Mesothelioma compensation is determined based on the degree, type, and source of the victim's exposure to Asbestos. Anyone diagnosed with Mesothelioma or Asbestos Lung Cancer should find out what kind of compensation is available.
Our firm is experienced and dedicated to precisely that kind of investigation, and we are almost always able to determine the Asbestos exposure even in cases where the source is unknown to the family.
Exposure to Asbestos is the only known medical cause of Mesothelioma and has affected the lives of thousands of people and their families.
How to Obtaining Mesothelioma Compensation
To obtain mesothelioma compensation, you must file an Asbestos claim or a Mesothelioma lawsuit within the applicable statute of limitations of your state. You may have several options for filing, depending on the specific nature of Asbestos exposure.
Our attorneys will help you navigate through documenting your work exposures, as well as, your family members' work history.
We have the knowledge and tools to get you the highest Asbestos compensation possible. It is essential to get legal assistance with your claims - whether you decide to file in or out of court.
Victims without proper legal representation often receive nothing or settle for an amount worth much less than the compensation to which they are entitled.
At Flint Law Firm we excel at representing people who were injured as a result Asbestos exposure. We believe the verdicts and settlements our attorneys have achieved are a great reflection of our dedication to our clients' satisfaction. Here are some of our latest results:
An Ohio jury awards Second-hand Asbestos exposure victim $27,500,000
Philadelphia jury awards $25,200,000 to Navy Machinist and family
Navy Veterans awarded $14,000,000 in consolidated Mesothelioma verdict
Jury verdict of $11,200,000 awarded to Pipe Insulator in Texas
Baltimore jury awards $9,936,000 verdict to second-hand Asbestos exposure victim
Estate of Mesothelioma victim awarded $6,500,000 in Philadelphia trial
Illinois jury awards $6,022,814 verdict for Illinois Pipefitter
Texas jury awards $5,500,000 to a family of Asbestos Lung Cancer victim
Mendoza vs. AC&S, In the District Court, Bexar County, Texas - Jury Verdict: $3,800,000
Lehmann vs. Harbison Walker et. al., District Court, Milam County, TX - Jury Verdict: $3,000,000
Willis vs. Bondex et. al., In the Circuit Court, Sangamon County, Illinois - Jury Verdict: $2,000,000
Stralo v. IMO Industries, et. al., Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas - Jury Verdict: $2,450,000.00
Reicker v. Bondex International, et. al., Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas - Jury Verdict: $1,800,000.00
Who Is Responsible For Endangering Millions Of Americans?
Companies who supplied, distributed, or manufactured Asbestos containing products bear the responsibility to warn the public of the dangers of Asbestos from the time they knew it was a cancer-causing material.
All of these companies had a history of knowledge that Asbestos was a carcinogen, many companies had experiences with the death of their workers, and these companies also had published studies on Asbestos toxicity, meant they knew as early as the 1940s.
Each company we hold responsible knew the dangers of Asbestos - at least by the 1950s or 1960s. Additionally, they knew about Asbestos exposures, discussed the potential hazards of Asbestos to their workers and the public, and remarkably chose to continue using Asbestos instead of fiber-glass or other safer alternatives.
This money has been set aside by the federal court's bankruptcy trusts because the latency period (the time between Asbestos exposure and an Asbestos-related disease) can be several decades. The Courts made sure that a compensation system was in place for future victims who were not yet diagnosed.
Mesothelioma victims and their loved ones may apply for these funds to compensate for pain and suffering, medical expenses, and in some cases wrongful death.
A lawsuit in the civil justice system can be pursued against companies that are still in business. Mesothelioma lawsuits come in two types: personal injury and wrongful death.
Personal injury lawsuits are available for people who are diagnosed with mesothelioma. They can file a personal injury lawsuit for themselves or for a family member who is too ill to file it personally.
Types of mesothelioma compensation that are common in a mesothelioma personal injury case include:
Compensation for Medical Bills
Compensation for Time Off from Work
Compensation for Pain and Suffering
Compensation for the Salary You Would Have Earned from Working if Not Diagnosed with Mesothelioma
Wrongful death lawsuits are pursued on behalf of a family member who lost their lives because of an asbestos-related illness.
A family member or a legal representative may be able to file for mesothelioma wrongful death lawsuit or claims. Common damages received by family members in wrongful death lawsuits or claims include:
Loss of Consortium
Loss of Financial Support
Money for Wages the Victim Would Have Earned in a Lifetime
Personal Compensation for an Asbestos Victim
An Asbestos victim may recover damages due to pain and suffering, the loss of quality of life, medical costs, and lost income paid by the companies ultimately responsible for the exposure to Asbestos.
To qualify, you must be diagnosed with cancer by tissue or fluid biopsy. There are several cancers of the respiratory or digestive systems that may qualify for compensation, but one of our attorneys would need to speak with you to determine your eligibility.
How To Obtain Personal Compensation?
