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I have been represented by a law firm in Florida for asbestos,

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I have been represented by a law firm in Florida for asbestos, over the years I have received some compensation, they are now flying people to Florida to give Depositions in this Class Action law suit, My question is are the people giving the depositions the only ones getting the final compensation and if so can I demand to give a deposition due to the fact that my lungs are much worse where I am on oxygen everyday
Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking.

Have you signed a final settlement with the firm for your claim yet?

Are you still a plaintiff in the case and the case is still ongoing?
Thank you for your response, I have reported your other issue to customer service, but you should be able to continue responding here (opening new questions causes system problems for us as well). I apologize for any technical issues you are experiencing.

If you have not signed any settlement agreement and the case is still open, the fact they are bringing in other victims for depositions as part of the class action should not decrease your award amount, since each plaintiff's award is based on their own damages. You should keep your law firm up to date on your medical condition and any deterioration of that condition. However, just because they are bringing in other plaintiffs does not mean you will not get your damages due based on your damages.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

yes the case is still ongoing, I never signed a final agreement, and I am still a plaintiff

Thank you for your response.

If you never signed the final agreement, you are still involved in the suit and you will get your share based on the extent of your damage and injury sustained, which is why you have to keep your law firm updated on the severity of your condition and any changes.