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How much is my asbestos claim worth?

On Behalf of | Jan 5, 2023 | Mesothelioma

If you are exposed to asbestos for a duration of time, you may develop a rare yet aggressive form of cancer known as mesothelioma at some point in life. If this happens to you or someone you love, you may be eligible for financial restitution through a mesothelioma claim

But, what is the dollar value of a mesothelioma claim?

To develop mesothelioma, you must have been exposed to asbestos over a period of time. Still, the disease only begins to manifest several years after exposure. These, coupled with other factors make mesothelioma claims quite complex. That said, here are two questions that can help you understand how mesothelioma settlements are arrived at:

1. What treatments and therapies are you on?

If you have dealt with an aggressive disease like cancer before, you probably understand how costly medications and other therapies can be. Here are two points the court will consider when evaluating your claim:

  • Cost of medications and related therapies
  • Cost of traveling to and from your medical appointments

These costs will vary depending on the type of therapy you are on, the location of the treatment and your insurance coverage.

2. At what stage is your cancer?

The progression of your disease as well as the duration of your illness will certainly impact your compensation amount. For instance, your compensation amount is likely to be higher if your mesothelioma is in its advanced stages or if you have lived with the disease for a long time. 

Being diagnosed with an untreatable disease can be devastating, to say the least. Fortunately, however, knowing your legal options can help you file a competent claim and receive the compensation you deserve.