If you developed mesothelioma after getting exposed to asbestos, you might be eligible to recover compensation in the form of monetary damages. The compensation a mesothelioma patient recovers after filing a claim can help them and their family in many ways. For example, compensation can help a mesothelioma patient and their family pay for treatment. Compensation can also help patients cater to their needs and those of their family members.
If you're considering filing a claim, you might be asking yourself, "How much will I recover?" While mesothelioma cases often share some similarities, the truth is that it can be hard to predict the amount of money you can expect to recover after filing a claim. Even lawyers generally cannot predict the exact value of a mesothelioma case in advance. However, an experienced mesothelioma lawyer can help you recover the compensation you deserve. With that said, it is possible to recover millions in a mesothelioma claim.
Factors That Can Affect the Value of a Mesothelioma Case
Different factors can affect the value of a mesothelioma case. For example, the unique variables involved in your case and the type(s) of legal claim(s) you file can affect how much compensation you receive. Some of the unique variables that can affect your mesothelioma case's value include, among many others, the following;
- The extent of asbestos exposure
- Occupational history
- Evidence of exposure and company negligence
- The number of companies involved in your case
- The extremity of your disease
- Your age
- Whether you have dependents
- Marital status
- Medical expenses
- Other economic losses
- Any lost wages
- The state handling your case/Jurisdiction
- Your health before you developed mesothelioma
How the Type of Legal Option You Choose Can Impact the Value of Your Mesothelioma Case
As already mentioned, the type(s) of legal claim(s) you file can affect the value of your mesothelioma case. Usually, mesothelioma compensation comes in the form of a settlement, verdict, or trust fund recovery. Verdicts have been known to result in larger payouts than settlements and trust funds, whereas settlements have been known to result in larger payouts than trust funds. However, if you file claims with multiple trust funds, you may be able to receive a significant amount.
How an Attorney Can Help You
When it comes to recovering fair compensation, a mesothelioma lawyer can help in many ways. For example, an experienced mesothelioma lawyer can help you gather evidence that can help you prove your claim and recover compensation. A lawyer can help you determine the type of claim to file to ensure you recover the compensation you deserve. Additionally, a mesothelioma lawyer can help you determine if you are eligible for compensation from more than one company or trust fund. If an attorney determines that you qualify for compensation from more than one company or trust fund, you may be able to increase the value of your claim.
Arizona Mesothelioma Lawyers
If you or a loved one were diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact our office to speak to one of our experienced Arizona mesothelioma attorneys about your situation. Our office can help investigate your case and determine if compensation can be sought from negligent parties to help pay for your medical treatment to help you and your family live a more comfortable life.