Mesothelioma Compensation

If you have been diagnosed with Mesothelioma or Lung Cancer you could be entitled to significant compensation from both the Asbestos Trust Funds and asbestos product manufactures.

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Mesothelioma Compensation

If you have been diagnosed with Mesothelioma or Lung Cancer you could be entitled to significant compensation from both the Asbestos Trust Funds and asbestos product manufactures.

Contact us now for a FREE consultation.

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What is Mesothelioma?

Mesothelioma is an aggressive, deadly type of cancer. There are available treatments, but for most patients, this diagnosis doesn’t include hope for a cure. Despite the somewhat dismal prognosis, major strides have been made in treatment to improve quality of life and outcomes, including immunotherapy.

Asbestos exposure is the main risk factor for later developing mesothelioma. A mineral found naturally in the environment, the asbestos fibers are incredibly strong and heat-resistant. That strength made them useful in many industrial and construction applications in past decades, such as insulation, flooring, and shingles.

When asbestos breaks apart, the inhaled dust can be swallowed, leaving fibers to settle in the stomach or lungs. The settlement of these particles creates irritation that can lead to the development of mesothelioma.

It can be decades before mesothelioma develops after asbestos exposure.
Individuals who work or worked in certain occupations, such as miners, electricians, and plumbers, are at especially high risk of exposure. Insulators, shipyard and demolition workers, home remodelers, brake mechanics, and some military personnel are also at high risk of asbestos exposure.

Mesothelioma Compensation &
Payouts: What to Expect

If you receive compensation for mesothelioma, it’s a financial award. This award can be paid to the victim or their family members when they’re affected by this type of cancer.

Filing a Lawsuit for Asbestos Compensation

If you’re a survivor or a family member of someone diagnosed with mesothelioma, you might have the right to file an asbestos lawsuit. Eligibility may include providing documentation of your diagnosis, such as your medical reports from your hospital or doctor. Your age, date of diagnosis, and the state you lived in when exposed are all important factors.

The lawsuit could be filed in your state or where you were exposed to asbestos, but sometimes they can be filed in states where the company responsible set up their corporate offices. Individuals and their families file asbestos compensation claims to help with the high costs of treating and managing the disease. Compensation for an asbestos cancer diagnosis can provide needed funds for your medical costs and pain and suffering.

What Types of Asbestos Exposure Compensation Is Available?

Three primary types of asbestos compensation are available. These include:

Trust funds

Trial verdicts

Settlements

Trust Funds

If you were to develop mesothelioma following asbestos exposure made by a company that’s now bankrupt, your claim might go through that company’s trust fund. A trust fund claim typically includes a faster process than a lawsuit because the court system doesn’t handle them.

Compensation could go to the claimants a few months after beginning the process.


Around 60 trust funds are active, and approximately $30 billion is still available to the claimants. The Trust funds have paid more than $20 billion since the late 1980s.

Lawsuits

A personal injury lawsuit could lead to the recovery of funds to cover medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses.Working with a mesothelioma attorney can help you through the process so you can focus on your treatments and well-being. Two types of lawsuits are relevant to mesothelioma resulting from asbestos exposure. The first is a personal injury claim.

If you have mesothelioma, you would file a personal injury claim to cover medical bills and other expenses. If you have a loved one who died of mesothelioma, that person’s estate could file a wrongful death claim. If there’s no settlement and a case goes to trial, it’s up to a court or jury to decide. The trial’s verdict includes financial compensation if the defendant is found liable. Many factors affect the amount awarded, with each case being unique.

Settlements

In a settlement, the defendant agrees to pay the plaintiff in exchange for dismissing the lawsuit. Most mesothelioma lawsuits will be settled before trial, and the lawyer negotiates the settlement on your behalf. The advantages of a settlement for the defendant include that it’s cheaper than going to trial and paying legal fees, and they’re avoiding the risk of a loss at trial.

Average Payouts: The average trial payout for a mesothelioma case is around $2.4 million, with settlements averaging $1 million to $10 million. The compensation will differ in every case, and if it goes to trial, it’ll be up to the jury to determine the amount owed.

Who’s Eligible to Receive Asbestos Compensation?

Any person diagnosed with mesothelioma after asbestos exposure can file a compensation claim. By working with an attorney who’s an expert in this area, they can help you understand the likelihood of your case succeeding.


Family members who lose their loved ones to mesothelioma linked to asbestos exposure may also be able to file wrongful death claims.

The Steps For Filing a Compensation Claim

The steps that you would take to file a claim for compensation for asbestos exposure include:

Contact an attorney with experience. They will gauge how much you might be entitled to and help you understand the statute of limitations for your case. Your attorney will look at all aspects of your case and help you determine the best course of action. An experienced attorney will typically file the case within 30 days.

Once you have hired an attorney, they’ll conduct a discovery period. This is a time to learn about your exposure to asbestos on a deeper level, including identifying the products and places where you or your loved one was exposed.

After the discovery period, your attorney will have concrete facts and can review your options for trust funds and lawsuits.

If you file a lawsuit, you may receive an offer to settle, and your attorney will advise you on whether it’s best to resolve your claim through a settlement or move forward to a trial.

Your attorney’s primary goal is maximizing compensation rather than guaranteeing a specific amount.

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