Mesothelioma Wrongful Death Lawsuit

A mesothelioma wrongful death lawsuit allows families to seek justice and compensation after a loved one has passed away from an asbestos-related disease. The average settlement for mesothelioma death is between $1 Million and $1.4 Million.

For over 45 years, Sokolove Law has helped families across the country hold negligent asbestos companies accountable. Call (800) 647-3434 now to find out if you can file a mesothelioma wrongful death lawsuit.

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Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit After the Death of a Loved One

Many asbestos-related companies knew their products were dangerous, but they hid this information from the public to make a profit. You may be able to fight back against this injustice by filing a mesothelioma lawsuit after the death of a loved one.

We can work with you to identify all of the asbestos-containing products your loved one may have come in contact with and take legal action against the companies responsible for their suffering.

Mesothelioma Wrongful Death Lawsuits at a Glance

  • Spouses, children, parents, or the representative of a mesothelioma victim’s estate may be able to file a wrongful death claim.
  • Mesothelioma wrongful death settlements range from $1 Million to $1.4 Million on average.
  • An estimated $30 Billion is still available in asbestos trust funds for victims and their families.
  • Many of our clients start receiving compensation in as few as 90 days.

At Sokolove Law, there are no hourly fees or out-of-pocket costs to file a mesothelioma wrongful death lawsuit.

Our mesothelioma law firm has handled over 8,600 asbestos cases, including many on behalf of grieving families. While no amount of money can lessen your loss, a mesothelioma wrongful death lawsuit can help you seek closure and financial relief.

Contact Sokolove Law now for free to see if we may be able to help your family pursue compensation.

"It makes me mad and sad to think that these manufacturers knew asbestos could hurt people and continued to make these products for years and years — and look what it's done to the love of my life. It's heartbreaking."
Dee, Wife of a Mesothelioma Patient & Firm Client

Our Past Mesothelioma Settlements After Death

As of June 2024, we’ve secured over $5 Billion in mesothelioma settlements and verdicts for families in all 50 states.

Some of our past mesothelioma wrongful death settlements and verdicts include:

  • $10.99 Million to the family of a Colorado laborer
  • $9.3 Million for a U.S. Navy veteran’s family in Massachusetts
  • $8.3 Million for the family of a Louisiana serviceman
  • $8.1 Million to the family of a union pipefitter in Missouri
  • $6.8 Million for the family of a mechanic in Florida
  • $6.5 Million to a California family whose loved one had pleural mesothelioma
  • $5.77 Million for the family of a U.S. Navy veteran in Florida
  • $5.3 Million to the family of a forklift operator and mechanic in Nevada
  • $4 Million for a California family whose loved one passed away from mesothelioma
  • $3.64 Million for the loved ones of a Hawaii woman with mesothelioma
  • $3 Million to the family of a U.S. Army veteran and union electrician

Mesothelioma compensation can help families pay for funeral expenses, outstanding medical bills, lost wages, loss of companionship, and more.

“When you know this could have been prevented, it makes things just that much harder to bear. No one should have to endure the pain of a mesothelioma diagnosis.”
– Karen, Wife of a Mesothelioma Patient & Firm Client 

While payouts are never guaranteed, we’ll fight hard to get you everything you’re entitled to. Call (800) 647-3434 now to find out if you qualify. It costs nothing to speak with us.

Average Wrongful Death Settlements for Mesothelioma in 2024

Average wrongful death settlements for mesothelioma range from $1 Million to $1.4 Million. If a settlement isn’t reached and the case goes to court, trial verdicts are between $5 Million and $11.4 Million on average.

At Sokolove Law, our attorneys understand the financial challenges associated with mesothelioma, which is why we’re committed to pursuing the maximum compensation possible for each of our clients.

Who Can File a Mesothelioma Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

You may be able to file a mesothelioma wrongful death lawsuit if:

  • Your child, spouse, parent, or grandparent passed away from mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease like lung cancer
  • You’re the representative of a mesothelioma victim’s estate

Filing a mesothelioma wrongful death lawsuit is a way to honor your loved one’s legacy and pursue justice on their behalf. We’ll fight tirelessly to ensure that those responsible for their passing are held accountable.

"All this destruction would be avoidable if manufacturers had any morality and just used an alternative to asbestos or at least warned of the dangers of asbestos. But there is no limit to corporate greed.”
– Ricky LeBlanc, Managing Attorney at Sokolove Law

Deadlines on Mesothelioma Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Due to laws known as the statute of limitations, you only have 1 to 3 years after the death of a loved one to file a mesothelioma lawsuit, depending on the state where you file your claim.

Once the statute of limitations passes in your case, you won’t be able to pursue justice on behalf of your family member again.

Call (800) 647-3434 now to get started before time runs out. Even if you think you’ve already missed the deadline, we may still be able to help you get the compensation you deserve.

