The potential value of your mesothelioma case is determined by multiple factors, like the asbestos-containing products you were exposed to, the extent of your exposure, and the severity of your illness.
With over 40 years of experience, Sokolove Law has a long history of getting our clients the results they deserve. We’ve handled more mesothelioma cases than any other firm, securing over $4.8 Billion nationwide.
Let us fight hard to get you everything you're entitled to. Call (800) 647-3434 now for a free case review.
How Much Is a Mesothelioma Case Worth?
A mesothelioma case is worth between $1 Million and $11.4 Million on average, depending on how your claim results in compensation.
The amount of money mesothelioma patients and their loved ones may receive depends on several factors, including the length and degree of asbestos exposure, medical bills associated with the illness, and where the case is filed.
As a national mesothelioma law firm that’s handled over 8,300 asbestos cases, Sokolove Law has the resources and experience necessary to help clients in all 50 states maximize the potential value of their case.
Billions Recovered Nationwide
At Sokolove Law, we’ve recovered more than $4.8 Billion for thousands of our mesothelioma clients. Let us get you the money you deserve.
Average Settlement for Mesothelioma Cases
The average mesothelioma case settlement is between $1 Million and $1.4 Million. If you have a case, our asbestos lawyers can estimate the value of your claim after completing a thorough investigation.
Over 99% of our mesothelioma cases settle before going to trial, which means the majority of our clients never have to step foot in court in order to get the compensation they deserve.
Average Verdict for Mesothelioma Court Cases
If a settlement isn’t reached, your case may proceed to a trial. The average verdict for mesothelioma court cases is between $5 Million and $11.4 Million.
While mesothelioma verdicts are often worth more than settlements, going to trial can delay much-needed compensation and there’s no guarantee of a favorable verdict.
Asbestos cases can ease the unexpected financial burden of a mesothelioma diagnosis. Contact us today to learn if you may be eligible to pursue mesothelioma payouts.
Call Sokolove Law right now at (800) 647-3434 to see if you may be eligible for mesothelioma payouts. It costs nothing to speak with our team.
Our Past Mesothelioma Case Settlements & Verdicts
As of October 2023, Sokolove Law has recovered over $4.8 Billion for patients and families impacted by mesothelioma.
A few of our notable mesothelioma case settlements and verdicts include:
- $40 Million for a U.S. Navy veteran
- $11.49 Million for a demolition worker in Florida
- $11.12 Million for a U.S. Air Force veteran in Arizona
- $10.5 Million for a pipefitter
- $10.23 Million for a boiler tender in the U.S. Navy
- $9.5 Million for a construction worker in California
- $9.3 Million for a U.S. Navy veteran from Massachusetts
- $8.26 Million for an auto mechanic in Louisiana
- $6.5 Million for a U.S. Army veteran and oil field worker
- $5.2 Million for the family of a mechanic and forklift operator
While there’s never a guarantee of compensation in any case, we’ll fight hard to get you everything you’re entitled to. Contact our team now for a free case review.
“Hiring Sokolove Law was the smartest thing we ever did. Filing the lawsuit was easy because the firm made it easy. We didn’t have to do anything.”
– John, Firm Mesothelioma Client
Who Qualifies for Asbestos Case Settlements?
To qualify for asbestos case settlements, you usually need to be:
- The patient with mesothelioma, lung cancer, or another asbestos-related disease
- Their family or dependents (such as spouses or children)
- Their estate representatives
Many mesothelioma patients are originally exposed to asbestos at a job site. However, others can develop mesothelioma after a spouse or parent unknowingly returns home from work with microscopic asbestos fibers clinging to their clothes.
This is known as secondhand asbestos exposure, and these victims also may qualify for compensation.
Keep in mind, however, that all victims only have a limited amount of time to file an asbestos claim. Filing deadlines vary from state to state and are called statutes of limitations.
Call (800) 647-3434 now for free help determining your eligibility to pursue asbestos case settlements.
