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How much is your mesothelioma claim potentially worth?

On Behalf of | Mar 12, 2024 | Mesothelioma |

You’ve been experiencing chest pain, persistent cough, shortness of breath and general loss of energy for months. You have no idea what’s going on until you get a biopsy done after going to see your doctor.  The diagnosis is devastating – you have mesothelioma. 

Being diagnosed with a condition like mesothelioma can be heart-wrenching for your and your family. One of the key questions you might have is whether you are eligible for compensation for your asbestos exposures and how much you might receive. 

Understanding how recoveries for mesothelioma works

If you develop mesothelioma following asbestos exposure, you may be eligible for recovery from two main sources of compensation: an asbestos lawsuit and asbestos trusts. While claims can run into the millions of dollars in value, here are some factors that might impact the amount of compensation you will receive:

  • The duration and intensity of asbestos exposure in your life plays a crucial role. Prolonged and significant exposure with a certain asbestos-containing product or products lead to stronger claims.
  • Establishing a clear link between your asbestos exposure and the development of mesothelioma is vital. Medical documentation, employment records, and expert testimony can support this connection.
  • The severity and prognosis of the disease, as well as the associated medical costs, can impact the settlement amount. Medical records, diagnostic tests, and expert opinions contribute to this aspect.
  • The jurisdiction in which the case is filed can affect the outcome. Some locations have a history of more favorable judgments for asbestos victims, while others may have limitations on compensation.
  • The strength of the evidence against the defendant(s) is a significant factor. If there is clear evidence of the defendant’s negligence or knowledge of the risks associated with asbestos exposure, it can impact the settlement.

Experienced legal representation can help you safeguard your rights and interests while pursuing your mesothelioma lawsuit. Give us a call at (206) 508-7070 so we can talk to you more about your potential claim.