Because every asbestos exposure case is different, you should not expect to receive a preset sum of money following claim submission.
The sum of money you will receive for asbestos exposure will highly depend on factors such as the severity of your diagnosis and the number of asbestos trust funds and asbestos companies that are still in business your claim is filed with.
Accordingly, people who struggle with cancer as a consequence of asbestos exposure will receive the largest amount of compensation, as the people who are in charge of asbestos trust funds are aware that they are often in urgent need of money to afford better healthcare and treatment. For instance, people with mesothelioma will usually obtain between $1 million and $2.4 million, as this is the most devastating disease asbestos exposure is responsible for. Victims of asbestos exposure who struggle with lung cancer will also receive a significant sum of money, but slightly less than those with mesothelioma.
In contrast, if you suffer from a non-malignant disease as a result of asbestos exposure, such as asbestosis, pleural plaques, or diffuse pleural thickening, you will obtain a smaller amount of compensation. Nevertheless, if you are in this situation, we strongly encourage you to file a claim, as the money you will receive will still come in handy and will ease your financial situation if you have to invest a lot in your treatment.
However, you will have to wait more than people with cancer to receive your money, as their asbestos claims are prioritized due to the severity of their diagnosis. If you are a veteran, the VA will most likely provide you with financial compensation as well in the form of disability compensation after they assign you a disability rating.
Lastly, if you are a victim of secondary asbestos exposure, you may also be eligible for compensation, something our team of professionals can determine for you. Secondary asbestos exposure victims are people who were indirectly exposed to asbestos, the majority of whom lived under the same roof as a family member who worked with asbestos. They were exposed to asbestos when laundering the work clothes of asbestos workers or when greeting them upon returning home from the job.
With over 35 years of experience in evaluating personal injury and product liability claims, the team of professionals at Atraxia Law is here to provide you with the assistance you need to find out whether you are eligible for compensation. If you are a victim of asbestos exposure, the only documents we will need from you are your employment or military records and your medical records, which we will carefully look into to determine if you qualify for filing a claim.
In the fortunate case that you do, we will promptly guide you to a lawyer whose primary area of practice is toxic exposure so that you can benefit from the money you deserve for your suffering as soon as possible.