Mesothelioma Claims

Filing a mesothelioma claim can allow you to hold the asbestos-related companies responsible for your illness accountable and pursue compensation to help pay for medical care and other expenses.

Over the last 45+ years, Sokolove Law has recovered billions from mesothelioma claims for thousands of victims and their families nationwide.

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Why File an Asbestos & Mesothelioma Claim with Sokolove Law?

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

“The reason why we're able to bring claims against the manufacturers who used asbestos in their products is because they knew it was dangerous. It's not your fault, and it should never have happened to you.”
– Ricky LeBlanc, Managing Attorney at Sokolove Law

Filing an asbestos claim holds these companies accountable for their negligence and greed, while sending a strong message that what happened to you or a loved one was not okay.

Learn how Sokolove Law stands apart from other law firms:

  • Over 45 Years of Experience: Since 1979, Sokolove Law has helped victims of asbestos exposure fight for justice against the companies that caused them harm.
  • Billions of Dollars in Results: Our asbestos law firm has secured more than $5 Billion on behalf of mesothelioma patients and their families.
  • Nationwide Network of Attorneys: Wherever you may be located in the United States, our team may be able to help. Our lawyers can help victims in all 50 states secure compensation.
  • Thousands of Successful Cases: We’ve helped over 8,600 asbestos exposure victims across the country. No firm has handled as many mesothelioma cases.
  • No Financial Risks: There are no hourly fees or out-of-pocket costs to work with us, and we provide all potential clients with free legal case reviews. We only get paid if you do.

We have the resources and experience necessary to stand up to large asbestos-related companies on your behalf. Let us fight for the justice you deserve.

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

Our Past Mesothelioma Claim Amounts

As of May 2024, our asbestos attorneys have filed thousands of successful asbestos compensation claims and secured over $5 Billion for mesothelioma victims throughout the United States.

A few of our past mesothelioma settlements and verdicts include:

  • $40 Million awarded to a U.S. Navy veteran
  • $11.49 Million for a Florida demolition worker
  • $11.2 Million for a U.S. Air Force veteran in Arizona
  • $10.5 Million in mesothelioma settlements for a pipefitter
  • $10.3 Million for a boiler tender and U.S. Navy veteran in California
  • $9.3 Million for a Massachusetts family who lost a loved one to mesothelioma
  • $7 Million in settlements secured for a welder
  • $6.5 Million awarded to a manual laborer with mesothelioma
  • $6.48 Million for an electrician in Texas
  • $5.5 Million awarded to a U.S. Navy veteran and mechanic
  • $5.4 Million in settlements for a New York client with mesothelioma
  • $5.12 Million for a union millwright and laborer in Minnesota
  • $4.72 Million for a Louisiana mesothelioma patient and his wife
  • $3.6 Million in settlements for a union electrician
  • $3.5 Million awarded to a roofer in Iowa

At Sokolove Law, our mesothelioma lawyers will fight for the maximum amount of compensation available in your case. Contact us today to learn if you may be eligible to pursue compensation through an asbestos claim.

Billions Recovered Nationwide

Our asbestos attorneys have recovered over $5 Billion for thousands of clients nationwide. Let us get you the money you deserve.

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Who Can File a Mesothelioma Claim?

Mesothelioma doesn’t just impact an individual — it affects the well-being of entire families. As a result, a few different people may be eligible to file an asbestos claim:

  • Mesothelioma Patients: If you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer, or another asbestos-related disease, you may be eligible to file an asbestos exposure 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.
  • Estate Representatives: If you’re the representative of a mesothelioma victim’s estate, you may be able to file an asbestos claim after the death of the patient or continue any legal action already started by the victim.

Mesothelioma claims are notoriously complex, but our experienced attorneys can handle all of the legal legwork for you, so you can focus on your health during this difficult time.

You only have a limited amount of time to pursue compensation through a mesothelioma claim. Get a free case review now to learn more about your options.

Understanding the Statute of Limitations on Mesothelioma Claims

Statutes of limitations are laws that limit the amount of time you have to file a mesothelioma legal claim. These laws vary from state to state, and some mesothelioma claims time limits are as short as 1 year.

Once the deadline for your case 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.

