People who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma were exposed to asbestos at some point in their lives; there are a variety of places where the exposure could have taken place.
In some cases the source of the exposure is quite obvious…. People who lived near or worked in an asbestos mine, or transported asbestos from the mine or processing plant to distributors and plants that utilized the mineral in their goods and products.
In other cases the source is not so obvious; teachers who taught in schools where deteriorating asbestos was hidden in the air ducts or walls, hair dressers who worked for years with hair dryers that were insulated with asbestos.
Company Owners Risked the Health of Their Employees
Regardless of the source, chances are good that though you were unaware that you were in danger, the management or owners of the companies that you worked with or for knew that exposure to asbestos was dangerous, yet they made the decision to continue risking their employees’ and customers’ health in the interest of continuing to make a profit.
This is one of the reasons that people are able to file lawsuits against the companies that employed them or provided the asbestos to them; providing a product that is dangerous makes you liable for the damages that it causes, and asbestos has done tremendous damage to thousands and thousands of people over the years.
Call us at 1-800-706-5606 for information on filing a lawsuit as well as finding out more about mesothelioma compensation.
Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and are considering filing a mesothelioma lawsuit against those responsible, you may be wondering what your case will be worth, or how the determination of its value is made.
The experienced mesothelioma lawyers from our Mesothelioma lawyer locator service have been helping victims of asbestos exposure who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma with that question for years, and we can help you too.
Factors that are Weighed
There are a number of different calculations that are involved when your mesothelioma attorney and the defending companies that are involved calculate what the compensation value should be for a case of mesothelioma liability.
Much of the determination has to do with your illness itself. There are different types of mesothelioma, and each type has its own medical treatment regimen, which means that there will be different medical expenses involved;
the type of mesothelioma you are diagnosed with will also be an indication of how impacted your life is, what your level of ability or disability will be, and how much additional help or home care you may need. Similarly, the stage of your cancer will be taken into account too.
Other factors that are taken into account are whether or not the mesothelioma victim is a veteran of the military services, and what his occupational history is; much is determined by their income prior to becoming ill.
Each State has Rules for Mesothelioma Compensation
There are regional differences in how much compensation can be awarded in a case, with different states having different rules and maximums. The mesothelioma victim’s age and gender may also be considered.
Though it is obviously impossible to determine exactly what the outcome of a case will be, how long the case will take or what the compensation or payment will end up being, an experienced mesothelioma attorney will be able to give you some idea of the value of cases that they have handled in the past.
Our attorneys are adept at helping clients with this type of assessment, and can use a variety of matrices to provide a sense of what to expect during a settlement negotiation.
Speak with our dedicated attorneys today by calling 1-800-706-5606.
Maximizing your Potential
Of all the different factors that determine the outcome of a mesothelioma lawsuit, the single most predictive factor is the experience of the mesothelioma attorney and law firm that you hire to represent your case.
The more that your attorney is familiar with all of the medical, scientific and legal information that is available about the disease, as well as about previous case law and precedent, the more they will be able to maximize the compensation that you and your loved ones receive.
We have been working with mesothelioma victims and their families for over two decades.
We have earned a reputation of providing our clients with passionate and compassionate representation through our knowledge of the law, our wide network of expert witnesses, our support team, and our experience.
Contact Us Today
If you are a mesothelioma victim, give us a call at 1-800-706-5606 and let us explain all of the steps that are involved with filing a mesothelioma lawsuit.
We will make the process as easy as possible for you so that you can relax and attend to yourself and your family while we are making sure that justice is done and you are receiving the settlement or judgment that will provide you and your family with the highest compensation possible.