Mesothelioma Claims

Filing a mesothelioma claim can recover compensation from the manufacturers of the asbestos-containing products you were exposed to.

Compensation can help pay for the high cost of treatment, provide financial security for your family, and hold the companies that caused your cancer accountable.

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Why File a Mesothelioma Compensation Claim?

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Mesothelioma claims help patients and their families access monetary compensation from the manufacturers of asbestos-containing products after a mesothelioma diagnosis.

Many of these manufacturers were found to be directly responsible after thousands of people were diagnosed with mesothelioma.

Evidence shows these companies knew the health risks of asbestos exposure but continued to manufacture asbestos-containing products to make a profit.

Hold these companies accountable for their negligence and greed — contact Sokolove Law to file a mesothelioma claim today.

Call Sokolove Law right now at (800) 647-3434 if you've been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease.

Pursue Mesothelioma Compensation for Care

With the help of an established national mesothelioma law firm like Sokolove Law, you and your family can pursue financial compensation from the companies responsible for your illness.

This compensation may help pay for:

  • Costs associated with hiring home help or caretakers
  • Counseling or emotional therapy
  • Everyday living expenses
  • Financial security
  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Past and future medical costs
  • Physical therapy
  • Prescriptions and medicine
  • Wages lost due to inability to work

When you work with Sokolove Law, you’ll be represented by experienced mesothelioma lawyers who use their legal experience to fight for justice on your behalf.

Get a free case review today to learn more about your potential legal options.

Our Past Mesothelioma Claim Amounts

As of March 2023, our asbestos attorneys have filed thousands of successful asbestos compensation claims and secured over $5 Billion for mesothelioma victims throughout the United States.

Here are some of our past mesothelioma settlements and verdicts:

Notable Lawsuit 1$40 Million Verdict

Occupation: U.S. Navy Veteran

Notable Lawsuit 6$10.5 Million Settlement

Occupation: Pipefitter

Notable Lawsuit 3$5.2 Million Settlement

Occupation: Mechanic & Forklift Operator

Notable Lawsuit 4$3.7 Million Settlement

Occupation: Construction Worker

  • $7 Million settlement secured for a welder
  • $6.5 Million settlement for a manual laborer
  • $5.5 Million awarded to a U.S. Navy veteran and mechanic
  • $3.6 Million in settlements for a union electrician
  • $3.5 Million awarded to a roofer in Iowa
  • $3.5 Million awarded to a U.S. Navy pipefitter and union insulator
  • $3.4 Million awarded to a U.S. Army veteran and laborer
  • $3 Million secured for the family of an oil worker in Oklahoma
  • $2.9 Million secured for an auto mechanic in Minnesota

Who Can File a Mesothelioma Cancer Claim?

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  • Patients:
    If you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, you may be eligible to file a claim.
  • Family members:
    Spouses, children, and other dependent family members may also file mesothelioma asbestos claims on behalf of their loved one if the patient is too sick to file or has passed away.
  • Estates:
    Estates are the bundle of assets left behind when someone dies, which includes legal claims. The estate representative can file a mesothelioma claim after the death of the patient or continue any legal action already started by the asbestos victim.

Mesothelioma claims are complex and are best done with the assistance of an experienced attorney. Sokolove Law has been helping victims of asbestos exposure file claims for over 40 years.

How to File a Mesothelioma Claim

While there is no universal approach to the mesothelioma claims process — each person’s case is unique — filing a successful mesothelioma lawsuit has several essential steps.


Contact Sokolove Law

There is no substitute for hiring a national mesothelioma law firm like Sokolove Law, staffed by people who have dedicated their lives to fighting for families debilitated by asbestos.

We are equipped on day 1, ready to represent you in any state necessary to maximize your compensation.

There are no out-of-pocket costs to work with our attorneys, and we can travel to meet you whenever and wherever it’s convenient for you and your family.

Call (800) 647-3434 or fill out our contact form today for a free legal consultation.