But don’t worry — at Sokolove Law, your legal team 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, don’t hesitate to contact us. In many instances, we can figure out a way for you to file a claim and pursue justice for your illness.

The Asbestos Claims Process: How to File a Mesothelioma Claim

When you choose to file an asbestos claim with the help of Sokolove Law, our mesothelioma attorneys can handle every step of the legal process for you, so you can focus on your health and loved ones.

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

STEP 1

Contact Our Mesothelioma Claims Lawyer

At Sokolove Law, our compassionate staff has dedicated their lives to fighting for families debilitated by asbestos across the United States.

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 now to get started on your claim.

“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

STEP 2

We’ll Prove Your Asbestos Exposure & Collect Evidence

Symptoms of mesothelioma can take 20-50 years to appear after your initial exposure to asbestos. As a result, the task of collecting evidence to support mesothelioma claims can be difficult.

Your legal team will listen to your story and figure 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.

Our lawyers maintain a warehouse of evidence on asbestos-containing products and job sites known for asbestos exposure, so we can build a strong case on your behalf.

STEP 3

We’ll File Your Asbestos Compensation Claims

After collecting all of the necessary evidence, Sokolove Law will file a mesothelioma claim on your behalf within any state deadlines.

Many of our clients start to receive compensation within just 90 days of contacting us, although the time can vary for each case.

Average Mesothelioma Claim Amount

The average mesothelioma claim amount ranges from $1 Million to $11.4 Million, depending on if the case goes to court.

STEP 4

You Get Paid or We Fight for You in Court

Over 99% of our mesothelioma claims result in settlements, which means many of our clients never have to step foot in court in order to receive compensation.

Our legal team will back up the statements made in your asbestos case with the evidence we’ve collected, which often leads to companies offering a mesothelioma settlement.

If a settlement isn’t reached, our lawyers are prepared to take your case to court and fight for a favorable verdict in a mesothelioma trial.

How Long Does an Asbestos Claim Take?

At Sokolove Law, many of our clients start to receive compensation from an asbestos claim within as few as 90 days of their initial legal consultation. However, this timeline varies from case to case.

Factors that may impact your asbestos claim payout timeline include:

  • The health of the mesothelioma patient
  • The type of claim(s) you file
  • Whether or not a settlement is reached

Our team knows that many families need mesothelioma compensation quickly in order to afford life-extending treatments, home care, and daily living expenses.

We'll fight hard to get you the most money in the shortest amount of time possible — because we know how big of a difference it can make.

Types of Asbestos Claims for Mesothelioma

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

Most mesothelioma claims fall under the following categories:

  • Personal injury claims
  • Wrongful death claims
  • Mesothelioma fund claims
  • Mesothelioma VA claims

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

Personal Injury Mesothelioma Claims

Through a personal injury claim for mesothelioma, patients can sue the manufacturers of the asbestos-containing products that caused their cancer.

This type of asbestos claim allows mesothelioma patients to seek financial compensation and hold negligent companies accountable.

$1M - $1.4M

Average Mesothelioma Settlement Amount

Typically, personal injury claims seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, punitive damages, and more.

Call (800) 647-3434 now to see if you qualify for compensation from a mesothelioma personal injury claim.

Mesothelioma Claims After Death

When someone dies from mesothelioma, their spouse, partner, child, parent, or estate representative may be able to file a mesothelioma claim after their loved one’s death.

A wrongful death claim for mesothelioma is brought against companies whose asbestos-containing products resulted in someone’s illness and, eventually, their death.

Mesothelioma claims after death often 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 Fund Claims

Mesothelioma trust fund claims are a way for victims to pursue compensation from the bankrupt asbestos-related companies responsible for their illnesses.

Many manufacturers attempted to avoid responsibility for their harmful products by filing for bankruptcy, but courts ordered these companies to set aside money in asbestos trusts to pay current and future victims of asbestos exposure.

$30 Billion

Estimated Amount in Asbestos Trust Funds

Victims with an asbestos-related disease may be able to file a mesothelioma trust fund claim from the comfort of their home with the help of an experienced lawyer. Average payouts from trust funds are $300,000-400,000.

