Facts About Mesothelioma Settlements

Asbestos mesothelioma lawyers note that compensation in mesothelioma settlements varies on the claimant’s diagnosis, medical history, companies sued, where the claim is filed, proof of negligence and other factors. The majority of cases end in a settlement before reaching the courtroom. But some cases do go to trial, where a judge or jury can award significant compensatory and punitive damages.

If you or a loved one were diagnosed with asbestos mesothelioma, contact Attorney Group for more information. We can discuss your options in a free, no obligation consultation. If you decide to pursue a claim for compensation, we can connect you with an affiliated asbestos mesothelioma lawyer who can assist you throughout the legal process.

Important: The time you have to pursue a claim is limited. Contact us for more information.

No Two Asbestos Cases Alike

Settlement and verdict amounts often are tied to the cost of medical expenses, physical and mental distress, lost wages and bills that accumulate as patients move forward with an asbestos-related illness. Settlement examples include:

  • A judge in Missouri approved a $10 million settlement to an employee exposed to asbestos during renovation project.
  • A New York building maintenance employee received a $2 million settlement after developing mesothelioma.
  • A judge granted a $43 million settlement in Montana that covered more than 1,300 miners and their families.

According to asbestos.com, the average mesothelioma trial award is estimated at $2.4 million. The average mesothelioma settlement is between $1 million and $1.4 million and typically paid by multiple defendants. However, no cases are alike, and past recoveries do not influence the outcomes of future cases.

Affected parties should consult with an asbestos mesothelioma lawyer to learn more about their potential rights and remedies.

Injured Parties May Be Entitled to Compensation

Manufacturers have a duty to make products that are safe and free of defects. If this duty is breached, people injured as a result of the defect or unreasonable danger may be entitled to compensation for their injuries, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost Wages
  • Pain and suffering

If an unsafe product kills a person, family members may be eligible to seek compensation for the wrongful death of their loved one, including:

  • Medical expenses incurred prior to death
  • Loss of the deceased person’s economic support
  • Mental anguish caused by the loss of a loved one
  • Funeral expenses

People injured, or the family members of those killed, by a dangerous product are encouraged to seek legal counsel to determine their rights to compensation.

Contact Us For More Information

If you or a loved one were diagnosed with asbestos-related mesothelioma, contact Attorney Group for more information. You can fill out the form on this page, call us at the number listed at the top of the page, or email us at info@attorneygroup.com.

When you contact us, an attorney will follow up with you to speak with you about your case or answer questions that you might have. There is no cost or obligation to speak with us, and any information you provide will be kept confidential.

Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.

See our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information, and contact Attorney Group today.