typical mesothelioma settlements in usa

typical mesothelioma settlements in usa

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 In the United States, the average settlement for mesothelioma is just over $1 million. Settlements can vary depending on your age and other factors, but this is a good ballpark estimate for what someone might receive if they were to file a lawsuit.

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-With settlements being so valuable, it’s no wonder people want to know how much their suit could be worth. In order to get an idea of this amount, it’s important to point out that not all mesothelioma cases are created equal; in general terms, those who were exposed earlier in life or for longer periods will likely see higher settlements than those who developed symptoms later in life and/or have shorter exposure histories. This is because the longer you are exposed to asbestos, the more damages it can do to your body.

When a victim files suit and indicates how much exposure they had and/or how early in life they were exposed, this will factor into how much money they receive in their settlement. There is no set formula or rule, however; these factors are just used by attorneys and judges to help them reach a verdict that compensates victims fairly.

-There are also laws regarding what age groups may seek benefits for mesothelioma in their state. If a victim seeks benefits based on 1) being exposed to asbestos prior to the age of 18, 2) being exposed at work, or 3) being exposed while they were in active duty in the military, they will likely have the best chance at receiving a high settlement.

-If you are getting ready to file your own lawsuit, or are dealing with an existing lawsuit and want a better idea of how much your case is worth, there are various resources that can help you. If you live in California and have questions about mesothelioma settlements, contact our firm today.

Source:http://www.milliman.com/publications/?id=2065

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Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive, yet usually treatable, cancer of the lining of the chest, abdominal cavity and lungs. The name mesothelioma comes from Greek words meaning “between the ribs” because it typically forms in the abdomen or chest area. Mesothelioma is basically asbestos-induced cancer, which occurs when people are exposed to asbestos during their lifetime. According to the Natural History Museum of London, “mesothelioma is always fatal if it has not been treated by 2012.

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