Mesothelioma Lawsuit

A mesothelioma lawsuit can help you get the justice and compensation you deserve after being diagnosed with this cancer. These lawsuits typically award $1 million to $1.4 million, and many patients get even more than this. Our team may be able to connect you with top attorneys who can help file a mesothelioma lawsuit on your behalf right now.

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What to Know About Mesothelioma Lawsuits in 2024

Asbestos lawsuits help people diagnosed with mesothelioma secure financial compensation for the damages caused by this disease. While each case is different, mesothelioma lawsuits award $1 million+ on average.

You may qualify to file a mesothelioma lawsuit against companies that made and sold asbestos-containing products. These companies knew that asbestos was harmful but hid the risks to make a profit.

As a result of this corporate wrongdoing, thousands of people develop mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases like lung cancer each year. A mesothelioma cancer lawsuit demands that these companies pay for the harm they caused.

Top Facts on Mesothelioma and Asbestos Lawsuits

  • Who can file: Mesothelioma patients, their family members or loved ones, and estate representatives
  • When to file: As soon as possible after a diagnosis
  • How to file: Work with a mesothelioma lawyer to file with ease
  • Compensation amounts: Typically between $1 million and $11.4 million, depending on if the case settles or goes to trial
  • How long a lawsuit takes: First payouts may be awarded in 90 days or less

Get a free case review now to find out if you qualify to file a mesothelioma lawsuit.

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Who Can File a Mesothelioma Lawsuit?

Anyone who has been impacted by a mesothelioma diagnosis may be able to file an asbestos lawsuit.

This may include:

  • ​​Mesothelioma patients: Patients may be able to file a lawsuit to seek compensation for medical bills and to keep their families financially secure.
  • Family members: Next of kin are often eligible to file if a mesothelioma patient is too sick to do so or has passed away.
  • Representatives of a patient’s estate: Anyone who has legal authority over a mesothelioma patient’s estate may qualify to file a lawsuit, even if they aren’t directly related.

Call (877) 446-5767 to find out if you can file a mesothelioma lawsuit after a diagnosis.

Mesothelioma Lawsuit Settlement and Verdict Amounts

Many mesothelioma patients have received millions of dollars from out-of-court settlements and in-court verdicts by working with our legal partners to file asbestos lawsuits.

Mesothelioma settlements and verdicts our partners have secured include:

  • $250 million to an Indiana steelworker
  • $40.1 million verdict to a Washington U.S. Navy veteran
  • $34 million to a mechanic from California
  • $12 million to an Illinois laborer
  • $7 million to a welder from Pennsylvania
  • $3.9 million to the family of a mechanic from Virginia
  • $2.53 million to a Michigan maintenance worker
  • $2.35 million to a Texas truck driver and U.S. Navy veteran

“I want people out there to realize that there is help and they can get a settlement from these manufacturers that continued to use asbestos despite knowing that it was dangerous.”

— Dee, wife of mesothelioma patient John

How much you’ll receive from an asbestos verdict or settlement is based on the unique factors of your mesothelioma lawsuit.

Contact us now to see if you may qualify for money from a mesothelioma lawsuit settlement.

Types of Mesothelioma Lawsuits

Mesothelioma lawsuits typically fall into two main categories: personal injury lawsuits and wrongful death lawsuits.

Personal Injury Mesothelioma Lawsuit

If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma, you may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit to secure compensation.

Personal injury mesothelioma lawsuits usually award $1 million to $1.4 million through settlements, according to Mealey’s® Litigation Reports: Asbestos, with some patients getting even higher payouts.

Mesothelioma lawsuit compensation can help pay for:

  • Lost wages
  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Other costs related to the diagnosis

“Thanks to my mesothelioma lawsuit, my kids are gonna be taken care of, my wife’s gonna be taken care of, so I have peace of mind knowing that I don’t have to worry about them going down the road.”
— John, mesothelioma patient

Mesothelioma Wrongful Death Lawsuit

If a loved one passes away from mesothelioma, you may be able to file an asbestos wrongful death lawsuit. You can also continue a lawsuit if a patient filed one but passed away before it concluded.

A mesothelioma lawsuit after death can award you with compensation to help cover funeral costs, lingering medical bills, and any other expenses that stem from losing a loved one. Like personal injury cases, wrongful death lawsuits often award $1 million or more.

