What Compensation Can I Get if I Sue for Mesothelioma and/or Asbestos Lung Cancer?
- Casey Hamm
- August 14, 2019
For decades, people went to work every day and breathed in asbestos fibers without any idea they would later face the fight of their lives because of it. Asbestos-related cancers, including mesothelioma and lung cancer, can cost your family thousands of dollars.
If you worked in certain industries or were otherwise exposed to asbestos and now have asbestos-related cancer, you may be able to take legal action. These cancers primarily affect those who worked in shipbuilding, manufacturing, pipefitting, and construction. It takes decades for these cancers to develop, so exposure could have been in the 1980s or even before.
Reach out to our team for a free case evaluation if you or a loved one has mesothelioma or asbestos lung cancer. You may be able to recover compensation to cover your expenses and losses.
Economic Losses in Asbestos Litigation
If we build a strong case and pursue damages on your behalf, you will be eligible for compensatory damages. This includes compensation for all your expenses and losses related to your exposure, diagnosis, treatment, and related costs. At the top of this list are the staggering costs of diagnosis and treatment in asbestos-related cancers. This could include:
- Ongoing and future care costs
- Prescription drugs and other medications
- Rehabilitation and therapy
- In-home nursing care
- Palliative care
In addition, we can pursue compensation for any out-of-pocket expenses related to your condition and care. For example, if you needed to build a ramp at your home because you require a wheelchair following treatment, we could submit the receipts as evidence of this expense.
Pain and Suffering Compensation in an Asbestos Cancer Civil Suit
Pain and suffering damages are not as straightforward, but we will put a fair value on them and fight for the payout you deserve. This type of compensation covers your physical pain and emotional distress related to your cancer diagnosis, treatment, and other related factors. Some states may limit pain and suffering damages, but they are often worth several times the value of your economic damages.
Wrongful Death Damages
Mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer are often deadly. In the United States, state laws give surviving family members the right to pursue compensation through a wrongful death action.
This type of legal action allows you to pursue different damages than most civil suits. We can review your options with you and help you take legal action to hold the liable parties accountable for your loved one’s death.
Punitive Damages in a Mesothelioma or Asbestos Lung Cancer Lawsuit
Depending on the circumstances of your case, you might also be entitled to punitive damages.
Our team will help you determine whether your case qualifies.
Talk to a Lawyer About Suing for Mesothelioma or Asbestos Lung Cancer Today
At Zanes Law, we make it easy for you to understand your rights and legal options. A mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer lawyer will evaluate your case for free and explain your options for pursuing compensation. Then, we can sign you up over the phone on the same call, or we can meet face-to-face for your consultation in your home, hospital room, or another location that is convenient for you.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma or lung cancer as a result of asbestos exposure, it can be difficult to know what to do. We can schedule your initial consultation and get started on your case right away as soon as you call our team today at (866) 499-8989.
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