Mesothelioma Compensation

Mesothelioma patients and their loved ones are often eligible for financial compensation. Sources of mesothelioma compensation include lawsuits and asbestos trust funds. Mesothelioma lawsuit settlements typically award $1 million to $1.4 million, and asbestos trust funds pay out as much as $400,000 total on average. See if can help your family pursue the compensation you deserve.

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About Compensation for Mesothelioma

If you or a family member has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related illness, you may be entitled to compensation.

Mesothelioma compensation typically comes from filing a claim against the companies that made and sold the asbestos-containing products you were exposed to. Veterans may also be able to access compensation from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Key Facts About Mesothelioma Financial Compensation

  • Primary sources include mesothelioma lawsuits, asbestos trust funds, and the VA
  • Most mesothelioma patients are eligible for compensation from multiple sources
  • The average payout is $1 million+
  • Families often start receiving payouts in as few as 90 days
  • Victims may be entitled to compensation even if they don’t remember where or how they were exposed to asbestos

Compensation can help patients afford mesothelioma treatment costs not covered by health insurance and provide financial security for their families. Additionally, it may allow families to move forward and obtain a sense of closure after the death of a loved one from mesothelioma.

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Mesothelioma Compensation From Settlements

Mesothelioma victims may be able to file lawsuits and pursue settlement compensation from the companies whose asbestos products they were exposed to.

In many cases, victims are entitled to mesothelioma settlement compensation from multiple asbestos companies.

The average total payout for a mesothelioma lawsuit settlement is between $1 million and $1.4 million, according to Mealey’s® Litigation Report: Asbestos.

Almost all mesothelioma lawsuits end in settlements, which allow asbestos victims to access compensation without the stress or hassle of going to court.

The mesothelioma compensation lawyers that works with have secured over $9.7 billion for families across the country impacted by mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases.

Mesothelioma settlements our legal partners have recovered include:

  • $13.1 million for a carpenter with pleural mesothelioma
  • $10 million to a boiler tender with pleural mesothelioma
  • $8 million on behalf of a pipefitter and plumber in Texas
  • $4.3 million for a U.S. Army veteran and boilermaker in Florida
  • $4 million for a New York laborer
  • $3.45 million to a Pennsylvania teacher
  • $2.73 million on behalf of a U.S. Navy veteran in Massachusetts
  • $2.7 million to the family of a plasterer
  • $1.87 million for a school employee in Arizona with testicular mesothelioma

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Mesothelioma Compensation From Verdicts

In the rare event that a settlement is unable to be reached, your lawsuit will go to trial, and a judge or jury will determine the outcome. If you win your case, you will be awarded compensation through a verdict.

The average mesothelioma verdict is between $5 million and $11.4 million, according to Mealey’s® Litigation Report: Asbestos.

Mesothelioma lawyers typically push for settlements because verdicts are riskier — a judge or jury could decide that you’re not entitled to any mesothelioma compensation. Additionally, trial verdicts typically take longer to award compensation for mesothelioma.

Mesothelioma verdicts our legal partners have secured include:

  • $60 million for a laborer in New York
  • $34 million to a California mechanic
  • $15 million on behalf of the family of a New York construction worker
  • $7 million for a welder in Pennsylvania
  • $6 million to the family of a Missouri laborer

A mesothelioma lawyer will fight to get the most money possible for your asbestos lawsuit.

Types of Asbestos Compensation

Patients and family members may be able to pursue mesothelioma compensation in several different ways.

An experienced mesothelioma attorney can determine the options that may apply in your case and help you take advantage of each one that you qualify for.

Asbestos Trust Fund Claims

Companies that manufactured asbestos products and filed for bankruptcy established asbestos trust funds to compensate current and future victims. Today, these funds contain over $30 billion.

Mesothelioma patients typically qualify for as much as $400,000 total from asbestos trust fund payouts.

Many people start receiving their first payments from asbestos bankruptcy trusts as soon as 90 days after contacting a lawyer.

By working with an asbestos lawyer, you can ensure that your asbestos trust fund claim is filed correctly and that you apply for all of the funds that you’re eligible for.

Find out if you may be able to access trust fund compensation during a free, no-obligation case review.

Mesothelioma Lawsuit Compensation

There are two types of mesothelioma lawsuits that victims and their loved ones can file against negligent asbestos companies to pursue compensation for mesothelioma:

  • Personal injury lawsuits: Patients who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related illness may be able to file a lawsuit to seek compensation to help pay for medical bills, travel expenses, pain and suffering, and more.
  • Wrongful death lawsuits: If a loved one passes away from mesothelioma, their family members may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. Mesothelioma compensation for family members can be used to cover outstanding medical bills and funeral expenses.

A mesothelioma lawsuit is a way to hold negligent asbestos companies accountable and force them to pay for the harm they’ve caused.

Filing a lawsuit will not impact a veteran’s ability to collect VA benefits.