We'll Gather the Evidence to Support Your Claim

Many people are exposed to asbestos 20-50 years before they are diagnosed, so the task of collecting evidence to support mesothelioma claims can be difficult to do alone.

Your legal team will meet with you to find out when, where, and how you were exposed to asbestos. We can also gather your medical records and employment documents to back up your exposure history.

We maintain our own warehouse of asbestos exposure evidence and a database of asbestos-containing products and known sites of exposure.

It’s even possible that we’ve represented someone from the same or similar job site as your claim.


We’ll File the Asbestos Claim on Your Behalf

After collecting all of the necessary evidence, Sokolove Law will send a demand letter to all of the parties responsible for your exposure to asbestos, asking them to pay voluntarily. If they say no, we will then file your asbestos claim for compensation.

Although the time it takes to resolve an asbestos lawsuit varies greatly, many of our clients start to receive compensation within just 90 days of contacting us.


We’ll Negotiate a Mesothelioma Settlement

When your legal team supports every assertion made in your complaint with facts, the defendant often has no option but to offer a settlement. And if it’s too low of an offer, our asbestos lawyers are prepared to negotiate a higher settlement amount if possible.

In fact, over 99% of our mesothelioma claims result in settlements before ever reaching the inside of a courtroom.


Or We’ll Fight for You in Court

If, for whatever reason, the defendant wants to try the case, Sokolove Law is prepared to fight for you and take your case to trial. Most mesothelioma cancer claims are settled after the discovery phase when the trial date is approaching.

Oftentimes, it’s the fear of a trial that generally causes the parties to settle. Decades of asbestos litigation give both sides a sense of the eventual outcome, and most of the time, a settlement agreement can be reached before the case goes to trial.

Regardless of if your case settles or not, Sokolove Law always works in your best interest to maximize your compensation, minimize your stress, and get justice on your behalf.

Mesothelioma Claim Time Limits

What many may not realize is that you actually have a limited amount of time to file an asbestos claim. This time frame is known as the mesothelioma statute of limitations.

Once this deadline passes, you won’t have the opportunity to file a claim again. However, it can be hard to know how long you have before time runs out.

States have different statutes of limitations for mesothelioma claims. Some give you as little as 1 year to file, so it’s crucial to act quickly after an asbestos-related disease diagnosis.

But don’t worry — your legal team with Sokolove Law can figure all of that out for you and ensure your claim is filed in time to make a difference for your family.

Even if you think the time limit has already passed, contact us. Don’t just give up, because in many instances, there’s still time.

What Determines Mesothelioma Claim Amounts?

There’s no quick and easy way to determine how much an asbestos claim might be worth. Mesothelioma claim amounts vary from case to case, according to a number of different variables in each case.

The average asbestos claim is typically settled out of court for around $1-1.4 Million, though the amount of compensation varies from case to case.

$1M - $1.4M

Average Mesothelioma Settlement Amount

Here are just a few of the factors that influence how much your claim may be worth:

  • The severity of your asbestos exposure and your asbestos-related illness
  • Lost wages and loss of earning capacity
  • Proof of company negligence and asbestos exposure
  • Medical bills, like medications and treatments
  • How many companies are at fault
  • If any of those companies have set up asbestos trusts
  • The type of asbestos claim you file
  • The state in which your claim is filed
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium refers to how a spouse suffering from mesothelioma won’t be able to provide or experience the same marital benefits as before
  • Travel expenses for treatment
  • Punitive damages punish the wrongdoer and send a message to others who would continue to violate the law
  • Funeral expenses can quickly exceed $10,000 for many families

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Types of Asbestos Claims

Depending on the details of your asbestos case, you may have multiple compensation options available to you.

Generally speaking, most mesothelioma claims fall under the following broad categories:

  • Personal injury claims
  • Wrongful death claims
  • Mesothelioma fund claims
  • Mesothelioma VA claims
  • Asbestos class action claims

During a free case review, a member of our team can help determine your eligibility for each asbestos claim type.