Our attorneys can maximize your benefits from any available mesothelioma trusts by identifying every asbestos-containing product you may have been exposed to.

See if you can access compensation from a trust fund now — for free.

Mesothelioma VA Claims

U.S. military veterans make up approximately 33% of all mesothelioma cases due to the widespread usage of asbestos across military bases throughout much of the 20th century.

As a result, veterans may be able to pursue both VA benefits and mesothelioma claims to help cover the cost of treatment and other expenses.

Mesothelioma VA claims can include:

  • VA disability compensation
  • Mesothelioma VA pension claims
  • VA health care

Additional benefits are also available for family members of veterans impacted by mesothelioma.

$3,700+

VA Monthly Payment for Mesothelioma, Plus Free Health Care

At Sokolove Law, we don’t file mesothelioma lawsuits against the U.S. military or government. Instead, we take legal action against the manufacturers of the asbestos-containing products you were exposed to.

“I didn’t wanna sue my government and I damn sure didn’t wanna sue the U.S. Navy cause they’re still feeding me. I wasn’t suing the government, I wasn’t suing the U.S. Navy, I was suing the manufacturer.”
– Walter, U.S. Navy Veteran & Sokolove Law Client

What Determines Mesothelioma Claim Amounts?

Mesothelioma claim amounts are determined by a number of different details in each case. Average mesothelioma case values fall between $1 Million and $11.4 Million.

Factors that influence how much your claim may be worth include:

  • The asbestos-related illness you’ve been diagnosed with
  • Medical bills and expenses from traveling for treatments
  • Lost wages and loss of earning capacity
  • Proof of company negligence and asbestos exposure
  • How many companies are at fault
  • The type of asbestos claim(s) you file
  • The state in which your claim is filed
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium (how the illness impacts your relationship with your spouse)
  • Funeral expenses

3 Ways to Maximize Your Asbestos Claim Payouts

Maximizing your asbestos claim payouts can be as easy as working with the right mesothelioma law firm. Our team has the resources and experience needed to get you the compensation you deserve after a mesothelioma diagnosis.

We’ll work to maximize your asbestos claim payouts by:

  1. Thoroughly Investigating Your Claim: We’ll listen to your story and use our warehouse of evidence to identify all of the asbestos-containing products that may have caused your illness, so you can file claims against every company responsible for your exposure.
  2. Filing a Claim in the Best State: Filing a mesothelioma claim where you currently live or where you were first exposed to asbestos may not provide the most favorable results. We can help you determine which state will provide you with the compensation you deserve as quickly as possible.
  3. Pursuing All Avenues of Compensation: Unlike some other law firms, we can handle both asbestos trust fund claims and mesothelioma lawsuits. We also have VA-accredited attorneys that can assist you with mesothelioma VA benefits.

The average number of companies named in a mesothelioma lawsuit is 70, according to KCIC’s analysis of asbestos litigation.

We’ve helped over 8,600 clients with mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases across the country. It’s very possible we may have already filed a claim against the asbestos-related companies responsible for your illness.

Take the first step to maximize your asbestos claim payout — contact Sokolove Law today. It costs nothing to see if you have a case.

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We’ve helped thousands of clients across the country secure compensation from asbestos claims. Let Sokolove Law get you the results you deserve.

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Our Mesothelioma Claim Lawyers Can Help in All 50 States

Anyone harmed by asbestos exposure may be able to hold the companies responsible for their illness accountable by filing a legal claim with the help of our dedicated mesothelioma lawyers.

As a national mesothelioma law firm with decades of experience, Sokolove Law can help you determine your legal options and guide you through the asbestos claim process — at no out-of-pocket cost to your family.

Since 1979, we’ve recovered over $5 Billion for our clients through mesothelioma claims. This compensation has helped thousands of patients receive life-extending care and secure their family’s financial future.

Let us fight for justice on your behalf. Call (800) 647-3434 or get a free case review now to learn more.

Mesothelioma Asbestos Claims Process FAQs

What is a mesothelioma claim?

A mesothelioma claim is a legal action taken against the companies responsible for your exposure to asbestos.

