my father is dying of cancer from asbestos. He hired a lawyer. I talked to the lawyer recently. I asked him what would happen if he dies before the the suit is over. He told me it would turn into a wrongful death suit. He said the settlement would go to the estate. I asked him if the executor would have any access to the settlement and he stated no, it would go to the estate. My question is what exactly does he mean? I'm in my dads will as the beneficiary. My concern is the executor would have access or some claim to the settlement money if there was any. I'd appreciate some advice on this.