How to File a Mesothelioma Lawsuit After Death

The last thing you should have to focus on while grieving the loss of a loved one is figuring out how to navigate the justice system.

When you work with our firm to file a mesothelioma lawsuit after death, we can handle every step of the legal process for you — at no out-of-pocket cost.

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Video Summary: Learn more about how filing a mesothelioma lawsuit with our help works.

A mesothelioma lawsuit is just a little more complicated than a motor vehicle accident lawsuit. The concept is still the same: you hire a lawyer, he determines what products you are exposed to, oftentimes with your help, and then we'll file a lawsuit against the company who made those products. First thing we do, is just trying to get a feel for what disease do you have and then we talk about all the things that a case can bring, the benefits of it, what's the expectations of you, which is very little other than to give us information and then you know what the next steps are. Which the next steps, if you say yes to them, is within 24 hours — but we do it at the client's convenience — we'll go to your home and meet with you. You'll feel like you're in a small office because once you're on your team those are the people you talk to every day. Well, your team is going to be who's going to reach out to you. That team member is going to be the same person that you talk to on day one, two, three, four, and it's gonna be the same person who's sitting next to you at trial, if it goes to trial. Your team will then start investigating to see how you were exposed. Gather all your medical records, etc. Sometimes you have a choice as to where you can file your case, but certain jurisdictions in the United States that move faster by law, that people with mesothelioma must have their cases heard sooner. The national firm, we have that ability to do it wherever is best for you wherever we think is best for you and most of the time we think is best for you is where you can get justice sooner. Our clients could receive compensation in as little as six weeks. The more likelihood is, it would be two or three months, and then you'll probably continue receiving various compensation for another year. The treatment for mesothelioma is extremely expensive. It adds up in travel for treatment, etc. You can relieve some of the stress on the family if you can help them find funding for all of their needs, which may eventually be home care for their loved one. That's where we come in. You know, what are we very good at, is trying to find justice for them, but we're also there to comfort and guide them through their care and through the court system. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, Sokolove Law is here to help, call us today at 800-647-3434.

1. We’ll Meet with You, Wherever You’re Located

If you have a case, our team will schedule a time to meet with you face to face at a place of your choosing — for free. We also have virtual meeting options if preferred.

“It was only 2 or 3 days and my lawyer was here. He didn’t do it by phone. He came to see me and talked to me personally.”
– Walter, Mesothelioma Warrior & Firm Client

All we ask is that you tell us your story and share more about your loved one’s life, so we can get to know you and begin pursuing justice on behalf of your family.

2. Gathering Evidence to Build Your Case

For decades, we’ve carefully collected evidence about thousands of job sites that used asbestos, even if they stopped using this dangerous material years ago.

Our on-staff investigators can look into your loved one’s background and work history to determine which asbestos-containing products they were exposed to and the companies responsible for their death.

We’ll then build a strong case on your behalf to prove these asbestos-related companies knew asbestos was dangerous but chose to use it anyway — without warning of the risks.

3. Filing Your Mesothelioma Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Our attorneys will file your mesothelioma wrongful death lawsuit in the court most likely to result in a favorable outcome and before any legal deadlines.

We’ll also identify and pursue compensation from other sources you may qualify for, like:

  • Asbestos trust funds, which were created by bankrupt companies, still contain an estimated $30 Billion today. These claims are separate from a lawsuit and can be filed from the comfort of your home.
  • VA benefits for mesothelioma, which include monthly payouts worth over $3,700 and free health care for eligible U.S. military veterans.

By pursuing compensation from every available option, our team can maximize your family’s potential payout.

4. Negotiating Asbestos Wrongful Death Settlements

We have decades of experience negotiating mesothelioma wrongful death settlements. Because companies know the quality of our work, they often don’t want to risk taking a case to court against us.

As a result, over 99% of our mesothelioma lawsuits settle without going to a trial in court.

On the off chance that your lawsuit doesn’t result in a settlement, your mesothelioma wrongful death lawyer will be prepared to present your case in court and fight for a verdict instead.

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Since 1979, Sokolove Law has secured over $5 Billion for thousands of mesothelioma victims and their families.

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Determining Asbestos Wrongful Death Settlement Amounts

Asbestos wrongful death settlement amounts are affected by many factors unique to each case, so the value of these lawsuits can vary significantly.

Factors that influence mesothelioma wrongful death settlements may include:

  • Marital status and number of dependents
  • How many asbestos-containing products they were exposed to
  • Medical bills related to their care
  • Loss of income your family experienced
  • Age at which they passed away
  • Funeral costs and burial expenses

Our asbestos attorneys will take all of these details into account when building your case, so we can get you everything you may be entitled to.