Submitting a claim is done through your attorney and is affected by the statute of limitations of the relevant state. The clock starts ticking from the moment you received an asbestos-related diagnosis.
Only an asbestos experienced attorney can tell you how the statute of limitations may be applied to your specific situation. Please call us even if you think you are past your deadline or another firm has told you they cannot help. However, do not wait to call because once you are past the applicable deadline, your claim will be forever barred.
Based on the applicable state law, there is a possibility that you may also obtain Workers' Compensation benefits due to your Asbestos diagnosis. Different deadlines govern Workers' Compensation claims, and again only speaking to an attorney will protect those rights. Our Mesothelioma lawyers can advise you on your best course of action and determine your best path towards compensation.
If You Have Been Diagnosed With Asbestos Related Disease, We Recommend:
A Will or Testament! - Because of the dangerous nature of Mesothelioma and Asbestos Lung Cancer, we recommend that all of our clients obtain a will.
Although we will work to get you compensation as fast as possible, we cannot accurately predict the timing of future settlements or judgments.
Doing estate planning is ultimately less stressful for you and your loved ones. It will also allow your attorneys to continue with a claim for your family in case something should happen before your case is completed.
We're Here To Help!
We are aware of the stress caused by your diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Because your time is valuable and sensitive we will work around your schedule.
Contact us today, we can usually tell within a few minutes whether we can help or not. If we cannot help you, we will try to direct you to someone who can.
We are available 24/7 by phone: (855) 883-6447, case evaluation form and online chat. As always, any consultation with our attorneys is confidential and free. We only receive a fee for our services if you decide to hire us and we are successful in obtaining compensation for you and your family.
Time Is Of The Essence
Throughout the years, we have seen many asbestos victims (or their families) lose their right to file for asbestos claims or initiate a lawsuit because the Statute of Limitations had expired while they were seeking medical treatment or grieving a loved one.
Please don't let this happen to you, Call as today for Free - No Obligation Case Evaluation, Toll-Free: (855) 883-6447 and let us protect all your legal rights.
Mesothelioma Compensation For Family Members
Family members of victims of Mesothelioma, Asbestos Lung Cancer or Asbestosis are entitled to compensation for the damages inflicted on their loved ones.
Qualifying relatives include a surviving spouse and biological or adopted children of the deceased. Other family members might qualify - including any named beneficiaries of an estate.
Because medical science has established that Mesothelioma can only be caused by Asbestos, a diagnosis of Mesothelioma almost always means that there is a negligent source of Asbestos exposure.
Often the exposure can be traced to companies that manufactured, supplied or distributed products containing Asbestos.
When a company or other commercial entity is responsible for the death of another person, a Wrongful Death Claim may be filed. In some states, there is also a "survival action" that may be pursued.
Wrongful Death Mesothelioma Compensation Amounts
Compensation amounts are not a fixed number. Some of the factors that determine the amount of compensation in an Asbestos-Mesothelioma Wrongful Death lawsuit include the following:
Where the victim lived, worked, or served in the military;
Type of exposure to specific Asbestos products or materials;
Years the exposure occurred;
The degree of physical or mental anguish the deceased experienced as a result of the disease;
Whether the victim is survived by a spouse, children or other relatives;
Amount of medical bills and personal expenses spent as a result of contracting the disease;
Age at the time of diagnosis and the relative health of the individual.
Asbestos-Mesothelioma Wrongful Death Damages:
Loss of earnings includes money lost that would have been available if the victim were alive. This can include financial support of children - even adult children. Medical treatment costs, travel for medical treatment, and funeral/burial expenses are also part of economic damages.
Emotional loss of a loved one can be grounds for compensation. When there is a loss of companionship, love, nurturing, and guidance, then surviving family members may claim this loss of relationship as part of their damages.
Punitive damages are created to punish the defendant for wrongdoing, which may not necessarily be a part of a Wrongful Death Case. Punitive damage awards are rare and only awarded at the verdict stage of a trial.
How to Obtain Compensation For A Family Member?
If you believe you may be entitled to compensation for the loss or injury of a loved one, please call one of our experienced attorneys, Toll-Free: (855) 883-6447 or fill out the Free Consultation Form. We will apply the relevant state law and advise you if you are able to file a claim or participate in an existing case.
The deadlines or "statutes of limitation" that apply to Mesothelioma wrongful death cases are complex, and we would advise you call us for advice about your specific potential case. You should call even if you believe it has been too long, or another firm has turned you down. Let us see if we can help!
You should call even if you believe it has been too long, or another firm has turned you down. Let us see if we can help!
Find Out Right Now If You Can Obtain Compensation
At Flint Law Firm, our Mesothelioma attorneys have years of experience representing families who have been affected as the result of the death of a loved one due to Asbestos.
If you contact one of our Mesothelioma lawyers, it will take just a few minutes to know if you are eligible to file a Wrongful Death Claim. We can advise you of the possible legal deadlines that affect your potential claim and explain how to preserve your rights under the law.
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