Medical lawsuits usually involve some kind of malpractice, but may also be filed against drug companies related to side effects of medications that were not adequately disclosed to the patient. Often these kinds of medical lawsuits are filed collectively by a group of people who were harmed in a process called a class action lawsuit.
Medical malpractice is professional negligence by act or omission by a health care provider in which the treatment provided falls below the accepted standard of practice in the medical community and causes injury or death to the patient, with most cases involving medical error.
Medical malpractice law is highly regulated by a complex body of rules, which vary considerably from state to state, so it's often essential to get advice or representation from a lawyer.
In almost all cases, a person who has been diagnosed with mesothelioma has the right to recover compensation. The spouse of the person diagnosed also has a claim for injuries.