Mesothelioma Personal Injury Claims

Through a personal injury claim for mesothelioma, the patient can sue the manufacturer of asbestos-containing products that caused their debilitating cancer. This type of asbestos claim allows mesothelioma patients to seek financial compensation and hold these negligent companies accountable.

Typically, personal injury claimants seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, punitive damages, and more. To learn more about filing a mesothelioma personal injury lawsuit, contact Sokolove Law today.

Mesothelioma Wrongful Death Claims

Wrongful death claims for mesothelioma are brought against companies whose negligence resulted in someone’s needless exposure to asbestos and caused their death.

When someone dies from mesothelioma, their spouse, partner, child, parent, or whoever has been appointed as the estate representative can work with an attorney to file a wrongful death lawsuit or mesothelioma claim after death against the negligent company on behalf of your loved one’s estate.

Most often, mesothelioma claims after death seek compensation for remaining medical bills, lost income potential, funeral expenses, and more. Our attorneys can help you with any asbestos claims after the death of your loved one.

Mesothelioma Trust Fund Claims

Many victims of mesothelioma and asbestos-related illnesses file claims through an additional option, known as mesothelioma trust funds.

Now totaling an estimated $30 Billion, these special asbestos trust funds were created when asbestos-containing product manufacturers attempted to avoid liability by filing for bankruptcy. In response, the courts ordered these companies to set aside money in asbestos bankruptcy trusts to compensate current and future victims of asbestos exposure.

$30 Billion

Estimated Amount in Asbestos Trust Funds

Mesothelioma trust funds offer financial support to victims with an asbestos-related disease of any kind (like lung cancer or asbestosis), as long as the attorney filing the mesothelioma fund claims can provide sufficient proof of exposure linked to one — or several — of these bankrupt companies.

At Sokolove Law, the mesothelioma attorneys who represent you will assist in identifying all exposures to ensure you maximize your benefits from any available trusts.

Mesothelioma VA Claims for Veterans

Military veterans frequently pursue both VA benefits and mesothelioma claims to cover the expenses of treatments and to receive the compensation they have earned.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) may accept mesothelioma VA claims if the asbestos exposure was service-related. Mesothelioma disability claims with the VA, for instance, can award over $3,600 per month for a single veteran.

Veterans or their immediate family members can also file a mesothelioma lawsuit directly against the manufacturers of asbestos-containing products, not the U.S. military.

Asbestos companies actively worked to downplay the dangers of their products. They misled the military by hiding their knowledge of the severe health risks associated with asbestos.

Asbestos Class Action Claims

An asbestos class action claim refers to when a group of clients with similar cases files a single lawsuit against the company responsible for the group’s asbestos exposure. Asbestos class action lawsuits are generally unheard of nowadays.

At Sokolove Law, we believe every case is unique and should be treated as such. We’ll file your claim individually and pursue compensation from all of the parties at fault for your asbestos exposure. This way, you can receive the settlement you deserve.

Let Our Mesothelioma Claim Lawyers Help

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Asbestos litigation pits individuals harmed long ago by asbestos exposure against companies with virtually unlimited legal resources. There is only one way to even the fight: Contact an experienced mesothelioma law firm like Sokolove Law today.

As a national mesothelioma law firm with decades of experience representing families harmed by mesothelioma, Sokolove Law has the resources, reach, and experience to help determine your legal options and guide you through the legal process — at no out-of-pocket expense to your family.

Over the last 40+ years, our attorneys have recovered over $5 Billion for clients across the country. This compensation has helped thousands of patients receive life-extending care and allowed their families to carry on.

Mesothelioma can be devastating, but you can secure justice and compensation with experienced legal help.

Sokolove Law is here to fight on your behalf — get a free case review or call (800) 647-3434 to learn more about your legal options today.

Mesothelioma Asbestos Claim FAQs

What is a mesothelioma claim?

A mesothelioma claim is a type of legal action that allows mesothelioma victims or their loved ones to hold the companies responsible for their asbestos exposure accountable and pursue financial compensation for their illness.

