Mesothelioma Legal Rights

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Have you or a loved one been diagnosed with mesothelioma? If so, there are legal options that may be available to you that can result in financial compensation for lost income and/or medical expenses. Learn more about legal rights associated with asbestos exposure and mesothelioma by completing the form below. We will do our best to respond to your inquiry within 24 hours and carefully answer any questions you may have.

Your Legal Rights as a Mesothelioma Victim

Let us help you understand your legal rights! If you have been wrongfully exposed to harmful asbestos and diagnosed with mesothelioma you may be eligible to pursue legal options. Each year thousands of individuals are diagnosed with and die from this incurable disease due to the negligence of asbestos manufacturers. These companies knew about the health risks associated with exposure to asbestos but neglected to inform employees or the general public about those risks for over 50 years. Our mesothelioma lawyers are focused on bringing justice to the asbestos companies that operated with unethical practices and obtaining compensation for those suffering with asbestos-related disease.

ELSM – Unparalleled Legal Expertise with a Demonstrated Track Record

The attorneys at Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney and Meisenkothen are some of the best mesothelioma lawyers in the country. Since 1980, ELSM has represented over 1900 mesothelioma victims in lawsuits against the asbestos industry and obtained some of the highest per case settlements in the country. A rare combination of aggressive, results oriented legal expertise and a caring and compassionate attitude toward the victims we represent, ELSM works hard at making justice work for you.

Meet the Team – Dedicated, Compassionate, Working for You

Attorney Jennifer Lucarelli, Senior Legal Assistant Annette Charlevois and Paralegal Kim Curnane will work with you throughout the litigation process to provide you close personalized attention and ensure that you receive the highest level of legal representation in the industry. Together, their goal is to ensure your comfort throughout the entire process, keep you informed and to obtain the highest settlement possible for your mesothelioma lawsuit.

  • Meet Attorney Jennifer Lucarelli

    Attorney Jennifer R. LucarelliAttorney Lucarelli has provided legal counsel to over 1,000 mesothelioma clients across the country and has obtained some of the highest financial settlements for those she represents. Today she continues to be one of the most highly sought after attorneys by mesothelioma victims. Attorney Lucarelli is a 1995 graduate of Yale University and a 1999 graduate of the University of Notre Dame School of Law. She joined the law firm of ELSM in 2002 and was named a Partner in 2010.

    Attorney Lucarelli is well-versed in both the legal and medical aspects of asbestos litigation. She demonstrates compassion and concern for the health and well-being of her clients first and foremost, and does not hesitate to share her wealth of knowledge about the latest clinical trials and mesothelioma treatment procedures that are available. She knows who the top mesothelioma experts are in the country as well as where the top medical centers are located.

    Attorney Lucarelli has extensive experience working with Veterans to help them receive VA disability compensation and service-related benefits that they are eligible for. Her knowledge about military service and shipyard asbestos exposure cases involving the U.S. Navy, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine is unparalleled. Much of this knowledge was acquired through the investigation of more than 500 ships, destroyers, cruisers, submarines and aircraft carriers that she has personally conducted. As a result, she has a solid understanding of how Veterans were exposed to asbestos while serving their country aboard the various vessels that they were stationed on.

    In addition to Veterans, Attorney Lucarelli has also represented countless other mesothelioma victims who worked in other types of trades and industry where asbestos exposure was prevalent. These industries include automotive, construction, railroad, carpentry and farming and the trades include machinists, insulators, pipefitters, plumbers, welders and boilertenders to name just a few.

    Attorney Lucarelli is admitted to practice law in Connecticut (1999), New York (2000) and the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut (2001). Attorney Lucarelli is also a member of the American Bar Association, the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association and the New York State Bar Association.

  • Meet Senior Legal Assistant Annette Charlevois

    Annette CharlevoisFor nearly twelve years, Annette has worked as a legal assistant at ELSM. She has personally helped over 600 mesothelioma victims and their families, across the country, to receive compensation for injuries sustained from exposure to asbestos. Annette is dedicated to providing our clients, and their families, with the highest level of personal and professional care and compassion. Her vast knowledge of both the medical and legal aspects of asbestos litigation makes her one of the best resources available to help clients and their families determine their legal options. She is also equipped to provide useful medical information including new and emerging treatment options, clinical trials, and locations of experienced mesothelioma specialists and cancer centers throughout the United States.

    Annette regularly represents Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen at educational conferences and symposiums related to asbestos and mesothelioma treatment and awareness, many of which are sponsored by the law firm of Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen. She has also advocated on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, on behalf of the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation, to raise awareness of the need for additional government funding to support the research of new mesothelioma treatments.

    Annette has particular expertise working with veterans who were exposed to asbestos while serving in the US Navy and, as a result, have developed mesothelioma. She helps veterans determine whether they may be eligible to receive government benefits related to military service, in addition to compensation from the asbestos companies, and provides assistance with the application process.

  • Meet Paralegal Kim Curnane

    Kim CurnaneKim Curnane is an experienced paralegal who has devoted her 30 year career to those suffering from mesothelioma and asbestos-related diseases. Kim has worked with many members of construction trade unions, automobile mechanics, and former military service members. Also, she has worked on many U.S. Navy cases and is very knowledgeable about the application process for VA benefits. Ms. Curnane has worked diligently to assist thousands of injured workers and their families. She is experienced on every aspect of an asbestos litigation case from start to successful conclusion. With her compassionate and caring nature, she gives special attention to each case she works on by offering guidance on a variety of concerns. She is able to provide helpful information regarding medical treatment, clinical trials, and physician and treatment centers across the country. She is a very dedicated person concerned with assisting you in standing up for your rights and offering support and guidance throughout the legal process.

Recent Settlements

ELSM has negotiated some of the highest per case settlement dollars in the country. View recent settlements below:

Occupation/Exposure (Age)
state - Settlement

Pipefitter/Household (61)
IL - $11,700,000

Plumber/Mechanic (53)
MA - $11,600,000

Bystander/Army (66)
CT - $11,600,000

Pipefitter (66)
RI - $11,300,000

Navy/Dry Wall Sprayer (49)
CA - $9,300,000

Household/Air Force (53)
RI - $8,900,000

Coast Guard/Engineer (63)
PA - $8,800,000

Maintenance/Construction (56)
NH - $8,600,000

Navy/Maintenance (56)
ME - $8,300,000

Household (70)
CA - $7,200,000