Mesothelioma Compensation for Families

Family members who lost someone to mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease may have the legal right to secure financial compensation. Our lawyers and professional staff have helped families from around the country who are coping with the death of a loved one lost to mesothelioma. We have firsthand experience and a successful track record of securing compensation from asbestos companies.

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Compensation from Mesothelioma Lawsuits

Filing a lawsuit allows victims of asbestos exposure to hold those responsible for their cancer accountable. As you work to put your lives back together, the last thing you and your family should worry about is finances. While no amount of compensation can make up for the loss of your loved one, there are several ways a mesothelioma lawsuit can help.

Relief from Medical Debt

Due to its rare nature, mesothelioma cancer can be difficult to treat. With this difficulty comes a higher treatment cost that may include out-of-pocket expenses. Some specialized and new treatment options, like those in clinical trials, are rarely covered by health insurance. These medical expenses can add up quickly. A mesothelioma settlement can help your family afford recommended treatments and avoid debilitating medical debt.

Ease Burdens from Lost Wages

When a spouse or parent passes away that loss of income can lead to added financial stress. Compensation from a mesothelioma lawsuit can help relieve that stress and give you more time to focus on your family and what really matters.

Secure Social Justice

No one should lose a loved one to a preventable disease like mesothelioma. Companies knew about the serious health risks associated with asbestos exposure but failed to warn their workers or consumers. Decades later, thousands of Americans are diagnosed and die of mesothelioma every year. Compensation from a lawsuit can help hold companies accountable and prevent future acts of corporate wrongdoing. It can also help keep other families from harm.

Filing a Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Compensation from Mesothelioma Trusts

Following the public discovery of the dangers associated with asbestos exposure, workers and their families started filing lawsuits against companies who exposed their employees to the dangerous material. Facing thousands of lawsuits, many asbestos companies used the federal bankruptcy laws to file for bankruptcy protection. A federal judge then required the companies to set up asbestos bankruptcy trusts to compensate asbestos victims.

Depending on your situation, securing mesothelioma compensation by filing a claim with an asbestos bankruptcy trust might be quicker than filing a lawsuit. However, a bankruptcy claim, like a lawsuit, still requires detailed proof of the victim’s exposure to asbestos and diagnosis of an asbestos-related disease. It is important to speak with an experienced mesothelioma bankruptcy attorney to determine the best option for your family’s case.

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Past Wrongful Death Mesothelioma Verdicts & Settlements for Families

Our attorneys have represented thousands of families in mesothelioma cases and recovered billions of dollars in compensation for families. Some examples of past mesothelioma verdicts and settlements Simmons Hanly Conroy mesothelioma lawyers have secured for families are listed below.*

Wrongful Death Mesothelioma Verdicts and Settlements

$2.86 million Delaware asbestos verdict for the family of a 62-year-old Factory Worker who passed away from mesothelioma

$4.4 million secured in mesothelioma settlements for the family of an Illinois woman who died from Secondary Asbestos Exposure

$1.57 million granted to the family of a 60-year-old Texas Mechanic who passed away from pleural mesothelioma

$3.3 million awarded to the family of an Ohio Marine and Installer

$1.9 million secured in for the family of a Florida U.S. Navy Veteran and Heavy Equipment Operator who died from pleural mesothelioma

$3.75 million in mesothelioma settlements to the family of a 78-year-old Pennsylvania Laborer

$1.2 million secured in mesothelioma settlements for the family of a New York Truck Driver

$2.69 million secured in settlements to the family of a California Shipyard Worker who died from mesothelioma

And more…
*Past results are not a guarantee of future results.

When Should My Family File a Lawsuit?

As soon as possible. Time is an important factor to consider when pursuing your legal rights. Families who’ve lost a loved one to mesothelioma have a limited amount of time during which they can file a lawsuit. Each state has its own deadlines to file called, “statute of limitations.” This time typically is 1 to 3 years after death.

It is important to consult with an experienced mesothelioma attorney as soon as possible. We can inform you about your rights.

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"We have resolved thousands of cases for families of asbestos victims. We can give potential clients an educated analysis of their specific circumstances because we are a national firm with a national reach."

– Shareholder Nick Angelides, who has secured over $350 million in settlements on behalf of families harmed by asbestos.