Anyone who understands the history of asbestos realizes that the recent epidemic of mesothelioma is not accidental. It is the direct result of gross negligence on behalf of a number of corporations who knew of the dangers of asbestos, but chose to proceed nonetheless. Despite the fact that there may be an ethical argument for considering such negligence criminal, the law considers death and injury from asbestos a tort, or personal injury matter, and therefore a matter for the civil courts where monetary compensation for medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering are remedies available under the law.
Free Mesothelioma Case Evaluation: If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma as a result of being exposed to asbestos, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a lawsuit and we can help.
What’s the problem?
Since there is no real gauge for measuring the damage that a case of mesothelioma can cause a patient or his family, settlements today differ vastly from one case to another, and also from one state to another, depending upon their legislations and amendments. In the south, it is believed that most mesothelioma settlements cross a figure of one million dollars. However, there can be no generalizations made on the settlement money, since each settlement is dependent on the merits of the case itself.
Mesothelioma settlements can range from a few thousand dollars to millions of dollars. There is no average amount for a mesothelioma settlement. There have even been cases of mass settlements, where people allegedly ended up getting just a few dollars individually. The final decision depends totally on the legitimacy of the accusations of negligence on the part of the defendant and the damage caused to the plaintiff. Since courts have a tradition of referring to previous settlements, the settlement could also depend, to an extent, on the results of other such settlements and trial decision in the rest of the country.
Do I have a Mesothelioma Lawsuit?
The Toxic Tort Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in mesothelioma lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.