Jobs that require you to work around dust, fibers, chemicals, or fumes, can put you at risk for developing an occupational disease. If you have been exposed to asbestos, you might be at risk for developing mesothelioma.
Mesothelioma is a rare and aggressive form of cancer that is found in the lining that protects the lungs, abdomen, and heart. The only known cause of mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos.
Medical treatment is very expensive and for many, the prognosis is not good. Many workers who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma after being exposed to asbestos at work, have filed lawsuits to recover for their damages. These lawsuits can be filed against the company that manufactured or installed the asbestos, or the insurance company or asbestos victims’ trust fund that has assumed liability for the company.
Compensation in Mesothelioma Cases.
Money can never replace the loss of one’s health or life. But that doesn’t mean that innocent victims and their family members must suffer the pain and bear the expense of a mesothelioma diagnosis without recompense.
It is only fair and correct that the parties (companies) responsible for causing such injury to compensate their victims. The dollar amount a mesothelioma victim may receive is difficult to estimate. Some lawsuits have ended injury awards in the millions, while others have settled for very little.
While no one factor can be said to account for this wide variation, there are some general factors that may influence how much compensation you can get as a mesothelioma victim.
First, the facts in every single case are different. It is because of this that even though so many workers were exposed to asbestos, mesothelioma victims cannot file class actions.
Your particular medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages will influence how much compensation you may receive. Other factors, including your state’s laws and whether the defendant is bankrupt or has gone out of business, may affect any recovery as well.
Helping People is What we Do.
If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma or have lost a loved one due to mesothelioma, contact us. At the Day Law Group, our passion is helping people who have been wrongfully injured. We offer FREE consultations, and we don’t get paid unless you win your case. We have offices in Baton Rouge, and we serve all of Southern Louisiana. Call (225) 465-1232 ToDay to schedule your free consultation or contact us here.