“My kids are going to be taken care of, so there’s peace of mind knowing I won’t have to worry about them.”
– John, Mesothelioma Patient & Firm Client

Our Mesothelioma Wrongful Death Attorneys Can Help in All 50 States

At Sokolove Law, we know how devastating it can be to lose a loved one, especially when their suffering could’ve been prevented. Our mesothelioma wrongful death attorneys are committed to supporting families nationwide in their fight for justice.

Over the last 45 years, our team has gathered warehouses of evidence about different job sites, products, and manufacturers that used asbestos — and we’re prepared to put our resources and experience to work for you.

We’ve recovered more than $5 Billion in mesothelioma compensation for families across the country.

There are no hourly fees or out-of-pocket costs to file a claim with the help of our attorneys. We only get paid if we successfully secure mesothelioma wrongful death settlements for your family.

Call (800) 647-3434 now or fill out our contact form to get started with a free, no-obligation case review.

Asbestos & Mesothelioma Lawsuit After Death FAQs

What is the wrongful death lawsuit for mesothelioma?

A wrongful death lawsuit for mesothelioma is a legal claim seeking justice and compensation after someone with mesothelioma has passed away. These lawsuits are typically filed by the patient’s loved ones or their estate representative.

Asbestos-related companies knew their products were dangerous, but they knowingly exposed thousands to this dangerous mineral in order to make money. As a result, families can take legal action to hold these companies accountable for their loved one's death.

Call (800) 647-3434 now to find out if we can help you file a wrongful death lawsuit for mesothelioma. Our team is available 24/7.

What are the average wrongful death settlements for mesothelioma?

Asbestos wrongful death settlement amounts range from $1 Million to $1.4 Million on average, while compensation from a verdict averages between $5 Million and $11.4 Million.

See if you may be eligible for compensation from mesothelioma wrongful death settlements during a free case review.

Are mesothelioma wrongful death lawsuit settlements taxable income?

Mesothelioma settlements after death are generally not taxed if the compensation is related to your loved one’s illness, like medical bills or lost wages.

Money that isn’t directly linked to their illness, however, like interest or punitive damages awarded during a trial, may be considered taxable income.

Find out more about taxes on mesothelioma settlement and how the money you may receive could be impacted.

How long does a mesothelioma lawsuit after death take?

While the payout timeline for a mesothelioma lawsuit after death varies, many of our clients start receiving compensation in as few as 90 days.

Additional compensation may continue coming in over the next 12 to 18 months as your attorney negotiates settlements with other asbestos-related companies on your behalf.

Can mesothelioma be diagnosed after death?

Yes. If your loved one passed away before they were officially diagnosed with mesothelioma, an autopsy may be able to confirm their diagnosis.

Once confirmed, their death certificate may be updated to include mesothelioma as the cause of death, which can make it easier to seek compensation from the asbestos-related companies responsible for their illness.

Even if your loved one didn’t have a confirmed diagnosis, contact Sokolove Law. We may still be able to help with your case.

When can I file a mesothelioma wrongful death lawsuit?

You can file a mesothelioma wrongful death lawsuit after your family member has passed away. If your loved one started a lawsuit but passed away before the case was resolved, you may be able to continue the mesothelioma lawsuit after their death.

Due to state deadlines, however, it’s essential to get started on the legal process as soon as possible. You only have a limited amount of time to seek justice for your loved one.

What is the asbestos lawsuit after death?

Asbestos lawsuits after death are legal claims filed by the family members or estate representatives of a patient who passed away of mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease.

By filing an asbestos claim after death against the companies responsible for your loved one’s death, you can seek justice on their behalf and get help paying for remaining medical bills, funeral expenses, and more.

Why can you sue for mesothelioma?

Many companies that made products containing asbestos knew their products were dangerous, but they hid this information from the public to protect their profits.

As a result, you may be able to sue for mesothelioma and hold these companies accountable for the harm they caused.

Who pays mesothelioma claims?

Asbestos-related companies that made, sold, or distributed the products you were exposed to pay for mesothelioma claims.

Compensation from these companies can be secured from asbestos lawsuit settlements, verdicts, or asbestos trust fund payouts.

How much does a family member get for mesothelioma compensation?

Mesothelioma compensation for a family member ranges from $1 Million to $11.4 Million on average, depending on if your case settles or goes to court.

If your loved one passed away from mesothelioma, get a free case review now to see if you may be eligible for compensation.

How much does a mesothelioma wrongful death lawsuit lawyer charge?

At Sokolove Law, there are no hourly fees or out-of-pocket costs to work with our mesothelioma wrongful death lawyers.

We operate on a contingency-fee basis, which means we only get paid if we successfully secure compensation for you.

Call (800) 647-3434 now to find out if our mesothelioma wrongful death lawyers can help your family. It costs nothing to speak with us.

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