Mesothelioma Claims

A mesothelioma claim is a legal demand for compensation for damages related to asbestos exposure. The most common types of mesothelioma claims are lawsuits and asbestos trust fund claims. Patients and their families can often file multiple asbestos claims. Call (866) 447-8466 now to find out if you may be eligible for compensation from a mesothelioma claim.

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What Are Mesothelioma Claims?

A mesothelioma claim is a legal action taken against manufacturers of asbestos-containing products. These claims seek compensation for damages stemming from mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases, like lung cancer and asbestosis.

Companies that made and sold asbestos products knew about the dangers of asbestos as early as the 1930s but hid this information from the public to keep making money.

A skilled asbestos attorney can help you file mesothelioma claims against the companies responsible for your illness and make your voice heard.

Reasons to File Mesothelioma Cancer Claims

Filing a mesothelioma cancer claim allows families to seek the support they need in the face of a serious diagnosis.

An asbestos claim can help you:

  • Get money for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and more
  • Hold asbestos manufacturers accountable for your injuries
  • Provide financial security for your family
  • Recognize a loved one who has passed away from mesothelioma

Additionally, a successful mesothelioma claim may allow families to move forward with their lives, knowing that justice has been served.

Get a free case review now to see if a top mesothelioma lawyer in our network can stand up to large asbestos companies on your behalf and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Types of Mesothelioma Claims

There are several types of claims you may be able to file depending on the facts of your case.

The three main types of mesothelioma claims are:

  1. Asbestos trust fund claims: An estimated $30 billion is available in trust funds established by bankrupt asbestos companies. Victims are typically able to file claims with multiple trusts and recover compensation without going to court.
  2. Mesothelioma lawsuits: Filed by mesothelioma patients or their family members, these claims award over $1 million on average. Both personal injury and asbestos claims after death almost always end in out-of-court settlements.
  3. VA mesothelioma claims: Veterans with mesothelioma connected to asbestos exposure during military service often qualify for benefits, including health care, through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Disability payments for eligible veterans are nearly $4,000 per month.

An asbestos lawyer can determine the mesothelioma claims that you qualify for and file as many claims as possible on your behalf to maximize your total payout.

Mesothelioma Claim Amounts

The amount of money a mesothelioma claim pays varies depending on the type of claim filed and the facts specific to each case. Find out about the different mesothelioma cancer claims and their payouts below.

Asbestos & Mesothelioma Fund Claims

Asbestos victims are typically able to file mesothelioma claims with multiple asbestos trust funds, allowing them to access a total of $300,000 to $400,000 on average.

In some cases, victims have received over $2 million in trust fund payouts.

There’s over $30 billion sitting in 60+ trust funds, and each pays out a certain amount of compensation that may vary depending on your asbestos-related illness.

An experienced mesothelioma attorney can identify all of the trusts that you qualify for and file paperwork and supporting evidence with each one on your behalf.

See if you may be able to access asbestos trust funds during a free, no-obligation case review.

Mesothelioma Lawsuit Settlements and Verdicts

Mesothelioma personal injury lawsuits and asbestos claims after death almost always resolve in settlements.

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

If a settlement can’t be reached, the case will move forward to a trial. Mesothelioma trial verdicts award $5 million to $11.4 million on average, the legal reporter states.

The mesothelioma law firms that has partnered with have recovered over $9.3 billion in mesothelioma settlements and verdicts for families across the country.

Notable results our legal partners have secured include:

  • $15 million for the family of a New York construction worker
  • $13 million to a carpenter
  • $12 million on behalf of a laborer in Illinois
  • $7 million for a Pennsylvania welder
  • $8 million on behalf of a Texas plumber/pipefitter
  • $6.8 million for a Florida mechanic
  • $5.6 million to a Missouri engineer
  • $4 million for an electrician in Illinois
  • $3.45 million on behalf of a teacher in Pennsylvania
  • $2.9 million for a South Carolina U.S. Air Force veteran
  • $2.73 million for a U.S. Navy veteran in Massachusetts
  • $2.7 million to the family of a plasterer in a wrongful death case

A mesothelioma law firm can give you an idea about the value of your potential case and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Call (866) 447-8466 now to see if we can connect you with a top asbestos firm in our network.

Mesothelioma VA Claims

Veterans diagnosed with mesothelioma typically receive a 100% disability rating from the VA, meaning they’re able to get the highest amount of disability compensation possible.

Veterans who are 100% disabled receive nearly $4,000 a month in 2024. This amount increases if the veteran is married or has dependents.

Filing an asbestos claim won’t interfere with your ability to collect VA benefits.

Eligibility for a Mesothelioma Claim

A mesothelioma diagnosis affects the patient and their entire family. For this reason, several different individuals may be able to file a mesothelioma claim.