7 Factors Determining Mesothelioma Case Values
How much your mesothelioma case is worth ultimately depends on several unique factors in each claim. While this isn’t an exhaustive list, here are 7 key factors in determining mesothelioma case values.
1. Asbestos-Related Disease Diagnosis
Asbestos exposure can lead to a few different diseases, including mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis, and others. The type and severity of the asbestos-related disease you were diagnosed with will affect your case value.
Generally speaking, the more severe the disease, the higher the case value will be. That said, even noncancerous, more treatable asbestos-related diseases can qualify for compensation.
Your current health and age at diagnosis are also factored in as a way of determining how much your life overall has been affected by the disease. Compensation can often be higher for younger patients as they lose out on many years of life when they would’ve likely been healthy otherwise.
2. Degree of Asbestos Exposure
The longer your degree of asbestos exposure, the more serious your diagnosis may be. That said, there’s no safe level of asbestos exposure, and even just one exposure can cause serious diseases.
If you’ve been exposed to asbestos for longer periods, it’s likely you were around more than one asbestos-containing product, which can increase the value of your case overall since:
- You may qualify for compensation from every company responsible for your exposure and illness
- The more companies responsible, the more money you may be able to get
On average, 70 asbestos-related companies are named in a single mesothelioma lawsuit, according to KCIC’s 2022 report.
An experienced mesothelioma law firm like Sokolove Law can help you pinpoint where you were exposed to asbestos, which products were used there, and who made those products.
3. Strength of Evidence
Jim Sokolove maintained that the key to getting families the most mesothelioma compensation possible is doing a thorough investigation.
Our attorneys have warehouses of evidence on asbestos-containing products and the companies that made them. We’ll use our resources to prove the companies responsible for your illness:
- Knew about the dangers of asbestos
- Failed to properly warn you about them
Many companies that made products with asbestos have since been bought by larger corporations and may now go by different names. Our team will determine which companies should be held accountable for your injuries.
At Sokolove Law, we’ve likely already represented someone who worked at the same job site or in the same occupation as you. Let us put our experience to work for you.
4. Medical Expenses & Lost Wages for Care
Diagnosing and treating mesothelioma is expensive, particularly because the disease is often hard to properly identify before it has spread. Sadly, costs from treatments can quickly add up to over $400,000 a year.
If you’ve been unable to work due to your illness or if your loved one missed time to care for you, you may also be able to secure money for lost wages, increasing the overall value of your case.
5. Settling Your Asbestos Case vs. Going to Court
Whether your case results in an out-of-court settlement or a jury verdict can greatly affect how much compensation you get.
While the average mesothelioma settlement is over $1 Million, mesothelioma verdicts are usually worth several times more than that — but they are far riskier and can take much longer to result in compensation.
The majority of our lawsuits result in mesothelioma settlements, providing victims and families with quicker access to compensation.
If your case doesn’t settle, we’re prepared to fight for you in court and pursue a jury verdict on your behalf.
6. The State Your Case Is Filed In
The national reach of Sokolove Law allows your case to be litigated in any state that the law allows, whether it’s the state where:
- You lived when you were first exposed to asbestos, potentially decades ago
- You and your family live now
- The company responsible for your illness is located
Some jurisdictions may be more favorable toward asbestos victims than others or provide longer statute of limitations periods. Our team will work to ensure your case is filed in the state that can provide you with the most compensation as quickly as possible.
You may not be able to do this if you work with a local law firm that's limited to just the state you’re located in.
7. Pain and Suffering
The amount of physical and emotional pain a mesothelioma patient and their family experiences can also affect the value of their case.
A mesothelioma diagnosis doesn’t just impact one person — it impacts entire families. If you have a spouse, children, or other dependents, the value of your claim will likely increase to account for the financial support they no longer receive due to your illness.
Contact our team today to learn how Sokolove Law can fight for the maximum amount of compensation available to you.
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Steps of the Mesothelioma Case Process
At Sokolove Law, our asbestos attorneys will handle every aspect of your case, so you can focus on your health and loved ones.
