If you or your family member is suffering the burden of mesothelioma due to asbestos exposure in the workplace or otherwise, a mesothelioma lawsuit may be the right course of action for you and your family.
There are two types of mesothelioma lawsuits: a personal injury lawsuit and a wrongful death lawsuit. These lawsuits allow cancer patients or their loved ones to seek compensation from the company or companies responsible for exposing them to asbestos. The average compensation in mesothelioma cases that go to trial is $2.4 million.
Personal Injury Mesothelioma Lawsuit
A patient diagnosed with mesothelioma can file a personal injury lawsuit against the entity responsible for their asbestos exposure. Asbestos liability is rooted in a company’s failure to warn consumers or employees about the dangers linked to asbestos inhalation. This toxic mineral can not only cause mesothelioma (a type of cancer that affects the chest and stomach lining) but other types of cancers, harmful weight loss, lung scarring, chronic cough, and more.
If a personal injury lawsuit is successful, the person receives compensation for their illness.
Wrongful Death Mesothelioma Lawsuit
The estate of a deceased mesothelioma patient is also entitled to file a wrongful death lawsuit and seek compensation for funeral costs, lost income, and medical expenses. Additionally, if a patient files a personal injury mesothelioma lawsuit and passes away before a settlement is reached, their estate may continue the claim. If compensation is granted, the estate is the beneficiary.
Mesothelioma Lawsuit Eligibility
To be eligible to file a mesothelioma claim, patients must prove their diagnosis with medical reports from their treatment provider and be able to document their asbestos exposure through detailed descriptions and testimony, as well as employment records. If you lost a loved one to mesothelioma, you can serve as a representative of their estate to file a wrongful death lawsuit on their behalf, but keep in mind the burden of proof listed above.
If an asbestos company is liable for your or your loved one’s exposure and has filed for bankruptcy, your mesothelioma lawyer can assist you in filing a trust fund claim instead. You may also be eligible for compensation through Medicare or Medicaid, private health insurance, and Social Security disability benefits. If you are a veteran who was exposed during service, you may also be entitled to VA compensation as well.
Furthermore, if you’re looking to file a mesothelioma lawsuit outside of your home state, an attorney can help you determine the best court to file your claim.
Why File a Mesothelioma Lawsuit?
Compensation from a mesothelioma lawsuit can help you mitigate costs associated with treatment or death. They can provide money for travel expenses, medical treatment, funeral costs, therapy and counseling, and your pain and suffering. These lawsuits can provide a better financial future for your loved ones as well. An experienced mesothelioma attorney can help you sort through your options and decide whether pursuing compensation is the right path for you.
Shrader Law: Getting You the Mesothelioma Help You Deserve
If you’ve developed mesothelioma as a result of working with asbestos, you may be owed compensation for the expenses related to your illness as well as the pain and suffering you’ve endured. At Shrader & Associates, our team of attorneys has recovered over $1 billion dollars for our clients and helped them achieve the justice they deserve.