Lawyers at top mesothelioma law firms can help you file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit instead.

Can I File a Lawsuit for Other Asbestos-Related Diseases?

Yes, you may qualify to file a lawsuit for asbestos-related diseases besides mesothelioma.

This includes:

Lawsuits for lung cancer or other asbestos-related diseases may sometimes award as much compensation as mesothelioma lawsuits.

For example, a recent lung cancer lawsuit awarded $1.36 million to a California man who got sick after working with asbestos-containing products as a mechanic.

Get a free case review for help filing a lawsuit if you have lung cancer or another asbestos-related disease.

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The Mesothelioma Lawsuit Process

Though the details of each case are unique, most mesothelioma lawsuits generally follow the same process.

Here’s what you can expect:

1. Find a Mesothelioma Lawyer Near You

Consult with an attorney who specializes in asbestos litigation. A mesothelioma lawyer will review the details of your case for free and recommend next steps to take.

Call (877) 446-5767 now to get a free case review. We have a network of top mesothelioma attorneys who can help patients in all 50 states.

Our attorneys also work on a contingency fee basis, meaning it costs nothing upfront to work with them.

2. Your Lawyer Builds a Mesothelioma Lawsuit

If you agree to work with an asbestos lawyer, they will start building your mesothelioma lawsuit and gathering evidence to support it.

This evidence may include:

  • Medical records confirming your mesothelioma diagnosis
  • Employment and work history documents
  • Witness testimonies

This evidence helps determine when, where, and how your asbestos exposure occurred, and also which companies made the products you were exposed to.

Your attorneys will also assess the damages suffered as a result of your mesothelioma diagnosis, like medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other related costs.

3. File a Mesothelioma Lawsuit

Once your mesothelioma lawyer has gathered all the information needed for your lawsuit, they’ll file it on your behalf.

You won’t have to file the mesothelioma lawsuit yourself, saving you and your family a lot of time and stress. Your legal team will also make sure to file your lawsuit within the deadlines outlined by state law.

Any and all companies being sued will become known as the defendants and you will be considered the plaintiff, or person suing.

4. Secure Mesothelioma Compensation

As your asbestos lawsuit moves forward, your attorney will fight to quickly secure mesothelioma compensation for you.

Over 99% of mesothelioma lawsuits reach settlements, which award compensation without an in-court trial. If our legal partners secure settlements, you may start to receive compensation within 90 days of filing your asbestos lawsuit.

If a settlement cannot be reached, your lawyer will represent your case in court before a judge and/or jury to reach a favorable trial verdict.

How Long Do You Have to Start a Mesothelioma Case?

Each state has its own statute of limitations, which are laws that set time limits on how long you have to file a mesothelioma lawsuit.

Did You Know?

The statutes of limitations for asbestos cases range from 1-6 years. Most states set the limit at 2-3 years after a mesothelioma diagnosis or the death of a loved one.

Since time is limited, you should reach out to a mesothelioma lawyer as soon as possible to discuss filing an asbestos lawsuit. Our partner mesothelioma lawyers understand the statute of limitations in each state and can quickly file a strong legal claim on your behalf.

Get a free case review now to see if you can file a mesothelioma lawsuit. Even if you think time has run out, you may still be eligible.

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Mesothelioma Lawsuit Alternatives

Outside of lawsuits, you may qualify to secure mesothelioma compensation from asbestos trust funds claims and benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Learn more about asbestos trust funds and VA benefits below.

Asbestos Trust Funds

Many asbestos companies filed for bankruptcy to avoid mesothelioma lawsuits, but if they wanted to stay in business, they were forced to set up trusts to compensate victims. As of 2024, asbestos trust funds contain an estimated $30 billion.

You may qualify to file claims with multiple trust funds to access some of this compensation, depending on which asbestos products you were exposed to. Our partner mesothelioma lawyers can determine which asbestos trust funds you qualify for.

VA Benefits

Veterans affected by asbestos-related illnesses like mesothelioma or lung cancer can secure financial benefits from the VA.

Notable mesothelioma VA benefits include:

  • Disability compensation worth almost $4,000 a month as of 2024
  • Free or inexpensive health care coverage
  • Pension plans for low-income veterans who qualify
  • Survivor benefits and compensation for funeral costs

Our partner mesothelioma attorneys can help you gather the information needed to file a VA asbestos claim. You can still file for VA benefits even if you have received compensation through a mesothelioma lawsuit.

