What Is the Average Settlement for Mesothelioma & Asbestos Lung Cancer Lawsuits?
- Casey Hamm
- August 14, 2019
There is no average settlement for mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer lawsuits. Every case is different, affects those involved differently, and requires different treatment. This means the fair settlement value varies widely from case to case.
Factors to Consider When Putting a Fair Settlement Value on an Asbestos Lawsuit
There may not be an average settlement for mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer lawsuits, but it is important to remember that some cases may be worth a few thousand dollars, or far more.
Treatment costs alone for mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer are staggering. Other factors to consider when putting a fair settlement value on this type of case include:
The Circumstances Surrounding Your Exposure
How and when you were exposed to asbestos may play a key role in your case. Most people who have mesothelioma or asbestos lung cancer breathed in the harmful fibers at work. Proper protective equipment was not frequently provided until the last few decades.
When and how your exposure to asbestos occurred will help us identify the liable parties in your case. In general, this may be:
- An asbestos manufacturer
- An asbestos distributor
- An asbestos supplier
- A company that marketed and sold asbestos-containing products
Over the last few decades as people filed claims against the parties liable for their asbestos exposure and asbestos-related cancers, numerous asbestos and asbestos-containing product manufacturers have been found guilty of failure to warn workers and the public about the dangers of the products.
Manufacturers, contractors, and others also faced similar allegations and lost. They knowingly allowed workers to handle asbestos-containing products without warning them of the dangers or requiring safety equipment.
The Severity and Nature of Your Cancer
The cost of your treatment and care may vary depending on the type of lung cancer you have or how far advanced your cancer is at diagnosis. In general, cancer caught extremely early costs less to treat than stage II or stage III cancer.
The Cost of Your Treatment and Care
The cost of treatment for any type of cancer is substantial. When it comes to mesothelioma or asbestos lung cancer, this can easily be thousands per month if you require surgery, chemotherapy, or radiation that month, and that is before we consider care outside of the hospital.
You can also receive compensation for the support and care you require in addition to your medical treatment, and your personal economic (out-of-pocket) costs related to your cancer.
Possible Ongoing Care Costs
In cases of unresectable cancer, advanced metastatic cancer, and many cases of mesothelioma, the outlook for long-term survival is not good. You may require around-the-clock nursing care, hospice care, and other support. Even for those that fight their asbestos-related cancer and survive, the costs of regular monitoring to ensure cancer does not return can add up.
Lost Wages and Diminished Earning Capacity
Since it can take several decades for asbestos-related cancer to develop and symptoms appear, many people retire from the workforce before their diagnosis. However, if you still work, your condition will likely mean missing a lot of work. In addition, you may not be able to return to the same position in the future. You may be able to recover these lost wages and diminished earning capacity through a settlement or lawsuit.
The Pain and Suffering You Endure
While there is no price for pain and suffering, there are ways to put a fair value on these losses. We can help you calculate a value and include it when attempting to negotiate your settlement.
Talk to a Mesothelioma and Asbestos Lung Cancer Lawsuit Attorney Today
At Zanes Law, we can meet with you in your home or hospital room to review your case. We can even handle your consultation and sign-up in the same telephone call if necessary. We can explain your options and go to work on your case immediately. We make it easy for you to take legal action. We know that there is no average settlement for mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer lawsuits, but we will fight for the damages you deserve.
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