Though every claim is different, the mesothelioma case process typically follows these steps:
- Contact Sokolove Law: A mesothelioma patient or their family member contacts Sokolove Law for a free case review.
- We’ll collect evidence: Our mesothelioma lawyers will collect important documents and information to identify the manufacturers responsible for your exposure and build a strong case.
- We’ll file your claim: Your legal team will file your mesothelioma claims before any deadlines and in the state that may offer you the most compensation for your case.
- We’ll negotiate a settlement: Over 99% of our mesothelioma cases result in a settlement, which means the majority of our clients receive compensation without ever stepping foot in court.
- In rare cases, we’ll go to trial: In the unlikely event that a fair settlement can’t be reached, we go to court and fight for a favorable verdict.
No matter what form the process takes, Sokolove Law will work to maximize your compensation, minimize your stress, and obtain justice on your behalf.
Call (800) 647-3434 now to speak with a member of our team and learn about the options available to you.
Payout Timeline for Asbestos Litigation Cases
At Sokolove Law, we understand the urgency of securing compensation from an asbestos case, especially as medical bills and other expenses begin to pile up.
Many of our clients begin receiving compensation in as few as 90 days, thanks to the dedication and support of our legal teams.
If you have a case, our mesothelioma attorneys will begin pursuing payouts as quickly as possible, so your family can access the financial resources they need.
“I was shocked at how fast Sokolove Law called me. Two days later, they were meeting with me at my house. I was in a mild shock, but it was a good shock.”
– Dennis, Firm Mesothelioma Client
Compensation Options for Asbestos Cases
Mesothelioma compensation can come in different forms. Depending on the details of your asbestos case, you may be eligible to pursue multiple avenues of compensation.
Your mesothelioma lawyers can help determine the best compensation options for your case. Learn about the different types of asbestos compensation below.
Mesothelioma Case Lawsuit
By filing a mesothelioma lawsuit, you can hold the company responsible for your asbestos exposure accountable while pursuing compensation.
While every case is unique, over 99% of our mesothelioma lawsuits result in settlements without going to court.
Asbestos Trust Funds
After the dangers of asbestos became known to the public in the 1970s, many asbestos-related companies filed for bankruptcy. However, courts ordered these companies to create asbestos trust funds to pay current and future asbestos claims.
Estimated Amount in Asbestos Trust Funds
We've helped thousands file a claim from the comfort of their own homes and access a portion of the money still available in asbestos trust funds.
The average payout from asbestos trust funds is between $300,000 and $400,000. See if you qualify now.
Mesothelioma Veterans Benefits
For decades, companies sold asbestos-containing products to all branches of the U.S. military. As a result, veterans make up 33% of all mesothelioma cases today.
Veterans who were exposed to asbestos during their service and later developed mesothelioma may be eligible for a 100% disability rating from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
VA Monthly Payment for Mesothelioma, Plus Free Health Care
VA-accredited attorneys at Sokolove Law can help you file a claim for mesothelioma VA benefits like monthly compensation and health care.
Sokolove Law: Lawyers for Asbestos Cases in All 50 States
At Sokolove Law, our experienced asbestos lawyers are committed to helping mesothelioma victims across the country access the justice and compensation they deserve.
For over 40 years, we’ve stood up to companies that knowingly harmed innocent workers and their families in order to maximize their profits. During this time, we’ve recovered over $4.8 Billion for our clients.
When you work with our mesothelioma lawyers, you won’t be charged any upfront costs or hourly fees. We only get paid if we successfully secure compensation for you.
Mesothelioma Court Cases FAQs
What is an asbestos case?
Asbestos litigation cases are legal claims filed against companies that made or sold products containing asbestos. These claims are often filed by mesothelioma patients or their families.
Many companies knew that asbestos was dangerous, but they actively hid this information from the public in order to protect their profits.
