Lung Cancer Case Values

Lung cancer case values are sometimes six figures or more, which can help people access treatment or cover other important expenses. The value of each lung cancer case is different as it depends on the types of claims filed, the severity of their cancer, and overall health. Lung Cancer Group can help you fight for the highest case value possible.

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What Are Lung Cancer Case Values?

The average lung cancer case values total $100,000, but some lung cancer patients receive much more depending on the nature of their case.

Notable lung cancer case values include:
  • Nearly $350,000 for a man diagnosed with asbestos-related lung cancer
  • Roughly $52,000 for a man who developed lung cancer after asbestos exposure
  • Over $50,000 for a U.S. Air Force veteran with asbestos-related lung cancer
  • More than $49,000 for the widow of a U.S. veteran who died from asbestos lung cancer

This compensation can help patients pay for lung cancer treatment or other expenses, which can often be costly.

If you were exposed to asbestos and diagnosed with lung cancer, filing legal claims can help you get compensation.

Lung Cancer Group works with some of the best asbestos lawyers across the nation who can help you get the highest value from your case if eligible. Find out your potential lung cancer case value with a free case review today.

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Lung Cancer Claims Contributing to Case Values

There are a few types of claims that asbestos lung cancer patients may be able to file. In fact, some lung cancer patients can file multiple types of claims at the same time to increase their case values.

Learn about the types of claims you might be able to file below.

Asbestos Trust Fund Claims

Bankrupt asbestos product manufacturers were forced to set up asbestos trust funds to pay the victims who were exposed to their products and later developed life-threatening diseases like lung cancer.

As of 2023, there is an estimated $30 billion still available in asbestos trusts today. By filing claims with asbestos trust funds, lung cancer patients can gain access to some of that money.

It’s likely that asbestos lung cancer patients will be able to file claims with multiple trusts, depending on which products they were exposed to. Our team can help determine which trusts you qualify for.

Lung Cancer Lawsuits

A lung cancer patient can file a lawsuit to get compensation from asbestos companies that are still in business. Lung cancer lawsuits can result in either settlements or verdicts for the patient and their family.

Most lawsuits will reach out-of-court settlements (where the asbestos companies award money to the patient without a trial). Some lung cancer settlements can be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars or more.

In the rare event a settlement is not reached, the case will be brought to court where a jury or judge will determine the verdict. There’s no way to guarantee how much money (if any) will be awarded in a verdict. That said, some verdicts have awarded more money than settlements.

Family members who lost their loved ones to asbestos lung cancer can also file wrongful death lawsuits to pursue settlements or verdicts.

Lung Cancer Group can help you find a lawyer who can determine the best claims to file for your case. Get started with a free case review now.

VA Benefits

Veterans with asbestos-caused lung cancer can increase their case value by filing for benefits offered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in addition to filing legal claims.

These benefits allow veterans to get monthly compensation and access health care at a lower cost — both of which go a great way to increasing the value of their case.

It’s important to remember that any legal claims filed for a veteran’s service-related illness are not filed against the U.S. government or military but instead the manufacturers of the asbestos products.

Factors That Affect Lung Cancer Case Values

Many factors affect lung cancer case values, but an experienced lung cancer lawyer can help build a strong case. Learn about each of the factors affecting your case below.

Amount of Asbestos Exposure

If you worked around asbestos every day in a high-risk occupation, it’s possible you were exposed to asbestos products manufactured by multiple companies.

This can allow you to file claims against multiple companies and possibly increase their lung cancer case value.

Medical Costs

Medical costs for lung cancer treatment can impact how much compensation you get.

A National Cancer Institute study found that lung cancer patients paid $4242-$8287 per month for radiation and/or chemotherapy treatments for the first six months of care. Your attorneys will want to make sure you have enough money to pay for these expenses.

For this reason, you should keep track of all medical bills including those related to your diagnosis of lung cancer and treatments.

The Severity of Your Cancer

If you have late-stage lung cancer, you may receive more compensation for your case. That said, early-stage lung cancer patients will likely qualify for compensation to pay for life-extending treatments.

Other Damages

You may receive other damages for your lung cancer diagnosis, such as lost earning potential from not being able to work while getting treatment and pain and suffering.

Lung Cancer Lawyer Experience and Skill Level

Finally, your case value depends on your lung cancer lawyer’s experience and skill level.

An experienced lung cancer attorney has a higher chance of securing more compensation as they will have access to the best resources needed to build your cases (such as testimonies from past clients, databases of asbestos-containing products, and more).

Lung Cancer Group can help you find a trusted asbestos lawyer who can fight for you. Get started with a free case review today.

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How to Determine Your Lung Cancer Case Value

Follow these steps to take legal action and find out how much you might be able to get for your lung cancer case.

1. Connect With a Lung Cancer Attorney

Lung cancer attorneys can estimate the value of your case and walk you through the process to get compensation.

The ideal lung cancer attorney should offer free case consultations and explain your legal options. Use the meeting to evaluate the lawyer’s skills, experience, and the attorney-client relationship.

2. Gather Medical Records and Documentation

After choosing a lung cancer attorney, they will gather medical records and documents to build a strong lung cancer case on your behalf.

Your lawyer will explain what type of documents they will need and do their own research on what asbestos products you may have been exposed to.

3. File Your Lung Cancer Claims

Once your case is built, your lawyer should submit each of the claims you are eligible for. This could include asbestos trust fund claims and a lawsuit.

After your claim is filed, your lawyer will work to negotiate a settlement (or a verdict if your case goes to court). Be sure to ask your lawyer any questions about the process throughout. They will be able to communicate how the process is going and how much compensation they expect to secure for your case.

Get Help With Your Lung Cancer Case

Knowing how much your lung cancer case value is — and starting the process to get compensation — can be daunting at first, but it doesn’t have to be.

Lung Cancer Group has partnered with some of the best lung cancer lawyers across the country who can fight to get you the highest payouts possible.

Our dedicated and experienced attorneys handle the legal legwork so you can focus on spending time with your family and getting treatment while still getting compensation.

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Lung Cancer Case Values FAQs

How much does it cost to have lung cancer?

Lung cancer treatment can cost $140,000 or more without insurance, according to the American Cancer Society. Even with medical insurance, patients may still have to pay thousands of dollars for treatment and travel expenses.

Yes. People who have developed lung cancer after being exposed to asbestos may be eligible for compensation from multiple types of claims.

Lung cancer compensation is available from:

  • Asbestos trust fund claims
  • Lung cancer lawsuits
  • Veterans Affairs (VA) claims

Call us at (877) 446-5767 now to see if you can access lung cancer compensation.

Yes, an experienced lawyer can fight for the highest lung cancer case value for your situation. They have the resources and skills to build a strong case and fight for you.

Some lung cancer patients can expect payouts of six figures or more. In fact, the lawyers partnered with Lung Cancer Group were able to fight for nearly $350,000 for one patient.

However, lung cancer lawsuit case values will vary for each person. This is because the amount of asbestos they were exposed to and several other factors greatly impact the amount awarded.

To determine what your case might be worth, connect with Lung Cancer Group for a free case review.


Lung Cancer Group was established by a team of caring advocates so those with lung cancer and other asbestos-related diseases can get the help they deserve. Our site provides the most accurate and up-to-date information about lung cancer, its link to asbestos, and financial compensation available to patients. Contact us to learn more and get assistance.

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