You may be able to file a mesothelioma claim if you:

  • Have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer, or another asbestos-related disease
  • Are a family member of someone who has been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease or has passed away from their illness
  • Are an estate representative of a victim who has passed away

Most mesothelioma victims are exposed to asbestos through their jobs or service in the U.S. military.

If you’re not sure how or when you were exposed to asbestos, you may still be able to file a mesothelioma claim. An experienced asbestos lawyer can pinpoint where you were exposed and handle all other aspects of your case for you.

See if you may be eligible to file mesothelioma cancer claims right now during a free case review.

How to File a Mesothelioma Asbestos Claim

Mesothelioma can take a toll on patients and their families, so asbestos lawyers strive to make filing a claim as simple and stress-free as possible.

While the process may vary depending on the type of mesothelioma claim being filed, the general steps are listed below.

  1. See if you have a case: offers free case reviews, so you can see if an asbestos lawyer may be able to file mesothelioma claims on your behalf without any financial risk.
  2. Gather evidence: Your attorney and their team will gather evidence to support your claims. This may include your medical records, work history, and military documents.
  3. File your asbestos claims: After identifying all of the claims that you qualify for, your mesothelioma lawyer will file the claims along with supporting evidence. They will ensure that the claims are filed correctly and on time.
  4. Access payouts: In many cases, mesothelioma victims start receiving payment in as few as 90 days. On the off chance that a claim doesn’t settle, your attorney can represent you in court.

Your legal team will keep you updated throughout the mesothelioma claims process and strive to get you the most money as quickly as possible.

Mesothelioma Claims Time Limit

Mesothelioma claims have time limits that restrict how long you have to file. Once these deadlines have passed, you won’t be able to access the money you may be owed.

These deadlines vary depending on the type of claim you file, and in the case of mesothelioma lawsuits, the state in which they’re filed.

Most mesothelioma lawsuits have a 2- to 3-year statute of limitations, while each asbestos trust fund has a unique claim filing deadline.

The best way to find out the deadlines that may apply to your asbestos claims is to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible following a mesothelioma diagnosis or the death of a loved one.

Don’t delay: See if we can connect you with an experienced mesothelioma lawyer during a free case review.

Get Help Filing Asbestos Claims

A mesothelioma diagnosis can be devastating, placing heavy financial and emotional burdens on victims and their families. Compensation from successful mesothelioma claims can help lessen the load and make families feel like justice has been served. has partnered with mesothelioma law firms that have successfully filed thousands of asbestos claims on behalf of families nationwide, securing over $9.3 billion in total.

Our legal partners have offices across the country, so they can help families in all 50 states, and they never charge any upfront or out-of-pocket fees.

Call our case managers at (866) 447-8466 right now or fill out our online form to see if a mesothelioma law firm in our network can fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.

Claims for Asbestos FAQs

How long does an asbestos claim take?

In many cases, people start receiving compensation from asbestos claims in as few as 90 days.

The exact payout timeline may vary depending on the types of claims you file and unique factors related to your case, but an attorney can fight to get you the compensation you deserve as quickly as possible.

What is the average payout for mesothelioma victims?

The average payout for mesothelioma is $1 million to $1.4 million from a lawsuit settlement and $300,000 to $400,000 total from asbestos trust fund claims.

U.S. veterans with mesothelioma may also qualify for nearly $4,000 per month in disability benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other financial assistance.

Call (866) 447-8466 now to see if we can help you find a mesothelioma claims attorney who can pursue compensation on your behalf.

Can I file asbestos claims after the death of a loved one?

Yes, you may be able to file an asbestos wrongful death claim after a relative has passed away from mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease.

Asbestos claims after death pay $1 million+ on average. Wrongful death lawsuits and other types of claims allow surviving family members to pursue compensation for a loved one’s burial expenses, medical bills, pain and suffering, and more.

How successful are mesothelioma claims?

The vast majority of mesothelioma claims are successful. In fact, over 99% of the mesothelioma claims handled by our legal partners result in an out-of-court settlement.

Contact us now to see if an attorney in our network can fight for the compensation you deserve.

How can an attorney help with asbestos exposure claims?

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease like mesothelioma, an experienced attorney can improve your chance of securing financial compensation.

This may entail:

  • Filing legal claims on your behalf
  • Linking your disease to specific asbestos products
  • Identifying the companies responsible
  • Fighting for maximum compensation

The lawyers works with have secured billions of dollars for victims of asbestos exposure.

Get a free consultation by calling our case managers at (866) 447-8466 to see if they may be able to help you, too.

Rae Theodore

Fact-Checked and Legally Reviewed by: Rae Theodore

Rae Theodore is a writer and editor with more than 30 years of experience in legal publishing. She earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Pennsylvania State University.

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