Mesothelioma Compensation | Amounts for Victims & Families
Compensation for Mesothelioma varies depending on the type of case. Compensation can come from asbestos trust funds, settlements, or jury verdicts. Settlements average about $1 million, and verdicts average $2.4 million. Compensation from trust funds can take less than a year. The time frame for payments resulting from trials or settlements varies case-by-case basis.
The average amount of compensation for Mesothelioma
Average mesothelioma payouts vary depending on the type of claim and several other factors. Mile’s annual court report: Asbestos lists the average mesothelioma compensation amount, including:
The average verdict in a mesothelioma lawsuit is about $2.4 million.
Average mesothelioma settlement payments range from $1 million to $1.4 million.
Trust fund payouts vary widely. High-paying trusts can award $125,000 or more. Individuals can claim compensation from more than one trust.
Guidelines for using the Mesothelioma Compensation Calculator
Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that can affect many aspects of your body. This usually damages the lining of the lungs, which can slowly incapacitate you and eventually lead to death.
This is often caused by exposure to asbestos. Asbestos is a material that consists of fibers and was previously used in building materials. Dust can be created when asbestos-containing materials are damaged, allowing asbestos fibers to enter the lungs and cause damage when inhaled.
You could file a claim if you were exposed to asbestos because of your employer’s negligence. This is where our mesothelioma compensation calculator can help. It can quickly and easily inform you of the amount you can receive.
You need to provide the type of injury, the circumstances surrounding how it happened, and the value of any lost earnings you want to include in the claim.
What is Mesothelioma?
Mesothelioma is a type of cancer commonly occurring in people exposed to asbestos. It develops in the mucous membrane that covers the exterior of some internal organs. It usually affects the lungs but can also affect the stomach, testicles, or heart.
According to the NHS, Mesothelioma is very difficult to treat, partly because symptoms usually do not appear for decades after asbestos exposure. Cancer can also affect people differently depending on the part of the body affected.
For example, pleural Mesothelioma that affects the lungs has the following symptoms:
In contrast, symptoms of Mesothelioma found in the lining of the stomach include:
Abdominal swelling or pain
A feeling or disease
Constipation or diarrhea
Technically, Mesothelioma can affect more than one part of your body. This is called diffuse Mesothelioma.
If you want to file a claim or have any questions, please call our consultants for free legal advice at the phone number at the top of this page.
What damages and benefits can you claim?
There are two possible claim points when filing mesothelioma claims, as with any personal injury claim. General damages are associated with physical pain, psychological harm, and reduced quality of life due to injury or illness.
Meanwhile, special damages refer to consequential financial losses. This means you can claim things like:
Loss of income
Loss of future income
Prescriptions or medications
You are not guaranteed special damages just because you were awarded general damages. You need to provide proof of your damages.
However, you cannot get special damages unless the courts award general damages. This is because the defendant will not be held liable for your injuries if you are not awarded general damages. Because of this, they are also not responsible for any expenses you may incur due to their use.
About mesothelioma and compensation claims
This section describes aspects of the disease in more detail, including how you can develop Mesothelioma and potential risk factors. Remember that if you have further questions about the claims process, you can always contact a member of our team for free legal advice.
How do people get Mesothelioma?
This type of cancer is usually caused by exposure to asbestos. Asbestos is a natural fibrous material used in the construction industry.
When these fibers are inhaled, they can damage the lining of the lungs. The damage usually happens over time and takes a long time to show before you get sick.
Asbestos is not dangerous if left alone. When the material breaks down, releasing asbestos-containing dust that can be inhaled, there is a risk of developing Mesothelioma.
Risk factors for Mesothelioma
According to Cancer Research UK, four main risk factors can lead to the development of Mesothelioma. The main risk factor is asbestos because it can affect your lungs. Secondary risk factors are:
Aerolite belongs to a group of minerals called zeolites. It has been used in various products such as soil conditioners and animal feed.
You must have encountered this while working in the mining industry. Similarly, you may come into contact with fluoroadenite.
If you are an artist, you may also be at risk of developing Mesothelioma. This is because the paint contained asbestos as a filler. This means that if you are working on these areas.
|Mesothelioma||Severe||£63,650 to £114,460||Mesothelioma causing extreme and severe pain, impairing function and quality of life. Duration of pain and suffering will be a contributing factor to determining the amount of compensation.|
|Lung cancer||Fatal in most cases||£70,030 to £97,330||While it might be as painful as Mesothelioma, lung cancer will be more protracted.|
|Asbestosis||Severe||£35,500 to £105,850||Asbestosis and pleural thickening. It can cause progressive symptoms of breathlessness due to lessening lung function. It can progress to cause more severe breathlessness.|
|Post-traumatic stress disorder||Severe||£56,180 to £94,470||Permanent effects on a person’s mental health and well-being stop them from working and impair them from functioning at anything like the level they were before the trauma.|