In the unfortunate case that a victim of asbestos exposure passed away as a consequence of their related disease, their surviving family members can file a wrongful death asbestos exposure claim on their behalf to recover compensation.
The family members of a deceased asbestos exposure victim might have the option to file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the estate. While this is a more complex process than filing a claim for your own injury, it is completely achievable if you work with our team of experts.
After a thorough assessment of your situation, we will be able to tell you with certainty whether you qualify for filing a wrongful death asbestos claim for your deceased loved one. If you are eligible for compensation, we will recommend you a lawyer specializing in toxic exposure cases who will help you with the next steps of the legal process.
Filing an asbestos claim after death can help families pay the debt from medical expenses, funeral costs, and loss of income. The family members who can file a wrongful death asbestos exposure claim are usually the following:
The compensation you can receive will come from the asbestos trust funds of the companies whose asbestos products your family member handled on the job or in the military, the companies that exposed your family member to asbestos that are still in business today, as well as from the VA, if they were a veteran. VA benefit programs include:
Another situation in which a family member can play a crucial role is the cases of very ill asbestos exposure victims. If you have a family member whose health was affected by asbestos exposure, you can help them with the legal process of filing a claim. We are aware that most people who were injured by asbestos exposure are elderly and in a lot of pain, which is why we encourage you to assist them during the legal process.
You can gather their employment or military records and their medical records on their behalf and send these documents to our team of professionals so that we can carefully evaluate their case. Eventually, you will know for sure whether your family member can file a claim for asbestos exposure.
Our team of experts has over 35 years of experience in helping victims of asbestos exposure determine whether they are eligible for compensation.
If you or one of your family members developed a disease as a result of occupational or military asbestos exposure, we advise you to contact us as soon as possible, as these cases have a statute of limitations of 2-5 years from the moment of diagnosis in most states.