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MRHFM Warns About Predatory Mesothelioma Compensation Websites on the Rise: Tips on How to Protect Yourself

The vast majority of law firms and organizations that work with mesothelioma victims are ethical and professional. Unfortunately, other types of organizations might not be trustworthy to work with. These organizations have only one goal in mind—to make money by promising large payouts and fast results without ever hearing the victim’s story.

“Unfortunately there are people who prey on those that are vulnerable and do not have the right resources that would help them make the best decision in dealing with a legal mesothelioma claim,” said Neil Maune, partner at MRHFM. “That is why it is one of our goals to educate and spread as much correct information to the public as possible about mesothelioma cancer, asbestos exposure and legal rights for victims through our website"

These types of organizations gain the trust of victims by claiming that they work directly with the federal government or federal programs for mesothelioma victims. Many operate under different names and websites to make them look more legitimate.

Fortunately, there are ways for victims to pinpoint predatory practices and protect themselves against unscrupulous organizations. The first defense is to become familiar with common pitches, claims, and fine print such as:

  •     Quick Cash for mesothelioma victims!
  •     We can help you locate the best mesothelioma compensation attorneys in the nation
  •     Call us Right Now to collect your money!
  •     {Organization Name} is not a legal firm
  •     {Organization Name} are not attorneys

If an organization looks questionable, first try and verify that the organization is actually working with the federal government by contacting the U.S. Government directly with the following contact information:

Call or Write to:

U.S. General Services Administration
Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies
1800 F Street, NW
Washington, DC 20405
1-800-FED-INFO (333-4636)


Federal Trade Commission
Bureau of Consumer Protection
601 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Neutral sources such as U.S. News & World Report and the Better Business Bureau can also be great sources to find out more about the organization. If these searches do not turn up any information about any given organization that claims to help mesothelioma victims, chances are this is not an honest organization.

If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, it is important to contact a trusted attorney to learn about your legal rights as a mesothelioma victim. MRHFM is a BBB Accredited Business with an A+ Rating and the attorneys at MRHFM have 100 years of experience exclusively dealing with mesothelioma victims and their families. Speak directly with an attorney at MRHFM today by calling 866-373-5000 or visit

About Maune Raichle Hartley French & Mudd, LLC
Maune Raichle Hartley French & Mudd, LLC is a mesothelioma law firm based in St. Louis, MO. With offices across the country, their size and exclusive focus on mesothelioma cases allows them to represent clients through the process as quickly as possible and maximize their clients’ recovery. The attorneys at MRHFM have represented thousands of victims exposed to asbestos. The firm has 29 attorneys across the country, 16 investigators, 7 client service managers, and additional support staff including paralegals and legal assistants. For more information about Maune Raichle Hartley French & Mudd, LLC, visit