Wondering what happens if you pass away before your mesothelioma lawsuit is settled is a very common worry. The way it works in the state of Louisiana, the family can move on with the lawsuit on your behalf should you pass aside before its resolution. A person named executor of your own estate will act as lead person in the lawsuit and any money healed from the judgment would be given to the estate's recipients. It's also probable in a few states for that members of the family to ask for compensation for their loss. Louisiana Mesothelioma attorneys at the Gertler Firm can respond to any questions you may have about this illness and your options for legal action.