Personal injury claims, wrongful death claims, asbestos trust fund claims, and VA mesothelioma claims are all types of asbestos claims our experienced mesothelioma lawyers can help with.

Who can file a mesothelioma asbestos claim?

Mesothelioma asbestos claims can be filed by:

  • Patients who have been diagnosed with asbestos-related diseases like mesothelioma
  • Family members on the patient’s behalf if they’re too sick to file a claim
  • Representatives of the patient’s estate if the patient has passed away

What type of mesothelioma claim do I have?

The easiest way to find out what kind of mesothelioma claim you have is to get a free case review. Contacting us is free and doesn’t obligate you to work with us.

One of our case managers will review the details of your case, let you know if you’re eligible to file a mesothelioma claim, and answer any questions about the claims process you may have.

Do I need a lawyer to file a mesothelioma claim?

Asbestos litigation is very complex, and it can be extremely difficult to figure out how to file a mesothelioma claim on your own. An experienced mesothelioma attorney can help you determine all of the different ways you may be able to pursue compensation for your illness.

See if you may be able to file a mesothelioma claim today in a free case review.

How much is a mesothelioma claim worth?

It can be difficult to pinpoint the value of a claim without knowing the specific details of that case. With that being said, the average settlement for a mesothelioma claim is $1-1.4 Million.

However, a variety of factors in each case can influence how much a mesothelioma asbestos claim may be worth, including the severity of your asbestos exposure and illness, lost wages, medical expenses, and more.

How long do mesothelioma claims take?

How long asbestos claims take varies according to several different factors, including the type of asbestos claim you file and whether or not your case goes to court.

Arguing a case in court before a jury, getting a verdict, and then fighting through the appeals process can potentially take years, while some of our clients start receiving money from settlement offers in as few as 90 days.

What if your loved one can’t participate in the mesothelioma claims process?

If your loved one is too sick to file a mesothelioma claim, you may be able to file the claim on their behalf as long as you have the legal authority to do so.

We can help determine if you’re able to take legal action on your loved one’s behalf during a free case review.

What is the statute of limitations on mesothelioma claims?

The statute of limitations on mesothelioma claims varies from state to state, so it’s best to get in touch with experienced mesothelioma lawyers as soon as possible to make sure you don’t miss the deadline.

Once the statute of limitation passes for your claim, you won’t have the opportunity to hold the companies that exposed you to asbestos accountable — ever.

If you or your loved one have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, get a free legal consultation today to see if you’re eligible to file a claim.

Can I claim compensation for asbestos exposure?

When you work with an experienced mesothelioma law firm like Sokolove Law, your legal team can handle every step of the mesothelioma claims process on your behalf, which includes determining:

  • Your eligibility to file mesothelioma cancer claims
  • Who’s responsible for your asbestos exposure and illness
  • The best way or ways to pursue compensation in your case

Can you file a claim for mesothelioma after death?

Potentially, yes — you may be able to file asbestos claims for deceased loved ones if you’re their estate representative or family member. Depending on the circumstances, you may be able to either continue a mesothelioma claim they started or file a mesothelioma claim after their death.

If your loved one was diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease before passing away, we can help you figure out your next steps. Get a free case review today to learn more about your legal options.

Who pays the compensation in a mesothelioma asbestos claim?

In an asbestos claim, any compensation you may receive comes from the company that manufactured the asbestos-containing products you were exposed to.

If your asbestos exposure occurred during your military service, we will not file any mesothelioma compensation claim against any branch of the military. 

If you don’t know how you were exposed to asbestos, don’t worry — this is something an experienced legal team can handle for you. Get a free legal consultation today to see what your legal options may be.

What is the average settlement for asbestos claims?

Every mesothelioma case is different, with multiple unique factors that can affect the amount of compensation from a potential asbestos claim payout.

With that being said, the average settlement for an asbestos claim falls between $1 Million and $1.4 Million.

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