A person with mesothelioma or a member of their family can sue a company that put them in contact with asbestos. Most disagreements can be worked out without going to court. The average amount paid to end most lawsuits is between $1 million and $2 million. The average verdict in a court case is between $5 million and $11.4 million. Most of the time, people with mesothelioma file lawsuits because they were hurt or someone else died because of their illness. These let people with mesothelioma or their family members sue the company or parties responsible for their asbestos exposure for money. In a mesothelioma case, the average amount won is $2.4 million.
As someone who was exposed to asbestos, you have the right to file a mesothelioma lawsuit against those who are to blame. A personal injury lawsuit lets a person who was hurt by asbestos exposure get justice and money from the companies that were to blame. A wrongful death lawsuit is a way for a family to get justice for a loved one who died because of asbestos. Mesothelioma patients or their family members may be able to sue the companies that put them in danger by letting them work with asbestos. Most mesothelioma lawsuits are settled out of court, without the client even having to go to court. In the last 40 years, Sokolove Law has helped its clients get back billions of dollars. Let us file your lawsuit and fight for you to get the money you are owed.
Types of Mesothelioma Lawsuits:
1.Mesothelioma Personal Injury Lawsuit
Personal injury lawsuits for mesothelioma are filed while the person with the cancer is still alive. The person with mesothelioma is the plaintiff, and the companies that made products with asbestos are the defendants.
The amount of compensation for a personal injury is based on:
- How old the person was
- The cost of medical care
- If the victim can no longer work, lost wages
- The number of people named as defendants in the suit (such as a spouse and children)
- Pain and trouble
- Travel expenses
2.Mesothelioma Wrongful Death Lawsuit
If a loved one has died from mesothelioma, the person in charge of their estate may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit on their behalf. Most of the time, the person in charge of an estate is a family member, like a spouse or an adult child. However, the court can appoint anyone as the representative. A man and a woman talk to a lawyer about filing a mesothelioma lawsuit.
Also, if the person with mesothelioma dies before the case is over, the person’s estate can usually keep going with the personal injury lawsuit. Sadly, this happens a lot because mesothelioma is often not found until it has already spread.
3.Mesothelioma Class-Action Lawsuits and Multidistrict Litigation
Lawyers for people with mesothelioma don’t think that class-action lawsuits or multidistrict litigation (MDL) are the best way for victims to get fair compensation. In a class-action lawsuit, many people with diseases caused by asbestos can file a lawsuit at the same time. If they win their case, they will all get the same amount of money. With an MDL, a judge is chosen to hear all similar cases that have been filed in a federal court. Both types of lawsuits let the court system handle multiple cases at once, but in the past, they have given much less money to people who were exposed to asbestos than a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit would. Because of this, they almost never get filed anymore.
Who Can File a Lawsuit For Mesothelioma?
People who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, asbestosis, lung cancer, or other diseases caused by asbestos may be able to file a lawsuit to get money damages. Mesothelioma lawsuits are a type of product liability lawsuit that is used to get money from companies that made asbestos products and didn’t do their jobs right. This money is used to pay for treatments and other costs.
There Are Several Benefits Of Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit:
- Pay for your medical bills
Mesothelioma needs aggressive, expensive treatments from doctors who specialize in mesothelioma.
During the first year of treatment, many people owe more than $400,000 in medical bills.
- Manufacturers should be held responsible
Mesothelioma is only known to be caused by being around asbestos. For decades, manufacturers ignored the dangers of this deadly mineral because they cared more about making money than about people’s health. Because of this, they put the lives of millions of American workers, veterans, and their families in danger.
- Give your family a safe financial future.
With the money from mesothelioma lawsuits, your family can have a stable future. Even if you or a family member have to take time off work so that you can get treatment, you can get money to make up for this.