Q: My Mom is being represented by a Firm out of our state of residency . She got Cancer from using Round up.
We have heard of multiple settlements, with substantial payouts, related to the Round up Litigation. My Mom continues to get emails from the Firm handling her case telling her to be patient " they are working on it". Mom is becoming increasingly ill and cancer is spreading. What should we do if she passes away prior to receiving any payout? Is there a way to expedite her situation? Are we able to set up beneficiaries to receive any payout if she does Pass prior to payout? She told me I was set up as a beneficiary with the Firm if something happened to her. But, when I reached out the the Firm to provide them an update on my Moms condition, they said they do not set up or perform Beneficiaries related to the Round Up Litigation. What are our options?
A: A Virginia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. What you are describing sounds like a matter for a survival action, involving continuation of a lawsuit in such circumstances. These are governed by state law, if Virginia has such provisions, and only a Virginia attorney could advise on that. Reach out to attorneys to ask about whether this would be applicable to your situation. Good luck. I hope your Mom gets to see her case settle and gets to enjoy the fruits of a settlement in her lifetime.
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