarded. These damages are intended to punish the defendant for their misconduct and to serve as a deterrent to similar behavior in the future.
  • Wrongful death expenses: In the unfortunate event of a mesothelioma-related death, the family may be eligible to recover expenses associated with the funeral, burial, or memorial services.

If you or a loved one is considering pursuing a mesothelioma lawsuit, it's crucial to consult with experienced legal counsel who can provide personalized guidance based on your unique situation. 

The damages your mesothelioma lawyer demands from the other side should reflect the actual cost of your injury — from bills, to losses in time and enjoyment, to the emotional effect this illness has on your whole family. Contact Levin Simes at (415) 426-3000 for personalized attention to your needs

What Does a San Francisco Mesothelioma Law Firm Do For Your Case?

Levin Simes has years of experience in navigating the complex legal landscape surrounding asbestos exposure and pursuing compensation for individuals and families. Here's what our San Francisco mesothelioma law firm typically does for asbestos-related injury cases:

1. Case Evaluation and Consultation

Our attorneys will start by assessing the details of your case, including the circumstances of asbestos exposure, the diagnosis of mesothelioma, and any potential liable parties. We provide our prospective clients with a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation to lay out your legal options. 

During the consultation, we will explain your rights, the legal process, potential negotiation strategies, and the expected outcomes. We do this so you can make an informed decision about how to move forward with the case.

2. Investigation and Identification of Responsible Parties

A crucial aspect of building a strong case is a thorough investigation. Our law firm will gather relevant evidence — such as medical records, employment history, and exposure sources — to establish a clear link between asbestos exposure and your illness. 

Mesothelioma cases often involve multiple parties, including manufacturers, employers, contractors, and distributors that contributed to asbestos exposure. Levin Simes will work to identify all potentially responsible parties and assess their liability.

3. Lawsuit Filing and Negotiations

Based on the collected evidence and identified parties, your mesothelioma attorney from Levin Simes will develop a legal strategy tailored to your specific case. This may involve filing a lawsuit, negotiating settlements, or a combination of both, depending on the circumstances.

If litigation is pursued, our law firm will file the necessary legal documents on your behalf, including complaints, petitions, and other court filings. We will manage all legal procedures and deadlines associated with the lawsuit so you need not worry about the paperwork.

Many mesothelioma cases are resolved through negotiations, often involving settlements with liable parties or their insurers. Your lawyer will engage in negotiations to secure the best possible outcome for you, taking into account medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.

4. Litigation at Trial (If Necessary)

If a fair settlement cannot be reached through negotiations, our law firm is fully prepared to represent you in court. In that scenario, we will present your case before a judge or jury, and advocate for the compensation you deserve.

The decision to settle or pursue trial litigation is ultimately your decision to make based on your needs and circumstances at that time. Throughout the process, our mesothelioma attorneys will provide updates to keep you informed about the progress of your case. 

5. Maximizing Compensation Results 

The ultimate goal of a mesothelioma lawsuit is to secure the maximum compensation possible for you and your family. Results should cover medical expenses, lost wages, and all other possible emotional damages caused by such a devastatingly preventable illness.

We do this by utilizing resources like expert witnesses in the fields of oncology (cancer treatment) or pulmonology (the respiratory system). Occupational health experts may be brought in to establish the jobsite or residential building failures that led to your asbestos exposure. 

Additionally, economic and vocational experts can testify to how much the care for your treatment will cost in the coming years, and what kind of limitations are associated with mesothelioma symptoms that affect your skills and ability to work, drive, or tend to ordinary tasks in life.


Choosing an experienced mesothelioma law firm is essential to ensuring that your case is handled holistically. At Levin Simes, we leave no stone unturned in seeking real, tangible results that will improve your life and your family’s future.

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Contact Experienced San Francisco Mesothelioma Attorneys

Reaching out to a lawyer is the first step on your path toward recovering a better quality of life. Our San Francisco mesothelioma attorneys give our undivided attention to each client to achieve satisfactory results.

Why Hire Levin Simes

At Levin Simes, we understand the challenges faced by those diagnosed with mesothelioma, and we are here to offer our legal experience, compassion, and relentless pursuit of justice. With years of experience in asbestos litigation, our team of highly skilled attorneys can provide you with the legal support you need during these difficult times.

Reach us by filling out our online contact form, or calling us directly at (415) 426-3000. All communications are held in the strictest of confidence. We are on hand to guide you through every step of your journey towards justice. 

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Why should you?

Reaching out to a lawyer is the first step on your path towards recovering a better quality of life. At Levin Simes, we give our undivided attention to each client, and all communications are held in the strictest of confidence. We are on hand to guide you through the process and support you at every step of the way. Contact us by filling out the form or calling us directly at (415) 993-9989.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many people are diagnosed with asbestos-caused mesothelioma each year?

Mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure is diagnosed in roughly 3,000 people every year. The only known cause of malignant mesothelioma is exposure to the mineral group asbestos. 

There is a long latency between asbestos exposure and mesothelioma development, usually 20 years or longer. Asbestos has been known to cause asbestosis and cancer since 1933. Exposures that occurred in the following decades could have been prevented with proper safety procedures or asbestos removal. 

How does asbestos exposure cause cancer?

Asbestos particles can be breathed in or ingested, and may embed in the soft tissue of the throat, lungs, and stomach. Those particles then damage the cells, causing inflammation and genetic changes that lead to uncontrolled cell growth. Unchecked cell growth leads to the development of tumors, particularly mesothelioma.

What are mesothelioma bankruptcy trusts?

Many asbestos bankruptcy trusts exist to compensate victims of mesothelioma disease. You may be eligible to file claims without filing a lawsuit with these trusts. To establish a claim, investigators and lawyers at Levin Simes will need to evaluate your case and build evidence of your diagnosis, medical history, work history, and exposure history. Contact us to review your eligibility and options.

How long do I have to file a mesothelioma lawsuit in San Francisco, and how much will it cost?

The statute of limitations or deadline for filing a mesothelioma lawsuit varies by state. In San Francisco and California, that timeline may be as short as 1 year from the date of diagnosis (or date of death if the disease was only discovered after a loss of life). 

At Levin Simes, our mesothelioma lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. This means we only collect our service costs if we win your case. This arrangement allows you to access legal representation without needing to pay attorney fees before a settlement is achieved.

Time is of the essence, and you have nothing to lose by pursuing a mesothelioma lawsuit. Contact us by calling (415) 426-3000 as soon as possible — we may be able to represent you right away for no upfront cost.