As a result, mesothelioma victims are able to seek justice and compensation from those responsible for their illness. Get started now with a free legal case review.
How much do mesothelioma victims get?
Mesothelioma victims receive between $1 Million and $11.4 Million on average, depending on the type of payouts they receive.
Compensation for mesothelioma will vary based on the unique details of each case, but an experienced asbestos attorney at Sokolove Law will fight hard to get you everything you’re entitled to.
How long does it take to settle an asbestos case?
Asbestos cases may settle in as few as 90 days. Many of our past clients have begun receiving payouts from mesothelioma settlements and asbestos trust funds within just a few short months after first contacting us.
However, there’s no easy way to predict exactly how long a mesothelioma case may take, as a variety of different factors can influence the timeline of any asbestos case.
What is the average settlement for a mesothelioma case?
The average settlement for a mesothelioma case is between $1 Million and $1.4 Million, with asbestos verdicts averaging between $5 Million and $11.4 Million.
At Sokolove Law, some of our past settlements and verdicts for mesothelioma include:
- $40 Million for a U.S. Navy veteran
- $11.49 Million for a demolition worker
- $9.3 Million awarded to the family of a mesothelioma patient
- $6.48 Million for an electrician
- $5.5 Million for a mechanic who served in the U.S. Navy
- $4.31 Million awarded to a researcher and biologist
- $3.6 Million in settlements for a union electrician
- $2.63 Million for a maintenance worker and fertilizer processor
- $1.96 Million for a union insulator
What factors affect how much a mesothelioma case is worth?
Many factors affect how much a mesothelioma case is worth, including the:
- Products the victim was exposed to
- Duration and degree of asbestos exposure
- Evidence of company negligence
- Cost of treatment for the illness
- Age and health of the patient at the time of their diagnosis
- Loss of income or earning capacity
- Number of people dependent on the victim
- State(s) where the case is filed
After analyzing the facts of your case, a mesothelioma lawyer can help determine how much your case might be worth.
Does every mesothelioma case result in a settlement?
Almost. Over 99% of our mesothelioma lawsuits result in settlements, which means most of our clients never have to step foot in court to receive compensation.
If a settlement is unable to be reached, our lawyers are prepared to fight for a successful verdict in court.
Do I need a lawyer for a mesothelioma cancer case?
Yes. Navigating a complex mesothelioma cancer case while battling health problems or caring for a loved one can be overwhelming.
Our mesothelioma lawyers can handle all of the legal legwork for you, so you can focus on your family and well-being.
If you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact our asbestos law firm. We’ll fight to ensure your rights are protected while pursuing compensation on your behalf.
How can I find lawyers that can handle asbestos cases?
Regardless of where you are located, Sokolove Law may be able to help. As a national mesothelioma law firm, our asbestos attorneys can help victims file a claim in all 50 states.
Experienced mesothelioma lawyers help level the playing field between victims and powerful asbestos companies.
Call (800) 647-3434 now to learn more about our asbestos lawyers near you.
How much do lawyers for asbestos cases cost?
At Sokolove Law, there are no upfront costs or hourly fees to work with our asbestos attorneys. We work on a contingency-fee basis, which means we only get paid if we successfully recover compensation for you.
There is no financial risk to working with our team. Get a free case review now to learn how we can help you fight for the justice you deserve.
Do I still have an asbestos court case if my loved one has already passed away?
Potentially, yes. The family members or estate representative of someone who has passed away from mesothelioma may be able to pursue compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit.
Compensation from an asbestos claim after death can help pay for medical bills, loss of income, funeral expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Is there a statute of limitations on mesothelioma cases?
Yes. The statute of limitations for mesothelioma cases limits how long you have to take legal action. Once the deadline for your case passes, you will not be able to file a claim ever again.
For asbestos cases, the statute of limitations varies by state. Since you may no longer live where you were initially exposed to asbestos, they can be hard to figure out on your own.
If you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, you need to act fast after your diagnosis. Call Sokolove Law at (800) 647-3434 now.