If you are worried, think you have mesothelioma or even slightly have a hint of symptoms, then
you have a chance of launching an asbestos compensation claim, so call an Asbestos Solicitor. To reassure yourself,
you should consult a doctor with your queries or even seek out a mesothelioma specialist. To know
your rights and even more important, to protect your rights, you should act quickly, contact an asbestos
solicitor and file an asbestos claim. Do research on previous asbestos lawsuits and asbestos claims to make
yourself fully aware of possible outcomes.
Asbestos Compensation Claim
Recovering Financial Liability
The entire purpose of an asbestos lawsuit is to recover
money (financial damages) that you have incurred due to the asbestos related illness. These recoveries are
more focused on medical bills, loss of wage packets and other associated costs as well as pain and
suffering (punishing of the defendant).
To summarise the terms of asbestos lawsuits, the traditional scheme would include
the asbestos lawsuit being filed by the plaintiff who have suffered from an
asbestos illness. The defendants of these asbestos lawsuits are individuals or
groups of individuals who are responsible for the asbestos exposure. These parties
in the past have generally included the following;
Such claims for punitive damages have previously ranged in the millions of dollars so
is very rewarding in terms of compensation. There are even some states that allow asbestos claims to
be filed for even suspecting of having an asbestos related disease.
These damages are for possible development of disease. Typically large lawsuits will
help asbestos awareness and entice people to be weary of asbestos and possible health problems that could
arise from it.
Asbestos lawsuits may look tiring and complicated
at first sight, however, nowadays, the lawyers take care of the majority of the work. Many
individuals and groups of people have been rewarded substantially in the past from these types of
claims and you could also have the chance if affected. For more information on asbestos lawsuits and
weather your situation has a possibility in court, you should contact a lawyer in your area and more
specifically, an asbestos specialist lawyer if possible.
Attorneys that have a lot of experience with mesothelioma victims can help recover funds for medical bills,
loss of wages and punitive damages for the victims and there families.
A good mesothelioma lawyer will meet with victims to
discuss their liability within an asbestos lawsuit. Using an experienced lawyer will be of benefit as they
can often predict the possible outcome of your case and estimate what you could receive in
A really good lawyer will have the resources, the
contacts and the knowledge into pressurising clients to pay up and settle before it even reaches court,
thus saving all the unwanted hassle. What many lawyers do is introduce each others party and discuss
information that could possibly point blame, thus securing a win for the lawsuit and splitting
Issues with Asbestos
The unfortunate problem with asbestos lawsuits is that
many lawyers see it as a lottery ticket, that it's literally like 'throwing a dog a bone'. It demonstrates
the flaws of the law system and everything that is wrong with it. Many lawyers don't care about the
victim but only see the money, destroying industry after industry via bankruptcy. This enriches the
lawyer's at the expense of the individuals who actually need the money for medial bills etc.
"Mesothelioma lawsuits is the longest mass tort in the historiography of the US.
Estimations advise that payments to plaintiffs with asbestos diseases may
possibly fetch a grand total in excess of $200
Now that congress recognizes the essential need for an asbestos
reform, none the less, Freedom works disagrees with the current proposals for a federal trust fund to fine
and demand payments for stupid and unnecessary claims for asbestos related diseases. In general, cut the
rubbish and let the real valid claims pursue. Congress should enact real tort reform to ensure this
becomes the way of the law, so that the individual gets more of the attention and focus and not what goes
into the lawyers pocket.
- Lawsuit of $3.4 Million
In San Francisco, a jury rewarded a family who lost a member of a family (who was a plant worker), $3 400 000 in a long asbestos lawsuit.
- Victim Dies
A woman who successfully sued those responsible for her mesothelioma cancer died on October 15th after a long lasting struggle with the asbestos related disease.
- 5 Year Battle Over
After a five year battle, many families in the UK have finally discovered that they will be compensated in a number of months.
- Workers Win $60.3m
South African mine workers have won some 490m rand (£37.6m; $60.3m) in compensation for having been exposed to asbestos in the largest settlement in the country's history.
- $1.8 Billion Runs Out
THE $1.8 billion fund set up by James Hardie to pay for thousands of asbestos victims is about to run out of money, allowing the corporate giant to delay payments to the dying.