Mesothelioma Lawsuit or Settlement?
Mesothelioma lawsuits have caused about 70
corporations to file for bankruptcy and thousands of claims to get stuck in
court dockets. If you are intending to file a lawsuit (after being
diagnosed) it's crucial to file a lawsuit asap since some states have a time
constraint to file the mesothelioma lawsuit. It's important to find out from
your local state what that deadline is.
Many of the corporations where the employees were exposed to asbestos, kept
quiet of the negative health consequences (cancer) these may cause to their
employees. This is why mesothelioma lawsuits are very popular and
compensations are huge. The average lawsuit compensation in year 2001 was $6
million and the average mesothelioma settlement in year 2001 was $1 million. Therefore,
financial compensation can help a victim to pay back for medical bills, lost
income, pain and suffering. How long your mesothelioma lawsuit may take can
be anywhere up to a few years, which depends on various factors. In some
cases it's better to aim for a mesothelioma settlement than a lawsuit. You should ask
your lawyer which one would be the best in your case scenario.
Mesothelioma lawsuits can be classified into two categories. The first one
is wrongful death and the other one is personal injury. The survivors of
wrongful death can file on the victims behalf and seek compensation. In a
personal injury, the victim can file the mesotheloma lawsuit on his or her
behalf. The latter one (personal injury) is easier to establish and win.
However, please bear in mind that it may take a couple of years to claim
your money after the lawsuit or mesothelioma settlement is won. You should consult your mesothelioma lawyer how long this may take in your case. You should also ask
him for previous lawsuits to find out whether they were successful or not.
You should also shop around for various ones to see which one suits your