VA Benefits Claims

Veterans may be eligible for mesothelioma compensation through veterans benefits offered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

The VA typically grants veterans with mesothelioma a 100% disability rating, meaning those with this cancer are entitled to nearly $4,000 per month in disability compensation in 2024.

Veterans may also be eligible for free or low-cost health care through the VA health care system, as well as several other types of benefits.

A mesothelioma lawyer can help veterans with asbestos-related diseases file an initial claim, appeal a denial, or increase their current disability rating.

Who Is Eligible for Mesothelioma Compensation?

You may be eligible for compensation for mesothelioma if you:

  • Developed mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease like asbestosis or lung cancer related to asbestos exposure
  • Are the loved one of someone who passed away from an asbestos-related illness

While most mesothelioma cases can be linked to a victim’s job or military service, that’s not always the case. Some people have gotten sick after being exposed to asbestos that a loved one brought home on their work clothes (secondhand exposure) or from asbestos in talcum powder products or old homes.

Did you know?

In January 2024, an Illinois jury awarded $30 million to the widow of a man who had passed away from mesothelioma caused by asbestos fibers his father had brought home from his job at a tire manufacturing facility.

Top mesothelioma law firms have resources they can use to help victims figure out which asbestos-containing products they were exposed to and the companies that made them.

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How to File Asbestos Compensation Claims

The best way to file claims for mesothelioma compensation is to work with an experienced asbestos attorney. These legal professionals have the skills, experience, and resources to file successful claims and maximize payouts for clients.

Additionally, they understand the strain that a mesothelioma diagnosis can have on the entire family, so they do everything they can to make the claim process as easy and stress-free as possible.

Here are the steps to file a claim and access mesothelioma compensation:

  1. Get a free case review: Reputable mesothelioma lawyers offer free case reviews, allowing potential clients to find out the different types of claims they may be eligible for without any financial risk. Take the first step toward mesothelioma compensation with a free case review.
  2. Collect asbestos exposure evidence: Your lawyer and their legal team will gather evidence identifying the asbestos products you were exposed to and the companies that made them. This evidence may include your work history, military service documents, and medical records.
  3. File your mesothelioma compensation claim(s): Your attorney will file all of the claims that you qualify for (mesothelioma lawsuit, asbestos trust fund, and/or VA claim) on your behalf. They will ensure that your claims are filed correctly and before any legal deadlines (statutes of limitations).
  4. Receive compensation: If your claims are successful, you will start receiving compensation for mesothelioma — often in as few as 90 days after contacting an asbestos lawyer.

Regardless of the type of claim filed, your attorney will fight for maximum compensation on your behalf and keep you updated as your claims move forward.

Get Help Pursuing Mesothelioma Compensation

Unethical asbestos companies put millions of Americans in danger so they could keep making money. As a result, families may be able to secure compensation for the harm they’ve suffered due to corporate greed.

The mesothelioma lawyers in the network have helped thousands of families affected by mesothelioma get justice and compensation.

Our legal partners:

  • Have secured over $9.7 billion in mesothelioma compensation
  • Help families in all 50 states
  • Possess years of experience in asbestos litigation
  • Never charge any upfront or hourly fees

Contact our case managers at (888) 726-9160 right now to get a free consultation and take the first step toward the compensation you deserve.

Asbestos Cancer Compensation FAQs

What is the average settlement for mesothelioma victims?

The average settlement amount for a mesothelioma case is between $1 million and $1.4 million, according to legal reporter Mealey’s® Litigation Report: Asbestos.

The amount of compensation secured depends on several factors, including the asbestos products a victim was exposed to and whether they have any dependents.

How much can you claim for mesothelioma?

You may be able to file several different types of claims if you developed mesothelioma related to asbestos exposure.

Mesothelioma claims include:

  • Mesothelioma lawsuits, which typically settle for $1 million+
  • Asbestos trust fund claims, which award a total of $300,000 to $400,000 on average
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits, which pay nearly $4,000 a month in disability benefits in 2024

An asbestos lawyer can determine the types of legal claims you’re eligible to file and how much they may be worth and fight for mesothelioma compensation on your behalf.

How much does a mesothelioma trust pay out?

One asbestos trust fund claim pays out $41,000 on average, according to the RAND Institute for Civil Justice. However, most claimants qualify for multiple trusts and recover between $300,000 and $400,000 in total payouts.

Is there compensation for mesothelioma after death?

Yes, you may be eligible for compensation if a family member passed away from mesothelioma connected to asbestos exposure. Compensation for a mesothelioma death can help pay for your loved one’s remaining medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

An experienced mesothelioma lawyer can determine your eligibility for a wrongful death claim and fight for the financial assistance you deserve.

If I have mesothelioma, am I entitled to financial compensation?

Yes, you may be entitled to compensation if you developed mesothelioma linked to asbestos exposure.

Mesothelioma compensation options include:

  • A mesothelioma lawsuit
  • Asbestos trust fund(s)
  • Benefits offered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)

Get a free case review right now to learn about your legal options and take the first step toward compensation and justice.

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