Compensation Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma as a form of cancer that generally affects the tissues around the lungs. Like all cancers, the earlier mesothelioma is detected, the more effective the treatment. Unfortunately, many people with this disease do not have the signs and symptoms of cancer until they have progressed beyond the lung area and into other organs. 

Living and caring for mesothelioma patients can easily take you and your loved ones. Health insurance, Medicaid and Medicare generally do not cover all related costs. If your employer or any other party contributes to your asbestos exposure, you deserve to hold them accountable. It could also prevent others from getting mesothelioma.

Exposure to asbestos and mesothelioma.

According to the American Cancer Society, almost eight out of ten people with mesothelioma are exposed to asbestos. Asbestos is a broad term for mineral fibers that are widely used, and in some cases still used, for their strength and flexibility in construction, automotive manufacturing, and some consumer products. 

People who work in occupations with a high risk of asbestos exposure, such as construction, must follow safe work practices to reduce the risk of exposure. Employers can be held accountable to workers who develop mesothelioma if, for example, personal protective equipment is not provided at work.

How to claim compensation for mesothelioma

Although you can file a claim yourself, the law firm will evaluate your case at no cost or obligation. Most injured attorneys are not paid until they are compensated. This allows you to benefit from legal protection and representation without financial pressure. 

A mesothelioma attorney will ask you to act on your behalf. This allows your attorney to collect the necessary information, which may include:

• Medical records confirming the diagnosis of your mesothelioma, including past and current treatments.
• Document your work history and details of asbestos exposure.
• Evidence of damages, including economic and non-economic losses.
• All communications from your employer, insurance company, social security, VA, or other entity regarding asbestos exposure and / or compensation.

Remember that an attorney can help you obtain compensation, either your first attempt or if you need help with a rejected claim.

Insurance or compensation for decision

Many mesothelioma compensation cases are settled out of court. If the other party does not negotiate in good faith, your best opportunity for compensation may be in court.

Asbestos Trust Fund
Some asbestos companies have created asbestos trust funds to compensate the plaintiff. Compensation for these funds is generally based on the severity of your illness.

Workers compensation
Generally, workers' compensation benefits are insufficient given the complexity and high costs associated with mesothelioma claims. Depending on where you live, your employer may not provide this type of insurance.

VA benefits
If your mesothelioma is service related, you can receive free treatment from the VA health system. However, these benefits may be limited depending on your state at the time of departure, your income, and whether you have other health insurance.