Further, mesothelioma lawsuits are never filed against any branch of the military or government.

“I didn’t wanna sue my government and I sure didn’t wanna sue the Navy because they’re still feeding me. I was suing the manufacturers of the asbestos-containing products.”

— Walt, U.S. Navy veteran with mesothelioma

We Can Help You File a Mesothelioma Lawsuit Right Now

The Lung Cancer Group team is here to assist anyone affected by asbestos-related illnesses, including mesothelioma and lung cancer. We can put you in touch with top attorneys who can help you file a mesothelioma lawsuit now.

Our partner lawyers make the mesothelioma lawsuit process easier by:

  1. Determining your eligibility
  2. Filing a mesothelioma lawsuit on your behalf
  3. Negotiating a payout usually worth $1 million+ for you
  4. Securing the first payouts quickly, often in 90 days or less

A mesothelioma lawsuit can give you peace of mind in an uncertain time, as you’ll be seeking compensation to help pay for your expenses from the asbestos companies that caused your illness.

Call (877) 446-5767 or get a free case review now to start the mesothelioma lawsuit process, if eligible.

Mesothelioma Lawsuit FAQs

What is the average settlement for mesothelioma victims?

The average settlement for mesothelioma victims is $1 million to $1.4 million. If your case proceeds to trial, a successful verdict could award $5 million to $11.4 million.

Your payout from a mesothelioma lawsuit depends on:

  • The severity of your illness
  • When, where, and how your exposure occurred
  • Other unique circumstances in your case

An asbestos lawyer with years of experience can help you obtain the highest compensation possible from your mesothelioma lawsuit.

Yes, you may be able to sue asbestos companies if you have mesothelioma.

This cancer is only caused by exposure to asbestos, and companies hid the risks of their products for decades to keep making money. As a result, you may be able to file a lawsuit to seek compensation from them.

Get a free case review to learn if you can sue for mesothelioma.

Many other mesothelioma patients have started to get settlement payouts in 90 days or less by working with our legal partners.

Every case is different, though. The length of time it takes to reach a settlement depends on the manufacturers of asbestos products named in your lawsuit and their willingness to settle.

Our partner attorneys will do everything they can to obtain the most compensation in the shortest amount of time.

By filing a lawsuit, mesothelioma patients can get compensation for medical expenses and hold manufacturers financially accountable for the harm they caused.

Hardworking people like construction workers, U.S. veterans, and shipyard workers handled asbestos-based products every day and never knew the risks. Manufacturers of these products hid the dangers between the 1930s and early 1980s to make a profit.

Mesothelioma can cost $500,000 or more to treat. The average mesothelioma claim awards $1 million or more, forcing companies to cover the expenses that come with this cancer.

Asbestos exposure can cause both lung cancer as well as mesothelioma, and you may receive significant compensation if you file a lung cancer lawsuit.

Asbestos lung cancer lawsuits pay several hundred thousand dollars on average, but many patients have received $1 million or more by working with our partner law firm.

Call (877) 446-5767 for help filing an asbestos lung cancer or mesothelioma lawsuit.

You must show a clear link between your mesothelioma diagnosis and exposure to asbestos.

You can do this by providing documentation like:

  • Asbestos exposure history
  • Medical records
  • Witness testimonies

An experienced mesothelioma attorney can gather and present this evidence on your behalf.

Most mesothelioma attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, meaning it costs nothing upfront to file an asbestos lawsuit with them.

If the lawsuit is successful, the attorney’s fees are typically calculated as a percentage of the final settlement or award. This fee structure helps mesothelioma patients and their families pursue justice and compensation without financial risk.

Many mesothelioma law firms offer free initial consultations to evaluate your asbestos case and discuss your legal options.

A mesothelioma diagnosis almost never meets the criteria for a class action lawsuit.

A class action lawsuit allows a large number of people harmed in the same way to have all their cases resolved at one time and for an equal amount of compensation.

Exposure to asbestos can cause different types of mesothelioma, as well as other asbestos-related diseases. When, where, and how asbestos exposure occurred also varies by person.

Finally, a personal injury or wrongful death mesothelioma lawsuit will likely award more compensation than a class action lawsuit would.

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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