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Is Litigation Different from a Lawsuit?

Although the terms “litigation” and “lawsuit” are often mistakenly used interchangeably, there is a distinct difference between the two. While a lawsuit refers to the case that is actually brought before a court to resolve a difference between a plaintiff and a defendant, litigation refers to the actual process of taking such a case to court. Litigation involves research and documentation that is utilized during a case or trial in order to win the lawsuit. In the case of a mesothelioma lawsuit, litigation is the act of helping a victim or a family member of a victim of asbestos exposure seek financial help through a lawsuit.

If you or someone you know has been wrongfully exposed to asbestos and is now suffering the consequences, contact an experienced mesothelioma lawyer of Williams Hart today by calling us at 800-781-3955. Our attorneys may be able to get you compensation for your suffering.

Essential Differences

The realistic differences between “litigation” and an actual “lawsuit” may prove confusing to many people outside the legal field, but the main differences are as follows:

  • A lawsuit is the grievance that is brought in front of a court
  • Litigation is a process of taking a case to court
  • Litigation can also be referred to as the process that a lawsuit goes through after a lawsuit has been filed

While litigation and lawsuits are very closely related, understanding the differences is important. The best way to fully understand what is going on every step of the way during your lawsuit is to enlist the support of a knowledgeable attorney.

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If you or someone you know has been exposed to asbestos and now is suffering from mesothelioma, contact an experienced asbestos lawyer of Williams Hart today by calling 800-781-3955.

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