Many companies knew that their asbestos-containing products were dangerous, but they knowingly hid this information to protect their profits. As a result, mesothelioma patients and their loved ones may be able to file a claim to pursue compensation for their illnesses.

If you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact our asbestos law firm now. We can file an asbestos claim on your behalf and fight for the justice and compensation you deserve.

Can I claim compensation for asbestos exposure?

Potentially, yes. You may be able to pursue compensation for asbestos exposure if you or a loved one was diagnosed with mesothelioma, lung cancer, or another asbestos-related disease as a result of the exposure.

Who pays mesothelioma claims?

Mesothelioma claims are paid by the companies responsible for your exposure to asbestos, which may include the:

  • Corporations that made products with asbestos
  • Property owners of workplaces where asbestos was used
  • Stores that sold asbestos-containing products to you or your employer

If you were exposed to asbestos and later developed mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease, our team may be able to help.

Call (800) 647-3434 now for free help determining your eligibility to file a mesothelioma claim.

What is the average settlement for asbestos claims?

The average compensation for a mesothelioma claim is between $1 Million and $11.4 Million, depending on if your case results in a settlement or verdict.

While mesothelioma compensation amounts will vary depending on the details unique to each client’s situation, our attorneys will always fight for the most compensation available in your case.

What is the statute of limitations on mesothelioma claims?

The statute of limitations on mesothelioma claims varies from state to state. Once this deadline passes, you won’t be able to take legal action against the companies responsible for your asbestos exposure ever again.

Contact an asbestos attorney as soon as possible to learn about the mesothelioma claims time limit in your state. We can help you determine if you’re still eligible to take legal action through a free case review.

How long do mesothelioma claims take?

In as few as 90 days, many of our clients begin receiving compensation from their mesothelioma claims.

That said, the length of an asbestos claim is dependent on several different factors, including:

  • The type of mesothelioma claim you file
  • Whether your case settles or goes to court
  • If the company appeals a verdict against them

Call (800) 647-3434 now to get started filing your asbestos claim.

Do I need a lawyer for the asbestos claims process?

Yes. Asbestos litigation is very complex, which makes it difficult for victims to file a successful mesothelioma claim on their own.

Our mesothelioma attorneys have the resources and experience necessary to stand up to asbestos-related companies, and we can help you determine all of the different ways you may be able to pursue compensation for your illness.

Call (800) 647-3434 now to see if you may be eligible to file a mesothelioma claim with the help of our asbestos lawyers.

How much do asbestos claims lawyers cost?

At Sokolove Law, there are no upfront costs or hourly fees to work with our asbestos lawyers.

We work on a contingency-fee basis, which means our team only gets paid if we successfully secure compensation for you through an asbestos claim.

What costs can asbestos compensation claims cover?

Mesothelioma compensation from the companies responsible for your illness can help pay for:

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

At Sokolove Law, our experienced mesothelioma lawyers will fight for everything you’re entitled to.

Call (800) 647-3434 now to learn more about your legal options.

What if my loved one is too sick for the mesothelioma claims process?

If your loved one is too sick to file a mesothelioma claim, you may be able to work with Sokolove Law and initiate the legal process on their behalf.

We can determine if you’re able to take legal action for your family member’s illness. Contact us today for a free case review.

Can I file a mesothelioma claim after the death of my loved one?

Potentially, yes. You may be able to file a mesothelioma claim after the death of your loved one if you’re their family member or estate representative.

Filing an asbestos claim after the death of a loved one can allow family members to get compensation for pain and suffering, funeral costs, medical bills, and other damages.

What can I claim for with mesothelioma?

For mesothelioma, you may be able to file a claim to recover the following costs:

  • Lost wages and loss of earning potential
  • Medical bills for treatment
  • Pain and suffering
  • The cost of caretakers
  • Travel costs
  • And more

At Sokolove Law, we can examine all of the factors you may be able to claim in a mesothelioma case in order to secure the maximum amount of compensation possible on your behalf.

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  2. Lexis Legal News. “Asbestos Verdicts & Settlements: January 2020 – December 2020.” Retrieved from: https://www.lexislegalnews.com/articles/65302/asbestos-verdicts-settlements-january-2020-december-2020. Accessed on January 2, 2024.
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